By Kimberly O’Brien, Director of Credentialing, CCNI

We would like to introduce you to one of our newest Christian Coaching Credential holders, Brian Zaas, who recently received his Certified Professional Christian Coach (CPCC) credential. Congratulations Brian!

Kimberly: Welcome Brian. Tell us a little bit about work as a Coach.

Brian: My wife Debi and I have been serving as Co-Directors of The Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching organization for the past 8 years. God has called us to teach, train, and develop a team of more than 75 coaches who are shifting the culture of Navigators and impacting the lives of hundreds of pastors, ministry, missionary, non-profit and business leaders. We focus on helping people become difference-makers by pursuing the potential of God’s promises in churches, missions, workplaces, and communities around the globe.

Kimberly: What coaching certifications or credentials do you have?

Brian: I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  I completed my CPLC for Life and Leadership through PCCI and I teach for PCCI and Creative Results Management (CRM). I also enjoy mentoring other coaches in Essentials of Leadership Coaching, Coaching Skills Development, Coaching Skills Mastery, and The Coach Model® so that they may achieve their coaching credential. I’ve most recently been recognized by Christian Coaches Network International (CCNI) as a Certified Professional Christian Coach (CPCC).

Kimberly: Congratulations on your recent CPCC credential! Why did you choose to pursue a Christian Coach Credential?

Brian: I pursued credentialing with CCNI to come alongside Christian leaders seeking to advance God’s Kingdom in all they do by equipping Christian leaders to integrate a biblical worldview into their vision and mission. I work in collaboration with missional organizations and churches to build a foundation of confidence and commitment that leads to a thriving culture for advancing His Kingdom and living the abundant life God Promises them. My emphatic belief is that lordship and stewardship precede entrepreneurship and leadership.

Kimberly: What are you passionate about?

Brian: My passion is to walk alongside church, missional and community leaders to help them achieve their God-given potential and become difference-makers in the world around them. I love helping others discover God’s unique design for their lives, find their purpose, and pursue a meaningful path forward to attaining the abundant life God promises us.  I help these leaders embrace the vision of creating a disciple-making culture, disciples can grow in spiritual maturity and go into the world around them joining with Jesus to make disciples who make disciples.

Kimberly: Let’s close on a more personal note. Who is Brian Zaas?

Brian: I’m a husband and father. Debi and I have been married for 30 years and we have two beautiful young adult daughters, Jenna and Kayla and we’re grandparents to twin boys – Noland and Nash. We enjoy an abundant life in Florida – St. Petersburg-Tampa-Clearwater area and thrive on getting together with others and developing deep, intimate friendships, hiking, biking, and exercising along the waterfront.

Kimberly O’Brien is CCNI’s current Director of Credentialing. She is from Ontario, Canada Kimberly is working towards promoting training and coaching to all pastors and ministry leaders within the denomination and beyond. If you would like information about becoming a professional credentialed Christian coach, please contact Kimberly at dircredentialing@christiancoaches.com