Philosophy

While continuing his leadership and fundraising responsibilities, Mr. Callahan is currently researching and writing about the systems, culture and leadership that he has been able to bring to the non-profit world, an endeavor undertaken primarily at the urging of Ray Dalio, founder and owner of Bridgewater Associates.

While Callahan’s initial strategy was to expand horizontally (geographically), he is now exploring the Sail To Prevail strategy to grow vertically, to better understand why the organization has been so successful over the past two decades.

The ultimate goal is to “teach the teachers” so that others may share how to overcome adversity through practices that have been created and developed over time.  Of further importance, Mr. Callahan’s ultimate goal is to teach people to overcome adversity, whether or not they have a disability.

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