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Holly Tate

Holly Tate is the Director of Business Development at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

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Why Becoming Is Better Than Being: How Great Leaders Stretch Themselves And Grow
Posted by Holly Tate on 6/14/18 7:03 AM

9 Action Steps To Take When You Lose Your Job

Losing a job often comes with a flood of emotions. Depending on the situation, you might feel mad, disheartened, sad, anxious, frustrated, or a plethora of other emotions. Those feelings are completely valid, and it’s important to work through them in your own time. However, it’s likely that you’re going to need to start the job search process sooner or later. 

Here are nine action steps to guide you in the first few weeks after you lose your job.

Posted by Holly Tate on 8/21/17 7:00 AM

I’m A Millennial & Just Celebrated 5 Years At Vanderbloemen…Here’s Why

I’m one of those millennials. You know – one of those millennials that job hops and can’t commit to any job for more than a year.

I’m one of those, except that I just celebrated my fifith anniversary – or "Vanderversary" – here at Vanderbloemen last week. 

How am I millennial yet have stayed at one organization for five years?

Posted by Holly Tate on 7/17/17 7:00 AM

How To Build Systems For Great Staff Culture with Katie Viscontini [Podcast]


The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly talks with Katie Viscontini, Business Development Coordinator and "Culture Queen" here at Vanderbloemen.

Posted by Holly Tate on 2/28/17 9:06 AM

How To Effectively Lead A Multi-Generational Church Staff

Tania Lennon of The Hay Group, an international corporate leadership development consulting company, recently published one of the best studies on the multi-generational workforce that I’ve seen.

Posted by Holly Tate on 1/11/17 7:13 AM

10 Practical Blogs Every Pastor Should Subscribe To

I love starting my mornings with a cup of coffee, reading through the daily blogs of some of my favorite leaders. I find it helpful to be challenged and inspired by people who have different experiences and perspectives than I do.

Posted by Holly Tate on 12/28/16 7:17 AM

4 Simple Ways To Be A Healthier Church Leader

Being a church leader can be emotionally, physically, and spiritually taxing. Caring for yourself, your family, and your team is vital to help ensure a healthy lifetime of ministry for you and your church.

Posted by Holly Tate on 12/19/16 7:48 AM

3 Physical Signs You Might Be Burned Out

Job burnout is more prevalent than ever, and we’ve seen proof of it in the church over the past couple of years with several prominent church leaders publicly stepping away from ministry to rest after a season of burnout.

Posted by Holly Tate on 11/25/16 7:37 AM

6 Ways To Hire For Adaptability On Your Church Staff

According to LinkedIn’s eBook Guide to Screening Candidates: 30 Essential Behavioral Interview Questions To Ask, “69% of hiring managers say adaptability is the most important soft skill they screen for.” With the saturation of ever-changing technology, our world is changing faster than ever, and if your church and team get behind, it gets harder and harder to catch up. This is why hiring team members for your church staff who are adaptable is vital to the long-term health of your church.

Posted by Holly Tate on 11/16/16 7:46 AM

6 Critical Signs It’s Time To Seek Coaching

One of my favorite times of the year here at Vanderbloemen is when we host our Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor Coaching Networks. I love hearing from these talented groups of leaders about how God is moving in their church and what is on the horizon for their teams.

Posted by Holly Tate on 11/9/16 7:32 AM

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