My Mission as a Coach

As a coach I intend to show up with my full presence to create a relationship built on trust. I will encourage you to embrace your personal creativity so you can embody resourcefulness and wholeness and empower the clarity of your transformation.

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.”
David Augsburger

My Vision as a Coach

As a coach I will compassionately join you in curiosity about what makes you come alive and courageously challenge you to go do it.

“Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.”
Howard Thurman

Coaching is a mutually empowering experience between Coach and Coachee(s). Coaching explores opportunities and identifies resources to create an exciting future based on awareness, choice and action.

Coaching is a collaboration between Coach and Coachee(s) to clarify feelings and values, leading to insight and action.

Coaching aims for transformation of both Coach and Coachee(s) and typically involves a change in pattern; be it a pattern of thinking or a pattern of behavior. It is action-oriented & builds on momentum.

Coaching is not mentoring: I do not have more power, experience or wisdom on your own life, desires and motivations than you do.

Coaching is not consulting: I am not the expert in your own life, goals and actions. You are.

Coaching is not therapy or counseling: I do not aim to help you address past roadblocks, pain or diagnosis. I aim to help you pay attention to your present motivation to move forward in your life.

Coaching is not pastoral care: while I will work to compassionately respond to your present experience, I will champion you to participate in your future potential.

Coaching is not spiritual direction: I do not aim to help you recognize God’s action in your world in the past or present only; I aim to help you cooperate with, participate in, and devote yourself to the future God is inviting you into by your own initiation and responsibility.

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Coachees' Words About Their Experiences with Me and Tandem Coaching

Jason W.

Working with Libby helped me remember the strengths and gifts I have for ministry. Her thoughtful and compassionate prodding propelled my imagination and creativity. Most importantly, she not only reminded me of the things I know, she reminded me of what I believed about God and this world. Our conversations led to great insights about what it means to co-create and cultivate new ideas for myself and the church.

Laura F.

Having Libby as a coach has been quite influential in my life. Libby has consistently created a structured yet flexible, judgement-free space. Through coaching with Libby I've been able to create attainable action steps to confront and overcome major obstacles which has resulted in an incredible amount of personal growth.

Jocelyn W.

Libby brings peace to every conversation. She listens deeply and offers insight thoughtfully. She has been a huge help to me as I navigate the beginning of a worshipping community, and I am grateful for her.

"Ask me not where I live or what I like to eat... Ask me what I am living for and what I think is keeping me from living fully for that."
Thomas Merton

Who chooses coaching?
  • - Anyone {or group of people} seeking growth, change and transformation
  • - Anyone {or group of people} seeking to affirm their own wholeness and resourcefulness in living into the future they co-create

Who can be coached?
  • - Individuals
  • - Teams, Boards, Organizational Suites
  • - Those who are spiritually based, and those who are not

Tell Libby "I want a coach" today! Email her at!