Welcome to Extraordinary U.—the only podcast for teens and young adults designed to show you how to discover your passions and create your own success stories. America's top youth success coach and host Danny Ruderman has helped 1000s of teens find what they love and become incredibly successful in music, technology, business, and the arts. Tune in weekly to hear Danny interview young people who have accomplished extraordinary things so that you can learn how to think big, and go for it!
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Parents & high school/college students: this roadmap will give you the basics of how to discover authentic passions and pursue them.
Follow in the footsteps of our guests by learning the steps they took to become extraordinary, plus get resources to save time and open doors.
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Danny will cover even more details about how to become extraordinary in anything. He also answers listeners' questions (and yes, that is a blow torch).
A FEW NICE WORDS
“It's wonderful people like you, who keep the integrity and build the character of future generations..”
— Ivan B, Parent
"I just wanted to say thank you for what you did for me. Most of all, my gratitude is for helping me understand that I didn’t need to get into an Ivy League school to flourish and achieve my highest potential in life."
— Ethan W, Student
"Thank you for being the most awesome counselor out there!"
— Michele K, Parent
“Danny! You are a badass, can’t thank you enough for helping me get into my top choice!"
— Ryan K, Student
"It was your focus on integrity and helping kids find what they’re interested in that most attracted us to you...we agree with you that happiness and feeling a sense of purpose is driven by doing something you love."
— Nicole L, Parent
“Thank you for all that you do.
My daughter is really enjoying her experience working with you and we feel so lucky to have you in her corner."
— Lori W, Parent
“Danny totally had my back and helped me express who I really was–no easy task in such a high-growth phase of life. I am forever grateful for Danny’s guidance.”
— Evan Spiegel, CEO Snapchat
“Danny gave outstanding advice and was patient and kind with my daughter. If you’re looking to help get your child accepted into a top university, Danny would be your first choice.”
— Dylan McDermott, Actor
"Danny gets what teens are going through and is good at explaining things in ways that make sense.
He made me feel a lot less stressed about the process."
— Imani Cheadle, Student
Do you or you child have a dream to start a business, write a book, climb Mt. Everest, get into a top college/grad school, or just figure out what is out there? Join Danny as he shows students how to find & pursue their dreams.
For the last 15 years, Danny has helped thousands of students get into top colleges by encouraging them to be authentic as we complete the essays and applications. His 2020 Academy can do the same for you or your teen.