Professional Christian Coaching Today

Welcome to Professional Christian Coaching Today with Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery, a weekly podcast dedicated to informing, inspiring, and equipping Christians in the art and science of professional-grade Christian coaching. Along with cutting-edge content, you'll hear great interviews with guests such as Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Dr. Gary Collins, Kary Oberbrunner, Dr. Marilee Adams, Dr. Richard Swenson, C.J. Hayden and more. Our goal is to raise the standard in coaching and change the world.
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Jun 6, 2022

In this powerful episode of Opening the Mailbox, we are taking a deep dive into two important questions. First, we’ll address the changes the ICF recently made in their standards of accreditation for coach training schools. Chris will walk you through a simple, but thorough, explanation so you can be fully informed and fully prepared. Secondly, if you are new to coaching and wondering how to get the word out to family and friends, Kim will explain how to write a “grand opening” letter to announce your coaching business and you’ll get a proven, word-for-word template you can adapt and use as your own.  

Pick up your “Grand Opening Letter Template” at the link below as part of The Ultimate Christian Coaching Bundle:


May 31, 2022

Winning in sports takes more than physical conditioning and mastering a few technical skills. True success comes from the inside out. In today’s episode, Life Coach Erica Vinson shares how coaching can help athletes adopt a growth mindset to overcome their fears, reframe false beliefs, and take new actions so they can achieve better results.

Listen to learn:

  • How what we are thinking impacts what we are feeling, the actions we take, and the results we get
  • Ways that coaching young people differs from coaching adults
  • Why all three centers of intelligence must be harnessed to create transformational change
  • The importance of visioning to prewire the brain for success


About Erica Vinson:

Erica Vinson is a CPLC and ACC Credentialed Coach. She is the founder of Fear < less Living Coaching™, the Dean of Academics at PCCI and serves as the REALIFE Process® Facilitator Network Director. She has a certificate in Spiritual Transformation through the Transforming Center. Erica served several years as an Elementary Education teacher in a public school system and also in full-time ministry as a Family Minster and Creative Arts/Communication Minister. As a Life Coach, Erica uses the tool of the Enneagram to help clients gain deeper self-awareness and grow in relationships with others both personally and professionally. With her teacher’s heart, she loves serving educators and coaches to expand their impact as they serve on teams, empower their students and athletes, and partner with parents. Erica also has a passion to see folks courageously face their fears and move forward in greater freedom through “fear < less” living!

She lives in the Metro East STL area and loves playing golf, waterskiing, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and is especially fond of being an Auntie to her nieces and nephew.

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May 24, 2022

How I Became a Coach with Kris Kelso


This week we are giving you a rare, behind-the-scenes view of what it really takes to become a professional coach. In this candid interview with Kris Kelso, PCC, you’ll hear the ups and downs, the successes and the mistakes, Kris has experienced in his transition from owning a technology company to becoming an author, entrepreneur, and executive coach.


Tune in to learn the importance of:


  • Emphasizing mindset more than mechanics

  • Growing personally as well as professionally

  • Integrating multiple passions into a portfolio career

  • Figuring out the blend of services that’s right for you


About Kris Kelso


Kris Kelso, PCC is an entrepreneur who has founded and run multiple companies in the technology and healthcare industries. Today, he works primarily as an executive coach, a keynote speaker, and a contributing author for publications including Fast Company, Yahoo Finance, and The Nashville Business Journal.


His book, “Overcoming The Impostor: Silence Your Inner Critic and Lead with Confidence“, offers entrepreneurs and leaders a practical look at impostor syndrome, and explores that inner voice that downplays our own accomplishments while amplifying those of others.


Kris has coached and consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and their leadership teams. He is a faculty member at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, an advisor and instructor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations.


He is an active member of Cornerstone Nashville, where he serves, teaches, and coaches other leaders. He lives with his wife and three teenaged sons in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.


