• Transform your Life and Leadership
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp

Do you answer YES to any of these questions?

  • Are you an executive, entrepreneur or leader ready to step into your next level of personal and professional leadership?
  • Have you done much of the conventional self-development work and are ready for something deeper and truly game-changing?
  • Do you desire more inner peace and freedom and are ready to move beyond blocks that have been holding you back for years?
  • Are you open to receiving more of what you love and expanding how good life can really be?
  • Are you willing to engage with a fresh and evolved paradigm of leadership?
  • Are you inspired to be part of a community of leaders transforming their lives, doing profound inner work and making a difference in the world?
  • Are you ready to ALIGN all areas of your life and step into a transformational adventure?

If YES, the ALIGN Leadership Program is for you!

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THE ALIGN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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 into the world’s highest mountain range to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in the mystical lands of Nepal!

Testimonials

What participants say about ALIGN

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Program Outcomes

Get clarity on your inspiring vision and create your most fulfilling life.

Distilling clarity on who you are and who you are inspired to be is a powerful and life-enriching practice. Having clarity on your inspiring vision, combined with the skills of transformation that you will learn in ALIGN, empowers you to live with more intentionality, creativity, and optimism about your future.

Cultivate greater confidence, influence and authenticity in your leadership.

The ALIGN Leadership Program is a powerful training in how to show up as an aligned leader in life and business. This program cuts through the noise and complicated theories, getting to the heart of what’s important. Through ALIGN, we coach and guide you to go beyond knowledge and understanding and deeply integrate what you learn as your default way of being in your personal and professional life.

Transform limiting beliefs, release emotional blocks and cultivate inner peace.

As humans, we have a predisposition to allow our past to define what is possible for our future. During ALIGN, we will coach and guide you through a series of leading-edge processes, practices and frameworks to dissolve limiting beliefs and release emotional blocks. Mastery of this work empowers you to live and lead with more contentment, inner peace, and readiness to create.

Generate more strength, balance and vitality in your overall health and wellbeing.

When it comes to health and wellbeing, there is no right or wrong – there is just what works best for you. ALIGN includes personalized fitness and nutrition coaching that is tailored specifically to you. Your coaches will guide you to develop high-performance rituals and ensure you graduate the program in peak health, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and habits to sustain amazing vitality well after your graduation.

Deepen your most important relationships and be immersed in a team of leaders committed to making a difference in the world.

The quality of our relationships have a major impact on our quality of life. Throughout ALIGN, you will learn to be masterful in self-regulation, authentic communication, and develop the ways of being that empower you to improve and transform relationships that are most important to you. You will also become part of an extraordinary community of participants who are committed to living their full potential.

Experience a life-changing adventure in the Himalayas and discover what you are truly capable of.

Your ALIGN Leadership Program completes with an epic Graduation Retreat: Hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The Himalayas are one of the most awe-inspiring and culturally rich places in the world. Imagine graduating your ALIGN Leadership Program at the foot of the world’s highest giants alongside an inspiring community of leaders at 17,600ft of elevation! Epic!

Create and achieve unique outcomes that reflect your personal goals and desires!

In addition to these outcomes, you will get to tailor your program to whatever is most important to you. At the beginning of ALIGN, you will create personalized outcomes that you will focus on in your individual coaching journey.

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“Being part of a group like this was a beyond incredible experience. Getting to know everybody through the calls and the six months fostered such a deep connection between our group. By the time we set foot on the mountain, it felt like we were family.”

Lauren

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“For me, living in alignment has to do with staying in the present. I am much more able to make decisions from that place of presence, rather than being disheveled and putting out the fires afterward.”

Rheanna

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“I just finished climbing the mountain. For me, it’s just starting. I think anything is possible now. The tools I have learned, the people I have met, it really enables me to do anything I want to do.”

Michael

THE ALIGN CURRICULUM

Alignment

Living in congruence with your deepest truth, with inner peace and as a powerful creator.

The ALIGN Leadership Curriculum follows a powerful 3-stage process: Clarity, Clearing and Creation.

Clarity

What does living a truly aligned life mean to you, in all life areas?

The CLARITY pillar of ALIGN guides you into powerful practices that empower you to richly connect with the expansive future you are living into and who you are inspired to be in the world, from your career to your relationships with the people you love, to your health, vitality, finance and spirituality.

We also teach you to transform the major cognitive and emotional barriers that hold people back from declaring the life they truly desire.
By declaring what living a truly aligned life would look like for you, you immediately become empowered to start making decisions with greater conviction right from the very beginning of the program.

Clearing

What is currently out of alignment in your life and requires changing, letting go or healing?

The Clearing pillar of the program guides you to transform what is currently not in alignment with your vision for your life. In this part you learn leading-edge processes to dissolve limiting beliefs, clear emotional blocks, and develop authentic communication skills to create greater peace within, and more harmony in your relationships.

