Building A New Generation of Inspired Leaders
We are facing an epic leadership and life skills crisis in our younger generation with every area of society playing a role.
- Faith leaders
Can reverse this course to build a new generation of inspired leaders.
Dennis founded LifeSmart Publishing with the mission to inspire, equip, and empower the next generation to pursue lives of purpose, integrity, and impact.
His vision is that every child would be inspired and equipped to reach his or her full potential and positively impact the world.
Our society today is producing a generation of young adults largely unprepared to negotiate life, develop and maintain healthy life-long relationships, demonstrate honorable and effective leadership, build stable households, and succeed in an increasingly competitive workforce. Testimonials from school counselors and employers confirm we have a life skills crisis on our hands. In this episode Dennis shares the meaningful work he is doing to address each of these issues
In this episode you will learn:
- What life skills are essential to teach the next generation
- Practical strategies to develop leadership skills for millennials
- How to build positive relationship capital with teens
- A simple idea that will change our culture
- LifeSmart Publishing
- Parenting For The Launch – Book
- What I Wish I Knew At 18 – Book
- What I Wish I Knew at 18 Leadership and Life Skills Course – Curriculum
Dennis is a successful author, publisher, educator, speaker, and money manager committed to helping young people reach their full potential. As founder and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing and the author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead and co-author of Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, Dennis combines his world-class leadership experience with passionate advocacy for the next generation. With acclaimed resources and speaking engagements on the topics of leadership, life skills, and parenting, Dennis inspires and equips young people and the adults and institutions guiding them.
Prior to his encore career, Dennis was a senior executive for 28 years with Russell Investments. As Director of Research and Strategy, Dennis evaluated thousands of investment leaders worldwide, giving him a unique perspective to share the strategies and practices of successful people. He also helped grow the firm’s assets from $1 billion to $220 billion through portfolio management and sales support.
Dennis has also served as board chair and life skills instructor at an area private school and as a deacon at his church. He is a regular advisor to a number of non-profit organizations and is a passionate advocate of the Pinnacle Forum!
Dennis holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, where he was Valedictorian. He also is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Dennis and Jeanne, his wife of 32 years, have two grown children and make their home in Gig Harbor, Washington. In addition to family management and volunteer causes, Dennis enjoys golf, the company of friends, following the markets, writing, traveling, and visiting their condo in Door County, Wisconsin. He’s also an avid Seahawks and Packers fan!