Aspiring Leader Programs

Leadership Development for High School Students

As a young adult, developing a sense of identity and forming new ideas and opinions is critical to being more independent and self-reliant. Successfully interacting with peers, teachers, coaches and family can often present its own challenges. By growing in self-awareness and improving communication skills and mindsets, aspiring leaders will become more confident, competent and capable, unlocking their full potential as leaders. The Aspiring Leader Series includes four, six-session programs, Communication I, Communication II, Leading Yourself, and Leading Others. Check out the information below for information on available programs. 

Available Program: "Leading Yourself"
Personal Leadership Development

This summer, join us for a live, virtual leadership development program, "Leading Yourself"! Sessions will be held every Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:30 am for six weeks, from July 13, 2022, to August 17, 2022. This program is open to all rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students. Complete the form at the bottom of the page to register today! 

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Program Sessions & Schedule
  • Session 1: What is leadership?
    • Date: July 13, 2022
    • Objectives:
      • Question what leadership means to you and examine various definitions of leadership.
      • Explore types of leaders and essential leadership skills.
      • Evaluate your own leadership skills.
  • Session 2: Reframing Your Mindset
    • Date: July 20, 2022
    • Objectives:
      • Analyze the benefits of a growth mindset.
      • Understand the science behind a growth mindset and how your brain changes when you learn new things.
      • Leverage the power of "yet."
  • Session 3: Unpacking Emotional Intelligence
    • Date: July 27, 2022
    • Objectives:
      • Evaluate the model of emotional intelligence as described by Daniel Goleman.
      • Learn how to boost emotional intelligence in order to be a more effective leader.
      • Lay the foundation for building strong relationships.
  • Session 4: Understanding & Managing Stress
    • Date: August 3, 2022
    • Objectives:
      • Analyze the different types of stress, including distress and eustress.
      • Understand how stress impacts you personally and as a leader.
      • Learn techniques to manage stress and develop psychological hardiness.
  • Session 5: Taking Accountability
    • Date: August 10, 2022
    • Objectives:
      • Understand what it means to be accountable.
      • Learn the importance of owning your thoughts, words and actions.
      • Apply learnings to take proactive accountability for your leadership journey.
  • Session 6: Personal Goal Setting
    • Date: August 17, 2022
    • Objectives:
      • Understand the importance of setting goals and the types of goals.
      • Learn how to define clear, measurable and meaningful goals (S.M.A.R.T goals).
      • Identify top program takeaways and share your commitment to continuous improvement.
Student & Parent Feedback

"After participating in one of Nally Venture's Aspiring Leader Programs, my son began to step out of his comfort zone and get more involved in his school and community. He even went on to be recognized by the Metropolitan Magazine as a local student leader later that year. I can certainly say without a doubt that their leadership program was surely instrumental in shaping his senior year." - Brigit Taylor, General Manager of Keller Williams DE and MD, and Parent of Program Graduate 

“This training helped me open a new perspective on leadership. At first, I thought that being a leader was simply a title that is given, but throughout the program, I've concluded that being a leader is more than just a title." - High School Sophomore, Program Graduate 

“I definitely already see myself putting these lessons into action. Moving forward I’m going to continue doing a lot of self-awareness and taking accountability in certain situations as well as bettering myself so I can be better for others.” - High School Junior, Program Graduate 

Meet The Team 
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Mike Nally, Founder & CEO of Nally Ventures

  • 30 years of experience as a Leadership Coach
  • Spent 15 years in corporate and real estate environments, ascending to multiple corporate executive positions
  • Former Army Ranger
  • B.A. in Military History from University of Maryland
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University
  • Serves as a board member for multiple local non-profit organizations
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Jen Walls, Marketing & Educational Program Manager

  • Program Leader for Aspiring Leader Programs
  • Curriculum developer, facilitator, and administrative support for Adult Training Programs
  • Certified Secondary Educator
  • B.A. in History from Washington College
  • Marketing consultant and content developer
Registration
  • Price: $350.00 per student
  • Location: Zoom (zoom links will be provided) 
  • Participants: Program spots are limited to maximize experience and engagement
  • Registration will close July 11, 2022
  • Questions? Please reach out to our program leader, Jen Walls at jen.walls@nallyventures.com
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People want to excel and be the best version of themselves. We take pride in giving them transformative insights and practical tools to develop personally and professionally, so their organizations can benefit as well.

"Any time we're in session training, the thing that I like the most is the time we spend applying training concepts to specifically the issues that we have. As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple."

Rebecca Shimkus

COO, Commonwealth Trust

"The Birkman was frighteningly accurate. Also, the results were absolutely non-judgmental in approach; important for the subject to objectively review the results for maximum personal benefit."

Chuck Derickson

Engineering Project Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects

"I really liked working together with our management team in these sessions. It has helped the entire team to open up about the issues they face, offering solutions and common experiences. The sessions have also created a new level of accountability and opened communication among the team, which has helped us determine when we need to pivot and reassess versus when we need to realign our thinking."

Cindy Brown

President, Commonwealth Trust

"Any time we're in session training, the thing that I like the most is the time we spend applying training concepts to specifically the issues that we have. As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple."
Rebecca Shimkus
COO, Commonwealth Trust

"The Birkman was frighteningly accurate. Also, the results were absolutely non-judgmental in approach; important for the subject to objectively review the results for maximum personal benefit."
Chuck Derickson
Engineering Project Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects

"I really liked working together with our management team in these sessions. It has helped the entire team to open up about the issues they face, offering solutions and common experiences. The sessions have also created a new level of accountability and opened communication among the team, which has helped us determine when we need to pivot and reassess versus when we need to realign our thinking." 
Cindy Brown 
President, Commonwealth Trust

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