The Executive Director (“ED”) is to lead and manage all aspects of the ministry, achieving the Vision and Mission of SOLIDpastors.
SOLIDpastors’ vision is a coach for every pastor, and every pastor a coach, helping ministry leaders to finish well.
SOLIDpastors is a global Christian ministry whose mission is to multiply highly competent ministry leaders through coaching, advising and coach certification, achieving powerful individual and organizational transformation and greater operational excellence.
SOLIDpastors is a donation-based global Christian ministry headquartered in Austin, Texas, with current operations in the USA and Latin America, and vision to expand to every major continent. We broker relationships between qualified coaches and advisors and local church and parachurch ministries, fostering transformation through coaching, advising, and certification services at a value point all ministries can afford.
Major Responsibilities of the Executive Director of SOLIDpastors:
Honor God: Ensure the culture, actions, and results of SOLIDpastors are God-honoring and consistent with SOLIDpastor’s vision, mission, and values.
Submit to Authority: Follow the direction of SOLIDpastors Board of Directors. Board members in alphabetical order are: Jim Barger, Otto Kladensky, Daniel Mueller, Ron Olfers, and Joel Trammell. As Executive Director you will have a seat on the Board.
Raise Money: Drive fundraising to meet the annual budgetary needs of the ministry, as approved by the Board.
Drive Strategy: Establish strategic direction and priorities for the ministry. An ability to see “deep and wide” is essential in this function.
Participate in (or lead) strategic planning efforts.
Identify key implications of proposed strategic initiatives.
Work with staff and volunteers to effectively implement strategic priorities.
Report progress on strategic plans as needed to the Board of Directors.
Manage Finances: Oversee all financial matters of the ministry to provide the resources needed for ministry.
Manage the preparation and approval of the annual budget.
Monitor finances, reviewing reports and trends on spending and receipts.
Recommend solutions for unexpected events (shortfalls in receipts, special needs, etc.)
Recruit Talent: Recruit and hire an executive team including Managing Directors in each region in which we operate. There is currently one Managing Director of Latin America, Otto Klandensky; we want to recruit one for North America as well, in addition to a Director of Client Services, who will support the coaching and advisory initiatives.
Manage Staff: Supervise all staff on a day-to-day basis.
Oversee staff development, using both in-house and outside resources, individually and collectively.
Establish and manage the process for performance evaluation and improvement.
Oversee personnel budget, including annual salary increases
Create and maintain other systems to help staff function effectively.
Make changes in organizational structure and staff duties in line with changes in organizational priorities and needs.
Ensure Compliance: Ensure compliance with applicable laws and internal policies, recommending changes, as needed, in the areas of human resources, labor law, finance, and accounting. This includes delegation of authority for expenses, levels of insurance coverage, compliance with bank and loan covenants, and exercise signatory authority for all contracts and legal documents of the ministry.
Establish Networks: Assist Managing Directors in their efforts to establish provider and client networks in their respective regions.
Generate Leads: Work with Managing Directors to consistently produce lead generation in each of our ministry areas, including initiating and holding area workshops, setting up and managing a referral network, and church and religious association networking.
Ensure Quality: Oversee the delivery of client services and certification of advisors and coaches, to ensure excellent quality service to the clients, providers, and community.
Provide Public Face: Be the client advocate and ministry advocate.
Chair Advisory Board: Provide leadership for the advisory board.
Deliver Services: Coach and advise clients as required, helping foster ministry leader transformation in their God-given ministries.
Values and Work Characteristics for the ED:
Serve: Display, in word and deeds, a servant heart to meet client needs and expectations. Mark 10:45
Order: Bring order and calm to chaos, using the proven SOLIDpastors tools and processes to produce consistent and predictable results. Must support and exhibit the values and mission of SOLIDpastors and must work well with other leaders in the ministry. 1 Corinthians 14:33
Lead: Influence clients, partners and the process to produce results and multiply transformation in God-given ministries. 2 Timothy 2:2
Integrate: Lead the process of assigning clients with the proper coaches and resources to achieve stated goals. Numbers 34:18
Design: Create unique solutions for each client that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each ministry. Ephesians 2:10
Supervision and Reporting:
Reports to:Board of Directors
Given to: Managing Directors of SOLIDpastors
Ministry Win: To build and lead a successful startup ministry, from a 2018 budget of $50,000 to a healthy annual budget, effectively deploying capital to increase the number of qualified, certified coaches and advisors, clients receiving services, and organizational systems in place to scale the organization.
