Bridges Coaching - Associate Coaches

Bridges Coaching offers a number of qualified coaches with specific niches. These coaches have at least two coaching certifications and more than that they have been vetted and shown expertise in offering excellence in coaching. If you are looking for a thinking partner to help you build bridges to what could be these Bridges Associate Coaches can help! Contact one today!


  Eric P 2Eric Peoples Eric Peoples is a speaker, leadership coach, and founding pastor of Legacy Church in Farmington, CT. His mission is to help you overcome small thinking, apply the truth of the Gospel to daily life, and fully embrace the powerful call of God on your life. Eric and his wife Melissa recently celebrated 27 years of marriage, which has been a faith-filled life of globetrotting, sampling French press coffees, and lovingly raising their kids Moriah, Lauren, and Christian. One of the things that Eric enjoys most about coaching is seeing dreams get connected to destiny and realized. If you are a person looking to continue in your journey of discovering your strengths and realizing your dreams we should talk. Rate: Eric has a sliding fee scale

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Eric is the Care Pastor for a large, multi-generational church in Lancaster, PA. Eric enjoys encouraging ministers with care responsibilities in their churches, especially in the important area of self-care.

Eric and his wife, Cindy (Bridges Coaching founder), live south-central PA. They love their 4 children deeply and have especially loved the new era of grand-parenting! On their day off they enjoy riding their bikes and kayaking. Eric loves to connect with people hungry to grow in the Lord in his office, but even more taking a meeting out on a bike trail when possible:)

Eric has been certified with Lifeforming and Bridges. He came into coaching through his wife's influence, but quickly realized the coaching process is a must for those who are running the marathon of ministry. When Eric realized people's issues were opportunities for their growth and that they were ultimately responsible to discover how they could choose to grow - that was a game-changer!

If you are a minister who has become aware of the fact God has much more in mind for people other than just "patching them up" and sending them out again, Eric can help you explore how coaching can strengthen your ministry.

Rate: $65 per Hour

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Joe Jansen

Joe is a pastor to pastors. His greatest mission is to see leaders reach their maximum potential.

He and his wife of 34 years live in an historic village in upstate NY. They have 3 grown children and 3 amazing grandchildren! They are "foodies" and love trying new restaurants in their surrounding area. Joe says, "I have watched what coaching can accomplish when leaders begin the journey to understand themselves more deeply and live with great purpose and fulfillment."

Joe began coach training in order to come alongside pastors and leaders that he works with on a daily basis. He has seen the need for leadership development and a support system to help leaders move through change. Joe has realized a need for coaching small church pastors and leaders to find solutions for their unique and particular situations.

If you are a pastor or leader looking for clarity, change and leadership development, Joe has some powerful questions that will help you on your journey! He loves working with small church leaders and pastors on their specific, unique challenges.

Rate: Joe has a sliding fee scale

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Kevin Cook

Kevin is a lead pastor in Romeo Michigan and the founder of Lasting Impact Ministries. His mission is to empower broken and tired pastors and leaders who at times feel challenged to even put one foot in front of the other. He thrives on coaching people out of the everyday trenches of life and back onto the battlefield of Victory!  Kevin and his wife of 30 years Kathy have 3 adult children, 1 grandchild and another on the way.  As a husband, dad, pastor, ministry and business leader, Kevin is amazed at how the coaching paradigm has revolutionized his leadership abilities and those he coaches. Kevin often says, “Coaching is the accelerated means for increasing vision, discovering the riches God has placed inside and developing the confidence to reach for God intended success.” He has two coaching certifications and loves experiencing the “AHA” moments that clients have. He is that brother who walks beside you and helps hold your arms up when you feel weak. As a known “Agent of Change” he lives to see others accomplish things beyond their imagination and to become the very thing they were designed by God to be. Why wait another moment to get where you want to go? Rate: $75 per hour

