A Simple & Proven Way to Develop the Leadership Mindset
& Skill Set Your Kids Need to Thrive & Prosper
Download Chapter 1 of START Leadership to get started in your family today
In 5 straightforward steps, START shows you how to optimize individual and family dynamics to create a culture of leadership and engagement at home.
Our research confirms that kids raised in this environment develop the attributes and master the 10 skills that are essential to achieving happiness and success in a highly competitive, rapidly changing, and uncertain world.
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By providing your kids with the tools and opportunities they need to take the lead in their own lives, you can equip them with exactly what they need to thrive and prosper in today's high pressure, high stakes world.
10 Things This Book Will Teach You
In about 2 hours, learn how to
Create a leadership development culture in your family
View the purpose of parenting and childhood from a Strategic perspective
Clarify your purpose and role as a parent
Define what is truly most important to you and to your family
Make decisions to align your Tactical activities with what’s most important
Implement an Assessment framework to ensure you stay on track over time
Establish simple Routines to make daily life more efficient, enjoyable, and peaceful
Weave Training opportunities into daily life to develop essential skills
Create the time, space, and guidance kids need to connect to a sense of purpose WIN
Welcome the inevitable challenges your kids will face as opportunities for growth
Plus: Find the insight, information & inspiration you need to
put these ideas to work in your family.
Hello. I'm Laurie, the Founder of START
On a flight to speak at an ethics conference in Washington, DC, I sat next to a professor from Duke University who I hoped would provide a cheat-sheet of things to do to get my son into a college like Duke. My son was four at the time.
The professor, concerned that I may have been missing the big picture when it came to the purpose of childhood and college, told me that in his experience, only 10% of students are prepared to truly succeed and to be happy and healthy in college and in life. And he knew their secrets.
"I know who, and I know why, and
it's not what you think."
The "secrets" I learned on our five-hour, cross country trip profoundly changed my perspective on success and happiness, reframed my career goals, and inspired the creation of an effective new paradigm in preparing kids to succeed and be happy in the current, high pressure environments.
I hope you'll join me and the thousands of families who have experienced this positive, productive, and constructive approach. It's effective and enjoyable - for you and your kids. And together, we can begin to shift the culture in our schools and communities for good.
In addition to research and writing, I speak and conduct workshops at companies, conferences, schools, and community events. Previous clients include Workday, Wells Fargo, UCSF Medical Center, and The Haverford School. Click here to learn more.
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I wish you and your kids well on your journey.
Lead Well + Be Well + Do Well