Learning about STEM Careers | Lesson 42

Learning about STEM Careers | Lesson 42 | The CleverlyChanging Podcast

In Season 3 we talk to experts in their field. Our guest today is Lawrence Wagner the founder and director of SparkMindset.com. Spark Mindset has a new virtual program to help train middle and high school students about the cybersecurity field and STEM Careers.

Learning about STEM Careers | Lesson 42 | The CleverlyChanging Podcast

Intro (00:00)

(01:36) The African proverb for this week’s podcast goes as follows: “The responsibility of power is like holding an egg, Grasp it too tightly and it will drip from your fingers, hold it too loosely and it will drop and break. ” ~ African Proverb from Ghana

Word of the Episode (2:05)

Fuata maji yaendavyo means follow the water in Swahili.

Sometimes our kids just want to express themselves and we have to take the time out of our busy schedules to listen.

The Grown Folks Section: (02:50)

Lawrence Wagner also is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Spark Mindset. Lawrence has over ten years of project management experience, and has worked in STEM Careers. His background is as follows: he served in the military, worked in cybersecurity, high-tech business, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and human design thinking. Lawrence has a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. He also received leadership training from Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program and Center for Creative Leadership Community Leadership Program and is currently serving on the Colorado Workforce Development Council. Now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is a huge Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Browns fan.

Reader Participation

Did you know that coming out of a high school, a young person can earn a yearly salary between $45,000 to $55,000? Learn more about how your child can get a jumpstart in a STEM related career here: middle and high school virtual camps.

Use the promo code “CLEVERLYCHANGING25” for 25% off

Sign up to have your child attend this STEM focused virtual camp (intro to cyber security and advanced.) 

Support the Spark Mindset program (through donations and by signing up your students)


Spark Mindset helps train students and some students will even go on to be able to receive a paid internships with one of their company partners. 

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