Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center Brings Families Closer

At Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, we bring families closer together and give them memories they can cherish for a lifetime. If your kids are out for the summer and are bugging the daylights out of you at home to take them out and do something fun, Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center offers the […]


3 Tips On How To Become Your Own Boss | Team Building

I once spoke to a group of veterans about becoming business owners and entrepreneurs at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  This opportunity came to me from The 100 Entrepreneurs Project http://100entproject.org who helps transition veterans to entrepreneurs.  These warriors have sacrificed throughout their Army careers and now as they get ready for the next chapter in their lives I […]


Do You Trust? | Team Building | Connecticut

The best leaders recognize that trust impacts us 24/7, 365 days a year. It affects every relationship, every communication, every work project, every business venture, every effort in which we are engaged. As noted leadership expert and author Stephen Covey said, “It changes the quality of every present moment and alters the trajectory and outcome […]


Winning Work Teams

When was the last time you read a great article or book related to teamwork or team development?   Most managers and leaders we talk with cannot think of a book they would recommend on this topic. That’s because teamwork and team effectiveness involve a wide range of human interaction, goal setting, problem solving, leadership, and […]


Be Afraid And Be Fearless

From our founder, Joe DeRing. So much of small business ownership is self taught.  We hear stories of billionaires such as Ralph Lauren and Richard Branson who have become self-made business icons and their stories are instructive and have a common theme. I am no Polo hero or Virgin idol but I have owned several […]


Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead – With Adventure Leadership is a concept talked about frequently in middle and high schools as well as in colleges and universities. Too often, those discussions end with leadership theory and conversations about their application; falling short in actual hands-on opportunities that empower students to explore and develop their leadership potential. This […]


Security vs. Discovery Thinking and Ziplines

Security vs. Discovery – Break Free and Explore with Ziplines Picture this; it’s a Monday morning, after a snowy and cold weekend, in the dead of Connecticut Winter. You are securely tucked away in bed, donning your favorite pajamas, embraced by your warmest comforter. So comfortable, so warm… then, the alarm goes off. A TOTAL […]


Team Building to Prevent Employee Burnout

How Corporate Team Building Prevents Workplace Burnout Employee burnout is a fairly common problem that occurs in nearly every industry. If the problem goes unchecked, it can decrease productivity, ruin retention rates, and, ultimately, destroy a business. As an employer, it’s your job to fix the issue before it gets out-of-hand. This means making some […]


Leadership Development Is What Students Today Need

While some people are born with natural leadership skills, most people develop leadership through life experience and education. Although team building activities are often incorporated into business school and higher education, they are generally missing from middle school and high school curriculums. Without leadership training, students miss out on the opportunity to develop skills they […]


How the Brakes on Zip Lines Work

How Do the Brakes on Zip Lines Actually Work? Zip lines offer an exciting and unique way to challenge yourself. The combination of speed, height, and the scenery around a zip line all come together to make an exhilarating and memorable experience. They’re also safe, as long as you’re riding on zip lines at a […]