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  • “I am so thankful and grateful that I did this course. It changed my life. Thank you so much for not only boosting my confidence but giving me a better and stronger outlook on myself and life.”

    Madeline D.
  • “At the beginning of the course, I did not feel powerful or confident. I’ve completely been able to change my outlook on life and myself. I’ve found that I am a confident and powerful person that’s worth being loved.”  

    Jade C.
  • “After all this time, I still feel the benefits of your Cream of the Crop Leaders’ training. I feel more assertive, confident and accomplished within myself. I feel solid.”

    Maddie D.
  • “I am so thankful and grateful that I did this course. It changed my life. Thank you so much for not only boosting my confidence but giving me a better and stronger outlook on myself and life.”

    Madeline D.
  • "In the past, I was always wiggly - at a loss as how to orient myself. But now I know how engage with others in a way that allows me to be seen in my full potential."

    Spencer C.
  • “After all this time, I still feel the benefits of your Cream of the Crop Leaders’ training. I feel more assertive, confident and accomplished within myself. I feel solid.”

    Maddie D.
  • The development of confidence in my students was truly remarkable!  Something that all people should do!

    Tracy Spiers, College Principal
  • You have helped me feel like a powerful, confident and important person. I can speak up now without hesitating.

  • The workshop is awesome. I finally know how to be confident.

  • I absolutely loved this workshop!

  • This workshop was really helpful because I tend to get nervous! This workshop just took all of that away. Now I feel powerful, more confident.

  • This workshop helped me feel confident. It’s so much fun.

  • This workshop really means a lot to me - and helped me build up my confidence.

  • It gave me 100% confidence.

  • Very Powerful.

  • Your class truly helped me a lot.

  • "My ability to look and actually feel confident was profoundly changed through my participation in Cream of the Crop Leaders’ confidence training."


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Healthy Risks are risks that pull you out of your self-imposed, habitual comfort zone. Initially, they’re scary. But, healthy risks don’t create danger for you, nor do they put others or property in danger. Healthy risks widen your capability, your influence, your self-perception, your self-imposed limits.

Most of us feel lighter, hopeful and have a new pep in our step when we take a healthy risk, even when the outcome wasn’t what we had hoped for. This is because in the very act of risk-taking the healthy, courageous part of ourselves took the driver’s seat!  We took our power back. We didn’t let old, crusty, limiting thoughts take over. 

  • An example of healthy risk taking is initiating a conversation with someone whom you feel intimidated by due to your own fearful thoughts (and most of us have plenty of those!).
  • An example of unhealthy risk taking is going out of your way to interact with someone or something known to be unsafe, or doing something reckless (driving fast). We want you to avoid unhealthy risks and only engage in healthy risk taking.

Here’s more: 

Confidence Tip 3 + da funky funk

Your entire life is dictated by your comfort zones. Take that in. It’s as if you walk around inside a clear Plexiglas hamster ball which limits how far you can move. It’s like a Twilight Zone episode, except it’s real – and YOU’RE STARRING!  Wierrrrd. Not your best ‘name in lights’ moment.

If you’re like most of us, you limit yourself all the time. Some of these limits are good: You hold yourself back before running into the street (if not, please stop reading; time to get back into your ball). 

Before you read the rest of this, do yourself a favor: Privately identify one thing you’re not saying or doing – because of fear.

Risks can be physical (hang-gliding) or emotional (speaking in front of a high-powered group of decision-makers). It’s the emotional risks we’re talking with you about today.

Most of us are risk averse – we automatically run from risk. Maybe you’re like this, too. You traipse through your day when suddenly – BAM – you hit your emotional comfort zone wall. Instead of going through said comfort zone, you unconsciously bounce off of it – and head right in the other direction. This happens quickly (in a microsecond) – without our awareness – often throughout each day.

