About Us

Coaches Dedicated to helping couples thrive in love and business

Ryan & Alysia Gilliam –

Our Story

We are Ryan and Alysia Gilliam, Co-Founders of Partnered in Purpose. We are Marriage Mentors and Business Coaches. We have 3 beautiful children and have been married for 13 years and in business together for 10 years.


We started our first small business together in early 2010 at the age of 25 with $10,000 and a lot of faith. Over the last 10 years, as a team we’ve created numerous jobs for our community and generated over ten million dollars in revenue. While we’ve experienced a lot of success, it has not come without its difficulties and putting a tremendous amount of stress on our marriage and growing family.


The realities of being an entrepreneur are difficult enough without the added component of trying to preserve a marriage at the same time. Our vows of “for better or worse” were tested early and often as we were navigating the complexities of running a business together. We had disagreements, trouble communicating, and at times felt disconnected. The stressors of our dual relationship took a toll on us, our family, and effected our business. There were so many times that we almost gave up.


However, we knew there had to be a better way. Our marriage and family needed to come first. Through Godly counsel and professional help we went on a journey of re-building our foundation all while keeping God at the center. We implemented tools and strategies that transformed our marriage and how we approached our partnership in business.  We truly believe we are “better together” and that through our marriage and business we can fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.


Although it has not been easy, we are proof that married couples can successfully run a business together and have a fulfilling marriage at the same time. It is our mission to help other couples thrive in their relationships and their business.

Alysia Gilliam is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst & has over a decade of experience helping people make meaningful changes in their lives

Ryan Gilliam is an award-winning entrepreneur, results-driven keynote speaker, and the author of the Cost of Greatness

“Ryan and Alysia provide sound practical advice to help us balance entrepreneurship and home life. They gave us the knowledge and connected us with resources to make educated decisions on starting and growing our business…”

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Books & Publications

The Cost of Greatness

Written by Ryan Gilliam.

In the Cost of Greatness, Ryan shares his account of his business achievements as he weaves in the details of his family and his spiritual life. This personal approach sheds light on the foundations from which he strove for greatness, while sharing the cost of that striving.