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What Will I Learn?

✅You will develop academic success skills that can improve your performance in your classes.
✅You will learn about several academic success resources and how to use them.
✅You will improve your leadership skills and your ability to work with others.
✅You will develop career-readiness skills that employers are looking for.

Your Instructor

Cary J. Green, Ph.D.
Cary J. Green, Ph.D.

Cary J. Green, PhD equips students with skills for academic and career success. Dr. Green recently founded Leadership and Soft Skills Training is a Student Leadership Expert on He was recognized as a Global Presence Ambassador by Parenting 2.0 for his commitment to developing success skills in young people.

Prior to starting his own business, Dr. Green spent twenty years teaching, advising, mentoring, and supervising university students. He spent ten years in leadership positions in higher education where he served as director of a college-level recruiting and career center, department chair, and associate dean for academic programs. He taught leadership and academic success classes and received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. He also mentored student leadership development organizations and was influential in the development of a college-level student leadership academy.

Dr. Green wrote “Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Beyond.” This book received endorsements from Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and #1 Executive Coach in the USA, and from Pat Wyman, America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert. Much of the content of this course is derived from this book and from information included in the forthcoming revised edition.

Do you want to enhance your academic performance and develop skills for future career success?

Did you know that:

  • Only about 40% of students who enroll in a public, four-year institution graduate within four years, and only about 59% graduate within six years (U.S. Department of Education, 2015)?
  • 80% of employers look for evidence of leadership skills when evaluating potential employees (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2017)?
  • 77% of 2,000 human resources specialists ranked soft skills as important as hard skills (CareerBuilder, 2014)?
  • 92% of 500 senior executives reported skills deficits in new hires, and 44% reported lack of soft skills (Adecco Staffing, 2013)?

Successful students and successful employees have something in common: a well-developed skill set that goes beyond book smarts. The skills needed for success in the classroom and on the job can be honed with deliberate effort and the right resources.

Academic success skills—note-taking, reading for understanding, preparing for and taking exams, using resources such as advisors and academic coaches, participating in experiential education opportunities—enable students to perform at the level of their academic ability. Soft skills—communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, ability to work on a team, strong work ethic, and professionalism—underpin academic and career success. Leadership—influencing people to achieve common goals—is the key to personal and shared success.

Success Skills: For High School, College, and Career provides step-by-step guidelines and hands-on exercises to enable students to enhance their academic performance and prepare for future career success. This course helps students construct realistic expectations for achieving success, develop self-awareness, build a future-oriented attitude, and improve their academic success skills, leadership skills, and soft skills. If you want to build skills essential for academic success and career readiness, this course is for you.

Enrolling in this course entitles you to:

  1. Receive a FREE e-book of Dr. Green’s book entitled, “Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Beyond.”
  2. Have your questions personally answered by Dr. Green via email.
  3. Access templates and forms used in the course.
  4. Share content with siblings in the same household for no additional charge.


CareerBuilder. (2014, April 10). Overwhelming Majority of Companies Say Soft Skills Are Just as Important as Hard Skills. Retrieved from

Adecco Staffing. (2013, September 30). Lack of Soft Skills Negatively Impacts Today’s U.S. Workforce. Retrieved May 22, 2017 from Adecco Staffing:

National Association of Colleges and Employers. (2017, April 3). Job Outlook 2016: The Attributes Employers Want to See on New College Graduates’ Resumes. Retrieved May 22, 2017 from

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2015. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2002 and Spring 2007 through Spring 2015, Graduation Rates component. (Table 326.10. December 2015.)

This course is designed for junior high, high school, and college students. This course also is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, mentors, advisors, coaches, and anyone else who wants to help a young person develop the skills he or she needs to be successful in the classroom and on the job

Length of course:
This course consists of over three and half hours of instruction via 18 video modules.

These testimonials are for “Leadership and Soft Skills for Students: Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Beyond,” the book on which this course is built.

“Recent college graduates are more innovative, creative, and dynamic than ever – yet many haven’t had the time to develop the set of soft, fluid skills required for success over the long haul. Dr. Green has compiled everything they need to know into one excellent resource!”
Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and top-ranked executive coach.

“As a learning expert, author, college professor and CEO of, I’ve read a lot of books about leadership but none as stellar and results-oriented as this one…This is definitely the official book on leadership and soft skills for students...The book has my highest recommendation!”
Pat Wyman, America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert.

“Cary J. Green, PhD, has written a valuable, relatable, succinct, very clear road map on how to find your “right path”, not only in school – primary through graduate school, but in life moving forward. The book feels like a semester spent with a valued mentor, rather than just a disembodied list of rules for success. What also makes this book so unique and priceless, is the way the author shares snippets of his own journey, in humble and often very funny examples of his own missteps, wrong turns and attitudinal train wrecks along the way.”
R. A. Conroy, Author, Shelter

“Whether one is in high school, college, or graduate school, or at the beginning of a career, the advice and practical exercises contained in “Leadership And Soft Skills For Students: Empowered To Succeed In High School, College, And Beyond” are useful for building confidence, social skills, and a professional image. Very highly recommended, especially as a resource teaching invaluable networking techniques that classroom study doesn’t cover.”
Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Choice, March 2016

“Leadership and Soft Skills for Students” will prove to be an invaluable and instructive advisory whether the reader is in high school, college, or graduate school, or is beginning a post-school career. Very highly recommended for high school, community, college, and university library collections.”
Wisconsin Bookwatch, May 2016

“I kept having to remind myself that I needed to look through my ‘teacher lens’ because Cary’s positive approach compelled me to want to think about myself, which is the mark of a great self-help book. The ability to invoke deep desire for introspection and reflection is characteristic of the genre; however, I’m really excited for the potential uses for this book that aren’t about me but rather my students.”

“When I heard about this book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and have my high school sophomore read it. Leadership and Soft Skills for Students is an outstanding book that helps students develop the soft, fluid skills required for success. This is an excellent resource and one that should be on the shelves of every high school and college student in America.”

Special note from Cary J. Green, PhD:

I graduated in the top 10% of my high school class, but earned a D during my first semester in college. (Frankly, I was surprised that my grade turned out that high.) That experience motivated me to develop my academic success skills.

During my twenty years as a university professor, I taught many students who took their performance to the next level by developing their academic success skills. Unfortunately, I taught many others whose performance was limited by a lack of these important skills.

Further, my interaction with employers confirmed that graduates who demonstrate leadership and soft skills standout from their peers. I developed this course to help you understand and build skills essential for academic success and career readiness. The success skills taught in this course are practical, impactful, and immediately applicable.

Parents and teachers, this course can enhance your current understanding of academic and career success skills. Armed with this understanding, you can empower your students to achieve even greater success in the classroom and workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We want you to be happy! We have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied just call us at 707 837 8180 or email us at and we will be happy to refund your course fee.

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