The glory of God is the human person fully alive. - St. Irenaeus (2nd Century)
God calls us to pursue what matters most. In order to fulfill God's call, we must grow and live into our calling. Welcome to the pursuit of purpose.
We know where we are and have a sense of where we would like to go, but may be unclear on how to get there. Life can be complex. Family, relationships, career, spirituality, recreation, and health issues clash leaving us confused about what matters most. We end up living unfocused not knowing what we, or God, really want.
Obscurity happens. Perhaps you have dreams and visions but no idea how you will ever get there. Life spins out of control, and at the end of the day, you wonder if you accomplished anything.
Purpose anchors us. When we find clarity, life begins to fall into place. Clarity brings purpose into focus, giving us a sense of calling. A clear purpose empowers life.
The journey toward clarity and purpose doesn't just happen. Clarity takes effort, thought, and reflection. We may feel isolated, but we don't have to travel alone. We were not meant to walk alone. God has given us each other for encouragement on our journey. Through community, we experience God the deepest.
I would love to connect with you and explore how a coaching relationship can help you find clarity and purpose. I have served as a pastor for over 25 years. I am trained in Spiritual Formation and non-directive coaching. If you desire a thought partner to walk with you, I'd love to talk with you. I believe I can help you realize where you are, discern where you want to be, and create a pathway to your desired destination.
Taking you to your desired destination, after all, is what a coach does. A coach is a vehicle that takes us from one place to another. I'd love to help you reach your destination. Let's talk.
What Do Others Say?
As a pastor in my first appointment, conversations with David have given me focus, grounding, and much-needed opportunities to step back and see the big picture of ministry. I appreciate how he asks thoughtful questions that really make me pause and reflect on my calling, and I would recommend this style of coaching to anyone discerning what real partnership with God looks like.
David has a knack for drawing out my intuitions, helping me to verbalize them, and then inviting me to intentionally formulate a plan. He is a coach that helps me to listen to my own heart and to God, and who seldom permits his own viewpoint to get in the way. David is a coach in the truest sense of the term. He summons our best qualities to the game.
Who am I?
I am a pastor, spiritual director, and an ICF non-directive coach. I seek to help people find clarity. While I have helped congregants and others through preaching and teaching, I find non-directive coaching an effective means to help individuals create action plans which move them forward and toward their goals.
Non-directive coaching helps clients find focus, determine what they really want, and how they might get there. You are the expert of your life. The coach does not tell you what to do. The coach's role is to help you think through what you really want and create actionable steps to get there. Coaching helps individuals move from where they are to where they want to be.
I can help you understand what you really want, discover "sticking points", see options, create action plans, and move forward. I am an ICF trained and certified coach at the ACC level. Coaching will help you will find clarity, direction, and a plan.