Coaching Skills for Congregational Leaders

Introduction to Core Concepts

This virtual, synchronous workshop will serve as an introduction to how coaching can benefit participants, not just as a person being coached but as a supervisor. The session will include time for participants to practice core coaching skills. This workshop offers an education in foundational coaching skills not offered by many seminaries or divinity schools. Unlike standard coaching programs, this will not prepare individuals to become professional coaches, but rather, help individuals develop a skill set that allows congregational leaders to immediately apply coaching skills without the cost or commitment of becoming professional coaches.

As coaches Shonna D. Waters and Brodie Riordan, authors of the book The Coaching Shift, note, focusing on the “core coaching skill set...” can help “...anyone develop…and improve their own emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and interactions with others.”

How it Works

  When:Coming Soon

  Duration:1-4 pm

  Format:Virtual Synchronous


What You'll Learn

  •  Coaching skills with direct application for congregational leaders
  •  Receive an introduction to core coaching skills “in action,” including empathy, active listening, and curiosity


“Congregational leaders” is defined to include ordained pastors, commissioned lay pastors, church staff, and lay leaders



Anita Kishore

Anita Kishore, PhD, ACC

A former scientist & management consultant, Anita brings an open, honest, and direct approach from her global experience consulting and coaching diverse clients across all industries. Anita coaches senior executives, federal government leaders, and underrepresented MBA students (Management Leadership for Tomorrow). Anita also teaches Leadership as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

Price: $599.00