Clarity. Connection. Impact.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our customers, we are cancelling our JUNE 15 - 18, 2020 session. Our sincere thanks to those who were planning on attending. We will communicate our 2021 session dates as soon as they are locked in. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the 2021 wait-list.
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"This program and the 4 days I spent on me has truly changed my life"
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO SOLVING YOUR LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES
This is not the typical executive development program filled with the typical slide-decks and binders in the typical conference room. There are no slide-decks, binders, or conference rooms.
It is also not the typical corporate excursion with the facade of real work. It is an exclusive and targeted roll-up-the-sleeves workshop experience focused solely on maximizing your impact as a senior leader or leadership team and solving your most pressing challenge. Provocative questions and dialogue, deep insights, best practices and tools, and the expertise of peers and executive coaches converge to accelerate practical problem solving and breakthrough solutions.
Past participants say that it offers "rare time and space" to dig deep, reflect, and develop a game plan that can be put into action immediately. All of this while tapping into the unique attributes of fly fishing as a means to bringing unparalleled clarity and focus to your challenge.
This is The Compleat Leader experience.
A SMALL GROUP OF SENIOR LEADERS COMMITTED TO MAXIMIZING PERSONAL IMPACT
The Compleat Leader provides a unique opportunity to spend focused time with a small group of peers who walk in similar shoes, face significant challenges, and understand the impact of their decisions and actions.
Participation in this exclusive program is limited to no more than 12 senior leaders - from different organizations or as an intact team - to ensure clear context, open and rich dialogue, targeted coaching, and collaborative learning. You will achieve a level of personal insight, clarity, and ability that is simply not possible in a typical conference room, classroom, or "back at the office."
THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR TACKLING YOUR CHALLENGE
The Compleat Leader experience takes place away from distractions, surrounded by spectacular scenery in the heart of the world-renowned Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Under the supportive care of world-class leadership coaches and expert fly fishing guides, you will apply a targeted suite of leadership performance tools with the unique attributes of fly fishing to tackle your challenge.
Neuroscience research shows a clear link between fly fishing and the ability to tap into a “relaxation response” that is essential to focus and thriving in stressful situations. By shifting between individually-focused activities and group work, you will enhance your capacity to achieve heightened clarity and impact. Away from the stress and distractions of the office, you will learn to relax, reflect, think, and craft a purposeful plan for solving your specific challenges and opportunities.
THE HENRY'S FORK LODGE
The Compleat Leader takes place at the Henry's Fork Lodge, one of the world's most acclaimed fly fishing venues. Casual elegance meets world class accommodations and a staff with the expertise to ensure a first-rate experience.
This architectural masterpiece has received numerous accolades, such as mention in the New York Times bestseller "1000 Places to See Before You Die" and inclusion in numerous listings of Top Fishing Lodges in America by Field & Stream and others.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
COMMITTED TO ENHANCING PERSONAL IMPACT IN CONTEXT OF YOUR PRESSING CHALLENGE:
A significant new role or expanded responsibilities
Driving large-scale transformation and change
Clarifying vision, mission and purpose - for self and/or your organization
Leading through increasing complexity, disruption and uncertainty
Preparing for a leadership transition or change of control
Finding focus, energy and balance amidst high demand and stress
SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAMS
COMMITTED TO ENHANCING COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT IN CONTEXT OF:
New organizational strategy
Optimizing team dynamics and climate
Establishing or renewing shared vision, purpose and goals
Navigating through and driving significant organizational transformation
Leading post-merger integration
BRING YOUR CHALLENGE
You will come prepared with two important items:
(1) your most significant organizational or personal/team leadership challenge
(2) determination, desire and energy to tackle the challenge
THE EXPERIENCE AT A GLANCE
Every element of The Compleat Leader experience is designed to accelerate your capacity to address pressing challenges. You will work hard and be pushed. We will provide you with the tools, structure, guidance, time, and space to ask the right questions and discover the right answers.
The Compleat Leader objectives:
Clarify your situational context and personal leadership challenge
Identify and understand the impact on your role and implications as a leader
Gain deep insight into your desired outcomes and readiness to achieve them
Uncover your barriers to success and enablers to leverage
Commit to specific actions you will take toward achieving your desired leadership outcomes
Learn new methods for staying focused, centered, and mindful
We will have a one-on-one context-setting discussion to walk through the fundamentals of the program, and talk through your own personal goals and objectives.
Will begin with an orientation reception and dinner in the evening. You'll make connections and enjoy your first of many outstanding meals. We will lay the foundation and make sure you're outfitted with all of the tools you will need.
Will push you from sun up to sun down, blending:
1:1 executive coaching
problem solving and action planning
time on the water fly fishing
Your time on the water, under the watchful eye of expert guides, will create additional reflective time and space that will enable greater clarity, focus, and breakthrough thinking that you just cannot achieve in your typical daily work environment. You will practice applying specific techniques and approaches to increase your impact in addressing critical challenges.
Is all about putting it together. You will connect the insights and solutions you have uncovered into a cohesive, practical plan of action. Additional executive coaching and peer input will support your ability to translate intention to impact as soon as you return to the office.
AFTER RETURNING HOME
You will receive 3 personal one-on-one coaching sessions to help you put your plan into action.
