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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 a prestigious, college-preparatory high school, she began thinking about the price of quality education and the many students who 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, she was inspired with the idea of changing her career path and creating HoistPoint to begin to "fill the gaps" in education in order 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, becoming a Certified Life Coach, 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 numerous issues and negative impacts of intentionally dumbed-down and inadequate educational curricula.
She also realized there are a number of important topics which are either not taught at all or not taught well in most schools, especially since Common Core's implementation. These gaps, which many people can agree upon but are still not commonly taught, include personal safety, financial literacy, public speaking, self-care, including emotional and mental health with holistic perspectives, and fundamental concepts like "human rights," "critical thinking," "informed consent," and "boundaries." She also noticed how overworked both teachers and students are in traditional schools, and the mass exodus of teachers from the teaching profession as well as the rise in homeschooling. Even more concerning is students' declining performance in key areas such as reading, writing, and math.
Most public education and even private education is not only failing to prepare students for the future of work, it is failing to prepare students with the life skills needed for the basics of everyday life and the knowledge needed to protect their freedoms and basic human rights.
Sparked by curiosity, a love of learning, and a desire to improve education for students everywhere for a brighter world, Diane created HoistPoint utilizing a mix of classical and modern educational values and topics, as well as the best practices of educators around the world to propel leaders to their personal legends, and spark a global #EducationRenaissance of #ConsciousEducation.
Learn more about Conscious Education and the Education Renaissance.