Connect with Kris at

May 17, 2022
For many, entrepreneurship provides the ideal route for coaches to choose their own schedule, set their own pace, and head towards the destination of their choice. But being an entrepreneur can be more difficult than it sounds. In today’s episode, you’ll discover the core issues you need to think about when it comes to owning your own coaching business.


Tune in to learn:

  • Why there has never been a better time to become an entrepreneur

  • How a graduated approach may serve your needs

  • The benefits of keeping your day job while you build your business

  • Why mistakes shouldn’t slow you down



Paul Klein is a business consultant and entrepreneur. From his days as 1980s hair band guitarist and lifelong entrepreneur to starting and scaling a successful SAAS company to consulting for some of the biggest brands including Target, Neiman Marcus, Starbucks, Holiday Inn, and other global brands, Paul helps Consultants, Freelancers, and Solopreneurs price their services, stop undercharging in order to build 7 figure businesses. Paul is the host of the Pricing Is Positioning Podcast and The Rock Your Pricing Online Course and Community.


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May 10, 2022

Do you long to grow your impact as a Christian Coach? If so, we have exciting news for you today! The 3rd Annual International Christian Coaching Day is coming up on Friday, May 20, at the end of the ICF’s International Coaching Week. So, get ready to capitalize and benefit from new findings in the coaching industry and so many other amazing statistics. Coaching is growing!


Tune in to find out:


  • 4 great benefits you’ll receive from participating in International Christian Coaching Day, plus all the details you need to show up strong.


  • How we are advancing the field of Christian Coaching and how it’s not just for the entrepreneur anymore. Learn more about how diversified coaching has become.


  • The 2 regions where coaching is exploding globally so you can be a part of impacting lives.


This is a must-listen for anyone who’s serious about coaching as a profession!

May 3, 2022

In our always-on culture, it’s easy for coaches and their clients to become so focused on setting and achieving their goals, that they quickly move from one to another without any time in-between.


Today, we want to invite you and your clients to celebrate more deeply and more often.


Tune in to learn:

  • Why we don’t stop to celebrate

  • The brain science behind the celebration

  • Various ways to celebrate

  • Key questions to spark celebration for you and your clients

Apr 26, 2022

Leadership development is a $350 billion industry across the globe and a portion of that money is spent on coaching. In the past, access to coaching was restricted to senior leaders, but what if that person got coached earlier? How would that impact their leadership skills, their workplace, their families, and their lives? A growing number of colleges and universities are excited by these possibilities and are offering coaching to students to help prepare them for leadership roles even before they’ve been hired.


Listen to today’s episode to learn:

  • How colleges and universities are incorporating coaching into their programs

  • Potential opportunities for coaches to work in this capacity

  • Measurement and metrics for coaching programs

  • How coaches can find out about this work




About Wende Gaikema


Wende is an executive and leadership coach who helps leaders develop their business and their people. Wende’s work includes executives and leaders building skills in leadership presence, EQ, influential communication, change management, personal and team effectiveness. 


She works with leaders in corporate and non-profit settings, including coaching students at Rice and Vanderbilt Universities. Wende believes that everyone can be a leader as they choose to influence the world around them. 


She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and holds certifications in leadership, career and brain-based coaching as well as in emotional intelligence. She comes to coaching out of a business background in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble. Wende is also on the faculty at Professional Christian Coaching Institute.



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CF Converge presentation by Rice

Apr 19, 2022
Business Network International is the world’s leading business referral organization with over 10,600 chapters worldwide, and its mission is to help business professionals develop long-term, meaningful referral relationships. Teresa McCloy is an active member and in this episode, Teresa shares her experience with BNI and answers our key questions so that you can determine whether this might be a good fit for you.


Tune in to learn:


  • BNI’s core business values

  • Ways that membership can help you develop your marketing skills

  • Key membership considerations for coaches

  • The average time and financial commitment involved


About Teresa McCloy


Teresa McCloy is the creator and founder of the REALIFE Process®, a faith-focused business that helps entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants develop and diversify their business by providing certification and training using the signature content of the REALIFE Process® as well as coaching and community.


