Leadership Development

LeaderWise offers Consulting, Coaching, Spiritual Direction, Programs and Workshops to foster Leadership Development for spirit-filled individuals and communities.


Spiritual Direction



Our mission at LeaderWise is to accompany people and organizations who serve. Whether you’re a church, a non-profit, a social entrepreneur, or a wise leader who leads from a spiritual or principled foundation, we are here to accompany you, your team, organization, or congregation. LeaderWise staff consultants bring decades of experience to you from a variety of disciplines.  

Some of the consulting work we can assist you with includes:

  • Conflict negotiation and management
  • Post-misconduct navigation
  • Navigating transition and change
  • Succession planning, execution, and search
  • Board development
  • Staff development

Don’t see your need listed here? Contact us to see if we can help fulfill your needs.


Spiritual Direction



According to the International Coach Federation, coaching is 

“a thought-provoking and creative partnership that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential, often unlocking previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.”

Whether you are a minister seeking to lead in a new way, change your own behavior, or you are a leader seeking to have a coach hold you accountable to an important project, you can trust LeaderWise to provide you with excellence in coaching. Our coaches are ICF certified, are familiar with corporate and/or clergy coaching, and are waiting for you! Contact us today.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction

Leadership Development Programs


"Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul."

Thomas Merton, Trappist monk

Spiritual direction helps people to deepen their relationship with the spiritual aspects of their humanity.  Through conversation with a trained spiritual director, men and women are able to reflect on the movement of the Spirit in their lives.  Spiritual Direction guides people on a journey toward freedom and peace.

Spiritual direction is available to all people who have a spiritual impulse, including those who might not have a religious faith to which they ascribe.  The role of the Spiritual Director is that of a trusted companion, who can listen intently to the client and accompany the client as s/he discerns and deepens her/his relationship with the Divine.

Spiritual direction is offered both individually and in small groups.

Group spiritual direction usually takes place in groups of four plus a trained spiritual director.  In group spiritual direction, all of the members of the group participate in the reflection and discernment process.  Through group spiritual direction, in addition to deepening one’s own personal relationship with the divine, men and women create community through the processes of deep listening and authentic sharing.

Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Workshops

Leadership Development Programs


Leadership development is a lifelong endeavor. We are never done learning, and we are never done developing our gifts for leadership. At LeaderWise, we believe leadership development begins with self-awareness, and builds from there.  

Ongoing programs include: 

  •  The Shape of Leadership: guiding clergy to learn how to lead from a place of deepened self-awareness   
  • CrossForm: equipping congregations for the changing landscape of faith

Click here for detailed program information. We can also bring custom programs to your site. Just ask us! 

Leadership Development Workshops

Leadership Development Workshops

Leadership Development Workshops


LeaderWise offers many workshops and we can customize workshops for your needs.

Below you will find a list of regularly offered workshops. Find our complete list here, and contact us to discuss tailoring a LeaderWise workshop for your organization.

  • Transforming Conflict
  • Boundaries Training
  • Increase Your Cultural Competence
  • Emotional intelligence and Leadership
  • Effectiveness in Ministry
  • Introduction to Enneagram
  • Resilience in Ministry
  • Adaptive Leadership for 21st Century Church
  • 1-Day Leadership Intensives

Leadership Development Workshops

Leadership Development Workshops


Contact Us

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