Our Team

Our team core values of curiosity, connection, and choice create an environment where challenging each other to develop better outcomes for our clients is commonplace.

Ris Higgins

Ris Higgins

Leadership Coach

“I love what I do for a living–coaching leaders and their teams, facilitating leadership retreats at our ranch, and guiding insights through coaching intensives where we enhance the experience with nature-based learning.  What gets me up in the morning? Working with leaders who are at the top of their game and want to keep learning, or leaders who want to achieve more and don’t know what’s blocking them from getting there.  I help them find out and learn how to act on it.”  

Joe Esparza

Joe Esparza

Leadership Coach

“Sharing Montana with my clients is one of the things that brings me great satisfaction in my work. After acquiring almost two million frequent flyer miles working with my clients across the country, I made it a personal priority to bring more clients to Montana. There is something undeniably powerful about the intense work we do, the magic of spending time in Montana that feeds self-reflection and self-improvement, and most importantly, generates results. I invite you to learn more about me and the results I can generate for you, your team, and your business.”

Julie Puentes

Julie Puentes

Affiliate Coach

“I am blessed to do this work. I know it makes a difference and has impact far beyond the board room or office. I will never tire of the privilege of witnessing a client grasping a new perspective or courageously responding from an authentic place within rather than reacting from habits and patterns that compromise their potential. I want to help people achieve more, but more importantly, be more. Then they can realize their dreams and be effective leaders in all aspects of their lives.”

Sarah Schiff

Sarah Schiff

Client Services Coordinator

“I had the privilege of joining the Leadership Outfitters team after graduating from Montana State University in 2014 and it has been a great adventure ever since!  As the Client Services Coordinator, I thrive on the non-mundane nature of my work. I love being able to create an atmosphere of hospitality in everything I do as event coordinator, social media guru, client relations enthusiast, photographer in training, and many more.  I continue to learn so much from working with Joe and Ris as they make significant impact on our local community as well as businesses from all around the country. In my free time, you can find me adventuring with my husband David in Montana’s Big Sky country!”