Personal Development in Westlake

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Troubadour Coffee Co.

Fairview Park

$39 $19

Baristas lead coffee-tasting that explains beans’ distinct flavors based on their origin

Up to 51% Off Guitar or Ukulele Lessons

Songdog Music

Berea

$50 $25

Experienced instructors teach techniques and skills based around the kinds of music students want to play and enjoy listening to

65% Off Lessons at Premier Flight Academy

Premier Flight Academy

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Discovery Flights let guests climb into planes for aerial tours; ground school prepares private pilots for their licensing test

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Digital Photo Academy

On Location

$99 $49

Professional photographers teach students how to light and frame images of natural sights

88% Off Project Management Certification Bundle

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

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Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

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Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

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Redeem from Home

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

74% Off ACT or SAT Prep

College Recruiting Specialists

On Location

$475 $125

Recruiters who specialize in helping aspiring college athletes accomplish their goals help students improve ACT or SAT scores

Up to 63% Off Photography Workshop

Cleveland Photography

Cleveland

$135 $59

Lifelong shutterbug teaches photography techniques during three-hour workshop

Up to 60% Off Tutoring Sessions at Momentuum, LLC

Momentuum, LLC

Cleveland Heights

$250 $119

State-certified instructors and tutors tackle every thing from math and science to English and the arts at small group tutoring sessions

Up to 61% Off Private Computer Tutoring

Funutation Tekademy

Beachwood

$125 $59

Classes for children and teenagers teach fun, practical computer skills, covering topics such as creating apps and programming video games

50% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Cleveland Flight Lessons

Richmond Heights

$199 $99

Guests embrace the gift of flight and spend 30 minutes in the air with a trained instructor, learning the basics of flying a plane

40% Off Music Lessons

Great Lakes School Of Music

Mayfield Heights

$88 $53

Instructors with university degrees teach beginner or advanced students the art of singing and playing an instrument.

Up to 67% Off SAT or ACT Prep Course

The College Review

Solon

$499 $199

Experts help high schoolers prepare for their college-entrance exams in a six-week-long group SAT or ACT course or an online SAT course

44% Off Music Lessons

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

$80 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 71% Off Nutrition Coach Certification

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Grosse Ile

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 77% Off Online Reading Lessons

Red Apple Reading

Online Deal

C$169 C$39

Children improve their reading and writing skills with an online series of educational games and videos aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds

Up to 95% Off Online Photography or Adobe Classes

Photo Art Studio

Online Deal

$422.57 $39

During comprehensive 14-hour online courses, pupils master digital-photography techniques and polish image-editing or web-development skills

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

91% Off Web Design Class

NotreCafe

Windsor

C$279 C$24.99

Two-hour web design class teaches participants to configure and design a website using WordPress

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TESOLS.com

Online Deal

C$944 C$69

Online course grants internationally recognized certification to teach English as a secondary language

C$29 for Online Business-Success Course from Jeffrey Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer

Online Deal

C$299 C$29

Legendary salesman and author of Little Red Book of Selling offers easy-to-grasp business insight to help fuel success in any field

Brain Fitness Program from MindSparke

MindSparke

Online Deal

C$59.85 C$19

Brain training program improves cognitive stamina, focus, and memory with increasingly complex visual and aural working memory exercises

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Kids' sponge-like brains can't help but absorb their surroundings, which unfortunately may be becoming increasingly stressful. "Never before in human history have we been flooded with [so much] information and technology," founder Kelli Slavin says. "Parents don’t know how to deal with it. Kids don't know how to deal with it." But she helps combat overburdened minds with The Light Academy's combination of Kundalini yoga and art classes for kids. Kundalini yoga focuses on breathing as the gateway to inner peace and health. It "stimulates the glandular system [and helps] engage the brain … and promote general wellness." She leads kids through Kundalini exercises, helping them to soothe their minds and teaching them to cope with anxiety and stress, ultimately pushing them to connect to their inner "greatness."

With that inner greatness, kids can interpret the world through art. "Giving kids a creative outlet is very important," Slavin says. "They're downloading whatever is in their head and making something beautiful." Classes delve into exciting projects, such as creating original comic books and making kites, or arming homemade piñatas with popsicle-stick swords or giant, weeping doe eyes.:m]]

21446 Lorain Road
Fairview Park,
OH
US

Behind a real bar, the instructors at Toledo Bartending School mix cocktails with finesse and expertise, running through barroom staples and cutting-edge recipes as students look on in bewildered anticipation. After the lectures and demonstrations, the metaphorical table turns, and students man the bar to master the skills necessary to serve drinks professionally. This is the regular scene during the school's 32-hour bartending course, a professional-caliber program that covers everything potential mixologists will need to know to sling drinks in the wild.

The course breaks down the ingredients of 75 specialty drinks and cocktails—including manhattans and martinis—as well as beer and wine information, customer-service techniques, and responsible alcohol service. The school also adheres to the Anheuser-Busch Beertender and Guinness Perfect Pour training programs. The program can be completed in four weeks, with weekend classes to accommodate schedules that are busier than a fireworks salesman on Woodrow Wilson’s birthday. Upon completion of the course, students can take advantage of Toledo Bartending School's job-placement program, which has landed students employment at venues such as Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts, McCormick & Schmick's, and Embassy Suites.

1481 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Grape guru and oenophile Marianne Frantz, who holds a diploma from London's Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and who earned an Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, founded American Wine School in 2002. She and her school have gone on to shepherd more than 10,000 sippers through classes, tastings, and grape-lookalike contests. Marianne, along with her knowledgeable staff, impart their vino wisdom in classes that range from the basic Wine 101 to the more extensive WSET certification courses. The school's classes and special events have even spilled into seven different states, teaching tongues across the nation to swirl, sniff, and taste the adult beverages and analyze why drinking wine while doing taxes is a bad idea.

6001 Archwood Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Spread across three stories and 110,000 square feet, the Cleveland State University Recreation Center enables students, faculty, and members of the community to tailor custom workouts and play a variety of sports. Weight rooms and cardio equipment help members form balanced workout regimens. Alternatively, athletes can hit the basketball, volleyball, or racquetball courts or take a dip in one of the Busbey Natatorium's two lap pools. Above the facilities, a 7,000-square-foot rooftop patio allows guests to cool off amid light foliage and a view of the campus.

2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US

It goes without saying that the geeks at Overnight Geek University know their stuff inside and out, especially when it comes to navigating the internet. These web-savvy gurus don't just keep their geekdom to themselves, though —they hope to turn non-geek patrons into self-sufficient internet pros too. With their internet safety, social media, and digital marketing syllabus, average Joes and corporations alike can learn how to expand their businesses, develop superior websites, and stay ahead of technological curve balls while avoiding the web's many pitfalls.

Online
Cleveland,
OH
US

When instructors lead classes for toddlers and preschool children at Tots University, the colorful 10,000-square-foot space comes to life. Throughout the day, these energetic teachers keep students busy singing songs, working on craft projects, or using macaroni to solve high-level calculus problems. For fun, kids can don costumes and perform in the drama program or hone their coordination and motor skills in gymnastics classes.

1480 Pearl Road-Unit 5
Brunswick,
OH
US