We also teach you the pragmatic tools and processes to release any dead weight from your past so you can feel lighter, live with inner peace and feel confident in your choices each day. These practices are effective because they work holistically at the level of mind and body.

Creation

How do you create your most aligned, fulfilled, impactful life?

Once you have clarity on who you are inspired and committed to being in life and cleared what is not in alignment, you now have the mental and emotional freedom to take bold action congruent with your vision.

In Creation, you will learn the intentional ways of being, practices and frameworks that enable you to bring your vision to life and live with ease, inspiration and contentment each day.

Program Structure

Your leadership coaching
The core of ALIGN

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 and nutrition coaching
All-round health and vitality

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 trek to Everest Base Camp, their coaching also equips you with the knowledge, mindset and habits that will serve you well beyond the program.

Your team
Never alone on the journey

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.

Your graduation retreat
The most epic adventure

You graduate your ALIGN Leadership Program with a 10-day international Retreat in the world’s most extraordinary mountain region. Trek through the Himalayas all the way to Everest Base Camp 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.

Your post-program integration
For lasting transformation

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.

Your Coaches

JAMIN HEPPELL AND JEN ZIEGNER

CO-CREATORS AND LEADERSHIP COACHES OF MOUNTAINS AND MARATHONS

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.

CINDY NELDNER

FITNESS COACH

As a RRCA Certified Running Coach, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor, Cindy has worked with hundreds of athletes. She specializes in military fitness training to ensure her clients reach optimal performance. She is a former Division 1 Heptathlete turned marathoner and has completed dozens of marathons across 3 continents. Cindy is a Healthcare Administrator and Health Educator for over 10 years and a Master Resiliency Trainer focusing on the improvement of all dimensions of health for optimal wellness. Her favorite mantra: “Chase after your dreams, one mile at a time!”

PAMELA FERGUSSON, PHD

NUTRITION COACH

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. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

The Graduation Retreat

Integrate, celebrate and graduate your ALIGN Leadership Program with an extraordinary adventure that will create memories for a lifetime: Hiking through the awe-inspiring valley of the Himalayas all the way to Mount Everest Base Camp!

The Journey begins

Your 10-day Graduation Retreat begins in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and warmly welcomed at our boutique 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 and meet your mountain guides for a briefing and gear check.

Enter Mount Everest

The next morning, we will embark on a flight to the small but famous Lukla Airport. From Lukla, we set off on foot for our eight-day trek through humble mountain villages where we dine and sleep in quaint local teahouses and witness some of the world’s greatest mountain tops. Each day, you will learn about the history and culture of the Himalayas and continue integrating the learnings from the ALIGN Leadership Program, as we edge closer to the world-famous Mount Everest Base Camp. 

The Peak

After reaching our highest point at Everest Base Camp (17,800 ft) on the morning of our final day in the mountains, our adventure in the Himalayas comes to a spectacular close. We will fly back to Lukla with a private helicopter and get to witness the Himalayan valleys with a birds-eye view of the incredible route we have trekked. From Lukla, we get on an airplane back to Kathmandu to complete our journey and leave you with stories of a lifetime.

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Testimonials

What our Graduates say

Adam

“I would recommend this program to anybody who is looking for something more, anybody who is looking to do something different. Too often, we miss the spiritual component and the human component of living our lives. ALIGN will help set you up to see that there are more than just materialistic things in life, that there is something greater than yourself worth living and going after.”
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“My life got brighter and brighter the further I moved along in the program. Now that I’ve completed ALIGN, I am living my life everyday with intention. It’s been a beautiful experience, I can’t really find the words to describe it. It’s just something deep inside of my belly that I have never felt before, so that’s how I know that it’s real. ALIGN has given me so much insight into not only who I am, but who I am becoming.”
“Jamin and Jen are inspirational. They are attentive. They love what they do. They love serving people. They love helping people through things. Throughout the course of the program, I let my walls down and they were there to hold me and support me in whatever I was going through. They’re two extraordinary individuals who are doing extraordinary things across the globe. I cannot say enough good things about them. “

Rob

“I now have a more balanced approach to everything I do than I ever had. That brings a certain calmness as a leader. When I show up, I show up in a different mindset. It allows me to be able to deliver and drive at a very high level, and really be proud of my accomplishments. It’s not always about focusing on the next thing. It’s about being able to accomplish and appreciate it, and be proud of it.”
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“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.”
“What’s interesting about my relationship with the leadership program is that it’s not what I expected, but it’s actually everything I needed. What I realized once I got into the program is to be that powerful leader, there is a certain focus on oneself that you have to take into account. This has really been the first time I have ever really focused on myself. Having completed the program and understanding what living in alignment is like for me now, I have a new toolset. ALIGN has given me the power to take ownership. To execute and to manage very, very difficult situations and conversations, and come out on the other end feeling very confident and dignified.”

