Don’t Be a Hero. Be Human. A Crew Captain’s Lessons of Leadership and Teamwork. Live Virtual Event 9-19-2023



A crew captain’s lessons of leadership and teamwork on the most dangerous ocean in the world

Course Description:

Teams are only as strong as the relational trust built between team members. Learn about the elements of relational trust and how it can lay the groundwork for a highly productive team. Create your team’s culture that can communicate and cooperate in an atmosphere of mutual trust. Identify the core values of the team members in order to establish trust, loyalty, and respect.



Live Virtual Event:  Don’t Be a Hero.  Be Human. 

A crew captain’s lessons of leadership and teamwork on the most dangerous ocean in the world

September 19, 2023
9:00AM – 10:00AM PT

Guest Speaker:  John Petersen
Speaker, Educator, and Athlete:  Guinness Record Holder

Complimentary to subscribers of Professional Construction Leader (PCL) video coaching 

Non-PCL Members:   $129

Who Should Attend:  Foreman, General Foremen, Superintendents, and Up-and-Coming Leaders 


  • Learn effective team leadership skills and techniques using trust as the currency of relationships.
  • Explore how to manage the conditions that drive team performance by identifying the core values of your team and your organization.
  • Learn leadership lessons on the world’s most dangerous ocean, The Drake Passage, and learn to apply leadership skills in different situations.


All subscribers to the Professional Construction Leader (PCL) video coaching are complimentary to attend this event.

Non-PCL Members: $129

Or attend this virtual event for free by subscribing to the Professional Construction Leader Video Coaching and take advantage of continuous field leadership training, including:

  • Online video training program combining micro-learning short courses, practical and relevant strategies, immediate coaching suggestions, and real-life case studies. Nearly 100 video lessons for field leaders (both experienced and up-and-coming) are automatically delivered to their mobile devices.
  • Exclusive live virtual leadership training and coaching programs with construction leadership experts
  • A complimentary one-on-one consultation session with a Certified Professional Training Advisor to assist in developing a PCL training program for your organization and to offer guidance on curriculum and best practices
  • Discounts on books & virtual events sponsored by Breslin Strategies



John Petersen is a former Yale crew captain on a six-man team that made the first world record-breaking expedition in an open rowboat from South America to Antarctica. The expedition was captured by the Discovery Channel and made into a feature-length documentary seen by millions around the world. John’s expedition continued by leading teams across the USA, helping their organizations turn around projects and achieve record-breaking outcomes. He comes from four generations of construction workers, making construction crews a familiar and familial place. He combines insight from endurance athletics and a successful career in leadership, using the science of relationships to help teams from academia to construction sites, from boardrooms to classrooms achieve more together.

Learn More About John:

The Impossible Row

  • Fox News: Oakland principal among rowers to complete the voyage to Antarctica


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