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DEEP Coalition’s vision in the world is to build bridges between students, leaders, and working professionals across different education levels, income classes, and industry types. We contribute to the future of our youth by collaborating with individuals such as executives, entrepreneurs, and employees to create scholarships for one student at a time to enroll in our 3-part webinar series (monthly bootcamp): how to use writing and creativity to build influence on LinkedIn. Every voice matters and no high school and college student should have to wait to experience what having a voice can look like and feel like in today’s modern world. For a reasonable $250, any leader, working professional, or retiree can make this learning opportunity possible for one student!

2024 Mission: Help Us to Enroll 1,000 Students (Tuition-Free)

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE

What is voice development? To us, it is no different than professional branding, but with emotional or expressive writing as the focal point to tell people who you are, what you do, and how you want to be remembered. The truth is your voice builds your reputation. This is why LinkedIn is a great platform for storytelling and sharing your thoughts, ideas, and perspectives. Your social activities such as posts and comments will help you to establish trust and make meaningful connections with diverse leaders and working professionals, which are important steps in the process of finding your tribe. We teach students a creative approach that encourages them to use their own words and their own avatars when communicating on LinkedIn. Students who complete our monthly bootcamps will gain a better understanding of why having a strong voice matters and how to approach 1-on-1 relationship-building in the workplace and in the world for years to come.

Bootcamp Objective

Becoming an influencer on LinkedIn outside of the algorithm can be a real game changer in work and life. Our goal is to help students of all languages and backgrounds understand that LinkedIn is a safe place for them to share their voices using expressive writing (journaling with little regards to spelling and grammar) and digital art (personalized avatars) to connect with all types of working professionals at the human level. Getting a jumpstart on voice development improves mental health, people skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness which all contribute to greater career success!

Student Interest

To identify interest for our bootcamp, we survey using the following questions and share the results with schools and districts.

  • Have you heard of LinkedIn?
  • Did you know that Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O’Leary from Shark Tank are all ‘top voices’ on LinkedIn?
  • Do you think that ‘having a voice’ matters?
  • How important do you think ‘communication skills’ is to becoming an influencer?
  • How important do you think ‘networking’ is to student and career success?
  • How important do you think ‘having connections’ is to your future?
  • Would you be interested in learning about ‘professional branding’ to help you with all of the above sooner rather than later?

Bootcamp 2024Schedule

We offer an experiential learning curve to help students get started on LinkedIn with confidence and capability. Students must choose one specific week to complete the program. Our monthly bootcamps are comprised of three online classes. Note that the each class must be taken in sequential order: LinkedIn I > LinkedIn II > LinkedIn III.

Q1 Bootcamps

JANUARY Bootcamp 
LinkedIn I: Mon, 1/8 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 1/10 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 1/12 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

FEBRUARY Bootcamp 
LinkedIn I: Mon, 2/5 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 2/7 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 2/9 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

MARCH Bootcamp 
LinkedIn I: Mon, 3/4 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 3/6 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 3/8 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

Q2 Bootcamps

APRIL Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 4/1 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 4/3 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 4/5 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

MAY Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 5/6 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 5/8 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 5/10 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

JUNE Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 6/3 (12pm-1:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 6/5 (12pm-1:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 6/7 (12pm-1:30pm CT)

Q3 Bootcamps

JULY Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 7/8 (12pm-1:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 7/10 (12pm-1:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 7/12 (12pm-1:30pm CT)

AUGUST Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 8/19 (12pm-1:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 8/21 (12pm-1:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 8/23 (12pm-1:30pm CT)

SEPTEMBER Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 9/9 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 9/11 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 9/13 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

Q4 Bootcamps

OCTOBER Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 10/7 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 10/9 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 10/11 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

NOVEMBER Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 11/4 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 11/6 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 11/8 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

DECEMBER Bootcamp
LinkedIn I: Mon, 12/9 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn II: Wed, 12/11 (6pm-7:30pm CT)
LinkedIn III: Fri, 12/13 (6pm-7:30pm CT)

Bootcamp Rewardsand Takeaways

All 3 classes will be conducted through Zoom and each class is a total of 90 minutes long: 30-minute lecture, 45-minute workshop, and 15-minute Q&A.

I. Why become an active LinkedIn member

  • What is LinkedIn?
  • What does having a voice on LinkedIn mean?
  • What are the benefits for being an active LinkedIn member?
  • What does success or productivity on LinkedIn look like?

