I help clergywomen under age 45 come up with creative strategies for personal and professional growth. I offer the safe space for vulnerability and reflection that is needed for making changes but is often hard to come by elsewhere. I affirm the experience, wisdom, efforts, and ingenuity of coachees, and I gently challenge coachees to look at these resources in new ways to get traction for forward movement.

Here’s what coaching looks like: I ask focused questions to allow the person being coached to clarify a goal, explore options and obstacles, and identify action items. When needed, I encourage coachees to name ways of holding themselves accountable to the strategies they create.

Here are some of the goals that my coachees have worked toward:

Quote from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Photo taken at the Huntsville Botanical Garden on July 29, 2014.
Quote from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Photo taken at the Huntsville Botanical Garden on July 29, 2014.
  • identifying needs for further skill development
  • widening the view of available resources
  • owning pastoral identity­
  • leading groups or processes
  • visioning or reinvigorating ministries
  • taking fruitful ministries to the next level
  • discerning next vocational steps
  • navigating the search & call process
  • leaving and starting new calls well
  • dealing with conflict
  • working within ongoing difficult dynamics
  • balancing vocation and personal life

Coaching sessions typically last one hour each and take place by conference call, Skype, or Google Hangout. Six- and ten-session coaching packages are available, with sessions spaced one week to one month apart. Click here for pre-outlined, customizable packages and here for a la carte coaching services.

The hourly fee scale is as follows:

  • Base rate = $125.
  • Members and alumnae of Young Clergy Women International = $75.
  • Seminary students, seminary graduates awaiting first call, and ministers between calls = $35.

Rates are negotiable based on ability to pay.

Click here to schedule a free 45-minute call. We’ll talk about the outcomes you seek and the ways coaching can help you obtain them.




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