Our Clients

MacDonald-MillerFacility Solutions
First Forward is currently working on designing and implementing a corporate employee learning and development program for MacDonald-Miller Facility Solution. Learn More
Mechanical Contractors Association
Mechanical Contractors AssociationKansas City
First Forward is excited to be involved in a series of ground breaking projects for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City. Learn More
Mechanical Contractors Association
Mechanical Contractors AssociationWestern Washington
As a consultant for the MCAWW, First Forward is currently involved in the development and delivery of a cutting edge leadership series. Learn More
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Partnering for Success

The Alliance for Leadership Acceleration is a collaborative network of executive coaches, organizational consultants, and HR professionals who are passionate about growing and developing great leaders at small and mid-size organizations across North America. These professionals have added LEAP to their service offerings to deepen their engagement with executive clients, and foster and grow the next generation of exceptional business leaders in their communities.

To build a better world, one conversation at a time. Fierce is a global leadership development and training company that changes the way people communicate with each other. We partner with our clients to transform organizational cultures by building conversational skills that spark curiosity, ignite innovation, invite cross-boundary collaboration, and drive results.

Let First Forward be the catalyst in helping your company leverage employee development to achieve and maintain your competitive advantage.

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Some Words From Our Clients

The Fierce Conversations workshop was extremely inspiring and helpful. I really enjoyed Leah’s approach. She used her real word experiences as examples throughout the class, and created a safe environment for sharing our own challenges. Working with Leah has not only helped create healthy communication in my professional relationships, it’s helping at home too!
Nicole Martin, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
I’ve had the unique opportunity to work directly with Leah on two fronts. As a member of the MCA Western Washington Board of Education and as a Consultant to our firm. In my experience I have found Leah to possess a broad business background with the gift to creatively bridge theory into real world adventures for the students to assimilate in a dynamic learning environment. Simply stated, Leah is exceptional!
Maria V. Boyer, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Leah Gutmann has been a significant part of MCA of Western Washington (MCAWW) education initiatives as an instructor, consultant and board member since 2008. She has managed several of our new training programs, including program management, curriculum design, coordination, and delivery.
Ed Kommers, MCAWW Executive Director
“Leah Gutmann delivered an outstanding Instructor Training & Development (ITD) class for the MCAWW on April 27, 2016 titled: “Creative Application of Brain Science to Increase Retention in The Classroom”.

What made this class outstanding for me was that I have several take-aways that I will be incorporating into future classes I am instructing, to improve my delivery, and ultimately, student retention.

Perfectly relevant & actionable information”.

Rich Happel, LEED AP, University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.