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Growing Leaders has helped over 8,000 schools, universities and youth organizations prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. Through our effective, customizable youth and student leadership development programs, they have used our creative events and resources to:
  • Create a healthy culture that fosters leadership at all levels
  • Give adults the tools they need to connect with the emerging generation
  • Guide unprepared teens to productive adulthood
  • Equip students to think and act like authentic leaders

The Latest From Tim’s Blog

  • One Surprising Reason Students Quit

    Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a writer, curriculum designer, and speaker who has served with a number of non-profit organizations (and has spoken to thousands of Millennials) over the last 5 years. He now serves as Program Excellence ...

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  • How to Find, Keep and Grow the Best Young Team Members at Work

    Click Here to Listen Recently I had the great privilege to talk with Andy Lorenzen, Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Development for Chick-fil-A, and discuss the importance of leading the next generation and creating a culture they ...

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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-athl...

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What Others Are Saying

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Virginia Tech
  • 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.
    Kansas State University
  • 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.
    University of South Carolina