OUR TEAM

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Stephen Mackey

Founder, CEO

Better known as Coach Mackey, he has spent the last 13 years helping athletes and coaches connect the dots between sports and the game of life.

 

As the founder and CEO of 2Words Character Development, Mackey is an advocate for coaches and athletes, and a consistent voice of encouragement and challenge.

 

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“The purpose of influence is to help those who have none.”
Rick Warren

Colton Leonard

President

As the President of 2Words Character Development, Colton is in the trenches on all fronts working to maximize 2W’s impact.

 

 

With a desire to serve, he is passionate about helping others reach the next level. Colton brings almost a decade of experience growing brands and building teams to 2Words. He played an integral part of helping previous businesses reach achievements such as Inc 5000, Aggie 100, and Top 5 Places to Work in Texas.

 

 

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“The price of excellence is discipline.”
William A. Ward

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Jennifer E. Hastings, M.Ed.

Curriculum Writer/Developer

Jen has been writing for 2Words almost since the beginning. Over the years, she has continued to improve her writing skills with her work on the 2Words Athletic, GameDay, and LEAD curriculums, as well as sharpening her editing skills with other projects.

 

In 2023, Jen completed a Masters in Education with Honors. Her studies focused on curriculum and instruction, with special attention to educational technology. Her goal from day one has been to learn how to improve the 2Words Character Development curriculum for coaches. She’s looking forward to putting her education to good use in the years to come.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Education must not simply teach work, it must teach Life.”

W. E. B. Du Bois
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Luke Turpin

Head of Production

As the Head of Production for 2Words Character Development, Luke tells our story.

 

Luke is an entrepreneur and world-traveler. He is passionate about helping people get in touch with and embrace their own unique stories, and is eager to challenge students in creative, as well as practical ways.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE:
“It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… Let’s go exploring!”
Bill Watterson

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Windy Leighton

Head of Operations

As the Head of Operations, Windy is the bridge between 2W and the Coaches we serve. She equips our coaches, athletes, and parents with the tools and resources they need to utilize the 2Words Curriculum to its fullest potential. In addition, Windy spearheads internal projects that take 2W to the next level of service, innovation, and organizational excellence.

 

With a background in education, she is passionate about helping student-athletes realize the full potential of who they were created to be.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE: 
“Always keep your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you. That’s what the sunflowers do.”
Helen Keller

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