About SOLID’s Values
SOLID forms an acrostic, based on 2 Timothy 2:19 (God’s solid foundation). Our five core values are integrated into all we do. They are:
Serve with excellence -Serving Christian ministry leaders with services based in biblical truth.
(Mark 10:45; 2 Cor. 6:4-8; 1 Pet. 4:10)
Order from chaos - Ordering improved systems for the individual, team and organizational effectiveness. (Gen. 11:6-7; 1 Cor. 14:40; Jos. 3:16)
Lead leaders to multiply - Leading personal and organizational transformations.
(2 Tim. 2:2; Rom 12:8c; Prov. 12:24)
Integrate values with actions -Integrating leadership development and operational excellence best practices.
(Tit. 2:7; Psa. 25:21; 2 Cor. 1:12)
Designto stand the test of time- Designing maximum leverage and achieving the greatest ministry impact.
Daniel Mueller is one of the earliest pioneers of the executive coaching industry, and
since 1987 has provided executive coaching for more than 1,400 CEOs and executives,
delivered over 80,000 executive coaching sessions, and witnessed major transformation
in the lives of most clients.
Passionate about serving leaders at every level, Daniel is dedicated to helping
executives become more effective in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.
Prior to specializing in executive coaching, he was CEO of a management training
company, a business advisory firm, and an organizational development consultancy - all
of which influenced his approach to executive coaching. In addition to drawing on these
disciplines, Daniel has extensive training in the behavioral sciences, behavioral
psychology, and executive career counseling. An avid student of executive leadership,
he regularly speaks and publishes on subjects critical to executive peak performance.
Since 1996, Daniel has specialized in CEO and executive coaching, working in three
main areas: leadership coaching, helping executives remove blind spots, leverage
strengths, and overcome weaknesses; executive career co...aching, helping executives
transition from one role to another; and executive onboarding coaching, helping
executives start new roles. He also provides training for professional executive coaches.
Daniel delivers all coaching either in person or via video call, and typically begins
engagements with a qualitative 360-degree assessment.
During the late 80s, Daniel had a meteoric rise to the top of the emerging executive
coaching profession. The more outwardly successful he became, the greater the internal
pain grew of feeling like an imposter. Daniel chose to numb this pain with alcohol, which
led him into recovery for alcoholism - his sobriety date is March 4, 1996. Humbled and
broken, Daniel began diligently working to achieve personal transformation. This story
of amazing success, total failure, and complete redemption has led to his favorite saying:
“I coach from a place of weakness, not strength.” Feel free to ask him about his journey.
From 1990 to 1996, Daniel served as President and CEO of Solid Foundation
International Inc., an organizational design and development consultancy. There, he led
team-building initiatives, administered hundreds of interview-based 360° assessments
for executive coaching clients, and created individualized leadership development plans.
A prolific writer, he authored numerous curricula for corporate universities, including
“Training Skills for Leaders” (how leaders learn) and “Service BUILDS Sales” (how
leaders sell), and dozens of white papers on critical success factors for leaders.
From 1986 to 1990, Daniel was CEO of MAI, a management consultancy acquired in
1990 by Organizational Leadership and Development, Inc., and from 1982 to 1986, was
CEO of Wellness Consultants, Inc., a management training company. He began his
career in 1975 as a personal trainer and fitness coach.
Daniel started college at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and relocated
to Austin to complete a degree in the Plan 2 Honors Program in Liberal Arts at the
University of Texas at Austin. He is gratefully married to Patty, has three awesome
daughters, and has Austin, Texas home since 1977.