Cut through the career and professional BS by hiring Zak as a speaker for your school, company, conference, or student club. Zak’s workshops and keynotes drive real results through active participation with the audience, workshopping audience concerns and dilemmas in real time. Past attendees have left with action plans to launch their businesses, start their dream jobs, and take control of their classrooms. Zak takes an active role in the performance and follow-up of the event, invested in making sure your attendees get the most out of their time with him.
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Zak joins teachers, homeschool parents, college educators, and administrators to discuss how they can take their students and institutions to the next level. Most educators know the factory-inspired model of schooling that we’ve inherited is not working well. Students and educators are unhappy and feel stifled.
It does not have to be this way. Through keynotes, lectures, and seminars, the educators with whom Zak works reclaim the drive and passion lost in so many young people today.
Example Workshops & Keynotes:


 Ambition Mapping: How to Inspire Goal-Oriented Learners 

The End of School: How Educators Can Save Learning from School

How High Schoolers Can Accelerate Their Success Beyond College Students

Higher Education Alternatives

Zak is a one-of-a-kind thinker and doer. As an educator in public schools, Zak helps me move from simply loathing a system that can be incredibly frustrating due to the monotonous lack of true innovation to assuming the role of a doer. Avoid the tendency to make excuses for why what he says can't be done "in my context" and wrap your mind around the practices and systems that we as "schoolers" have created that don't serve us or our students. Then listen. You will find a call for us to take off our centuries-old hats as "talkers" in front of a classroom. Instead, you'll be invited to answer a call to empower ourselves and our students to start doing what really matters: make sense of the world around us and do something about it.
Teacher & Education Executive


Any good manager or founder knows that much of success in business comes down to the people you hire and the people you retain. Zak’s corporate clients learn how to find, train, and retain the best young talent and win out in the competitive marketplace for talent.
Your work together consists of creating professional development that does more than just sounds nice and goes in an HR brochure. Young talent learn what they want and how to get there in the corporation. Through effective development and incentive structures, clients become more effective at executing on their vision.
I asked Zak to be the closing keynote of the 2018 Going Deep Summit, and I could not be happier with the partnership. In addition to driving the most ticket sales of any of the speakers, he also brought a fantastic energy that propelled our programming through the late afternoon. Zak's deep well of expertise and experience allowed him to give practical advice and guidance to the audience questions. Hire him now before his prices go up.
Going Deep Summit Host

Student Groups

Most career advice given to young people today is awful. It’s written by people who have not had to find real jobs for years — if not decades — and is so often repeated that it becomes ineffective. 
The student groups Zak joins learn how to take back their educations, accelerate their careers, and find opportunities that nobody else is finding. You do not have to wait years to get on the path to your dream job and dream life. Our events and workshops help you find out how to build a career you’re excited about today. 
We've hosted Zak as a speaker on multiple occasions and he's always well-received by the students and University. Zak offers a unique and charismatic voice on education, personal advancement, and breaking the mold.
Student Leader, FGCU

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