Dr. Alan Pickering - Founder of Ultimate Life Now & Lead Counselor
Alan grew up in New Jersey and became a Christian at age 17. He worked in the inner city of Philadelphia with the gangs while attending Northeastern Christian College in Villanova, PA. He currently has an extensive counseling practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He finished his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX (Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies). His graduate studies include Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX (Masters of Divinity), Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA (Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy), and Harding University in Memphis, TN (Doctor of Ministry). He has done course work at the University of Texas (Arlington), Fuller Theological Seminary, and has been intermittently working on a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
Alan has been married to Tamara for 36 years. They have adult children and are now enjoying this era of grandchildren.
Tamara Pickering - Certified Life Coach, Speaker, & Connect Group Leader
Tamara is the wife of Dr. Alan. They have been married for thirty-six years and have adult children and an ever increasing amount of grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, the beach, hiking, bargain hunting, her dog Slate, and east coast pizza!
Together with her husband, Tamara has spent a lifetime working with individuals, couples, and families. She believes the best awaits us when we seek to get to the truth about ourselves. She knows we can all excel beyond our current situations and circumstances. Our challenges provide opportunities for growth. Therefore, Tamara is passionate about assisting people in reaching their full potential.
As your Life Coach, she will come alongside you to develop a personalized action plan. Encouraging you to replace indecisiveness with wisdom and motivation. She will guide you in achieving clarity and confidence. Tamara's insight, compassion, and energy will provide aid with personal and professional goals, enrich your relationships, improve your health, and help you find your spiritual purpose.
Tamara coaches adults, students and children. Contact her today. Your best awaits you!
Elliott Pickering - Director & Developer of Ultimate Life Now
After many years of success in the business world, Elliott found his calling into ministry. He worked with students and young adults for 6 years for one of the largest student ministries in the nation. His passion is helping and seeing people grow in their relationships with Christ.
Elliott runs much of the day to day operators of Ultimate Life Now as well as the advancement and future of the organization. He received his Bachelors of Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University and is working towards a Masters degree in Counseling.
Elliott lives in Fort Worth with his wife Janine and daughter Brooklyn. He enjoys boxing, basketball, movies, great food, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Landon Pickering - Speaker & Ministry Consultant
Landon Pickering is a dynamic leader and communicator who has a passion for seeing people come to know Jesus and to build the local church. Growing up as a pastor's kid and being immersed in ministry from an early age, Landon has developed a modern and appealing approach to ministry. His passion for the church and youthful style gives him the ability to capture audiences of all generations. His vast knowledge and ministry experience gives him a unique perspective in equipping the church to become a strong force in creatively reaching those in their community.
Landon's leadership experience was largely attained after serving many years leading one of the largest youth ministries in America, along with overseeing several multisite locations. Landon's years of leadership within the church has fueled the vision he now has to assist staff and church leaders to reach their full potential. Landon resides in Dallas, Texas and is an avid lover of trips to the beach, pizza, and basketball. He is an active member of Fellowship Church led by Pastor Ed Young.
Aimee Nucum - Executive Assistant
Aimee Nucum grew up in the Philippines and moved to Texas at age 7. She was invited to the Fort Worth campus of Fellowship Church, and after attending their summer camp at Allaso Ranch, she gave her life to Christ and got baptized at age 16. Since then, she has been a faithful and consistent member and volunteer at Fellowship Church. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships with students and leading them to a Christ-centered life.
Aimee is currently a senior at Texas Christian University and is in the process of obtaining her Bachelors in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. Right out of graduation, she plans to pursue a Masters in either Social Work or Counseling. She thoroughly enjoys expanding her knowledge and plans to use her competence, values, and skills to help others in any way possible.
Robert Simmons Jr. - Life Coach
Robert is a certified Executive and Professional Coach, which he earned from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A retired Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Robert has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science majoring in management. While in the Marines, Robert was certified as a Career Advisor and Substance Abuse Counseling Officer providing guidance for hundreds of Marines and Sailors through his 24-year career.
Robert is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt specializing in Lean principles. As a performance improvement expert in the defense and health care industries, Robert has helped shape policies, procedures, and processes for businesses and the people who lead them. He has been coaching in the military, local community, and business for more than 15 years and has a wide range of experience.
Lauri Simmons - Lay Ministry Counselor
Lauri is a wife and mother of two incredible children. God has used Lauri in and out of church for more than 20 years helping and encouraging women in various ways. Lauri has taught and mentored ladies in marriage, relationships, and many other aspects of life. Her positive and Biblical approach leaves people with actionable steps they can take to experience a more fulfilled life.
One of Lauri's biggest passions is parenting ADHD children. Lauri herself is ADHD and raising her son who is also ADHD has driven her to help many parents with understanding and learning techniques that enhance the child's giftedness. Having served as a substitute teacher as well as children ministry leader, she saw the consequences of adults not being educated in how to treat and tap into the strengths of ADHD students. Her insights and experience has helped many change the direction of their children's lives.