Dave Mead – Executive Coach
Dave is a certified StrengthsFinder® Coach and has worked with several organizations on individual, team, and leadership development using StrengthsFinder® assessment and strength-based development tools. He also helps his clients develop a strength-based culture.
Having more than 30 years of organizational experience, Dave has held many leadership positions. He’s known for getting the job done while helping hundreds of employees find their fit and reaching their potential.
Dave has served as a Vice President within an International non-profit and had multiple levels of Army leadership including Brigade Commander. He is a leader in Toastmasters International and Chairman of the Board for Caribbean Missions Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy and a Masters of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Maximizer, Futuristic, Connectedness, Positivity, Strategic
Aaron O’Neill- Executive Coach
As a certified StrengthsFinder® Coach, Aaron is eager to help clients over all industries discover their true design and realize their potential. Aaron’s passion for the StrengthsFinder coaching process is a result of his own transformation, as well as the evidence of transformation in other fellow recipients. He desires to bring this transformation to his clients by helping them gain an appreciation and awareness of themselves and of others.
Having lived in several countries and speaking three languages fluently, he is a true asset to the team’s international partnership. He has 7 years’ experience in the non-profit sector at multiple levels of leadership, and worked as an English teacher in the French school system. Throughout his career, Aaron has cultivated vital skills to help individuals and teams flourish.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts and Humanities in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of Stirling, Scotland. He is an ardent soccer player and cyclist with a keen interest in History. He loves to create music and spend quality time with his wife, family and friends.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Harmony, Context, Empathy, Developer, Consistency
Ryan Crittenden – Executive Coach
Ryan is a certified StrengthsFinder® Coach and a certified John Maxwell Coach. Ryan has experience in leadership within the US Army, ministry, and in business, which makes him a natural leader. He loves to help people find, understand, and work within their sweet spots.
Ryan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Finance and Master’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – both from Liberty University. He is currently pursing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University.
His desire to explore and travel has brought him to over ten countries and 41 states, so far. When he’s not exploring, he can be found at the best hangout spots to meet new friends, and invest in current ones, or he can be found reading up on the latest leadership and self-development resources.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Futuristic, Maximizer, Responsibility, Strategic, Belief
Steve McCary – Executive Coach
Steve is a certified StrengthsFinder® Coach joining WeAlign in 2017. With a passion of guiding individuals through personal challenges, Steve looks forward to help clients discover their true design and accomplish their best organizational fit.
Having more than 40 years of military, business and organizational experience, Steve has served in many leadership positions. As a business manager, Operations Director and Company President, Steve is known as a problem solver with an emphasis on team development and corporate strategy. He is a Vietnam veteran, receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious service. For the past 27 years he has served as an associate pastor of a large Protestant church, leading in a variety of roles. He has provided coaching and guidance in the arena of finance and personal crisis to hundreds.
Steve enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with family. He is married to Gwen Owens McCary and together they have 5 adult children, 4 grandchildren and reside in Chattanooga, TN.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Belief, Relator, Communication, Responsibility, Maximizer
Scott Frickenstein, PhD. – Executive Coach
Scott joined WeAlign in 2017 as a certified StrengthsFinder® Coach. He has used the StrengthsFinder® assessment and other strengths-based tools in developing leaders from numerous corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. He is passionate about helping leaders grow in their capacity to lead well and bring their amazing design to their leadership contexts.
Scott served as an Air Force officer for over 25 years and was privileged to hold multiple key senior leadership, higher education, and analytical roles. Members of units he commanded laud him as a leader who comprehensively develops and deeply cares for his people. Scott has a doctorate in operations research, master’s degrees in several disciplines, and a bachelor’s in applied mathematics. He is a distinguished graduate from the National War College, Naval Postgraduate School, Air Command and Staff College, and the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a certificate in non-profit management.
Scott enjoys running, cycling, hiking, skiing, and personal fitness. He is married to Kristi Leigh Frickenstein, has two adult sons, and resides in Colorado Springs, CO.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Learner, Discipline, Focus, Achiever, Input
Angela Giles Klocke – Executive Coach
Angela has spent the last 20 years advocating and speaking for women with painful pasts of abuse and violence. She spent 2.5 years as the client advocacy director at a pregnancy center, where she worked with young women and men to help develop them into the best parents they can be and to pursue their educational and career goals.
As someone who did not grow up with support or encouragement, she is passionate about helping others know their strengths and worth. She does this through whichever means of communication works best — orally, written, or through photographic art. She is a freelance writer and motivational/informational speaker (see her TEDx Colorado Springs talk). Angela is very active in Toastmasters, and enjoys photographing people and places for fun and for business.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Developer, Positivity, Individualization, Empathy, Harmony
Vivian Cobb – Executive Coach
Vivian brings her strong relational skills and entrepreneurial spirit to her StrengthsFinders Coaching!
For over 30 years, Vivian has owned and managed several small businesses, starting with a video production company in Dallas, TX. For the past 15 years, she has enjoyed a successful career in real estate as the broker/owner of Vivian Cobb Realty, Inc. She brings a background in sales, marketing, public and media relations, and project management to her real estate business. Vivian has developed the ability to stay calm and optimistic as she maneuvers in the highly emotional arena of buying and selling a home. She is known for her caring customer service and will bring all of this to her coaching career as well. Her years of international travel make her cognizant of many different cultures and the needs of our diverse population. Becoming an executive coach with WeAlign is a natural addition to her facilitator journey.
Vivian has resided in Colorado Springs for 25 years and is very active in Toastmasters, where she pursues her passion for public speaking. She loves to dance when she has time, but especially loves to spend time with friends and her grown children anytime they are in town.
StrengthsFinder Top Talent Themes: Empathy, Adaptability, Responsibility, Competition, Activator