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Pastoral Leadership: A Coach Approach


Tom Krapu, Ph.D., explores how a “coach approach” to pastoral leadership supports effective, fulfilling ministry.

Product Description


Coaching skills are fast becoming a core competency for effective leadership. The coaching mindset can be especially relevant in a ministry setting, where people and their personal and spiritual development are central. Tom Krapu, Ph.D., explores a “coach approach” to pastoral leadership and highlights how this skill set supports effective, fulfilling ministry and our own development as leaders.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the historical and philosophical basis of coaching;
  2. Understand the distinction between a coaching mindset and psychotherapy; and
  3. Identify basic skills for having coaching conversations.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. As a leader, what is the best way to help others to develop?
  2. Do I tend to try to solve others’ problems instead of letting them take ownership?
  3. Have I been coached before? What was my experience?