Our Leadership Team

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Daniel Montgomery

CEO

High profile leaders are often set up to experience high-impact burnout or flatline in their growth, unwilling or unable to scale the wall ahead of them.

Daniel understands that if core challenges and past stories are not addressed in leaders, no real progress can happen.

With a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, certification as a Leadership Challenge Coach and Facilitator, certification as a Flippen coach, and 17 years as the founding and lead pastor of Sojourn Community Church, Daniel is uniquely qualified to address the real life challenges facing high profile leaders.

Acts 29, board member
Sojourn Network, founder, network of over 45 churches
International speaker on Leadership and Ministry
He won the ECPA award “Ministry Book of the Year” for his book, Leadership Mosaic.
Co-Author of Proof and Faithmapping
Leadership Challenge Facilitator
Certified Flippen Coach

Daniel and his wife Mandy have been married since 1998 and they have four children Elijah, Stella, Levi and Georgia.


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Lauren Tharp

COO

How can leaders be effective and creative, while also inspiring others with a bold vision so that they take action?

This is the driving question behind Lauren’s work, both in the advertising industry and in leadership development. In her almost 15 years in the marketing and advertising world and a BA from Furman University, Lauren has worked with several companies varying in size and industry, including managing the marketing and communications of over 250 Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants in the eastern United States. From building sales platforms and marketing messaging to managing and developing teams, Lauren has forged clear paths forward for herself and teams and sought out catalysts for true development.

Leadership Challenge Facilitator
Certified Flippen Coach

Lauren and her daughter Henley (2014) live in Louisville, KY with their two dogs. She’s an avid reader, indoor cyclist, painter and lover of the beach.

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Colin Ake

Facilitator

Colin Ake is a serial entrepreneur and commercialization expert.

He has led work on commercialization programs across the southeast and trained dozens of instructors how to teach evidence-based entrepreneurship. Colin regularly serves as an instructor for the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and is a Regional Lead Instructor for the I-Corps South Node located at Georgia Tech.

As a Principal at Georgia Tech's VentureLab, Colin works directly with research projects investigating the commercial potential of their intellectual property. He teaches Hacking For Defense at Georgia Tech, which applies lean startup methods to real-world problems sourced across the Department of Defense, and he previously taught a sustainability entrepreneurship course at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. Colin helped design and launch an innovation program for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Colin spent four years in the Mojave desert building a reusable rocket launch and planetary landing testbed company, and he previously worked at a software startup as they grew from 3-75 employees. Colin received a bachelor's degree in management and a master's degree in business administration from Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. He is currently serving a four-year term as a City Council member in his hometown, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


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Eboni Webb, PsyD

Facilitator

Eboni Webb is the founder of the Village of Kairos—a practice offering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for trauma-based and co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Webb formerly advised the Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA) and currently serves as a community at large member on the Mid Tennessee Mental Health Board.

An accomplished practitioner and expert in her field, Dr. Webb regularly trains other psychologists worldwide.

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Ryan West

Facilitator

As the Founder and CEO of Paro Development, a partner with Leadership Reality, Ryan focuses on helping businesses and non-profits asses their communities and employ sustainable engagement strategies that lead to lasting social impact. Ryan served on the national leadership team of Send Relief, the mercy ministry and community development division of the North American Mission Board.


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Kenny Silva

Senior Writer

A PhD candidate at Trinity International University and the Interim Senior Pastor at the Village Church of Lincolnshire in Lake Forest, IL, Kenny’s writing has appeared in Business Insider, Forbes, and Collegiate magazine, covering a diverse range of topics, including theology, leadership, small business management, marketing, and real estate.

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Lyle Enright

Copywriter and Researcher

Lyle is a firm believer that good storytelling and design thinking are two sides of the same coin. 5+ years as a writing professor and coach have taught him that half-baked ideas can turn into real initiatives with the right warrants and contexts to communicate them effectively. Lyle comes to the table with a keen interest in how leaders can transform philosophical insights into daily material practices and goals. His top priority is helping clients communicate clear plans of action embedded in inspiring narratives.

Loyola University Chicago, lecturer
TL;DR Press, Contributing Editor

Lyle is also a widely published and award-winning scholar of religion and literature, holding a PhD from Loyola University Chicago. He spends his downtime cooking for his wife, reading obscure books, and writing ghost stories. You can read more of him in CAPC, The Cresset, Fathom Magazine, and  Ruminate among many others.