Anyone can become an expert

Regardless of education or background

Become an expert at what you do!

Great advice … how is it possible?

Start here and find your inner expert!

Expert – a person with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject derived from formal and traditional training.
Unconventional Expert – an expert who reached mastery through informal and non-traditional means, with or without formal or traditional training.

Experts, aspiring experts and potential experts are welcome here; to develop expert-skills for personal, career and organizational advancement.

Company leadership, hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate trainers will use this website for meetings and trainings, when using the Culture of Experts program; found at CultureOfExperts.com.

Unconventional Workshop 1

Expert is in our DNA

When pre-humans invented the world’s first complex cutting tools, they also developed the world’s first expert-level skilled trades people. By chiseling rocks, expert tool makers were able to create keen cutting tools with a variety of edges, for a sharper cut. These tools were advantageous over the first cutting tools, which were simply sharp rocks; and very similar to primitive tools that are made by monkeys …

Unconventional Workshop 2

Choosing Expert

Unconventional Experts may or may not be traditional professionals or traditional skilled trades workers; however, the work in front of them often falls outside of the establishment and traditional ways of thinking. What they do cannot be learned in schools. Often, the work in front of them cannot be completed by using structured, repetitive, task-oriented or process-driven methods …

Unconventional Workshop 3

Unconventional Positions

For industry and global perspectives, white collar and blue collar designations might make sense. At a company or worker level, they are a gross oversimplification, as they do not take into account the complexity of the work that is being performed or the work that needs to be done. For the purpose of this website, we will ignore white collar and blue collar designations and use four groups that revolve around necessary skills …

Unconventional Workshop 4

Unconventional Expert Characteristics

In the age of the internet, information is quickly at our fingertips. Because of this, there is a new breed of experts. Where traditional institution-guided experts are deeply rooted within stationary schools of thought, this new breed of experts will thrive on real-time information, with the use of the internet as a tool. Outside of a standardized way of thinking, they will focus on the relevancy of information …

Unconventional Workshop 5

Expert-Trek: The Journey to Mastery

The expert-trek is more than an individual work-process or work-journey. It is an expert’s long-term commitment to achieve mastery within a chosen circumference of expertise. When traditional institution-guided experts commit to an expert-trek, their circumference of expertise is generally outlined by their profession or trade, and mastery is expected …

The 10 steps of the Individual Work Process

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Individual Work-Process 1: Foster Curiosity

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Individual Work-Process 2: Initiate Activity

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Individual Work-Process 3: Gain Relevant information

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Individual Work-Process 4: Discover Possibilities

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Individual Work-Process 5: Strategize

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Individual Work-Process 6: Commit to a Project

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Individual Work-Process 7: Create Ideas

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Individual Work-Process 8: Realize Ideas

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Individual Work-Process 9: Test Ideas

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Individual Work-Process 10: Use Failure as a Platform

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Individual Work-Process 11: Repeat all or part

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Individual Work-Process 12: Find Achievement

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Individual Work-Process Bonus: Gain Mastery

Unconventional Workshop 19

Be a Protege

The Mentor-protege structure is an extremely powerful form of education that is mostly overlooked within our society. Thousands of years ago, before a formal educational system was developed, it was a primary way of passing knowledge and skills, from one person to another …

Unconventional Workshop 20

Behavior Within Corporate Culture

Corporate culture has an organic component, which is the group dynamics that occurs when human beings come together for a unified purpose. Group dynamics can be different from department to department, however, there is always a company-wide dynamic that might be better described as an impression …

Unconventional Workshop 21

AI Robots: Who Will Be Replaced?

AI will be the next world-altering technological advancement. Soon, AI software applications, AI robots and AI self-driving vehicles will be advanced enough to outperform humans with many tasks, eliminating far more jobs than they add. AI adoption will be a matter of economics and companies that chose to ignore obvious financial advantages will not be able to compete …

Unconventional Workshop 22

Mentoring Students – The Expert Way

It is important to encouraging students to chose an educational path that can lead them to a place that is rich with opportunity. They should also understand that they have the ability, if not responsibility, to become experts at whatever it is they do …


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Opportunity is everywhere …


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