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Leadership Coaching

Complex questions related to purpose, calling, giftedness, leadership growth and key transitions require wise stewardship. Generalized principles, programs and engagements made for broad audiences do not address the specific questions and needs that matter most as life and work goes on.  Christian leader’s minds, bookshelves and digital libraries are often filled with such things, but answers and clear action can be in short supply.  Proverbs 20:5 provides important context.

A leadership coaching engagement with us begins with your objectives, needs and key questions.  Duration and focus are crafted to accomplish your objectives and typically span 2 to 6 months.  Most coaching engagements utilize the SIMA® Process to provide powerful and specific insight into your unique “operating system” of giftedness and motivation.  Based on serving hundreds of Christian leaders, our coaching provides the dedicated resources and connection you need to more effectively steward and maximize what God has given you to do.

Oftentimes, clients find great value in engaging coaching in a three day retreat format.  To explore whether this format is a good fit for you, please visit the 1-on-1 Clarity Retreat page to learn more about working directly with Mark Stevenson in the quaint and historic river town of Stillwater, Minnesota.  This “mini-sabbatical” retreat can include your spouse if you are married.

Board Development Coaching

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 hoped.  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, a Partner in the Alliance for Board Effectiveness and a member of the Advisory Council of the Christian Leadership Alliance for topics and strategies related to nonprofit governance.

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