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Leading Steep: Lessons in Leadership from the World's Great Adventure Guides is for aspiring business leaders and ambitious adventure guides alike.

We've all got things to learn from those who guide the world's toughest climbs, fish the most challenging waters, cycle the highest passes, and run the most intimidating rivers. They have hard-won wisdom that can benefit others who lead teams — far from the extremes. 

Leading Steep distills leadership lessons in a way that is practical, understandable, and usable — in a podcast, social media, video, and in a book to be published in 2021.

From the Author:

"As a business executive and whitewater guide, I have come to admire others who lead in the most challenging circumstances: whether they are mountaineers, anglers, cycling guides, safari leaders, or others. These professionals have refined the way they communicate, learned how to mitigate risk, and designed ways to lead their clients past their own self-imposed limitations. A great guide helps people do, see, and experience what they otherwise might not.

As a young guide myself, I learned so much about leadership; how to communicate effectively, work with teams, deal with adversity and triumph, and the very real impact of decisions that could mean life or death.

I love speaking to other guides about the things they've learned as leaders and how they’ve become standouts in their fields.  I'm speaking to some of them in my podcast. I'll share our conversations and their stories with you, in addition to recommending their own works.  

If there's a guide you admire or recommend, please put them in touch with me! 

If you're an ambitious business leader or aspiring adventure guide, I hope that you will find lessons on this platform that will inspire you to become a better, more effective leader. 

I hope, too, that you'll engage with me here, on social media, and maybe even in a shared adventure someday!"

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