Knight Campbell, the founder and CEO of Cairn Leadership Strategies joins the show to discuss the untapped benefits of nature. Joe and Knight talk about how spending time outside can improve our mental health and help us become better leaders. He also shares how he uses expeditions to help leaders reach their full potential.
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Father, outdoor guide, executive coach, and leader. Knight Campbell is passionate about the power of outdoor adventure to transform the business leadership world. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 2006, Knight led Sailors in the Navy for over 16 years and three deployments as a helicopter pilot. He earned Masters degrees in leadership at the University of Maryland and the Naval War College before teaching leadership back at the Naval Academy. He earned his executive coaching certificate at Georgetown University in 2017 and an executive leadership certificate from Cornell in 2020. Knight now pairs leadership coaching with challenging outdoor adventures to create sustainable breakthroughs for business leaders and teams.
A skilled outdoor guide, he leads rock climbing, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing expeditions while offering executive coaching in the wilderness. He is an apprentice rock guide with the American Mountain Guide Association and rock, mountain, ski, canyoneering, and hiking expedition instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. As the founder of Cairn Leadership Strategies, he creates a powerful community for leaders by merging shared outdoor adventures, executive coaching, and an MBA-level leadership curriculum. When he isn’t helping leaders elevate, you can find Knight climbing mountains with his wife Leonie or exploring the wild with his daughters.