A pioneer in Christian leadership coaching, Tony Stoltzfus has trained thousands of coaches, founded several leadership- and coaching schools and created a wide range of leadership resources used around the world. He operates Coach22, an on-line Christian coaching bookstore and publisher of Christian coaching resources, and is the Executive Director of the Leadership MetaFormation Institute, an innovative network of training schools that use everything from brain science to heaven encounters to teach coaches and leaders to engage God, people and circumstances from the heart. He also oversees the Christian Coaching Center, an informational coaching website with over 50 contributing authors. Tony currently lives with his wife of 30 years in Redding, California, and is part of the Bethel Church community.
Tony is founder of the non-profit Leadership MetaFormation Institute, a training school that uses music, the arts, drama, learning games, brain science–and coaching principles–to help leaders engage God from the heart. It’s mission is to train 100,000 leaders in 25 years to transform others and build organizational cultures of heart transformation.
In two decades as a coach trainer, Tony has delivered several hundred coach training workshops, and hundreds more class- and tele-class training sessions. While trainees remember his passion for people, transparency and skill as a trainer, he is most known for championing “training like you coach”–a philosophy of asking and showing instead of telling that makes training highly interactive, very engaging and lots of fun.
Tony offers a variety of exciting, interactive training courses through the Leadership MetaFormation Institute, including:
- Transforming the Heart – the place of deep desires in relating to God and the change process
- Living from the Heart – Rewriting your story from Heaven’s Perspective
- Relating from the Heart – Engaging people at the level of deep desires
- Coaching the Heart – Working with the emotional brain using Encounter Coaching
Books and Materials
The author of eleven books (including the best-selling Coaching Questions and Leadership Coaching), Tony has also created numerous training manuals and a variety of training CDs and DVDs. He has written extensively on topics like calling discovery, stages in calling development, transitions, desire and change, and rewriting your story from Heaven’s Perspective.