Here’s what you’re giving up: Glorious treasures, matey. Dig your fists through the plentiful bounty that lies behind Wall Number Two (a’hem cough: we’re referring, here, to your Risk Wall)…gleaming gems such as:

  • Success or promotions at school or work
  • Amazing, authentic personal relationships!
  • Banishing da funk: Funky, stagnant moods and the nagging doubts about whether your life has purpose
  • Path to a FULL LIFE (top that one) – a life of meaning, joy and exhilaration

In our young adult and teen confidence workshops (we have confidence workshops for adults, too), we watch scores of participants take healthy risks. Spoiler alert: No one has died or had a psychotic break. Most of the time, they’re successful. I mean, by the 1970s, Superman (one of our early workshop participants) became able to withstand an atomic explosion and even flew through the core of a star (stretch goal!)*

And when participants weren’t successful, they’re still glad they took a risk – they learned from it. Plus, they got a much needed lung-full of fresh, BPE-free oxygen. Seriously: Their hamster ball became much bigger and they gained far more inner power than they ever realized was possible*.  

Fear is part of the human experience. That ‘Fearless’ bumper sticker with the edgy font? I can’t stand that thing.**

  • The goal isn’t to be fear-less. That goes against our very nature.
  • The goal is courage: having fear and moving forward anyway.
  • The word courage comes from the Latin cor meaning “heart”.

And, risk is rarely as scary as it seems. Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn says, “…the surest way to succeed is to take startling – yet intelligent – risks, again and again.” Maybe Reid hasn’t flown through the core of a star (YET. We’re not giving up on you, Reid!), but he’s hardly ‘meh’ in terms of healthy-risk outcomes. 

What is the fear that holds YOU back? That thing you’re not saying or doing because of your fears?

If you don’t act on your risk now, when will you do it? Truth: We’re worried that you’ll bookmark that risk and get to it ‘later’ like so many adults tell us (“Boy, I wish I had taken this confidence workshop when I was younger”).  We so hope that ‘later’ for you isn’t two decades from now (the very source of life regret).

So, name one healthy risk – small or big – that you can take or schedule right now. Healthy risk taking is good for you.

When you take that risk (small or large – it all counts), tell us about it in a sentence or two. Your name will be entered to WIN either a Harry & David Savory Sweets Box or a Harry & David Snack Box!  Enter once monthly (because healthy risks are good for you!)

More power to you!  Take risks.

Dan + Sioux

* Superman refuses to listen to us about healthy vs. unhealthy risk; we have tried!

**I’d rather be fishing.

If you’re the lucky winner, you’ll receive Harry & David Sparkling French Cider made with handpicked apples fresh from the orchards of Brittany, France. Guess what: If you’re one of the winners, you can gift your selection to someone else (lucky them)! Take a Risk. Remember: enter once monthly (healthy risk taking is good for you)!

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Our CoFounders’ adult workshop clients include leaders from these organizations, and more.

  • “Great Program!  I could go on and on about how positively I feel about this program and its impact on me. Thank you!”

    Jon G.
  • “I cannot imagine a better program to help you grow in such a short time. Great work!!! 5 star.”

  • “This was an amazing experience...life changing. What I learned will help me so much, professionally and personally.”

    Cindy W.
  • “Amazing!  Great exercises.  No improvement possible.”

    Chris P.
  • “Extremely powerful. Created a paradigm shift within myself.”

    Nick C.
  • “Participating in Cream of the Crop Leaders was a Seminal Moment in my life!”

    David B.
  • “In 40 years, The Executive Presence Training is one of the top two courses I ever took.”

    Jeffrey C. Executive & Business Coach
  • “Bravo!!!  Well worth my time. Sorry I didn’t know about the 3 day session.”

    Renee N.
  •  “Cream of the Crop Leaders enabled me to be perceived as more believable.”

    Amit N. [Sales Leader]
  •  “I loved it!  Great opportunity.  Great experience.”

    Lisa Y.
  •  “Lots of great material, well delivered, brought to a powerful crescendo.”

    Jeff S.
  •  “Excellent and transformational.  Presence is hard to define - until you feel it.”

    Peg F.
  • "This was a terrific workshop."

    David S.
  • "This was hands down the best workshop I have ever been to!"

    Leonard Y.
  • I have used the tools since the session and they work!

    Jeanine F.
  • Will have a lasting positive impact on my life.

  • “This was an amazing experience...life changing.”

