Among Fortune 500 companies evaluated on nine measures, coaching produced a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits. When retention was included as a benefit, overall ROI increased to 788% (1).
More and more ministry leaders are discovering that the demands placed on them, day in and day out, involve leadership challenges for which they have little or no training. Senior pastors, associate pastors, executive pastors, youth, children, and young adult ministry workers have all seen their capacity, confidence, and joy in ministry vastly increase through work with an executive leadership coach from the Ministry Architects team.
While some of our clients work on a specific, time-defined project, many choose to build their work with a leadership coach into the on-going rhythm of life and ministry. Regardless, each coaching relationship begins with a diagnostic process—sometimes face-to-face and sometimes on-line—to ensure that the coaching relationship focuses both on the felt needs of the client as well as the identified needs of the ministry.
Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in an abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 11:14
(1) M.C. Anderson, “Executive Briefing: Case Study on the Return on Investment of Executive Coaching,” The MetrixGlobal Study (2001), retrieved Nov. 6, 2010 from Wendy Hearn Coaching.