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, ACC

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 USATODAY.com, 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 on the executive committee for the Rick Herrema Foundation board. 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 (ACC 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.

Esther Acolatse, MTS, Ph.D.

Duke law and theology professor Esther Acolatse is an expert in integrated law, psychology, theology, and pastoral care.   Her research focuses on integrating psychology and spirituality for human and institutional renewal and flourishing, issues of gender and familial and other social social systems in faith and secular contexts, as well as health and end-of-life care.  Recently, she co-led a team of Duke Law students to Ghana to help organize support for a pending vote on inheritance law reforms, an “unchangeable reality” that may be able to be changed to better the lives of non-married partners, women, and children in this West African society.  Esther holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.T.S. from Harvard and B.A. (Hons) from the University of Ghana. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Becky Sansbury, M.Div.

Over the past 30 years Becky Sansbury has served as a chaplain on interdisciplinary teams in hospitals, a multi-county hospice, and a career crisis intervention program. Inspired by people’s resilience in tough times, Becky combined her training, experience, and study of Post-traumatic Growth to develop the After the Shock™ Resilience Model. As a member of the National Speakers Association, she now addresses leaders on resilience and crisis recovery. Becky was privileged to present the opening keynote for the 2013 Fisher House National Managers Conference. Her first book, After the Shock: Getting You Back On the Road To Resilience When Crisis Hits You Head On, was released in 2015.