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"EdUp Edge: The Scoop on Career Schools, Leadership & Life Hacks"

Welcome to EdUp Edge: "The Scoop on Career Schools, Leadership & Life Hacks!" I'm Kat, your host and the Founder of Motivate With K.A.T. We are jumping into the dynamic world of career and trade schools, innovative leadership strategies, HE systems and we'll uncover practical life hacks to help you excel.

Each episode features inspiring stories and expert insights from educators, leaders, industry professionals and innovators.

Whether you're an admissions advisor, educator, creator or someone looking to enhance your skills, this podcast is your go-to source for valuable tips and engaging conversations.

Tune in and get the edge you need to level up your personal and professional lives.

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Recent Episodes

May 3, 2024

5.8 "Behind the Exit: Insights from Former Enrollment Leaders"

Join us in this insightful episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop," as we sit down with Marco Velasquez and Jason McWilliams, both former enrollment leaders in higher education. Discover the reasons behind their departure,...

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April 26, 2024

5.7 "Transforming Admissions Communication: The TextChat Solution"

In this episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop" podcast, we sit down with Eric Kades , Founder of TextChat, to discuss how admissions teams can capture more leads and streamline communication with potential students. With ...

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April 5, 2024

5.6 "Resilience in Higher Education: Overcoming Scrutiny and Adversit…

Join us on this compelling episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop," with your host Kathy Belletty, where we sit down with the remarkable Dr. Fardad Fateri , a trailblazer in higher education with a remarkable journey spann...

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March 15, 2024

5.5 "Lead Velocity: The Power of Prompt Contact in Nurturing New Lead…

Tune in to "EdUp Career Schools: The Scoop" for an insightful discussion on the critical importance of prompt lead contact in the admissions process. Our special guest, Cade Scott , joins us to unravel the mysteries of lead v...

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March 1, 2024

5.4 "How Toxic Workplaces Poison Potential: Unveiling Solutions"

Join us on this enlightening episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop," as we delve into the detrimental effects of toxic workplaces and uncover practical solutions. Our special guest, Danielle Shelton , an esteemed writing ...

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Feb. 9, 2024

5.3 Empowering Change: Elvia Quintanilla's Journey from Adversity to …

In this episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop," we delve into the remarkable journey of Elsia Quintanilla , founder of a Texas technical trade school. Despite facing numerous challenges as a minority female entrepreneur, ...

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Jan. 26, 2024

5.2 EduAI: Navigating the Future of Education with Artificial Intelli…

Welcome back to another insightful episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop," with your host Kathy Belletty , Founder of Motivate With K.A.T. In this episode entitled "EduAI: Navigating the Future of Education," we unravel ...

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Jan. 12, 2024

5.1 "The Visionary Campus: A Conversation with Billy Kidd, a Trailbla…

Leaders are nurtured through experience, and everyone is not called to serve in this role. Tune into another explosive episode of EdUp Career Schools "The Scoop" as we delve into the pivotal role of a Campus President. Guess ...

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Dec. 22, 2023

4.8 "Success Blueprint: Mastering the College Application Journey"

In this thought provoking episode, I speak with Emily Mitchell, Vice President of Education with Sylvan Learning. We unravel the intricacies of crafting a compelling application that not only opens doors to higher education b...

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Dec. 1, 2023

4.7 Bridging Admissions and Finance for Student Success With Darius G…

When admissions and finance unite, incredible things happen. More students navigate the process, kickstart their training, and step into the careers they've always envisioned. Today, I'm thrilled to have Mr. Darius Goldman, t...

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Nov. 17, 2023

4.6 Motivating Online Teams and Shaping the Future of Education With …

In the ever-evolving landscape of education and team leadership, fundamental insights emerge as pillars of success. Adapting to change is indispensable, as it presents opportunities for growth and innovation. The cultivation ...

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Nov. 10, 2023

4.5 Transforming Lives through Marketing and Advertising in Higher Ed…

In this episode, I am joined by Jami Hornbuckle, Vice President for 3E Content Strategy with 3E Enrollment Marketing, Inc., to discuss marketing and advertising in higher education. Jamie shares her passion for higher educati...

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Recent Blog Posts

The Role of Authenticity in Enrollment Marketing

In today's crowded higher education landscape, colleges and universities cannot rely on prestige and name recognition alone to attract top students. With more options than ever, prospective students are searching for substance over flash. They want …

The Challenges and Realities of Working in Higher Education Admissions

Working in higher education admissions can be a rewarding and life-changing career path. Admissions advisors have the opportunity to help students navigate the complexities of higher education and guide them towards a brighter future. However, this …

Overcoming Micromanagement as a Leader

Micromanagement is a common leadership pitfall that can severely hamper productivity, innovation, and morale. As a leader, avoiding the urge to micromanage is critical for empowering your team and enabling them to thrive. Constant hovering, excessiv…