Woody is a first generation home school graduate passionate about reaching the next generation. If you hang around Woody, you’re sure to hear words like, “live life to the fullest,” “purposeful living,” or “world-changer” and he’s helped young adults successfully navigate life-decisions for years. An entrepreneur and visionary, Woody has been a principle player in several start-up companies. In 2004, he co-founded CollegePlus (now Lumerit Unbound) and earned his accredited BSBA in General Management in 18 months for under $10k from a State University! A frequent motivational speaker at conferences nationwide, Woody’s information-packed sessions are innovative and inspiring. Characterized by a high level of energy and enthusiasm, Woody blends each session with motivating and practical information attendees can put immediately into practice.
Attend his sessions and be prepared to get knocked outside of your box! Characterized by a high level of energy and enthusiasm, Woody blends each session with motivating and practical information which attendees can put immediately into practice.
As a member of the Lumerit Unbound team, Woody lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife Gina—the girl of his dreams!
Raising an Adult, Not a Child: A Solution For the Peter Pan Epidemic
In a world where The National Academy of Science redefined adolescence as extending to age 30 and unaccountability, entitlement, and apathy abound amongst young people, homeschoolers face an unprecedented opportunity to stand out. Be encouraged on the great opportunity and learn how to raise up men and women who are equipped and prepared for a successful adulthood.
From Diapers to Diplomas: 5 Reasons Why Homeschooling Works
Looking for a shot in the arm that you’re on the right track and that your sacrifice is worth it? Join Woody as he blends humorous personal stories from his homeschool student days twenty years ago with the proven benefits homeschoolers experience today. This session will focus on the fundamentals of importance to your homeschool thinking with a reminder of what true success is really about.
Homeschool 2.0: A Fresh Look at Education
Basic Academic knowledge is important, but will it prepare a student for success in their future employment? Is your student becoming a Collaborator, a Communicator, a Critical Thinker, a Creator? Are they developing Media, Information, Technology, Life and Career Skills? When College Professors and CEO’s are surveyed, they disagree greatly on how prepared a graduate is for life in the modern world. Come learn how to set up your student for success… beyond the curriculum.
Study Like a Genius: Unlocking Your Brain
All learning is founded on one key—the ability to take in information and then remember it. Most people are never taught how to effectively learn. Each school year, students spend countless hours studying, only to have the information seemingly disappear when they need it most. Whether a parent or student, in this interactive and practical session, you will learn how to use study tools such as speed reading and memory techniques which will radically change the way you learn.
How to Homeschool High School
In this session, Woody practically walks parents through the high school years and provides a fresh look at the unique opportunities of homeschoolers. He’ll talk about dual credit, transcripts, and getting ready for college. But, most of all, he’ll discuss how to escape the conveyor belt of modern education confining a student to a curriculum’s prescribed scope and sequence. Instead he’ll encourage a personalized education which gives students autonomy to learn at their pace and ability, provides hands-on application and ultimately inspire lifelong learners.
5 Mistakes Parents and Students Make Planning for College
The words affordable, efficient, or effective are not typically associated with college. In this session, we lay out five proven strategies to help you navigate the college process like a professional avoiding the traps to which students often fall prey. These strategies will save you 30-50% on your college costs, up to two years of time, but most importantly will give your student a huge head-start on the competition. Is it possible to get a college degree without debt? We’ll show you how by revealing the secrets colleges don’t tell.
Debt Free Degree
Change is happening rapidly in higher education. Universities are doing their best to keep up with the demands of the student marketplace. Come learn how to be on the cutting edge and not left behind. Learn strategies and tools to ensure you receive a quality education, have a great college experience and walk away with a degree but without a mountain of debt.
College Madness – When the Crowd is Wrong
“Go to school, get good grades, get into a good college so you can get a good job and live The American Dream!” Well, the American Dream is broken and many students are broke when they graduate college. Come learn about crowd dynamics, group think and how to make sure you’re on the right side of the incredible changes, opportunities and challenges happening in Higher Education today… regardless of what the crowd is doing.
Navigating Your Student’s Future: 3 Keys to Life Preparation
Most parents have a secret fear of watching their children grow up to make poor, purposeless choices. You are not alone. And when speaking with young adults, we find that many of them feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices they face. However, parents can walk with their children through these decisions, not by knowing the future, but through exploring their child’s unique life purpose, asking the right questions and pursuing real-life experiences.
Dual Credit on Steroids: A Radical Approach to the Junior And Senior Years
How did our Founding Fathers graduate from college at 15, 16, and 17 years old? This practical session gives an inspiring overview to what’s happened to education and how today’s students can maximize their high school study by incorporating a souped-up version of dual credit into their daily schedule using the curriculum they already own. Topics covered include: how to combine high school and college and earn your bachelor’s degree by age 18, how to record dual credit on a H.S. transcript, a suggested daily schedule, and much more. Learn how to graduate from college by the time your peers are graduating high school. We’re serious!
Motivating Guys to Take Ownership of Their Education
“I can’t get my son to sit at his desk and study!” “All my son wants to do is climb trees and play with LEGOs!” If this sounds familiar, you’ll find that most boys have more in common than you think! In this session, Woody shares the fears his mom had about home education and will help shift the paradigm to one of raising men. Sharing from his own perspective, he will help turn task-oriented drudgery into delight with practical tips and tricks! Do more than survive—help your son take personal ownership of his education and launch into life!
8 Practical Steps to Life After High School: Training Starts Now
In a day when education standards have plummeted and the job industry is glutted with a lackluster and clogged employee base, there is tremendous opportunity for those with passion and skill. This information-packed session prepares students to launch into the next phase of life with vigor, excellence and confidence. Topics include: how to dress for success, creative conversation techniques, essential character qualities, time management, résumé and business building and more! Today’s activities and choices will either help or hinder future successes. Look out world—the next generation of leaders are on their way.
Now Calling All Entrepreneurs: 10 Musts for Starting and Growing Successful Businesses
This session is for those who think outside of the box, take risks and are not afraid to put their creative juices to work. Hear stories of entrepreneurs who started small and built wildly successful businesses. We’ll cover the fundamentals of entrepreneurialism and discover 10 musts for starting and growing a successful business.
Living Happily Ever After: A Modern Day Love Story †
A dreamy story that begins with “once upon a time” usually ends with “happily ever after.” Yet, between those wonderful words are times of tears, conflict, questions, resolution, and laughter. Join Woody and Gina as they take you behind the scenes of their own love story and discuss vital decisions leading up to the “I do!” In a day when marriage is attacked on every side and its purity and significance devalued, bask in the fact that God has already written your “happily ever after!”
† Gina is scheduled to travel with Woody to several conferences. Please let us know if you’re interested in this session.