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Our Vision

Empowering businesses to thrive without compromise, honoring their purpose and values

Our Mission

Partnered in Purpose elevates value-aligned organizations through authentic partnerships, enhancing operational efficiency and revenue generation. Leveraging a decade of experience, we offer robust coaching, consulting, and innovative fundraising services, allowing leaders to focus on their core mission. Our integrity-driven approach ensures success while preserving the uniqueness of each organization we serve

Our Values

Purpose: At the core of our identity, we’re committed to ensuring our partners stay true to their own purpose, reinforcing their mission-driven work.

Partnership: We believe in genuine, authentic collaborations, working shoulder to shoulder with our partners to make their dreams a reality.

Progress: Committed to aiding growth and development, we empower our partners with the tools and insights they need to evolve and succeed.

Principle: Rooted in integrity, we hold ourselves and our partners to a high standard of ethical conduct, ensuring we do right even when no one is watching.

Our Approach

Our approach is rooted in authentic partnership. We believe that each organization is unique, deserving of our time and focus to understand their mission, values, and needs deeply. We bring a decade of experience to every relationship, paired with a steadfast commitment to maintain the integrity and uniqueness of our partners. As advocates for your success, we offer a blend of coaching, consulting, and innovative fundraising strategies. We work tirelessly to ensure you can focus on your purpose, free from the worry of operational burdens or revenue challenges. With Partnered in Purpose, your mission becomes our mission, your success our success.

Ryan & Alysia Gilliam 

Our Story

We are Ryan and Alysia Gilliam, Co-Founders of Partnered in Purpose. We are Professional Fundraising Consultants, Marriage Mentors and Business Coaches. We have 3 beautiful children and have been married for 16 years and in business together for 13 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 13 years, as a team we’ve created numerous jobs for our community and generated millions 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 has an MBA and is an award-winning entrepreneur, results-driven keynote speaker, and the author of the Cost of Greatness

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.