January 2023 SEJ Consultation

"Supporting YOUR life journey"

Coaching is a hot word in our culture. Simply put, coaching is a partnership between a coach and an individual who desires to make positive life changes. A coach sees the whole person, moving him or her forward in life by providing deep listening, powerful questions, and support.  Dr. Jim Robey, MCC, will provide you with confidential coaching that helps move you move more fully into the "fullness of your life." Coaching is transforming!

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I am excited to be one of 7 Sage Partners, and we are offering Leaders Flourishing Together, a 6 month Journey for United Methodist Leaders.


Right now, United Methodist leaders of leaders are often feeling overwhelmed in a time of unrelenting challenges and conflicts. We are offering skilled individual coaching, renewal in shared group experiences, and a proven and effective mental operating system. Through this 6-month shared journey, each person will be better equipped to take actions from a deeply ground place of spiritual renewal.

What if …

  • Leaders responded to challenges as gift and opportunity?
  • Leaders took spiritually grounded actions?
  • Leaders could see the true essence of themselves - and then be more equipped to see it in others?
  • Leaders could really listen to “the other” and find a way to build upon part of their ideas?
  • The participants had experiences and a common language which continued to expand their leadership into the future?

Drawing upon our extensive experiences leading groups and doing individual coaching as a United Methodist pastor, Leaders Flourishing Together accomplishes three goals:

  1. Individual growth in effectiveness and self-care in both personal and ministerial life.

  2. Increased resilience and greater self-awareness in the participants from Positive Intelligence (PQ) leading toward more effective ministry and renewed spiritual life.

  3. Growth of a community of ministry leaders as colleagues in their sacred work (which could become leaven for the Annual Conference).


Month 1: Individual Coaching - 2 sessions, plus 1 PQ Group session
Month 2: Individual Coaching - 1 session, plus 4 PQ Group sessions
Month 3: Individual Coaching - 1 session, plus 3 PQ Group sessions
Month 4: Individual Coaching - 1 session, plus 2 PQ GROW Group sessions
Month 5: Individual Coaching - 1 session, plus 2 PQ GROW Group sessions
Month 6: Individual Coaching - 2 sessions, plus 2 PQ GROW Group sessions


Two different types of groups:

  1. Sponsored (Annual Conference, District, Foundation, local church, etc). 5-8 people.
  2. Individuals – from across the US and the world.  5 people.


We would like to co-create with you to serve the needs of your Conference now and in the coming years. This would be the program of Leaders Flourishing Together.

The sponsoring person (Bishop, DS, DCM, etc.) would select 5-8 key lay or clergy leaders to be equipped and empowered. These might be leaders of leaders with a diversity of perspectives, experiences and ages. Consider current and emerging leaders, such as potential DS, Conference staff, promising pastors and crucial laypersons at the Conference, District, and Local Church level. This program could begin in January or February 2023.


Each of our Sage Partners will be leading individual Cohorts. These are some of the focus we offer for each coach’s cohort

Embra Jackson:   African-American, Bishop’s Assistant

Lonna Lynn Higgs:  Women in ministry, Conference staff

Jim Robey:   DS, Agency officials

John Randall:   DS, pastors

Larry Ousley:   Bishops, DS, Jurisdictional Leaders

Rod Miller:   DCM, Conference Staff

Tim Pottle:   World-wide, Executive Leaders


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Learn coaching skills so that you can use this proven, effective approach to empowering individuals, relationships, teams, and organizations.

Our credentialing path programs equip you with transformational coaching skills and culminate in attainment of your coach credentials.

The six-month training program involves 60 hours of experiential face-to-face learning using quality materials and led by excellent experienced coaches and trainers. The other major component of the training is mentor coaching which helps new coaches hone their coaching skills.

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