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The Aesthetics of Leadership

The Aesthetics of Leadership

By Edwin Adams
The Aesthetics of Leadership are a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of transformations, especially in leadership. Hosted by Dr. Edwin Adams. Learn more at
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The Aesthetics of Leadership

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The Aesthetics of Leadership

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Aaron Wiebe is a 24 year old leader who helps people achieve GROWTH in the physical, mental and emotional aspects of their lives! He started out as a physical health enthusiast and after years of following his passion to help others, he came to a point where he realized he cannot have true physical health without balancing the mental and emotional side of his life. This is to him, what haelen, or "whole" means - His mission is to educate people on how to achieve a life not void of trauma and pain, but a life where you know how to deal with both in a way that achieves GROWTH. Founder of Haelen Strength on InstaGram
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Cole Householder: The Power of Prose
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