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Ugh!  Do you ever wish some people would just “get to the point” or “cut to the chase”?  Or do you glaze over when others meander around a topic?  Or do you find them interesting, but “all over the map”?

When working in a group, do you ever feel some people are a bit picky and shooting down your great ideas?  Or maybe you feel overwhelmed by those who present so many options.

How about learning?  Are details hard to recall – even tedious or boring?  Or do theories and ideas seem vague, unimportant, and too general?  Does learning flow easily with some teachers and texts, but crawl in an uphill slog with others?

No matter which questions struck a chord with you, these real-world situations can be frustrating, even disheartening.  And, they can hamper relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. 

But take heart! The differences they illustrate between us are not personality or genetic traits.  You’re not stuck with the way “they” are!  And you can change your experience of those trying times!

Called Groupers and Stringers, the differences described here are just information processing preferences.  They’re styles of thinking that we’ve learned and trained our brains to use as we take in, organize, and communicate information.   We can train our brain to think better by seeing and using the alternative style.  Instead of letting one preference dominate, we can become ambi-thinkers.

How can a coach help with that?

Our coaches are diagnosticians.  They’ll start by determining if you tend to group or string information together.  That will quickly open up possibilities for you.  But don’t worry; this is not about changing or giving up what works.  It is an add-on.  You will become more skilled and have more strategies to use. 

Coaches are also improvement guides.  In the athletic realm, they point out flaws, teach new methods, encourage stepping beyond what’s comfortable, and design training programs to get better results.  They’re motivators, organizers, and feedback guides. 

So too in the intellectual realm.  When it comes to grouper and stringer thinking, our coaches will empower you to be a more powerful ambi-thinker.  Like a grouper, you’ll see the whole forest, and like a stringer you’ll be able to focus on the individual trees.  We’ll show you how to “see” ideas, analyze details, and interweave the two.  You’ll see the whole without the holes!

With MMTC coaching, you’ll be a better thinker.  You’ll be a better communicator.  You’ll be a better problem solver.  Along the way, you’ll become more efficient and less stressed, because better thinking makes for better living!

Eliminate Back-to-School Stress! How?

With our 5-lesson SMART Start Tutor-Coaching program.

– Guided Self Assessment
– 5 One-on-One Coaching Sessions
– 7 Digital Tools for Success

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About the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking, and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-K-12 education, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.