Academy of Artful Leadership — Vivian Manga, Coach/Leader

Vivian Manga, Coach/Leader

The Academy of Artful Leadership helps gifted leaders continue to grow through hosted conversations around key themes in ministry, peer learning, and individual coaching. The outcome is greater clarity and calculated movement toward transformational congregational leadership.

The Academy utilizes a “coach approach” process, which means that instead of relying on instruction from a teacher or prescriptions from a consultant, a coach helps to mine the expertise and internal wisdom of congregational leaders. This “coach approach” process helps leaders discern the God-sized things that need to happen, develop a plan to get there, and celebrate with them when they do.

Topics Covered

  • Spiritual Leadership — How to remain a life-giving adaptive and spiritual leader.
  • Adaptive Leadership — Best practices for connecting with the mission field around you.
  • The Power of Smart Goals — The power of setting SMART goals for ministry.
  • Honor and Disrupt — What needs to be honored, and what needs to be disrupted for the sake of the Kingdom?
  • Enhancing Small Group Ministry — Why leaders should be starting new small groups continuously.
  • Developing Lay Leadership — Tools for developing lay leadership.
  • Increasing Vitality in Worship — What one change would increase the vitality of your worship?
  • The Coach Approach to Ministry — How to utilize the “coach approach” in ministry.

Course Fee

(installment plan available)
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Begins January 2020

What’s Included?

  • 18 hours of coaching that includes:
    • Eight monthly 90-minute group sessions designed to spark dynamic conversation around key themes in ministry.
    • Six individual one-on-one coaching sessions with a trained coach, focusing on challenges and opportunities in ministry.
  • Teaching Videos and Worksheets –monthly, around crucial ministry themes
  • Peer Group Learning Calls –eight monthly calls, 90 minutes each
  • Individual Coaching calls — six 60-minute calls
  • Certificate of Leadership Development upon completion of the training

Course Leader/Coach — Vivian Manga

Vivian Manga is a Healthcare Management Analyst and has managed staff development through Program Development, Management, Training, Administration, and Leadership Coaching. She has also been an Assisted living Assistant Center Director, Human Resources Coordinator, Personnel Manager, and an Assisted Living Manager.

Vivian is a writer and poet. Her literary accomplishments include: a poem entitled “Change of Address”, semi-finalist in International Open Poetry Contest (League of American Poets, Immortal Verses, January 2009), advocate for women’s Rights in Africa, and has presented articles on the international stage.

Some of her publications and literary activities include:

“African Gender Myths and Widowhood – Case Study in Cameroon”, presentation at the 13th Annual Conference on Women in Higher Education, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8 – 11, 2000.

“Participant, Preparatory Committee on Beijing Plus Five, United Nations, New York, NY, USA, February 28 – March 17, 2000.

“Gendering the Past”, presentation at the 7th Interdisciplinary Women’s Conference (Women’s World 99), Tromso, Norway, June 20 – 26, 1999.

Vivian is a graduate from Strayer University with two Masters Degrees – one in Health Services Administration, and another in Business Administration. She also holds a BA degree in Arts and Foreign Language.

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Vivian Manga

About the Author —

Rev. Chris Holmes, PCC,  has been coaching church leaders across many denominations since 2008, with over 1000 hours coaching laity, clergy, denominational leaders and bishops. In the United Methodist Church he leads the coaching team working with new district superintendents and directors of connectional ministry, as well as several conference leadership cabinets.

Chris authored, along with George Howard, the Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST) for ministry, which is an approved training program of the International Coach Federation. CAST has now trained over 1000 church leaders in the basic and advanced skills of coaching for ministry. He also is co-creator and faculty for Auburn Seminary’s coach training and author of The Art of Coaching Clergy, as well as many articles on coaching.

As a founding member of the Maryland Chapter of the International Coach Federation, Chris served as President from 2012-2014. Prior to coaching, he pastored churches for 26 years and served as District Superintendent of the Annapolis District in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Chris and Margaret have been married for over 35 years, have three grown children. Chris is an accomplished watercolor artist.

General Questions?

Contact Lynda Otte
Holmes Coaching Group