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Colby B. Jubenville — Go Your Own Way

Colby B. Jubenville

Colby B. Jubenville

Colby B. Jubenville, Ph.D., holds an academic appointment at Middle Tennessee State University and is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and inventor. He was raised by two educators who taught him that if you want to take on the world, you marry an educator, become an educator and teach and coach others. Today, he teaches and coaches others how to monetize their knowledge, skill, desire, confidence, likeability, networks and how to ultimately not choose the way of the herd, but to "go their own way." Follow him: @drjubenville on Twitter.

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How to earn your halo

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Coaching and living the dream

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Mentoring millennials the Nick Saban way

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The millennial mindset

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