Leadership

Freedom To Create: My Personal Leadership Journey

Freedom To Create:  My Personal Leadership Journey

Freedom is one of the best things about being an entrepreneur. Not just the freedom to set your own schedule, but the freedom to be creative and innovative. My leadership journey has afforded me certain freedoms and I have taken full advantage. In sharing my story it is my hope that I can inspire others.

Why Surfing is a Great Vehicle to Teach Vulnerability and Leadership

Why Surfing is a Great Vehicle to Teach Vulnerability and Leadership


Vulnerability is a key to growth. We can only grow when we are willing to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and to push outside our comfort zones. This is a tough concept for successful people to embrace. Success tends to expand the comfort zone and makes people increasingly reluctant to exercise vulnerability.

2018 Servant Leadership Reflections

2018 Servant Leadership Reflections

2018 was a great year for business, but our proudest accomplishments were the people we were able to help. Servant leadership is an important component of the work that we do at both LeaderSurf and Groove Management.

Casting a Positive Aura- Leadership Lessons From Aura Boulton

Casting a Positive Aura- Leadership Lessons From Aura Boulton

Aura Boulton is a positive force at LeaderSurf.  As a lead surf instructor her positive energy is very contagious and she brings out the best in the program participants.  We sat down with Aura to learn more about her and where she draws her positive energy from.

Wave Rider- From the boardroom to the surfboard

Wave Rider- From the boardroom to the surfboard

American University Magazine featured this article about Brian Formato and the LeaderSurf program.  The article was written by NY Times Best Selling Author Michael Blanding and highlights the learnings associated with the LeaderSurf leadership development program.

LeaderSurf Participants Link Learning to Surf to Leadership

LeaderSurf Participants Link Learning to Surf to Leadership

The premise behind LeaderSurf is that learning a new physical skill like surfing requires the learner to push outside their comfort zone and into the learning zone.  We ask our participants to reflect on the program and the tie between learning to surf and leadership.  Here is what they had to say.

A Fresh Perspective: Selfless Leadership in Nicaragua

A Fresh Perspective: Selfless Leadership in Nicaragua

Leadership is about giving back.  Helping others should be the role of all leaders, but many take a selfish approach versus a selfless approach.  The LeaderSurf program in Nicaragua helps participants shift their perspectives on the world and their definition of what it means to be a leader.