Nathan R. Jarosz
BSBA in General Management from Thomas Edison State University
MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) from Malone University.
Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator
Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University
De-Escalation Certification from CES
Certified Emotional Intelligence For Crisis Intervention from CES
Nathan is an international leadership trainer. He has worked in the non-profit sector since 2014. He developed a youth leadership program called LEAD that brought leadership education into the classrooms of various schools in the Summit-Portage County areas. This program led to the founding of the LITE organization.
As an Eagle Scout, Nathan learned leadership skills at a young age which he has used in his life as well as trained other people across the country. From San Francisco, California, the desert of Cimarron, New Mexico, St. Louis Missouri, the West Virginian mountains, and the Florida Keys, Nathan has traveled across the country teaching and leading leadership courses for youth and adults. In California, Nathan served on an international leadership course that taught STEM activities through leadership application to both Chinese and American youth. Nathan has also traveled to China to train leadership skills to Chinese youth. His knowledge of leadership skills and how they can be used to improve and to add value to the lives of other people is one of the main reasons he wanted to start LITE. Nathan is author of the book Leadership The Universal Skill. You can find more about the book on amazon.
Nathan is a 2023 30 For the Future recipient through the Greater Akron Chamber. Nathan is a graduate of Heart to Heart Communication's Akron Betterfellows Program: Class II. Additionally, Nathan is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International. He was awarded the Communication and Leadership Award in 2021 presented by Toastmasters District 10 for outstanding service to their community, state, and industry through communication and leadership. For 18 years, Nathan studied Isshinryu karate and earned his Nidan (2nd degree black belt). As a Sensei, he taught martial arts for 7 of those 18 years to youth and adults. Nathan coached youth soccer for 7 years.
Nathan's personal mission is to empower youth with leadership opportunities so they can realize their full potential. Leadership skills are life skills and should be made available to everyone.
Board of Directors
Mary Kate Clancy, President
Russ Iona, Secretary
Jeff Klemm, Treasurer
Nathan Jarosz ex officio
Ruth Mundy, Founding Member