​Growing Leaders helps schools, universities and civic groups prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. Over 7,000 organizations use our unique curriculum, Habitudes. Since 2003, we’ve helped students and teachers:

  • Create environments conducive to higher grades
  • Raise Empathy and minimize bullying
  • Break out of the herd mentality to positively lead others
  • Guide unprepared adolescents to productive adulthood
  • Equip students to think and act like authentic leaders

The Latest From Tim's Blog

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    One Surprising Secret to Engaged Students

    Yesterday, I blogged about schools in Finland and how they seem to be able to engage their students so much better than we do in the U.S. The students appear to enjoy the learning process, often do work with little or no adult supervision, and score higher in comparable tests in other nations. Teachers say […]...


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    What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform

    In my work at Growing Leaders, we enjoy the privilege of serving numerous NCAA and professional sports teams each year. After meeting with hundreds of coaches and athletes, I noticed an issue kept surfacing in our conversations. Both the student-athlete and the coach were trying to solve the same problem. What was that problem? The parents of the student-athletes....


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    Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them

    While I applaud the engagement of this generation of parents and teachers, it’s important to recognize these three mistakes we make leading kids....


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What Others Are Saying

Dr. Mary Lynn Realff
The Georgia Tech School of Engineering runs a successful industry-mentoring program. This is a result of the dedicated participants and the excellent training from Growing Leaders. The response to the training from both the mentors and mentees has been enthusiastic.
- Dr. Mary Lynn Realff
Director of Undergraduate Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Travis Holdman
Growing Leaders offers a clear plan to address the 'stall' that so many students experience today. They provide specific measures that we, as parents, coaches, teachers, employers and youth workers, can implement. In fact, I am using their Habitudes with the interns in my office.
- Travis Holdman
Indiana State Senator
Beth Olney
Growing Leaders provides exactly what we need to prepare our students for the world they will graduate into and lead some day. What Growing Leaders does is needed now more than ever. It is helping us mentor our students each year.
- Beth Olney
Director of Student Success, Olivet Nazarene University
Mary Gerardy
As a university dean, I believe anyone who cares about the future of this generation should digest the materials from Growing Leaders. They understand what students need and how to deliver it in a relevant fashion.
- Mary Gerardy
Dean, Wake Forest University
Dr. Arnold Hyndman
The training sessions Growing Leaders offered to us were outstanding. Each one was perfectly tailored to the audience and had a lasting impact on students and staff alike.
- Dr. Arnold Hyndman
Dean, Rutgers University
Dr. Diane Ray
I encourage schools and school districts to partner with Dr. Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders to help both educators and students to enhance their leadership skills. They have inspired our teacher-leaders, applying the 'Habitudes' to our everyday situations in the classroom.
- Dr. Diane Ray
Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Tami Heim
In my experience as a mother and a corporate executive, I know the importance of bringing along the next generation of leaders. Dr. Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders outline a solid plan and provide resources to do just that. I do not know of another group that equips parents or teachers as they do. They get the job done!
- Tami Heim
Mother and former President of Borders Books, Inc.
Josh Beers
I share with people the impact Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders have made on me personally as a dad and as a leader every chance that I get.. Again and again my relationship with my daughter confirms to me what Tim has instilled in my life through his blog and books. My daughter is 13. I want to say thanks for your part in the development of her life. I am deeply grateful.
- Josh Beers
Dad and Vice President of Lancaster Bible College
Jo Kirchner
The need to provide strong leadership for our children has never been greater. Growing Leaders continues to create groundbreaking resources to help us understand and equip them as they grow up into healthy, happy adults. I recommend them to parents, teachers, coaches and youth workers everywhere.
- Jo Kirchner
mother, grandmother, CEO of Primrose Schools
Brent
This Habitudes conference was the best event I have ever attended. As a college student, I serve in three leadership positions on campus. I found each of the images so practical for my life and have begun practicing them already. Thank you, thank you for coming.
- Brent
Virginia Tech
Becky
I received your Habitudes book from my supervisor this fall and wanted to tell you—I have enjoyed it more than any other leadership book I have read yet. Your understanding, appreciation and passion for growing leaders is contagious.
- Becky
Kansas State University
Clay
I didn't realize how fun learning leadership could be. The Growing Leaders conference has been a catalyst for me in my journey as an student officer. I am already teaching my team the images and our discussions have been awesome. Thanks.
- Clay
University of South Carolina

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