My name is Jay Stearley, M.B.A., M.A.

For over 20 years I have worked in the secular marketplace and non-profits as an executive, a developer, and communicator both in the United States and abroad. I work to boost others’ success.

The most spectacular and precious thing is people thriving. This is why I give my life to catalyze others. And this is why I am partnered with Slingshot Group, IAM, and operate Upwards Forward. Additionally, why I’ve written two books and facilitate a number of small groups.

Over the past twenty years I’ve had the honor to work beside spectacular people and accomplish many things. I “pinch myself” every day that I get to do what I do. It never gets old to see a smile on someone’s face, a team breakthrough, a community changed, accolades given, or a vision lived.

I’ve been told that I bring “another engine”, “solutions”, “energy”, and “heart” to matters. This means a lot to me as my aim is threefold. First, encourage the individual. Second, curate synergistic partnerships. Third, get things done. The services I deliver are attained through resiliency, education, talent, and a vast network.

The outdoors are a passion. They provide purity, challenge, and wellness. They are a powerful place to connect with others and are vital for the wellbeing of communities. Mountain sports are my expertise, such as climbing, skiing, and biking. You’ll also find me dirt biking, surfing, and golfing. I played Division I tennis in college, but gave it up after being hit by a car in 2016.

Contact Information

Email: jay@upwardsforward.com

Phone: 775-772-7505

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