This spring, I wrapped up my first coaching season with twelve communications leaders and influencers. While a coaching network isn’t for everyone, it’s a highly unique and rewarding experience for anyone who is a part of it. It was a great season.
I’ve been asked to do it again this fall and I couldn’t be more eager to get started. I count it a privilege. Who it’s for? Glad you asked…
- Pastors, creative professionals or strategic ministry leaders who influence and support local church communications before, around and after the weekend message.
- Ministry professionals challenged with clearly communicating everything happening across departments and campuses without competing against each other and shutting audiences down in the process.
- Leaders in a season or crossroads who need customized, focused, up close and personal attention. Sometimes, instead of a conference, professionals need a controlled, safe forum to be blunt about the challenges they face to get frank, encouraging insight in return.
- Anyone struggling with these questions (whether you’ve been in communications
90 days or 9 years):
- How can I develop trust in an area everyone feels they are an expert? How can I learn how to manage people with or without authority?
- How can I resist a religious culture that reacts with more, louder, bigger, more? How do I lead communications instead of just facilitating order fulfillment?
- How can I get people to read our bulletin? How do I get news out without breaking the bank?
- What’s needed for people burned out on church? How can we loosen the historical markers that hinder progress? How do I respond (not react) to a constantly evolving landscape?
- How do I do it all wearing multiple hats? How do I keep up with the demand? How do I move to a new role and leave my old role behind? How do I increase new responsibilities and decrease the old ones? How do I make progress while I’m still on the learning curve? I’ve been dropped into a sea of ―I don’t know.
- How can I inspire people to understand the importance of how and what they say? How do I get all the parts on board with what the whole is doing? How do I transition us from a building with a bunch of mini churches to one church with many ministries?
- How do I help us act bigger than we are to plan ahead of growth? How do I slow down to look at the bigger picture to lead with influence?
- How do I define incremental wins in this next season? How do I make the tough call without the agreement from others?
- This document holds the rest of the details you might be looking for (including dates, costs, reviews from last season’s alumni, etc.).
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, complete the application by
August 1. By design, it’s limited to only 12 participants (and there’s only six three one spots left).
I’m looking forward to seeing who shapes this season.
Tip:There are also a few spots left in the Executive Pastors and Connections Strategies Coaching Networks. We coordinated three networks to happen at the same time to make it easier for teams to leverage the time and travel investment. That’s how we roll and we thought you might, too.