Alan Pastian

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Alan Pastian is the founder of Forward Leadership Coaching. Forward’s mission is exactly the same as Alan’s personal mission: To help you move forward in work and in life. Forward Leadership gives “traction” to leaders like you to help you, your team and your organization to advance in personal development, team performance, organizational productivity and cultural strength.

Alan is certified in Strengthsfinders, Enneagram and DISC. Alan is a Certified Independent Speaker, Coach, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team, serving as both a Maxwell Method DISC Consultant and Youth Certified Facilitator. Alan’s educational pursuits include a degree Business Communication from St Cloud University, a theology degree from North Central University. Alan is a pastor at a church of over 10,000+ people and has started and managed his own design company for over 5+ years.

Alan and his wife Heidi have been married for over 25+ years and have 2 children: his “ray of sunshine” daughter, Anja; and his “mighty warrior” son, Magnus. In addition to enjoying living in beautiful Minneapolis, MN, Alan and his family have lived in multiple cities around the US including Washington DC, Mobile, AL and Phoenix, AZ connecting and building community wherever he goes. Alan has traveled the world (over 24 countries) inspiring, encouraging and leading others with his infectious energy of living life and finding the potential in every person and situation.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: WOO, Positivity, Activator, Communication, Maximizer

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