Helping Non-Profits Accomplish Their Mission
“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” — Vince Lombardi
When we started a new church in San Diego, one of the best parts of that experience was getting paired up with a coach. We would have “nuts and bolts” conversations about strategy, ideas, and dreams. At times, my coach would challenge me to think further than I had — or to brainstorm other options.
And then there was the other aspect of coaching: the side that says, “Get up and keep going. You can do this.”
As a pastor and entrepreneur, I’ve been privileged to coach individuals at various stages of their personal or professional development. It’s one of the most exciting things I do.
Non-Profit Background and Experience
I love non-profit organizations because that is where I have spent most of my professional career. Whether it’s been working with churches or programs that serve children in foster care, I have seen first-hand the challenges non-profit groups face everyday. As an executive within non-profit organizations, I have many budgets and projects of several million dollars, led a staff of 15 full-time employees, and had to cast vision and raise funds.
In addition to my executive experience, I also serve on the board of directors for four different non-profits.
Areas of Expertise
- change management
- strategic planning
- communication and public speaking
- staff development
- working with volunteers
How do I like to work?
The best place to start is by exchanging an email or two. This allows us to both determine if I’m the right coach for your needs. Once we decide to move forward, we’ll schedule an in-person meeting at a site that is convenient for both of us. At this first meeting, we’ll get to know one another, determine a plan of action, and set a frequency of meetings.
Why do I work with non-profits?
As I mentioned earlier, I love non-profits. People who work for non-profits are passionate and committed — just the kind of people I like to be around.
What experience do I bring to the coaching environment?
Great question! My education includes undergraduate and graduate work in history and theology. In addition, I have over 25 years of experience as a pastor, public speaker, life coach, and entrepreneur. This includes founding my own company and starting a new church. I also serve on the board of directors for four non-profits.
What payment options are there?
I’ll bring a PayPal credit card reader to each of our meetings. It simply plugs into my iPhone and allows you to use any credit or debit card you want to use for payment. Rates are based on the length and frequency of our meetings.
Ready to talk?
If you are interested in establishing a coaching relationship, use this form to get the conversation started.