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Social Savvy 101: Why Getting Great Grades in College Is Only Part of the Equation for a Happy, Successful Life

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Social Savvy 101: Why Getting Great Grades in College Is Only Part of the Equation for a Happy, Successful Life

Join Jane as she talks to Life Coach Allie Irwin about the work she's doing to help college students. College is an enormous investment on many levels, and a big part of the college experience is the relationships developed while there. Every dynamic, from getting along with roommates, finding a comfortable social niche and supportive friends, to developing relationships with key professors, all the way to securing a coveted internship, are all predicated on having a strong basis of social skills. This is equally true if the student is going away to school or attending a local community college and living at home. No matter what, school is a huge investment of time and energy, and to in order to get the most return on that investment, the student will need social skills. Listen to hear more about the work Allie is doing to help students make the best of this experience!

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Allie_Irwin_176348240.jpegLife Coach Allie Irwin is a former engineer, who, during her college career, uncovered a well-buried truth about academic life: Getting good grades doesn't guarantee success. There are multiple other life skills and traits that are just as important in creating a joyful, successful life and career, but they are rarely mentioned. Allie became fascinated with communication dynamics when she finally understood that we need more life skills than just smarts to establish a satisfying career and happy existence. With extensive training in body language, lie detection, and various types of personalities, she uses her expertise in human behavior to create custom training solutions for young adults learning how to navigate the world. Learn more about Allie at:

Following many years of experience both raising her own children and working with and learning from adolescents and young adults, Allie has developed a special four week course aimed at offering college students, especially incoming freshmen, the tools to communicate clearly, establish routines and boundaries, and avoid succumbing to peer pressure as they grow into their future life.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in the media world through radio in Michigan in 1980. She soon migrated west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and KIFM in San Diego. She was awarded the prestigious Marconi Award for her work at the Smooth Jazz station KIFM in 2005.

She researched, wrote, edited and produced the highly regarded and award-winning public affairs program San Diego Update. The Advertising Council recognized Jane for her continued commitment to effecting positive social change. While Jane's network continued to expand, so did her desire to grow her own business. She branched out into the world of voice over with a home studio in the 1990s. She is currently the voice of Cartier, Ferragamo and Michigan State University's program RELAX-Alternatives to Anger.

In 2010 her natural curiosity led her to expand her knowledge and business again, by including marketing and social media for businesses and non-profits. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others." Helping to elevate other people is one of her personal passions.

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team that has been building homes for the impoverished over the past five years in Tijuana. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless on a humanitarian mission in 2011. Recently, she traveled to Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo. She was so moved by her visit; upon her return, she raised money to pay for the education of thirteen children in a school in Keningau.

Her vast connections across all media platforms bring a wealth of passionate and empowered individuals to her show. If you are doing something to make this life experience more rewarding for others...she wants to talk to you.