Our Mission: Innovation. Engagement. Proven Results.
PRIME U exists to help individuals become the best versions of themselves through values-based leadership training, holistic personal development, and innovative learning solutions.
Values-Based Leadership Training:
In the most critical times of performance, one does not rise to the occasion, but to the level of their training. PRIME U offers values-based leadership development training through in-person workshops, online courses, and one on one coaching.
Holistic Personal Development Curriculum:
Our personal development curriculum is based upon the principles of self-determination theory, using a culturally relevant pedagogy in order to engage diverse populations with real-world examples, skills, and principles that can be applied throughout their daily lives.
We pride ourselves on providing access to innovative educational solutions through a hybrid teaching model using online platforms, virtual reality for education, and discussion based workshops.
Prime U's Eight Components of "The Advantage":
- Self-awareness, Core Value Formation & Goal-Setting
- Values-Driven Leadership & Problem-Solving Skills (Learning Agility)
- Effective Communication, Teamwork & Emotional Intelligence
- Personal Branding, Online Presence & Marketability
- Social & Global Responsibility (Diversity & Inclusion)
- Financial Awareness & Management
- Workplace Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Career Awareness & Professionalism
*Each component is delivered separately through one hour sessions (In-person & online options available)
Who We Are
Jarrod Barnes founded Prime U in June of 2017 out of the desire to help bridge the gap between education being delivered in the classroom and application within real-world scenarios.
As a former student-athlete, collegiate coach, and administrator, Jarrod has seen and experienced the needs of students and young professionals within the collegiate landscape and workplace. While working on his Ph.D. at Ohio State, Jarrod focused his research on how to develop the talent and potential of millennials and generation Z. Research, experience, and consistent presence alongside young people are what gives Prime the expertise and knowledge to execute values-based leadership training, holistic student development, and provide innovative learning solutions.