Linda Cross Godfrey’s Atlantic Leadership Center Nature-based experiential programs
Leading life for personal fulfillment, professional enrichment, and the public good.
On Water Street in Eastport, Maine
Founded in 1991
We have authored a series of stories for young readers called Quoddy Kids Come Along Adventures. These stories are designed to engage the imagination and goodness of children in character development, community leadership, diversity, civility, and having fun while learning. Set in and around Eastport, Maine, these stories match up with a website and other travel materials created by our partners, Old Sow Publishing, and PassamaQuoddy Bay Adventures, which help children and their families, via companion maps and website, to visit locations where stories are set. In this way, the reader is able to "come along" on these adventures.
We offer Leadership Education Programs — custom designed for small companies, non profit organizations, and civic groups.
We are especially proud to offer Facilitation and Teaching Services through the Sunrise County Economic Council, for over 20 years, to the Washington County Leadership Institute, an award winning community leadership program in Maine.
We also offer Soulful Leadership programs and coaching to develop Extraordinary Leaders — personally, professionally, and for public service.
Through our Learning-by-the-Sea Programs, we are proud to have 25 years of successful experience in design and delivery of a range of educational experiences offered as retreats, symposia, and gatherings on leadership for women, community development, entrepreneurism, creativity. These programs are place based, with abundant connections to nature, local residents, and the history of our Downeast area.
For 25 years, we have been pleased to be a highly rated sponsor of Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) programs based on the 60 year span of the Roosevelts on nearby Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Visit The Roosevelts on Campobello Island: Life at the Glorious Edge to learn more and enroll. These programs are all held on the 3000 acre grounds of Roosevelt Campobello International Park, located on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay and the Bay of Fundy.
As Baby Boomers, we are seeing the experiences, commitments, connections, and successes we have enjoyed, returning in new ways and projects. As part of an international movement called The Future We Want, we are engaged in Eastport in businesses that are renovating and rejuvenating historic buildings.
We are leaders, with others in our community, in achieving and continuing a ranking as the "most resilient and reinventive community in Maine," selected by a partnership of The Atlantic, NPR, and ESRI computers. Co-produced by Atlantic senior journalists, James and Deb Fallows, we continue to be included via international blogs, pubic radio interviews, a feature article in The Atlantic, and personal connections with other selected communities via our direct relationship with the Fallows: City Makers: American Futures
We are developing special topic symposia that highlight our favorite topics and most honored and inspiring heroines and heros.
Over time, we will offer programs — from a single event to a week-long experience on topics such as:
Great Women Leaders:
Margaret Chase Smith,
Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
Sr. Jeanne Knoerle;
Great Naturalist Leaders:
Gene Stratton Porter,
Edwin O. Wilson,
Ralph Waldo Trine,
Wendell Berry, and Thomas Berry.
These programs will be hosted in Eastport and on Campobello Island.
Through our work with restoration and preservation commitments, we are developing essays, programs, and a major publication on the topic of "Worth Saving".
With a 12-year history of successfully fending off the $90,000,000-aggregate attempt by 3 LNG developers to place Liquified Natural Gas terminals in Passamaquoddy Bay, we are working with Old Sow Publishing on a definitive book and workbook, presently titled: Being David: Defeating Goliath Developers and Saving Passamaquoddy Bay. See our collaborative work: Save Passamaquoddy Bay 3-Nation Alliance