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We develop tailored pathways to help you move forward with clarity and confidence.

Leadership Coaching

Complex questions related to purpose, calling, giftedness, growth and critical transitions can’t be answered in simple ways.  Generalized principles, assessments, books and conferences made for the masses do not answer the specific questions that really matter as life and work goes on.  Leader’s minds, file drawers and hard drives are often filled with such things while some of the most fundamental questions remain unanswered.  Proverbs 20:5 describes it well.

A leadership coaching engagement with us begins with your objectives to determine what you seek to accomplish in life and work.  Duration and focus are crafted to that end and frequently span 3,6 or 12 months.  Most engagements utilize the SIMA ® Process which provides powerful and specific insight into your unique “operating system” of giftedness.  Regardless of your exact leadership development need, our engagements provide the insight, resources and dedicated, ongoing connection required to steward and maximize the calling and the work you’ve been given to do.

Some leaders find great value in engaging their clarity needs in a 3-day retreat format. To explore whether this option is right for you, please visit the 1-on-1 Clarity Retreat page to learn more about working directly with Mark in the quaint and historic river town of Stillwater, Minnesota. This “mini-sabbatical” retreat can include your spouse if you are married.

Executive Partnering

Our work frequently involves facilitating a strategic process with two leaders.  An Executive Partnering™  engagement is an excellent way for Chairpersons and Executive Directors, Presidents and Operations leaders, or Senior Pastors and Executive Pastors to understand their core giftedness and priorities, and to harness them for the benefit of their organization’s mission.  These critical relationships are most effective when unclear expectations, assumptions and inaccurate assessments are replaced with clear understanding, mutual agreement and shared commitment to results.

Board Development

Organizations can only be as good as their boards.  Many Christian nonprofits have boards populated by mission-driven individuals who want to contribute, but find the cultures within which they serve to be less effective than they wish.  Commitment and contribution waiver, and the organization misses opportunities that a passionate, engaged board provides.

Our work with boards is led by Mark Stevenson, who is an experienced board advisor and a Partner in the Alliance for Board Effectiveness .

Our approach combines the governance principles and best practices defined by internationally-known board expert Dr. Robert C. Andringa with a detailed board assessment and development process that is shaped to fit your needs.  Our process includes in-person interviews, online survey tools, “best-practices” resources, and interactive board sessions that address the opportunities and obstacles related to your board’s growth.