Welcome to Adventures In Leadership. We offer a unique program that combines outdoor experiential leadership challenges inspired by military leadership training with artificial intelligence to teach problem solving, resiliency, teamwork, independence, grit, and ethical decision-making.
With hybrid work environments and dispersed workforce presence, organizations have unique challenges in bringing the team together. We create custom team building programs to help your organization develop your leaders and hone their skills in decision making, grit, time management, team work, and ethics.
We work with you to identify key aspects of teamwork and leadership to create scenarios that will focus on your unique development needs.
One of our vehicles for leadership training is our Gettysburg Leadership Experience. Gettysburg was the turning point in the Civil War, a war that was our true American Revolution. In a battle that was perhaps the one battle with the highest stakes, leaders on both sides had to make crucial decisions under pressure. Through interactive scenarios and experiential exercises, your team will have the opportunity to put leadership into practice! You and your team will learn critical lessons like speaking truth to power, building trust, clear communication techniques, strategic thinking, and how staying on top of new technology can be the key difference between winning and losing.
After a premier team building experience, we help you develop and drive forward an action plan build around key leadership principles to drive your company forward! Unlike other programs, we don't just create a unique experience and forget about you. We tie these lessons to your organization!
In addition to our standard offerings, we create custom experiences for our clients!
Tom Coyle is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a military veteran, patriot and historian. He served in the U.S. Department of State and the United States Army, where he held several leadership assignments. While deployed overseas, often in remote locations, he led multinational teams to accomplish U.S. Government objectives. As a diplomat, he is skilled in cross cultural communication and understanding people of different backgrounds. He is the author of the book, Leadership Lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg.
In 2012, he founded Adventures in Leadership, an experiential leadership program designed to build teams of trusted leaders. He developed his experiential courses based on leadership exercises used to assess and develop leaders in elite military units. Tom has taught leadership at the United States Department of State, Eco Green Energy, and Keller Williams, among others. He has also led workshops in Washington,DC and Detroit for groups of CEOs and senior managers.
In 2020, he worked at the cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence Company DataRobot and helped bring advanced AI capabilities to the government, particularly to DoD and the IC before refocusing on Adventures in Leadership. He continues to write and consult on AI and emerging technology. He is also the CoFounder of Sciencella, an AI health technology company.
Today, he combines his experience in technology and leadership to help leaders understand, the impact of technology, how to leverage technology to solve problems, and then understanding the ethics and limitations of that technology.
For more information, you can reach out at email@example.com
Dr. Joseph Long is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and retired Special Forces Officer. He is a published author, keynote speaker, executive coach, and doctoral researcher with practical experience and demonstrated history within Special Operations. His research interests include developing the SOF professional ethos and developing educational curriculum for understanding SOF-specific leadership in highly complex compound security environments to include relational leadership, complex adaptive systems, and ethical decision-making.
Dr. Long has an interest in helping leaders leverage technology for understanding human terrain and balancing the need for technical proficiency with ethics and morality.
He continues to work as a Professor of Leadership at the University of Charleston and is committed to helping the next generation of leaders.
We are pleased to have him join the team!
Isabel Otero, co-founder of Adventures in Leadership, is a former Program Director for the All-Ireland NCI Cancer Consortium at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At an early age, she was selected to join the first class of the Emerging Leaders Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and served as an executive fellow for various agencies assisting cross-functional government teams with the execution of high-level programs directly affecting the lives of many Americans. She later became the youngest Board member of the Friends of the Clinical Center - a non-profit organization that provides financial support to families and patients undergoing experimental treatments. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals. After using healthful foods to heal her own body after pregnancy, she decided to devote her time to helping others improve health, strength, and performance through healthful eating lifestyle and habits. She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2006 and is a certified nutrition coach. She enjoys blogging about healthy living, public health, and other health topics and is featured regularly to discuss nutrition on local Spanish-speaking radio. In addition to leadership instruction, she helps organizations promote healthier habits for their teams.