TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge

The TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge will help you grow your leadership presence while strengthening your knowledge and connections to your local community.

What is the TenStone Leadership Challenge?

The TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge (TLCC) is for those who want to serve their communities through knowledge, connection and support. 

If you are:
  • A business leader looking to connect with other leaders.
  • New to your community and want to learn about your new surroundings.
  • Looking to learn more about other jobs/professions to help you build your network.
  • A lifelong learner wanting to grow through learning and building relationships.

    The TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge is for you.
What are the Benefits?
  • Individual
    • Connect and engage with others who represent a cross-section of business, non-profit, education, health care, government, and as well as other sectors of the community.
    • Learn about resources and people strengthening the community
    • Gain more Self-Awareness and self-confidence while building out a strong network of people.
    • Grow a concentric network of contacts, colleagues, and stakeholders authentically, learning about community members’ needs and interests with no underlying sales or engagement agenda.
  • Organizational
    • Develop employees with increased leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Provides organizations new access to a network of community leaders and resources
    • Strengthens the organization’s connection and participation with other organizations in the community.
  • Community
    • Develops a stronger appreciation for the strengths and challenges that people and organizations are encountering
    • Enables and encourages collaborative partnership initiatives among different sectors.
    • Growth in community involvement by the participants

What People are saying:

The Leadership Connection Challenge was an amazing experience of growth, camaraderie, and community. I expected to challenge myself in reaching out to other leaders in my community and forming new connections. What I didn’t expect at the outset was how much I would learn about myself. In the course of our weekly discussions and outreach, I gained insight into my own values, experience, barriers, and beliefs, and how to manifest or shift those to build a better community.Under the guidance of Layne Mielke, all of us in the program learned from one another in meaningful ways. I appreciated that there was a clear and thoughtful structure, combined with fluid discussions that kept me thinking long after our sessions. Layne brings out the best in people and is an expert facilitator and leader. I highly recommend her unique program!

Laura Dayal, Business Owner

The TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge has had an enormous way I connect with other leaders in my community. It helped to push me outside my comfort zone and authenically connect with various people I was interested in meeting, and the practices I developed in the program have become a key part of how I navigate my professional and personal life.

Layne’s ability to cultivate a sense of connection and genuine goodness among people is incomparable. She was a partner to everyone throughout the program, sharing tools and resources, asking powerful questions and propelling us forward in the most humble of ways.

I went into the Leadership Challenge with the goal of learning and forging stronger connections with local leaders, and while I achieved that, I also found real transformation from exploring how I can impact my community basked on my unique gifts.”

Lauren Perdue, Business Owner
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Become An Intentional Leader
A Connector to your Community

There is so much content out there helping leaders learn from reading or watching about others’ experiences. The TLCC is different. It accelerates your learning by challenging you to go out and try, practice, engage, and explore with leaders in your community, then reflect on what you learned from others and about yourself.

The TLCC propels you to take action and connect with your community. It helps you grow the leadership skills that will serve you personally and professionally. It holds you accountable for being a leader in your own life. The TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge helps our communities grow stronger and be better connected by challenging you to go and intentionally meet leaders who work in different sectors that help a community thrive.

When you join the TLCC you will be welcomed into a league of people building strong communities and wanting to increase their leadership skills. It is for people who do not want to watch life go by but would rather live the life they want and build the community they desire. This challenge is for those who want to experience different people, develop new connections and strengthen their community. What could happen if you could have more connections in your community?

Members have started creating stronger connections and communities in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Will you be next? Will you take the challenge to strengthen your community?

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A 10-Week Challenge to help you learn about yourself and your community

Everyone participating in the 10-week TenStone Leadership Challenge will receive a free membership to the distinguished TenStone Leadership Community. You will intentionally develop a stronger understanding and connection with the people who are improving your community. You will grow in your leadership skills, your self-awareness, and, of course, your connections. Members will also receive an exclusive TenStone Leadership Connector Pin and, upon completion, a TenStone Leadership Certificate.

Will you accept the challenge?
Will you make a difference in your community and in your own life?

Why do this now? People have become more isolated and lonely; we have more thought silos and a deep desire to connect with people meaningfully. We need to build our community support system. This fast-paced 10-week challenge will allow us to learn, practice and improve our leadership skills and expand our ideas, all while building community connections. Weekly virtual Peer Mentor Group meetings will allow all the participants to build rapport and have the support of the other virtual TenStone Community Members.

