Alan Pastian

Alan Pastian, Associate Coach

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

Eric Cardwell

Eric Cardwell, Associate Coach

Eric was a previous Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, military trainer and manager of two different large defense contractor companies. He is a fitness coach and was a physical training leader in the Air Force. He has excellent people skills and loves life! He is super fun, but also practical! He loves coaching and helping people.

Eric has a Master’s degree in management from Syracuse, he also has a bachelor’s degree in IT. He also has multiple project management certifications, along with various other certifications in team leading.

Eric loves CrossFit, working out, running, really anything challenging or outdoors. He also loves big cities and new experiences. He enjoys travel and seeing the world.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Positivity, Achiever, Woo, Communication, Harmony

Craig W. Roegner

Craig W. Roegner, Associate Coach

Craig joined the WeAlign Tribe in May 2021. Craig is the co-founder of Paraíso Coaching, LLC., a professional leadership and life affirming coaching firm, focused on partnering with executives, teams, and individuals to assist them in navigating the sometimes-challenging waters of the work-family-life balance. Craig is passionate about connecting with his clients and aiding them in their prosperous discovery. He faithfully serves his clients by using a genuine holistic style of coaching, which combines the CliftonStrengths 34® assessment and proven resiliency techniques, to combat what he calls “Overwhelmed Over-Doers Syndrome.” Overwhelmed Over-Doers Syndrome is an equal opportunity life destroyer. It leads to burnout and convinces us to settle for “good” when our BEST life is beckoning us to join in with prosperous purpose.

Craig is a decorated retired U.S. Navy Officer and award-winning civil servant with more than 30 years of first-responder, executive leadership, emergency management, public affairs, and boots-on-ground experience. Craig possesses a master’s degree in public administration and is a graduate from the Naval War College. As a certified master public information officer and employee wellness advocate, he is comfortable with tactfully making complex concepts easy to understand during one-on-one coaching discussions or during presentations to diverse groups of people in the midst of crisis.

Craig is married to Denise, a Brazilian-American and they have one adopted son. When they are not serving others, they are living the “Salt Life” — strolling on the white sand beaches next to the turquoise waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Can’t find them in Florida? Then this active couple can be found in the metropolis of São Paulo enjoying scrumptious cuisine or embracing the natural beauty and splendor of Brazil’s Costa Verde in Paraty, Brazil.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Arranger, Achiever, Context, Relator, Positivity

Rose Skore

Rose Skore, Associate Coach

Rose is a WeAlign Associate Coach and in the process of becoming certified with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She received her Bachelor’s of Communication from LaSalle University.

Rose is passionate about guiding others to discover what their strengths are, along with how best to use those strengths to live a rewarding and joy-filled life.

She’ll help you find possibilities, connect your strengths with your goals, and motivate you to make things happen. Business owners will maximize their individual and team strengths.

Rose previously worked as an administrative assistant and office manager. She now runs her own Virtual Assistant business, helping Solopreneurs and small businesses to scale by creating and streamlining processes and workflows.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Harmony, Deliberative, Consistency, Learner, Focus

Greg Gaines

Greg Gaines, Associate Coach

Greg Gaines strongly believes that corporate leaders can drive significant change in organizational culture, resulting in healthy environments that not only value inclusion where all employees feel respected, valued and contribute to a company’s success, but where people are empowered to maximize their individual and team strengths.

Greg is a business and leadership coach with more than 25 years of organizational leadership. He has spent the bulk of his career in the technology industry, from HR & OD to VP of Global Sales & Marketing, to Chief Marketing & Sales Officer. He founded and continues to lead GKG Marketing, advising and coaching business owners, executives, and marketing leaders to design and implement programs that improve customer engagement, better align the performance of marketing and sales teams, develop a culture of inclusion, and grow their business in a sustainable way. Focused on helping clients make their unconscious biases conscious, with the specific goal of turning awareness into action.

