“Without this program, I would not have been able to not only recognize my power, but be able to truly own it and stand in it fully. And because of this I have been able to make some major changes in my life and career, improve my relationships, and live a life that makes me happy, before ALA this would not only have seemed impossible, but terrifying to even think about. If you are looking to grow, transform, and create a life that you currently only dream about then stop wasting your time doing the same things you have been doing without getting results. There is no other program I have found that makes all of these dreams a reality if you show up and do the work.”
Stephanie Coleman, 38, Physician
“ALA was the first time I ever experienced unconditional love which allowed me to feel safe enough to tell my story and face my pain in a way that led to the emotional freedom I was searching for. Thank you to my ALA family. I love you all."
Lucas Mack, 38,
Business Owner, Speaker, and Podcast Host
“ALA offers a ground-breaking, life-changing, experience.Those who give themselves over to this simple process walk out of the journey entirely changed. People become themselves.”
Lauren Taus, 38, Psychotherapist
“ALA is community over competition! It is the fastest sustainable transformation program out there. Before starting my transformation process at ALA, I was struggling with self-doubt and worthiness. The 3-level leadership program was the catalyst for me to get in a committed relationship with myself.
I knew I needed to take myself on in a way I hadn’t ever tried before. Yes, books, podcasts and therapy are all great! However, ALA provides an actual structure for riding a bike vs. steps to riding a bike. It is a space where your true authentic self comes alive and that is when true magic happens.”
Carly Freeman, 32,
Environmental Solvent Specialist
“After going through ALA I left my day job as an ICU Registered Nurse and started a behavioral health treatment center, Sober Life Recovery Solutions downtown San Diego. I was filled with a newfound confidence and really able to grieve many of the internal struggles I was dealing with, some of which I was aware of and many I didn't even know existed. The lyrics from Adele's song "Hello, from the other side" are totally applicable and have a completely new meaning for me today. My life has been catapulted into a new direction I am seriously proud of.”
Bryan Amaro, 30,
RN, CCRN, DNP Student,
and Co-Founder of Sober Life Recovery Solutions
“I can now say as a Level 3 graduate that signing up was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. There were more great takeaways than I could possibly list here, but one of the most powerful was that we should never judge others, because we have no idea what shaped them until we’ve taken the time to really listen and connect with them. Once we do, it’s almost impossible not to see them in an entirely new, much more empathetic light. ALA was--by a wide margin-- the most impactful leadership program I’ve ever taken part in."
Nathan Cryder, 44, Managing Partner of Edelen Ventures, and Co-founder of Breakout
“During level 1 & 2, I was able to uncover and have an awareness of the limiting beliefs that had been locked deep within me. I was able to have massive breakthroughs in many areas of my life and in my awareness of myself and how I was showing up in the world. Level 3 created this unique environment of accountability where I could put into practical application a way of challenging my limiting beliefs while shifting, growing and expanding myself and stepping into what is truly possible for my life.”
Carine Garcia, 50, Fitness Professional
“ALA was the catalyst for freedom in my life. Prior to ALA, I was searching for a purpose – something that I could create that would allow the world to look differently than when I came into it. By going through the trainings I found this purpose – AND for the first time, I had measurable, time-sensitive goals that I was being held accountable to achieving via the coaches and my team. Since going through the training, I have become a staff member, a level 3 coach, and I have built a successful holistic health coaching business from scratch, allowing people to experience some of the freedom that I have found through ALA.”
Olivia Conklin, 20, Private Yoga Instructor and Nutritional Coach
“When I entered the training at Ascension Leadership Academy I was lost, I was unhappy with my career, and I was unfulfilled in my life. Because I had the courage to step through those doors to take a real hard look at my life and work on myself I was able to not only graduate the program, I thrived! I graduated the Mastery of Leadership Program course as well and through these experiences I found an incredibly supportive community, a loving relationship, and left my old career for my true calling and passion in life which is to be a life coach. I now help people get past the roadblocks they put in front of themselves, show them they are not broken, and help them see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is because ALA at its community was able to help me do those same things for me that I am able to now do it for others.”
Derek Chock, 36, Life Coach
“When I showed up to ALA I felt lost and unsure about what I wanted for my life. I knew that there was more but I didn’t know what to do. ALA supported me in coming alive, it was the compass to my life. I gained strength in knowing I was being supported and accepted by a community that wanted to see me succeed. I had my own team of cheerleaders and I borrowed their belief in me until I could see it for myself. I am grateful everyday for the courage I had to enter the program and the awareness it brought to me.
Since graduating I have been back multiple times to support others through their process. Because of all of this I believe this work is so important.
To sum it up I have found healing, love for myself, the gifts I have to offer and most importantly my voice."
Jenifer Noel, 34,
Social Media Creative Director
“Almost two years have passed since my graduation from Level 3 and I continue to support and be supported by ALA. I am currently enrolled in ALA’s Mastery of Leadership Program (MLP) and have recently participated in their powerful new men's program called Warriors Council. Like the ALA Discovery and Breakthrough trainings, these two programs are powerful, of the highest quality and truly transformational. My overall experience of ALA is that their programs are even more relevant at a time when people struggle to work together toward a unified vision for our planet."
Kevin O’Connor, 59, Business Mentor and Life Coach
“Before ALA, I felt like my life was at a standstill. As a new widow, I had lost my passion for life I once had. Going through this program showed me the possibilities of getting back my joy if I was only willing to do the internal, emotional work. I’m happy to say I now have a new lease on life, and my kids have an emotionally whole and present mother. Thank you, ALA, for changing my life and the life of my family!"
Samantha Martinez, 25, Executive Assistant to the COO at Workshops for Warriors A San Diego based non-profit school for Veterans, Active Duty, and transitioning service members.
“What I have learned from ALA has shifted the way I think about my vision for my life. I now realize that I can be anything, empower anyone, and have unreasonable courage to take a stand for anything I see possible as well as standing for our colleagues and customers during challenging times.”
Alice Chen, 39, SAP Systems Analyst
“February 22nd, 2019 I walked into a ballroom at the Sheraton in San Diego not knowing what to expect yet knowing I was guided there by something much more powerful than I could describe. Thanks to this transformational experience, Jenna & Brad following their intuition and Vision, & my desire to live my best life I couldn't fathom living my life in the delusion I was in. Today I am a thriving human being open to receiving all that life has to offer without hesitation or analyzing every thought and action!”