Daniel Montgomery
Daniel MontgomeryFounder/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.

Author of How to Be Present in an Absent World, Leadership Mosaic, and others

Certifications: DiSC®, 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, PXT, CQ, 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.

Lauren Tharp
Lauren TharpCOO
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.

Certifications: DiSC®, 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, PXT, 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.

Lyle Enright
Lyle EnrightLead Copywriter
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.


Certifications: PXT

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 Ph.D. 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 others. 

Nick Wilger
Nick WilgerDigital Strategist
As someone who enjoys exploring the latest no-code digital solutions in his free time, Nick is a firm believer that clear processes with a simple vision increase innovation and scalability. From failing his first SAAS startup at 20 to becoming a full-time freelancer in 2019, he has taken his ambition and drive to Leadership Reality.


Nick has a passion for helping businesses succeed in today’s digital ecosystem. He has a BA in Business Administration and Theological Studies from Southern Seminary. Nick learns by tinkering so he is always discovering cool tech in areas of AI, Software Development, Virtual Reality, Digital Marketing, etc.

Nick’s character and his arsenal of 30+ software solutions make him a valuable asset to our organization.

Kenny Silva
Kenny SilvaSenior 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 technology, leadership, small business management, marketing and real estate
Melinda Speece
Melinda SpeeceCopywriter
Melinda Speece supports Leadership Reality with editing, writing, and mining gold from client’s stories, notes, and assessments. Melinda has a B.A in English and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She and her husband, Lincoln, live outside Montgomery, AL with their four children: Halina, Jameson, Hudson, and Haiden.