GU4L Leadership is an innovative methodology that deconstructs mental models that limit and restrict effective leadership by establishing strategic business models, youth program models, organizational procedures, emerging leaders, and systems to address these variables, GU4L enables leaders of the twenty-first century to improve their ability to achieve scalable and consistent performance.

In doing so, leaders acquire the breadth and depth of leadership ability and competency essential to overcome the environmental obstacles of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity that hinder effective growth and decision-making. GU4L is here to help school leadership, support staff, students, and community members to enhance their personal development in these critical areas, ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to thrive as a remarkable leader.

Our GU4L Leadership Domains

Leadership Integrity
Leadership Productivity
Leadership Agility
Leadership Adaptability
Leadership Influence
Leadership Learning
Leadership Sustainability
Leadership Capacity

In It Together!

“I had the honor and privilege of working with Louis and his team in their production of a curriculum for a parent learning academy called, “In It Together!” This seven module curriculum was designed to promote equity in the Federal Way Public School District and improve educational outcomes for marginalized students of color. The great work of this team led to immediate buy in from parents of color in the community.”

Robin H., Community Partner

A Future Worth Living For

“I see my future as something worth living for since suicide isn’t much of an idea to me as it was before. Your youth development groups have taught me to look around and see what’s right in front of me. I know I have a lot to be thankful for now that I have met Mr. Guiden.”

High School Student

Supporting Community Teachers

“I really appreciate having tips and real ways to both understand my students perspectives and how to support them in an effective way.”

Rachel, Middle School Teacher

Giving Youth a New Perspective

“I now understand my problems are not my parents fault but the cycle of what’s really going on in life. I want to say that I really appreciate your realness because in high school, this language you speak is never exposed or allowed. We learn academics but we do not have support with dealing with things that effect our daily lives Thank You Mr. Louis.”

High School Student

Providing Real Hope For Change

“I just want to say thank you because these lessons made me see who I am and why. I’m glad to see someone who was where I am right now in my life. It reassures me that things are going to work in my life, the same way it was able to happen for you. You are a blessing to me.”

High School Student

Inspiration To Move Forward

“I see a brighter future for myself because of this time I had to spend with you. I have become a little less concealed in the darkness of my past and I am letting go of the root problems that are always holding me back. Thank You Mr. Louis.”

High School Student

Effective & Dedicated Community Partner

“I think you are a great motivational speaker for students, so that they may be encouraged to help those less-fortunate. As always, thanks so much for doing all that you do for our communities. We really appreciate all your efforts and are so grateful to have a close partnership with you!”

Outreach Manager, District 8

We Build the Capacity & Competence of 21st Century Leaders

Effective leadership in the twenty-first century demands a synthesized balance of critical skills and competencies in a complex global market. The GU4L Leadership model is an innovative system that evaluates and transforms the capacity and competency of leaders, staff, youth, and community members by evolving mental model constructs of efficiency in three phases:

Identify & Deconstruct

Phase 1 Leadership Objective

Identify and deconstruct existing leadership mental models to determine critical short & long term impacts of behaviors & decisions

Evolve & Innovate

Phase 2 Leadership Objective

Evolve and innovate outdated leadership mental models to eliminate outdated ineffective methods build on existing positive baseline of leadership actions & methods


Phase 3 Leadership Objective

Recreate new leadership mental models to resolve leadership performances gaps & inconsistencies

Contact Us

For all questions related to youth services, community support, and training programs, please fill out the contact form, and the appropriate team member will follow-up within the next business day.

Our Address & Information

PO Box 25492
Federal Way, WA 98093
1050 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30338

[email protected]
Call Us: 888.471.4443