Find A Coach

What guidance can a Coach provide?

When working with individuals, a Coach uses Deep Listening and Powerful Questions to structure a process that helps draw out the wisdom within the client.  The focus of coaching is to address tasks and performance so that the client's goals can be achieved.

Can a Coach work with churches or groups like a leadership team?

Absolutely!  Whether your congregation is wanting to do the work of revisioning, is looking to turn a vision statement into an action plan, is moving through a big change, or is discerning the future of its ministry, a Together We Thrive Professionally trained Clergy Coach can be an excellent resource for your process.

How does Group Coaching work?

Coaches bring curiosity and strategic questions to any process, and are gifted in pinpointing a group’s shared values and common priorities.  The work of a Coach brings increased communication, improved effectiveness and great efficiency. Our Coaches are not subject matter experts; they are proficient in the art form of coaching. Using specific interventions and techniques, a Clergy Coach can journey alongside a group and support them to hear one another more clearly, challenge limiting assumptions, and communicate more effectively. A Coach assists in finding common ground and a common page, turning conversations into action, developing a plan for moving forward, diffusing tensions, and encouraging healthy group dynamics. Because Coaches can use a variety of frameworks and strategies, they are able to work with a wide range of topics, dynamics and needs.

If you are interested in knowing more, read our FAQ, contact the TWT Program Director (see below) or complete one of the request forms at the bottom of the page.

How is Coaching different?



Uses listening & interpretation to lead a conversation in a specific direction.

Uses deep listening & powerful questions to guide a conversation.

Has a desired outcome to be reached.

Has no agenda or pre-determined outcome

Often focuses on helping move the group towards a desired outcome.

Uses the content of client responses to ask more questions & continue the conversation.



Is a subject matter expert in order to help develop the client.

Draws out the wisdom, experience and insight from the client.

Is an expert who is called on for professional or technical advice or opinions.

Encourages the client to find answers and strategies, rather than providing formulas from an outside source.



Informal association with a broad focus.

Formal structured association & process

Emphasizes both the professional and personal development of the individual.

Focuses on improvements in behavior and performance to resolve present work issues or handle specific aspects of the job.

Guides others in achieving goals.

Guides clients in setting and moving toward their own goals.



Works to achieve “well-ness”

Is not focused on symptoms or diagnosis.

Explores the underlying dynamics of individuals and their relationships.

Asks questions that address tasks and performances.

Uses questions but does not address tasks and performances.

Uses Questions and creates a process focused on increasing capacity and reaching self-selected goals.

Promotes self-understanding and self- acceptance

Helps the clients achieve success, however the client defines it.


*Information in this chart is adapted from Claire W. Bamberg, D.Min., LMFT, MCC. @Potentials Coaching and Consulting, LLC 2019



Who are the Coaches?  What will this cost?

The Coaches in our program are all authorized ministers who have or are currently serving in local churches, so they understand the life cycles of churches, how churches work, and the dynamics that come with group work. Each Coach trained to the Professional level  has received more than 128 hours of training and mentoring and many are in the process of seeking certification or credentialing. Because of the nature and funding for the Together We Thrive program, many Coaches are available for reasonable rates due to a Together We Thrive discount for all Pastors, Leaders and Congregations in the partner judicatories. 

Our Professional Level trained Coaches provide both individual and group coaching for $125 per session.  Compensation for one-on-one sessions with a Level 1 Together We Thrive Coach is $75 per hour (not currently available).  These rates are paid to Together We Thrive.   Certified and Credentialed Professional Coaches set their own rates  based on experience and setting.  The hourly rate for each coach (based on their level of training) will be provided at the time of the recommendation. 

"As a coach and a coachee, it is freeing to know I have this tool of companionship in the deep movements of life.  When I am challenged, I can reach out to my coach to work through those learning opportunities to productivity and movement.  When I coach someone, I get great joy out of seeing the personal growth, freedom and blessing that comes out on the other side of a coaching conversation."  

- Kirsten Nelson Roenfeldt


Coach Request Form

To request a coach for a congregation:  Request a Coach for my Congregation

To request a coach for an individual:  Request a Coach for a Pastor or Leader

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Ramsey Mabrouk -