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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" - Women in Leadership

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

- 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