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Simply, complete the request form below or on our home page and we'll start brainstorming Elective ideas with you.

That's up to you. Some companies book one or two at a time. Other companies plan 10-12 Electives to build a monthly calendar of learning experiences!

Every Elective is priced depending on the teacher and then length of the session. Once we kick off the brainstorming process, our team will show you a variety of pricing options that fit within your budget.

Of course! In fact, it is encouraged. We would love to hear what topics you’d like to teach your employees. Email us at info@electives.io and we’ll do some expert research.

Yes, most companies do! Once you express interest in a particular topic, we can introduce you to the expert(s) for you to meet and discuss your goals.

Some classes are 30 minutes. Others are 2 hours. And some are even full day workshops. Each Electives.io teacher is flexible in terms of the format that works best for your organization.

It depends on the teacher and the topic. Some Electives are panel discussions. Some Electives are lectures and others are workshops with breakout sessions.

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We can provide you with easy to use surveys to capture learning interests of your workforce. We can also walk you through a variety of options to help you choose the right teachers.

Yes, we put together a personalized event page to share with your employees. Employees can learn more about the teacher, the class, and submit questions in advance.

Yes, after each class, employees complete a brief survey sharing their feedback, impactful insights, and more learning preferences.

Yes, but employees must opt in to receive emails or text messages. We do find employees love to be reminded of their key lessons week and months after class.

Instructor Spotlight

Deborah Riegel
Deborah Grayson Riegel is a keynote speaker and consultant who teaches leadership communication for Wharton Business School and Columbia Business School. She is a regular contributor for Harvard Business Review, Inc., Psychology Today, Forbes, and Fast Company. The author of "Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life,” she consults and speaks for clients including Amazon, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and The United States Army. Her work has been featured in worldwide media, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.

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AK Ikwuakor
AK Ikwuakor, also known as Coach AK, is a former top ten world-ranked athlete, triplet, entrepreneur, educator, consultant and strategic storyteller who has traveled to 30+ countries working with students, professional athletes, coaches, governmental agencies, celebrities, CEO’s, employees of Fortune 100 companies, scholars, victims affected by terrorism and even community leaders from around the world through his entrepreneurial ventures. His endeavors have included work in sports diplomacy, storytelling, fashion, Virtual reality, global education, business coaching, as well as several others.

He has led an unorthodox path which began by narrowly missing the 2008 Olympic games to working at top educational institutions such as Phillips Exeter Academy and The St. Paul’s School, to now founding a fashion company for athletes. AK has collaborated or worked with companies such as Google, Raymond James, UBS, Biogen, Dear World, Duke Basketball, NYU, Dermelogica, Jimmy V Foundation, the State Department, WeWork, ImpactHUB, Oath and even victims affected by terrorism.

Through his work he has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Nike, Yurbuds, Women’s Health, Sony, Fox Sports, The Doctors, and was even a contestant on the Fox game show, Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? with his triplet brother. (Unfortunately, they were not smarter than a 5th Grader.)

AK is the founder of ELETE Styles which is a made to measure clothing provider for athletes and working professionals, an international speaker, and also advises several startups around the globe. He currently resides in Boston with his partner, Yasmin, and 7-year-old daughter, Haiven. AK enjoys rock climbing, standup comedy and traveling.
Syndee Winters
Syndee Winters made her Broadway debut as future-queen ‘Nala’ in Disney’s The Lion King – a role she reprised in 2019, when she had the honorable opportunity to meet Sister ‘Nala,’ Beyonce, in preparation of The Lion King live-action film. Syndee’s other Broadway credits include Motown the MusicalPippin, and “working it” as all three Schuyler Sisters in the smash hit Hamilton. On television, she’s been featured on NBC Live Jesus Christ Superstar with EGOT recipient John Legend, and as ‘Ms. Smiley’ on Law & Order SVU, where she interrogated Lieutenant Olivia Benson (Mariska Harigitay) on her parenting methods! Inspired by the art of storytelling, Syndee’s latest writing project celebrates the life of American Icon, Lena Horne, in a one- woman play with music entitled, LENA: A Moment with a Lady. As a recording artist, she has written and released several singles, EPs, and her debut Jazz vocal album Lessons: From A Lady, inspired by Lena Horne, which is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital platforms. You can also hear her voice on tracks by artists such as Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, and Grandmaster Flash. Syndee’s dreams of teaching were realized when she founded ROAR School, which equips students to be Resourceful, Optimistic, Authentic, and Reliant. Through her instruction, young artists learn to adapt to any environment throughout their performing journey; combining creativity, discipline, and mindfulness, ROAR School has transformed the skills of students all over the world!
Monica D. Livingston
Monica D. Livingston is an educator, business owner, speaker, and accomplished athlete. She was a record-breaking basketball star in high school and college and is an experienced athletic director and winning coach. Ms. Livingston was an all-star running back, offensive MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee due to her stellar contributions on and off the field for the DC Divas, a professional women’s tackle football team. She continues to support women in sports as the Chief Revenue Officer for the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC).