Workshop: Create LinkedIn account and complete/review important profile sections

Reward #1: Receive a makeover of the traditional corporate headshot and use the avatar ($165 value) as the new LinkedIn profile picture and in posts using our marketing templates

 

II. How to get started with LinkedIn influencing

  • Followers vs 1st connections
  • Building a strong social activity trail
  • LinkedIn posts, articles, and events
  • Writing and marketing on LinkedIn

Workshop: Using avatar on profile and creating eye-catching marketing pieces

Reward #2: Receive a 12-month LinkedIn marketing planner ($99 value) to help with content creation during and after the bootcamp

 

III: How networking on LinkedIn helps with student and career success

  • The value of having a strong voice
  • Introduction to trust, relationship, and community building
  • Interacting with leaders and decision-makers
  • Building a LinkedIn network for continued wellness and growth

Workshop: Using LinkedIn to research about career pathways, colleges/universities, industry topics, companies, influencers, entrepreneurs, and diverse working professionals, including how to send a meaningful invitation to connect and grow with others personally and professionally

Reward #3: Receive a 30-minute 1-on-1 coaching session ($500 value) with instructor for advice on influencing, networking, and work-life success upon completion of all three classes

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

One meaningful gift for students is a teacher with a deeply empathetic voice and a suite of unique marketing tools that can help them to further explore 1) who they are and 2) how they want to be seen, heard, and valued at the workplace and in the world. At DEEP Coalition, we focus on developing the creative expression of students through writing and digital art so that they can become effective communicators wherever they go. Your sponsorship will create scholarships for high school and college students at the local, national, and worldwide levels to get started with building a name presence that strongly represents their identities – which increases the chance for more work-life opportunities in the future.

Student Interest

We have a growing list of students whom we have identified through schools, districts, and libraries waiting to learn about the power of one voice and professional branding.

Choose Sponsorship Plan

We create bootcamp redemption codes based on the number of students you would like to sponsor and distribute these vouchers to students, so that they can self-register for a schedule that work best for them.

Submit Info

We ask you to share a few words of encouragement, so that we can pass your message to the school and students who will be benefiting from your kindness.

Thank You!

To give back to your generosity, we will shout out to you and/or your organization through a LinkedIn post and you can expect that we will be featuring you in an upcoming 'Deep Voices' magazine edition.

WHY DEEP COALITION

“No one wants to connect with students because they know that we have nothing to offer.”

“Yes, you do. You have a voice and it can influence anyone if you understand how to use it regularly and authentically. Start by learning how to become a creative expressive writer!”

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Every student deserves voice development by learning how to write expressively and publicly about the things that matter to them – just like how no student should have to worry about paying for school meals to learn about the things that can shape their future. Join the conversation online by interacting with any of the LinkedIn posts below or click here to visit the latest updates from DEEP Coalition.

CEO SUPPORT

We contribute to the future of our youth by involving CEOs small and large from nonprofit to profit organizations to create scholarships for one student at a time. We believe that every student deserves voice development by learning how to write expressively and publicly about the things that matter to them – just like how no student should have to worry about paying for school meals to learn about the things that can shape their future. All it takes is 1 humble CEO, 1 curious student, and 1 invested teacher to demonstrate the power of one and the power of people for a better world.

Voice THROUGH WRITING Matters

“I have collaborated with Xiong Katiya in her work with both the DEEP Coalition and Deep Voices, as well as during her time at Secura Consultants, where she provided exceptional support and partnership to the firm I led as CEO. Katiya is a truly inspirational figure, possessing a distinct ability to help others become more self-aware, understand their core values, and utilize their unique voices to connect with others. I am continually impressed by Katiya’s ongoing development and influence, along with her innate skill in eliciting the best from people and guiding them to use it in ways that promote teamwork, inclusivity, and synergy. I am honored to call Katiya a friend and colleague, and I am grateful for her dedication to helping individuals discover their own voices, thereby achieving clarity, connection, and comfort in their quest for self-worth and identity.” ~ Eric P. Miller, Consultant & Retired CEO

Khang Lai

Student

It was a lovely experience talking to Katiya Xiong during those three class sessions and I'm so glad we could talk 1-on-1! The experience was invaluable and I strongly advocate for anyone here who is scared of having a voice and wants to give a push to a student towards their life in exploring themselves on how to live a life full of expression and creativity to just do it. The self-awareness I developed and obstacles I originally had on LinkedIn have been shifted into a fun game in exploring myself, creating a new approach for me to express myself on LinkedIn that I couldn't be happier with. This course changed my professional viewpoint on LinkedIn and shifted my pre-existing beliefs that I couldn't have a voice in the face of not being enough. If that sounds interesting, I strongly recommend anyone to reach out.

Mauri Pelto

Academia

It is often the case that when you have something of value to share, it is usually hard to break thorough the steam of emails, social media etc.. Katiya Xiong's headshot sketches are one way to slow the scroll and tell your story. It is a combination of creativity and the enhanced humanity they convey that is drives greater engagement. She brings to her sketches a storytelling mindset, that comes through in the headshots. I requested a group of headshot sketches that were delivered ahead of schedule and where she proactively identified a better base photograph to work from. As you look for ways to expand your influence and use creativity to help tell your story, remember this possibility!

