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Are Leaders Born or Made?

by: Beverly Hosford, MA


Look beyond clich├ęs and appearances when developing talent.

What is a leader in the fitness industry? CEOs and managers are often tagged as leaders, so it’s not just someone who shines on stage and enthusiastically teaches group fitness classes. Where do leaders come from? Are they genetically predisposed to have charisma and influence? Or did they work hard to cultivate those skills?

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About the Author

Beverly Hosford, MA

Beverly Hosford, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

I'm a successful fitness entrepreneur with 15 years of experience. I'm the author of Fitness Career Freedom: Align with your path and get ahead and the founder of Andy's Online Anatomy Program. I enjoy helping fitness and wellness professionals find alignment in both their bodies and businesses. Visit to watch action-oriented, inspiring videos about career, business, anatomy and body awareness.