What does coaching have to do with discipleship?

Interested in becoming a Discipleship Coach?    Our next series of classes begins soon. Our Discipleship Coaching Certification, in partnership with Relevant Ministry, Inc. is a 24 hour certificate program which will provide pastors and ministry leaders the necessary discipleship coaching skills to lead their discipleship ministry.  It is perfect for the coach that wants […]

I’ve gone from scratchy AM radio to full HD cinema surround sound!

I frequently receive notes from students about their newly acquired coaching skills.  Here’s one that recently came across my desk after a listening class. I have been listening with all my senses all week. As a predominantly auditory processor it has been eye opening (pun intended) to listen with my other senses. It’s amazing to watch […]

Thank you California, the Pacific Islands and Nevada!

Last week I had the opportunity to train 37 United Methodist Pastors from the California-Pacific Annual Conference and 17 United Church of Christ Pastors from the California-Nevada Conference. I am happy to report that all 54 pastors now have coaching skills to add to their professional toolkit. My favorite part of training a group is […]

Good News from South Korea!

I have good news to report to you from South Korea.  As a result of our partnership with the Korean Methodist Conference in South Korea, along with the General Board of Higher Education in Ministry of the United Methodist Church, 7 Korean Methodist Pastors received their first coaching credential. Congratulations to these 7 new accredited […]

Commas Save Lives!

An advertisement in a magazine recently caught my attention. They were selling T-Shirts with all kinds of sayings on them.  One of the T-Shirts said, “Commas Save Lives.”  And then underneath was written: Let’s eat Grandma Let’s eat, Grandma What a clever thought!  And true. The pause that the comma adds changes everything. Most in ministry have just […]

Happy Easter!

My prayer is that Holy Week will be a sacred and special time for you! All the best to you, _________________________________________________________________________

It’s Time to Register!

We currently offer two coach training programs:  Coaching4Today’s Leaders:  This training is for ALL PROFESSIONALS including Business Leaders, Therapists, Consultants, professionals, stay-at-home parents, HR, supervisors and non-profits.  Coaching4Clergy: This training has been created with the ministry leader in mind.  It is ideal for pastors, ministry staff, church leaders and volunteers. We are now accepting applicants […]

Perspective Matters!

This is a twist to a classic question. How do you view this glass? Half Empty Half Full The Glass is too Big Completely FULL with half water and half air While it is entertaining to consider our view of a glass of water, in real life our view makes a huge difference. Coaches have […]

How Good Are You At Saying NO?

How good are you at saying NO? Saying NO is a challenge for many leaders, especially those in ministry.  I get it. We want to help. We want to make a difference. That’s why we entered ministry.  Yet, if we say YES to everything – we become ineffective! What do we do?  Learn to say […]

The Importance of Shifting Your Perspective?

It’s amazing the difference that even the slightest change of perspective can make. In your work as a leader, I want to encourage you to regularly shift your perspective. This intentional shift in perspective will frequently provide you with important information that will be of value to you as a leader. How do you shift […]