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Level 1 And Level 2 Resident Trainer

Chris Lee

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”.

Level 3 Leadership Trainer

Jenna Phillips Ballard

Jenna began her career in 2006 as a certified personal trainer and life coach for celebrities, being featured as an expert in her field including appearances on Dr. Phil and The Doctors.

She was introduced to a powerful emotional intelligence training by a friend in 2011. It was then that Jenna realized her soul's calling was to empower leaders to transform themselves, and the world around them, from within. 

Overcoming challenges and transformation were not new concepts for Jenna as she made a full comeback from brain damage after waking up from a head trauma-induced coma in 2000. So in 2016, she co-founded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband as pioneers of emotional intelligence training in San Diego, California.

In 2019, she deepened her purpose by giving birth to a son. Jenna lives in Austin, Texas where, again, in 2022 she further deepened her purpose and commitment to family with the birth of her second son. 

Level 3 Leadership Trainer

Brad Ballard

Brad is an effectiveness and leadership coach, while specializing in facilitating workshops and trainings for corporations. From coaching and mentoring owners in the real estate and financial service industries, to coaching a Division 1 soccer team at UC Irvine, 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 way they never thought possible.

Level 1 Trainer

Ivette Rodriguez

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 more than 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.

Grace And Warriors Council Trainer

Krista Petty

Coach. Trainer. Evocateur. Possibilitarian.

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 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, Washington and brings her power-house coaching and phenomenal workshops to various cities and countries around the world.

There is, quite simply, no one quite like Krista Petty.

Relationship Trainer

Sylvia Badasci

Sylvia Badasci, M.A., is a world-renowned facilitator of personal growth and development. She has facilitated workshops and seminars in the US, Asia, Europe, Russia and South America.

Her skill of fiercely holding her students accountable for their lives, along with her enormous love and compassion for the human condition, makes her a much beloved teacher on four continents.

Studies with the Jung Institute and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University enhance her 25+ years of direct experience on the training floor. In addition to facilitating Level 1 - Explore workshop, Sylvia also facilitates Relationships, Renewal and Goddess Retreat training.

A graduate of Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo, Sylvia mentors aspiring trainers, coaches executive teams and works with her peers to update training seminars and write and produce manuals.

Relationship Trainer

Mary Jo Foster

Mary Jo Foster is an accomplished facilitator/coach and a Self Mastery Mentor of all those who seek their next level. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and over a decade of facilitating dynamic group encounters all over the United States, Mexico, Peru and Africa.

She uses her intuition and deep connection with the human spirit to support others in developing their inner compass and creating successful energetic lives. Her book "Practical Inspirations" has had enormous success in each reader meeting themselves to be more effective in the life they want.

As well as facilitating the Relationships weekend, Mary Jo also facilitates Leadership Weekends, Grace For Women, Warriors Council and is the Master Trainer for the Torch Foundation - facilitating with teens.

Mary Jo uses her gifts and continual development of her skills to forward all she encounters. 

She is a compassionate mirror, a stealth truth seeker, and is passionate about living vibrantly.

Virtual Leadership Trainer

Lori Benak

Lori Benak is a highly regarded facilitator/coach and brings over 22 years of personal experience to the training room. 

She supports people in connecting to what they value, to know themselves intimately and, teaches them tools/skills to create a life they love. 

She holds an MBA in Finance and Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and has a deep love for humanity.  

Lori focuses her “free” time on raising her two beautiful daughters which is what makes her soul sing, hanging with her husband of 28 years and indulging her passion for fitness and nutrition. 

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