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 […]

How We See Things.

The topic of discussion during a recent training event was frameworks and perspectives.  We all have them — and they have a huge impact on the decisions we make and the directions we take.  In other words, our frameworks impact our leadership. The following quote really captured our discussion. We do not see things as […]

An Odd Request

Last week I encouraged you to listen with your eyes.  Today I am encouraging you to listen with your feet. This probably sounds like an odd request – Listen with your feet. Indulge me for a few minutes and consider that feet are about movement.  Our feet usually take us some place.  As you listen, […]

What is it like to be in a conversation with you?

In his book “Meeting Matters”, Paul Axtell asks the following question:  What is it like for others to be in a conversation with you? Ouch! What a great question! I contend that if you spend consider this question that you will gain valuable insights that will greatly improve the way you communicate. Consider some of […]

Listen with your Eyes!

The key to effective communication is recognizing that 90% of communication is non-verbal.  One of the first things we teach new coaches is to stop focusing on the actual words and start listening to the non-verbal communication. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago while training in Lima, Peru.  My Spanish is very […]

Where is Val this Week?

This past week the Methodist Church of Peru and the Teachers of the Colegio of  the Americas High School of Callao have been learning how to coach.  Spearheaded by Dr. Guilermo Yoshikawa, about 100 pastors and teachers have been in attendance. While most of the participants were in attendance at the Colegio of the Americas, […]