International Learning

On April 6th in Vail, the Vail Leadership Institute helped to co-host a meaningful evening at the Sebastian Hotel with Governor Hickenlooper, focused on bringing together two business cultures that have a vested interest in each others future. The Vail Mexico connection has been strong for many decades, and the Vail campus during this event served […]

Clear Vision

This past month one of the Vail Leadership – Executive RoundTable Groups headed out of the board room and onto the mountain.  This more casual experience provided a natural way to connect with others, and really helped the members determine where they were at in their progression as a leader.  While skiing through 6 inches […]

My interview with Teresa Taylor, our Applied Leadership Series speaker

Tell us a little bit about yourself and a little bit about your story: “Right, well I started my life in little small farm town in Wisconsin and eventually made my way like many do out west to Denver. And when I started my career I just bumped my way into telecommunications industry. Just in […]

Duke – Feagin Scholar Program in Vail

24 Duke Medical Students came to Vail for their Bi-Annual retreat this past December.  Vail resident Dr. John Feagin launched the Feagin Scholars program in 2009 as a visionary in the field of medicine regarding the future challenges of leaders in the field.  I was able to attend the Forum in 2014 and will be […]

Applied Leadership Series Welcomes Teresa Taylor

February 27th in Vail, Teresa Taylor will be leading an interactive workshop about her new book the Balance Myth. Despite making up half of the work force, women are in charge of only 3.6 percent of Fortune 500 companies. One in ten of the country’s largest corporations have no women on their boards, and across […]

University of Colorado – Boulder in Vail

At most Universities, student government plays a key role into the engagement and culture of the school. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado ventured to Vail looking to engage a student government that had plans on making a large impact during their semester of service.  Through the combination of Vail Leadership […]

Higher Learning in the Vail Valley

    The Vail Leadership Institute is happy to announce it’s support for the 2015 TedxVail event.  The Institute supports higher learning in the Vail Valley through key events like TedxVail. Join us on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Vilar Performing Arts Center in the heart of Beaver Creek, Colorado for TedxVail. The 5th annual […]

Startup Weekend Western Colorado

When the Vail Leadership Institute opened its BaseCamp co-working facility in January of 2014, there was evidence of a growing professional culture in the Vail Valley, but it was uncertain what impact a co-working facility would have. After 9 months, this facility has hosted hundreds of meetings, is at full capacity, and is a key […]

Values Based Leadership from the Inside First – Introduction

I would like to introduce you to a new blog segment: “Values Based Leadership from the Inside First”   Many of my conversations with leaders have centered around values and how to build a values based culture.  Through the Institute’s blog, I will be bringing these conversations forward in an attempt to provide practical solutions […]

Your Quest

Below is Gregg Vanourek’s full presentation at a recent conference in Stockholm.  Gregg has been involved with the Vail Leadership Institute for many years, serving for the last several years on our Board of Trustees.  The topic Gregg speaks about is one that many of the Institute’s retreat participants focus on as they develop plans for […]

Learning All Around

Each day we can learn from a variety of situations. When you think of what happens in your day, it is mostly “habit” with some spontaneous circumstances mixed in. Within our days, are we truly asking ourselves to learn and to “be present” in each moment? Or, are we going with the flow of our […]