*The TenStone Leadership Challenge is anchored in the prominent research of adult education based on the research of Malcolm Knowles’ concept of Andragogy as well as David Kolb’s Experiential Learning theory.

Are you ready to accept the challenge?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the TenStone Leadership Challenge?

The TenStone Leadership Challenge is a structured program designed to propel individuals beyond their comfort zones and meet people in different community sectors while growing in their leadership capacity.

The goals of this challenge are to:

1: Build your capacity to research, learn, and connect with community members.

2: Grow your network authentically so you learn about your community members without selling or asking for anything except for them to share their time and expertise.

3: Learn what is happening in your community and if/how you want to be involved.

4: Identify any biases (positive/negative) that you may have towards different sectors of our community and reflect if they are helping you or hindering you as you move forward.

5: Practice TenStone Leadership Mindsets through weekly challenges.

6. Identify ways to serve your community and take action.

How does the TenStone Leadership Challenge work?

Sign up for the waitlist. As soon as a challenge opens up (Challenge sizes are intentionally kept small (groups will range from 4 to 15 people, allowing rapport building and the ability to develop trust and strong conversations), you will get an email to register for the Challenge. After registering, you will be welcomed into a TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge and join your Peer Mentor Group.

You will meet with this group once a week for ten weeks to learn about the different sectors of your community and support and mentor one another as the challenge progresses. After you complete this challenge, you will still be able to get a year of weekly challenges that will help you keep the TenStone mindsets handy and ready to use.

How much does this cost?

Are you thinking, wow, this sounds great! But how much does it cost? We want to simplify this with no extra fees or significant hassles. You have three packages to choose from to ensure access to the TenStone Leadership Network for life.

Setting the Foundation:
TenStone Leadership Challenge includes the 10-week challenge of growing your leadership skills and strengthening your community. $489


Well Connected:
TenStone Leadership Challenge, plus a Talent Insights personal assessment and debrief, plus a custom leadership goal-setting session $849
*The Talent Insights Report reveals your behaviors and drivers. This will help you understand how to lead and communicate more effectively.


Strong Links:
TenStone Leadership Challenge, plus Talent Insights personal assessment and debrief, plus a custom leadership goal setting session, plus three Executive Coaching Sessions to help you achieve your goals with an ICF Certified Coach $1,649.

Many think these challenges are worth much more than we are charging and have suggested increasing prices. After all, similar leadership platforms charge double or even triple what the TenStone Leadership Connection Challenge charges. However, our goal is to help strengthen communities, and we believe that the more people that take this challenge and get to know new, different people, the better off we all will be. Furthermore, once you enroll in the challenge, you will be situated with other leaders who are also serving their communities, strengthening the TenStone Leadership Community and its members.

How do I complete the TenStone Leadership Challenge?

You actively participate in at least 9 of the 10 Peer Group Weekly Meetings and successfully connect with at least 5 Community members from different sectors.

What happens after the TenStone Leadership Challenge?

We will also continue sending you “Challenges of the Week” to help you keep practicing the TenStone Leadership Mindsets. When it’s all said and done, you will get a whole year’s worth of “Challenges of the week” designed to increase your abilities as a leader.

Can I choose what class I am in?

If you are a corporate partner or a group, and we have made arrangements to offer this to your organization or group independently, this will not be an issue. If you and your friend/s would like to join simultaneously, please synchronize when you are enlisting in the challenge!

How much time does this take during the week?

It is up to you. However, we suggest allowing 2.5+ hours per week. You have one hour designated for your Peer Mentor Group Meeting, and you have the other time specified for research, self-awareness prompts, setting up the appointment, and getting time with the leader. We say that you can get as much as you put into it. We also recognize that this can change from week to week.

Can my business do this as a group?

Yes, please contact 720-727-1713 to discuss details.

Who Should Attend

  • Small and Medium-sized Business Owners
  • Managers, Directors, and Senior Directors looking to grow their network
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Non-Profit Executive Directors and Managers
  • Non-Profit Board Members
  • Anyone who has recently moved and wants to get to know their community
  • Anyone interested in personal leadership growth
  • Anyone interested in building stronger connections in their communities