Personal Enrichment

Clarity in Vision

I understand the difference between a board and council yet what really matters is whether either match the company message .  It was suggested months ago to assemble an advisory council to help guide the direction of CLC.  Its brilliant and while I do regret not moving on it sooner I am glad for the reason below that I didn’t.

It was at a forum the other day with 12 people I hold in high esteem with their collective knowledge when it hit me that I could be looking at the advisory council.  Then I began to look closer and considered what the message of CLC was and who was at the table.  It became clear that while the knowledge and leadership was impressive it wasn’t consistent with the vision or message of CLC.

Can you Handle the Truth

I have served on and attended council and board meetings thinking I was doing something great.  Then it dawned on me at the forum as I sat quietly and reflected on these meetings I had attended or been a part of where the other members looked just like me.  I was saddened at my lack of insight while at these meetings yet inside at that moment I was busting with excitement that I had a chance to make a difference… NOW!

Walking The Walk

Carolina Learning Connection is a lifelong learning, community education or adult learning platform that embraces the community we live in by encouraging diversity at the advisory level.  We are about inclusion and giving a voice to our student community in how we design our classes!

Does it Matter to YOU?

Now’s your chance to be a part of something special, won’t you join us?

Just click this link: I want to be a part of your advisory council and tell us about yourself

Peace to you friend… Marc


A Beautiful Spring Evening Event

Wow, what a ride, I can’t believe we’re here.  When we started putting all this together back in November 2011 there was no way to anticipate all the parts and pieces that needed to be in place to make this work.  There will be time to recognize and thank those that encouraged and cheered us on but for now we have an event to announce.

Launching Carolina Learning Connection

Join us Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 in the newly renovated Atherton Market in lovely South End.

  • Come and learn about Charlotte’s newest alternative to personal enrichment
  • Meet some of the wonderful teachers
  • Music by the Tsunami Waveriders
  • Enjoy tasty local creations from the dedicated vendors at the Market
  • A chance to win a $75.00 gift certificate
  • Enroll in a class and we’ll waive the $5.00 registration fee
  • Fabulous Prizes

May June Semester Class Highlights

  • Political Conventions: What Every American Should Know.  With the Democratic Convention coming to Charlotte, this will be a fun and entertaining look at this rich slice of American history.
  • Improvisational Theater: Introduction to that zany unpredictable acting and see a side of you unseen before.
  • Considering Selling Your Home? Attend one of our workshops that will give you ideas and examples that you can immediately use to impress potential buyers.

A Couple of Thoughts

Listen, I need to be perfectly upfront here.  Never in my wildest hallucinations did I ever picture myself here.  Not here Charlotte, but here, blogging about a lifelong learning platform that was inspired by another lifelong learning platform.  My wife has been unbelievably supportive, my 8 year old daughter wants to start her own learning platform for kids and has thought up some pretty cool classes.  I’m a builder, I’ve used my hands all my life to make things for other people not a lifelong learning guy.  Maybe that’s why I’ve completely enjoyed going from nothing to this on an idea that the good people of Charlotte would like it.

I’ve taken a vision and put 100% of what I know, which isn’t a lot, into something that if the good Lord see’s fit, will be something special. I may be living in a dream, but it beats the alternative.

So come to our Launch Event and say hello, I’d love to meet you and say “thank you” personally for spending some time with us.

Chasing the dream… Marc

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