Tony Morgan Coaching Network
I was a part of Tony Morgan’s Coaching Network in 2012. What a great experience! He interviewed me last week about it:
How Our Coaching Network Helped PromiseLand Church Get Unstuck
Over the holidays, we connected withRobin Steele to talk about his experience in our leadership coaching network. Robin is the lead pastor of Promiseland Church in San Marcos, TX. The church was launched in 2003 with 30 people and over the last 10 years they have grown to 1,000 members in their main location and have opened two other campuses.
TONY: What caused you to consider participating in a coaching network?
ROBIN: My friend, Joe Sangl, highly recommended the network. He was coaching me through some church finance hurdles and thought I could benefit from your overall leadership approach.
TONY: What were your greatest takeaways from the coaching network?
ROBIN: Working through the book, Necessary Endings with you and the rest of the group was huge to me. There was also a great segment on “Leaders vs Doers” that completely reshaped my thinking on volunteers.
TONY: How did the coaching network help your church get unstuck?
ROBIN: I changed the way I work with my staff and we have changed the way we communicate to our church. We have implemented the coaching network discussion style into our staff meetings. We have also simplified our mass communication and promotion processes. (No more giant inflatable blue monkeys).
TONY: What would you say to a leader who is considering joining a coaching network?
ROBIN: I highly recommend the experience. You did a great job of helping us discover our next steps. I distinctively remember bringing up a specific staff issue and instead of leaping to a quick conclusion or giving me generic advice, you led me to make my own conclusions and helped me confirm my clear path for going forward. The camaraderie and learning style of the group was awesome. Leaders spend thousands of dollars at conferences but this hands-on/personal approach brought lasting change to our church.
Our next coaching networks will begin in April 2014. We have room for you. Clickhere for more information.