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Florent Groberg on Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty with Florent Groberg
Medal of Honor recipient and LinkedIn for Veterans spokesperson Flo Groberg and other veterans discuss the challenges and opportunities of leaving military service for the civilian world.
2h 36m • COURSE
Test Prep: ACT with Vince Kotchian
Ace the ACT. Explore the five key components of the ACT exam—English, math, reading, science, and essay writing—and get study strategies and test-taking tips to improve your score.
1h 4m • COURSE
Test Prep: SAT with Vince Kotchian
Get your SAT prep off to a great start with these study and test-taking strategies. Veteran SAT tutor Vince Kotchian reviews the test format, study strategies, and sample questions from each section.
1h 39m • COURSE
Test Prep: GRE with Vince Kotchian
Study effectively for the GRE. This GRE test prep course prepares students for the analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning sections of the exam, and includes GRE practice questions, sample essay prompts, and test-taking advice.
6h 44m • COURSE
College Prep: Writing a Strong Essay with Leigh Ann Chow
Learn to write college application essays that will impress admissions officers and help improve your chances of getting into a top-choice school.
1h 56m • COURSE
Learning Study Skills with Paul Nowak
Get tips for improving your reading speed and memory, creating detailed notes, and preparing for tests.
1h 36m • COURSE
Time Management Fundamentals with Dave Crenshaw
Get time management strategies to stay organized, keep a clear mind, and be more productive—in work and life.
2h 53m • COURSE
Google Apps for Students with Aaron Quigley
Discover how to use Google Apps to become more productive in class and after school.
1h 13m • COURSE
Office for Students with Aaron Quigley
Teaches K–12 and college students the basics of using Office for assignments, presentations, email, time management, and more.
1h 14m • COURSE
Writing a Research Paper with Judy Steiner-Williams
Discover how to write research papers for high school and college classes.
1h 56m • COURSE
Learning Speed Reading (2014) with Paul Nowak
Learn how to read faster. Improve your reading speed and comprehension with these proven speed-reading techniques.
58m • COURSE
Overcoming Procrastination with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Learn strategies for overcoming procrastination, managing your time, and getting more done.
24m 37s • COURSE
Balancing Work and Life with Dave Crenshaw
Learn how to have it all and enjoy it all by balancing your life and work.
28m 51s • COURSE
Job Hunting for College Grads with Lida Citroën
Job hunting is different for today's college grads. Learn how to create a career plan, understand what companies are looking for, and stand apart from the competition.
1h 10m • COURSE
LinkedIn for Veterans with May Chow
LinkedIn seeks to helps veterans take the next step in their careers. Learn how to use LinkedIn to grow your network, learn new skills, and find job opportunities.
53m 12s • COURSE
Turning an Internship into a Job with Valerie Sutton
Turn an internship into a stepping stone for your career. Learn how to find the right internship, network at your new job, and negotiate a full-time position.
54m 16s • COURSE
Insights from a College Career Coach with Valerie Sutton
College career coach Valerie Sutton answers common questions about early career development.
27m 33s • COURSE
Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace with Lida Citroën
Learn how to transition your military experience into a fulfilling civilian career.
47m 28s • COURSE
Acing Your Interview (2013) with Valerie Sutton
Tips to ace your interview and land the job you want.
38m 48s • COURSE
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Florent Groberg is a retired U.S. Army captain, advocate for veterans, and Medal of Honor recipient.
Retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in Poissy, France, in 1983. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, and graduated from high school in Bethesda, Maryland, the same year.
Groberg attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and competed in varsity track and cross-country. In 2006, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice.
Groberg entered the Army in July 2008 and attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He received his commission as an infantry officer on December 4, 2008. After completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Mechanized Leaders Course, U.S. Army Airborne, and U.S. Army Ranger Schools, he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, as a platoon leader.
In November 2009, Groberg deployed to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Lethal, with responsibility for the Pech River Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Upon returning home in June 2010, he continued serving as a platoon leader, until he was reassigned as an infantry company executive officer from October 2010 to November 2011. He was then assigned as the brigade personal security detachment commander for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He deployed again to Kunar Province in February 2012, with Task Force Mountain Warrior. He was promoted to captain in July 2012.
As a result of his actions, Groberg sustained the loss of 45 to 50 percent of his left calf muscle with significant nerve damage, a blown eardrum, and a mild traumatic brain injury. Groberg spent his recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from August 2012 to May 2015. He was medically retired from Company B Warriors, Warrior Transition Battalion, as a captain, July 23, 2015.
Groberg's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, U.S. Army Parachutists Badge, U.S. Army Ranger Tab, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Currently, Groberg is director of Veterans Outreach at Boeing and is based in Washington, DC.
Vince Kotchian is a test prep tutor whose books and training videos reach thousands of students worldwide.
