"One of the most important things a church or organization can do, once they have identified their purpose and vision, is to bring the right people into leadership to continue to shape their vision into reality. In her leadership and writing, Rev. Tracey Leslie has demonstrated experience in identifying the right people for the season, forming them as leaders, and building them into a collaborative, spiritual leadership team. Her ability as a coach to direct both churches and individuals toward their purpose will be an asset to churches, pastors, and teams who wish to align their leaders with their mission. With her training in spiritual direction, coaching, team-building, and staffing, there is a wholistic approach to Rev. Leslie's work that is much needed in this season. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
--Rev. Lore Blinn Gibson, Conference Superintendent, INUMC
Coaching is about identifying and developing a strategy to achieve what is truly important, by living in harmony with our values, naming our purpose, and reaching our potential. Coaching deals with the whole person, body, mind and spirit
What does Coaching Look Like?
My coaching style is co-active coaching. This approach empowers clients to find their own answers. It does not focus on giving answers or judging people, but on accountability and process; a process that leads to learning, increasing awareness, strengthening commitment, and drawing out the inherent creativity and resourcefulness within the client.
I welcome individual coaching around any life topic. I have experience with those in life or vocational transition and those seeking to discern vocation. My greatest joy as a coach is to facilitate a client discovering their deepest passion and developing the talents and leadership skills to successfully pursue their passion.
Urban church Development AND RENEWAL
I have decades of on-the-ground experience with urban church renewal in Erie, PA, Dayton, OH, Gary, IN and Lafayette, IN. I am passionate about coaching with urban clergy and congregations around mission, identity, and inclusiveness, and with church staffs to cultivate a more collaborative, creative, and impactful team. I encourage churches to build deeper connections to their neighborhoods with an approach that begins with relationship. I have extensive experience in the area of narrative or spiritual autobiography and utilize this as a primary tool to build bridges establishing relationship and truth between the community and the congregation. My 2019 clergy sabbatical focused on spending time within religious communities, such as monasteries and a Bruderhof community. I facilitate conversations that allow congregations to name their strengths and assets and discover how to uniquely cultivate Christian covenant community that brings transformation to the church and the neighborhood.