In a world of constant change, distraction and challenge, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, disengaged, frustrated or disappointed by life. It’s not good or bad, it just is. When you learn how to be ready for life, you can shift obstacles into opportunities to become inspired, engaged and happy in life.

This is where we come in…

Having learned some things that have made a profound difference in our lives, we provide practical tools, coaching and education to help you learn to know yourself, know your world, manage your emotions to mindfully work with, instead of against, life. This is how to be ready life. This is how to be ready for impact.

Ready for Life – focus on high school students, faculty/administration/parents

We provide support, direction and materials in the implementation of the Ready for Life Center. A collaborative approach that integrates students, administration/faculty, parents and the local community, the Ready for Life Center prepares students to be ready and successful in the world they find themselves after graduation. Click here for an outline of the Ready for Life Center concept. Click here to request a call from our team to introduce the RFL Center approach.

Ready for Work – focus on high performance employees

We provide consulting, coaching, skills education and on-site programs for employees to advance their performance, engagement, impact and development in the workplace. Click here to see our EDGE 1 and EDGE 2 programs (EDGE=Employee Development and Growth Education). These mindfulness-based programs focus on employee and manager self-awareness, self-management, relationship building, teamwork and performance coaching. Click here for an outline of the EDGE1 and EDGE 2 programs. Click here to request a call from one of our team.

Ready for Leadership – focus on managers and leaders

We provide consulting, coaching, leadership skill education and on-site/remote programs to advance the success of management and leadership in organizations of any size. Delivered through our program, LEAP (Leadership Education Action Program), leaders are introduced to expanded self-awareness, self-management, performance attributes, strategic thinking, financial metrics and mindful problem solving. Click here for an outline of LEAP. Click here to request a call from one of our team.

Ready for Retirement – focus on retirees

We provide coaching, mentoring, skills education and materials those who are approaching retirement or actively retired, to support living lives of value purpose, contribution and impact. Click here to review our Ready for Retirement program. Click here to request a call from one of our team.

The Forte Factor coaches are certified ICF or Greatness Zone Professional Coaches. We are trained to help you define your goals, assess where you are, and provide tools, education and guidance to help you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Jay Forte
MBA, CPC, CGC, ELI-MP – Founder, Coach, Educator, Author

“You are the key to your success. Take the time to know yourself, know your world and find your fit. The world needs you.”

Jay is a certified professional and executive coach, author, educator, and president of The Forte Factor. A nationally ranked thought leader on performance and potential, Forte trains organizations how to attract, hire, engage, develop and retain today’s best talent through practical and mindfulness-based tools. He trains managers how to think and act as workplace coaches and coaches leaders in how to work more successfully as an executive team, activate employee performance and run high-performing organizations. He works with students to help them discover, develop and live their strengths, and how to be ready for life.

He is the author of Fire Up! Your Employees and Smoke Your Competition, The Greatness Zone and The Hire Wisely Process.

An avid writer, gardener and cook, Jay has three daughters, five grandsons and two granddaughters. He spends his time between New England and the Florida Keys.

You can find Jay on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Kristin Allaben
CGC – Confidence and Possibilities Coach

“You’ll never know what’s possible unless you have the confidence to know and be yourself.”

Kristin is a Certified Greatness Zone Professional Coach (CGC) specializing in confidence and possibilities. Life has a funny way of testing each of us and each test can challenge our confidence in every aspect of life. Kristin’s coaching style helps you regain your self-confidence and pursue possibilities you never thought possible.

A former PR executive and current content marketer, Kristin has more than a decade of communications experience ranging from business to tech to healthcare industries.

She is an avid reader and writer, and enjoys running, playing soccer and raising her three sons. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and kids.

You can find Kristin on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Are You Ready for Coaching?

Contact us for a free, no obligation 15-minute introductory call.

No selling, no pressure. Just a conversation about what’s happening with you and how coaching could equip you to be better, bolder and braver in all aspects of your life.

You are your life’s owner – you drive. Are you headed where you want to go?


Contact us.

What are Your Strengths?


The 3AboutMe Talent Assessment is a free resource designed for anyone over the age of 14 to help identify your three core talents, along with a short list of practical every day words to help you better understand yourself.

Gaining this insight early on is a profound advantage to living your best life from the start.

Talent and Performance Style Assessment

We created the Talent and Performance Style Assessment tool to help you better understand who you are at your core. This tool is used in all of our coaching and our programs on hiring and development. It is also available to everyone to easily identify their natural abilities (talents and strengths). You can’t develop and use your greatest abilities if you don’t know what they are.