Leadership Coaching: We coach and mentor emerging leaders in global communities to use their limitations and become globally engaged change agents. Many of those we work with are courageously going from places like Brazil to Portugal, Venezuela to North Africa and Korea to China. They carry a powerful mantle with significant social and economic impact. A person with a disability, limitation or loss can be one of the greatest keys to disarm whole communities and cultures locked down in shame and poverty. In “Shame and Honor” cultures people with disabilities are relationally shunned, hidden in thatched huts, suffer from the highest incidence of diseases and injustice (rape, torture, enslavement) and have almost no accessibility to jobs. So cross-cultural change agents with disabilities who are not bound with shame and who skillfully know how to navigate around social and economic limitations with the call and resolve to bring about positive change for others with disabilities, bring practical hope for people in “shame and honor cultures.”
“The most effective leaders don’t rise to power in spite of their weakness; they lead with power because of their weakness. It is their authenticity in limping leadership that compels others to follow them. If you are a leader–or if you have been making excuses to avoid leading–find out how to get the most from your weakness." Dan Allender
Leaders that come from marginalized backgrounds have a different trajectory in leadership development. When leaders move from the edges of society to the center, they lead with the whole of society in their hearts. And they need robust leadership training mixed with a practical vocational calling to give them sustainable platforms of influence in the communities that they are called to serve. But as they authentically lead with a triumph in their spirit that flows right through their weakness or brokenness, then others dare to rise up and hear the call of God for their lives above the intrusive impossibilities and reach out to other around the world.
“But what seemed to be failure from man’s standpoint was a triumph from God’s standpoint, because God’s purpose is never the same as man’s purpose. This bewildering call of God is like the call of the sea— no one hears it except the person who has the nature of the sea in him.” O Chambers
“I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” Jesus