Why Leaders Need Coaching with Shawn Lovejoy [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, William talks with Shawn Lovejoy, Founder and CEO of CourageToLead.com and former Senior Pastor of Mountain Lake Church in Georgia.
Shawn Lovejoy was the Founding & Senior Pastor of Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA. He also served as Directional Leader for churchplanters.com and the annual Velocity Conference. In 2015, he felt God calling him to his next phase of ministry, and he developed and implemented his succession plan with Vanderbloemen Search Group as his guide.
The Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com, Shawn now devotes himself full-time to coaching leaders. His heart beats for helping leaders conquer what's keeping them up at night. Shawn is also the author of The Measure of Our Success: An Impassioned Plea To Pastors and Be Mean About The Vision: Preserving and Protecting What Matters.
Shawn talks with William about:
- Why leaders need coaching
- The top challenges church leaders face today
- The importance of having a safe place for leaders
- How pastors can successfully transition out of ministry
- How retired pastors should pick their new home church
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Quotes from Shawn:
Every leader needs a coach. If you want to grow, you need a coach.
If you do the right thing the wrong way, you still get fired.
Every leader needs that safe place to process through leadership decisions.
Find your indentity in who you are and who God created you to be, not in a title or a position.
I looked for a pastor and a church that could lead me spiritually. Everything else is secondary.