24 Hours with Amherst LEADS

amherstleads – “And that’s a wrap for the 2017 captains symposium. This year was tougher than usual but we couldn’t have asked for a better group of student-athletes to work with. The work ethic, determination and energy was there all weekend long, so proud of this group!” The EMPOWER Sports Leadership Team had the pleasure […]


3 More Iconic Quotes to Inspire Your Leadership Training

More Words to Follow When Going Through Leadership Training Back in June, we showcased some of our favorite quotes about leadership to help inspire you through your leadership training. Everybody loves a few motivational words of wisdom, so at EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center, we decided to share three more of our cherished leadership references […]


Study Shows Bullying Combated Through Leadership Development

Intervention of peers may prove to be highly effective in fighting bullying amongst children. The inner strength and confidence gained through leadership programs create strong children who are ready to stand up to bullies; Empower Adventure helps mold those children with the proper confidence.     Bullying is a social epidemic that affects many in […]


Things You’ll Gain from Going on a Zip Line Adventure

Zip Line Adventure Benefits and Takeaways A zip line adventure is more than just an exhilarating recreational activity. Participating in this venture brings many benefits that you may have never expected when planning your visit to our adventure park. You’re sure to go back home a changed person! At EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center, we […]


Tips for Doing Obstacle Course Team Building Activities

Team Building Activities: Advice for Conquering the Obstacle Course If you are heading to our adventure park to participate in team building activities, then chances are that you are going to encounter the leadership obstacle course. This activity is a fast-paced, exhilarating test for both your physical and mental abilities. The many demands of the […]


EMPOWER’s Top-5 Leadership Soft-Skills for Students

Are you a student looking to take your “student-game” to the next level this coming school year? Or are you a parent hoping to help your child make the most of the non-academic opportunities, in addition to the academic opportunities, present in the daily school environment? “Soft skills” can be defined as personal attributes that […]


Common Myths About Developing Leadership Skills

Misconceptions to Avoid When Developing Leadership Skills Anyone can take the steps to become a leader. However, when doing so, many people have misconceptions that may affect their ability to develop leadership skills. It is important to have the right mentality when leading people so that you may encourage others to practice the same philosophies. […]


Preparing Young Students for Future Leadership

Is leadership an inherited trait or developed skill? Are people born “natural leaders” or does everyone have the potential to become a leader? There’s plenty of research out there regarding this topic, with most researchers believing that individuals can learn to lead. Some researchers have gone as far as estimating that heritability, or family-based genetics, […]


Study Shows Team Building Facilitates Veterans with Acclimating to Civilian Life

Team building programs that require strategic thinking and improvisation re-create the military experience, helping veterans to gain confidence and reintegrate into the civilian world. Empower Adventure explains the difficulties these veterans can have. Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) July 25, 2017 After the shock and horror experienced on the battlefield, many veterans return home with intrusive memories […]


How to Make the Platinum Rule Work for You

War is hell – no two ways about it. However, after eight years in the US Army and 850 days spent in the war-torn sands of the Middle East, I learned and validated a valuable leadership lesson. Since those days in the sand, I have started four companies, hosted hundreds of leadership workshops and found […]