Ian Cox teaches Leadership, Classics, and Innovative Thinking for high school students at Colesville Academy in Cedar City, Utah. Ian is a featured speaker for Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd.org) and runs a one-on-one Mentoring Service by phone and online for youth and adults seeking a quality, classical leadership education.
Ian mentors students and businessmen and women of all ages and levels. He has mentored, both individually and in classes, book discussions, speech and debate, simulations, writing, economics, history, classical math, personal mission discovery, and classics—all mixed together with whatever fascinating tangential topics come along.
Ian is a popular keynote speaker at educational and business events. He loves reading, basketball, and discussing deep ideas on history and political science. Ian and his wife Emma have two sons and two daughters.
All Sessions by Ian Cox
The Lost Branch of Government (Ian Cox)
Learn about the critical role of the overseer branch and what that has to do with you! Each individual has a unique personal mission or purpose in life. In addition, each generation has a struggle they are called to face. The crisis we will be facing over the next few decades will determine the rules and culture for the next 100 years. John Adams said: “I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.” We are again in a time like Adams where we must understand our rights, checks and balances, and the principled constructs of societies in order to pass a better world onto the next generation. If we do not know our role, then it will be quickly and easily taken from us and we will be left desolate; living at the whims of the elite. Join Ian in laying the first blocks of good government while discovering what is yours to do. Set out on this fun path of coming face to face with greatness in order to thrive in the challenges ahead.
Don’t Just Survive! Thrive (Ian Cox)
This is your education. No one else can give you an education or do it for you. Which means you get to determine exactly what type of education you will seek after, throughout your life. What will your education be like? When it’s your turn to lead the world, will you be ready? Will you wish you had done more? Will you have developed the habits to help you solve whatever crazy problem the world throws at you? Will you be on the path of greatness or mediocrity? When you consistently bring yourself face-to-face with greatness, you tend to join their ranks. Join Ian to learn how to come face-to-face with greatness, leverage foundational tools to make it possible, and set yourself on the path to actually change the world.
Living Anxiously Engaged (Ian Cox)
Everyone was born with greatness. Everyone has a life purpose. Everyone is called to be a leader. We are all drawn towards our path of greatness, but we often lack the tools for feeling confident in being able to accomplish such an endeavor. Come discover the roadmap and the tools to successfully navigate your course. Awareness brings power and confidence as we make our journey to fulfill our callings in life. Add the enabling ability of diagnosing the obstacles we will inevitably encounter along the way, and you will feel confident in proceeding forward with faith.