Dr. Laurie J. Ferguson’s vocational calling is to work with leaders who are seeking to transform themselves and their organizations in a time of difficult challenge. Focusing on building resilience and creating adaptive skills, she uses coaching, consulting, facilitation, and teaching to help people move forward in new ways. She brings a biblical and theological lens, along with training in organizational and personal change theory and group dynamics. Ferguson has over 30 years of experience as a Presbyterian pastor, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is certified as a professional certified coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Ferguson began teaching coaching skills for the Lilly-funded pastoral excellence project in New York City in 2000, and began coaching professionally in 2002. She worked with Auburn Seminary where she was the senior fellow for coaching, and provided leadership for their Coach Training Program as the lead faculty. She coaches and does process consulting with individual leaders, congregations, and judicatories. Ferguson received her AB from Smith College, her MDiv from Princeton, and her PhD from Adelphi University in 2004. She is a member of the Hudson River Presbytery and lives in Rockland County, New York. More information is on her website: lauriejferguson.com.