Introduction to Clergy Coaching
- Newly called to a parish and seeking a powerful start?
- Recently completed a program or training and seeking support to implement new learning?
- Five years into a call and seeking next steps?
- Encountering a consistent obstacle and looking for new ways forward?
- Considering a new call?
- Getting ready for retirement?
What’s in a coaching relationship?
focuses on the goals and issues of the client
helps expand the possibilities for life and ministry
Clergy are feeling overwhelmed, we are at a pivot point in our culture, and in the church. Coaching can help a leader see into the challenges, unlock possibilities, expand their options, and create accountability for setting and completion of goals. With both longer engagements (12- 16 sessions) or short term engagements (2 -6) sessions coaching can be sized to the help needed.
The focus on coaching will always be generated by the individual and the coach is a partner who listens deeply, asks powerful questions, so that the coaching client may set goals that are attainable and timely. Our coaches have a variety of coaching competencies and tools available to assist clergy including the Hogan Personality Assessment. Coaching sessions are $25 and down a sliding scale, and are contracted directly with the Coach. If a Hogan Assessment is undertaken either the parish or clergy person is responsible for payment and partial scholarships are available. To find out more about a Hogan Assessment and it’s advantages for leadership growth go here: https://www.performanceprograms.com/hogan-assessments/hogan-assessments-2/
To start the process of securing a coach, please contact the Rev. Cecily Broderick administrator of the Coaching program for the Diocese of Long Island at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roster of Clergy Coaches in the Diocese - 2021