When she is not on the road speaking, coaching clients, recording her podcast, The REALIFE Process Podcast, or training new REALIFE Process® Certified Facilitators, Teresa enjoys being on their family grain farm, enjoying a great cup of coffee with a friend, and of course, traveling as much as possible!


Teresa’s first book Do What Matters, Live from Rest Not Rush will release in the fall of 2022.


Certifications include:


  • CPLC Credentialed Life & Leadership Coach – Professional Christian Coaching Institute – 2018

  • ACC Credentialed Coach through the International Coaching Federation - 2019

  • Certified Spiritual Director through Sustainable Faith – 2017


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Apr 12, 2022

Christian coaches bring an important voice to the table when it comes to the cultural conversation around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. But it can be hard to know how to dive into the deep waters of this weighty topic. Today’s guest, Sackeena Gordan-Jones, who serves on the ICF’s DEIJ Task Force, helps us look at these subjects through a Scriptural lens.


 Tune in to learn more about:


  • What does DEIJ mean?

  • What is the goal of embedding DEIJ in coaching? 

  • How did the ICF get started on the DEI Journey?

  • How do we get an entire organization onboard?

  • What is the most difficult part of implementing a DEI focus?

  • Where does DEIJ align with a spiritual lens?



About Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PhD, MCC

Sackeena Gordon-Jones is an executive and leadership coach, speaker, trainer, and organization development consultant residing in Raleigh, NC. She works with leaders who want to realize their professional and personal potential and achieve both success and happiness. She holds the credential of Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is currently serving on the ICF’s DEIJ Task Force.

Sackeena especially enjoys working with women and leaders who are intentional about bringing their whole life into harmony, while achieving meaningful professional and personal goals. She specializes in transformational coaching and strategic planning. She has coached leaders in the government and the private sectors, throughout five continents.

A leader in the coaching field, Sackeena has served as two-time president of the ICF Raleigh Chapter, leading the chapter to win the Internationally recognized ‘Breaking Barriers’ award. She is the current Chair of the NC Community Coaching Outreach, leading the chapter to win the inaugural international ‘Gift of Coaching’ award. Sackeena is also a professional coach trainer and serves as the director of the Business Coaching Certificate Program at NC State University.

In addition to her coaching experience and credentials, Sackeena has over 20 years of relevant executive-level business, leadership, and board experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors. She has worked with organizations and teams to deliver leadership and talent development focused on creating a sustainable culture of engagement, through leadership agility, emotional intelligence, coaching, and communication skills. She has completed advanced studies in leadership, strategy, change management, human development and behavior, theology, neuroscience of coaching, organization development, and Philosophy.

Connect with Sackeena and learn more about her Business Coach Institute and coaching at

Apr 5, 2022

Coaches use their skills in a number of different ways and in a variety of settings. Today, Mike Howerton shares with us how his journey of self-discovery and self-leadership led him to a full-time position as an EntreLeadership Executive Coach with Ramsey Solutions.


Tune in to learn:

  • How to step out in faith, with a blurry vision, and then rely on the Lord to reveal the true vision for your business

  • Ways to blend the gifts and talents God’s given you to build a thriving career

  • New ways of thinking & being that can open doors you never thought possible


About Mike Howerton:

Mike serves as an EntreLeadership Executive Coach for Ramsey Solutions. He is skilled in partnering with leaders, giving them space to talk about what is really going on, as he helps them make decisions that are in alignment with what matters most so they can lead with confidence. 


Prior to joining the EntreLeadership team, Mike spent most of his career in Nashville, TN, leading several teams for Embraer, the world's 3rd largest aircraft manufacturer, as well as leading an aircraft maintenance team for an international charter airline in Miami, FL. 


As fulfilling as his profession can be, Mike’s greatest enjoyment comes from spending as much intentional time as he can with his wife and 4 children, as well as in his hobbies as an award-winning beekeeper, market gardener, and managing his Christmas Tree Farm.


