the transformation foundation

About US

We believe that people who know the power and magic to transformation want to help make programs available to others in need

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Since 2013,

The Transformation Foundation has been providing scholarships to people in need.

Our History

The Transformation foundation was co founded by Kristen Moeller and Kate Maloney as a product and inspiration of the Landmark education.

Our intention is to make transformative education available to everyone regardless of financial constraints.

Dollars Raised since 2016

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of income spent on scholarships

Landmark Forum Scholarships

Scholarships for Teens and Young People

What Drives Us

Our Mission

That each person has the access to creating freedom and living a life they love.

How the Transformation Foundation got started

Someone whom I will never forget gave me the gift of the Landmark Forum. Although he didn’t pay for it, he pushed for it – and my life was never the same because of his commitment. My Forum was awesome in the truest sense of the word. I became alive in a way I hadn’t known before. I saw all my “reasonable-ness” – all the ways I played it safe and let reasons stop me from pursuing my dreams. I had been playing it safe and had a good life, even a great life. Yet, I had no idea how amazing it all could get.

After tasting this new aliveness, passion and commitment to life, I wanted it for others. I stood for my friends to do the work – and truly wished the world could have what we all got to share.

Then, I took the Advanced Course, and the idea came to me that I could take the concept of ‘everyone should have this’, and make it a reality. EVERYONE should have this – and money should NOT be a barrier to that.

The idea was born. It was first called “the Chick-a-go Foundation”, and I enrolled two of my best friends to work with me to create it. The name came from a defining incident that was one of the many “reasons” I had for playing it safe. In third grade, reading out loud in front of the class, I said: “The windy city…” then paused as I encountered a word I didn’t know how to pronounce… “is known as Chick-a-go…” And, the whole class laughed. At least that’s how I remember it – and part of me shut down and said – never again will I feel that way. I will not take risks in front of people – it’s dangerous!

So here we were with a name, a commitment and a vision! We were a stand that all people had access to living life powerfully regardless of income barriers. I talked to senior Landmark grads, then staff about how to handle such a thing – I got input – and then spoke with legal at Landmark to make sure what we were creating had integrity. Harry Rosenberg gave us his blessings and even gave us a scholarship for our first candidate!

We slowly spread the word. We held bake sales (literally), we threw small parties and invited all our graduate friends. The idea started catching on, and we realized the potential was bigger than the three of us could handle.

I had the good fortune of meeting Kate Maloney, a powerhouse of a graduate, through mutual friends. In Kate, I spotted the future of the Chick-a-go Foundation.

With her partnership, we re-branded as the Transformation Foundation and the rest is history!

The team

Our Board

Kristen Moeller

Kristen Moeller

Founder

Someone whom I will never forget gave me the gift of the Landmark Forum. Although he didn’t pay for it, he pushed for it – and my life was never the same because of his commitment. My Forum was awesome in the truest sense of the word. I became alive in a way I hadn’t known before. I saw all my “reasonable-ness” – all the ways I played it safe and let reasons stop me from pursuing my dreams. After tasting this new aliveness, passion and commitment to life, I wanted it for others so I founded what is today The Transformation Foundation to pay-it-forward! 

Kate Maloney, PhD

Kate Maloney, PhD

Executive Director

Kate Maloney, PhD is the CEO & Executive Producer of WeRiseUP The Movie and Movement that features the United Nations and key global leaders including the Dalai Lama, John Mackey (Founder, Whole Foods Market), Amina Mohammad (Secretary Deputy General of the United Nations), Blake Mycoskie (Founder, TOMS Shoes), Tony Hsieh (Founder, Zappos), Luke Nosek, (Co-Founder, PayPal), Casey Sheehan (former President/CEO, Patagonia), Moby (Grammy Artist), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul series) among many others.  Kate has a background a social entrepreneur was featured as a top entrepreneur in Inc Magazine and is an INC 500 Company Founder. Over the last decade, Kate has founded over a dozen technology companies primarily in the healthcare sector and has had nine company exits. Kate has served as Co-Board Chair with John Mackey (Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market) to bring together conscious business and thought leaders together in a non-profit context to solve some of the most serious problems facing the planet today. Kate holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational & Financial Applications.  

