A holistic and innovative way to cultivate self-awareness and enhance interpersonal skills for improved reliability, problem-solving, adaptability, and collaboration in professional settings.

The ONLY Person U Cheat Is U


Transform workforce development initiatives with TOPUCU, an innovative platform engineered to revolutionize professional growth. As organizations strive to equip their employees with the skills needed for success in today's dynamic job market, TOPUCU leads the way to faster growth, fostering enhanced self-awareness, heightened reliability, sharper problem-solving abilities, increased adaptability, and fortified collaboration skills. By leveraging cutting-edge methodologies and personalized learning experiences, TOPUCU empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of the modern workplace with confidence and resilience.



TOPUCU for Workforce Development seamlessly integrates with initiatives aimed at enhancing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) within professional settings, enhancing participants' emotional intelligence, interpersonal aptitude, and overall professional well-being. Here's how TOPUCU enhances SEL within workforce development:

8 out of 10


Say that social and emotional skills are the most important to success and yet are the hardest skills to find.

Social and Emotional Development produces an 11-percentage point gain in performance.

9 out of 10


Believe social and emotional skills can be taught and that it benefits students.


Problem-Solving Skills, Reliability, Self-Esteem, Collaboration Skills, and Career Readiness


Workplace Conflict, Employee Turnover, Stress Levels, and Disengagement

TOPUCU Workforce Development Program Benefits:

Strengthened Collaboration Skills

Improved Adaptability

Increased Reliability

Heightened Self-Esteem

Holistic Professional Development

Enhanced Career Readiness

Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills


Across diverse workforce development programs, promising outcomes are emerging through the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL), including heightened job performance and decreased workplace conflicts.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) fosters collaborative behaviors, enhances problem-solving skills, and boosts overall productivity, resulting in significant improvements in workplace dynamics. SEL has been shown to positively impact employee engagement and job satisfaction while reducing instances of burnout and turnover.

Our program - TOPUCU - The Only Person U Cheat is U - is a research-backed SEL approach tailored specifically for workforce development, focusing on cultivating self-awareness, enhancing reliability, fostering problem-solving capabilities, promoting adaptability, and nurturing effective collaboration. Through our comprehensive seven-step program, participants learn essential principles for personal and professional transformation.


National Association of Workforce Boards Principles:

NAWB outlines principles for effective workforce development, emphasizing employer engagement, skill development, and addressing the needs of diverse populations. TOPUCU supports these principles by preparing individuals for meaningful employment.

American Council on Education Guidelines for Lifelong Learning:

ACE provides guidelines for recognizing and assessing learning, including non-traditional learning experiences. TOPUCU aligns with these guidelines by offering a structured program for lifelong learning and personal development.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):

WIOA is a federal legislation that emphasizes workforce development. TOPUCU aligns with WIOA goals by promoting skill development, career pathways, and access to education and training for job seekers.

A peek inside the program:

lesson one: habits

Lesson one is about habits and the three components: Trigger, Routine and Reward. We focus on the “Routine” as the one component of habit that you can actually control. Dissect the Trigger to understand the “Why” behind every habit. Develop new routines that line up with what you are trying to accomplish.

lesson two: motivation

We introduce the “Scales of Motivation” as a guide to why you may or may not be doing something. Evaluate the scales to see which part of the formula needs to be adjusted in order to keep moving toward your goals. We also explore two forms of motivation: External and Internal. Enjoy External motivation, but live through Internal motivation.

lesson three: pain

We talk about “Pain” and discomfort as a critical part of positive transformation. We teach that the pain you’ll experience during your change is nothing compared to the pain you may feel if you decide to stay in your current situation.

lesson Four: the seven e’s

The Seven E’s represent the way thoughts enter and affect your mind. You’ve got to stop the negative thoughts at the first E, “Entrance” and, conversely, you need to nurture the positive thoughts all the way through the final E - “Enveloped”. Our thoughts become our words. Our words become our actions. Our actions become our habits. And our habits define who we are.

lesson five: visualization

“Visualization” - seeing it and achieving it. Think of an image on a puzzle box to illustrate the idea of having a picture of what you’re reaching for. If you cannot visualize where you want to be at the end of your journey, then the chances of ever starting that journey are slim to none. Visualize your goal and reach for it one piece at a time.

lesson six: value of time

We explore the “Value of Time”. Make a list of the six most important tasks to accomplish each day and work to optimize the 168 hours you have in each week. True lasting transformation takes time - using that time wisely and effectively creates change.

lesson seven: burn the bridge

Identify and visualize challenges that are keeping you from changing or causing you to go back to your old habits, put them on top of that bridge and blow them up! Be committed to your future self.

The second part of TOPUCU is the FINISHER Program. Here, we guide you through the process of taking an inventory of your life. We’ll break it down into sections like family, education, health, work and more. This activity leads to the creation of a Personal Mission Statement for your life. We’ll get to the core of who you are and help you lay out specific, positive statements about yourself that will keep you motivated and on track to being the best person you can be each day.

Then we identify specific and attainable SMART Goals for every area of your life. We teach you about four types of time-sensitive goals. These goals become the ultimate key to seeing true positive transformation.

topUcu is trusted by 250,000+ people worldwide


"This program is like no other offered here in Ohio’s prison system. TOPUCU has taught me, in a very short time, how to look inside of myself in order to make permanent and very positive changes. TOPUCU is a powerful and needed program for all."

Robert H.


"TOPUCU gives you that gentle push to start raising the bar. To start seeing yourself as capable and valued. You can do some crazy things if you are willing to put in the time and push through the initial discomfort."

Jesse G, CAD Engineer


"TOPUCU really influences me in my everyday life because before TOPUCU, I didn't have my schedule straight, my grades weren't the best. But, once I got into the program - it really helped me figure things out. I can schedule my day, I prioritize and my grades started getting better. Now I'm living at a 3.6 and it's really nice."

high school sophomore


"When working out now I look at my wristband when I want to stop and it reminds me of the TOPUCU principles and gives me the extra drive to reach my goals ... to be able to do the things I couldn’t do before ... don’t stop. I truly believe this program will help many people change their lives."

john c.