Greg considers himself fortunate to have been mentored and trained as a young professional. As a result of those positive, career-shaping experiences, mentoring and coaching became his way of sharing and giving back.

Greg is an ICF certified coach and a SCORE certified small business mentor. He has a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

He and his wife Nancy recently moved to the greater Phoenix, AZ area. They both enjoy playing golf, exploring National Parks, and traveling.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Belief, Individualization, Responsibility, Arranger, Learner, Ideation, Achiever

Jasmine Crandall

Jasmine Crandall

Jasmine Crandall, Associate Coach

Jasmine is a WeAlign Strengths coach and in the process of becoming certified with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has used the CliftonStrengths assessment to help individuals and teams identify their unique strengths, unleash their potential and achieve their goals both professionally and personally.

Jasmine has more than 10 years of leadership and organizational development experience in a wide range of sectors, including corporate banking, entrepreneurial start-ups and non-profit ministry. She is known for encouraging and caring style, and believes that organizational health is the single greatest determining factor in organizational success. Jasmine attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where she earned a Masters of Science in Management Professional Accounting.

Jasmine lives on a small farmstead in SE Wisconsin with her husband, dogs and a growing flock of chickens. She enjoys a good cup of coffee on the porch, is an avid reader, and a wannabe flower farmer.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Learner, Responsibility, Strategic, Individualization, Deliberative

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson, Associate Coach

Mark is an Associate Coach with WeAlign. He was a pastor for eight years and serves as a chaplain and missionary with Prisoners For Christ Outreach Ministries. He is on the leadership team with Celebrate Recovery and has been mentoring men for decades.

Mark received his BA in Journalism-Communications from Washington State University, MDiv with a pastoral emphasis from Western Seminary, Clinical Pastoral Education certification, and is Colson Fellows Program graduate.

Mark is an avid baseball fan and a season ticket holder with the Tacoma Rainiers. He and his wife Katharine live in Seattle Washington where they raised their three sons.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Belief, Relator, Harmony, Individualization, Responsibility

Wendy Jo Faulhaber

Wendy Jo Faulhaber

Wendy Jo Faulhaber, Associate Coach

Wendy Jo is a Value and Strength based coach. She will “Motivate, Educate and Inspirate” you into becoming the best version of who you’ve been uniquely designed to be by God. Her passion is working with individuals, adolescents and young adults, walking alongside them as they lean into who they are today, discovering what they want out of tomorrow while empowering and encouraging them along the way by leaning into their strengths and by knowing their values.

Wendy Jo is a Christian Certified Life Coach who coaches believers and non-believers. She became passionate about coaching after 13 years as a Youth Ministries Director and working with the Department of Human Services as a Case Manager for youth and families.

Wendy Jo enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 children exploring the great outdoors in Colorado, volunteering with some of her favorite non-profits and drinking Iced London Fogs catching up with friends.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Belief, Futuristic, Relator, Activator, Communication

Danielle Kwok

Danielle Kwok

Danielle Kwok, Associate Coach

Danielle is a WeAlign Associate Coach and in the process of becoming certified with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Through coaching and StrengthsFinders, she wants to help teams see the importance of everyone being at the table, leaving little room for negativity or judgement. She desires to inspire people to see bigger possibilities and motivate them to actually make them happen. While encouraging people in the strengths, she challenges them to believe in their own potential to continue to grow and become who they were created to be.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and spent 12 years a graphic designer and marketer. The last 6 years working for a Christian non-profit, His Voice Global, also helping to develop leaders for their team and traveling overseas to assist their indigenous partnerships. After seeing the need for leadership development and coaching among clients and friends, she decided in 2018 to pursue professional coaching.

Danielle is a lover of food, traveling, entertainment, and books. She lives in Houston, Texas and loves attending high school sports with her husband, Johnny, who is a teacher and coach. They spend their summers traveling to new places and old favorites, such as Lake Tahoe and New York.

CliftonStrengths Top Talent Themes: Woo, Maximizer, Strategic, Includer, Positivity

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