Get prepared online with the top mentors


Coaching Skill for Managers with Kris Plachy

Kris V. Plachy is the CEO and Founder of Leadership Coach, LLC. She is a 20+ year veteran of leading and managing high performing teams. During her leadership tenure, Kris was consistently recognized as one of the top management performers in her organization.

Financial Markets with Bob Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management.

IBM Data Science with Romeo Kienzler

Romeo Kienzler has nearly two decades of experience in Software Enineering, Database Administration and Information Integration. Since 2012 he works as a Data Scientist for IBM. He has nearly two decades of experience in Data Science.  

Python for everybody with Charles Russell

Charles Severance is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where he teaches various technology-oriented courses including programming, database design, and Web development. 

Mentor of the month: Gail Swanlund

Gail Swanlund is a contemporary graphic designer and writer who describes her work as living “at the intersection of real world practice of graphic design and design as art form, with a deep respect for natural and supernatural systems.” Swanlund was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1963. She lives and works in Los Angeles, moving within a community of graphic designers making “literate, intelligent work” such as Anne Burdick, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Jens Gehlhaar, Geoff Kaplan, Geoff McFetridge, Louise Sandhaus, Alexei Tylevich and Michael Worthington.

Swanlund has contributed to the influential experimental graphic design magazine Emigre as both writer and designer. She has also been a designer for the vanguard artist magazines Artpaper and RealLife, as well as the literary journal BlackClock. Her work is part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) permanent collection. Her creative work has been exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), CAM Raleigh, Pomona College, and at the Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, Czech Republic.Her work has been acquired by many public collections, including Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Merrill C. Berman Collection, SFMoMA and LACE.

You can learn and apply the principles of graphic design towards a comprehensive branding project with her at the Graphic Design Specialization in Coursera.


Start learning from this top mentors

Most of courses are free without a certificate at Coursera. 

Some specializations run on a subscription basis costing between US$39-79 per month. Coursera offers a 7-day free trial.

Google IT