Shattering the Stained Glass Ceiling
A Coaching Strategy for Women Leaders in Ministry
(Influence Resources, 2017)
WHO: Robyn Wilkerson, copastor of Trinity Church in Miami, Florida, and a professional life coach.
SHE SAYS: “Being a woman isn’t an obstacle to your leadership—it’s your asset. How a woman sees her situation—with all its obstacles and opportunities—is the key to her personal success.”
THE BIG IDEA: Women around the world are succeeding in ministry leadership roles, big and small. To become like them, you must understand on a personal level that God has a purpose for everyone, you are gifted and called, and you are needed. To do this, you need to shift your thinking.
Robyn begins by explaining how to reach our full potential, sharing her own leadership journey and breaking down five essential leadership attributes: missional, reframing, connecting, engaging and renewing.
The author then devotes a three-chapter section to each of the five leadership attributes, blending stories, coaching and inspiration to help readers find new ways to understand and nurture their leadership skills and their vision for the future.
Throughout the text, Robyn offers readers coaching questions and exercises, ideas to consider, Scripture-based prayers and quizzes to help readers define and activate their potential to lead.
“The time has passed to look for reasons why our leadership might be marginalized based on our ethnicity or gender. . . . To accomplish our mission, we must take hold of the responsibilities of personal development and the development of spiritual formation.”
A 2018 OUTREACH RESOURCE OF THE YEAR—Leadership Category
“Co-pastor of Miami’s mega Trinity Church, Robyn Wilkerson describes a leadership and scholarly journey toward five attributes of effective leadership: a sense of calling, adapting without compromising, connecting with others, getting things done and spiritual renewal. She then describes the type of coaching that fosters each.”
Evaluated by Bob Whitesel, a speaker, coach, professor and author of 13 books.