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We create light bulb moments for leaders, enabling them to shine at their highest potential. We guide leaders to increase productivity, confidence, and accountability by shining a light on the opportunities to move them forward.

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Our Timeline


2020

Masters League Competition (MLC) Course & All About YOU are now completely available online!


2021

Begin stages for an expansion into an international company.


2019

Expanded the TrailBlazer Summit to a four-day retreat in Grass Valley, California, and the beginning stages of planning the all-inclusive TrailBlazer Summit 2020.


2020

Scheduled to host the all-inclusive 4-day TrailBlazer Summit 2020 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee [reschedule to August 2021 due to COVID-19].


2016 - 2017

Temporarily shutdown of our California Office during the loss of a family member, and then opened a new location in Sevierville, Tennessee.


2018

The launch of the Masters League Competition™ (MLC)


2015

The First Annual TrailBlazer Summit held in Auburn, CA at The Ridge Golf Course.


2016

The first-ever One Light Ahead staff retreat held in Nevada City, California.


2013

One Light Ahead signs a contract with Keller Williams in Yuba City, California.


2014

One Light Ahead opened its first office in Roseville, California. We also joined the local chamber of commerce (Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce) which we are still proud members of today.


2011

One Light Ahead was Founded by Coach April Ballestero with her first supporting staff as her son, Eric Ballestero.


2012

Coach April signs multiple contracts with Keller Williams in Southern California as an executive coach.


2006

Coach April holds her first conceptual seminar and created some of the curriculum still used today, one of the attendees referred to her as "another Steven Covey."


2009

Coach April changes from a full-time Realtor and gains her first three clients.

We create light bulb moments for leaders, enabling them to shine at their highest potential.


WHO ARE WE

One Light Ahead, a family-owned and operated company, guides entrepreneurs, influencers, and executives through the layers of daily life. We lead our community to attain and appreciate accomplishments by inspiring light bulb moments, improving leadership skills, and creating lasting partnerships.

APRIL BALLESTERO

Founder

Coach April Ballestero, Strategic Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Owner of One Light Ahead has taught and conducted speaking engagements with many audiences.

E: coachapril@onelightahead.com

M: 916-201-5146

ERIC BALLESTERO

Operations Coordinator

Eric offers a wide range of knowledge in programs and services for any business and he specializes in helping businesses and business owners with all administrative needs.

E: eric@onelightahead.com

M: 916-205-2434

Our Presence


The Founder’s mission has always been to create shining lights of inspired leaders across the globe. The lights on this map represent the locations, in which One Light Ahead has crossed paths with individuals willing to join us in this mission. Coach April believes that a shining light brings hope to a dark world. She also believes that every person on the other side of that light was seeking to be seen, valued, and heard. The opportunity to truly connect and develop others starts with one conversation, one light, and one leader at a time.


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We create light bulb moments for leaders, enabling them to shine at their highest potential.