Growth Coaching & Consulting
Creating healthy and holistic growth plans for leaders, teams and churches.
Leadership these days is not for the faint-hearted. Leading local churches or anything kingdom-oriented requires great grace and grit.
Growth is the invitation for all of us.
However healthy and holistic growth often requires help. Defining health for you or your church will be unique to every person, every leader and every church. This is why designing a growth plan takes intentional focus and is often best outsourced.
I am a lover of Jesus and His Church, and my mission is to see her leaders grow healthy and whole. If the soul of a leader is healthy, then the soul of the people they lead will also grow healthier. If the soul of your church is healthy, then the body connected will also be healthy and prosper.
Through my consulting, coaching, writing, resourcing and speaking, I can help you take care of the soul of your church. My passion is to see your staff and your team grow personally and professionally, so that your people can thrive whilst serving on mission with you.
How Can I Help You In Your Leadership, Team or Church?
Having 25 years of experience in leadership, 23 years married in pastoral leadership, and with a trauma-informed approach to the mental health and general wellbeing of leaders, particularly in the church leadership sphere, I understand healthy and unhealthy growth cultures.
My passion is to see you, your staff and your team grow by connecting their personal growth to their professional growth in the context of their calling and your churches' culture. Ultimately this is how people will thrive serving on mission with you!
Through consulting, coaching, writing, resourcing and speaking, I focus on creating a healthy and holistic culture of growth.
Coaching Your Staff and Team
There is such a fine line between soul care/pastoral care/leadership and friendship that we all walk leading our teams. This global crisis has placed even more challenge in this area, and you can hear and feel the toll on people. It is impossible to meet all the needs of your staff, and it is not your responsibility.
Your team members have friends, doctors, family, a therapist, maybe a naturopath and other specialists. Each seeing a part of their life. And rightly so. That is their specialty with which these experts can serve them best.
In these places, quite often a person's leadership call may not be considered in all these contexts. They need someone to help them make sense of their whole story in context of where they are planted, who they are and how they lead. This becomes my role, to facilitate healthy and holistic growth through specific seasons of their life.
There are two questions I ask as a Growth Coach to focus on health and the whole person:
1. How are you?
2. How are you leading?
These sessions can be one off, monthly or annually. These sessions can cover Staff Transitions, Care and Support, Ministry Growth, or anything that will help your staff or team gain the tools they need to grow through specific season of their life and leadership.
In the Ten Month Coaching Program we coach through the Four Quadrants of Emotional Intelligence in the context of the leader's calling and place they are planted.
Consulting for Churches
In the consultation process we begin with a strategy, systems and staff structure audit to assess where your needs are in terms of healthy and holistic growth. Then we design steps for 3, 6, 9 and 12 months to execute this plan.
What I offer
My best strengths can serve four unique groups on your team:
Growth Coaching and Soul Care of Staff and Teams
This specialized ministry is for women in lead positions, exec roles or key team. I also work with women whose husband pastors (and therefore finds herself in ministry).
The Soul Care or Growth Coaching of Staff or Teams
These can be single sessions or regularly scheduled sessions with male or female, groups or Individuals. The focus here is on what the Lead Pastors discern is needed to help their team.
Growth Coaching & Care of Ministry Marriages
These sessions focus on the relationship of a couple in ministry and the unique challenges to them. This could also include coaching around dynamics like leading together and role demarcation etc.
Soul Care Consulting
Assisting in HR reviews, team transitions, team culture, wellness plans or review of care model within the church
A Safe Place to Grow
Outsourcing the specializing of your teams' growth coaching says that you are willing to invest in a neutral, safe space for them to process the emotional and psychological challenges that come with leading. All the while creating an environment where their calling is still considered in it's context.
For example, unprocessed pain that could be affecting them personally and inter-personally, is also impacting their ability to lead at their optimum, and therefore generally challenges the capacity of your staff and teams to continue serving others. Maybe it is mediation required to understand inter-personal conflict or teaching your teams how to best work with diverse leadership personalities, especially in stress-inducing seasons.
Transitions take their toll on us all. We underestimate the wear and tear on the soul of the teams when:
Staff positions change
Transitions aren’t handled well
Roles have conflicted interests
Personal core values do not align
Ministry life is stressful
Strengths are not recognized
Pain is unprocessed
You can consider Growth Coaching complimentary to the HR process by bringing personal & interpersonal support to key people on your staff. As you and your organization grow, you can continue to be committed to offering healthy and holistic opportunities for their own growth.
It would be an honour to support this season of your life and leadership, personally or collectively in your church.
A Healthy & Holistic Framework for Growth
Soul Care Support for Leaders
For one-to-one support of team members
With my degree in counselling, experience and license as a Naturotherapist, I can give therapeutic support to any person on your staff or team that you refer me to. This does not need to be contracted, and can be a case-by-case need.
One Year Growth Coaching Program
These can be run as one to one sessions with team or in group settings.
We will work through personal and professional growth goals that aligns with the growth season of your church.
This program works brilliantly when we look strategically at a year in advance together for teams to personally and professionally carry at new levels in a holistic and healthy way.
The Soul Care
Weekly Group Care & Coaching for Females in Leadership
This membership based support is online and a small group by invitation only to females in leadership. You can place any of your key women on this collective. Instead of needing to outsource per hour, you can invest in a monthly membership fee to access weekly group coaching, and monthly one-to-one sessions.