Elena

” I would recommend this program to anybody who has already done some amount of inner work. Who are already on the path of discovering themselves. Who are looking for a new adventure. Who want to be exposed to a new community. Who want to be part of a community. Who want to have a challenge in life and are willing to go further. Willing to dig deeper and rediscover themselves.”
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“Living in alignment means to have the courage to pursue my dreams. It means to be honest with myself, understand my deepest desires and respect them. To look fearlessly into the future and trust my intuition. And to believe that everything and anything is possible. As a society we are all longing for love and acceptance. Pretty often we focus on what we don’t have. What I have learned with this program is if we really put my focus on the future, into our goals, and if we allow ourselves to be part of the bigger and broader community, we can heal anything and we can build the life that we all desire.”
“It’s hard to underestimate, to do something so big together with many talented and inspiring leaders. It changed everything. If you surround yourself with the right people, the sky’s the limit.”

Melinda

“Through the ALIGN Leadership Program, I was able to take a look at my life, to focus on the things that were most valuable and important. Many of us came into this program not exactly sure what we are looking for, but I can honestly tell you that the transformations, the growth, the development and what comes out of this program is like nothing I have seen before.”
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“My life before the ALIGN Leadership Program was very out of balance. I didn’t realize how much my life was out of alignment. I was working three different jobs, working all the time. Being successful has always been important to me and I love what I do, so I didn’t realize the fact that it was taking so much out of me.”
“Jamin and Jen get us to open up and bring us out of our shells. We are able to see things in ourselves that could remain dormant if it wasn’t for the right questions. They are wise beyond their years. They do a great job of bringing exceptional people together, from all walks of life.”

What's Included

INCLUDED IN THE SIX-MONTH ALIGN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - EVEREST BASE CAMP 2023 EDITION

  • Group leadership coaching with Jamin and Jen - 3 calls of 90min per month
  • Individual leadership coaching with Jamin or Jen - 2 calls of 60min per month
  • Personalized elite fitness coaching for high performance and peak fitness with Cindy - Daily training plan and 2 calls of 30min per month
  • Personalized nutrition coaching for vitality, holistic health and wellbeing with Dr Pamela - 2 calls of 30min per month
  • Voice and text message support from all your coaches between coaching sessions as required for the duration for the program
  • A 10-day all-inclusive Graduation Retreat in Nepal, centered around trekking to Everest Base Camp (includes airport transfers, boutique accommodation in Kathmandu and tea houses on the trek, three meals each day, any activities during the retreat, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla*)
  • Everest Base Camp trek led by experienced mountain guides with over 20 years experience
  • Retreat facilitation and coaching led by Jamin and Jen
  • Integration support after your Graduation - 3 monthly individual coaching sessions
  • Exclusive access to the private Mountains and Marathons Graduate Community for ongoing connection between Members and coaches and exclusive invitations

*Note: international flights to and from Kathmandu are not included

Who Align is For

You have experienced a degree of personal development, coaching and/or leadership training before.

You are excited about being part of a team of extraordinary leaders and are willing to contribute to others.

You are ready and willing to focus on and fully commit to living your most extraordinary life.

You are open to making changes to your life and understand that the magic of ALIGN happens when you take action.

You are okay with temporary discomfort and challenging moments in service to living a more fulfilling life.

You are inspired to make a difference to the people around you and to be of service.

You are hungry for an adventure and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

You know you do not need this, but you are really excited to be part of this!

Program Dates

ALIGN Leadership Program Launch Weekend (virtual)

29 and 30 October 2022

International Graduation Retreat in Nepal

20 to 30 March 2023

Investment

There are two investment options:

Full

pay-in-full
US$ 24,000
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Monthly (Total $27,000)

6 monthly installments
US$ 4,500
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Join us!

THE ALIGN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IS A HIGHLY TAILORED, HIGH-TOUCH COACHING PROGRAM.

There are 3 steps to join the Everest Base Camp 2023 Edition:

SCHEDULE A PROGRAM ALIGNMENT CALL

Fill out the short form below and schedule a Program Alignment Call with one of our leadership coaches (30 to 45 minutes).

PROGRAM ALIGNMENT CALL

In your Program Alignment 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 final questions you might have.

COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION

If your participation in the program is aligned for you and for us, you will be invited to register. Congratulations!

FAQ

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 trekking to Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas! 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 (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. 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.

Wherever your fitness is at the start of your ALIGN Leadership Program, your fitness and nutrition coaches will support you to have the required level of fitness by the time we get to Nepal. This means your commitment to following the plan and being coachable is more important than your fitness level right now.
While the hike to Everest Base Camp can be strenuous and challenging as we hike several hours each day, it is completely non-technical meaning there are no technical mountaineering skills required. Altitude affects everyone differently and you might experience temporary altitude sickness symptoms, however, the trek overall is very safe. We also work with experienced professional guides who know exactly what to do in case of emergencies and lead the most comfortable trek possible.
If you have any injuries that might prevent you from being able to hike for several hours each day, 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 jaminandjen@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 jaminandjen@mountainsandmarathons.world.
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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