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RFL in Action (and in Africa): Austin Klise

2019-07-05T08:32:00-06:00

Austin Klise, RFL Academy 2017 Alumni, moved to Africa in 2019 (Sierra Leone). He's pretty far out in the bush and is working with an organization that works with locals who have good ideas and want to help themselves and their community. Austin’s work feels similar to his experience working in the RFL civic project team, now as a full-time job in Africa. Austin shares that it’s been a wild experience applying the RFL lessons in a third world country with a completely different value system, social system, etc. For example, nobody lives as an "individual" everyone is defined by your [...]

RFL in Action (and in Africa): Austin Klise2019-07-05T08:32:00-06:00

RFL Women’s Mastermind Group 2019, Sarah Kelly

2019-06-17T09:02:27-06:00

What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley and how long have you been here? I moved to the valley when I was 11 with my family. After trying a number of times to leave as an adult, I have enjoyed living here full-time for the last 14 years. What was your most interesting or unusual job? I had a summer job as a dock hand at a resort in Washington state. It involved everything to getting people set up for activities, docking their boats, and urinals which I hope to never do again. My current job as program director at English In [...]

RFL Women’s Mastermind Group 2019, Sarah Kelly2019-06-17T09:02:27-06:00

RFL Academy is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Kim Wells

2019-06-14T07:20:59-06:00

What if change is necessary in order to grow? What if I were to step out of my comfort zone and take a risk? What if I concentrate on the good that could come of this, rather than the bad? What would I get? I reconnected with old friends and colleagues- one led me to a volunteer opportunity which reconnected me with a passion that been long ago set aside. My passion for working with animals introduced me to a new community.  A community of those with vulnerabilities. Through this work, my own vulnerabilities began to surface.  I started to realize [...]

RFL Academy is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Kim Wells2019-06-14T07:20:59-06:00

RFL Academy is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Karen McConnell

2019-06-09T19:44:14-06:00

To celebrate earning my Bachelor's Degree, I chose to take a hiking tour. I hiked over 55 miles in 6 days in the lands of my McConnell ancestors – walking in their footsteps if you will.  I also chose the hiking tour that included this bridge which is over 90 feet above the ocean for a reason which may sound strange to you – I wanted to overcome my fear of heights – and I did.  Granted, I didn’t look down a great deal or linger but I felt a rush of satisfaction after crossing and re-crossing that bridge. This year [...]

RFL Academy is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Karen McConnell2019-06-09T19:44:14-06:00

RFL Academy is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Alex Ewers

2019-06-06T06:34:14-06:00

RFL has been a fantastic, confusing, happy, and sad time for me. From EQ to hugs, to getting yelled at, to the 500 books I'm now supposed to read, there's been a lot to take in. I've discussed parts parts of RFL with my wife throughout the last 8 months, while still holding back anything that may indicate I joined a cult. But a few weeks ago, I asked her if she has noticed any difference in me since I started the program. I was pleasantly surprised that she said that I now approach potentially contentious conversations with more grace and [...]

RFL Academy is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Alex Ewers2019-06-06T06:34:14-06:00

RFL Women’s Mastermind Group 2019, Lauren Litchet

2019-05-27T12:07:22-06:00

What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley and how long have you been here? It had been my dream since I was 7 years old to move to Colorado. I was born and raised in Florida and always dreamed of living in a place that had seasons and mountains. Once I completed school, I decided that it was the perfect time to live out my dream. I have been in The Valley for 10 months and have loved every minute! What was your most interesting or unusual job? My most interesting job was working for the University of Florida Track and Field [...]

RFL Women’s Mastermind Group 2019, Lauren Litchet2019-05-27T12:07:22-06:00

RFL Mastermind Women’s Group 2019, Claudia Pawl

2019-05-20T08:24:59-06:00

What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley and how long have you been here? My parents moved here hoping for a brighter future and brought us a couple of years later. I have been in the valley for 27 years. What was your most interesting or unusual job? Working at a moving and storage company. I held a number of positions and then the company was sold. Why did you apply to be in RFL Mastermind?Because I would love to find my voice and the tools to revive my confidence and drive and direct that to my entrepreneurship as confidently as [...]

RFL Mastermind Women’s Group 2019, Claudia Pawl2019-05-20T08:24:59-06:00

RFL is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Paige Aube

2019-05-23T07:51:08-06:00

Looking back on the past 10 months, is in some ways surreal. I have been given the opportunity to face my fears and truly learn my strengths with likeminded people that have take an interest in my growth and my learning of how I can be a better me. I can say that my biggest take away is that I am no longer afraid to admit that I may need to change, but I also now know that I am not responsible to change others. This is how I have transformed into a more thoughtful, reflective, and intrinsically motivated leader and [...]

RFL is Transformational! RFL Academy 2019, Paige Aube2019-05-23T07:51:08-06:00