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Why is it that regardless of major, minor or specialty our education system remains obsessed with teaching students the “what” but not the “how”? 

If we’re lucky, students leave school prepared with tools of their trade but still missing the skill set to put those tools into action, adapt for changing circumstances and/or convince someone they need that tool in the first place. 

Fortunately, some professors (today’s guest included) have recognized this disparity and dedicated their career to correcting it. Dr. Katie Heinrich is a Professor of Exercise Behavioral Science and Director of the Functional Intensity Training Lab in the Department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University. With over 20 years in academia, she’s devoted her time and research to the study of community, mentorship, and people skills – all which she believes are required for making science actionable. 

In this episode we cover:

  • How am I coming across? A guide to metacommunication in 2021 
  • What NOT to do when building a community
  • Pro’s and con’s of the term “soft skills” 
  • Tips for writing a great email and finding a mentor
  • How and when to say no without burning bridges 

If you’re looking for more resources on how to find and/or to optimize your approach when reaching out to a mentor, check out Here you’ll find everything from email templates to strategies for finding the right person for you. 

Connect with Dr. Heinrich:

Via Twitter: @kmhphd 

Via Email:

Via her website:

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Upcoming Apprenticeships:

Remember, we offer 1.8 CEUs to all attendees as well as $180 OFF for people who have taken an online course (Bought In or Valued)… that’s IN ADDITION to the $200 OFF we give to those who sign up early.

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