cru-ci-ble – a difficult test or challenge; a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions
Self-Reliant Leaders embrace challenges for the lessons to be learned and use adversity as a crucible to constantly forge and strengthen principled character traits.
The Self Reliant Leadership™ Crucible
“Simply put, you will not be the same leader on the other side as when you arrived.”
Tired of the status quo? Desire to lead with conviction and greater purpose? Ready to take on an adventure that will challenge and inspire you to your core? The Self Reliant Leadership Crucible is an executive only program for ten amazing leaders. It will take your leadership abilities to new levels in an intense, dynamic, and unpredictable environment that maps to today’s challenging business environment.
Self-Reliant Leadership Crucible expeditions foster the exchange of new ideas and provide a powerful opportunity for senior leaders to hone their leadership skills. The focus is on facing adversity with resiliency, resourcefulness, clear communication, and more effective decision-making. Targeted coaching is also included at the start and finish of each expedition to track and reflect on personal progress.
Inclusion in a Self-Reliant Leadership Crucible expedition is by application, referral or invitation only. Prospective participants must be high achievers who, despite their proven track record of success, are prepared to work with dynamic and inspiring peers to really push their physical and mental limits and change the trajectory of their life, both personally and professionally.
Each Self-Reliant Leadership Crucible expedition is joined by one Special Operations soldier, sponsored in partnership the Green Beret Foundation’s Next Ridgeline. Exposing a transitioning soldier to senior business leaders in an open environment helps them to realize they already possess the skills necessary to tackle today’s business challenges: leadership, teamwork, critical problem solving skills, resourcefulness, resilience, and a high adversity quotient.
Expeditions are led by Jan and accompanied by Technical Guide Vince Anderson of Skyward Mountaineering. As an International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA) Certified Mountain Guide, Vince has earned the highest level of certification available to mountain guides worldwide and also works as an instructor and examiner for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).
“Attending Jan’s Leadership Crucible Expedition is, hands-down, the best leadership experience I have ever completed. The expedition is one of the most rewarding experiences on so many levels. I highly recommend a conversation with Jan and considering how you can participate and help.”
-Jim Vaselopulos, Founder, CEO, President, CIO/CTO, Sr. Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member
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Each year, Jan also leads a group of students on a Leadership and Entrepreneurship excursion to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland through his teaching position at the University of Colorado Denver Business School.
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