One year we hiked up a granite trail in the rain and the year before that we jumped off a boat to snorkel in the ocean. The experiences Ekene creates remind me to face my fears. She guided us through exercises afterwards that highlighted the process of getting ready to hike (or dive) into a new venture. She reminded us that each new level we reach is a new opportunity to recommit to adventure and stay the course. She armed us with many tools we needed to execute on our ideas, dreams, and goals. She successfully created an environment that allowed a roomful of leaders to relax and just be still. After each outing we had plenty of time to reflect on our personal approach to the activity.