ALIGN Leadership Programs are for executives, entrepreneurs and leaders who are committed to making a difference in the world and living their most authentic and fulfilled lives.
It includes six months of holistic coaching and a graduation retreat in a beautiful location where you take on an epic physical challenge with your teammates.
Our next edition of ALIGN takes you to one of the world’s most special places to run the Australian Outback Marathon!
Your leadership coaches Jamin and Jen guide you through a transformative curriculum with highly tailored, high-touch coaching. The leadership coaching is the core of the program and is designed to empower you to create alignment and balance in all areas of your life. With the support of your coaches, you will access clarity on what you truly desire in life, clear what is no longer aligned for you, and become a powerful creator for yourself and the people you love. The leadership coaching is facilitated via group and individual video calls.
Your Fitness Coach Cindy Neldner and your Nutrition Coach Dr Pamela Fergusson provide you with tailored fitness and nutrition guidance to create optimal levels of health, performance and vitality. Pamela and Cindy not only prepare you to successfully run the Australian Outback Marathon, their coaching also equips you with the knowledge, mindset and habits that will serve you well beyond the program.
You become part of a team of leaders committed to living their potential and making a difference in the world. Get inspired and develop life-long friendships as you journey with an extraordinary community. ALIGN Leadership Programs have a maximum of 15 Members, which ensures you get high levels of support and foster strong connections between all participants.
You graduate your ALIGN Leadership Program with a 7-day international Retreat in one of the world's most extraordinary places. Run the Australian Outback Marathon with your team members and Jamin and Jen. The Retreat facilitates the consolidation of your program and is designed to powerfully launch the next chapter of your personal leadership journey.
After Members graduate ALIGN, they often say, “this is just the beginning”. After the program officially completes, we support you to integrate your transformation through complimentary Integration Coaching Sessions for an additional three months to ensure you take everything you have learned into your future. We also welcome you into our ALIGN Graduate Community where you get to connect with other extraordinary participants from all around the world and invite you to Graduate-exclusive opportunities and adventures.
We believe that our world needs leaders who live and lead in alignment – Leaders who have inner peace and own their birthright as creators.
We have a combined 20 years of experience in coaching, mentoring and leadership training and have coached leaders from Fortune 500 companies to national non-profit organizations across the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Our approach integrates a range of coaching, training and teaching modalities as well as embodied wisdom from our own journeys.
The ALIGN Leadership Program is our flagship offer and our proudest creation yet. If this program feels aligned with you, we would love to meet you and invite you to join us for one of the most transformative adventures of your life.
Pamela is a registered dietitian with a PhD in nutrition currently in private practice. She has over 20 years of experience working in clinical and public health nutrition, including as a nutrition consultant for UNICEF and the World Food Program.
Pamela has authored peer-reviewed journal publications, is about to publish her second book and is teaching an online course in plant-based nutrition for the University of Guelph, Canada.
She has completed marathons and ultramarathons, and a self-styled Ironman triathlon. Pamela lives in Nelson, BC, Canada with her four children.
Integrate, celebrate and graduate your ALIGN Leadership Program with an extraordinary adventure that will create memories for a lifetime: Run the Australian Outback Marathon and explore Uluru, one of the most special sacred sites in the world!
Your 7-Day Graduation Retreat takes place close to Uluru in the center of Australia. You will be picked up at the airport and warmly welcomed at our 5-star hotel where you will meet your ALIGN coaches and team in person for the first time! Once everyone has settled in at the hotel, you will begin reflecting on your transformational journey of ALIGN from the last 6 months.
In the days leading up to the marathon, you will prepare for the big race together with your team: Bib pickup, race day briefing, a final jog. On the fourth day of your Graduation Retreat, we will put all the training of the last month's to the test and run the Australian Outback Marathon together - a truly unforgettable adventure that is followed by recovery and relaxation.
Around the marathon, we will get intimately familiar with the sacred sites of the land we walk on with visits of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and more.
There will also be plenty of time for you to connect more deeply with your team mates and start creating what is next for you in your leadership journey beyond your ALIGN Graduation.
“I called Jamin up and said “I’m so busy, I don’t have time for new friends”. Wow, was I wrong! What I really needed was to open up. I couldn’t have done it without the support of these team members. They’re all so inspiring. It’s the only time I have been in a group of human beings that have been so open, honest, caring, and we feel for each other. We want to help each other. It’s the group that made it. We were very blessed with an unbelievable group.”
*Note: International and/or domestic flights to and from Australia (AYQ airport) are not included
Fill out the short form below and schedule an Introduction Call with one of our leadership coaches (30 to 45 minutes).
In your Introduction Call, we will ensure that ALIGN is a great fit for you and that you will get the most out of it, and answer any questions you might have.
If your participation in the program is aligned for you and for us, you will be invited to register. Congratulations!
