EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center wants to help you “be all that you can be.”

EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center pushes people to greater EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center started out as an idea that came to the founder Joe DeRing back in 2006. Joe spent eight years in the U.S. Army, where they used obstacle courses and confidence training to motivate the soldiers to push themselves to “be all […]


If You’re Going To Zip Line in Connecticut, Empower Adventures Is The Place To Go

Reasons Why Empower Leadership Is The Best Zip Line in Connecticut If you’re looking to zip line in Connecticut with your friends and family, Empower Leadership & Adventure Center is your best option. Here’s why: at Empower Leadership, our goal is to give you more than an average zip line experience. Our name speaks to […]


Empower Zip Lines Offers Unforgettable Thrills and Lasting Health Benefits.

Empower Zip Lines Is An Occasion For Everyone: Grandmothers to Adrenaline Junkies! What better way to experience the great outdoors and enjoy the color-popping splendors of Spring than being harnessed to a cable, suspended 10-75 in the air, and zipping through the tree-tops with your friends? The answer is well… not much. That’s why, at […]


Team Building Activities Can Make a Difference in Your Teen’s Life

How Empower’s Team Building Activities Can Change Your Teen’s Life. Let’s face it, being a teenager is not easy and being the parent of a teenager is equally daunting. During this awkward and often painful transition into adulthood, a teenager will be faced with many life-choices, temptations, and decisions that will directly weigh on the […]


Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right”. How often do you pay attention to your self-talk; that little voice inside you that either encourages you or holds you back? How often do the words “I can’t” prevent your body from taking on a new exciting challenge or adventure? Our minds can […]


Is Failure Actually an Option? Responding to Failure Opportunities

Can you guarantee your own success, or the successes of your group/team? What are your immediate reactions to failure? How do you respond and recover when falling short of expectations? Can you turn a “failure” into a positive experience? In some recent conversations with educators and coaches, as well my recent experiences facilitating various adventure […]


“How do you Develop Confidence?”

The “career” of classic cartoon character, Wile E. Coyote, can be defined by thousands of unsuccessful attempts to capture and eat the Road Runner. Coyote put thought and strategy into each of his plots, however suffered many more painful failures than successes. The Coyote’s lack of success cannot be attributed to his lack of effort […]


Introducing Empower Adventures Tampa Bay – Win a Trip!

Introducing Empower Adventures Tampa Bay with The Two Tickets to Paradise Winter Giveaway EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center in partnership with Empower Adventures Tampa Bay and Innisbrook Resort   Entries for the Two Tickets to Paradise Winter Giveaway are now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!!!   EMPOWER Leadership & Adventure Center […]


Avoiding the Winter Blues

The winter months can provide excitement and energy for many; plenty of time with family and friends during the Holidays, weekend skiing or snowboarding trips, the NFL playoffs, MLB “Hot Stove” discussions, college basketball, and SCHOOL VACATIONS!!! The changes in season, however, can also elicit a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According […]


Veterans Day 2016: A Journey from Portland, CT to Veteran Entrepreneur

In 1990 and 1991, the Gulf War captured the attention of the world in a matter never before seen. People, for the first time, had the ability to watch live news broadcasts from the front lines of Operations Desert Storm on their home televisions; captivating millions, igniting feelings of fear and anxiousness in many, and […]