Step Up Coaching works differently. Not all coaching is Equal. You Deserve the Best

Workshops that Inspire Action

Step Up Workshops are uniquely different. Not all professional development is Equal. You Deserve the Best

Workshops that focus on developing the critical skills leaders need to engage

retain talented people

A major shift is underway right now, fundamentally altering when, where, and how work occurs.

Effective hybrid leaders are required to build cohesion among colleagues working together from different locations, fending off burnout, being intentional about inclusion, and strengthening shared culture.

Our approach to equipping those leading in a hybrid workplace puts people first and focuses on building self-awareness, emotional intelligence, conversational listening skills, and psychological safety.

We focus on developing leadership and management skills to create strong work alliances, powerful team networks, and intentional cultures where individuals and teams can thrive — regardless of where the work happens.

Wade Wilson

Vice President of Business Solutions

I was under the tutelage of Professor Greg Allen to learn leadership techniques and get a grounding knowledge of how to motivate, manage, and understand those that I lead. Greg’s classes were the best that I have experienced. He combines instructional and academics with actual applicable real-world experiences. These are learned within a group setting and what is interesting is the fact that you get the same kind of people in your business life as you do in the course group learning.

I was able to apply the lessons that I learned within Professor Allen’s courses to include situational leadership, using different management styles for different people, and the ability to view challenges within the workplace (especially around employee engagement). This helped me to build a non-emotional strategy that allowed me to understand their motivations and get them back engaging at work with better morale and focus.

Greg’s teaching style allows you to understand things in real-life situations that come up and how to work through them. You can immediately apply what you learn to your current work and even life situations. I would highly encourage you to bring your leaders within your organization to his classes and you will see immediate results as I have in my career.

Brands our Clients have already helped

Coaching for Next Level Leaders

Coaching works. Whether for yourself or for those you lead, our leadership coaching services can help your executives become more effective leaders, with ripple effects throughout the organization.

Leaders in all industries—from government to healthcare to business face similar challenges. We work with executives, business owners, and emerging leaders across all industries to remove roadblocks in order to drive behavioral changes that matter to your organization. We work with you and your leaders to develop emotional intelligence, self-regulation, confidence, adaptability, motivation, empathy, and the ability to strengthen relationships and serve others.

Contact us today to learn more about our executive coaching services or to discuss the specifics of a leadership development plan with a certified coach.

hybrid learning

Colette Young

Vice President of Branch Management
OnPoint Community Credit Union

Dr. Allen is my trusted go-to leadership coach and was my university professor. His genuine and open-minded approach in the classroom made me feel like I was not only getting sound advice and leadership but also personalized coaching.

I know that many of the other students in our cohort felt the same way. Anyone that has the opportunity to work with Greg knows that they are his priority.

I look forward to working with Greg in the future to further my professional development.



Our founder, Dr. Greg Allen started out as a middle school teacher and went on to develop a network operations training center for a large broadband provider in the late 1990s – which is a long way from being a leadership expert.

His learning journey didn’t end when the broadband bubble burst, Greg went back to university to earn his MBA and Ph.D. in management. After 20 years of teaching adult students at George Fox University, he retired as an Emeritus Professor of Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Allen and our faculty believe in the profound change that our coaching and workshops create. We don’t believe being a great leader or manager has anything to do with being “born with it.” Like any skill, leadership and management can be learned.

Greg is a great instructor! He knows the material very well and makes the class valuable for everyone, which is no small task for classes given the diverse background of the students.

Greg was very approachable from the start and created an environment where everyone was encouraged to share their experience and knowledge. His instruction and assistance didn’t end after the class was over. He was always available via email, and on several occasions advised me regarding the additional courses I needed to take to achieve my goals.

I hope to engage with Greg again and recommend him as an instructor to anyone who has the opportunity.