355: Reimagining the Middle School Experience, Sparking Curiosity with Kids and Thinking Outside the Box with Tim Nikolaev & Chris Coggin
When we send our kids to school, are we hoping that they'll only learn the bare minimum? How much more would they learn if they were challenged and encouraged to explore their curiosity and creativity?
Imagine sending your kids to a place where they look forward to being there every single day and are encouraged to be the best version of themselves. Today's guests have not only imagined it, but they've created it.
Tim Nikolaev and Chris Coggin have reimagined the middle school experience for children through Peak Collective, where they focus on increasing self-awareness and developing self-confidence through rites of passage.
It didn't take long to realize how good these guys are by the changes I saw in Tiger's mood and mindset after being part of this group. And it fires me up to see him excited to go to school and learn and willing to bond with other kids.
Tim and Chris have created a community of adults and kids built on love, trust, and lifelong learning. Peak's mission is to support kids to become emotionally mature, compassionate, brave, and hardworking adults. And I'd say they're doing a heck of a job so far.
In this episode, we dig into the importance of rites of passage for the growth of our kids, how our children are mirrors of our growth as parents, and why it's crucial to give our children room to be curious to pursue their dreams and find their purpose.
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Tim Nikolaev & Chris Coggin Podcast Highlights
- What do you model for your kids with your actions? It’s hard to expect your children to behave a certain way if you don’t behave like that yourself.
- Why our kids are a mirror for our growth as parents, and how that can help us be better dads.
- Building trust with your kids doesn’t happen by telling them what to think and feel. It’s built by letting them figure out what their dreams are and supporting them in the process.
- Why passion, joy, dedication, and commitment are crucial in education, and why they’re missing in our traditional education setting.
- Why Tim and Chris refuse to scale Peak Collective and how that helps them stay focused on their mission.
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