Leadership Lesson 6: A Little More Conversation

via the Outdoor Industry Association  For Skip Yowell Future Leader Katie Hawkins, talk ain’t cheap. In fact, a single, short conversation with an industry exec was one of the most valuable interactions of her career so far. By Devon O’Neil Jun 27, 2017 Any successful career has not one but many pivotal moments. For Katie Hawkins, one […]

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Coffee with Kyle

I am sitting in a busy coffee shop in Truckee and just got done hiking one of my favorite trails in the area. The objective of the day, print out a picture of Kyle, get outside, snap a pic, and upload it to dropbox. All the collected images will be shared at the Memorial Celebration […]

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Mentoring: Ripping the Band-Aid off

Mark Twain once wisely advised: “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” It was in the summer of 2013 and I had been asked by Amy Luther, Director of Member Strategy and Engagement […]

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#iamladyhawk – Jessie Fallentine

The inspiration for #iamladyhawk is to feature woman that I have met over the years that are crushing the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. You may not know these up and coming leaders, but believe me you will! These women are putting their passion first, authentically, and without any apologies along the way. #iamladyhawk I […]

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Dawn Patrol Gratitude

That moment when you reach the top of the peak and you look over the horizon and see the alpenglow hit the tops of the mountains. One by one, each peak takes on a whole new look, richly colored hues enhanced by red glowing bands of clouds reflecting over the mountain range. As we climb […]

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The Power of a Thank You Note

After each Christmas or Birthday, one of the things I had to do growing up was sit at the kitchen table and write thank you notes. This was a non-negotiable to my mom (#mamatong), and when you’re in 2nd grade, the time it took to write each note seemed like an eternity (sometimes it was). […]

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