About Us

Is there an echo inside that’s asking you to make a change?
Do you believe your life could be more fulfilling, but you aren’t sure of how to achieve it?
Are you feeling as though you are your own biggest obstacle?

Productive Learning is a California-based personal development company that believes every person has the innate ability to create and live the life they truly want.  However, we understand that ability must be nurtured and developed.

To help our clients on their journey towards more fulfilling lives, we lead experiential workshops designed to discover the tools and thought processes that support a happier and more meaningful life. We believe this is an essential key to unlocking contentment in a world designed to leave us scrambling to keep up.


HOW  WORKSHOPS  WORK

Productive Learning offers weekend workshops, half-year and year-long programs, and vacation learning adventures.  Most of our clients begin by taking Beyond Reasons, our cornerstone workshop, but all of our weekend workshops are open to clients at any stage of their personal journey.

Workshops are an intimate group setting led by our talented team of professional facilitators.  We believe there’s tremendous value in the range of perspectives we all bring to the table, so we keep the group sizes small – between 20-35 people.  This allows the best of both worlds: benefit from each other’s experiences and receive the personal attention you need.

Our workshops were written and developed by our founder, Lindon Oscar Crow.  He continues to train each of our facilitators, ensuring each workshop is led by the most capable and compassionate transformation guides.  Inside the workshop, you’ll share your own perspective and be challenged to look at your assumptions from a totally new direction.  With each interaction, you’ll take another step forward in a safe and supportive environment.


WHY  WE  DO  WHAT  WE  DO

Each day, we have the honor of making a difference in the lives of our clients. It’s our passion, and it’s our lifestyle.  Each member of the Productive Learning team is on their own personal development journey.  We walk the walk.  We intimately understand the power of Productive Learning’s workshops because we have experienced the tremendous growth in our own lives, as well as having witnessed it for our clients.

In today’s culture, our focus is pulled in a thousand different ways.  Despite being more connected than ever, so many of us continue to feel disconnected from the purpose and from our true selves.  Between a steady stream of distractions being delivered on our screens and a headline culture that values over-simplified how-to lists for unlocking happiness, we live in a world that’s incredibly difficult to find balance and true fulfillment.  At Productive Learning, we strive to sort through the chaos to get down to the core of what drives you.


HOW  WE  STARTED

Productive Learning & Leisure was founded in 1992 by Lindon Oscar Crow and Rick Itzkowich.  Over the course of the last 25 years, Productive Learning has helped more than 10,000 people discover and nurture the thinking necessary to see what else is possible.  Founder Lindon O. Crow has written more than 100 dynamic workshops that are unique to our organization.

In 1999, our team recognized that we have the opportunity to impact the world in two ways: by helping individuals on a personal level (as we had been doing) and by working closely with business groups to create more fulfilling professional interactions.  We began to expand our offerings into the business world with our corporate training division, Beyond Business Training.

As we worked with business leaders both in our personal development workshops and in the corporate setting, we continually heard professionals discussing their desire for a network of like-minded executives.  In 2006, the Conscious Leadership Circle was born.

In 2013, Productive Learning celebrated a changing of the guards, as Lindon Oscar Crow passed the torch to his son, Lindon Austin Crow.  As the new president, Lindon Austin formally changed the name from Productive Learning & Leisure to Productive Learning.  The second generation of Productive Learning has proven to be overwhelmingly successful with continued growth in both Southern and Northern California.


THE  DIFFERENCE  WE  MAKE

At Productive Learning, we have done more than help individuals build more fulfilling lives.  We have built a community.  Even after the last hugs and handshakes at the end of a workshop weekend, our team takes the opportunity to reconnect with you during our monthly community calls.

For the past 25 years, we have operated with a dedication to our core values:

  • We take responsibility for our actions and results
  • We deliver high-quality workshops
  • We hold our agreements with the highest regard
  • We value truthful, open relationships
  • We are committed to learning and growth

Our work goes far beyond teaching specific skills or lessons.  Instead, we partner with each of our clients to explore the opportunities for growth within themselves, and we develop a personal path to transformation.  Each day, we have the honor and privilege of supporting individuals who are putting in the work to cultivate the most fulfilling lives possible.  And we look forward to joining you on your journey soon.

Insights
Sep 18, 2017

Beyond The (Self-Created) B.S.

Sooo… how was Beyond Reasons? I loved it! Well… I loved-hated it. I took it as part of an onboarding process for becoming an employee for Productive Learning, and I have to tell you there were moments when I thought they were hazing the “new girl”, but by the end of the workshop I got it.

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Jul 7, 2017

Sweet Genes Are Made of This

Imagine if your DNA was so malleable that a mere cup of tea, daily meditation, or your never-ending traffic-heavy commute could change it. A study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics showed that tea consumption in women leads to chemical changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism. Another...

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Jul 7, 2017

See the Sea Glass on the Seashore?

Thirty years ago U2 released I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For from their mega album The Joshua Tree. The song is a mix of existentialism and disappointment—one looks and looks and looks—but the search is fruitless. Does this sound familiar? Are you still looking for the right relationship, the right job title, that...

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Apr 28, 2017

Death, Taxes, and Fastballs

Scientist, inventor, author, diplomat, wit-extraordinaire and Founding Father, Ben Franklin, had an underlying philosophy about life certainties. Among them are death, taxes, and moments when the proverbial crap hits the fan. Franklin wrote: “Men are subject to various inconveniences merely through lack of a small share of courage, which is a quality very necessary...

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