To Professionals & Their Educators

The web has reduced returns to expertise. The democratization of information brought by the upheaval of the web has challenged the preeminence of technical expertise as the royal road for all professionals. The growing importance of robots and AI is exacerbating this already alarming trend.

The education of professionals has not kept up. Against this backdrop, many universities and educators of professionals continue to teach under the assumptions of stable core knowledge, that practice is merely the application of known theory in the world, and that informal training in “soft skills” is sufficient. Students increasingly feel that their education has shortchanged them in a world swirling with change. Moreover, a growing number of young educators and educational leaders know that more drastic steps are required to align with the times.

ThreeJoy can help you shift how you shift. Fortunately, ThreeJoy Associates has been working going back to 1994 to understand how change has changed, and can help you, your organization, or your educational institution better maneuver through the unsettled seas of our times.

Understanding the 5+1 shifts. Interestingly, the key to rectifying this state of affairs comes from the result of powerful shifts in things most people already do quite well. The practice of executive coaching has achieved explosive growth, in part, because coaches are trained to notice, listen, question (NLQ), use language and story, consider emotion and body feelings, plan, and make change somewhat differently than is taught in conventional education. These shift skills (don’t-call-them-soft) give coaches and their clients extraordinary power in dealing with a world of change.

Shift Your Career or Organization or Educational Institution into Higher Gear. You, too, can feel the power of the 5+1 shifts. To find out more about the online or in-person, coaching, training, facilitation, and shift support offerings explore this website, call Dave Goldberg at +1-217-621-2645, or set up a free introductory consultation at today.

Deep faculty development™.

Traditional faculty development is devoted to securing researching funds and rudimentary classroom skills.  Transformative change requires faculty to move from knowing and telling to trusting and unleashing, and this shift requires a deeper kind of development along the lines of the skill set of an executive or leadership coach. Additionally, the role of faculty members in promoting and leading change requires additional skills in teamwork, leadership, and change management to help them become more effective change agents.  Key exemplar. Facilitating Change that Sticks.

Student change agency.

Traditional educational reform starts with the faculty member as central actor in planning, execution, and control; it also starts from the assumption of students as unmotivated and of needing surveillance and supervision.  The SmoothChange™ methodology uses key results in positive psychology and motivation theory to move toward education as an unleashing by trusted and increasingly intrinsically motivated and central student actors.  Key exemplars.  Olin partners year, CUBE Junior enterprise, SWNE.

Cultivating sharp soft skills™.

The term “soft skills” does them a disservice by implicitly lowering their status relative to “hard skills” like math and science.  It also implies that this critical skill set is necessarily unrigorous and difficult to both teach and master.  Fortunately, the confluence of speech acts philosophy, executive coaching, and somatic coaching brings a sharpness and rigor to soft skills that eluded previous models. Key exemplars. Polimi short course Mastering the Leadership, Organizational, and Emotional Challenges of a Career in Teaching and/or Research.

For detailed offerings contact ThreeJoy here or call Dave Goldberg at 217-621-2645 or set up a meeting today at