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The Appreciative Way
Enabling Innovation at the Speed of Life          

The Clergy Coach

Rob Voyle

The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle is a leader in the development and use of appreciative coaching in his work with clergy.

>>  Coaching With Rob

The Career Coach

The Appreciative Way

The Dr. Kim Voyle is the Founder and Director of Pathfinders Career Services.

>>  Career Coaching With Kim

Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope

Practical Appreciative Inquiry based strategies to effectively resolve grief and resentment.

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What People Say

Rob will enhance your ability to delight in yourself, your neighbor and God through his insightful, practical, loving, professionally grounded, appreciative and often mischievous coaching and teaching skills; and that will make you a better leader and citizen in God's creation.
Ed Leidel, Episcopal Bishop and Congregational Coach serving North America


After 45 years in the pastoral ministry and attending three events led by Rob Voyle, I have finally learned a better way to help church leaders help themselves and the people they serve. John Wilkerson, Director: Church Leadership Coaching and Consulting

Individual Coaching and Consultation

Coaching and

Do you Need to?

  • Develop your leadership skills?
  • Explore new career options
  • Live and work congruently with your purpose and values
  • Move from a place of being stuck to a place of passion and purpose
       Email Rob Voyle For a Free Initial Consultation 

Executive and Personal Coaching

We provide telephone based Appreciative Coaching for clergy, executives, and people who wish to:

  • clarify their own mission and purpose
  • honor and live their values
  • set personal and professional goals
  • learn and implement new leadership or ministry skills
  • find meaningful authentic careers
  • develop action plans
  • resolve obstacles to success
  • develop personal and professional integration and balance
  • use their spiritual resources and understanding in their coaching

Just in Time Coaching

Many times we don't know what it is that we need to know until we are in the midst of a situation. This is especially true for clergy who may face very different demands going from one congregational setting to another. Coaching is an ideal way to get collaborative support and learning as you need it. In the appreciative coaching relationship you will discover and develop your own unique strengths and ways of meeting the challenges of daily life and ministry.

Our Coaching Agenda

We don't believe it is possible to be agenda free in any aspect of life, including coaching. Part of our agenda is not to impose our agenda on our clients. We also want you to make an informed decision about coaching so you can read our agenda before making a decision to get coaching from us.

>>  Read Our Coaching Agenda

Types of Coaching We Provide

Appreciative Coaching can be used in a variety of settings and for many purposes. Here are just some of the types of coaching we provide.

Clergy Coaching

We have provided coaching to newly ordained clergy all the way through to experienced clergy and Bishops. They have also come from a wide variety of denominations and backgrounds.

Leadership Development

See About Us and Leadership Training to understand our approach to leadership development. We often provide ongoing coaching for people who have gone through our leadership programs.

Career Coaching

Dr. Kim Voyle is the director of Pathfinders Career Services and is able to assist people to discover and align their vocations with their authentic core sense of self and their values.

Personal Life Coaching

Writer Parker Palmer expresses our thinking in this area when he said:
"The life I am living is not the same as the life that wants to live in me.
Life Coaching helps you align your passion, purpose, and values to create a life that is an authentic expression of the life that is deep within you.

Spiritual Coaching, or Spiritual Direction

Clarifying your understanding and relationship with God - the Source of your Life and Being is a foundational aspect of creating a life that is truly life-giving and worth living.

Organizational Coaching

See Organizational Coaching and Consultation for the organizational coaching that we provide.

Coaching is not Psychotherapy

Note: Coaching is not an alternative to psychotherapy. In the coaching process we describe some of the differences between psychotherapy and coaching. We do not provide psychotherapy by telephone.

>>  Differences between Coaching and Psychotherapy

Check Out Our Coaching Services

Are you still wondering if our coaching would be helpful to you?
Send Rob an email and request a free 30 minute session to explore whether coaching with Rob would be of benefit to you.

>>  Obtain the Coaching Letter of Agreement

 Email Rob Voyle For a Free Initial Coaching Consultation 


In addition to providing individual Coaching, the Clergy Leadership Institute also provides group teleconferences for those who want to continue to develop their appreciative understanding and skills. These tele-conferences are an economic way to retain and maximize learning following a training workshop.

>>  Tele-Conferences

Coach Training

In addition to providing Coaching, the Clergy Leadership Institute also provides appreciative inquiry based Coach Training for those who would like to develop their coaching skills.

We offer a blend of residential intensives and teleconferences to train you to appreciatively use your gifts for the benefit of others.

>>  Appreciative Coach Training

Our Certificate in Appreciative Coaching program is especially oriented toward training clergy to coach: peers, staff, and volunteers; and psychologists and counselors who are interested in coaching clergy and consulting to congregations.

>>  Certificate in Appreciative Coaching

Continuing Education

We are approved sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists and Coaches through the APA and BCC.

>>  Continuing Education

Please contact Dr. Robert Voyle, if you have questions regarding the suitability of a program to meet your continuing education needs.

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