    Cindy W.
  •  “Amazing. The tools completely changed my outlook on life.”

    Tristan M.
  • “Great Program! I could go on and on about this program's impact on me!”

    Jon G.
  • "I can now take command of a room better than professionals with far more experience in my field."

    Kelly F.
  • "Helped me to slow down, build professional credibility, and connect with others in a way that is more likely to build trust." - J.C.

    Jeffrey S.
  • I cannot believe how transformed I feel after only two days. Opportunities to learn and find my personal ‘power’ were amazing.  

    Angela M.
  • I broke through the wall that I built to protect myself and am now truly free to reach my potential. Thank you for being such wonderful guides.

  • I now own my power and can use it for good!

  • Coming into this session I was so nervous, but the way you build the material helps so much. I felt a serious breakthrough personally and I owe it to the both of you for the platform to do that.

    Jason L.
  • Focuses on the best parts of a person and letting them shine.

    Dan P.
  • I was skeptical coming into this training but after experiencing the difference and your sincere involvement, you have blown my expectations. I truly thank you for helping me on this journey.

    Nish G.
  • I expected the learning. Making new friends was an amazing bonus. I hope to cross paths with the facilitator in the future; generous and inspiring.

    Brandt K.
  • I learned how it feels to stop being timid and step up to my own power. This will help me in all aspects of my life.

  • I came in questioning and I left with answers. I leave with power and the knowledge and skills to summon it.

    Jeff I.
  • "Transformative. The only leadership workshop I’ve ever found truly useful and profound in moving me to the next level of leadership."

    Kathy G.
  • An amazing experience.  I leave with a fresh inspiration of power and confidence. Thank you!

    Beth S.
  • "Simply exhilarating. Transformed who I am as a professional and as a person."

    Joseph N.
  • "Executive Presence doesn’t even begin to cover what I learned in this course. The way I think, feel, and prepare have completed changed."

    Freddy V
  • I learned far more in this workshop than I have in any other I’ve participated in.  Sioux is wise and engaging…her experience is evident through her teaching.

    David D.
  • Thrilling and engaging, it was a great 2-day seminar/workshop...that I will gladly ride again and again. I learned so much about myself and even faced one of my biggest fears.  Bravo! 

    Alex Y.
  • This was transformational for me, a person who [already] feels confident and well put together.

    Delilah C.
  • Powerful, engaging and personal. I found this training to be so much more than I expected.

    Therese S.
  • Excellent Transformational session. I have seen myself change over the course of two days.

    Sameer C.
  • Amazing session. The best I have been to.

    Salahuddin K.
  • It is the best training I have undergone thus far. Walking out more confident and more positive. Very effective techniques.

    Vishal K.
  • "I could see my team transforming before my eyes. It was absolutely a fantastic experience. It is incredible."

    Vijaya N.
  • "One of the most fantastic learning experiences I have ever had. Simple and effective tools."

    Mahendra M.
  • "The training was done excellently. Excellent environment."

    Vivek G.
  • "Brilliant style of training. Unconventional and very, very effective. Didn’t lose interest for even one minute."

    Jesal T.
  • This course is 100% meat, no fluff and all useful.

    Tom H.
  • Amazing.  Transformational.  Revealing.  Enlightening.  Soulful.

    Julie W.
  • Incredibly insightful and on point.

    John G.
  • I didn’t know I could grow so much in two days. I have a new outlook on work and a new outlook on building relationships with all of those in my life.

    Cheryl S.
  • It was amazing!  I want others to experience this!  I learned a ton about myself.

    Stephen C.
  • I love the real-world use!  Great experience!

    Ben B.
  • Excellent!  Excellent!  Excellent!  This training definitely develops leaders.  An environment where people want to see you succeed.  An environment that allows you to recognize your nervousness and fear - then walk straight through them.

  • This course should be mandatory for anybody who wants to lead in any way.

  • I have learned more tools than I ever thought possible!  The abilities of the leaders to break things down step by step was second to none!

    Michele B.
  • Very powerful and meaningful. The best leadership training I’ve experienced.

    Derek N.
  • These tools are invaluable. THANK YOU!

