Dr. Larry Ousley is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Larry also has advanced coaching certification as an Organization & Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC). Further, Larry has specialized training in group coaching. He is an ordained Elder in the Holston Conference and is one of sixteen persons endorsed as a life coach by the GBHEM. Recently, he was trained by GBOD as a Path1 coach for church planters. Also, Larry is on the faculty and is a mentor coach for www.Coaching4Clergy.com.
Additionally, Larry has 40 years experience as a coach, consultant, seminar leader and United Methodist minister. He brings to his work his life experiences, including pastoral care and spiritual formation, coaching, his own spiritual journey, and a passion for persons living “fully alive” as effective and fulfilled leaders.
Presently Larry serves as the Executive Director of the Intentional Growth Center (IGC) at Lake Junaluska, NC. Before coming to IGC eleven years ago, Larry served as senior pastor of several large churches and on the conference staff in the Holston Conference of the UMC. He works with approximately 45 clients per year coaching them as individuals, relationships, teams, or organizations. In the last few years, Larry has coached managers and leaders at various levels including an operations manager for a Honda dealership, middle managers of large organizations, several teams of persons leading large institutions, clergy, three church staffs, seven church leadership teams, several entrepreneurial leaders, and an attorney. Also, for the last three years, he has served as a group coach to facilitate the training and coach at least16 new District Superintendents each year.
Larry is creative and intelligent having studied mathematics, physics, computer science, group dynamics, and systems theory before training through seminary education (Emory University) to become a United Methodist minister. He later completed a Doctorate of Ministry (Vanderbilt University) focusing on organizational development and leadership as applied to the church. Further, Dr. Ousley has taught several seminars training persons to employ coaching skills in their life and work.