Feedback on the Leadership Summit


The third annual Summit was a hit.

For two days, we met in The Henry Clay in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We kicked it off with a welcome reception at 8UP, an upscale restaurant on the eighth floor of the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown. Box owners and sponsors mingled over appetizers and drinks, getting to know one another as the event kicked off.

After that, it was a whirlwind of bourbon tastings, roundtables and networking. There is something about bringing together industry leaders into one room. Ideas fly like crazy. Plus, it is a really sweet time for me to hear about how Box Pro is impacting those around the nation. I had more than one owner come up to me, thanking Box Pro for the opportunity in the Summit as well as for the content we put out. It’s amazing, hearing that what we are doing at Box Pro is impacting our audience. Sometimes, you wonder and need feedback to hear what you’re doing is working.

I can imagine that’s the same for you, Affiliate. While I can’t speak for every member, I know my life has been changed by CrossFit and my Box, as well as its owner. I think it’s safe to say your impact is great and far reaching.

However, like it’s good for me to hear about the impact, it’s good for your members and staff to hear that as well. We can sometimes get caught up in what’s bad and what needs to change. It’s important though to talk about the positive and hand out compliments. Those words of affirmation can keep you going when the going gets tough. During an event that takes a lot of time and effort to put on, that feedback keeps me and my team going strong.

So, where can you give out positive feedback today? Where does your staff or your membership need a little boost?

Affirmation can play a huge role in self-image, future steps, etc. I think it’s something to be generous with. I know I was thankful for the generosity the Summit’s attendees and sponsors had in this area.

So be generous with your affirmation today. You never know the impact you just might have.

Heather is the editor for Box Pro Magazine. Contact her at