ALIGN Leadership Programs by Mountains and Marathons 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.
For our upcoming edition of ALIGN, the graduation takes you to one of the most pristine places near the end of the world: The Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.
Your leadership coaches Jamin, Jen and Jordyn 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 Sammie will provide you with tailored training guidance to create optimal levels of performance and vitality. Sammie not only prepares you to successfully run the Patagonian International Marathon, the 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 6-day international Retreat in Chile where you run the Patagonian International Marathon 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 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 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 10 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 for 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 somatic, body-based practices and several modalities working with the subconscious mind to support her clients to release limiting beliefs and emotional blocks so that they can live with more inner peace, freedom, and fulfillment.
Dedicated to living her most inspired life, Jordyn is an adventurous world-traveler, lover of nature, and passionate student and explorer of life. She has a degree in Philosophy and is a certified Mindset Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Vocal Sound Healing Practitioner. 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.
Sammie is an NASM & RRCA certified Embodied Fitness & Endurance Coach and offers a wealth of experience for your fitness journey. With 80+ races, including two ultra-marathons and three Kilimanjaro summits under her belt, Sammie’s coaching is passionate and unique.
As an ALIGN 2020 Graduate since 2020, Sammie is very familiar with the power of transformative experiences and how every trek and race are a metaphor for life. She has a strong expertise in women’s hormone health and LGBTQ+ advocacy, but works with people from all backgrounds and fitness levels.
With Sammie, every individual’s progress and goals are honored and celebrated as part of an inclusive, welcoming fitness community.
Integrate, celebrate and graduate your ALIGN Leadership Program with an extraordinary adventure that will create memories for a lifetime: Running the Patagonian International Marathon!
Your 6-day Graduation Retreat begins in Puerto Natales, Chile. You will be 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. The next day, you will prepare for the marathon, pick up your bib, and get ready for the race together with your team.
Running the Patagonian International Marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The race takes place in the extreme south of Chilean Patagonia and winds through one of the most pristine place on Earth: The Torres del Paine National Park. The magic of running in the heart of Patagonia alongside your team and runners from all over the world will both test and challenge you, and leave you with stories to tell and memories for a lifetime.
After race day, the focus of the final days of your Graduation Retreat is on relaxation, recovery, and intentional conversations about what is next beyond your ALIGN Leadership Program. You will have space to integrate everything you have experienced and achieved, and prepare to step into the next phase of your leadership journey when you land back home to your family and community. As our Graduates often say: "This is only just the beginning!"
*International flights to and from Chile 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 Machu Picchu in Peru! 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 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, individual, fitness), 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, which will vary person to person, depending on your goals.
If you can’t be present for the dates of the virtual launch weekend (April 6 and 7), inquire anyways and we can speak through the options in your Introduction Session.
If you cannot be fully present in Chile for the Graduation Retreat in September, you are unfortunately not able to participate in this edition of ALIGN. We recommend you sign up for our newsletter 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.
Most of our Members have never run a marathon before. So even if you are completely inexperienced in long-distance running (or even running at all), you can participate in this program. The most important thing is that you are willing to consistently put in the work and show up for your training over the six months leading up to the race and take good care of your overall wellbeing. Coach Sammie will support and guide you every step of the way. The Patagonian International Marathon is a hilly race where you might face cold temperatures and strong winds, and it will test your endurance and grit. As a starting point, if you are currently able to run or walk/run 3 miles, you are in a great place!
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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