Crossword Series - COACHING


Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." – Andrew Carnegie

When I returned to school at 40 to pursue a master’s in education, many people asked what I could possibly learn in a classroom that I didn’t learn after decades in business. My classes and fellow students challenged me to dig deeper … to continuously put the user first in product design and development, to apply the framework of Universal Design for Learning so that all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities, and to understand Stages value and position in the ecosystem of existing autism education programs. But, by far, the greatest value I walked away from Cambridge with is in the people I met.

I am eternally grateful for the advice, support and friendship of John Richards and David Dockterman. With brilliant careers focussed on educational innovation and entrepreneurship, each is deeply dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders who are working to improve the state of education worldwide. Stages is a better company, and I am a better person, through their mentorship.

~ Angela Nelson