    Lauren C.
  • This experience changed me and how I show up in the best way possible. I received so much loving support from Sioux and my fellow leaders.

    Amy H.
  • This program is going to be a game changer for my life.

    Jeeva N.
  • This is the most beneficial class I have ever been in. Thank you!

    Mischele W.
  • This was an amazing growth experience – both professionally and personally.

    Tara B.
  • This is the best course I’ve ever taken.

    Preston B.
  • Will help me overcome challenges I face as an introvert.

    Bruce R.
  • Truly impactful and very inspirational. Sioux really brings it home and teaches in a way I’ve never experienced.

    J. Bunch
  • This was an incredible experience and I got so much more out of this than I expected.

    Natasha C.
  • A very powerful experience!  I am eager to put all of these things into practice.

    Amy D.
  • This was so valuable for me – I learned so much about myself that I can use in my personal and professional life.  You both had such a great manner about you and guided us so well.

    Charlotte H.
  • I cannot wait to put this into practice.

    Heather P.
  • Life-changing. Accomplished what I’ve been trying to break through for 35 years.

  • I really can’t put into words how I feel about the genesis you helped us realize. Amazing.

  • Your influence has had a profound impact on my whole life.  I’m so moved I can’t even write.

  • Saw my co-workers in new and profound ways that forged a real connection.  Helped me examine myself, the kind of career I want to have, and the person I want to become in a way that I hadn’t before.

    Charlie S.
  • I can truly say that I got more out of this workshop than any other in my 25-year career.

    Heather P.
  • Easily the most rewarding and effective professional training I have ever experienced.

    Clay D.
  • I gained so much confidence – and gained a level of connectedness with and respect for my coworkers. Watching my teammates gain the same confidence was incredible.

    Amanda F.
  • Wow!  Such a fresh, unexpected, new experience. This course brought a great sense of self-awareness, confidence - and a new respect for my colleagues.

    Megan B.
  • An amazing and eye-opening experience with my team. I highly recommend this training to any organization looking to invest in their people.

    April H.
  • It is the best training I have undergone thus far.  I have been in numerous trainings throughout my career.  I have never experienced a more transformational time, ever.  The tools will stick with me and make me a better and more successful person.

    Laura M.
  • Wow. What a journey. I didn’t know who I really was until experiencing [The Executive Presence Training].  I am now armed with the tools, knowledge and passion to transform into the person I want to be.

    Tim G.
  • Loved the experience.  Helped build team rapport.  Pushed us to be better and drove us to think.

    Josh A.
  • Far beyond typical trainings. Truly a transformational experience.

    Dee R.
  • I loved it!!  Absolutely amazing. I would love to do it again. I learned so much about myself and my coworkers.  I will keep this with me for the rest of my life!

    Jennifer P.
  • ‘Real world’ resources and tools.  This is the best developmental training I’ve ever attended!

    Darlene D.
  • I was able to get direct and honest feedback with how I present myself. This was invaluable and gave me great insights into how others perceive me.

  • Amazing.  I feel more confident, worthy and that I matter. What I needed. Thank you!

    Pam B.
  • It was awesome!  Time well spent together.

    Gigi F.
  • By far one of the best trainings I have ever participated in. It provided me an opportunity to grow and learn in a safe environment.

    Mary P.
  • This was an amazing experience.  The course was easy to follow, and the instruction was energetic and relatable.

    Erin M.
  • Amazing as well as very practical.

    Aziz H.
  • I was brought out of my comfort zone in an uplifting and dignified manner.

    Jake C.
  • I wish I had this earlier in my career!  Sioux is a great coach!

    G. Rogers
  • A powerful way to be a better version of myself with others.

    Derek P.
  • At first I thought ‘mumbo-jumbo’…but by the end, Wow!  Amazing.

    Brendon G.
  • I loved it!  I learned much about myself.

    Chris R.
  • I feel freed and powerful.

    Mark H.
  • A completely eye opening and invigorating experience.

    Jeffrey M.
  • I will take this with me for the rest of my journey!

    Alex H.
  • Outstanding tools. Great.

    Greg F.
  • Very insightful experience. Many tools to handle situations that arise in the workplace.

