Lindon O. Crow
“Go hard. Live fully. Be kind. And love.”
Hello, my name is Lindon Oscar Crow, Founder of Productive Learning. More than 25 years ago, I had the dream of blending my business acumen with my passion for helping people lead more fulfilling lives – and Productive Learning was born.
Since I was a child, I’ve always been fascinated with individuals who had mastered skills. From athletes to musicians and inventors to novelists, their knowledge, focus, and discipline inspired and intrigued me. What was it that made one individual excel so profoundly, while others remained simply competent? How does one reach such a level of mastery? How could I help others navigate that path? The quest for those answers has arguably been the greatest driving force in my professional life.
Upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with my Bachelor of the Arts degree in Administration, I began searching for a career that combined purpose, creativity, vision, and the potential for mastery. I started attending workshops and seminars to expand my knowledge, and in doing so, I was formally introduced to the world of personal development. My path began to take form.
In 1982, I became a Trainer and Sales Leader at The Summit Organization, a company dedicated to self-development and personal awareness. During that time, I began to recognize two of my more prominent strengths. First, I discovered my ability to take seemingly unrelated things and understand the relationship between them. This allowed me to be a guide for clients, opening their minds to connections they were unable to see. Second, I began to nurture my capacity for creation. Armed with abstract concepts and a blank piece of paper, I learned I was able to create great things.
After nearly a decade of leading workshops with The Summit Organization, I saw the opportunity to leverage those skills and build upon my passion. In 1992, I founded Productive Learning and Leisure, as it was called back then.
Our goal at Productive Learning was to help our clients develop their innate ability to create and live the life they truly want. To put it another way, I wanted to help people find their way towards mastering themselves and their interests – to develop the expert skills that had captivated my attentions since my youth. Over the course of the past 25 years, I’ve created over 100 dynamic workshops designed to transform different elements of the human psyche, and I’ve had the honor of working with nearly 6,500 people. Perhaps even more profound, I’ve helped to inspire a second generation of Productive Learning leadership, including my son, Lindon A. Crow, who is now the President of the company.
Today, I serve as an Executive Board Member and Senior Trainer, leading key Open Enrollment and business trainings. I continue to write new workshops as the need arises.
From the dusty roads of the Camino Saint James pilgrimage in Spain to the volleyball courts for Team USA (Masters Division), I’m continuing to challenge myself with my passions and interests. My wife, Robin, and I are passionate about our travels, shared physical activities such as scuba diving, and experiencing the joys of being grandparents.
Each morning, I awake with the goal of being present in each moment of the day ahead. I strive to model a life of purpose and love for my children, grandchildren, and every client I’ve had the honor of working alongside.
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