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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.

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The Appreciative Way

The Appreciative Way
Discover the essentials of the
Appreciative Way in this fast
read format book by
Rob and Kim Voyle.

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Creating Cultures
of Excellence

Assessing Skills and Discerning Calls

Appreciative Inquiry Based Guide to Mutual Ministry Reviews

  • Templates and Worksheets
  • For Congregations
  • Individual Performance
  • Coaching Strategies

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Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope

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

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Introduction to Appreciative Coaching

Learn the Transformational Power of Using:

Introduction to
  • Appreciative Inquiry in Personal and Executive Coaching
  • An Incarnational Coaching Model of Joining With Clients To Facilitate Their Growth and Development
  • Your Love Centered, Values Informed, Strengths Based,
    Spirituality When Coaching Others
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Introduction to Appreciative Coaching

This is the introductory program for the Certificate in Appreciative Coaching.

This 2.5 day program follows on from the:

This program's content is also included in the Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry program.

Benefits of Our Appreciative Coach Training

Our Appreciative Coach training has several qualities that create a unique benefit to the trainees:

  • Based in the Appreciative Way.
  • Actively uses your spiritual resources when coaching others.
  • In person and teleconference training.
  • Small, personal training classes.

Not Just For Clergy

While primarily oriented toward clergy and those who work with clergy and church leaders, our Coaching Training is open to:

  • Clergy who want to develop their coaching skills.
  • Psychologists, Consultants, and Counselors who are also clergy or who work with clergy.
  • Leaders who coach or mentor staff and volunteers.
  • Psychologists, Counselors and Coaches who want to work as Life Coaches.
  • Coaches who want to work in the business world in a way that honors their values and spirituality.

Continuing Education Credit

This program qualifies for 14 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Eligibility Requirements to take Appreciative Coach Training

To participate in our Appreciative Coach training programs participants must have:

  • At least a graduate level degree (MDiv, MA, MS etc.) in the helping sciences
  • At least a graduate level degree (MBA, MS, etc.) in business or science plus 3 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • An undergraduate degree (BA, BS etc.) plus 7 years of experience in a leadership role.

Note: Work experience must be in a leadership capacity that is applicable to the work of clergy and others in leadership roles. In addition all candidates must be able to reflect theologically and psychologically on their life and work.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide participants with a basic understanding of the work of Appreciative Coaching utilizing an Appreciative Inquiry philosophy and process and the knowledge base of Transformational and Executive Coaching.
  • To provide participants with an incarnational model of joining with others to establish a coaching agenda and co-create preferred outcomes.
  • To provide participants with appreciative models of organizational development for working as a consultant with congregations and other faith based organizations.

Workshop Format

The workshop will typically be conducted in a retreat setting with:

  • Didactic presentations
  • Personal practice and experience of coaching exercises
  • Time for personal reflection and synthesis

Daily Schedule

This program typically begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday following the Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry training.

In general the daily training schedule is:

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm   Morning Session
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm   Lunch
  • 1:30 pm-3:15 pm     First Afternoon Session
  • 3:15 pm-3:45 pm     Walking Meditation
  • 3:45 pm-5:30 pm     Second Afternoon Session

Optional evening programs to focus on participant interests may also be organized.

Some variations in the daily schedule may occur depending on the training location.
The specific schedule will be included in your registration material.

The above schedule includes lunch for commuters. When residential accommodation is provided, residential participants will also be provided with Breakfast and Supper during the course of the week.

Attention is paid to managing personal energy during the training program while maximizing participants opportunities to learn. Because this training is intense we recommend people make appropriate travel plans and can begin the first days training rested so as to get the best possible return for your tuition expenses.


 Tuition Fee    Early Bird 4 weeks before session:
Within 4 weeks of session:   

Accommodation costs are extra and depend on the location.
See the training schedule for specific location and event costs

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Rob Voyle is an ordained Episcopal priest, psychologist, and executive coach. He is the Director of the Clergy Leadership Institute. Rob was an original faculty member, and taught for five years at the College of Executive Coaching where he taught and coached hundreds of personal and executive coaches how to use appreciative inquiry as a basis for their coaching work.

Registration for Workshop

To register for the workshop please go to the training schedule and select the registration button for the appropriate workshop. For additional information please contact Rob Voyle

What Participants Say

Rob's training is full of heart, wit, and passion. E.R. Executive Coach

Rob's educational model brings body, mind and spirit together. I have been challenged intellectually, transformed spiritually, touched emotionally, gathering in communally. He came into my life at just the right time. Jean Holmes, Presbyterian Pastor


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