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 […]

The Benefits of Team Coaching|Team Building|CT

Coaching Tools You can Use in Your Business According to the Harvard Business Review, coaching your employees may be the single most important skill for strong leaders. In a study of Fortune 100 companies, the majority of leaders reported that coaching improved productivity, quality, and teamwork. Coaching can also lift morale and lower turnover. I think there is nothing more refreshing […]

Why are they making us stay after school???|Field Trips|CT

What are some benefits of after-school enrichment programs? What are students learning during organized after-school activity that they aren’t getting during the regular school day? What happens during the school day tends to be driven by efforts to improve district test scores, sometimes losing site of the individual student; their personalities, their interests, their creativity, […]

EMPOWER Founder featured in WBJ | Team building | CT MA NY

Empower founder Joe DeRing was featured in a recent issue of the Washington Business Journal. Hear how Empower came to be and why Joe’s experiences as an Infantry Officer in the US Army led him to create the current programs at Empower Leadership Sports WBJ article