Reach out to Mike at


Mar 29, 2022


Do you have questions about certification as a coach? You’re not alone. Understanding and obtaining certification can feel like a long road and we know the importance of not walking it alone. Join us as we take away the ambiguity and help you get well on your way to the goal!




The differences between certification and credentialing processes and requirements so you’re clear about how you want to move forward.

More about the largest and most recognized organization representing the field of professional coaching and what to look for in a training organization.

How long it takes to go through the certification/credentialing process and how to get a plan in place so you can become competent and confident as a coach.


Let’s get started!


Click here to view “The Path to Professional Coaching.”


Click here to contact an Academic Advisor at PCCI.


About Jessica Fall


Jessica brings 20 years of professional experience in process creation/improvement, project management and training. A true “activator” & “connector” at heart, she is fueled by helping people and processes work well together. She currently serves as the Dean of Admissions for PCCI and oversees the Academic Advisory team.


Alongside of her professional pursuits, ministry leadership has always played a strong role in Jessica’s life. From the early days of youth ministry to more recent roles as Director of Women’s Ministry and MOPS Ministry, she holds a deep passion for helping others grow in their spiritual life.


After a break from the business world to begin a family, the Lord prompted her to begin coach training with PCCI. Now a Certified Professional Life & Leadership Coach, she is privileged to partner with female Christian leaders who desire to live a life they love.


Jessica and her husband James are southern-California transplants, now living in the Knoxville, TN area. There they are raising two elementary-aged sons and living the minivan dream. Jessica enjoys coffee, life-giving friendships, and little adventures with her family.


You can connect with Jessica by email here:

Mar 22, 2022

In this world, both we and our clients will face sorrow and loss. While grief is rarely the primary focus for our coaching, it is a part of living. Knowing that, as coaches, how can we help our clients grieve well?


In today’s episode, Chris shares:

  • The different mindsets, healthy and unhealthy, that are both a part of grief, so you can decide how you want to approach a season of grief.

  • How to embrace a season of grief, without avoidance or plowing through, so you can honor God and keep moving forward.

  • Principles that will help both you and your clients move forward during times of grief, so you can discover hope!

If you’d like to hear the entire interview with Roger Whitney and Chris McCluskey, you can find that on Roger’s podcast, The Retirement Answer Man:



Mar 15, 2022

Excellence wins: an interview with Horst Schultze is a conversation you truly can't afford to miss. We'll unpack how and why excellence wins. Listen as both a business owner and a skilled coach explains how it’s not about tasks but tapping into your being and purpose. You'll uncover valuable principles that will enable you to help raise up a powerful culture and absolutely change the world.


Cash in:

  • Learn how to define yourself as a person of excellence so you can receive the respect you deserve and serve people well.

  • Understand how your essence, being, and personhood are more important than your doing, so you can rise above the noise of your tasks.

  • Bolster the culture of your business or organization so you can refuel your working environment and create unshakable alignment.


About Horst Schulze

A legend and leader in the hotel world, Horst Schulze's teachings and vision have reshaped the concepts of service and hospitality across industries.


Mr. Schulze's professional life began more than 65 years ago as a server's assistant in a German resort town. Throughout the years he worked for both Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Hotels Corporation before becoming one of the founding members of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in 1983. There Mr. Schulze created the operating and service standards that have become world-famous.


During his tenure at The Ritz Carlton, Mr. Schulze served as President and COO responsible for the $2 billion operations worldwide. It was under his leadership that The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award- twice- making it the first and only hotel company to ever win even one.


In 1991, Mr. Schulze was recognized as "corporate hotelier of the world" by HOTELS Magazine. In 1995, he was awarded the Ishikawa Medal for his personal contributions to the quality movement. In 1999, Johnson & Wales University gave him an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree in Hospitality Management. Most recently, Mr. Schulze has been honored as a “Leader in Luxury” by Travel Agent Magazine and its sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor.


