Our large family of Outward Bound alumni span the country, work in every industry and live a wide variety of inspired lives… and no matter where life takes them – it is our hope, at Outward Bound, that they hold onto a passion for service and – put simply – are working to make the world a better place.
We caught up with two-time alum, PJ Stafford and asked him to share some Outward Bound memories and how he has remained a service leader through the years. Thank you PJ for sharing and continuing to make a positive impact on the world!
Service Leader Profile:
Name: PJ Stafford
- Colorado Outward Bound 28 Day Wilderness Course C-397 June 1985 (Age 21)
- Voyageur VBS-190 10 day Mountaineering course July 2001 (Age 36)
Most vivid Outward Bound memory:
I loved watching the snow melt into little streams, that converged into a mountain lake, then into a marsh and eventually into a raging river running down a mountain valley.
Outward Bound Lessons I still remember:
Your patrol can only go as fast as the slowest member. Since you cant leave him behind, you may as well lighten his load and work together.
Co-Founder (with wife) of Green Irene LLC, largest Green Consulting firm in the US with 600 Eco-Consultants who green client’s homes and are the outsourced Chief Sustainability Officers for small businesses.
“You must become the change you seek in the world.” – Gandhi
I mentor first time entrepreneurs and students who want to be entrepreneurs to help them avoid some of the pitfalls I’ve faced in the five companies I have started. Some of Outward Bound’s 4 Pillars comes in handy in building your own company, including building a habit of self-reliance and craftsmanship.
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