Our Team

Our 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

Certified Executive Coach

“Helping my clients transform their lives has allowed me to witness some amazing leadership evolutions. As a woman leader in a male-dominated industry, I had to learn how to tackle courageous conversations and now work with my executive women clients to do the same. When leaders discover new distinctions about their effectiveness and influence–think new tools, new practices, new insights in self-awareness—it makes a measurable difference in both their professional and personal lives. For those leaders who want to keep growing and generating results, transformational leadership is possible, and I welcome the opportunity to help you get there.”

Joe Esparza

Joe Esparza

Master Certified Executive 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. We also work extensively on Zoom. I invite you to learn more about me and the results I can generate for you, your team, and your business.”

Mary-Martha Bahn

Mary-Martha Bahn

Affiliate Coach

Everyone has the wisdom they need inside themselves; a coach helps them tap into that wisdom and potential. I love working with teams and groups and never cease to be amazed at the breakthroughs that occur in group workshops and coaching.

Emily Chipman

Emily Chipman

Affiliate Coach

“My greatest joy in coaching comes when I see leaders becoming their best self, achieving true, deep-seated growth. It’s amazing to watch this growth benefit not only their company and team, but also manifest in their personal lives. This helps sustain their growth. I love that the work we do in coaching allows leaders to increasingly lead with skill and courage, finding greater balance and peace. I’ve seen that it is possible for a leader to make positive and sustainable change.”

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.”

Megan Brummel

Megan Brummel

Client Services Coordinator and Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner

As a member of the Leadership Outfitters team, I am happy to be here and am eager to see the positive change Leadership Outfitters instills in businesses, individuals, and the community around them. With a background in education, I provide aid to people in the process of becoming the leaders they can be. I also believe in the important role of personal relationships in that process. It is exciting to see how Joe and Ris do just this! In my free time, you can find me hiking, kayaking, backpacking…doing any outdoor activity with my husband. Originally from Nebraska (Go Big Red!), we moved to Bozeman to be able to enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer.