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Raleigh Workshops will Teach Students Organization, Leadership, Communication Skills

December 9, 2014

Ben Kittner, founder & CEO
College Performance Coaching LLC
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New College Student Coaching Firm Announces
10 Raleigh Workshops in Spring 2015 to Help Students Succeed

-- Students will learn how to optimize college experience with better organization, communication, leadership, teamwork, other college and career skills --

Raleigh, N.C. – College students with a New Year’s resolution to get organized and prepared for future careers are in luck: College Performance Coaching LLC will hold 10 College Fundamentals workshops on Thursday evenings, starting in January. The workshops will teach college students strategies and tips to achieve peak performance and gain an edge for graduate school or careers.

“Give us two hours and you’ll learn skills that you can use the next day in class and for the rest of your life after graduation, in your career and community,” said Ben Kittner, CPC’s founder and CEO. “As an added draw,” Kittner added, “There will be plenty of pizza and salad for dinner.”

The series starts Jan. 5 and will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Nine of the 10 sessions will be held at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the N.C. State University campus; the Feb. 26 workshop, “Eat Healthy on a Student Budget,” will be held inside the Whole Foods Market at Ridgewood Shopping Center. Individual sessions are $95, or three for $225. A complete list follows.

Kittner, an entrepreneur, college lecturer and father of two graduate students, started CPC to address a critical need identified by students and parents: progressing successfully from college to either graduate school or a satisfying career. The College Fundamentals workshops are designed to elevate students’ achievement while in school and after graduation by addressing skills many students, professors, parents and prospective employers seek.

“We have recruited an outstanding team of business experts, academic advisers and leadership coaches who will address some of the key issues for students today: time management, balancing studying and fun, working in teams, living on a budget, finding a great career or starting a business, getting into graduate school and managing to live a healthy life,” Kittner added.

Register at Space is limited for each event.

College Fundamentals workshops scheduled for Raleigh in Spring 2015 include:

Jan. 15: “How to Survive a Group Project,” led by Margot Lester of The Word Factory and Steve Peha of Teaching That Makes Sense.

Jan. 22: “Networking Mojo for Fun and Profit,” led by Tom Stevens, leadership advisor, coach, speaker and Mayor of Hillsborough, N.C.

Jan. 29: “Work Smarter, Get More Done and Have More Fun!” led by Orna Drawas, author of How to Perform Like a Rock Star and Still Have Time for Lunch.

Feb. 5: “Leadership: Be Real, Influence Others and Reach for Your Future,” led by Sue Weems, serial entrepreneur and director of Business Leaders Exchange.

Feb. 12: “How to Start a Business in Your Dorm Room,” led by Morris Gelblum, founder and chief sweeper of Sweeps LLC, with Tatiana Birgisson, founder and CEO of Mati Energy and Jake Stauch, CEO of NeuroSpire.

Feb. 19: “Be a Better Writer: Strategies for Content and Life,” led by Margot Lester, founder and content tycoon of The Word Factory and Steve Peha, founder and president of Teaching that Makes Sense.

Feb. 26: “Eat Healthy on a Student Budget,” led by Braedyn Mallard, healthy eating specialist at Whole Foods, Ridgewood Shopping Center, Raleigh.

March 5: “Get Organized: Tips, Tools & Tactics for Success,” led by Emily Parks, productivity consultant with Organize for Success.

March 19: “How to be a Self-Aware Millennial and Thrive in the Workplace,” led by Jessica Mitsch, campus director at The Iron Yard and former member, Global Human Resources Operations Team, at Red Hat.

March 26: “Find Your Voice: Speak Up with Confidence,” led by Hugh Fisher, former reporter, head of the writing center at Livingstone College and MBA candidate at N.C. State University.

For more information on peak performance and career exploration for college students, go to

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