LEVELS 1 & 2 RESIDENT TRAINER
Chris has spent over 25 years of his life transforming the lives of thousands of people worldwide through his workshops, coaching, and participation in all media, teaching people how to live an abundant prosperous life.
He is the author of the best seller “Dile Yes! Ala VIDA.” Chris is also the creator of “The Torch Workshop”, a leadership seminar for teenagers 13-17 years old that has been offered to thousands of adolescents around the world. He has led corporate workshops for hundreds of corporations such as Coca Cola, Unilever, Amgen, Proctor and Gamble, National Insurance, Miss America, and many others.
Chris has hosted numerous television shows and podcasts worldwide including ones on Univision and Telemundo. He can currently be heard nationwide on Univision’s “Maria Marin Live!” and can also be heard on Lewis Howes’ podcast, “The School of Greatness”.
JENNA PHILLIPS BALLARD,
Jenna began her career in 2006 as a certified personal trainer and mindset coach for celebrities like Ben Stiller, Katy Perry, Jeremy Piven, Saudi Arabian royalty and the Marciano family. During this time she was one of LA’s most sought after fitness experts and was a guest on shows such as Dr. Phil and The Doctors.
In 2009, she discovered the world of emotional intelligence, experiential trainings, and Gestalt practices. She then realized she had a bigger calling and began studying human behavior, leadership, and transformational methods. She became passionate about coaching larger groups of influencers and leaders to make a responsible, profound, and sustainable impact in their relationships, companies, communities, and the world around them.
In 2016, she co-founded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband and they moved their lives south to be the pioneers of emotional intelligence and experiential trainings in San Diego. ALA’s standard of transformational excellence has directly inspired many of their graduates to open their own transformational centers. Together they have coached thousands of people into their greatness and supported dozens of companies in 10xing their performance, effectiveness, and levels of success. At ALA, they’ve hosted over a hundred trainings, events, and workshops in San Diego and have supported their Level 3 students in their visions to have collectively raised over $2.5M for local non profit organizations.
Brad is an effectiveness and leadership coach, while specializing in facilitating workshops and trainings for corporations. From coaching and mentoring owners of real estate companies and financial service franchises, to coaching a Division 1 soccer team at UCI, Brad has mastered a wide variety of coaching positions. His unique approach to empowerment and self-development supports people in becoming a powerful leader in every aspect of their lives.
Brad’s mission is to move and inspire people to live their passion; to create a world where people are excited about life and wanting to give back. He is committed to supporting people in breaking through whatever is holding them back and to achieve their goals by having them accomplish greatness in every area of their life.
Torey’s mission to elevate consciousness and unite humanity began when she was a teenager and that passionate drive is still alive in her today. She now spends every day in committed action to fulfill her vision by having coached and mentored hundreds of people to unlock their true purpose and create a life worth living. From business leaders in Corporate America to entrepreneurs, online influencers, authors, CEOs, law enforcement officers, and doctors, she has a keen ability to tap into - and unleash - each person's greatest potential.
Her ability to deeply connect with and inspire all types of people stems from her experiences early in life including participation in Americorps as well as The National Outdoor Leadership School where she spent a month in the wilderness working in partnership with others living off the land and practicing group survival skills. While spending 15 years in Emergency Medicine, Torey saw many people facing death who also faced the harsh realization that they have never actually truly lived. Leading a life of impact is about thriving, not surviving, and Torey works passionately to ensure every human thrives. After spending years being mentored by the world's leading emotional intelligence and leadership trainers, Torey is now one of ALA's Leadership Trainers and also the Leadership/Level 3 Director.
GRACE AND WARRIORS COUNCIL TRAINER
Coach. Trainer. Evocateur. Possibilitarian. Krista believes there is an innate wisdom in the body that can open us to greater possibilities of living, loving and learning. Through her body-centered coaching, she is passionate about championing others to move beyond limitations and live a life they love! She has devoted her skills and talents to creating experiential learning environments that evoke the depth and greater dimensions of human being. This is her life's work. What an amazing dance! Krista Petty Raimer is the CEO and Founder of Boldly Embody Life. She lives in Seattle, WA and brings her power-house coaching and phenomenal workshops to various cities and countries around the world.
Krista Petty has a dynamic presence and intuitive capacity which has caught the attention of high-level coaches, leaders, executives, and diplomats. She is an international trainer who has created and facilitated workshops in leadership, personal mastery, coaching coaches, and building high caliber teams. Over the course of 27 years’ experience she has developed an arsenal of experience, tools, and processes that empowers both individuals and teams to access and enhance their inherent greatness.
She is passionate about accessing and supporting the power of human beings to develop high caliber, high functioning human systems. Ones where vision, passion, integrity, and unprecedented results are a way of life. She's less interested in filling your mind and more interested in expanding your heart and the practice of living. This is about how to get the extraordinary playbook in our minds and hearts to come alive in the finite time we have in this game we call life. This is where she believes the magic touches all of us.
Michael’s philosophy is that life is much more than having “to do” lists, obligations and settling for the ordinary. Our biggest possibility is to uncover our true purpose and to live it with shameless passion and enthusiasm.
His mission in life is to empower people to take committed action on their visions and dreams with a true sense of urgency. He believes in people and their ability to transform themselves into leaders and examples of what’s possible.
For the past 30 years he has facilitated both personal and corporate seminars and workshops on topics ranging from relationships, communications, leadership, entrepreneurship, public speaking and team building, among others. Additionally, he is the best selling author of “Living on the Skinny Branches: Five Tools to Creating Power, Freedom and a Life Worth Living”.
His clients span the United States, Central America and Europe, from Fortune 500 executives, Presidents, C.E.O’s and mid-level managers to entrepreneurs, baby boomers, new parents and college students.
LEVEL 1 TRAINER
Ivette Rodríguez is an internationally known transformational trainer, speaker and coach. For the last 25 years, she has led large group trainings and coached thousands of men and women in about a dozen countries, both in English and Spanish.
Her personal signature style combines her sharp intelligence with her unique wit and humor. Ivette is the author of the book Cuentos de Tu LOCA, Mensajes de Tu Sabia and Founder and CEO of Tu Vida es Ahora. She also created the movement Locas, Sabias y Felices. All these are focused on empowering latina women to love themselves fiercely as essential to breaking through the stereotypical restraints that are still so present in latinx culture.