My name is Nicole Colter and I’m organizing an online community of people who support each other through the creative process of designing and building their own schools – homeschools, unschools, worldschools, co-ops, and microschools.
I am passionate about creativity, youth entrepreneurship and self-directed education. After being self-employed for over 13 years I left business to work in a high school running the freshmen class service learning program while pursuing graduate studies at the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC). During those years I realized that everything that made me successful as a business owner was not being taught or cultivated in schools and that it was my ability to self-direct my own learning that allowed me to excel at building three different businesses without any prior knowledge of, or training in, those industries.
I believe self-directed education is the answer to the creativity crisis and that we need to completely transform how we structure schools. That is why I am a member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education, Agile Learning Centers (ALC) network, and Alternative Education Resource Organization.
I also offer services to anyone motivated to make significant changes personally (individually or as a family), and/or professionally (individually or as a team). Depending on your goals, I offer:
- Creative Problem-Solving Facilitation
- Creativity Training
- Dynamic Change Coaching
- Agile Team Training and/or Coaching
- Agile for Families Training and/or Coaching
I help clients clarify their vision or challenge and to work through the transformation and implementation stages so that effective change can become reality. I also help teams and families use agile principles to improve their collaboration and culture.
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