My name is Scott Couchenour (pronounced “coke an hour”) and I’m a recovering burnout and depression sufferer. I married a preacher’s kid over 27 years ago. God gave us two incredible children who are both pursuing God’s unique call on their lives. I am mostly introverted with a love of spreadsheets, fly fishing, organization, bold coffee, and long walks on the beach…(wait, that’s for… oh, nevermind)
Serving Strong exists to provide USEFUL CONTENT and DYNAMIC COACHING.
I blog. Every post I write is generally no more than 500 words max. I keep to a schedule of 3-4 posts per week. Each post is related to serving strong in ministry leadership and encourages dialog with you, the reader. You can subscribe to the blog posts by clicking here.
Beyond the blog posts, I produce a short email meditation which reaches over 400 subscribers in more than 10 countries around the globe (click here to subscribe). It is a short read that comes direct to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday at 6:00am EST. It is specifically designed to challenge and encourage subscribers to stay strong as they pursue God’s call during their week. Subscribers are challenged to take the Tuesday Meditation and go over to the Serving Strong Facebook Group and carry on discussions about staying strong with fellow subscribers all through the week.
There are also a variety of discussions going on over at the Serving Strong LinkedIn Group as well.
I coach ministry leaders and ministry teams on a co-active basis. A coaching relationship is a proven method for the client to go farther faster and with deeper growth and learning. It’s for you when you are ready to take meaningful steps toward a stronger lifestyle in your ministry leadership. If you’re reading this and you’re ready to enter a coaching season, click here for more information.
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I work full time as President / CEO for Cogun, Inc. as of March 2013. Prior to that position, I served as VP of Operations there for over 24 years. At Cogun we busy ourselves with helping churches become healthy, discover and clarify vision, and expand their ministry facilities through consulting, design coordination, and construction.
I am a Certified Life Coach through the Institute for Life Coach Training. I am a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) and Christian Coaches Network (CCN). I am a certified practitioner of the Leading From Your Strengths personality assessment tool and a graduate of the Helping Others God’s Way curriculum from the American Association of Christian Counselors. After getting my assignment from God in November 2007, I founded Serving Strong – a resourcing and coaching benefit to ministry leaders. Since then, I have coached dozens of clients over hundreds of hours. Read More…
I am a local church member. I believe in the Local Church community. I have the privilege of serving in my own church on one of the worship teams and in church leadership. I attend New Hope Community Church in Boardman, Ohio.
My Educational Background, in addition to coaching certification, includes Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Youngstown State University where I obtained a degree in Sociology and Business Management.
…but enough about me.