The Burnout

By: David Stollman Burnout isn’t caused by how much work you do, it’s caused by how much work you look around… and see others NOT doing!   There are lots of suggestions on how to recharge, and bounce back from burnout. But, maybe we should talk more about preventing it in the first place. The […]

SELF-NAVIGATION: From Failing to Thriving

By: Alex Weber You will Fail. Worst inspirational book ever! I know, I know but that’s the honest truth, and I owe it to you to say it. Failures aren’t going anywhere, and they are often what stand in the way of creating the most for our lives. Trust me, I’ve made a career from […]

The Traits of the Ethical Leader

By: Joe Richardson, Esq To many, the ideas surrounding the definition of a “leader” are often connected to a position (for instance, a President), as opposed to the traits of a person. Sometimes, selfish people with obvious conflicts that bear on their prospects for productive leadership are nonetheless heralded as great “leaders.” There needs to […]

Managing the Chaos of Life

By: Curtis Hill As a leader many times you are pulled in multiple directions at the same time. If you are not careful it will stretch you so thin, that you won’t even recognize who you are. There are three kinds of leaders. Those who are fired up, those whose fire is not burning as […]

Push Through Fear

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. As someone who tried to avoid confrontation at ALL costs in the past, this was me. I’m still working through it, but I’ve improved a lot over the past few years because I’ve actively worked on it, making it more comfortable. Also, as leaders, if we don’t speak up and challenge others, […]

The American Ninja Failure?

By: Alex Weber It’s 3AM and I’m sopping wet, embarrassed, and there’s a few hundred people staring at me! I just failed at American Ninja Warrior and to my surprise…I’m so, so thankful for it. My introduction to American Ninja Warrior was first as a Host for NBC. My job was to be a goofy […]

What Difference Can One Person Have

By: The Peterson Family After 15 years working with college students, Craig Peterson reached a crossroads.  “What’s next? Do I have an additional purpose in this life?” Feeling financially secure, he looked past his accomplishments and focused instead on his personal values. “I want to make a difference.” That months-long reflection led to what would […]

AFLV 10 Year Journey

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. It took Darryl ten years to get to the AFLV stage, watch this video detailing his journey accomplishing a dream he set out on ten years ago. A Decade ago Ten years ago, I was newly initiated into my fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc) and was selected by an older […]

The Power of Story

By: Saul Flores At the age of 18 during my junior year at North Carolina State University, I embarked on the Walk of the Immigrants, a 5,328-mile walk across Latin America. I began the journey to raise awareness for immigration while fundraising for an elementary school in my mother’s hometown in Mexico. Reflecting on the […]

Inspiring stories from fearless students.

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. Yes, I get the opportunity to travel to campuses and talk to students about pushing through fear, but in my quiet moments, in the moments where it’s just me reading the fears I collected or reading a fearless story about how an audience member was able to overcome an obstacle; I […]

Are you a Wanderer, Thinker, Misplaced, or Pursuer (and what to do about it).

By: Justin Jones-Fosu What’s your type? No, I am not trying to offer you an old school pickup line. In my research, I have noticed there are generally four different types of people as it relates to this combination of WHY (purpose, intent, meaningful work) and NOW (productivity, passion, effort). It’s important to know you […]

3 Ways To (Actually) Build Confidence

By: Alex Carlin Have you ever walked into a room looking down on your phone? Did you know that small gesture tells people you aren’t that confident in the current situation? Whether you realize it or not, confidence not only has a huge effect on the way you perform and feel but it also affects […]

What is Your Unfair Advantage?

By: Tom Healy I was recently asked by a student leader “how do I make a great impact in my organization this year?” and here was my response: To truly unlock your potential as a leader, you need to look around at your friends, peers, classmates and everyone else, then ask the following: What am […]

A Year to Think Big

By: Saul Flores For my younger siblings and I, the start of a new year meant a ziplock bag full of warm tamales wrapped in green corn husk. We filled our backpacks with newly-sharpened pencils, 99 cent composition books, and off-brand yellow highlighters. Finally, my parents’ year of nannying, scrubbing floors, and working odd jobs […]

Test Drive it FIRST!

