Our Mission is to foster creative, critical, and divergent thinking in young people. To develop emotionally intelligent and successful young leaders capable of adaptability and collaboration through a challenging outdoor program that will give them confidence, determination and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
Who We Are
The Outdoor Leadership Institute (OLI) is a licensed US based non-profit led by professionals with substantial experience designing and facilitating experiential programming for young people in international settings. In addition, our personnel possess professional certifications in outdoor emergency response and outdoor technical skill proficiencies, as well as advanced degrees in the fields of education and outdoor education. This level of professionalism ensures that our participants are well taken care of when out in the field and the content delivered far exceeds expectations.
Why We Do This
We do this because we love the outdoors and want to share it with others. We want young people to become more connected to each other and more connected to our natural world. We’ve seen how conquering challenges and overcoming fears can give you a lifelong confidence that you can achieve anything. This is why we do what we do.
"I have seen first hand how some of these adventures changed my own kids. By conquering fears and pushing there limits they are stronger and more confident you people. They want and take responsibility. That will serve them well when they are adults and on their own."
CEO and Chairman
Outdoor Leadership Institute
Board Chair and CEO
Best-Selling Author, Leadership Coach, Columnist at Forbes and Inc.
Chief Experience Officer
World Class Guide and Expedition Leader
Chief Operations Officer
International Expert in Training and Risk Management
Expert in Tourism and Outdoor Programing
COBE Team Lead and Marketing Strategy
Entrepreneur, Senior Advisor on Accounting and Finance
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