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Highlighting the importance of experience in personal development and belief is integral to Eli’s work. From boardrooms and classrooms to mountains, canyons, deserts and beaches, Eli Shostak has spent over 25 years facilitating experientially based educational programs for a variety of audiences. Eli’s belief that adventures takes many forms has motivated him to continually craft courses in which students are encouraged to practice and develop their skills, explore and expand their self-awareness and train their bodies and brains to support who they want to be in this life.
Before joining the Adventure Education Department at Fort Lewis College, Eli worked with some of the top adventure education schools, guide services and retreat providers in North America where he developed a deep conviction that having a thorough knowledge of each thread we weave into the tapestry of our lives results in the most vibrant fabric. Eli consistently uses his background in experiential education, mindfulness and leadership to deliver innovative curriculums that inspire his students to unplug, refocus and practice leading from the calm, centered place that they discover when given the tools and encouragement to go there.
“Developing Environmental Ethics Through Place-Based Awareness,” PYXERA Global Strategy Week Workshop, Washington DC, 2018.
“Blood or Damage: How to Protect Yourself from Constant Interruption in a 24/7 World,” Aspen BusinessLuncheon Series. Aspen, CO, 2016.
“Framework for Focus: Maintaining Clarity in the Digital Age,” Sales Force Dot Com (SFDC) Sales RenewalTeam Retreat. Mendocino, CA, 2016.
“Keeping Your Seat in a Sea of Distraction,” Association for Talent Development, Colorado Springs Chapter Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO, 2016.
“Clear, Focus Apply: How to Manage Digital Distraction in the Data Hurricane,” Vistage Executive Summit,San Francisco Chapter. San Francisco, CA, 2016.
“Have Better Sex, Live Longer and Make More Money,” Gathering of the Titans Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston, MA, 2015. (Designer)
“Each Step and Offering,” Chicken Soup for the Runner’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC.2010.
“A Field Guide to Sensing Places,” Newsletter of the National Outdoor Leadership School, NOLS Press, 2007.
“Baffin to Baja: Seasonal Migration and the Guiding Life,” Da Kine Packs Adventure Series at SchweitzerMountain Resort. Sand Point, ID, 2007.
“Gentes del Viento,” Matter Journal #9, Wolverine Farm Publishing, 2006.