Leaf Institute


12-2PM Tuesday, May 21, 2019 • $25

1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611


 A monthly luncheon for leaders who care about human flourishing


About Our MAY Event

“How to raise up and unleash leaders who take ownership” by Tim Whitmire


Tim Whitmire is the co-founder of the largest free fitness movement in America. F3 Nation (for men) and FIA (for women) have spread like wildfire across the U.S. These peer-led organizations have spread to over 30 states and 1,500 daily workouts with over 10,000 participants. The mission? To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of community leadership. He’s done all of this as a side project!

Tim is a visionary executive who runs a goal-setting and execution program for executives at BetterCloud, a rapidly-scaling New York and Atlanta-based Software as a Service business that is backed by top venture investors.

Tim cares deeply about servant-leadership and will share on the topic of “How to raise up and unleash leaders who take ownership”.


The Story of Flourishment

You know Napa Valley, right? You think of them for their great wine, but for a long time what they produced was so second-tier that they sold it by the gallon. It wasn’t until vineyard owners started getting together regularly and sharing what they knew that the region began to produce world class wine. They started sharing, and then they started flourishing.

It’s the same in the business world of Upstate, SC. Many of us care deeply about building organizations that help employees, customers, and our community flourish. Many are already doing that in our own corners. However, as we looked around, we didn’t see anywhere we could get together as leaders and share what we’ve learned about growing our businesses and people. How to flourish.

So . . . we created Flourishment.

Every month we get together for lunch, a thought-provoking talk, and then—most importantly—discussion where we start personalizing the topic to our own businesses.

Co-Sponsored by Align for Business & Leaf Institute of Art and Vocation

Flourishment is

  • for leaders and their leadership teams who are building something and leading people.

  • for people who care about the idea of flourishing and growth.

  • a “Lunch & Do.” There is always a significant amount of time to workshop what you are learning, so you can begin applying it to your organization. We learn by doing. We grow by doing. Let’s do.

  • a time to meet other amazing doers you might not otherwise meet—because they are busy doing!

If you’re a leader who cares about human flourishing, and who sees it as a key part of success, Flourishment is for you.

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Location & Venue


Leaf Institute of Art & Vocation • 1278 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611

Past Events

April 2019

What are the core elements of a flourishing business?

Guys. This last Flourishment session was super encouraging.

Chris Cloud shared the story of how the Seattle Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll had a dream to change how players and people in the NFL are treated. And it's not just a dream, he's been living it out! The results for his players and the organization have been nothing short of transformative.

The discussion was dynamite, and I hope you are inspired to grow in flourishing this month. 

We collaborated on what it might look like to move from "business as usual' to a business that is flourishing. What elements would change? Here are the "From / To" statements that we captured from the group. Flourishing is moving: 

  • From Immobile (lacking leadership/destiny) to Mobile

  • From Micromanagement to Empowerment

  • From “What Happened” to Proactive

  • From Stagnation to Fermentation

  • From Mediocrity (resting on laurels, status quo) to Excellence

  • From Management to Servant Leadership

  • From “My way or the highway” to Everyone has a voice

  • From Hiding & Manipulation to Transparency & Trust 

  • From meeting goals/deadlines to An environment of succeeding (not just managing tasks) 

  • From Success as measured primarily by revenue or size (wealth) to People are made in God’s image, and success is holistic.