I am a professional coach who specializes in you and your development as a leader.
I am a solution-focused coach and facilitator. Through my approach, I provide accountability, support, and clarity to help you effectively address personal development and leadership challenges. I apply a coaching approach to a program tailored to you and your best path to your goals. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain what you are committed to achieving.
I serve as a practitioner working across a broad spectrum of clients, and with a special focus on leaders, both clergy and lay, in the Eastern Orthodox Church and other religious organizations. In addition to being a personal coach, I am also a group coach and facilitator who has worked with organizations nationally on the topics of organizational health, growth, and development. I have facilitated peer-learning groups through multiple series of regular sessions focused on vision, vocation, and learning to actively listen and creatively respond.
Certifications, Additional Training & Awards
Professionally, I have served private sector teams and operations at a global Fortune 150 Information Technology and Communications corporation, and while doing so I have achieved various certifications in the specialties of management and facilitation of development and work teams.
Professional Activities and Memberships
I am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), actively training toward the ICF's Associate Coaching Certification (ACC) status, and I adhere to the ethical standards and guidelines of the ICF.
For over twenty-five years I have worked in private enterprise and I have actively served as a priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. I have facilitated teams and coached individuals in that time, both in the pastorate and in business. I approach my work with patience and devotion, and these days I have a special focus on coaching those who directly contribute to the life and ministry of the Orthodox Church. In addition to my private-sector work, I was a full-time parish priest for sixteen years, serving successively in various Antiochian parishes: from the small, historic Church of St. Elias in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to the Cathedral of St. George in Wichita, Kansas.
Additionally, during the past decade I have volunteered as a member -- and now President -- of the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association. And in 2020 I was appointed by Met. JOSEPH of the Antiochian Archdiocese as Archdiocesan Adviser for the ministry of Ancient Faith Radio and Publishing.
I have earned a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vladimir Seminary (1993), a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University in the City of New York (1990), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Literature from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (1988).