After leaving The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Mr. Schulze went on to found The Capella Hotel Group. This luxury hotel company managed some of the most elite properties worldwide and gave Mr. Schulze the opportunity to further define the luxury hotel industry, receiving countless awards and recognitions.


Today, Mr. Schulze serves on various boards and acts as a consultant across industries. He is currently completing his seminal book on creating excellence.

Mar 8, 2022

We're wrapping up another exciting season and eager to answer your questions! As always, we've selected 4 questions we've received via social media, email, and phone. Let's dive right in! 


1) The economy is tight, with no strong indicators of improving soon. How should I be thinking about this as a business owner, in the face of that?


2) In these changing times there are so many conflicting messages about how to market my coaching business. How do I know what will be really worth my time and effort? 


3) I saw on social media that you are Pa Ingles in the musical Little House on the Prairie, along with several members of your family... How in the world do you find the time to do something like that? You must be incredibly busy... how do you work in starring in a musical?


4) I was planning to do some public speaking to grow my coaching business but it's hard to find groups meeting in person. Should I just host a webinar?

Mar 1, 2022

Life rarely unfolds in a linear fashion, and choosing a niche is no exception. The path to clarity often comes as a result of listening to God, obediently taking the steps He lays out, learning from each step, and then beginning again. In this episode, Kim Avery transparently shares about the huge transition she is making in her business journey, and some of the lessons she is learning along the way.


Tune in for insights on:


  • How to know and understand the needs of the marketplace


  • Ways to identify and move through any internal resistance


  • Practical considerations when making key niching decisions



About Kim Avery


The start of Kim's entrepreneurial journey was anything but smooth. While the client work went amazingly well, unfortunately, the business-building did not. In her first year as an entrepreneur, she wasted hundreds of hours and burned through thousands of dollars, yet saw only mediocre results.


There had to be a better way. So, she pored through Scripture searching for God's principles and provision for today's busy entrepreneurs. What she discovered was a treasure trove of specific, actionable promises and an ongoing opportunity to fully partner with our all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing CEO, almighty God.


She has now turned those discoveries into a best-selling book, The Prayer Powered Entrepreneur: 31 Days to Building Your Business with Less Stress and More Joy.


It’s now her joy to help others build (or rebuild) their lives and businesses in a completely different way: God-shaped, grace-infused, actively walking in God’s good and perfect provision for them.


Get your free copy of Practice the Presence of God: 50+ Simple Ways to Enjoy God All Day at:

Feb 22, 2022

Without exception, there’s one common denominator at the core of every single coaching session you hold. It’s the most essential part of that coaching session, and it’s something you have complete control over. What is it? It’s you! Your use of self, your awareness of yourself, and your self-management as a child of God, a person, and a coach.


In this episode, we dive into a deep exploration of who you are, how you show up as a coach, and how you differentiate yourself from your client in a way that’s beneficial to you and to them.


Tune in to hear:


  • How to maintain a sense of autonomy instead of reactivity

  • The beautiful ways that coaching is a reflection of our Trinitarian God

  • Using the competencies as a tool for spiritual love




About Steve Cromer:


Steve has been most blessed by his marriage to Geneva for over 42 years. She has encouraged his love of learning and exploration in the fields of archaeology, chaplaincy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, pastoral ministry, coaching and teaching, and, most recently, owning and operating a restaurant! Together they reared four sons, and now celebrate having three wonderful daughters-in-law – with a fourth one on the way – and seven grandchildren. They have recently relocated to Williamsburg, VA, where they will continue their explorations together.


Steve joined the PCCI family as a student in 2012 and as an instructor in 2017. Through his business, Steve Cromer Coaching, Steve works as a mentor coach for those seeking certification, as a leadership coach for those wanting to improve their soft skills in the workplace, and as a life coach for leaders who struggle in the over-functioning, “go-to” position in the workplace and in the family.




