My thoughts on the masterclass with David Peterson and David Goldsmith

My thoughts on the masterclass with David Peterson and David Goldsmith

Greetings,

If you are a leader who desires to develop leaders around you –  I would like to invite you to a unique opportunity to take your coaching to the next level!  Like you, I am cautious when making recommendations.

The Foundations of Great Coaching: Start Fast Masterclass with Google’s David Peterson and Coaching Industry Pioneer David Goldsmith has begun! Yesterday, I attended the session and was honestly impressed by the content.

My main takeaway was the importance of getting to the “real work” with leaders I am coaching – quickly. I now better understand how to build strong collaborative relationships quickly, this is what sets you apart from an average, good coach.  You can easily adapt what you learn to a ministry environment.

If you’re keen to learn more, you are in luck as bonus sessions have just been added due to high demand.

Reserve your spot here before the sessions are full. 

By the end of the masterclass, you’ll understand how to build trust and rapport faster to achieve impactful results with leaders you serve; in less time.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level?  Try Gary’s free, quick “How to lead effectively” quiz to find the key areas you need to focus on and instantly access powerful resource that will inspire you to take action today.  CLICK How to lead effectively!

Tomorrow: Learn LIVE from Google’s David Peterson and ICF’s David Goldsmith

Tomorrow: Learn LIVE from Google’s David Peterson and ICF’s David Goldsmith

Starting tomorrow, you can learn live from two of the industry’s greatest thought leaders, Google’s David Peterson and ICF Co-founder David Goldsmith!

Secure your spot for this complimentary Masterclass here.  

In this session, David & David will show you how to build advanced capabilities and get to the crux of client challenges in less time. This increases your confidence, helps you stand out from the crowd of good coaches, and allows you to work with clients you truly want to help.

If you’re ready to accelerate your coaching from good to GREAT, then this masterclass is for you. You’ll unlock advanced strategies and techniques that take most coaches years to learn.

Register for the no-cost Masterclass here.

It is highly recommended that you sign up right away as these sessions often reach full capacity. This training has the power to profoundly impact your coaching practice. Excited to see you there!

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level?  Try Gary’s free, quick “How to lead effectively” quiz to find the key areas you need to focus on and instantly access powerful resource that will inspire you to take action today.  CLICK How to lead effectively!

“How Entrepreneurial Immigrants and Missions Collide”

“How Entrepreneurial Immigrants and Missions Collide”

There is a movement going on in our world today.  It is called immigration.  My simple explanation of immigration is: “a movement of a group(s) of people, from one country to another”.

As a husband married to an Australian I understand the problem, to a degree; but my wife left her homeland on her own terms.  The millions of displaced refugees in Europe for instance, are not leaving by choice, but for survival.  That presents an opportunity for humanity and specifically, Christians to step-up.

One of my friends is doing something about the problem through the organization he serves from his adopted country – Spain.  Here is a quote from a recent article that he was interviewed for in CT entitled: “Strangers in the Land of Startups” (May 23, 2019).

Rather than a job training for jobs that don’t exist, we believe in helping immigrants and refugees start their own microenterprises, or local, regional, and global companies. Brent McHugh

It takes a unique leader who has the combination of leveraging Business Acumen + Missional Integrity = Disciplemaking Movement.  To the degree that he, his team and organization are able, they are influencing the trajectory of immigrants that are relocating to Europe, and beyond.  If you would like to read the CT article in entirely – CLICK HERE!

Every leader needs a coach!

Every leader needs a coach!

The problem church planters, pastors & leaders face is understanding the value of having a coach.

  • Read this 2009 article from the Harvard Business Review entitled: “What Can Coaches Do For You?”
  • If you are seeking a coach; this article provides research on the do’s and don’ts of a good coach.
  • CAUTION – don’t get distracted by the context the article is written from, nor with the business-side of coaching.

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4 Compelling Words to Create Movement

4 Compelling Words to Create Movement

For the past two years I’ve had the privilege of coaching Mike McDonald of Grace Anglican Church in Fleming Island, FL. His education and background in civil engineering has served him well prior to moving into ministry. After graduating from Trinity Seminary in Pittsburgh in December of 2007 he took the call to lead Grace Anglican Church on January 1, 2008.

On January 6, 2019 Mike preached on Luke 4:42-44. In the sermon he wove the vision for Grace to move from a season of “survival” into a season of “abundance”. This is what he shared that Sunday.

After praying for the Lord to give me a word or phrase for 2019, I felt like the Lord gave me this phrase: “Abundance for Others”. I think this is significant because we need to change our corporate narrative from “Are we going to make it?” to “What should we do with it?”  Things were really tight for our church in the early years, but we’ve grown quite strong.  I believe the Lord wants us to use this abundance for others.

In Luke 4:42-44, Jesus tells his home town that he must go to other towns as well.  He came to preach the Good News to them also.  The Lord is on mission and we should be too.

Over the past six months, the staff and I have been refining our vision statement to be even clearer and nuanced to us specifically.  We’ve narrowed it down to four words, which are mostly actual (meaning who we already are) but also aspirational (who we want to become).

Extending Grace

Extending means pushing the reach of our ministries out further.

Grace is our message about Good News for sinners.

Discipling Generations

Discipling is intentionally helping faith along in others, per Matthew 28:18-20.

Generations means that our ministry reaches all ages.

The most “aspirational” of the words is the first, extending.  It’s time to reach further than our island.  There are two practical applications here.  The first is that we must start making practical plans to plant some new churches in our rapidly-growing area.  Our diocese is asking for our help in this regard.  The second is that we start to see the Alpha course as the tool we use to share the gospel with those who are not yet here.

Leaders want to know how to move from survival to abundance. Mike has spent considerable time in prayer, reflection, discernment, research, conversations and envisioning the future. The sermon was the culmination of all of the things mentioned above. It marks the beginning of Grace’s church planting journey.

Let me suggest five questions to help you move the dream of extending your reach through church planting from an aspiration, to reality:

  1. Reflect – “Why does our city/region need another church like ours?”
  2. Ask the Lord – “Are we being asked to plant?”
  3. Respond – “If we are not being asked to plant, who is?”
  4. Discern – “How can we participate?”
  5. Act – “What is the next step?”