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Chapter Leadership

The ICF AR-OK Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to serving our chapter in a variety of roles. Feel free to reach out to any member of our leadership team with questions or feedback about their area of oversight. 

Each office is a two-year commitment with overlapping terms to ensure continuity of leadership and chapter initiatives. 


President - Brady Ross

Brady Ross, ACC is the founder of Clear Path Leadership, a professional and personal development company based in Oklahoma City, OK. Clear Path Leadership exists to help emerging leaders and growing teams eliminate every obstacle as they work to achieve their full potential and provide significant contributions to their organization, industry, and community. 

Brady is the author of “Seven Steps to Dominate Your Day and Crush Your Goals” and “Motivation for Regular People: Reframing Your Drive to Pursue Your Goals and Achieve Your Potential.” He also hosts the “Motivation for Regular People” podcast. 

In addition to coaching his own clients, Brady also supports, trains, and mentors future coaches through Coach Approach Ministries. He lives in Edmond, OK with his wife and two young children. You can learn more about Brady by visiting his website at bradyross.com.


PRESIDENT ELECT - CRYSTAL WAGNER

As a transition coach, Crystal specializes in helping homeschool moms navigate the exciting yet sometimes overwhelming transition period as their youngest child approaches graduation. After years of pouring their hearts into homeschooling, many moms wonder, "What's next for me?"

Using strengths-based and neurodivergent-informed life coaching, Crystal supports moms in not only rediscovering their passions and dreams but also in managing the emotions that come with this transition and learning to navigate the dynamics of parenting a young adult. She will help you explore your God-given callings and equip you with the tools to thrive in the next chapter of your life and parenting journey.

Crystal is a Certified Professional Life and Leadership Coach (CPLC) through Professional Christian Coaching Institute, a Strengths Champion Certified Coach®, and is working towards her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation. She also has a Master of Accountancy.

You can connect with Crystal at https://crystalwagner.net/.

SECRETARY TREASURER - JULENE LITKE

Julene Litke, ACC is the founder of Next Level Leaders, LLC and has been coaching and consulting in the church and business leadership spaces since 2016. She is accredited through the International Coaching Federation (ACC), has a BA in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team member, a certified master coach through ICF-affiliated Center for Coaching Certification, an AccuMatch Behavioral Intelligence certified coach, and is a featured speaker at Christian Women Speakers.

With 40 years of leadership experience across multiple sectors, Julene brings valuable insight and intuitiveness to business and church leaders who are caught in an endless cycle of putting out fires and shouldering the heavy load of responsibilities, leaving them with limited time for uninterrupted focus and proactive planning. Through one-on-one coaching, consulting, and strategic planning, Julene comes alongside leaders in a thought-provoking, constructive process that reduces burnout, increases awareness and clarity, and maximizes personal and professional potential, inspiring leaders to develop others.

Julene and her husband live in Oklahoma City, OK and have two children and three grandchildren. With a heart for adventure, Julene is especially fond of cliff jumping.

You may connect with Julene at: https://linktr.ee/julene.litke


Director of COMMUNICATIONS & Programs - Kirsten Andersen

Kirsten is a leadership development professional and coach who has firsthand experience in a variety of management and senior leadership roles and has a knack for integrating people with strategy, infrastructure, framework, and leadership behaviors.  

Kirsten finds joy in leadership coaching and mentoring in the areas of engagement, retention, development, effectiveness, and team dynamics with a warm ability to genuinely connect across all generations and workforce roles. 

With over 20 years in the learning and development space spanning across healthcare, retirement, banking, and auto industries, she provides a safe space to process and strategize while asking powerful and thought-provoking questions along the way. 

Kirsten earned her Bachelor of Science degree from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri and lives in West Plains, Missouri.  She holds several leadership development trainer certifications and is finishing the ACC Coaching Designation Credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  

Reach out to Kirsten here.



Director of MEMBERSHIP - Brice Long

Brice Long is a WeAlign Certified Coach, a Strengths Champion Certified Coach, and is currently working towards his ACC certification through the ICF, as well as his Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC) certification through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI). While he has spent many years informally coaching friends, colleagues, and clients over the years; he is dedicated to mastering his craft to the highest levels to best serve his clients.

Brice’s mission is to step into the chaos with leaders to help them navigate through complex, messy, and difficult situations. He has a passion to help build strengths-based, performance-driven cultures where leadership and employees can grow, develop, and thrive individually and as a collective organization. He believes every individual and company is unique, and approaches each engagement with an open mindset and honest dialogue.

Along with being a strengths and leadership coach, Brice is an entrepreneur and a strategic consultant. Over the last 26+ years, Brice has helped numerous clients improve business processes, execute marketing initiatives, and create technology solutions to help them solve complex problems, improve operations, and grow their businesses.



DIRECTor of partnerships - Jesus A. Sampedro

He is the founder/president of Global Leadership Consulting, a leadership training, coaching, coach-certifying, and consulting firm (Since 2005). He has catalyzed leadership development in 30+ countries. He has been a certified Leadership Coach-Trainer since 2003 with Lifeforming Leadership Coaching.

Jesus has authored and co-authored various leadership books, including Becoming a Leader (2021), Exceptional LEADER Transformational COACH (2020), and Inspiracion para Liderar (2019), among others.

He has served in various nonprofit roles and boards, including global marketplace organizations and executive chambers.

Jesus’s teaching journey in business schools started in 2003 and has included Regent University, IESA Business School, and Universidad de Carabobo. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Business Leadership and Program Director for the Master of Arts (MA) in Leadership at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City (MACU).

Jesus holds a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership (DSL) and an MBA from Regent University (USA). He is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA).

He is married to Gaby, an award-winning Christian singer. They have two girls and currently live in Edmond, OK.

You can connect with Jesus A. Sampedro at https://linktr.ee/DrJesusSampedro



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