Who is a Bold Leader?

…someone who chooses to move beyond the limited parameters of what is commonly accepted in order to cause valuable perspectives to arise that were not apparent before.

BE BOLD.

In a world hungry for connection, relationships and understanding, BoldLeaders delivers.

Interested?  Come join us!

Our Story

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2003-2014

Expansive International Growth

The organization grew with this mindset from 2003-2014 largely through the development, implementation and follow-through of 16 large-scale international youth and adult exchange programs that were at least a year-long and focused on leadership development, community engagement, conflict resolution and much more – often within marginalized communities.  Managing over $3.5 million in federal funds, the organization worked with thousands of people and was the launch pad for hundreds of Community Action Projects developed and implemented by participants.

2003-2014: Core Curriculum and Design Platforms Created

During this same period and continuing into 2015, the organization created a unique Core Curriculum based on the BoldLeaders Design Platforms, consulted with education organizations. schools and community groups around the world and did extensive program development and facilitation with local organizations in Colorado.

Our Leadership

Michael Donahue

Twenty years of transformational program design and delivery, a background in classical and applied psychology, and specialization in group dynamics and dialogue makes Michael an expert resource for any learning initiative.

Brady Rhodes

Brady has taught and worked in diverse national and international settings, designed curriculum for multiple programs and consulted with leading agencies, educators, corporations and U.S. Embassies around the world.

Wendy Talley

For over 25 years Wendy has worked as a Social Worker with vulnerable populations from people experiencing serious mental health issues, homeless families and at risk youth developing programs and policies.

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Our Board of Directors

Jeanne Callahan

A long-time community advocate, mentor and stakeholder, Jeanne has successfully launched numerous business ventures and worked with academia to develop entrepreneurial programs.

    Hanna Steplewska

    A native of Poland whose family called the United Arab Emirates home for 28 years, educated in the UK and now residing in the USA, Hanna is a lifetime expatriate.

      Timothy Macdonald

      Tim is a partner at the international law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP where he practices large-scale commercial litigation. He and his family love travel and Tim is inspired by the work of BoldLeaders and the impact that it has had on youth and adults ar

        Alex Wood

        Alex has been a participant host and long-time board member for BoldLeaders. A graduate of Reed College, she now lives in Oakland, CA.

          Corinne Hancock

          Corinne has directed large scale development programs for Project C.U.R.E., directed a leadership and entrepreneurship program at a Colorado school, and was a BoldLeader program manager for two programs to Kenya.

            Mark Musselman

            Mark connected to BoldLeaders through his daughter Lexi, who participated in a program with the U.S. State Department. Mark works as an executive business development coach, a strategic planning facilitator and a productivity consultant.

              Brenna O’Rourke

              Brenna began as a team member in 2005 before moving to Burundi, Chad and Cameroon. She has a degree in International Relations and has been part of reconciliation work in Rwanda.

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                Our Global Leadership Program Impact