building a sustainable life.

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One of the common issues I come across when encouraging someone to find a mentor and perhaps a professional supervisor, is the simple question: ‘why?’ So many people believe that they can figure out difficulties in work and life completely alone. Or perhaps with their co-workers. Sometimes, an individual thinks it will cost too much or take too much time.

Why should I engage a mentor and professional supervisor? 

December 1, 2022
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This last October, I had the honour of attending a conference at Duke University in North Carolina. The topic was on congregational and clergy health in the church. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many people brought together by their love of God and his Church, and their desire to see leaders in Ministry thrive. There was such

Reflections from the Clergy and Congregational Well-being Conference 

November 24, 2022
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Francine Hunt wrote this blog. She has just joined our team as a mentor and professional supervisor. She brings a wealth of experience in Christian leadership and is very passionate about her supervision roles. Her addition to our team is a blessing. Bring fresh insight My life has changed dramatically over the past year and half. After pastoring a church

Professional Supervision for Principals, Pastors and Leaders

November 17, 2022
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Focusing on the clients This perspective focuses on the sort of third party involved. For a mentor or coach talking with a Professional Supervisor, this person would be their client. With a school Principal talking with a Professional Supervisor, the third party would be their teachers, the students or the parents of the students. For a pastor in the same

The Seven Perspectives: Eye One

August 11, 2022
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Seven Eyes Model of Supervision If you have been in leadership, and have had to supervise coworkers and employees for more than a few years, it’s likely you have heard of the seven-eyes model of supervision. This is a method of supervision developed by Peter Hawkins. It is designed to help practitioners grow in their professional development, particularly to understand

The Seven Perspectives (Introduction)

August 4, 2022
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The way we interact with the world around us has everything to do with how we choose to perceive the world. If we wake up each morning, and roll out of bed dreading the worst parts of our day, imagining worst-case scenarios, feeling like we can’t change the aspects of our life we don’t enjoy or that life feels empty

Reframing your Mindset 

July 28, 2022
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In any relationship there are mistakes made on both sides. As human beings we aren’t perfect; we can let our insecurities, fears, irritations and anger get the better of us at some point or another, causing hurt to others. Inevitably, the people around us will harm us and we will harm them. Since there is no going back in time,

Apologies and Forgiveness

July 21, 2022
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I am so excited to finally share the release of my book Burnout and Beyond! It has been a lot of hard work over the last year, but finally, I can tell the story of my burnout, my recovery and how the experience has changed me forever. I hope that my journey will resonate with others and guide those in

Burnout and Beyond is Finally Here!

July 14, 2022
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The act of mentoring doesn’t usually bring administrative work to mind, but anyone who has spent time in ministry knows that organizing and planning are key to ensure excellence. good work is done. Administration keeps things effective, safe and professional. It’s essential to organize and plan to ensure sound execution and flow of work.  The relationship between mentor and mentee

Mentoring Essentials: The Value of Administration

May 12, 2022