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 coaches and the other program participants.
Our next edition of ALIGN takes you to the Roof of Africa – the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro!
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 will provide you with tailored training guidance to create optimal levels of performance and vitality. Cindy not only prepares you to successfully summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the coaching also equips you with the knowledge, mindset and habits that will serve you well beyond the program. You also have the option to receive additional health guidance from our Nutrition Coach Dr Pamela Fergusson.
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 10-day international Retreat in Tanzania and climb Mount Kilimanjaro with your team members and coaches. 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.
Jen is the co-founder and leadership coach of Mountains and Marathons and co-creator of the ALIGN Leadership program.
For the last five years, Jen has worked with leaders from Fortune 500 companies to national non-profit organizations across the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. She is certified in Strategic Intervention Coaching and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, and brings a mix of her diverse training and own life experience from living her most aligned life to her coaching.
Jen has a degree in intercultural studies and an MSc in International Business. Before starting Mountains and Marathons, she worked with impact-driven businesses and social enterprises across Australia and Europe.
Jen believes that we need leaders who do good, while being well to create sustainable change in the world.
Jamin is the co-founder and leadership coach of Mountains and Marathons and co-creator of the ALIGN Leadership program.
Jamin has coached the founders of multi-million dollar start-ups, leaders in real-estate, leaders in network marketing companies, corporate executives directors, ex-military, and many more.
Besides his passion and gift as a coach, Jamin has ran a marathon in 6 continents, summited Mount Kilimanjaro 8 times, completed 3 ultramarathons (one of which raising $10,000 for a Balinese charity during COVID) and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being a participant in the world’s highest obstacle course race on Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2021.
Jamin is passionate about adventure, authentic communication, healing generational trauma, and exploring what it means to be a leader in this modern day.
Jordyn is a Leadership Coach of ALIGN with over a decade of experience in leadership coaching and development. Since graduating ALIGN herself in 2019, Jordyn transitioned from her successful career as a senior leader in Corporate America to become a certified Mindset Coach, trained in working with the subconscious mind, and set out to live her most inspired life, traveling the world while guiding leaders to live in alignment.
Jordyn lives and breathes the spirit of ALIGN and is a champion for seeing the potential and possibility in others. She holds a profoundly safe space where all of you is welcome and deep, transformational work gets to be fun.
Integrate, celebrate and graduate your ALIGN Leadership Program with an extraordinary adventure that will create memories for a lifetime: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania!
Your 10-day Graduation Retreat begins in Moshi, Tanzania. 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.
On the third day of our Retreat, we will begin our 7-day trek on Kilimanjaro's Machame route, guided by our ethical partner company Afrikabisa. You will experience many different vegetation and climate zones, move beyond what you believed your body and mind were capable of, and connect deeply with your team mates on the shared journey as we edge closer to the Roof of Africa.
After reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, we will make our way back down to the gate of the National Park and our hotel. The final day of your retreat is dedicated to integrating the experience of the mountain and the entire ALIGN program, and preparing you to step into the next phase of your leadership journey when you land back home to your family and community.
*International flights to and from Tanzania are not included
Click on "Inquire Now", fill out the short form and choose a time for your Introduction Call with one of our leadership coaches.
In your Introduction Call, you will get to know one of the ALIGN Leadership Coaches and have all your questions answered.
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 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 (August 19 and 20), apply anyways and we can speak through the options in your Introduction Session.
If you cannot be fully present in Tanzania for the Graduation Retreat in late January, 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 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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