Aside from enthusiastically joining the Electives team as a corporate educator, Ms. Livingston currently lends her expertise and talents to Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), The Center for Teacher Effectiveness, and The Maryland Business Roundtable on Education. She travels the country (virtually at the moment) as a highly sought-after motivational speaker. Additionally, Monica serves as host of her own internationally broadcast podcast and is a highly sought-after guest. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people while presenting for national organizations such as the NBA, NFL, MLB, FedEx, YMCA, and National Institutes of Health and international groups from Russia, Ghana, and Zamibia.

Monica uses humor to educate, engage, and inspire and has twice been named winner of Comcast SportsNet “Funniest Sports Celebrity in Washington.” She has been an integral part of developing and disseminating PCA’s Sports Can Battle Racism and volunteers her time as a panel expert on a range of issues from equity in athletics to women in business to race in society.
Catherine Sanderson
Catherine Sanderson is the Poler Family Professor and Chair of Psychology at Amherst College. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Her research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.

Professor Sanderson has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to four college textbooks, middle school and high school health textbooks, and trade books on parenting as well as how mindset influences happiness, health, and even how long we live (The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity). Her latest trade book, published in North America as Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels (Harvard University Press) and internationally as The Bystander Effect: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction (HarperCollins), examines why good people so often stay silent or do nothing in the face of wrongdoing.

Professor Sanderson speaks regularly for public and corporate audiences on topics such as the science of happiness, the power of emotional intelligence, the art of aging well, and the psychology of courage and inaction. These talks have been featured in numerous mainstream media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Atlantic, CNN, and CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley. In 2012, she was named one of the country's top 300 professors by the Princeton Review.
Darrah Brustein
Darrah is a 4x founder, author, and coach who used to cringe at the word 'coaching' but she was called to do this and begged by her first clients to work with them. When they saw massive and transformational results in their lives and businesses, she stopped resisting and continued to serve. After spending 10 years over-working and burning out while building a credit card processing company into 38 states and a networking events company for over 30,000 people, she learned the wrong way to do it, and then discovered that there was a better way. A prolific writer and interviewer, she's worked with Shaq, Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin, Bobbi Brown, Jillian Michaels, Adam Grant, Robert Herjavec, Nastia Liukin, Cam Newton, and the list goes on.

Her mission: to connect people to the resources they need to elevate what they do.

Her motto: “Design your life, build a career to fund it, and a network to support it" has inspired millions to reach higher and dream bigger.
Robin Dreeke
Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his People Formula for quick results and maximum success.

The Military Leader
Although Robin always aspired to become a great leader, he realized from his time at the United States Naval Academy and in the United States Marine Corps that leadership was much more than just telling people what to do: a great leader uses interpersonal skills to inspire action, rather than demand the compliance of others.

The Spy Catcher
Upon entering service as an FBI Special Agent in 1997, Robin began his journey as a counterintelligence specialist and behaviorist in the agency's efforts to thwart the efforts of our country's greatest adversaries. Serving in New York City, Norfolk VA, FBI Headquarters, Quantico VA, and Fredericksburg VA, Robin received advanced training and experience in the area of social psychology and the practical application of the science behind relationship development and trust, ultimately leading the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Program.

The Behavioral Analysis Expert
Robin has built his highly effective tools for all aspects and stages of interpersonal communication and relationship development. Robin has combined all these tools and techniques and created a one-of-a-kind formula for success with people. Today, Robin is a recognized expert, author, and gifted lecturer in the art of interpersonal communication, relationship building and Trust. These skills are used every day in leadership, sales, human resources, and all aspects of life, both business and personal.

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