NEXUS Leadership Experience

NEXUS hosted the Annual Leadership Luncheon on February 21 with University of Memphis Coach Mike Norvell as the keynote speaker.  The event offered a special opportunity for community leaders, NEXUS alumni and current participants to come together and learn more about NEXUS and mentoring.  Please contact NEXUS for more information. Our recruitment efforts will begin this spring with an information reception in April for the NEXUS Class of 2018. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Memphis Mentoring Awards Presented by NEXUS:

Outstanding Mentoring Organization/Non-Profit:  Junior League of Memphis

Outstanding Male Mentor:  Don Riley

Outstanding Female Mentor:  Jen Andrews

Sandy Willson Outstanding NEXUS Mentor:  Larry Papasan


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 is an amazing opportunity that will help shape your leadership skills but most importantly your life!"        Brandon Woodard, NEXUS Protege, Class of 2013, Resident Pastor, Fellowship Memphis Church

Brandon Woodard, Fellowship Memphis Church - 
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