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Leadership Coaching

GPSS (God, Person, System, Self) Leadership Coaching is a partnership between Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and SamaraCare Consulting that provides Garrett-Evangelical alumni/ea with personal Leadership Coaching. The coaching will be provided by experienced clergy or counselors who have been trained to apply action driven, results oriented and solution focused support as you address the specific, present-moment challenges of your new appointment or employment.

GPSS Leadership Coaches guide individuals and groups to maximize their impact through exploring and expanding vision, unlocking potential and reaching desired goals with increased confidence, competency and commitment.

To learn more about this program, please contact SamaraCare at 630-909-9600.


Upcoming Coach Training Program

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Connectional Learning, in cooperation with SamaraCare Consulting, is offering an accredited twelve-day Coach Training Program. This program provides the basic requirements for eventual certification by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Board of Ordained Ministry Life Coaching Endorsement, but it is also excellent for people interested in improving their supervisory, pastoral, consulting, and/or leadership skills. The training focuses on the development of strong coaching skills and explores four significant areas of the leader’s landscape: God- the spiritual, motivational core, People- the relational and interpersonal core, Systems- the organizational and systemic core, and Self- the intrapersonal, self-awareness core. The training is a mix of lecture, small group, and experiential exercises.

Registration is now open and is limited to 18 participants (first-come-first-served).

Registration will be handled by:

SamaraCare Consulting
1733 Park Street, Suite 250
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-909-9600

Feel free to call SamaraCare Consulting should you have questions prior to registering. 

The 12 training days are:

  • September 27, 28, & 29, 2017
  • November 29 & 30, 2017 & December 1, 2017
  • January 17, 18, & 19, 2018
  • April 18, 19, & 20, 2018

Participation in all 12 training days for your group is necessary and each day will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All training will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091, where free parking is available.

The total cost of training is $3,600. (This is ½ or less of the cost for similar training programs. Also, the training was scheduled to take place during two calendar years to make it easier for those who may need to access continuing education funds to pay for the training. Contact SamaraCare Consulting at 630-909-9600 for information about payment and payment plans.)

Nancy Sayer will be the trainer for this program. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Professional Certified Coach through International Coach Federation, PhD candidate, and co-author of the GPSS Leadership Coach Training Program. She has trained many leaders and clergy in the coaching discipline in the Chicago area and in Seoul, Korea.