When the leader gets better, everybody wins.
– Craig Groeschel
I love leaders! And I love coaching leaders, which I define as helping you clarify God’s calling and fulfill His purposes for you through an ongoing, intentional conversation. Few things thrill me more than to help a leader find clarity and have a renewed vision and enthusiasm for influencing people.
Personally, I’ve invested in coaching for several years now from multiple sources, and I plan to continue to do so. Whether it was launching our church, hiring our next staff member, or going to multiple worship services, there has yet to be a single significant decision we’ve made as an organization that I wasn’t coached through before pulling the trigger.
How Does Coaching Work?
I coach as part of the team at Courage To Lead, founded by Shawn Lovejoy, the guy who has been coaching me throughout the planting of Grace Hills Church.
During our coaching appointments (usually over Skype or FaceTime), we will spend an hour together assessing where you are, where you need to go, and the best way to there. Typically, I’m walking leaders through topics such as:
- How to create a growth culture around you.
- How to craft and cast a compelling vision.
- How to get unstuck and break through the next barrier.
- Designing your church planting launch timeline.
- Implementing a discipleship process in the local church.
- Using social media and improving church communications.
- How to think bigger, start smaller, and go “all in.”
- Going big on a small budget.
- Adding and structuring staff and leadership development systems.
Coaching is not a glorified book club. Rather, coaching is heavy on content, conversation, and a personal connection.
How Much Does Coaching Cost?
I wish that I could provide coaching to everyone at no cost at all, but coaching requires a significant time investment on my part, and time is a scarce resource. So just as we pay physicians to keep us healthy, I believe we sometimes need to compensate coaches and counselors to keep us healthy personally. It’s also a more successful process if it also involves an investment on your part.
How Can I Get Started?
If you have some simple questions or want to introduce yourself, shoot me an email. If you are already pretty serious about getting started, complete the mini-interview below and click “Submit.”