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Nurturing Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs: The Benefits of the EMP® in High Schools

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

While university-level entrepreneurship programs have seen a surge in the use of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP®), the relevance of incorporating this transformative tool extends even further into high school programs.

By helping high school students tap into their entrepreneurial potential it opens them up to a world of possibilities, a stronger sense of direction, and even a boost in their self-confidence.

Our mission is to give those in the coaching and education sectors the tools to inspire students and shape the leaders of the future. The EMP® is your secret weapon. Why? Here are five ways your students could benefit from the EMP.

1. Early Exposure to Entrepreneurship

We know that high school is a critical juncture in a student's life. It’s where they start exploring their interests, passions, and potential career paths. By introducing the EMP® in high schools, you can provide students with early exposure to entrepreneurship. This exposure not only broadens their horizons but also empowers them to make informed choices about their futures.

2. Preparing for Future Challenges

The EMP® encourages students to develop essential qualities such as resilience, adaptability, and problem-solving skills. Employers are constantly on the lookout for employees that have these qualities, these ‘soft’ skills are transferable across most, if not all fields of work. The EMP® can help set students up for success and build the resistance they need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

3. Inspiring Creativity and Innovation

Young people are brimming with creativity and fresh ideas. As educators, we have the opportunity to nurture innovative thinking and demonstrate what to aspire to, aim for and the necessary skills to develop. The EMP® does exactly that. The profiling tool helps students understand their unique entrepreneurial strengths and areas for growth.

4. Fostering Critical Thinking

Incorporating the EMP® into high school programs can foster critical thinking, a skill that is invaluable in entrepreneurship and many other career paths. It encourages students to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and consider how these can be leveraged for future success.

5. Supporting Diverse Career Choices

Not all high school students will become entrepreneurs. The EMP® isn't just about creating entrepreneurs; it's about developing a mindset that can lead to success in various career paths. It encourages students to explore diverse opportunities and make informed and confident choices about their future.

Conclusion: Investing in the Future

Incorporating the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® into high school programs is an investment in the future. It not only empowers students with essential life skills but also helps them recognise and pursue their passions and interests. Whether they become entrepreneurs, engineers, doctors, artists, or a tradesperson, the EMP® equips them with the mindset and tools they need to excel in their chosen path.

For high school educators, business teachers and program leaders encouraging entrepreneurship, introducing the EMP® could be a game-changer that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. By fostering an entrepreneurial mindset early on, we can inspire the next generation of leaders, innovators, and problem solvers.

If you have questions on how we integrate the EMP with high school programs, feel free to pick up the phone or send an email. To delve further and learn more about the EMP® visit and take a good look around.


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