Enrich your life through learning, growth, fun and connection!
Begin with a powerful 6-day retreat:
Continue to deepen the learning for 6 months after the retreat:
Upon program completion, all participants will receive a First Degree Leadership certificate indicating 80 hours of leadership development training.
Empower young adults with mindful, personal leadership skills so they can thrive as leaders of their own lives.
Of the top 7 skills which influence success, only 1 is related to IQ - the other 6 are related to emotional intelligence (EI)*.
91% of millennial aspire to become leaders*.
Set yourself apart by developing the skills now.
Learn mindfulness techniques to proactively strengthen social and emotional wellness*.
Being a leader can happen at home, at work, in love, and in parenting. Embrace life better equipped for leadership, success and fulfillment*.
Learn how to connect deeply with others and communicate effectively in challenging situations.
Become more centered and grounded as an individual by cultivating skills of self-awareness, self-management, empathy, resilience, fulfillment and leadership.
Impress future employers with your First Degree Leadership certificate and retreat experience.
Boldly step into life and leadership with clarity, confidence, presence and skill.
Interactive exercises, stimulating group debriefs, and dynamic challenges engage your mind, body and spirit so that the learning stays with you long after the course.
Leading theories and research provide a strong foundation from fields such as neuroscience, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, positive psychology and leadership development.*
The largest natural ropes course in the USA provides a launch pad for First Degree Leadership participants to step forward into courageous, empowered leadership - both during this college retreat and beyond.
1-on-1 mentorship ensures sustained learning and maximizes integration as you navigate through the stresses, joys and challenges of adulthood.
Guided discussion groups serve as a touchpoint as you contextualize and apply the leadership skills after the retreat.
Bi-cultural Coaches and Leadership Facilitators have lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA, providing diverse experience, perspectives and training.
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Including work from: Daniel Goleman, Martin Seligman, Jeff Weiner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Kristin Neff, Brené Brown, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sonja Lyubomirsky and more