Rome Harris founded Coachable in 2019 at UCLA, where he was inspired to create a social network and charitable platform that would optimize learning for all people. The pathos of Coachable reflects deeply that of UCLA. We strive to better the world through optimism and global citizenship by providing opportunities for all people.
Rome became passionate about education at an early age. In college he approached it with a new fervor, set on gaining the most from each educational experience and learning for the sake of knowledge as entertainment and fulfillment in itself, as well as a tool for growth. By approaching education as on opportunity and not an obstacle he rose to the top of his class at UCLA., where he studied entrepreneurship, writing, and music industry. He also studied arts and humanities, journalism, and music production over the years of his continued education, attaining degrees from three separate institutions.
Rome was elected as leader to multiple social media startup ideas in UCLA classes and beyond. He was elected to lead a group of eight for a social network based on food enthusiasts and its production, where he learned the skills to successfully build a social media concept, pivot, and lead a team. His next leadership role was in a class that helped form Coachable, where he would meet team member and UCLA recent alumnus, John Tunney. While the inception of the idea occurred before the class took place, the class is where the idea officially accelerated from the point that Rome was elected to lead a team on his start-up idea. The idea was chosen by his classmates and his instructor at UCLA, who also instructs at the University of Chicago, Boothe, "Coach" Weinhaus, who saw Coachable as the most viable business in the class.
Rome is passionate about social entrepreneurship, technology, physics, engineering, music, art, martial arts, and writing. He is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and inventor. His ultimate ambition is contribute to a sustainable future for people, the planet, and the way we live.