Michael's riffs on leadership, coaching, writing, and the journey to becoming one of the dangerous, radical free
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Coaches Out to Change the World, One Heart at a Time
Last night I returned from Breckenridge, Colorado, where I spent the last 4 days meeting with a team of certified Christian life coaches and spiritual directors who have come together to create the content of a workshop we'll be presenting at Gateway (my home church) this Fall. Entitled "Transformational Leadership," this leaders-only workshop explores what it really looks like to inspire transformation in others, as well as to experience authentic transformation in our own lives.
This workshop represents the first offerings of a new non-profit organization I'm heading up called WayPoint Coaching. Our goal is as simple as it is grand: to inspire irreversible transformation in people's lives by bringing coaching to the church. Next year, we'll be taking this workshop to churches all across the country. But Gateway is the first. That seems so appropriate to me--not only because Gateway is my home, but also because of what Gateway itself is becoming. Over the next few years, I believe we'll see Gateway become a key leader in our nation in the arena of spiritual formation and authentic life transformation. It seems fitting to me that WayPoint Coaching should have its genesis there. (www.gatewaychurch.com )
If you'd like to learn more about WayPoint Coaching and our workshop offerings, or are interested in exploring the possibility of us coming to a church in your area, drop me a line. Just visit my contact page at www.michaelwarden.com/contact.aspx.
Michael Warden is a closet introvert who likes to swim in the deep end of the pool. He's the leadership development coach for Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, and the author of four or five books (who keeps count anymore?), including his epic fantasy novel series, the Pearlsong Refounding. Buy them here.
Michael is also a regular contributor to the Christian Coaching Center, and leads a couple of uber-cool life-transformation courses called The Destiny Project and The BraveHeart Intensive. Find out more about them here.