(We suspect you are, too). Our seasoned coaches and facilitators work with you and your teams to help you achieve the transformation you know is possible with your stakeholders, organization and yourself. Our senior roster includes a handful of expert facilitators, as well as a dozen International Coach Federation-credentialed executive coaches, who work alongside you and your leadership team to help you get the results you are working to achieve.
We also have an internal team who keeps things running smoothly here at AHA:
MEET OUR INTERNAL TEAM!
CEO April Armstrong
As a leader in multiparty consensus-building, decision support, influence and change management, Ms. Armstrong has advised on and facilitated some of the nation’s most significant paradigm shifts, including the National Response Framework and the largest IT modernization of the national security sector. She has worked with nearly every Executive Branch organization, including the White House, as well as in the corporate, homeland security, and transportation sectors to help them keep high-stakes projects from running off the rails. Her specialty is helping executives succeed with the “people” side of complex change, when time is of the essence and failure is not an option.
Bringing 30 years of experience to the table helping top officials, senior executives, and their teams achieve lasting results with transformational change, Ms. Armstrong is the founder and CEO of AHA Insight and author of the #1 bestselling book, The Day One Executive: A Guidebook to Stand Out in Your Career, which Forbes recently added to its Executive Library. She is a Master Certified Coach Trainer with the International Coaching Federation-Accredited Center for Executive Coaching, an Accredited Public Relations Professional, and an expert facilitator.
Ms. Armstrong is a regular contributor to Forbes, and her career advice has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC television networks. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of change and has spoken at Harvard University and the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Security Institute, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress.
When Ms. Armstrong is not working with leadership teams, she’s enjoying time with family and friends, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or relaxing at the beach.
Senior Advisor Judge (Retired)Jere Armstrong
Judge Armstrong graduated from the University of Alabama (B.A.), and the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.) and received an LL.M. Equivalence Diploma upon graduation from the Graduate Course at the Army Judge Advocate General’s School. He has been admitted to practice law in Virginia, Alabama, the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United States Court of Military Appeals.
At the University, Judge Armstrong was in the Army ROTC program, and was named as the Brigade Commander (Cadet Colonel) for the entire Alabama ROTC brigade for his senior year. In addition, he obtained his pilot’s license upon completing the ROTC Flight Training Program. On graduation, he was honored as a Distinguished Military Graduate, where he served a 20-year career in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he retired upon attaining the grade of Colonel. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
Judge Armstrong was subsequently appointed as a United States Immigration Judge and served as the Acting Chief Immigration Judge, in the United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, and formerly was appointed Deputy Chief Immigration Judge for the United States. Judge Armstrong was awarded the Director’s Award by the Executive Office for Immigration Review in 2002 and retired from the Court after second 20-year career in public service.
He is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management of the National Center for State Courts; a former faculty member of the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada, Reno; and a former member of the Advisory Board, National Foreign Language Center, Johns Hopkins University. Judge Armstrong is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and a former member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Judge Advocates Association (Board of Directors).
Judge Armstrong enjoys time with his wife of more than 60 years and his grandchildren, time with friends, relaxing at the beach and reading page-turning novels.
With two decades of corporate experience in her background, Ms. McLoughlin helps organizations and systems hum with an incredible warmth and caring that is rare to find. She provides executive support to clients and programs, while always keeping one eye in and on the future, where she reaches through the fabric of the universe to know what is needed and lines everything up before it is needed. Ms. McLoughlin is also an acclaimed copy editor and served as an editor for Ms. Armstrong’s #1 best-selling book The Day One Executive, for which Publisher Weekly’s BookLife team of editors assigned a grade of “A” for editing quality.
When Ms. McLoughlin isn’t creating magic inside the company, she is creating it with clients outside the company as an editor and life resilience coach.