One Day Coaching Skills Basics for Busy Pastors!

Non-Directive Coaching Skills Basics for Busy Pastors Led by Rev. Todd Weir and Rev. Jim Latimer

Date: May 19, 2018 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center, Framingham MA Cost: $35 (includes refreshments, lunch, book (The Coaching Habit) and materials)

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What is Non-Directive Coaching?

Non-directive coaching is quite different from traditional notions of coaching which, like consulting and mentoring, cast the coach as the expert who brings the answers. Non-directive coaching teaches you how to listen powerfully and not give advice. What if your church members had a pastor skilled at non-directive coaching who through deep listening and powerful questioning helped them to discover they have the “answer” already within them and realize they do not need fixing or directing?

Should I Attend this Workshop? Do your parishioners always look to you for direction, unable or unwilling to make ministry decision themselves? Unable to focus for themselves?

Do you want them to feel more empowered, to release their own creativity and talent, to be better at releasing the possibilities they have within them?

The Workshop We invite you to participate in a coach skills training event designed to sharpen your skills for doing just that. Todd and Jim have integrated coaching skills into their daily work and experienced greater effectiveness in both management and pastoral care of their congregations. You will learn to empower others to solve their own problems.

Learning Objectives

 Gain a basic understanding of the power of non-directive coaching

 Develop core coaching skills that can be immediately used in the local church setting

 Observe LIVE coaching by a Professional Certified Coach

 Learn a simple coaching model

Rev. James H. Latimer, PCC 

A Professional Certified Coach, Jim has been coaching ministry leaders around issues of renewal and ministry effectiveness for many years, including seven years as a staff coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR). He also teaches coaching skills to ministry leaders and is a faculty member with Coaching4Clergy. As both a settled and transitional minister, he has served UCC congregations in CA, PA, OH and CT. He recently concluded a highly successful ministry at North Madison Congregational Church, in Madison, CT. His diverse background includes degrees in divinity, engineering, business and Asian Studies. He loves singing, cross-country skiing, and foreign languages. 


Rev. Todd Weir 

Todd is an Associate Certified Coach and is currently a pastor at First Churches in Northampton, MA. He received a Master’s in Psychology from Marist College and utilizes Family Systems Theory in his pastoral work. Cooking and gardening also find a way into his pastoral work. You can find his blog at 



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