At the 2015 FLGA Pastors and Educator's conference Scott delivered a "Ted Style" talk on the power of coaching to transform ministry leaders from frustrated or stuck to joyful and even productive with less stress!
Presentations custom designed for you: Is your circuit, district or group looking for a talk that is practical and biblical? We have led talks on leadership, developing leaders for ministry, outreach and revitalization, living in balance, and our specialty: coaching and taking a coach approach
Our desire is to come along side congregations and church workers to strategize how to move from the current state to greater vitality. Listening, asking questions and co-creating next steps ensures steady progress. Vision Creation and Vision Casting: You can’t
Coaching is one on one, confidential dialogue that helps you to grow without telling you what to do! Do you like the idea of being more productive or more effective in your role as leader? Are you looking for something
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Read more about Christian Coaching in the "Christian Coaching Catechism" found in the link provided or contact us for a free sample session
What is coaching? That is a great question! The International Coach Federation gives a nice introduction to coaching and who might benefit from it. What is Coaching? from ICF Headquarters on Vimeo. Below is another video helping to define what coachingRead more
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What Some Are Saying
As founder and President, I realized that transitioning my role to another staff position required intentional planning and implementation. Scott’s coaching helped make the transition successful and fulfilling. I appreciated his questions that guided me in turning objectives into obtainable goals. Regular sessions provided accountability since I knew that I needed to implement action steps between sessions. Moreover, I valued Scott’s Christian care and encouragement to me as a leader.
"The year I spent with Scott coaching me was extremely positive. He helped me to stretch my thinking and to look at issues in new ways. He never told me how to do anything, but he made me think how I could best address the situation. Beginning with the intake, he helped me build on my strengths and challenged me to work through areas where I needed growth. As the year progressed, I became more focused in my ministry and developed a better understanding of what I want my congregation to accomplish. I am looking forward to building on what we developed in this last year."
“A good coach asks good questions. Scott doesn't provide you with the answers. He helps you discover your own answers by asking direct, thoughtful, and sometimes difficult questions. The result is an intentional plan for action for which you can take full ownership.”
“Like many parish pastors, I face challenging and complex ministry and organizational issues that call for sound thinking and innovative solutions. I've found that coaching provides an effective venue to help understand the issues better and to develop an effective course of action in a confidential, constructive, and challenging way that usually isn't available at the parish level. Through coaching, I feel that I am no longer alone when working through opportunities and reaching critical decisions.”
“With Scott Gress as my coach I learned a phenomenal amount. He emphasized my strengths, helped me focus, and grew me so that my daily work life aligned more closely to my values and passions. I believe Scott would help any pastor go from good to great.”
“Four years ago I was ready to leave the ministry, or at least move to another congregation. Your coaching helped me focus on the ministry that I had been placed into and allowed me to really blossom professionally. Thanks for all your insight, encouragement and caring."