Learn more about Steve at

Feb 15, 2022

As adults, we spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Yet, this is often a neglected area when it comes to spiritual growth. Thankfully, all work is kingdom work. In this episode, author Tom Lutz shares key insights on taking a coach approach to discipline others in and through their work.


Tune in to hear:


  • The importance of seeing each person as an image-bearer

  • The impact on people when they discover the kingdom purpose of their work as an image-bearer

  • Practical examples and short stories of people finding God’s purpose in their everyday work





About Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz, DMin, served as a Teaching Elder in the PCA Denomination before entering the business world where he brings decades of entrepreneurial experience to his work coaching marketplace leaders as a Convene CEO Roundtable chair and through his consulting company, Vision Planners. Tom also teaches biblical studies at Metro Atlanta Seminary and leads workshops to help Christians work with Kingdom purpose.


Click here to pick up your copy of the book, Equipping Christians for Kingdom Purpose in Their Work


Feb 8, 2022


 In our digital age, people have all the information they need, yet they still aren’t experiencing the transformation they desire. Where is the gap? In today’s episode, Cheryl Scanlan, Master Certified Coach and Founder of Promised Land Living, shares how her ministry uses coaching skills to allow their participants time to breathe, to process, to feel, and to think. Using a slowed-down coach approach, 100% of participants who go through Promised Land Living report leaving more deeply connected to God.


Listen in to learn:

  • What coaching uniquely brings to the ministry environment

  • How to help learners take ideas from their heads to their hearts

  • Ways to train ministry leaders in coaching skills


About Cheryl Scanlan


Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC is a former executive with a multi-million dollar firm in New York who loves the Lord. 


In 2003, Tom, her husband and best friend of 35+ years, suggested coaching as a possible ministry for Cheryl. She followed his advice. In 2004, Cheryl began coaching even as she battled one of the worse cases of Lyme Disease on record at the time. Her work began in her local church of 4,000, where she had previously held numerous positions, such as Women’s Minister and Care Director. 


Cheryl is primarily a business and executive coach with over 12,000 hours of coaching experience. She has worked with thousands of C-Levels and business owners within C3Advantage to develop high-performance organizations, foster executive health, and prepare organizations for critical transitions.


Currently, Cheryl serves as Provost of PCCI (Professional Christian Coaching Institute), and has partnered with Chris McCluskey for ten years and oversees the instructors, mentor coaching, and the CPLC certification process, and curriculum management.


As discussed in the podcast, Cheryl’s core passion is to see God’s people walk in step with Him. Within her nonprofit, Promised Land Living, Cheryl and her team equip certified coach presenters with tools to guide participants through a curriculum as they learn to walk in step with the Lord. Through a group and individual coaching method, Promised Land Living helps participants move into God’s best for their life.


For coaches looking to leverage coaching in ministry and group settings, please visit to learn more about the growing team of coaches.  

Feb 1, 2022

Coaching consistently brings new and fresh insights. Yet, insight without action will never result in lasting transformation or change. That’s why the new ICF Competency #8, Facilitates Client Growth, is so important. This final and critical step of each coaching conversation will help your client take all their awareness, insight, and learning, and translate it into effective, doable action.


Tune into to discover:


  • Tips on helping your client transform learning and insight to action

  • The importance of client autonomy even as they work with a coach

  • The helpful SIDES acronym and how it can assist you and your client in developing a robust growth plan


About Stephanie Gow:

Stephanie Gow serves as a Coach and Consultant for the Education Division of Franklin Covey. She also has her own private coaching practice, Chapelhouse Coaching where her mission is to spotlight the potential and worth that lives in every human being.  

You can reach out to Stephanie at


Jan 25, 2022

Would you like to press pause on the endless cycle of hurry and worry? If yes, then tune into this extremely important podcast. Because we all have unconscious beliefs, unspoken fears, and hidden habits we so easily rely on that feed our fast-paced culture. Whether the disembodied voices you hear are from others or yourself... past or present... it's time to silence them. 


  • Stop mentally rehearsing all your self-sabotaging thoughts so you can start moving ahead with the things you intend to do.


