Leadership development

for high performing

individuals and teams

The Nautilus Shell and Our Story

Throughout evolution, the nautilus has survived relatively unchanged for millions of years. Much like successful leaders, the nautilus consistently matures and creates new, larger chambers to move to the next step in its growth. Able to withstand tremendous pressure deep under the water’s dark surface, the nautilus has the capacity to adjust its buoyancy as a response to stress, and continue its growth consistently and gracefully.

We at The Authentic Leader believe leaders are like the nautilus. With an internal drive to succeed and survive, we are often stuck “in the dark” trying to decide how to grow ourselves and influence our surroundings. We feel compelled to charge ahead, often having only our internal compass to steer.

The nautilus shell presents one of the finest natural examples of a spiral, beautifully crafted, and consistently growing over time. What better image for those wanting to improve and grow?