After completing the honors program at Boston College and living in Boston for many years, Vince Kotchian moved to San Diego in 2008 and has been working as a full-time test-prep tutor ever since. He has worked with hundreds of students and written several books, and he takes the tests regularly to stay current. Vince combines a rigorous approach to learning the foundational skills and techniques necessary for mastery with friendliness, empathy, patience, and adaptability. He gets excited about test prep because, for the student who is willing to work hard, tremendous improvement is possible.
Leigh Ann Chow is a writing instructor who came to education after 15 years in publishing and communications.
She earned a BA in English from Dickinson College and a secondary English certification through Wilson College. She has a master's degree in literacy education from Penn State University, where she also obtained a Writing Instruction Specialist Certificate in May 2015. She is a fellow of the National Writing Project and serves as a mentor for the PA Capital Area Writing Project's Invitational Candidate Institute. In addition to eight years of experience in the public schools, Leigh also teaches first-year composition at Penn State Harrisburg. When not teaching, she can be found knitting, running, doing yoga, or playing the oboe with a local symphony orchestra. She lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with her husband and two young children.
Paul Nowak teaches speed-reading and memory improvement at organizations such as NASA and Google.
Paul Nowak is the founder and program director of Iris Reading, the largest provider of speed-reading training and memory improvement. His workshops have been taught to thousands of students and business professionals in major cities throughout the world. He has been a guest speaker at universities that include Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Chicago. His training programs have been taught to employees of NASA, Google, and a number of other Fortune 500 companies.
Dave Crenshaw is an author and leadership coach who has been featured in Time and USA Today.
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books and counting, including The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done, which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of business leaders worldwide. Find out more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Aaron Quigley is a content manager for LinkedIn Learning.
In his role at LinkedIn Learning, Aaron focuses on educational technology, elearning, information management, and finance and accounting training. Aaron holds a master of science in education from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts in interpersonal communication from Whitworth University. He is a Teach for America alumnus with experience teaching in inner-city schools and was a lead teacher when in the classroom. Previously, Aaron worked in finance and banking as a financial advisor, managed a merchant services department for a community bank, and was a trainer and personal banker at a national bank. Outside of his vocation, Aaron also taught sailing through the American Sailing Association and worked with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), providing humanitarian aid in Venezuela and Nepal.
Judy Steiner-Williams is a senior lecturer at Kelley Business School.
Judy teaches writing and business communication. During her 30-plus year tenure at Indiana University, Judy has taught both students and support staff. English, business, and adult education are her areas of expertise—all related to increasing effectiveness in the workplace. She also coauthored an e-text on effective business communication strategies and has conducted workshops and seminars to a variety of business groups.
Brenda Bailey-Hughes is a Kelley School of Business senior lecturer who coaches executives on communication.
As a faculty member of the nationally ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Brenda teaches undergraduate communication courses, Kelley Direct MBA consulting and global leadership courses, and works on the Executive MBA partnership program between Kelley School of Business and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Professor Bailey-Hughes is an advocate of teaching global perspectives in the business environment and is a licensed mentor for students and business professionals seeking to improve their international competencies.
Brenda is a sought-after speaker who regularly presents at conferences and workshops on a variety of topics, including change management, presentation skills, intercultural communication, influential communication, and customer service. As co-owner of Team Performance, a consulting and training company, Brenda specializes in communication training and has coached many executives from Fortune 500 companies.
Brenda has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication and Professional Development.
Lida Citroën is an international branding specialist who designs identities and teaches personal branding.
Lida is the principal of LIDA360, based in Denver, and an accomplished speaker and writer, often featured in the media, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, and CBS MoneyWatch. She is also the author of two books: Your Next Mission: A Personal Branding Guide for the Military-to-Civilian Transition, which offers personal branding, career, and professional tools and guidance to transitioning military veterans, and Reputation 360: Creating Power through Personal Branding, a best-selling guide to gaining competitive advantage through reputation management.
Lida spends her free time helping veterans transition from military to civilian careers. She writes for Military.com, is a volunteer for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), speaks at national events on veteran hiring, and since 2010 has worked with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation. She also conducts workshops, training seminars, and webinars to enlighten transitioning veterans about the challenges, opportunities, and advantages to be gained in the civilian sector.
May Chow is an Emmy-winning journalist and the manager of communications at LinkedIn.
May runs the LinkedIn for Journalists program which helps reporters use LinkedIn to report, engage, and inform. She also leads LinkedIn media relations efforts and manages diversity and inclusion communications.
Valerie Sutton is a thought leader in career theory and student services in university settings.
As an experienced career coach within the MBA and education sectors, Valerie has expertise in applying research to practice, by utilizing technology to help create a "career consciousness" with her clients. As a Director of the Career Services Office, she has oversight of services that reach over 900 students annually at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Valerie's prior experience includes the Fox School of Business at Temple University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Valerie is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CareerLeader assessment, and has knowledge of the Strengthsfinder assessment.
Her interest is in training and development of individuals and teams in managing their career progression and understanding market demands, as it relates to recruitment and retention of employees. Through the use of career theory and coaching techniques, her goal is to teach individuals to take the initiative and lead the success of their own career. To learn more about Valerie visit her LinkedIn profile.