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April’s content was different than most anything I had worked with in the past. Her material is a lot personally and spiritually deeper than most coaching content.”Kurt Reisig, CEO, APM Mortgage“One Light Ahead® has done an amazing job of providing an excellent set of tools and a mastery of their use to provide training that is just not available anywhere else. I’ve personally witnessed the success of this program many times over.”Steve Repp, Business Owner, Brookings OR“April is patient, kind, and extremely insightful. She draws from years of experience in the world of business, coaching (and being coached ) and life. Those who have the opportunity to be coached by April or read her books will certainly be blessed and the better for it.”Traci Harris, Harris Group Property Management & Leasing

Meet Your Coach

April Ballestero

One Light Ahead®

I see you—such a simple phrase.

Yet, being seen, and being heard, and being known are three of the most powerful and transformative experiences we can encounter as human beings.

Some of my earliest memories are shadowed by a sense of invisibility. To be honest, my wounds were deep. Over time, healing found its way into my heart, and I discovered I am most seen when I am seeing others.

Life often presents this opportunity: Our greatest mission rises from the ashes of our greatest heartaches.

Since 2003, I’ve coached executives, leaders, and high-achieving professionals through their own journeys of life and business.

Some want to grow their network.

Some want to increase sales and production.

Others want to discover their vision and learn how to align it with everything they do.

While all of these priorities are tangible and measurable, when we work together, we will never just start (or stop) with what is visible. Instead, we’ll start by working through your layers. My clients have used what they learned to:

Double their revenue.

Grow strong, healthy, connected teams.

Experience greater depth and satisfaction in their personal relationships.

Increase productivity, value, and opportunity.

None of this happened because I followed a formula. Our work together was comprised of more than mantras and personal reflection. What I offered was more than mindfulness and self-awareness. Instead, my clients peered into their own inner lives and discovered how to unlock the lightbulb moments they so desperately need. And it can happen for you, too.

When you learn to peel back your layers and make room for the growth you need, the contagious transformation of Living Unlayered will spread into every facet of your life and your work.

You, dear friend, are my genuine purpose. I’m here, and I’m ready. Are you ready to start?

Instead, we’ll start by peeling back the layers…

(And if you’d like to grab a peek at how it all works, start here.)

My clients have used this work to double their revenue.

They’ve used it to grow strong, healthy, connected teams.

They’ve used it to increase productivity, value, and opportunity.

But none of this happened because they followed a formula.

Instead, it happened because they peered into their own inner lives and discovered how to unlock the lightbulb moments they so desperately need.

This can happen for you, too. But before we begin, here’s one thing you should know. . .

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Our work together is more than mantras and reflections.

And it’s more than mindfulness and self-awareness.

It’s a contagious transformation that will spread into every facet of your life and your work, but only when you discover how to peel back your layers and make space for the growth you need.

You, dear friend, are my genuine purpose. So I’m here, ready to start when you are.

Let’s Spark Your Transformation

Why should you partner with One Light Ahead®?

You’ll never be coached with a one-size-fits-all approach.

“April is an attentive, committed coach who doesn’t thrust a “formula” at one, but rather listens and observes in a comprehensive way in order to tailor her approach to the individual’s needs among her diverse coaching clientele. I know I am heard, assessed, motivated, and pushed in precise ways that work for me and get me moving to achieve the goals that I have articulated.”

– Marie Unini

You’ll experience comprehensive, holistic transformation.

“Because April’s style of coaching is comprehensive, I experienced growth in all areas of my life; business, family, spiritual, financial, and recreational. . . Coaching with April took me from an insecure, fearful gal hoping to make a go of a real estate career to a successful business owner of not just one, but two businesses. I have no doubt that without the priceless advice, plans and strategies April has shared with me over the years, I’d likely have given up on my hopes and dreams of becoming a business owner  years ago.”

– Traci Harris, Harris Group Property Management & Leasing

You’ll leverage your own self-growth for team growth.

“I saw the potential to expand my business and develop myself personally and professionally which I gained in owning the roles I want, seeing how my actions impact my world and knowing I have all the tools I need to grow myself and my team.

– Stephen DeSena Jr., Realtor and Business Owner, Grass Valley CA

You’ll replace unproductive habits that work against you with habits that work for you.

“Through my coaching sessions, I was able to learn how to take corrective action that replaced my unproductive habits with efficient ones. I have seen a major shift in my focus away from a life that I found to be very stressful. As I accepted my past and the experiences I lived through. I am now experiencing a life that is more fulfilling and complete.

– Lenny Sansome, Business Owner, Sacramento, CA

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