Who We Are

We make big breaks happen

Learner2Earner imparts an experiential understanding of how organizations operate and what people actually do at work. It does this with programming based on a proven methodology and a visual tool called the Earning Model Canvas.

The Canvas has been developed and refined over more than a decade by Professor Yves Pigneur of the University of Lausanne and his colleague Alexander Osterwalder. It is a robust tool that has undergone extensive construct validation and empirical testing. Today it is used by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide, ranging from the Canadian government to Google, General Electric, and Stanford University.

 

Dr. Timothy Clark, a colleague of Drs. Pigneur and Osterwalder, saw the Canvas’s potential for broader use and adapted it to create a career development methodology. This method was described in the global bestseller Business Model You (2012), co-created with Drs. Pigneur and Osterwalder, which has been published in 19 languages to date. Though the Canvas was widely used in government, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and corporations, its use in education was largely limited to graduate business schools.

In 2012, K-12 career educator and curriculum developer Randi Millard read Dr. Clark’s seminal book, Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career, and she immediately recognized its potential. She started using the Personal Business Model with her students — but something was missing. She realized that she needed more training, and her secondary students needed a program that was adapted specifically to their needs.

In 2016, Randi Millard took Business Model You® Master Practitioner certification training from Dr. Clark, and the two discovered a strong common commitment to improving secondary level career education. The result was Business Model Youth, YouX, and the Learner2Earner program.

In 2018, Randi worked with Dr. Clark to create Learner2Earner’s parent company, Business Model Youth. They also co-authored Learner2Earner’s anchor text, YouX: A Simple Method for Making Decisions About Life Beyond School.

Purpose

Helping people transition from school to work is at the heart of what we do.

Vision

We guide and support a new generation of workers who are empowered to succeed.

Mission

We ensure that all students are able to put their visions into action by using Learner2Earner’s first principles of work and life:

Values

Engagement and Satisfaction
Diversity and Inclusion
Innovation
Lifelong Learning
Trust

Our Team

Randi A. Millard, M.Ed., MOD

Founder

. . . is an advocate for a modern approach to work education that recognizes the prevalence of non-linear career paths and the need for applied career innovation education as a standard part of work education programming. She works with schools and students throughout the world using the Business Model Methodology and Work Model Canvas. She has served as career and curriculum director for school districts in Detroit, Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio. She has also taught in the El Paso Independent School District and has lived, worked, and schooled her four children in the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. She holds a Master of Education and a Master of Organization Development, and she is a Certified Practitioner of the Business Model You® method.

Dr. Timothy Clark

Co-Founder

. . . is an educator, an entrepreneur, and the creator of the Business Model You® work reinvention methodology. He earned undergraduate, masters, and doctorate degrees from Stanford University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Hitotsubashi University. He has authored or edited six books on personal development, business models, and entrepreneurship, including Business Model You, Business Models for Teams, and Business Model Generation, which together have sold more than one million copies in 30 languages.

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