John is a great listener who connects really well with people. He is also highly encouraging, very affirming and easy to talk to.
He helped us to see a way forward when we were very lost. He brought clarity and direction to us in a time of real confusion and rather than simply instructing us, he was able to draw the best from us and work with us. He helped us create strategies to deal with a lot of pain and hurt, and enabled us to move forward in a healthy manner.
John works effectively with individuals or groups who are currently struggling to find a way forward and see an intelligent and insightful outside perspective.
We are really grateful for his time and input, it has been so helpful.
John is a caring, empathetic and thoughtful supervisor and mentor. He listens intently, thinks deeply and then asks penetrating questions in an affirming way. John has greatly helped me in my chaplaincy training as I have come to understand the value of supervision. Supervision provides a safe place to share struggles, unpack feelings, deal with questions of doubt and re-enter ministry feeling empowered and supported.
John was gracious and display so much empathy, compassion, humility and diligence as he journey with me.
If you need someone to listen to you without judging you, John would be the go to person. He will listen to you calmly and lovingly point you to some available options.
John help me to see my cases clearly and explore some of the actions I have taken. His affirmation and feedback are critical to ensure I am on the right track.
It’s a pleasure to work with John, he is so gracious and truthful.
John has both professional credentials and on-the-ground experience over decades in dealing with people of many backgrounds. He is a great listener and reflector. His extensive experience, living and working in Australia, Asia and Africa, gives him a unique perspective. John has been a great help in talking through ministry related issues of many kinds and always with an ability to probe, explore, ask and guide discussion towards practical next steps.
“Supervision helps clarify what I need to work on. It has given me a safe space to talk about work and ministry issues. It has also helped me see how God has been at work in my life – both in my work and in my spiritual walk with Him.”
“Mentoring provides accountability and encouragement to continue on in our roles. It helps implement the change in our lives that we want to see.”
“Supervision is compulsory for most secular health professionals. I wonder if those serving in a variety of Christian leadership positions made the same commitment, what kind of ongoing fruit we might see in the lives of men and women that may previously have ended in resignations, conflict, bitterness, burnout, adultery and abuse.”
“I would strongly recommend receiving mentoring. I did not receive regular mentoring even though I had been in ministry for many years.
After being mentored by an experienced mentor, there was a significant change in my personal and professional life and some long-term addictions were dealt with which I thought was not possible. I would highly recommend mentoring for everyone, especially those in Christian ministry.”
(before John moved back to Australia) “I received informal mentoring from John. I regret that I did not have ongoing mentoring, because my work would have been in a more proactive mode instead of a crisis management mode if I would have had his formal ongoing support. I would recommend mentoring, even if things are going well, because as leaders we need to continuously grow and have a clear outside perspective on our own leadership abilities. Mentoring brings in clarity and accountability which every good leader needs.”