The Team

Allegra Jordan, MBA, Managing director

Rev. Esther Acolatse, Ph.D., Principal

Theodore Ryan, Ph.D., Principal

Curtis Strong, M.S.,

Becky Sansbury, M. Div.

Allegra Jordan, MBA, PCC

Leadership Coach. Teacher. Management consultant.

For more than 20 years, Allegra has explored and confronted global “unchangeable realities” and “irreversible conditions” with leaders of major corporations, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and major U.S. government divisions.

She has worked on the front lines of business as both a leadership coach and entrepreneur in ventures ranging from the commercialization of sub-orbital space flight to marketing efforts at, where the audience grew from 10,000 people a month to 8 million+ visitors (audited) per month.  Since Gold Gable Advisors was founded, she has worked in 17 countries and on five continents. Her leadership development, strategy, and innovation training contributions have made a positive impact on the market capitalization and led to improved organizational health for numerous teams.

She currently serves as the executive director for the Rick Herrema Foundation. The RHF team is building a national park system near military bases to support stigma-free, fun, quality activities for the active duty U.S. Military members and their families.

Her honors include Top 40 under 40 in Austin, Texas, and Birmingham, Ala., and by Time magazine and USA TODAY as a Rising Star.   She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School with second-year honors and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching program (PCC level credential from the International Coaching Federation). She has also written a best-selling novel about community-building after World War 1, The End of Innocence.

Theodore Ryan, Ph.D.

For more than 30 years, Ted Ryan has served as an organizational consultant and coach, focusing on leadership and management development; organizational effectiveness; executive coaching and development; aligning corporate cultures to strategy, mission, vision and values; and selection process development.

Ted also serves as Consulting Professor of Ethics in Management at the Fuqua School of Business and Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. Ted teaches leadership, management and business ethics.

He holds a Ph.D, Columbia University (counseling & organizational psychology); M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Studies, Princeton University (Ethics) and a B.A. with Honors, Wheaton College.

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