Breaking down the 2023 Burning Glass Skills Compass Report with Matt Sigelman and Trena Minudri

You could take those requests coming into you from the business, look at all the skill needs and the skill gaps in your organization, and actually categorize things into these different buckets.

In Matt Sigelman's journey of two decades building Litecast, he witnessed the increasing importance of granular, real-time labor market data. As the landscape of skills transformed, Matt wanted to focus directly on understanding these shifts. This led him to launch the Burning Glass Institute, an independent research center. In collaboration with Trena Minudri and the Coursera team, they developed the 2023 Burning Glass Skills Compass Report.

Matt and Trena aimed to create a comprehensive framework for individuals and learning leaders to evaluate skills based on their value, endurance, and the time it takes to learn them. Surprised by the absence of skills that met all three criteria, they realized the importance of making informed choices and trade-offs.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Harness the power of data to pinpoint vital future workforce talents.
  • Uncover the hidden potential of adaptive skills amidst ever-changing technologies.
  • Master the art of continuous learning to hone efficient learning abilities.
  • Embrace a growth mindset for seamless internal mobility and upskilling.
  • Take charge of your career by emphasizing personal skill development.


Trena Minudri
Trena Minudri
Matt Sigelman
Matt Sigelman

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About Andy Storch

Andy Storch is an author, consultant, coach, speaker and facilitator on a mission to get the most out of life and inspire others to do the same. He is the author of the book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, which is designed to help professionals stop drifting and take control of their futures. Andy is also the host of three podcasts, including The Talent Development Hot Seat; Own Your Career; and My NFT Journey. He is the co-founder and host of The Talent Development Think Tank Conference and Community as well as the host of the Talent Development Virtual Summit. Andy has consulted and taught strategy, sales, leadership, finance, and innovation to business leaders all over the world including companies like, Oracle, Google, Toyota, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Cisco, Tiffany & Co and others. Andy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he served as President of the MBA program and a BS from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) His purpose is to love and support his family and to impact the world by inspiring people to stop drifting, take control and live life with Intention. He is a husband and father of two kids and lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.