Professional Coaching

Do you have a vision, project, or goal for your congregation, group, or community? Are you ready for your NEXT step? If so, our team would love to assist!

We are a diverse, professional, and dynamic cohort of leaders who challenge, encourage, and assist other leaders to live fully, serve effectively, and execute their visions with simplicity.

What Is Coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines “coaching” as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

The Office of Black Ministries’ approach to coaching applies the Co-Active Model, which recognizes the coach and client as active collaborators in their fundamental coaching relationship. Our Christian stance assures us that people, no matter their circumstances, are by their very nature creative, resourceful, whole, and capable of decision-making. Therefore, as coaches, through resourcefulness, creativity, curiosity, and open-mindedness, we discover with our clients their own inherent capabilities that empower them to be the best version of themselves.

A Relational Approach
At its heart, our coaching approach is walking with another person in a way that is highly relational, deeply intentional, and always contextual toward transformation. This is what Jesus did throughout His ministry.

Each coaching relationship begins with a “covenant” or a goal that the client wants to achieve. Once this has been defined by the client, the coach listens deeply, asks powerful questions, reframes perspectives, and expands possibilities. These techniques lead the client toward actions and accountability that will aid the client in achieving the goal. The average length of time for executive coaching is 7-12 months.

"My coach was patient in listening to my concerns of lack of advancement and other issues in my current position. Through focused prayer, writing in a journal, and an open mind and heart, my coach was able to aide my rebuilding of self and re connect with my sense of purpose. I could NOT ask for a better cheerleader!"

"My Coach helped me to identify what I want to do, and I am doing it. At our last meeting we talked about how much more confident I was and how much better I sounded! I feel a lot better!  

"I have identified a focus for ministry! I feel so much better about myself and my choices!  Professional Coaching was THE best choice I ever made."

Office of Black Ministries Coaching Intake Form

The following section contains questions that will help the coach understand you better as a potential client and will help to best match you with one of our qualified coaches.  Please take time to think about these questions and answer as openly as you feel comfortable. Your selected coach will explore your responses to these questions during the initial session.

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CONTACT: The Rev. Ronald C. Byrd, Sr.
Missioner for Black Ministries