Ep. 110: Jake Gamsky – Aerospace Engineer, Founder of Universal Achievement Holistic Tutoring

Jake Gamsky is not a rocket scientist.

“I’m actually an aerospace engineer,” he corrected me when I asked if he could be called a rocket scientist. I both appreciated his nuance in the nomenclature of his job, and chuckled at the idea of someone smart enough to turn down the opportunity to be classified as that which we use as cultural shorthand to classify really smart people.

On this week’s show, Jake talks about his day job of working in the aerospace industry, talks about the future of commercial space travel, why he sought this career, and a ton more. It’s tremendously interesting stuff learning about the nuts and bolts of what goes into a field built upon what we often think is impossible.

In the second half of the episode, Jake shares with me his “side-preneur” gig as the founder of Universal Achievement, which provides in-home, holistic tutoring and coaching services that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

What is holistic tutoring? Well, in addition to providing students the coaching they need that directly improves their academic performance, Jake and his team of tutors incorporates exercise, nutrition, and positive psychology into his programs. It’s a unique system Jake has built from the ground up, and had remarkable success with since its founding three years ago.

He walks me through what a holistic coaching session is like, where he hopes to take his business, what he’ll do once he can’t do both his aerospace engineering job and his “side-preneur” gig (which, by the way, I love this term), and provides insight for anyone looking to start their own business.

Jake Gamsky is a genuine guy with a good heart and a great sense for business. This episode is well worth your time.

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