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Imagine a world improved — even transformed — by the next generation. That’s our vision.

We believe every young adult is capable of leadership, because being a leader means first leading yourself and thereby learning to successfully take on opportunities and challenges in life. The emerging generations simply need to be shown how. Our customizable youth and leadership development programs help schools, universities, and youth organizations:

  • 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


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Tim Elmore has served on my staff since 1983 and has worked with students even longer. He is able to help you wrap your arms around the subject of leadership. No one teaches leadership better than Tim Elmore. I recommend him as a teacher and a mentor.

Dr. John C. Maxwell

Leadership Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author

As a university dean, I believe anyone who cares about the future of this generation should digest the materials from Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders. He understands what students need and how to deliver it in a relevant fashion.

Mary Gerardy

Dean, Wake Forest University

Thank you so much for your investment at VA Tech. We appreciate your tremendous work with our student-athletes, coaches, staff and faculty. Simply put, you helped us grow and become better as a department. I am grateful. I look forward to staying in touch!

Whit Babcock

Director of Athletics, Virginia Tech

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 every day classroom situations.

Dr. Diane Ray

Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Habitudes is the most excellent program for first year students and beyond. It is a program that encourages and teaches deeper thinking and dialog.

Sharon Taylor

Saint Martin's University

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