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Our Story

Kindling began with the spark of an idea.

During my 21 year career at ESPN, I became very involved with the company’s internship program. This exposed me to an incredible selection of young adults from all across the country. Ivy Leaguers, community leaders, and renowned athletes alike would come into my office vying for a coveted position at the “worldwide leader in sports”. But even amongst the most impressive of resumes, I began to notice a common thread.  

Over the years, as I continued to work with and mentor new employees and coworkers, this same thread became more and more apparent to me. Regardless of the wide diversity in experience, education, and social/economic background, the young adults I was seeing all wished that they had been better prepared to purposefully shape and navigate a career path. They wanted those essential lessons that bridge the gap from things you learn in school to things you learn for life.

The mentors I’ve had throughout my career have undoubtedly made an incredible difference in my success and I will always be grateful for each of them. And I have always known that I’d want to pay it forward. Which is why I wanted to create Kindling — a course designed to provide the timeless skills and mindsets to help create the conditions to succeed at whatever you want to accomplish in life – both personally and professionally.  To prepare you to be adaptable and agile for the many pivots in life with your own personal toolbox of skills.

Several years ago, I decided to leave a successful and fulfilling career at ESPN to pursue this calling. I studied under incredible minds in all areas of life – leaders in psychology, mentorship, as well as health and wellness. I traveled and met with a diverse range of young adults to learn and understand what their concerns were and the ways in which they wanted to grow and thrive. And I read everything I could get my hands on. 

Most importantly, I still consider my education as ongoing and plan to always be a student of life, so that I can consistently bring new lessons and ideas to this platform. 

I’m so glad you found your way here and I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Our Mission 

to cultivate personal agency in young adults by empowering them with the skills, tools, and mindsets they need to thrive personally and professionally.

Here's How We Deliver 

✓  Accessibility

To ensure that the wisdom and insight Kindling provides is accessible and affordable to everyone. We believe the best way to do that is through an immersive online program.

✓  Dynamic Conversation

We filmed our entire program with a cast of 12 young adults, tackling over 20 hours of topics. And while we understand that lectures have a place in the world, we took a different approach – building our curriculum around conversation, storytelling, and experiential learning.

✓  Continuity

In-person mentorship sessions can incredibly effective, yet are often based on the availability of the mentor and the learnings of the moment can fade over time.  One of the primary needs young adults seek with mentorship is continuity.  With our online platform, young adults can access and review content as often and as long as they like.  We believe this is critical as the interests and needs of young adults change over time.

✓  Community & Live Meet Ups

Another primary need is a sense of belonging and community.  Loneliness has become a global crisis, particularly with young adults.  We believe that establishing a private and long term community of peers who can share ideas, breakthroughs, and struggles is a critical component of the Kindling online experience.  Kindling will also host regular live meet ups to answer common questions, provide suggestions for future content, and keep a consistent connection.

✓  Action & Accountability

As the saying goes “talk is cheap”.  Watching a soundbite video can spark an insight that can disappear just as quickly without a call to action.  Every one of our 36 chapters promotes action and accountability through our 160 page action item journal.

Kindling Founder


Peter brings 30 years of experience as a senior executive in advertising, sales, and marketing.

Peter worked with some of the most powerful brands in the world, including 21 years at ESPN, and has had the great fortune of working for some of the most visionary minds in Corporate America, including Ted Turner, Bob Iger, and George Bodenheimer.

His extensive experience in interviewing, hiring, training, and mentoring young executives has prepared him well for this important responsibility and personal calling.

Peter graduated from Villanova University with a business degree in marketing and was captain of the varsity tennis team. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Kat Yeh, and their two children.


Kindling Marketing

Jasmine is a multifaceted writer/producer with a background in branded content, creative marketing, and writing.  

She has extensive experience in marketing and production at major networks, including FOX Sports and Viacom.  Jasmine received her B.A. in Economics and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.

Jasmine spend two years as a Group Leader at the student-led organization, Wolverine Support Network, which empowers and promotes mental well-being for University of Michigan students in an accessible, inclusive and confidential environment.


Kindling Production

Tiger is passionate about film and writing. He received his B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Film, Television, and Media at The University of Michigan.

Tiger wrote, produced, directed, and edited a pilot for his web series, called Mountain Marv.  Future episodes will be coming out over the next year.

 He also spent 6 months as an intern for Free Association, a production company where he wrote script coverage and provided feedback on ongoing company projects.  

Throughout all of his years at University of Michigan, Tiger has served as a Group Leader at the student-led organization, Wolverine Support Network, which empowers and promotes mental well-being for University of Michigan students in an accessible, confidential and inclusive environment.

Kindling Advisor


Jean Rhodes is a leading global expert on youth mentoring research. Dr. Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Jean has devoted her career to understanding and advancing the role of intergenerational relationships in the intellectual, social, educational, and career development of youth. Dr. Rhodes is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and Society for Research and Community Action, and was a Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation.

She is the author of two books: Stand By Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today’s Youth and Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century.

Jean has helped establish the study of non-parent adult relationships as a serious academic sub-discipline, and has fundamentally shaped public policy and practice in the field.

Read more about Jean at www.rhodeslab.org


Production Intern


Intern Bio Coming Soon!

Production Intern


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✓  Kindling Program

Immediate and lifetime access to our online program of 36 pre-recorded chapters, covering topics to help support your personal and professional goals. No lectures. All topics are explored through conversation with a cast of your peers.

✓  160-Page Kindling Action Item Journal

Thought-provoking questions and action items for each of the 36 chapters to ensure you take everything you learn from theory to practice. Handwritten journaling has been proven to promote intentionality, improve memory retention, and support learning.

✓  Kindling Community

Connect with the community of people enrolled in the Kindling Program. Share insights and breakthroughs, ask questions, and create dialogue. Form groups to do action items. Work on your relationship-building and networking skills.

✓  Kindling Library

Explore hundreds of resources organized by chapter and subject matter -- books, articles, TED Talks, Podcast Interviews.

✓  Kindling Dashboard

This is your opportunity to ask questions of the Kindling team, as well as provide ideas and suggestions for future Kindling content and Kindling Live topics. 

✓  Kindling Live

Periodic live virtual meet ups where we will explore topics and answer the questions that you suggest.

✓  Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the Kindling Program, you'll receive a personalized certificate of completion. Feature it on your LinkedIn profile, showcase in job interviews, and more.

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