Bio for Transition Time Coach and Kelly
How did you arrive at running this business? What path brought you here?
A returned Pioneers missionary couple spoke in morning chapel about how their life changed in an instant. A knock on the door brought an order by the police to leave the country within 72 hours. Without warning, immigration had revoked their visa after 17 years of service. They shared their feeling of shock and desperation as their life’s work and purpose was suddenly yanked away. As a former headhunter and manager, I could think of several things they could do. They had LOTS of transferable skills and leadership gifting plus a solid Bible training and ministry experience.
My spirit was grieved as they shared their struggle with loss of identity and purpose. Their home church was not sure how to help them and their families and friends were in shock too. It was then the Lord spoke to me and said,
“You can help people like these!”
In response to that, I prayed and sought clarity. Next I asked for a sabbatical time from my role at Pioneers, to confirm God’s direction for my ministry. God provided confirmation and following intensive training, here I am! One more big transition in my life and ministry navigated successfully.
What are you known for professionally?
According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Tipping Point, I am a maven.
Because I am a Christ-following maven, I am passionate about helping others connect with God’s plan for their lives. Others know me as the answer guy, the idea man and the one that others seek out when there is a problem or a new strategy that needs developed and implemented.
Teaching, training, and empowering others to do what God made them to do brings me fulfillment!
Researching new areas and figuring out how to get from here to where we want to be is who I am and what I do! I help others find the direction from God they need!
What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients? What do your ideal clients say about you?
My heart’s desire is to help others connect with and hear God’s direction and purpose for their lives.
Clients take advantage of my broad experience and network of resources and know that I’ll work hard to help them find what they need to accomplish their goals as the Lord directs.
Who have you worked with in the past?
The Lord has blessed me with missionary and ministry clients in Asia, Middle East, African, South American, Europe and US locations. They come from a wide variety of denominational and independent church backgrounds. I also partner with other Christian coaches who share my focus and passion for those in ministry.
Since 1989 I have been ordained in full time Christian mission ministry.
Missionary in Indonesia - seminary teacher, church planting, ethnographic research and networking (10+yrs)
Mission agency staff and executive leadership (Literacy & Evangelism Intl, Sowers Intl., Pioneers)
Mobilize and train
Manage and administrate multiple:
Teams of missionaries
Support base staff
Previous secular experience as a Branch Manager and National Account Manager of an award-winning executive search and placement firm (10 years). I also was in sales management training, as a National Account Rep, and assisted in campus recruitment for Carnation Company (3 years) and served as a commissioned officer in US Navy following graduation from Purdue University.
Because of my past roles I have interviewed and helped hundreds of candidates be placed and hired both in secular and ministry positions.