In terms of the logo, I would like the color, shape and even the angle, (which I will explain further based in light of the images section), to give the viewer hope, and give them a sense of possibility for things being better.
I don't want it to be too formal, because authenticity and childlikeness are important in terms of flourishing.
I would like the logo to appeal ideally to a leader who wants to finish with strong energy, feeling fulfilled.
Again, my ideal client is probably in their early 40s.
If i could dream a bit here, I would like the logo to appeal to someone in their 40s but have lots of room for someone younger to like it as well.
In terms of the colors I've sent your way, I really like the blue and green that are listed in the picture from the Sugarloaf golf club cap below. (The blue is a little lighter and warmer when you see it on the cap, which i like) Perhaps the word "finish" could be in that blue, and the word "well" could be in the green? (Or, feel free to be creative!) I'm not sure what color for the word "group."
In terms of shape, maybe a rounder text, perhaps inspired by the Logos I liked in the sample section. I know I don't want to convey rigidity or condescension.
In terms of the angle, I do like the half liner image below, where the text is at an angle up. I think that could convey optimism, and moving forward. That's what I think anyway. :-) Below, under the number .07, is some text that explains that a bit further.
07. Play with Orientation
Sometimes a straight line of text just doesn’t cut it when you want to make a statement with your typography. In that case, a bit of tilting, slanting, or warping might help set your design apart from the rest and attract some extra attention. (See the halfliner picture for an example)
Lastly, above all, I hope for the logo to convey life and the possibility for greater life. No small feat, I know. :-)
Thank you so much for your help, and I wish all of you the best!