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Courage to Lead invited leaders who are graduates of our retreat series to speak about some of the challenges of leadership in our sector.  We hope you will find their thoughts inspiring in your own inquiry into the meaning of leadership in your life and organization.

Ready to Step Over a Threshold in Your Leadership?

Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director, A Place Called Home


What Sustains You as a Leader?

Cecilia Rodriguez, retired Executive Director, CALM


Feeling Isolated and Alone in Your Challenges as a Leader?

Dennis Keeley, Chair, Photography & Imaging Program, Art Center College of Design


“The Bigger Picture”

Victoria Juarez, President & CEO, Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara


Being an Executive Director Isn’t a One-Person Job…

Jarrod Schwartz, Executive Director, Just Communities


Executive Directors Are a Sensitive Bunch…

Erik Talkin, Executive Director, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County


How Do You Stay in Balance When You’re “Wired” to Help?

Kate Carter, Founder, LifeChronicles

Is it Hard for You to Leave the Office?

Ernesto Paredes, Executive Director, Easy Lift Transportation


Not Taking Care of Yourself as a Leader?

Miki Garcia, Executive Director, Arizona State University Art Museum

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