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  • “Cop Gone Yogi” Uses Online Teaching to Help People Find Healing

    Who doesn’t love a good story of self-reinvention We’ve certainly seen our share among Udemy students and instructors alike There’s the Brazilian lawyer who became an app developer, the Egyptian civil engineer who pivoted to sports management, the New York actor who turned into a startup CEO, and many more...

  • Freshman Computer Science Major Turns to Udemy to Learn Real-World Skills

    We’ve made the point many times that the days of learning can’t end once formal education ends Workplace transformation—whether the result of automation, AI, globalization, or other economic forces—is changing job skills too fast for anyone to feel like what they know today will be enough to keep their...

  • Finding Inspiration and Passing It On

    Manuj Aggarwal of Vancouver first found Udemy as a student when, for his work as a software consultant, he needed to familiarize himself with JavaScript He liked the course he took so much, he explored the rest of Udemy’s collection and kept going Then he got his colleagues on board with Udemy, to the point that it...

  • Sometimes Performance Coaches Need Coaches Too

    New online instructors can hit plateaus where they may feel tempted to throw in the towel For those struggling to push on, the husband-and-wife team of Susmita Dutta and Akshay Goel may provide the inspiration you need Despite having loads of offline training experience, getting in front of the camera was a new and...

  • Entrepreneurial Music-Lover Finds His Groove Building Mobile Apps

    What kind of career can a music major pursue these days It’s always been hard to support yourself as a professional musician, so you need to get creative And that’s what New Yorker Dan Gurney did, expanding his skills with help from Udemy in order to take his craft in a new direction In 2010, Dan used his...

  • Hypnotherapist rebounds from career crisis with full-time focus on Udemy

    Back in 2014, Dan Jones of West Sussex, UK, stumbled upon Udemy in a typical fashion He’d been offering videos about hypnosis for years on YouTube, had a Facebook fan page, and was running ads, but he wasn’t making money from these activities Like others before him, Dan didn’t want to pay someone else to set...

  • Busy Kinesiologist Flexes Her Muscles as Online Instructor

    Annette Reilly Spreads the Healing on Udemy In a world wracked by stress, Annette Reilly wants to offer relief to as many people as possible That’s what drew her to kinesiology and acupressure and, eventually, to teaching on Udemy Annette had always been interested in health and wellness, from as far back as...