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LauraGildersleeveLauren Gildersleeve Lauren works in the health and fitness industry. She loves working with individuals who want to defy odds and define themselves. Lauren and her husband live in central Iowa. Lauren is an enthusiast for adventure as she loves the outdoors- hiking trails, mountain climbing, playing nearly any sport, running, and rock climbing. She loves to travel, hang out with family and friends, drink coffee, eat popcorn and read a good book. Lauren loves the uniqueness of each individual life and believes each person has a story to share that adds value to this world. Lauren has three coaching certifications. She began her coaching journey several years ago when she discovered the freedom and lasting results of the coaching paradigm. If you are a person looking to overcome any obstacle or issue in life, Lauren would love the opportunity to partner with you in your venture! Rate: $50 per Hour

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Lavone Ponstein

Lavonne Ponstein works for a youth ministry called TFC Connection (Teens For Christ), she loves coaching people so they can be released to become the Disciplemaker God created them to be.

She is from Kansas, the heartland of America, where she loves beautiful sunsets, wide open spaces and intentional relationships. For 33 years, she has invested her life in the teens of rural areas, with a deep interest in how to use Jesus' disciplemaking strategy in ministry with teens. Moving teens forward to become disciplemakers became her passion, and now that passion has morphed in spurring on adults to become active, intentional disciplemakers. Lavonne says, "I have watched teens grasp what it means to be disciplemakers and seen how that understanding has launched them into become world impacting Christians in their fields of study or work as they leave our ministry."

Lavonne is single and is blessed with an incredibly supportive family. She has made it her personal goal to be the "favorite aunt" in her family. There are few things she wouldn't live without -- having a dog to hug everyday and friends who will laugh with her as she walks through life. It is her desire to come alongside people wherever they are in their journey of life and assist them in taking steps to intentional living.

Lavonne has two coaching certificates: Bridges Coaching and Lifeforming. She invested in learning about coaching several years ago to develop her skills in helping others recognize how they could move forward as disciplemakers. She wants to live her life doing what Jesus did, helping people move forward from where they are to where they were created to live.

If you are looking for more in your life, Lavonne would love to come alongside you as a thinking partner to provide you with the spark of encouragement you need to move forward to reach your potential as a disciplemaker.

Rate: Lavonne has a sliding fee scale.

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Michelle Pavasars

Michelle loves her family and works as the Operations Director of a Christian non-profit. Her joy in coaching comes from walking alongside others, especially women, as they discover and live out their life callings.

Michelle, her husband and two children live in southern CA. Quality time with her family and friends speaks her love language. She loves helping people reconnect to their passions, and seeing the joy and confidence in their eyes when they make progress in a goal area.

A serendipitous connection with Cindy Scott, founder of Bridges Coaching, led Michelle into coaching certification, but God had been preparing her for many years. Michelle finds being coached so powerful in her own life, that she desires for others to benefit from the same sort of listening and powerful questions. Coaching skills are applicable in so many settings... home, work, congregation, and community.

If you have un-launched dreams, dusty passions, unfulfilled goals or a project that is itching to be done, Michelle would love to provide a listening ear, some powerful questions and help you lead into action steps that will help you move forward into the life your heart knows God desires for you.

Rate: $60 per Hour

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Sarah Fulton Sarah is a relationship and leadership junkie currently raising five young leaders at home. She especially enjoys coaching married couples, young leaders, and moms who are looking to develop personally during an at-home season. Sarah has found coaching to be an incredibly effective tool for helping people to grow rapidly and make progress on their goals. She loves the momentum and synergy that happens in a coaching relationship! Sarah took her first coaching course to give her another tool to use in ministry and relationships. She loves it so much that she quickly went on for more coach training and has had fun branching out into coach training herself. If you want help finding clarity in your current situation, encouragement and challenge as you figure out what's next, and support as you walk forward, Sarah could be a great coach for you! Rate: Sarah has a sliding fee scale.

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