We are crazy about helping leaders and teams get healthy and reach more impact. We want to help you, your team and your organization become who God designed you to be. We are coaches, consultants, trainers and content designers. We create practical content, processes, and tools to help leaders thrive. We coach leaders through the twists and turns of the leadership journey. We help teams become more effective through consulting and training. We join teams via video calls, but we love speaking to groups, meeting with teams and sharing meals with leaders in their context.

Alan Briggs

Director of Vision and Culture

Alan is a mountain guide for the leadership journey. He loves outdoor adventures, but the greatest adventure of his being a father and husband. Alan is crazy about helping hungry leaders conquer overwhelm and navigate with courage. He serves leaders and organizations around the country through coaching, speaking, consulting, designing experiences, hosting mastermind groups, writing his own books and ghostwriting for others. He co-hosts Right Side up Leadership Podcast and regularly writes for Outreach and Field Notes .  

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mallory crocker

Director of Communication

Mallory is all about seeing others empowered to step into who they were created to be! Most of her work has been in the hospitality realm building teams, coordinating events and serving up quality coffee, but in every instance working to see that others are loved fully. She always enjoys finding new ways to organize and streamline processes in order to see leadership thrive! Whether it is emails, excels or touching base on how others are doing – every little bit matters to her. With a degree in psychology, her heart has always been to understand the wiring and inner workings of others. Every person has encountered struggle or brokenness and she believes wellness and joy are accessible to all who seek it in Christ. Working with people is, and always has been, a huge passion of hers that stems from a desire to see others succeed and be seen. Mallory seeks to be everyone’s number one fan and to be a place of safety and belief for others. When she is not working with StayForth, she is rocking bar shifts and social media marketing at Switchback Roasters in the Springs. She and her husband Michael moved to Colorado Springs, from Texas, in the summer of 2020 and love finding themselves in the mountains exploring. If they aren’t outside on trails with their dog, they love visiting good breweries, spending time with family and hosting friends for dinner

Jonathan Collier

Director of Marketing & Content. Coach, Consultant

The abundant life is born out of creating, collaborating, and cultivating. It’s how dreams and ideas become realities. Where we learn to navigate life and all of its complexities with confidence. And most importantly, it’s where the fruit of wholehearted living, community, and the impact we seek are produced. He loves guiding kingdom leaders on this journey.

Jonathan guides leaders to cultivate healthy rhythms and to live and lead functional and fulfilling lives.

He works with business owners, non profit leaders,writers, podcasters, and entrepreneurs on their journey to clarify who they are, why they do what they do, and how they help others.

He has two Labrador Retrievers, and two cats. He loves cooking, eating, camping, hiking, biking, having a good laugh, and drinking a good cup of coffee…or 12.

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Mat Gahm

Director of Coaching and Alignment

I help leaders live with passion and purpose instead of pressure and perfection. For over 20 years I have held executive positions with several multi-million dollar organizations, owned and sold two companies, and coached leaders. I help you discern what you need so they can get what they want! I’m ready to help you break through your limiting beliefs, plan for an empowering future and build an amazing team. 

John Claborn

Director of Operations

John has a deep desire to see everyone that is stuck in the mundane create a life of adventure and freedom. Having spent the last decade working his way up the ladder in the insurance world, John understands the difference between false summits and freedom as well as anyone. He has a passion for seeing people stop settling, embracing adventure and finding the freedom to live the way God has called them to live. 

His experience in the investing and real estate world, as well as, running the family business has given him a keen eye for the operations aspects of small business. He loves the inner-workings of how the business operates from the ground up and finding solutions to problems that may not yet be seen. He also loves reading, fitness, an experience of any kind and doing things other people may think are a little crazy.

He and his wife, Celeste, along with their 3 kids recently moved to Colorado Springs where they plan to create as much adventure as a family can.

Karin Harper

Coach, Experience Facilitator

Karin is passionate about helping people live the life they were designed to live. She loves helping others see the Masterpiece God’s created them to be and discover their unique identity and mission. She’s captivated by the adventure of life and inspires others to live in a way that is both life-giving and impactful. She is a lover of God, people, cultures, missions, and the church. She lived in Estonia for 6 years and Spain for 4 year helping people investigate whether there is a God and if He could be real in their lives. She was blown away by the privilege of getting a front row seat to watch God work. She was in real estate for several years and savored the opportunity to love and serve clients and co-workers. She worked for 7 years at Gateway Church in Austin, TX as a Grow Pastor and currently works at Woodmen Valley Chapel as the Director of Community Groups and Spiritual Growth. She loves developing leaders, connecting people and beckoning others deeper into the greatest adventure and romance ever with Jesus. She leads the Destiny Project Intensive and coaches individuals and teams. She can most often be found outside enjoying the mountains, biking, kayaking, hiking, skiing or chilling in a hammock.

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Melinda Joy mingo

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainer 

MelindaJoy loves being a cultural guide and helping individuals understand that seeing others through the lens of value, worth, and dignity is the key to building and sustaining genuine relationships across cultures. She loves creating unique and fun cultural immersions, cultural learning guides, and contextualized diversity and justice trainings. She leads and trains community leaders, pastors, law enforcement personnel, church leaders, corporate executives, and anyone who wants to become more of a cultural champion in their communities and spheres of influence. 

MelindaJoy is also an international cultural coach and has spent the last 6 years working and living in Hanoi, Vietnam at Hanoi University as both a professor and business empowerment coach to business professionals. She is a professor and pastor of Je-Nai Ministry International.

MelindaJoy has a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Education and a M.A. in Organizational Management/Employment Law. 

She  lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is a native of Chicago. Her fun moments include singing, making greeting cards, painting, and motivational speaking.

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Michael Larson

Experience Curator

Michael wants to help everyone do what they were made to do. His career past has been varied – real estate, ministry, sales, finance – which has influenced his desire to see others inspired to do what they love, no matter their context. He has a passion for helping people find fulfillment through boldly creating things they love.

Over years of planning church and community events, he has seen the impact of intentional, well-planned spaces on people’s relationships and lives. He loves the connection that can be formed around the table or over a well-crafted drink and is committed to creating excellent environments.

He loves to concoct delicious beverages, plan multi-course meals and wake up early. He loves to read and travel and write about his own story and others’ at www.michaeljohnlarson.com.

He and his wife, Whitney, have tons of fun with their four kids in a beautiful small town outside Chicago.

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