  • Shed light on unseen factors and the specific mindsets that convince you that you can't accomplish your goals and find out how you can reach your greatest potential.


  • Learn more about "hurry sickness" (yes: it's a real thing!) and how you can heal from the harrowing effects of time urgency.

Jan 18, 2022

Pregnancy Resource Centers around the world are discovering that taking a coach approach in their ministries is key to saving lives and bringing hope to women in crisis.


Listen in as Jane and Joe Dalton and Pam Sluder share how coaching provides the key to:

  • Setting the initial appointment with an abortion-minded woman

  • Providing a space for her to feel heard, respected, and valued

  • Helping her come to that critical life decision



About Joe and Jane Dalton


Joseph Dalton – CEO Jane Dalton – Executive Director


Joseph and Jane Dalton were born and raised in Missouri. They moved from St. Louis to Rolla sixteen years ago and are the proud parents of eleven children and ten grandchildren.


In 1997, God called the Daltons to step away from their corporate careers and into a life of service.


Now prominent figures in the pro-life industry, Jane is a Professional Certified Life Coach and Joe is a Professional Certified Leadership Coach. The Daltons successfully established thirteen pregnancy centers in Missouri including Pregnancy Resource Center of Rolla where Jane serves as Executive Director under the leadership of her husband who serves as CEO.


More than a decade ago, Jane integrated coaching conversations into the decision-making process when working with abortion minded mothers. She is an expert in option coaching techniques and is passionate about equipping other pregnancy centers with the knowledge and skills needed to use coaching conversation to empower the abortion determined mother to make a decision that both she and her child can live with.


Currently, Jane is writing her latest book, Coaching a Life-or-Death Decision, due for release in 2022.



About Pam Sluder


Pam Sluder – Client Services Director


Pam was born and raised in the state of Kansas. She and her husband Ron have been married for 26 years and blessed with 7 children and 15 grandchildren which bring them great joy!


Pam has an Associates of Arts Degree and a Certificate in Culinary Arts. She has over 20 years of experience in Food Service and Management.


Pam and her husband were called to Pastor the Rolla Church of the Nazarene and moved to Rolla, Missouri in 2013. It was at that time Pam left the food service arena.


In 2015 Pam joined the team at the Pregnancy Resource Center in Rolla and began options coaching training under the direction of Jane Dalton, coaching mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy. Pam also coaches single mothers in the PRC BRIDGES program along with coaching in church ministry.


Pam is working toward becoming a Certified Professional Life Coach through PCCI.


Jan 11, 2022

If neuroscience seems intimidating to you, then listen in to learn why brain science is so important to coaching and how it can enhance your coaching presence. Also, glean what you can do to bring simple concepts from neuroscience into your coaching practice; so your clients can receive the value of understanding what beliefs may be blocking their success. But that's not all!


  • Come to understand how 3 key areas of the brain greatly impact things like creativity, decisions, and change so your clients can get the most out of their coaching sessions and outcomes


  • Learn how people relate in regard to their brain function and emotional intelligence, so you can integrate a coach approach to how you interact with others


  • Apply basic working knowledge of neuroscience into your practice and watch your credibility as a coach soar


About Michael Pfau

Michael Pfau is Founder and President of Crossways Life Coaching, LLC. Michael is an author, speaker, coach, mentor and trainer.  He holds a Master’s degree in Education and has over 4,200 hours of coaching business and individual clients. Michael partners with Christians in mid-life around career development, performance, and transitions. He also mentors new coaches around skill and business development. He developed an interest in Neuroscience through the work he does to help clients get unstuck, which often centers around mindsets and beliefs.

Along with his own coaching practice, Michael serves as an instructor for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and the Life Calling Institute. You can learn more about Coaching and The Brain by visiting


Jan 4, 2022

Great coaches ask great questions, and so do great leaders. In fact, knowing what questions to ask, how to ask them, and how long to wait for an answer will yield better results than knowing all the right answers.  Join today’s guest, Bob Tiede, author of Leading with Questions, as he shares invaluable insights on creating a coaching culture within Cru.