  • Awesome!!  Time well spent!!  I have to be honest. I wasn’t looking forward to time away from the office. However, you made this such a great experience for me.

    Stephanie H.
  • This experience was life changing. My power is beautiful.

    Amy D.
  • An excellent use of my time. The exercises all had purpose and build on each other

  • Loved it!  Thank you for helping me find me!

    Melissa B.
  • Excellent facilitators!

    Susan W.
  • Was a great learning tool to see yourself in the eyes of your peers without judgment.

    Becky M.
  • The skills we learned will make us all better leaders and influencers.

    Anne S.
  • This was a transformational experience for me.

    Erik P.
  • You didn’t have my buy-in at the start, but you’ve got it now. The experience was unique, wonderful, uncomfortable and enlightening. The most uncomfortable parts were the most effective ones.

    Colton B.
  • Taught me that I have power and that it’s okay to display this power.

  • More than what I was expecting. Did not realize it would be this transformational!  And so easy!!  And Rewarding!!

    Ralph H.
  • This is by far the best leadership training I have been through. I saw a huge improvement!!  Would recommend to any company who wants to build leaders.

    Colin L.
  • Invaluable experience.

    Dan M.
  • I learned an immense amount about how to present myself as well as how to approach others.

    Paul S.
  • I feel very confident, equipped and powerful.

    Jitendra G.
  • I learned so many techniques that will be helpful personally and professionally.

    David N.
  • Excellent!

  • Thank you so much!  It really brought something out of me I didn’t know existed.

    Eric J.
  • I wish I had this training 20 years ago. I learned so much about what I could do to improve how my message is received.

    Alan F.
  • Incredibly insightful, powerful and meaningful!

    Neil W.
  • A safe, inviting space. Very authentic, caring and powerful.

    Karen M.
  • Seriously amazing. I can’t thank you enough.

    Tanya S.
  • The tools will have a direct impact on my personal and professional lives.

    Joe S.
  • Fantastic. Came away with an incredible set of tools.

    John O.
  • Totally impactful and relevant. Time well spent!

    Ellis M.
  • I met eleven people 36 hours ago who are now my friends. So glad I attended.

    Gretchen M.
  • Intensive, fast paced but effective learning process. It’s both practical and insightful.

    Hong L.
  • I feel empowered. I can be powerful and peaceful at the same time.  I can be powerful and still empower others. This is what you’ve given me.

    Dee Ann U.
  • My confidence level has increased and I’m already feeling great about conquering the world!

    Thomas P.
  • I was told that I would never be promoted to VP because I lacked executive presence. I had no clear idea of what they meant or how to get it. I now have the tools.

    Linda F.
  • I’m often skeptical of ‘self-help’ and ‘leadership training’ courses so I didn’t know what to expect, but I have to say this class was well worth the time and I’m glad I signed up!!

  • It was a life-changing experience. It’s critical that I show up and exude confidence. This experience has given me the tools.

    Rachel H.
  • I loved this class. The tools provided will serve me well in every aspect of life.

    Soyoe S.
  • I have learned so much about myself, about things I never even realized I did. The things I learned will stick with me for the rest of my life. I highly recommend this class.

    Corey G.
  • Truly transformational.

    Hunter P.
  • Thank you so much for making it safe for me to go way outside of my comfort zone. Your direct feedback showed caring and insight that will stay with me for the remainder of my life.

    Jim M.
  • So many tools that can help me become a more effective leader. Thank you!

    Ori S.
  • At first I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that the focus would be on dealing with other people in a shallow sort of way. I was very pleased when I realized that the focus was genuine, fundamental, and personal.

  • Life changing. Revolutionary. So many personal revelations. I see my power now and I claimed it. There’s no stopping me now.

    Jamie S.
  • I’ve heard many good things about this workshop before I joined it, so my expectations were high. However, it still blew me away by a mile after. 

  • I learned so much from your insights and saw my colleagues grow in their power right before me.  I have taken away so many learnings.

    Ken V.
  • Great class. Brought something out me that I didn’t know existed. Thank you so much!

    Eric J.
  • Transformative.

    Jeremy G.

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