There are millions of job openings in today’s workforce, however, the gap between what a company needs and the skills employees have exists.  With the knowledge of Zig Zigler, Stephen Covey, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, Dale Carnegie, and more, AVA helps individuals and teams identify their SUPER (Hard + Soft) Skills to cross the Skills Gap and walk the path to success.

Each year AVA facilitates thousands of hours of LIVE customized, L.I.F.E. changing workshops at your location or a location near you.

The Mission

Teach every person to identify and build upon their SUPER (Hard+Soft) Skills.

The Vision

Empower people individually, locally, nationally, and globally to achieve any goal using their SUPER Skills and L.I.F.E learning experiences.

The Dream

We believe learning skills for L.I.F.E. is elemental to living your best life.

AVA donates a percentage of its earnings to the Skills for L.I.F.E. Foundation, providing SUPER (Hard+Soft) Skills workshops to transitioning military members, their families, veterans, and PreK-20 students for FREE!

Skills for Life

The Team

Meegan Kriley-Mackay
SUPER Founder and Creative Education Organizer (CEO)

Meegan grew up in Missoula, MT. The eldest daughter of two college professors, she has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Montana and a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.

While in high school and college, Meegan traveled abroad, studied six foreign languages and met people from different cultures on four continents. She developed a passion for understanding the human connection and how we relate. Meegan refined her listening, communication, and collaborating skills as a Human Intelligence Specialist and Certified Interrogator working for the Department of Defense (DOD).

Her unique skills, education, training, and experiences have helped her identify her purpose in life – empowering people to see their SUPER Self, connecting with others in their personal and professional lives. She is an outdoor enthusiast, passionate about living in the moment, inspiring everyone to live their dreams.

Kate Brough
SUPER Director of Digital Marketing

Kate Brough is our digital marketing consultant at She is responsible for our web sites, digital marketing, print collateral, and offers guidance on brand management, currently residing in Connecticut.

Born and raised in southern New Hampshire, she has a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and a double minor in social/organizational psychology/digital graphics media from Merrimack College.  She has a Masters of Business Administration from The Citadel Graduate College.

Kate connected with Meegan as a military spouse and mom, in Altus, OK where the concept of AVA and Skills for L.I.F.E began.

Dan Bowen
SUPER Trainer / Coach

Dan is an AVA SUPER Trainer / Coach. A native Lawtonian, he received a Bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma State University (OSU) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Phoenix. He served 22 years in the military as a US Army Company Commander. Before retiring he was selected to be Chief of Tech Support / Functional Project Manager at HQ US Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, KY. After he retired, he was a small business owner and corporate manager for over ten years before joining our team. Through one degree of separation, his wife Paula connected him to AVA. Dan became AVA’s 1st SUPER Trainer in 2017.

Janell Harris
SUPER Lead Trainer

As a SUPER Lead Trainer, Janell assists workshops in the corporate, government, and Skills for Skills for L.I.F.E settings throughout Oklahoma. She has her own business, Triune Light, LLC as a SHARP/EO training consultant. Originally from West Virginia, she followed her father and three siblings into the military at 25 years old. She dedicated 24 honorable years as a USARMY Combat Medic before retiring in 2018 after two tours in Iraq. She loves dogs and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Janell received her Transitioning SUPER Skill Certification from the Skills for Skills for L.I.F.E Foundation workshop series at Fort Sill, OK and is now part of our team.