HoistPoint is a social impact company created to fill the gaps in education through courses, coaching and community in order to properly leaders to their personal legends. It is HoistPoint's mission to innovate education to address the number of complex issues plaguing the world--from the youth mental health crisis, to the cultivation and preservation of human intellectual capital, to the need to protect and inspire the next generation so they can lead safe, happy, and purpose-driven lives.
It is no secret that many public school systems around the world are failing students, parents, and society at large. Some recent data suggests that students get progressively worse the longer they are taught by defunct curricula, like Common Core. The need for education innovation has never been greater, and the options for nontraditional schooling have never been greater.
There are many things which should be taught in schools but are not. Other subjects are taught in school but they are not taught well, by design. In fact, many aspects of modern education in the public school systems around the world do not inspire mastery, curiosity, critical thinking, ethical behavior, or self-actualization.
HoistPoint's approach to education innovation is cultivate mind, body, and soul, to include subjects which are necessary for a successful life but are often left out of school curricula, and to promote an education renaissance through Conscious Education and Leadership.
Conscious Education cultivates mind, body, and soul, in order to help both individual and society flourish. It encourages character and leadership development, life skills development, and responsible citizenship. HoistPoint promotes Conscious Leadership, or ethical, inspired, service-based leadership. Want to learn more about Conscious Leadership? Click below,
HoistPoint was created from a desire to do the most good for the most amount of people. Spearheaded by founder, Diane Hagopian, HoistPoint's mission is to innovate education by filling the gaps through inspirational coaching and innovative courses.
Diane was inspired throughout her career to create HoistPoint. As a young boarding school student at an elite, college-preparatory high school, Diane began thinking about the price of quality education and how many students deserved quality education, but could not afford it.
As a college student studying Accounting, Diane began to explore issues close to her heart, including those which mostly occur because of poor quality education or a lack of economic opportunity. After a miraculous trip to the United Nations for a graduate study program on human rights, Diane was inspired with the idea of changing her career path and creating HoistPoint to begin to "fill the gaps" in education to protect, educate, and inspire youth.
Diane built on her background of financial services, human rights activism, and her work as a private tutor to begin to build out HoistPoint. She began building HoistPoint by first expanding on her own education through formal and informal avenues, becoming certified to speak on human trafficking, attending numerous United Nations conferences in New York City on related topics, and speaking to as many parents and students about education as possible. She became more acquainted with the learning challenges of Common Core as well, and could see the issues and negative impacts of intentionally dumbed-down and inadequate educational curricula from both a micro and macro perspective.
Diane realized there are a number of important topics which are either not taught well in most schools, especially since Common Core's rollout, or are completely left out. These gaps, which many people can agree upon but for some reason are still not being taught, include personal financial literacy, public speaking, emotional and mental health with holistic perspectives, and fundamental concepts like "human rights". She also noticed how overworked both teachers and students are in traditional schools. Even more concerning is students' declining performance in key areas such as reading, writing, and math. Diane knew she could help these injustices.
Sparked by curiosity, a love of learning, and a desire to improve education for students everywhere, Diane created HoistPoint utilizing the best practices of educators around the world to propel leaders to their personal legends, and spark a global movement of #ConsciousEducationInnovation.
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