Facilitators, Coaches & Trainers

Master Virtual Facilitation in Your Learning & Networking Community


Do you want to...

  • Learn and practice new online meeting platforms, tools, and engagement activities?
  • Network and collaborate with like-minded, yet diverse, professionals?
  • Ask questions and get feedback about your facilitation and business challenges?

Forward is a one-stop community for professionals who want to learn and network about helping leaders/teams.


Here is how Forward works...

Join our global community of skilled facilitators & coaches

Monthly memberships only $29 and annual memberships are $290 (get 2-months free!)

Learn and connect through a variety of online events

Participate in various live events, explore the video library and watch recordings, or engage in our Forum discussions

Build your virtual facilitation skills, network, and business!

Do the work you love more effectively and make new connections that lead to business opportunities

Our "facilitation" world is evolving at warp speed. 

The learning curve is steep.

It feels overwhelming with so many technologies, options, and approaches. This challenge is especially true if you are a solopreneur.

What if I told you -

  • You don't have to struggle
  • You can shorten your learning curve
  • You can connect with like-minded professionals from around the world

That's why I developed Forward to allow you to learn, share, and connect with other experts in the field to boost your business as a consultant, facilitator, and/or coach.

I'm Leigh Ann Rodgers, M.Ed., CPF, CVF, and the founder of Forward. I built a thriving online networking resource that allows us to share our passions, learn, and network with coaches, trainers, and facilitators around the world.

During more than 20 years as a team-building specialist, trainer, and leadership coach for Mars, Inc., National Geographic, Safe-Guard, AARP, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Custom Ink, I hustled and spent countless hours finding the right resources to support leaders and teams.

Over the last year, I've become a raving fan of the benefits of online facilitation and excited by the ever increasing tools and knowledge that are available to us as practitioners.  Each week I learn something new and I want to pass that along to you! 

Let's charge FORWARD and figure this out together!

Join us live online each month (or watch the recordings)

Here are the types of live events offered (2-3 per month):


Take a Sneak Peek Inside of Forward

Curious? Join Leigh Ann Rodgers on a video tour...


Join Forward Today!

"Forward is my go-to place for ideas, resources, creativity, and wisdom about leaders and teams."

Barb Pedersen, C.P.F.
Barbara Pedersen Facilitation Services Inc.

"I found value right away with the tools and ideas in Forward. I'm becoming a much stronger facilitator by participating in practice sessions with other members. "

Linda Howard, M.A., CVF, CMC, PMP
Howard Consulting

"I love the opportunity to share experiences and learn new techniques and tools."

Heather Clarke, OLY, B.A., M.I.R.
BraveWolf Consulting

"I have gained a new network of phenomenal people to learn and grow with! I love the variety of activities and networking is wonderful and enriching! "

Sandra Rose, IAF, CCM & IBM BCC

Join Forward Today and Get Started!

Monthly Dues




  • Access to the entire Vault
  • Attend unlimited live events
  • Join the discussion in the Forum
  • Interact with Leigh Ann & Professionals who share your passion

Annual Dues




  • Access to the entire Vault
  • Attend unlimited live events
  • Join the discussion in the Forum
  • Interact with Leigh Ann & Professionals who share your passion

 100% Money Back Guarantee

If you are not satisfied, just talk to me within 21 days of joining and I’ll gladly give you a refund if you give me feedback.

This Word Cloud was created by members during one of our online workshops...

I'd love to connect with you inside Forward!

If you love networking, learning, and collaborating with other professionals a much as I do, Forward is your place.

You are invited to join this amazing group of professionals who love serving leaders, teams and organizations. The caliber of our members, all life-long learners, is quite impressive.

I promise to deliver new and useful information and online workshops each month.

Let's rise to the challenges before us and move FORWARD together!

Leigh Ann Rodgers, M.Ed, CPF, CVF


Frequently Asked Questions

What people ask before joining Forward...

Forward is an exclusive membership community that is not open to the public. Our community is a group of professionals (facilitators, coaches, and trainers) with a common interest and desire to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other about teams and leadership.

Forward is for professionals who work (or aspire to work) with leaders and/or teams.  If you like to mix and mingle with consultants, coaches, facilitators, trainers, and professionals in Human Resources and Learning & Development, you will find your people here! 

You might focus on strategy, change management, team building, or leadership development. We welcome a diverse group of professionals because that makes our discussions rich and interesting.

Try it and see what you think risk free. 

Yes, of course. Just email [email protected] within 21 days of signing up and we will refund you.  All we ask is that you provide specific feedback so we can improve. 

You'll have immediate access to our ever-growing resources and events including:

  • Recorded workshops, interviews, and micro-training about teams, leadership, engagement, tech tools, etc.
  • Open office hours where you can ask Leigh Ann questions
  • Downloadable PDF activity guides, eBooks and resources.
  • Access to all of our live events each month including workshops and networking events.
  • Access to our Forum - full of questions and discussions on a variety of topics to help you grow professionally and connect with other members.
  • Networking opportunities with brilliant and generous professionals.

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