Cleveland Zephyr Outdoor Academy

Category: Leadership


Reflections on Baja

Getting the most out of peak experiences requires living in the present

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What Does it Mean to Be a Good Leader?

Cleveland Zephyr Outdoor Academy offers nature-based leadership education.

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The Edges of Your Comfort Zone

Before leaving camp for the day we talked about habits, competence, style, and life outside of our comfort zone.

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The Beginning

I woke at 6 a.m. after a night spent tossing and turning. Nervous, I guess, about what was to come. Was it guilt about leaving my family for a week? Self-doubt? Just plain excitement? I’m still not sure. But I didn’t sleep well.

I did my morning yoga routine in my hotel room, and dutifully reported to the hotel lobby at 7 a.m. where I met 7 of the people with whom I would be spending the next 10 days in wilderness.

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On a Train

Boarding the train at 5am, I wasn’t sure what was in store for me over the next 10 days. I wasn’t nervous so much as I was excited. Excited for the unknown. Excited for an adventure. It had been too long.

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Stepping Off the Precipice

I have once again stepped off the precipice and joined the ranks of the self-employed. The last few months have been ones of seismic change for me.

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