Hello Lifelong Learner!

I'm Dr. Tracy Shroyer

President & Founder, Upskill University

Upskill helps you to elevate your skills, network, and confidence.

I survived 17 years as a college student (on purpose), served 6+ years as a university professor, and I am a personal
and professional development enthusiast, specialist, and expert (depending on the particular skill). 

I know what it’s like to have a deep desire
to continually learn and evolve.

When I was younger, I always said my dream job was to be a high school teacher when I grew up.

As I got older and more accomplished in my role with a Fortune 500 company, that dream shifted from becoming a high school teacher to becoming a college professor. For the past 6 years, and in addition to my almost 25 year career with that Fortune 500 company, I have had the opportunity to work with students in a formal academic setting as a college professor

When you read about me serving hard time (on purpose) in college, you probably shook your head and thought, “This gal is out of her mind!” I realized throughout my journey that the formal academic track is not for everyone (and that’s okay)! Whether you have taken some college courses, or it wasn’t really a consideration, there is a reason you resonate with Upskill and me, and are reading my story now. You have a certain curiosity about you. Hello, my friend. 

Despite my 17 years of college courses and the diplomas on my wall, I realize the potentially to continually upskill from a personal and professional perspective. What was missing for me is that structure and community that the academic setting provided for me all those years.

I promised, after 4 college degrees, that I wouldn’t go back, no matter how tempting (yes, call me crazy again, it’s okay). 

Instead of going back to school, I realized I could help others that desire to upskill themselves personally and professionally. I’ve recently come across several articles talking about the need for upskilling. One example talked about recent college graduates that didn’t have an opportunity to pick up certain interpersonal skills in their studies. Several other articles and studies mentioned the need for upskilling in the workplace due to changing environments, whether brought on by the pandemic, or shifts in technology and operational savviness.  

Hence, the creation of Upskill University, a space for lifelong learners to be courageous, level up, and embrace success. 

I hope that you, and your curious self, will join me at Upskill University  and elevate your skills, network, and confidence. 

Are you searching for your people?
You're in the right place.

It’s time to stop dreaming of personal and professional growth, and start taking control of your development. 

And I’ll let you in on a little secret. The difference between dreaming and doing involves taking action. Start today – join us!

All you have to do is provide your email address below to begin engaging with like-minded individuals within Upskill University. 

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How Upskill can help you

Lifelong learners typically fall into one of the below categories, based on the personal or professional skill being discussed.

What role(s) do you resonate with?

The Enthusiast

If you’re an Enthusiast, you are a curious soul.
You’re interested in, and possibly even a tad bit excited about, the chance to learn more about
a variety of different personal and professional skills. You’re interested in joining a community of like-minded people, and maybe, just maybe, practicing some of your skills. 

The Specialist

If you’re a Specialist, you are an Enthusiast, plus
you have dedicated anywhere from 1-5 years of experience focusing on one or two specific skills.
You consider yourself still very much a work in progress and struggle to call yourself an Expert just yet. You’re interested in dipping your toe into offering workshops, and possibly courses. 

The Expert

If you’re an Expert, you are a Enthusiast, a Specialist, AND you have over 5 years of experience and concentration when it comes to a specific skill, or skill set. You’ve been hyper focused on gaining the level of expertise you now hold. You are interested in sharing your in-depth knowledge with others through workshops, courses, groups, and more!

Elevate your skills, network, and confidence.

Subscribe to the email list and receive 31 Tips to Increase Your Confidence, and access to the Upskill community and virtual campus!