Danny Ballard & John Zentgraf met in Denver, Colorado in 2003 and became fast friends and mentors for each other in life and business. Both successful business owners, we realized the need for a business coaching platform that incorporated a philosophy of growth for life and a process to sustain it. We are passionate about quality of life, growth from the inside-out, and we’ve developed a foundational concept called The Pinnacle Success System™ which provides entrepreneurs with a proven process to move up the competition continuum by de-commoditizing their view of themselves and their businesses and then applying this new awareness to all aspects of their productivity, offering, and processes. The results are extraordinary.

Danny Ballard
The Coach’s Coach™

John Zentgraf
The Coach’s Coach™


Proprietary Intellectual Property & Certification – Catalyft® Success System is a platform for Entrepreneurs to offer Courses, Coaching, and Peer Advisory Boards through our Proprietary Coaching Certification Program.

Become a Certified Catalyft® Coach:
  • Facilitate monthly Peer Advisory Boards & Next Level Boards - Peer Advisory Boards offer entrepreneurs a mastermind group with the powerful, proprietary, Pinnacle Success System™ as its foundation. Each board is comprised of a carefully selected group of entrepreneurs offering their wisdom and counsel in a facilitated conversation. Education, new concepts, and tools are introduced each month. The board meeting’s primary focus is for each entrepreneur to present current challenges that are holding them back and/or new opportunities and possibilities for growth. Advisory boards offer counsel and accountability with the goal of assisting each board member to expand and accelerate their growth and success.
  • Lead Courses & Seminars - The Pinnacle Success System™ provides a proven, sustainable, and upwardly iterative model that entrepreneurs can reliably implement to earn more, work less, and to enjoy the journey. The courses provide entrepreneurs with Growth for Life and a Process to Sustain It™.
  • Create transformation with Coaching & Strategy - Catalyft® Success Coaching offers participants a business coaching process with the powerful, proprietary, Pinnacle Success System™ serving as the foundation. We believe that the coaching relationship is an insideāž”out process that accomplishes two primary objectives:
      1. Coaching increases business and personal performance and provides a significant return on investment
      2. It continuously and iteratively expands future capacity. Thrive coaching addresses the current situation to make an immediate impact and, at the same time, prepares coachees for continuously increasing success by growing their capabilities.
Catalyft Coaching is offered in 3 formats: 
Catalyft® Coaching for Success, Catalyft Strategy Intensives™ and Catalyft Success Accelerator™.  


Catalyft’s mission is to serve as a powerful catalyst for entrepreneurs to experience extraordinary success in business and life.


To engage 1,000+ Certified Catalyft® Coaches across the U.S. – Teaching the Pinnacle Success System™ to hundreds of thousands of Entrepreneurs in a vibrant community of like-minded Catalyft® Success Partners.


   1. We value people, and the individual and collective gifts we share
   2. We value connecting, through open, honest, and transparent communication
   3. We value authenticity, acknowledging our personal and professional realities
   4. We value hope, and the possibilities that emerge from new insights and awareness
   5. We value acceptance, of ourselves and others without judgement or limitations
   6. We value community, the collective energy of our existence
   7. We value integrity, a steadfast adherence to truth


  • Coaches – who love what they do, but haven’t yet been fully successful monetizing it; they are looking for a proven platform for growth.
  • Prospective Business Coaches - those who are interested in becoming a business coach and recognize the power of a proven proprietary business model 
  • Successful Entrepreneurs – who have done it, and have a passion for helping others through coaching, mentoring, and team building.
  • Career Change – people in transition or starting over and want to find something that they are truly passionate about. 


Pinnacle Gift™

  • What you are the best at doing
  • In you sphere (where you do business)
  • Gives you energy

Pinnacle Offering™

  • Ideal client
  • Ideal product or service
  • Leveraging your Pinnacle Gift™

Pinnacle Productivity™

  • Making more money
  • More free time
  • Enjoying the journey

Pinnacle Process™

  • Proprietary Process
  • Proprietary Intellectual Property
  • Leveraging your Pinnacle Offering™


Our commitment to each and every person in the Catalyft Community is to provide a supportive, powerful, and transformative environment in which to achieve extraordinary outcomes that would not have been predictable or possible prior to working together.
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