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ELCA Coaching celebrates the variety of gifts encompassed by our diverse coaches and the ability it gives our ministry to respond to an array of situations and contribute to the wholeness of our community. We are better together!
Meet our team of experienced, trustworthy coaches who are ready to listen deeply, ask powerful questions, and help you take on whatever is next!
Grieving and mourning are important parts of healing and learning to adjust to life when loss, transition, or death occurs. First and foremost, it is important to recognize your feelings, give yourself time and space to mourn in healthy ways, and take care of yourself after a loss. ELCA Coaching has a cadre of professional grief coaches that can accompany you on this journey.
For congregationally-based grief (including leadership transitions, mergers, yoking, and holy closure) we also recommend the rich library of resources collected by our friends at ELCA Grief and Transition Resources.
Learn more from these recordings:
Sharing our Grief and Hope with One Another: Principles for Coaching Yourself Through Crisis and Stress - Dr. Don Eisenhauer (March 25, 2020)
Sharing our Grief and Hope with Those We Serve: Principles for Coaching Others Through Crisis and Stress - Dr. Don Eisenhauer (April 1, 2020)
The Sacred Work of Grief, Part 1: Rituals of Renewal - Rev. Solveig Nilsen-Goodin (September 2, 2020). Be sure to check out all 7 parts.
How Are You? No, Really! Processing Grief and Loss - Jason O'Neill (March 23, 2022)
Coaching cohorts commit to four weeks of self-exploration around race relations. We will reflect on our personal story and its impact on race relations. Participants will commit to providing a safe and brave space to share and listen to each other’s story. Through honest dialogue we gain insight and awareness, are open to growth, and greater understanding of our own racism.
Courageous Leadership Series
View testimonials from Bishops Suarez and Wee, and see sample coaching sessions by checking out our Introduction to Coaching page.
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News, information, and support for the coaching ministry of the ELCA.
ELCA Coaching Ministry is growing and changing to better serve the needs of our faith leaders and the world around us. We believe focusing on a consistent, proven, clearly articulated set of priorities and standards will help create an atmosphere of coaching excellence for both our coaches and the leaders we accompany. In addition, we trust providing these benchmark competencies creates consistency in expectations and information while providing an important framework for our synods that are developing cultures of coaching.