Rejecting phrases such as "born leader" or "natural leader," NOLS believes all individuals can expand and improve their leadership capacity in the outdoors and beyond. Chris Agnew spoke to Mountaineers Leaders for a presentation on how NOLS, a leader in the outdoor industry and trainer of college students, NASA astronauts, and MBA students, frames leadership. You’ll learn about their 4-7-1 model identifying leadership roles and specific leadership skills combining to create each individual's signature style. New and veteran leaders will expand their vernacular to think about wilderness decisions and challenges. Originally hailing from an island in the Puget Sound, Chris Agnew has spent time teaching and as an administrator in traditional and outdoor education settings both domestically and internationally for almost 20 years. Chris was senior faculty with NOLS teaching glacier mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing, and wilderness medicine for a decade. Today, Chris is the Director of NOLS Pacific Northwest overseeing operations in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, India, and Scandinavia. Chris is passionate about broadening access to wilderness experiences, bridging formative outdoor experiences into individual's daily lives, and helping people expand their leadership capacity.