We believe people are being over-managed and under-led.  Self Reliant Leadership is a philosophy about embracing adversity, strengthening the leader/teacher role, and hearing the unheard.  It’s about knowing which questions to ask, and having the courage to answer them and act to produce extraordinary results.

We offer executive workshops, coaching, expeditions, and deliver keynote speeches to help leaders develop self-reliance to create powerful futures through a confluence of Sparta’s discipline, Socrates’ self-awareness, Aristotle’s courage, Emerson’s self-reliance, and Thoreau’s reflective seclusion.

Our mission is to unleash the virtues of leaders to inspire and transform multi-generational organizations with a common purpose.  We know people support what they help create.

self-re·li·ant   [self-ri-lahy-uhnt, self-]
adjective – relying on oneself or on one’s own powers, resources, etc.
“Rugged individualism and a sense of personal responsibility.”
Synonyms -independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable.

“The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership” – Self-Reliance Learned from Special Forces and Self Leadership Honed as a Business Executive by Jan Rutherford

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“Notwithstanding your generation or your state of life – student, new hire, young professional, captain of industry, buck private, or general – this book will enrich your mind and ignite the spiritual forces of your leadership. Jan Rutherford is at once a fire-hardened leader, an inspiring storyteller, and a contemplative scholar. His treatment of Self-Reliant Leadership is the hypergolic fuel that will move you and your organization from excellence to extraordinary, from success to significance.”

–Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn, Major General U.S. Air Force (Retired), CH2M HILL vice chairman, emeritus