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Our Core Values

Act with Integrity

  • Embody the message we’re here to deliver 

  • Trust is the foundation of all constructive relationships 

  • Nothing is more valuable than our values 

Seek the Best in Others

  • Assume best intentions 

  • Everyone has great potential 

  • Invite people to choose extraordinary over mediocrity 

  • We’re the “I never thought of it that way” people

Make it

  • Explain content in a way that is elegant, palpable, and memorable 

  • Speak to both the mind and the heart, since both are necessary for true understanding 

  • Believe knowledge and wisdom exist to be shared

Embrace Life as Your Greatest Teacher

  • Failures and challenges are friends that help us become better 

  • There is nothing to be feared from discovering you were wrong

  • Lean into the discomfort; it has something to teach you 

Expect the Unexpected

  • Be open to discovering new opportunities - thrive on them 

  • Never be so sure of what you want that you wouldn’t accept something better 

  • Don’t fight the wave, ride the wave. Waves are fun!

Show up

  • Play like this is the performance of your life at Carnegie hall

  • Leave it all on the field 

  • Let your light shine, let it spread, and others may light up around you


Meet Love Jefferson, Director of A1

We believe we are at our best when we are part of a team. When we work together, humanity can accomplish nearly anything. To be a good teammate is a skill set of its own, and this essential skill set doesn’t come naturally to most of us or develop overnight. A1 uses experiential training programs to teach the social emotional skills essential to teamwork, and as a result academic, professional, and personal success. ​


Our Approach 
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our own emotions, as well as to recognize and empathize with the emotions of others. This is essential to any strong relationship, both personal and professional. A1 creates safe spaces to learn and practice emotional intelligence skills so that we can strengthen and expand our network for relationships. 

Social skills enable us to work effectively with others towards shared goals. When we deal calmly with difficult colleagues, rock an interview, or inspire our team to work overtime to hit a deadline, we’re using our social skills. A1 breaks down team social dynamics to identify and train on the skills essential to be high performers. 


Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone feels that they are important, knows that there is a light inside of them, and that that light belongs to the world.

Let it shine. 

Our Mission

We create spaces of safety, support, and a sense of belonging, spaces where participants know they are seen, heard, and validated, so that they realize at a fundamental level that they are valuable. They are an asset to their community, team, and the world in which we all live.

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