I help leaders, churches, and businesses succeed.
Does This Sound Like You?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have ambitions, hopes, and dreams. Some might be public, and others more guarded. These could be ambitions for your life, or for the church or business you lead. Either way, I suspect that these ambitions, if they became reality, would bring you a better tomorrow. Perhaps some of these hopes and dreams provide the answer to the current frustrations and limitations you face each day. But right now, for whatever reason, they are just that – hopes and dreams. Maybe you don’t know where to start. What do you do next? What do you do first? What about the risk of failure, of things not working out? Is it the right move, or even a wise move? And so, nothing changes, and your big ideas remain hidden and secret, but not silent, gnawing away deep inside you.
Your Success Matters
I stepped into coaching and consulting because, for years, I’ve seen incredible, talented and gifted people with huge potential who didn’t, for a myriad of reasons, get off the treadmill of monotonous routine to grab hold of the ‘more’ that they could have had. For years, I worked in different organisations with brilliant aspirations, services, and products, that just couldn’t seem to address the challenges that limited their effectiveness, robbing them of the outcomes and success they deserved.
I noticed that a lot of the time, the real issues that were preventing the person’s or organisation’s success had never been clearly identified. It hadn’t been called out or brought out into the light for all to see. No one had put their finger on things, and so everyone carried on as normal, going round in circles in a cycle of frustration.
I decided to be ‘that person’ who would speak up and say what I saw, so we can deal with it and get stuff done. It seemed that a lot of the time when I asked the right question to the right people about the right issue I had perceived, lightbulbs would come on, we would form strategies to deal with the challenge that had been unveiled, and momentum for change fuelled by passion began.
I loved bringing a solution that led others to this new form of freedom, and decided that it was a good fit for my life and skills.
My Custom Approach
I don’t bring formulas or techniques I’ve learned at expensive online courses or hyped up auditoriums. My approach is different – I’m convinced that personally and organisationally, the unseen world always shapes the seen world. Our internal dictates our external. So my conviction is simple: if we can identify the invisible roots of the issue, the visible fruits cannot help but be changed and grow. To achieve this, I use something I developed over time called ‘alignment coaching’, that examines five key elements of personal or organisational life, and ensures they are flowing together. The more they sync, the more our success will naturally flow.
Where To Go From Here
To get started, I’ve developed some free assessments you can take, specific to your context, which will help identify some next steps for you. You can find them here.
Finally, you can find out about some of my services here:
P.S. If you want to get in touch about anything, please feel free.
I’m originally from the United Kingdom – England to be precise. My wife is Scottish, my daughter is American, and my soon-to-arrive son will be English.
I’ve worked for over twenty years in business and church leadership roles.
I spent six years in the corporate banking arm of one of the UK’s major banks.
For four years, I was in full-time local church leadership & pastoral ministry with two Newfrontiers churches, a network with which I’ve been associated with since the late 90s. During this time I studied their theological and biblical training programmes.
I hold a Diploma in Life Coaching, the skills of which I’ve used in professional and personal settings for over ten years.
I’ve graduated the three-year Bethel School of Ministry program. The third year is an internship, and I was chosen to be mentored by Paul Manwaring, a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Bethel Church, Redding.
After my internship, I was hired by Bethel and spent three years as C.O.O. and Associate Pastor of Global Legacy, Bethel’s apostolic network, with strategic, operational, teaching and church coaching oversight.
Additionally, I was part of the Bethel Ministry School teaching team, where I mentored and taught Bible, theology and leadership skills to first, second and third-year students.
You can see my LinkedIn profile here.
Why do I need consultancy or coaching with you?
- Are you clear on the one thing you are made to do?
- Do you know the journey you are meant to walk?
- Are you growing the internal mentality needed to get you to the destination you want?
- Do you know how to build the structure to support not only the mindset you need but the direction you are headed?
- Have you identified and maximized the full capacity of all the resources around you?
- Do you know the short, medium and long-term strategic steps to take as you continue on your journey?
If the answer is ‘no’ to any of these questions, then I can help you if you get in touch.
Where should I expect to end up?
Transformed. I expect you to have greater focus and momentum, and clear ideas, new energy and deeper understanding of all you need to do to see success.
What does the coaching/consultancy process look like, practically?
In some ways, however you want, depending on your unique need and circumstances.
For coaching, together we will identify the coaching area or areas you want to work on and begin an agreed number of regular meetings to discuss and determine steps to be taken. Each session will start with a review, move into strategizing together, and end with an agreement for action. These connections can be conducted via email, phone, video-call or face-to-face meetings.
For consultancy, together we will consider what area or areas of organizational health to focus on. Typically we’ll begin with an assessment of that area, which may or may not involve surveying key leaders you identify to me. As the church health is clarified, I will share observations and make recommendations for specific action steps to take to address anything that arises. This process can be conducted via a combination of email, phone, video-call or site visits at your church.
If you would like to talk more about coaching or consultancy, feel free to contact me.
What qualifies you to work with me or my organisation?
I knows the world; I have been in a variety of ministry leadership roles – paid and unpaid – in small, medium, large and megachurch settings for over twenty years and have experienced success in ministry.
I have overseen churches and church leadership teams and has spoken into situations when churches were starting, growing, plateauing, stagnating, transitioning, planting, and rebooting. This gives me experience and insight with teams and organisational life-cycles that benefit any church or business. As you can see from my journey, I worked in business so will bring focus and clarity to many organizational aspects.
Additionally, I’ve also studied theology and taught students so have developed excellent communication and teaching skills. Because I am a very practical thinker, you won’t only get theory from me; everything will be beneficial, relevant and practical.