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Learning a Non-Linear Leadership Style from Sea Kayaking

By Jen Dulz on 6/12/18 10:00 AM


Getting ready to launch the boats. Photo by Ali Bradley.

It was hot. I struggled to find shade as our group went through necessary orientation tasks: carry 3-5 water droms behind each boat, assign cook groups, gather group gear, divide group gear, assign and load boats.

Since I'd paddled on a NOLS trip before, I was "voluntold" to be the lead boat in a single kayak. I learned our heading, received a few instructions about monitoring my speed, and then we launched—a group of women on a Baja Sea Kayaking course.

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Topics: NOLS Mexico, Baja, Sea Kayaking, women, all-women, leadership

"If you can do a NOLS course, you can ski to the South Pole"

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on 2/25/10 5:46 AM

"If you can do a NOLS course, you can ski to the South Pole" 

Tori Murden McClure, Author of A Pearl in the Storm (Harper Collins 2009)

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Topics: Tori Murden McClure, NOLS, leadership, Debbie Armstrong, Kelly Pyke, Reena Dharmashaktu, Candice Carpenter Olsen, Arianne Zwartjes, Michelle Murphy, Deb Armstrong, Live the Dream, Louisa Willcox, women, Catherine Stifter, ann mills, inspiring women, women in leadership