NEXUS Leadership Experience

NEXUS:  A Proven Experience in Leadership

The need to encourage and equip the next generation of community leaders in Memphis is obvious to those who know our city best. To meet this demand, our young leaders need a place where they can learn proven leadership skills in a mutually challenging environment from top-flight coaches and mentors. Such a place is now available in Memphis. It is called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.

Founded in 2003, NEXUS is a vehicle for the development and improvement of leadership skills, as well as a means for participants to make valuable connections with leaders in the Memphis community. Relationship is the key component of the NEXUS experience. NEXUS is unique in that it seeks to duplicate the experienced leader and develop the young, emerging leader through mentorship and relationship.

NEXUS Class of 2017 Session Speakers & Dates:

August 20, 2016 / MENTORING & ASKING / Opening Retreat at For the Kingdom Camp

September 8, 2016 / MEMPHIS / James Armfield, CEO, Firethorn Pictures & Larry Jensen, President & CEO, Commercial Advisors, LLC

October 6, 2016 / LEADING THROUGH CHANGE / Rajesh Subramaniam, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications, FedEx

November 3, 2016 / PLANNING / Jim Strickland, Mayor, City of Memphis

December 1, 2016 / MOTIVATING TO THE MAX / Don Hutson, Author, Speaker, & CEO,Don Hutson Sales Growth Specialist

January 5, 2017 / COMMUNICATING / Carolyn Hardy, President & CEO, Chism Hardy Investments, LLC.

February 2, 2017 / ETHICAL DECISION MAKING / Ephie Ballard-Johnson, President & CEO, Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.

March 2, 2017 / FOCUSING / PANEL with Entrepreneurial Leaders

April 6, 2017 / DREAMING / Todd Richardson, Associate Professor, University of Memphis & Co-Leader, Crosstown Development Project & McLean Wilson, Principal, Kemmons Wilson, Inc. & Co-Leader, Crosstown Development Project

May 4, 2017 / BUILDING / Class of 2017 Graduation / Reggie Davis, Executive Director / Streets Ministries Inc.


NEXUS MISSION:  To Encourage and Equip the Next Generation of Leaders for Memphis through Proven Mentoring, Teaching, and Service.  


NEXUS Night Out

Friday, November 18, 2016 - Friday, December 09, 2016


NEXUS Night Out!

NEXUS is thankful for your leadership in our city and cordially invites you and a guest to celebrate the holiday season with members of the NEXUS Network at our annual NEXUS Night Out event.

Thursday, December 8

At the home of 
Sally & Ashley Pace

Address and parking details
to follow upon your RSVP to

NEXUS Lunch Series with Sandy Willson

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Join us for the NEXUS Lunch Series where NEXUS Alumni and current participants are invited to have lunch and get to know NEXUS Alumni. On December 14 we will host lunch at 12noon-1pm with NEXUS Alumni and Co-Founder Sandy Willson, Senior Minister of Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets $10 and you can purchase HERE

Special thanks to The Marston Group, PLC.



Encouraging the development of new, capable and principled leaders for our city is critical for Memphis to thrive and be all that it can be. NEXUS has given me the opportunity to share some of my experiences while at the same time become encouraged myself about the potential class of rising leaders in the community. Developing a relationship with my protégé has been a privilege and a joy.
Barbara Prescott - Mentor / Vice President, Consultant & Licensed Professional Counselor / Allie Prescott & Partners
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