By: Linnita Hosten If you are like me, the thought of going to a large event and networking is completely overwhelming and uneasy. This was my positioning until I landed a paid internship opportunity junior year- just by showing up at a career fair prepared. Since then, I’ve been an advocate of just stopping in […]

APPLE Leadership

By: Kaylon Blake Soooo….I really needed a new pair of headphones but was torn between purchasing the Apple Airpods or the Beats by Dre. I really wanted the Beats, but they were too expensive. On the flipside, I didn’t want to buy the Airpods because I felt like I’d lose them and I felt like […]

The Art of the Butterfly

By: Rafael Matos These days I am all about living my best life, and as I take an inventory of the ideologies and actions I practice regularly, I realized my best life demands I get rid of outdated and impractical beliefs that stifle my growth. But navigating change is challenging; replacing old habits with new […]

Don’t Let Classes Interfere With Your Real Education

By: Tom Healy I was recently asked a few weeks ago to provide my best advice to students as they enter a new school year, here is what I had to say: I strongly believe that the best learning experiences on a college campus come OUTSIDE the classroom which means you need to get involved […]

Discovering your passion: Dive Deep, Don’t Wade.

By: Dan Faill I remember being a college student not too long ago, and I thought I was busy running around being involved and keeping my grades up, but I had nothing on today’s college student. Their email signatures read more like the preface of a novel, with a checklist of leadership roles, organization involvement, […]

Do you FEAR Confrontation?

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you should speak up, do something, but you push it off to someone else, ignore it, or remain silent? As someone who tried to avoid confrontation at ALL costs, this was me. I’m still working through it, but I’ve improved a […]

Do, Delegate and Dream as a Lady Leader on Campus

By Quinn Conyers When I stepped on Campus as a college student, I wasn’t really sure what to expect! I knew graduation was the goal but I wasn’t sure what do during the 4 years before I received my cap and gown! Thankfully there was an organization on campus that helped minority and multi-cultural students […]

Impact of a Workshop

By: Austin Arias On college campuses, now more than ever, it is important to empower students to see themselves as agents of change for not only their campus but society. For our students who choose to seek out leadership development experiences or involvement on campus, their already vested interest keeps them motivated. Determining the best way […]

How Women Will End Hazing

[This article is based on content contributed by the author for publication in the upcoming book – Fall 2018 – by Hank Nuwer titled Destroying Young Lives: Hazing in Schools and the Military.] “The world will be saved by the western woman.” When the Dalai Lama, who called himself a feminist, made this statement at […]

Listening for Leaders (From “What Leaders Do”)

By: Joe Richardson, Esq. There is constant discussion about leadership in the college space.   Being involved in studies related to interests, sports, student government and Greek life should be a springboard for the accelerated development of leadership skills. While leaders have many noteworthy characteristics, the most important of them may be the ability to listen. […]

Leadership Development That Changes Behavior

By: Tom Healy Two years ago, I decided to develop “Limitless Leadership”, a workshop that utilizes a scientifically-validated behavioral assessment and has students develop their own Personal Leadership Plan. My mission with “Limitless Leadership” was simple: utilize a powerful assessment tool to help students identify how they are uniquely hard-wired as leaders and have them […]

Do you have Foundational Confidence?

By: Darryl Bellamy JR. Writing the second book might be harder than the first, but when I write something I feel is important I can’t help but share. I’m excited to share a piece of my writing with you as this might apply to something you’re currently experiencing. After reading thousands of fears, I came […]

Unmasking Leadership

By: Rachel DeAlto Eating disorder recoveree. Mom at 20. Divorced. Toxic relationship survivor. These aren’t my typical go-to descriptions when I introduce myself. I tend to lead with: relationship expert, TV professional, entrepreneur, coach, or former attorney. Those are the titles that make me look good, right? The truth is, ALL of those titles define […]

Enjoy this Perfect Present

Just recently I was in the midst of traveling to a speaking engagement during one of Mother Nature’s angriest times. Meaning nowhere in the US was safe from her cold hands. While I was trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B with canceled flights, blizzard conditions and eventually a […]

24 Hours to Live

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. Each year, thousands of students begin college afraid about what’s to come. Somehow, they think that they’re the only one feeling scared and nervous about what’s next, afraid of failure, and not entirely confident in their abilities. After reading 5,553 fears (and counting), If I had 24 hours to live and […]

Circles of Grace: Taking Diversity from Head to HEART

By: Justin Jones-Fosu, Speaker Have you ever wondered how one event can happen and yet so many people see it from so many different perspectives? I remember about three years ago I was perplexed by an event, and I saw people on social media taking a whole different perspective. I couldn’t accept the “let’s agree […]

Old Keys Don’t Open New Doors

By: James Robilotta, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker One of the biggest threats to organizational success are individuals who were part of a system or team when it was working in the past. Reason being, these are the first people to say, “This is the way we have always done it.” AKA, the leadership phrase of death. Sometimes, […]

Why We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Saul Flores, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Why We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month From our sandy shores to our brightly colored homes, our heritage is rooted in a diaspora of cultures that are spread across Latin America. We celebrate Hispanic Heritage month to encourage students to remember where they came from, where they are, and where they will […]