World-class trainer, Chris Lee, takes his experiential knowledge from the training room to the written word. Read his insights on how setting boundaries is a powerful tool to build thriving relationships.
It’s hard to believe another year has passed as we slide head first into October. Four years ago, Next Level Trainings completed its first Discovery Training. We envisioned a world full of love and contribution for Columbus and beyond. We were committed to taking what we learned and sharing it with our community to give back.
Dream Team 17, the 17th Vision and Impact Program (VIP) class of Next Level Trainings, developed a large scale community service project that we hoped would reach people and positively impact the lives of those who live and work around us. We witnessed the awesome work that past VIP classes have done and our aim was to dig deeper and aim higher than we had ever done before.
We are excited to announce a free special event with Lewis Howes, Monday Oct.1 from 6-7:30 at the Epicenter, for Next Level Trainings graduates and their guests! Lewis will be in town for his annual Summit of Greatness. The Summit is one of the highlights of the year here in Columbus, and Lewis has over 1,600 people attending this year including over 75 Next Level Trainings’ graduates. Lewis is a huge supporter of Next Level Trainings and vice versa, and he is offering this free event as a way to thank our community for our support!
We, the 22 members of Next Level Trainings’ VIP 6 - Philadelphia leadership class, came together from multiple states to support the youth in Philadelphia. We spearheaded a massive community service project benefiting Youth Action, Inc. through monetary contributions from 972 donors, an improvement project for the facility, and collected over 200 tangible goods valued at approximately $600 including gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, and Giant, backpacks, school supplies, notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, and markers. We are honored to issue a check to this non-profit in the amount of $61,653 and delivering the tangible goods on September 12, 2018.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Members of Next Level Trainings' Leadership Program are coming together to support a youth leadership mentoring program. Students from across the country are fundraising and collecting donations of goods and services in high volumes to benefit the work of Youth Action, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit. Youth Action is educating local youth through providing them with training, mentorship, funding, and other resources to lead and serve their communities. Their work supports systematic change to end the cycle of poverty in Philadelphia.
WASHINGTON, DC – A local D.C. restaurant is coming together with Next Level Trainings to support a youth leadership mentoring program. Businesses across the country are donating high volumes of goods and services to benefit the work of a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, Youth Action. Youth Action is educating the youth through providing them with training, mentorship, funding, and other resources to lead and serve their communities. Their work supports systematic change to end the cycle of poverty in Philadelphia.
Odds are that you are reading this on a phone or computer and as a result have access to unlimited “connection” in your pocket on a daily basis. Your smartphone is at your fingertips to check emails, text, read the news, play games, check social media, or watch videos. Yet the very thing that our phones were originally invented for is often the last thing we use it to do: connect.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Firefly Restaurant and Arcade and Tegan Medico, a member of Next Level Trainings’ VIP 6 - Philadelphia leadership class, put together a fundraising campaign to support Youth Action, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization. Youth Action educates middle and high-school aged students by providing them with training, mentorship, funding, and other resources to lead and serve their communities. Their work supports systematic change to end the cycle of poverty in Philadelphia. The event was held as part of a 31-day fundraising campaign by VIP 6 - Philadelphia, the current leadership class, declaring to raise $100,000 for Youth Action. Firefly Restaurant and Arcade donated 8% of sales made during the evening event.
We are thrilled to announce our FIT 3 workshop line up. All of the workshops below are free, and completely open to the public. However, we do have limited space, so we kindly ask that you register and commit to any and all workshops you plan to attend.
People want to be happy. It is, in a very real way, the goal of life. But the search for happiness often proves elusive. People spend their whole lives searching for it without finding it, often spending fortunes in its pursuit. People commonly, and futilely, search for happiness in acquisition, success, experiences, and indulgence. They search in these places because that is where they are taught by society to search for it. However, none of them actually work to create happiness.
COLUMBUS,OH – A group of 53 leadership training students are committed to raising $165,000 for Maryhaven, a treatment center that empowers adolescents in Central Ohio to heal from addiction and co-occurring disorders. The funds will be used toward facility renovations to create an environment more conducive to recovery and well being.
We, the Sweet 60 of VIP 16 - Columbus are proud to announce the completion of our community service project. With a goal to create hope, empowerment, joy, and love in our community, we declared to raise $165,000 for the adolescents of Maryhaven to support in their vision: to give teens struggling with addiction and mental illness a supportive place to heal, get sober, and lead healthy, productive lives.
