STRENGTHEN YOUR DIGITAL SKILLS TODAY TO BE EMPOWERED FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Gradually build skills without overwhelm
(in a fun atmosphere that's always focused on creativity and engagement)
Confidence Building Is #1
We focus on keeping you updated with cutting edge innovation (bitcoin, artificial intelligence, smart cities, etc.) and opportunities to practice what we call the "Trust Changers"—a core set of digital life skills that build confidence and stand the test of time. Our mission is to empower people by increasing trust online (in yourself, in others, and in technology).
Tech Savvy Not Required
Our getting started series can quickly get you up to speed on computers, writing, design, and other 21st century requirements. Simple tools, step-by-step instructions, and a focus on the essentials makes practicing new skills fun. Topics include things like video meeting mastery, HTML and CSS for non-coders, hard target cybersecurity skills, tough love website self evaluations, cutting the online clutter, and much more.
Never Miss a Community Challenge,
Resource Recommendation, or Special Deal
Don't Wait to Future Proof Your Career
Tech changes fast! McKinsey Global Institute estimates that 800 million global jobs will be replaced with robotic automation by 2030, and the Coronavirus has significantly increased the pace of this transition. To remain relevant, you must develop skills that machines can't easily replicate. These are the Trust Changers—the collaborations, communications, creativity, critical thinking, curation, and custodianship skills that stand the test of time.
- Negotiations and constructive dialogue
- Project coordination and management
- Netiquette (online manners)
- Positive social contribution
- Team and leadership dynamics
- Collaborative technologies
- Cultivating relationships
- Sharing victories and praise
- Understanding your audience
- Communications channel selection
- Writing and organizing content
- Design and color essentials
- Image selection and customization
- Creating and conducting presentations
- Infographics and data presentation
- Integrating a variety of video
- Inclusiveness and accessibility (CC)
- Growth and exploration mindset
- Problem solving
- Ideation and adaptability
- Design thinking and rapid iteration
- Crowdsourcing ideas and actions (surveys, focus groups, etc.)
- Expanding software/app value
- Turning limitations into strengths
- Finding inspiration in unrelated industries
- Self awareness and emotional intelligence
- Strategy, planning, and productivity
- Challenging assumptions
- Unbiased research and decision making
- Remaining objective and impartial
- Information ethics
- Searching trusted resources (peer reviewed, etc.)
- Troubleshooting techniques
- Selecting, organizing, and presenting information
- Defining information standards
- Content development process
- Knowledge sharing and transparency
- Website architectures (deep vs. shallow)
- Curation technologies (wikis, databases, etc.)
- Reusing content to multiply value
- Protecting data, truth, and trust
- Cybercrime and fake news awareness
- Responsibilities of individuals, businesses, government, etc.
- Separating personal, public, and professional identities
- Hardening against scam vulnerabilities
- Data protection laws (GDPR, CAN-SPAM, etc.)
Relevant Topics Make Learning Fun, Productive, and Meaningful—Here Are Some Examples...
You are ready for this,
but if you need more convincing... here are some things you might NOT know
You've got this
For most topics, 5% of the skills can get you 95% of the way. Also, you don't need to be techie. You just need help from someone who can teach you a CORE SET OF SKILLS to elevate your career and life. These “Trust Changers” will help you GET THE MOST VALUE for your effort.
It's Never Too Late
MANY people avoid learning new digital skills because they don’t trust their own ability or knowledge. They do the bare minimum to avoid appearing ineffective or incompetent, and they resist learning new, rapidly changing systems because of valid, unaddressed fears. Our goal is to help you build comfort, confidence, and community online without fears of the unknown, information overload, or struggling to learn alone.
Googling isn't enough
Access to information is important, but it’s not enough. If it were, Google would be the ultimate educational platform, and traditional schools would be a thing of the past. The fact is, you don't need more information… you need CLARITY (context and insight from an expert you trust) and TRANSFORMATION (a way to internalize knowledge so that it becomes a part of who you are).
You’re not alone
We teach you how to find trusted answers online, but you can also post questions in YouTube video comments. We'll answer any common questions via video. Additionally, we are part of the social community on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. This is important, because community and accountability make learning more interesting and engaging.
Frequently Asked Questions
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"I truly believe that you don’t need to be the most talented writer, designer, communicator, or collaborator. YOU JUST NEED TO BE THE PERSON WHO PEOPLE TRUST has a core set of competencies that can elevate any project. When you start applying Trust Changers to your work, people will notice. You will be sought out for advice, added to higher-profile assignments, and start gaining a reputation as the go-to person. I know this, because it’s exactly what happened to me." ~Shaley Paige
Here's What People Say about Working with Me
Founder and CEO, CrankChart
"I met Shaley in a Cloud Security class at Harvard. She proved to be an excellent communicator and team lead. Her ability to keep us organized, in sync, and on task was nothing short of excellent. Even though our team of 5 was geographically distributed, she seamlessly orchestrated both the technology and meetings, which kept us on schedule. Most importantly, she maintained a level of awareness that allowed her to remain empathetic to the challenges of various team members. The skills she’s teaching in Trust Changers were literally the glue that held our team together."
"I call Shaley for all of my techy questions. She helped me find the right computer and showed me which applications my kids needed for school. I sell clothes online through Posh and have to click on links from strangers. Shaley taught me how to tell if a link is fake, which has saved me more than once from being scammed. She has a master’s degree in IT from Harvard, but helping people learn is her real passion. Her advice keeps me grounded so I don't get caught up in the latest fad or app. This speeds up my work and lets me focus more on my family life."
Adjunct Faculty, University of Phoenix
"I've known Shaley for a little over 3 years. In that time, she has continually grown the Trust Changers' concept to be focused on a skillset that anybody can use to improve their online life. Her laser focus, genuine interest in helping others, and love for learning show through in the Trust Changers program. As an educator, I’m inspired by Shaley’s passion to help people continue to grow their abilities. If you are looking for an alternative learning approach that meets your needs, consider choosing Trust Changers. Shaley DeGiorgio, the founder and CEO, is on a mission to help."