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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Ladyhawk by the Numbers – 2016

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you love. Come, be drawn by your True North.” – Rumi – I have to say 2016 was a year that challenged me on so many levels that I didn’t even knew existed. I spent a good portion of the year weathering the blows that life […]

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The Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy

In memory of the co-founder of Jan Sport, the Outdoor Industry Association launched last year the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy.  The program was a huge success with over 22 participants and 12 mentors from the outdoor and active lifestyle markets. I am happy to announce that the program had over a 100 applicants and […]

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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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The REI Outessa Summit

Remember that blog post that we did earlier this year highlighting women’s only events around the country? Well add another amazing event to the list – Outessa! The first ever REI Outessa Summit is right around the corner. The first two events of the summit will take place at the  Kirkwood Resort near Lake Tahoe, […]

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#iamladyhawk – Marily Melis

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 woman are putting their passion first, authentically, and without any apologies along the way. #iamladyhawk I […]

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Dolly Girl

I wish Dolly could have talked. I’d love to hear her side of the story of the many adventures that we went on the past twelve years. The last few days, my family, friends, industry colleagues, and acquaintances have showered me with condolences on the passing of my best friend, Dolly. I have heard an overwhelming […]

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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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Three Thoughts Thursday

Dear Readers!! For this installment of #ThreeThoughtsThursday, the following is what has been on my mind and wanting to share for the past few weeks! Terry Tempest Williams – The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks “Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the […]

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Let’s make your resume standout!

“I need a job!” I got this phone call from one of my friends and industry colleagues last week. I started to ask questions on what happened and all she could say that turnover was high and they are doing reorganization. I wish I could say that this is uncommon right now in the industry, but […]

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