Susanne Conrad leads individuals and companies to lead their best. Formerly, the Director of Possibility of lululemon, she's now the President of Lightyear leadership. She helps other uncover their vision and goals like nobody else. In 2012, we publicly stated our vision for Native Strength Revolution in front of her and hundreds of the lululemon community. It was a terrifying moment, yet that's when NSR was born. Through the support of Lightyear Leadership's programs, we continue to keep our vision fresh. We traveled to Mozambique in 2018 to share leadership skills with villagers there, we envision this work empowering your life and the lives of your community members.
Kiva is our home base. It's here where we can learn and experiment and be able to bring the tried and true to NSR.
Kiva is a strong community who has been the primary fundraiser for all NSR initiatives. Kiva is a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance and all trainings are led through Kiva's Yoga Teacher Training Program.
We collaborate with the Native Vision Camps for youth that take place throughout different reservations throughout the year. We offer yoga and vision and goal workshops at their camps.
The guiding principle for Native Vision is to cultivate the core strengths, values and positive relationships for Indigenous youth that will make them resilient to the prevailing risks and help them transition to healthy, productive and fulfilling adulthood.
Specifically, the goals of Native Vision are to:
-Encourage educational attainment and motivate participants to strive for school-related success
-Develop participants' leadership capabilities by highlighting the importance of teamwork
-Foster a strong sense of cultural identity
-Improve lifestyle choices
By focusing on these goals, Native Vision hopes to foster:
-Cultural attachment and personal identity
-Healthy lifestyles, including physical fitness, nutrition, and decreased substance use
My grandmother was born in 1924 and is a member of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. She is my greatest teacher and has instilled a huge sense of honor and responsibility to honor our traditions down to the last detail.
In her 50's she attended Harvard University to earn her Masters in Education. She came back to serve her people as the principal of a Pueblo school. Her example has shown many that it's never too late to elevate your life as you lead and serve others. Also, every experience prepares you for the big vision. Do everything and treat everyone with excellence.