You’ll walk away knowing:

·      The “8 Second Rule” for asking great questions

·      How to make your team 10 times more effective

·      The best way to help others feel loved





About Bob Tiede

Bob has been on the Staff of Cru for 50 years.  He serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team.  Bob's blog recently marked its 9th Anniversary and is followed by Leaders in over 190 Countries.  Bob is also the author of 4 popular books including "Great Leaders ASK Questions" & "Now That's a Great Question."  Bob and his wife Sherry live in Plano, Texas and are blessed with 4 - now adult and married children and 7 (soon 8) remarkable Grandchildren!"  


Get FREE access to all of Bob’s book and resources at


Dec 28, 2021

The speed of change progresses constantly. Our world accelerates daily. Change is inevitable. But organizations can adapt and even thrive. Our guest today, Steve Greer, is here to help you manage organizational change in the marketplace and the world.


In this episode, you'll:

  • Learn the 3 keys for leading change 

  • Identify the 5 triggers that help drive change

  • Begin to retrain your brain to activate change and manage it more effectively

  • Equip yourself with the 3 R's that cause people to want to change


About Steve Greer


Steve Greer is an Executive / Leadership Coach and Consultant at Genesis Assist, a company he co-founded with his wife to help others achieve their dreams. 


Steve has over 34 years of experience with the Procter & Gamble Company.  In his current role, he is the Quality Assurance External Engagement Leader which involves working with FDA and leaders from consumer & pharmaceutical companies.  In 2017, he was awarded the James N. Gamble Award, the highest recognition to individuals at P&G in Quality Assurance who have made outstanding leadership contributions.


Steve is a sought-after speaker and has helped lead numerous conferences and workshops in the US and internationally.


Steve began his coaching journey over seven years ago (late 2011) with PCCI and now coaches executives and leaders.  He and his wife also own Genesis Counseling Center with multiple offices on the coast of Virginia serving close to 5,000 clients a month. 


You can contact Steve and receive a copy of the slides for his presentation on leading Change in a Changing World at:

LinkedIn: SteveAGreer 


Dec 21, 2021

Nothing is permanent in this world except change. If we want to be effective in coaching our clients, we have to self-lead and become agents of change. In this episode you'll not only learn how to lead change effectively; you'll be encouraged to step out in healthy fear, as you build your confidence to grow into the role of your calling. Say goodbye to discouragement, so long to unhealthy caution, and hello to your abundant future!

Increase your awareness of change and learn:
* 3 keys to personal change that will help you unlearn fears and develop a growth mindset, so you can change and promote change from the inside out with your clients
* How to discern the difference between unhealthy and healthy fear, so you can unmask the prewired knowledge that keeps you stuck
* How to view challenges as a way to improve instead of proving so you can turn your situation around and walk alongside your clients so they can do the same
* One truth bomb that will catapult you toward success!

About Steve Greer

Steve Greer is an Executive / Leadership Coach and Consultant at Genesis Assist, a company he co-founded with his wife to help others achieve their dreams.

Steve has over 34 years of experience with the Procter & Gamble Company. In his current role, he is the Quality Assurance External Engagement Leader which involves working with FDA and leaders from consumer & pharmaceutical companies. In 2017, he was awarded the James N. Gamble Award, the highest recognition to individuals at P&G in Quality Assurance who have made outstanding leadership contributions.

Steve is a sought-after speaker and has helped lead numerous conferences and workshops in the US and internationally.

Steve began his coaching journey over seven years ago (late 2011) with PCCI and now coaches executives and leaders. He and his wife also own Genesis Counseling Center with multiple offices on the coast of Virginia serving close to 5,000 clients a month.

You can contact Steve and receive a copy of the slides for his presentation on Leading Change in a Changing WorldÊat:
LinkedIn: SteveAGreer

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