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Your Simple Guide to Leading Yourself and Others, with the Right Action to Create Positive, Measurable Results.

“Success” is Often Just Skin Deep.

On the outside, you may appear to be doing very well. But if you feel that your outward success may be, even in some small way, masking something else that is missing, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

This “emptiness” could be in the form of an unfulfilled Purpose, or Relationships in your life that have not reached their full Potential.

Perhaps you carry an inward cynicism and mistrust of others, and are disillusioned by “leadership development” programs that give lip service to high ideals but deliver nothing more than shallow techniques.

It’s unfortunate that people can achieve professional success, yet still not achieve their God-given potential.

We Know the Frustration...

At the Authentic Leadership Foundation, we know the frustration of desiring more self-knowledge and peace, because we have been there.

In our 25 years in practice, we have seen billions of dollars wasted each year in business and education on so-called “leadership development” that produce no results, because they treat leadership like a technique.

It’s not.

Rather, Leadership is first about the tireless pursuit of TRUTH, which is key to specifically identifying, and then achieving your full Potential.

And We Have a Simple Guide…

Working through the TRUTH Seekers Leadership Workshops, we have developed a step-by-step plan to help business leaders define their potential and then set goals to achieve it. The result is more self-knowledge and peace.

Identify TRUTH

One must first recognize that there is an objective TRUTH to life, and morality that exists completely detached from their own personal feelings.

Discover FREEDOM.

It is Truth that sets us free...and with this freedom comes the opportunity to discover one’s mission, build character, set worthy goals and lay the path to realize their potential.

Follow the “Compass of POTENTIAL”

An airplane is often “off course,” yet always adjusting to reach its destination, so too must we use our potential to guide us, and stay accountable and focused on our goals.

Current Workshops

We’ve all heard how we should reach for our “true potential”...but we do so too often without defining it. We give the idea lip service and little more.

TWO OFFERINGS (half-day, three-hour session):
Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 | Friday, Feb. 25, 2022; 9 am - Noon CST
Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa, Dallas, TX, 75230

Your Presenters

Darren L. Smith

Darren Smith is Chief Unlearning Officer at Cima Strategic Services. He is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.

Darren works with leaders who are driven to optimize performance of the enterprise. Darren’s mission is to show leaders how to build authentic leadership and a committed community through the development of an Authentic Leadership Loop. The platform is a compact process that creates a common language and ultimately, seamless accountability.

In his experience, the main obstacle to creating a committed community is simply a lack of connection and authentic leadership.

An effective feedback loop and organizational transparency are the keys to optimizing performance.

Darren Smith is Co-Founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute.

Pierre Koshakji

Pierre Koshakji co –founded and leads Apollo Development, a US affiliate of EVM, Ltd, with the mission of providing the energy industry with innovative sustainable solutions focused on large scale production of energy, water and other resources. He co-founded and served in executive roles at Stream Energy, recently acquired by NRG, as well as served as Chairman of the executive committee of the National Energy Marketers Association.

Pierre’s business experience includes roles as CEO and President in the reorganization of several public and private companies. Following his undergraduate degree in engineering at Vanderbilt University and a graduate degree in business at the Cox School/Southern Methodist University, Pierre worked at engineering companies as well as a consultant with international firms such as KPMG in Kuwait.

As Chairman of the Authentic Leadership Foundation and an active member of the international Virtuous Leadership Institute, Pierre works to help promote and teach character based leadership programs in business, school and non profit organizations.