HILLIARD, OH - Local fun-seekers, families, businesses and activists danced the afternoon away to support addiction recovery for teens. The Making Magic for Maryhaven dance party, organized by Next Level Trainings’ current leadership class, was an afternoon of fun for kids of all ages. All proceeds went directly to supporting the adolescent branch of Maryhaven, a treatment center empowering teens to battle addiction and go on to lead healthy, productive lives.
COLUMBUS, OH — Offering inpatient and outpatient therapy, Maryhaven’s adolescent branch is on the forefront of battling the teen addiction epidemic in Ohio and across the country. To support Maryhaven in updating their space and giving youth an even more supportive environment to get sober and heal, a group of community activists gathered today at Maryhaven Treatment Center for a day of physical improvements.
HILLIARD, OH — Local fun-seekers, families, businesses and activists are dancing the afternoon away for a good cause. The Making Magic for Maryhaven dance party, organized by Next Level Trainings’ current leadership class, is an afternoon of fun for kids and people of all ages. All proceeds will go directly to supporting the adolescent branch of Maryhaven, a treatment center empowering teens to battle addiction and go on to lead healthy, productive lives.
Many see leadership as being in charge and in control: strong, powerful, and capable of doing it all – alone. There may be the assumption that somehow asking for support is a sign of weakness and invalidates the efforts that someone is making. You may be having a conversation with yourself that you don’t need to ask for support until you are stuck and have no other choice.
COLUMBUS, OH – Local foodies and philanthropists gathered and enjoyed a meal to support teen addiction recovery on Wednesday evening thanks to the generosity of The Refectory Restaurant and Bistro. The city’s top restaurant hosted an exclusive fundraising dinner in support of Maryhaven, a treatment center that empowers teens in Central Ohio to heal from addiction and co-occurring disorders with their compassionate, encouraging, and comprehensive care.
Columbus, OH — Offering inpatient and outpatient therapy, Maryhaven’s adolescent branch is on the forefront of battling the teen addiction epidemic in Ohio and across the country. To support Maryhaven in updating their space and giving youth an even more supportive environment to get sober and heal, a group of community activists are coming together to do a full day of physical improvements.
PHILADELPHIA – 31 adults, ranging from 23 to 67 years of age, put together a spontaneous fundraising campaign to support families and individuals in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Having only come together one month prior, the 5th leadership class of Next Level Trainings set out to raise $100,000 for local non-profit, Face to Face Germantown, a 501(c)3 human services organization dedicated to the health, well-being, and stability of our community. Within 33 days, the leadership participants raised over $105,593.
There is a common misconception that being a leader requires a position of authority such as an executive or a managerial role. Maybe it is a job title earned with years of experience or from knowing the right people at the right time. Yet, it’s likely that most people you know have experienced bosses or managers that were anything but great leaders.
With the intention of creating love, freedom, and unity in our community, our team chose to support Face to Face and their mission to embrace, support, and empower as many members of our community who are experiencing poverty as possible. As our team rallied together and the more we learned about this organization, the stronger our vision became. Face to Face’s mission and vision became our own. Our commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty became the source of our inspiration.
Aiming to create empowerment, unity, and love in our community, our team declared we would raise $165,000 in 27 days for Gracehaven and support them in their mission: to stop the cycle of child sex trafficking by providing services such as survivor care and support, residential housing, prevention education, intervention trainings, and community collaboration. Gracehaven is creating a new life for children who have experienced unimaginable hardship, and our team was honored to work with them during the course of this project.
COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Human trafficking is a problem that often goes unnoticed and many times children are the victims. A local group that's helping the victims and trying to shine a light on the problem has an ambitious goal.
Next Level Trainings is hosting a free introductory workshop in Cincinnati! Whether you or someone you know lives in or nearby Cincinnati, this is a great opportunity open to everyone including those who have not yet taken any Next Level Trainings.
In our lives, it is inevitable to develop relationships that do not serve us. Whether it happens over time or we unknowingly entangle our lives with people who have different values, we can find ourselves being a part of a relationship that - just like the clutter we get to clean up - can weigh us down.
Next Level Trainings is hosting a free introductory workshop in Columbus! Whether you or someone you know lives in or nearby Columbus, this is a great opportunity open to everyone including those who have not yet taken any Next Level Trainings.