Building Better Teams Together

A community for trail blazers in the leadership & team development space


Do you want to...

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

Forward is a one-stop community for leaders who want to build and sustain better teams and organizations.


Here is how Forward works...

Join our global community of facilitators, coaches, & leaders

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

Expand your knowledge, skills, and network through a variety of virtual & recorded events

Engage with me and our community in various live online events and in our forum discussions. Plus, explore the our ever-growing video library of tools.

Increase retention, morale, and results of your team(s)

Use your new skills, knowledge, tools and connections to support teams be both high-performing and happy

The way teams work together is evolving at warp speed.

As we move to virtual and hybrid teams, there is much to figure out.

The learning curve is steep.

It feels overwhelming with so many technologies, options, and approaches. 

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 success as a leader, 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 leaders, 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.

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 into 2021 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...


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"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!

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. And, I stay available to members via Open Office Hours, events and our forum.

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 (leaders, facilitators, coaches, and trainers) with a common interest and desire to connect, collaborate, and learn from each other about teams and leadership.

We connect during online workshops and networking events and through our Forum and/or private Facebook group.

Leigh Ann offers office hours each month for a chance to connect and answer your questions.

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

You may lead a team and want to get new ideas on how to engage them.

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.  Money-back guarantee within the first 21 days.

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.
  • Access to our private Facebook group.
  • Networking opportunities with brilliant and generous professionals.

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