PRICING & LOGISTICS
Program Cost: $9,750*
The cost is all-inclusive with the exception of airfare.
The fee includes first-class accommodations and meals at the Henry's Forks Lodge, all tools and materials, executive coaching during and after the session, world-class fishing guides, lessons and equipment, and all transportation to and from either the West Yellowstone, MT or Idaho Falls, ID airport.
"THIS PROGRAM AND THE 3 DAYS I SPENT ON 'ME' HAS TRULY CHANGED MY LIFE"
"HAVING EXPERIENCED MANY LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS IN MY CAREER, THE COMPLEAT LEADER IS TRULY INNOVATIVE, GROUNDING THE INTERSECTION OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTIVE MINDFULNESS. THE BACKDROP TO THIS EXPERIENCE IS A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT PROVIDES PERSPECTIVE THAT SIMPLY CANNOT BE GAINED IN A TRADITIONAL LEARNING CONTEXT. THE PROGRAM WAS AN EXPERIENCE I WILL NEVER FORGET, PROVIDING ME WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY UNATTAINABLE CLARITY IN A MOMENT WHEN I NEEDED IT MOST IN MY CAREER AND LIFE"
“THE CRAFT OF FLY-FISHING IS UNIQUELY SUITED TO BRING ONE INTO A NATURAL STATE OF RELAXED SELF-OBSERVATION, HELPING TO CULTIVATE SELF-AWARENESS AND PRESENCE. THE DAILY IN-DEPTH DIALOGUE AND REFLECTIONS WITH OTHER SENIOR LEADERS FURTHER DEEPENED MY SELF-AWARENESS TO NEW LEVELS OF INSIGHT. LINKAGES BETWEEN FLY FISHING AND LEADERSHIP BECAME MORE EXPLICIT AND COMPELLING. LEARNING UNFOLDED NATURALLY WITH A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORTIVE LEADERS WITH WHOM I SHARED SO MANY COMMON EXPERIENCES"
"I JUMPED IN WITH BOTH FEET TO BE PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE. I WAS EXPOSED TO INCREDIBLE HUMANS ABOVE ALL ELSE. WE PUSHED EACH OTHER TO EMBRACE OUR AUTHENTIC TRUTHS. THAT CREW WILL FOREVER BE PART OF MY TRIBE. NAJEEB AND SCOTT ARE THE REAL DEAL AS MY GUIDES EVEN TODAY. BE READY TO DIG DEEP, BE ONE WITH NATURE, AND WALK AWAY REMINDED OF YOUR PURPOSE AND OWNING YOUR LIFE AND CAREER ON YOUR OWN TERMS"
"BECAUSE OF THIS PROGRAM, I AM RECHARGED WITH ENERGY TO EMBRACE MY LIFE TO ITS FULLEST"
In 1653, Izaak Walton published The Compleat Angler, which has become the mostly widely reprinted book in the English language after the Holy Bible and Pilgrim’s Progress. While this timeless work may appear on the surface to merely provide stories and tips about fishing, a closer look reveals deeper insights about the virtues of connecting to the world around us, and the contentment found in giving oneself entirely to a focused pursuit that simultaneously provides an intensely relaxed and contemplative state. From that place, our ability to pursue our goals with purpose and clarity is increased, as is our likelihood of success. While originally simply an archaic spelling, as a result of Walton’s book, “compleat” has commonly come to refer to “someone who has all the skills and qualities of a particular craft.”
We can think of no better way to describe a leader who has achieved their full capacity to perform.
WE HAVE WELCOMED LEADERS FROM A DIVERSE SET OF ORGANIZATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
A WORLD-CLASS TEAM
Focused on you, your challenges, your experience, your results.
M. NAJEEB AHMAD
Program Founder and Executive Coach
Najeeb Ahmad is an experienced leadership consultant and coach whose career has spanned over twenty-five years in various industries, business models, and geographies. He couples consultation to all levels of management, from first-line supervisors to the C-Suite, with deep experience in the areas of strategy, talent management, leadership coaching, employee development, talent acquisition, organizational development, team effectiveness, group facilitation and change management. Najeeb holds an MBA and MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from Georgetown University.
DR. SCOTT WILLETT
Program Founder and Executive Coach
Scott Willett is a practiced leadership coach, management consultant and organizational effectiveness executive with over twenty years of working with leaders across a diverse set of enterprises and industries. He combines coaching, consultation, group facilitation and research with a deep expertise in strategy, leader and team performance, talent management, organizational behavior and health, organizational design, and change leadership. Scott holds a Ph.D. in Organization Management from Capella University, as well as an MBA, MS, and BS from Clarkson University.
Your Personal Guides to the Best Fly Fishing Waters in the United States
2021 date coming soon
Please contact us for more information about The Compleat Leader. We look forward to speaking with you.
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Clarify the challenge you need to solve and why. Understand full context. Define success. Identify the forces working for and against you. Completely understand what you are dealing with, and the implications for you as a leader.
Do you get it?
Uncover what the challenge and success mean to you and your role. Share and discuss with others. Take a candid assessment of personal implications and what it is going to take to address the forces at play. This fuels action.
Do you want it?
Identify what you need to do and when. Evaluate the changes required. Create a targeted action plan. These are your personal commitments.
Go do it.