South Georgia Insider

Servant Leadership

February 11, 2021 Thressea H. Boyd, Host
South Georgia Insider
Servant Leadership
Show Notes

Today we welcome Elton Dixon, owner of Enay Coaching, and Abreauna Hadley, a graduate of the Valdosta Early College Academy and student at Valdosta State University.

If you ask most business owners what skills they need in future employees—at the top is "soft skills" or what Elton refers to as "employability skills" in the newly released book Ascend Together.

It's a top priority for employers to hire workers with not only technical skills and knowledge but also employability skills like critical thinking, leadership, effective communication, work ethics, and a positive attitude.

Written by VECA students, Ascend Together is focused on how to inspire legacy-minded servant-leadership in the emerging generation.

The book's formation came about as a group project for VECA students to share their stories on how they've gained valuable skills, including teamwork, leadership, and service.

Having the "heart of a servant" is a message weaved throughout the book and curriculum that Enay Coaching uses in its training at schools and through corporate programs. 

Sharing lessons from the VECA students, Ascend Together is based around the theme of a mountain climbing expedition, where students ascend through each chapter, completing quizzes and challenges as they persevere to the summit.

Enay Coaching uses the book's principles in its business coaching and training to solve employees' problems and frontline management issues. Find out more about Enay Coaching's corporate training at

Proceeds from the sale of Ascend Together supports Enay Coaching's work with schools like VECA and its work with youth in foster care. Find out how to sponsor book sets for clubs or foster group homes at

  • [Episode clarification: In this episode, it was mention that the first VECA alumni would graduate this year from a four-year college/university; however, the first VECA college graduates were in 2019. ]

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