How do you share your talents with your community?
Do you volunteer on a board?
Serve as a leader in a faith community?
Get involved in social justice issues?
Donate your time to nonprofits, community initiatives and schools?
A great way to think about this type of service leadership is through the lenses of servant leadership. Robert Greenleaf coined the term and his definition is empowering for leaders like you.
The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first …”
Greenleaf says that the best test of a servant leader is:
Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?”
As a coach, facilitator and trainer, Polly Chandler is honored to support individuals and groups in understanding how to best leverage their talents in service to others.
Examples of Chandler Coaching projects in this sector include:
- Individual strengths coaching for Faith Community Staff, Rectors, Rabbis, and Ministers.
- Meeting Facilitation for nonprofit boards and community activist groups.
- Youth Group Facilitation — Helping Young Adults to discover how they want to serve their communities.
- Strengths based team development for faith community leadership teams.
- Management skill development for emerging leaders in nonprofits and faith communities.
- Executive coaching for Nonprofit Directors and Leaders.
Let’s work together to help our communities become healthier, wiser, and more interconnected. When we weave our talents together, amazing things can happen!
Sign up for a free sample coaching session to see what’s possible when you focus on aligning your passions, talents and knowledge towards your service goals.
Contact Polly Chandler to schedule a conversation.