Since 2005, we have trained thousands of people to use coaching to improve the lives of those they lead, love, and serve.
CHAD HALL, MCC
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Chad Hall has been coaching leaders in ministry and business since 2002 and currently serves on faculty and as Director of Coaching at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. He has applied coaching first as a denominational leader with the Baptist State Convention of NC and later as an internal coach with software leader SAS Institute. He has also served as a pastor and church planter. His publications include Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide (2007, Chalice Press) and Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith (Coach Approach Ministries, 2009). He has also written frequently for Leadership Journal. He lives with his wife Holly and three children in Hickory, NC
BILL COPPER, PCC
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
Bill is one of the founders of Coach Approach Ministries, having been involved in the Christian Coaching movement since 2003. As Executive Director, Bill helps provide development, planning, and oversight of many of CAM’s product and service offerings. In addition to delivering coaching, training, and consulting, Bill is part of the management team at Coach Approach Ministries and is focused on implementing the next great idea to benefit those in the CAM family.
Bill is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, a Certified Church Administrator with The Church Network, and certified Strengths Coach with the Gallup Organization. He frequently writes, speaks, and coaches a variety of leaders, and consults in the areas of developing a coaching culture and organizational development for non-profits.
BRIAN MILLER, ACC
Brian coaches lots of leaders. With clarity and confidence, Brian’s clients lean into their strengths and become even more fruitful. Serving as the Strategic Director for Coach Approach, Brian now leads the CAM Community of Coaches and oversees the Certification in Christian Leadership Coaching. Looking to Jesus as his guide, Brian loves to train coaches who change individual lives and communities. He has been married for over 20 years to the love of his life, Danelle, and they have three wonderful children. They reside in Mattoon, IL.
JANE CRESWELL, MCC
Jane has felt called as a missionary to the business world since college. She became the founder of IBM Coaches’ Network and started Internal Impact to extend internal coaching to organizations globally. She is author of Christ-Centered Coaching: 7 Benefits for Ministry Leaders (2006, Chalice Press) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coaching for Excellence (Oct 2008, Alpha Books/Penguin). Jane and her husband call West Lafayette, IN home; they have 2 adult sons.
LINDA MILLER, MCC
Linda is a pioneer in the coaching profession, both in the Christian and business communities. Serving The Ken Blanchard Companies as global liaison for coaching, Linda is known for her work in coach training, executive coaching and as an international speaker. In addition to her book with Hall, she also recently co-authored Coaching in Organizations: Best Practices from The Ken Blanchard Companies (2008, Wiley and Sons). She and her husband live in Phoenix, AZ and have two adult daughters.
Danelle wears multiple hats at Coach Approach. After starting as the Acquisitions Editor for Christian Coaching Magazine, she added the roles of registrar for our coach training, record keeper of our students and clients, and program manager to help CAM work stronger as a team. She is the wife of our Strategic Director, Brian Miller, and loves to work with him as a team. The Millers live in Mattoon, IL with three kids, Alyssa, Cayden, and Ethan, and a beagle-terrier mix named Petey.
PERRY RHUE, PCC
Perry is a professional coach who retired from IBM after a long career working with teams and high potentials. Perry brings warmth and professionalism to his coaching relationships. He lives in Atlanta, GA.
JERRY ESSARY, PCC
Jerry is a professional coach that has been working with and coaching nonprofit organizations for over 40 years. He has developed materials to help a client discover, articulate, and leverage their unique design at home, work, and play. He is a coach, mentor coach, coach training facilitator, adjunct professor, and team builder. His driving force is to see his clients have purposeful movement with clear direction.