Richard Faubion

Richard Faubion

President

Richard Faubion is currently Director, Major Gifts, for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). FFB funds research and public health education and awareness for inherited retinal eye diseases. Richard also manages the Colorado VisionWalk and manages a major donor portfolio from Texas to the West Coast.  Richard is a graduate Industrial and Systems Engineer from Georgia Tech with an MBA, Finance and Marketing. Richard is also a Former Landmark Introduction Leader and Wisdom graduate.

Jennifer Bright

Jennifer Bright

Vice President

Jennifer Bright brings 30 years of business experience in technology and corporate transformation. Jennie is passionate about transformation for individuals, teams and corporations. Jennie is currently an entrepreneur  in a startup business that leverages the advancements in technology to combat the sleep epidemic in our world. Jennie has a 22 year old daughter attending University of Arizona PHD program in Astrophysics.

Jaime Campbell

Jaime Campbell

Treasurer

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Christa de Herrera

Christa de Herrera

Secretary

An Entrepreneur, Christa DeHerrera owns Heaven Sent Organizers, LLC, Landmark Education’s Wisdom Division Social Team Member & Registration Fulfillment Team Member, a Mile Hi Church Choir Member, a Certified Insurance Producer, a Denver School of the Arts Vamps Parent Member, a Denver University Guest Lecturer & a Denver County Precinct Captain.

Christa is a Colorado Native raised in Boulder and a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a major in Psychology. A single mother of two Denver Public School High School Students, Christa strives to advance opportunity for families, youth, and individuals to improve their position to gain access to living an abundant life.  

Thomas Kane

Thomas Kane

Director

Living in Atlanta, GA, Medical IT technology entrepreneur, Thomas Kaine (Board Member) works to build a future that allows him to contribute multiple donations toward the causes he believes in. In the past twelve years, Thomas has attended over 70+ Landmark Education Programs around the world. Thomas has created and served with over seven non-profits globally, including Well Being Foundation, Himalayan Children’s Charities, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels.

Thomas has worked to raise funds to provide scholarships for 350+ people to attend the Landmark Forum and to help build drinking wells for the Kenyan people in Africa.

When Thomas isn’t starting new companies or fundraisers, he is participating in adventurous and extreme sports including skydive, BASE jump, snow ski, hike and climb mountains, paddle board, fly sail planes, hang glide, rock climb, and kayak.

Landmarks education has had a profound effect on Thomas’s personal and business life. Most of Thomas’s employees have attended the Landmark Forum and it has transformed the business he runs. All of Thomas’s family members have attended the Landmark Forum and it has created a great relationship between his family that may not have otherwise existed. Thomas’s greatest daily goal is to be fulfilled and happy in whatever he is doing each day, whether it be working with clients or being a contribution to his friends and family.

Thomas has a drive for success, that when harnessed around Growth and Development, has allowed him to enroll others in that drive and to produce the framework for programs to exist and operate. This work has allowed Thomas to coach, inspire, and motivate others to take action and create more of non-profits.

Damon Whittle

Damon Whittle

Director

Mortgage Originator and Founder of InspiredEventsandBizEducation.com, Damon Whittle lives and works in the Denver Metro area. Over the last two decades, Damon has facilitated business leadership seminars and corporate team building courses for effective communication, personal finances, and self-responsibility.

Damon discovered his deep commitment to people at an early age, getting a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources. Completing the Landmark Forum right out of high school supported Damon in fulfilling on his dream of living and working overseas and teaching English in Japan.  

Committed to people being responsible for their own lives, Damon stands for all people breaking down the financial barriers in their lives.

Peggy Sue Schmoldt

Peggy Sue Schmoldt

Director

With 40 years experience as a Cosmetologist and 17 years as a Cosmetology school owner, Peggy Sue Schmoldt has had the honor of teaching legislation, color, trend spotting and reiki. Peggy loves to make a difference for all of her clients and looks forward to contributing to the development of the cosmetology industry as a PBA leader and business owner. Peggy enjoys hiking the Colorado mountains, dancing at night and spending time with her two daughters and grandson.

Lt. Col. Sylvette Ortiz

Lt. Col. Sylvette Ortiz

Director

Sylvette (Sly) Ortiz is an entrepreneur, professional actress and singer, a philanthropist, a transformational education advocate, and an Air Force officer.  Sly has been involved in transformational education since 2013. After seeing the impact her first course had on her, her family, and her community, Sly decided to find ways to give back and educate those in her community on the benefits of personal growth and development.  Sly joined the Transformation Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2018 and is excited to extend opportunities for transformation to those well beyond her existing community.