Holly MacTaggart

Human Resources

There are a lot of people out there hoping you won’t look too hard, won’t ask questions, will simply buy whatever they are selling. Katiya Xiong is the “real deal”. She welcomes the questions, the pushback and realizes honest relationships take time. She is honest, genuine and transparent, and she strives to adhere to a strict code that values integrity, fairness, and straightforwardness. She doesn’t deceive or manipulate others, and she takes responsibility for her actions, even when it is difficult to do so. If you decide to engage with her, you will meet a genuine person trying to make the world a better place.

Bill Mills

Financial Wellness

Katiya Xiong is an awesome person that uses her talents for good! She has spoken at Florida Prosperity Partnership's Annual Financial Capability Training Conference as the keynote closing speaker in 2022! Additionally, she worked with FPP's summer interns (over 60 of them) on LinkedIn influencing. She really has the desire for all to live deeply, achieve financial freedom, and become thought leaders! I look forward to continued partnerships with her!

Larry Walker

Humanity Leadership

It is challenging for me to express how much I am impressed with Katiya Xiong. Sometime ago, I was directed to a powerful video that explained why Millennials are born leaders. I was quite taken with this video, and Katiya is my first personal experience with one of these Millennial Leaders. (I am assuming she fits into the Millennial category.) She is definitely a leader. Katiya impresses on multiple leves: She is a strong Visionary as demonstrated by her Deep Coalition initiative. She shows mastery for managing details as evidenced by her making LinkedIn her personal switchboard. Her zeal for new ideas is unending. Her energy is boundless. While I have encountered many, many approaches for becoming a better communicator, Katiya is the first person I know who stresses 'writing-to-influence-others' which after all must be one of the desired end results. Get to know Katiya. You will find it rewarding.

INSTRUCTOR CREDIBILITY

Who is Katiya Xiong? She is a deep voice (micro-influencer) on LinkedIn with the capability to connect with anyone at the human level – whether they are individuals or organizations that fall into the 1% or the 99%. She is also a social leader, artist, guest lecturer, author, and mother of two growing boys who believes that people are more than their gifts, talents, and papers. To pursue the meaning of social leadership and the impact that it could have on everyday citizens, she went on a three-year journey to study the online behavior of 1,000+ CEOs; in addition, she reviewed 100+ DEI reports and completed 1-on-1 interviews with 100 diverse employees. These studies along with the turning points in her life shaped her to become the communicator, connector, and collaborator that she is today. As the founder of DEEP Coalition, Katiya is truly everywhere anywhere all at once when it comes to making a real-time difference through demonstration, examples, and words!

BUILDING VOICE BRIDGES GAPS

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DEEP Coalition is a global movement driven by empathy in our belief to bring ordinary and extraordinary people closer together in the direction of meaningful change. We do that by empowering individuals to be the artist of their own lives through the development of a deep (clear, intentional, and authentic) voice using expressive writing as the approach for personal and professional growth.

Katiya Xiong, Founder | DEEP Coalition LLC © 2024 | PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS OF USE

SMALL GROUP TRAINING FOR 3 STUDENTS

Tuition $1,350/WEEKLY

3 Students for $16,200 at $5,400/Student
10% or $1,800 Total Course Discount
$18K Small Group Package Value

  • 3 Months Transformation

    Create an authentic and interesting voice to differentiate you from the crowd.

  • 12 Week-Long Modules
    The teaching format is lecture + working session with clear learning objectives and outcomes.
  • 12 Weekly Online Sessions (60 Min)

    I can't teach you anything, I can only help you to explore yourself. ~ Bruce Lee

  • Quarterly Marketing Planner
    Receive a 12-week content planning calendar for LinkedIn posting.
  • Special Training
    Learn graphic design, expressive writing, and video making.
  • Digital Journal & Notebook

    Track your learning curve and progress.

  • Teacher's Gifts
    Post collaboration, digital headshot artwork, creative image, 60-second video, and introductions to network.
  • Grow Your LinkedIn Network 3X

    Excellent learning experience!

Tuition $4,320/MONTH

3 Students for $12,960 at $4,320/Student
20% or $3,240 Total Course Discount
$18K Small Group Package Value

  • 3 Months Transformation

    Create an authentic and interesting voice to differentiate you from the crowd.

  • 12 Week-Long Modules
    The teaching format is lecture + working session with clear learning objectives and outcomes.
  • 12 Weekly Online Sessions (60 Min)

    I can't teach you anything, I can only help you to explore yourself. ~ Bruce Lee

  • Quarterly Marketing Planner
    Receive a 12-week content planning calendar for LinkedIn posting.
  • Special Training
    Learn graphic design, expressive writing, and video making.
  • Digital Journal & Notebook

    Track your learning curve and progress.

  • Teacher's Gifts
    Post collaboration, digital headshot artwork, creative image, 60-second video, and introductions to network.
  • Grow Your LinkedIn Network 3X

    Excellent learning experience!