Here are the main ways that ALIGN is different and distinct from most other programs:
(1) A holistic approach to leadership – ALIGN includes not only group and individual leadership coaching, but also fitness and nutrition coaching. We believe we need more leaders who do well and are well. In addition, we teach an approach to Alignment that can be applied to all areas of life.
(2) An extraordinary community – Inside ALIGN, you get connected to a group of outstanding leaders from all walks of life. Even (and especially!) people who were initially apprehensive about the group aspect of the program, have graduated saying that this was one of their favorite parts of the program.
(3) The most epic graduation! – You get to celebrate your graduation running the Australian Outback Marathon! Do we need to say more?
A big part of what makes ALIGN special is the intimacy of the group, and the deep connection created between participants. In addition to the group coaching, ALIGN also involves high-touch, tailored 1:1 coaching from your leadership, fitness and nutrition coaches. This is why we limit the number of participants to a maximum of 15 per program.
We care about who you are and are inspired to be in the world much more than your current job title. This is why we say ALIGN is for ‘entrepreneurs, executives and leaders’. If you are a leader in life, have big aspirations, and everything about ALIGN lights you up, then, yes, absolutely apply!
ALIGN is about self-leadership in every area of life. The program is very holistic in its approach, and everything we teach about alignment can be applied and translate to all personal and professional areas of life.
Regardless of whether you choose to work on specific work-related themes in your individual coaching or more personal things – we consistently see our Members become more powerful leaders who can guide themselves and their teams through even the most challenging situations and navigate whatever life throws at them with grace and confidence.
Absolutely! In fact, many of our Members have families or are single parents. From our experience, people in this circumstance often have a harder time justifying this kind of investment of financial and time resources into themselves – and every Member who does, we see the most remarkable transformations in who they are becoming for themselves and their families. It’s one of the most special parts of our work.
As long as you can organize to be mostly undisturbed for your coaching sessions and are able to be fully present for the Graduation Retreat, you are good to go!
Across the different types of coaching (group and individual, fitness and nutrition), you will have on average two hours of calls each week, plus one more hour for homework. The beauty of ALIGN is that the majority of the leadership coaching homework will happen directly in your life, not in addition to everything you are already committed to.
This does not include your fitness training plan and anything relating to your nutrition coaching (e.g. meal prep), which will vary person to person, depending on their goals.
If you can’t be present for the dates of the virtual launch weekend (February 25 and 26), schedule a call anyways and we can speak through the options.
If you cannot be fully present in Australia for the Graduation Retreat from July 26 to August 1, you are unfortunately not able to participate in this edition of ALIGN. We recommend you sign up for our newsletter below to find out about our upcoming programs.
Yes! While most of our ALIGN Members are from the US, we also have Graduates in Australia, Europe and the UAE.
Please make sure you indicate your time zone in your application so that we can speak through possible implications on group call scheduling and discuss availabilities with you.
Of course! And – It is important that every individual chooses ALIGN for themselves first, not because someone else is doing it. This program requires everyone to be fully in and fully committed.
We also encourage you to ask yourself whether you will be able to open up fully with someone you already know as part of the team. If that’s a YES, this can be a beautiful opportunity to go through a life-changing six-month adventure together with your partner or friend and strengthen your bond.
If there are two or more of you who would like to join, mention this is in your application and ask us for a special bonus!
All coaching sessions are hosted via Zoom. You can schedule your individual coaching sessions at a time that is convenient for you. The standing time for group coaching sessions will be determined together with the whole group prior to program start to ensure we have a time when everyone can participate.
The Australian Outback Marathon course is relatively flat with only a few inclines. The cut-off time is 8 hours, which makes it a great fit even for first-time marathoners.
The temperature in July reaches around 20C /68F, which makes for perfect running weather.
You will be working closely with your fitness coach to get you ready for the marathon in time. Having said that, you should be able to run and/or walk at last 3mi/5k by the time the program starts to confidently reach marathon fitness within six months.
If you would like to discuss the suitability of your current fitness level or have any injuries that might prevent you from being able to fully commit to your running training, send us a message and we can speak through your individual circumstances.
As our Members have said over and over – The Graduation is only the beginning! After your Retreat, we have one individual and one group Completion Session, which formally completes your ALIGN Leadership Program.
Thereafter, we offer you three months of complimentary integration coaching support through monthly Integration Coaching Sessions. We also welcome you into our growing community of extraordinary Graduates from all over the world and you will be invited to exclusive Graduate opportunities.
If you can’t be present for the dates of the virtual launch weekend (October 29 and 30), apply anyways and we can speak through the options in your Connection Call.
If you cannot be fully present in Nepal for the Graduation Retreat from March 20 to 30, you are unfortunately not able to participate in this edition of ALIGN. Send us a message to [email protected]mountainsandmarathons.world and we will make sure you find out about our upcoming programs.
If your questions are simple and of a logistical nature, send us an email to [email protected]
If you would like to discuss your individual situation and ask more detailed questions, complete an application and we will answer them in your Program Alignment Call.
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