Have Alignment, Boldness, and Conviction in your leadership.

Actionable coaching that guides you to understand who you are at an emotional, spiritual, and relational level. Followed by concrete steps to help you excel in the leadership you are called to.

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Dr. Gregory Woodard
Retired Navy Chaplain
Leadership Coach

How I can help you

It’s time to have Alignment, Boldness and Conviction in the deepest part of your being, so you can lead from your best self.

Understand yourself on a deeper level

Leadership Coaching

Alongside other leaders, we’ll pinpoint your growth journey so you can:

  • Understand your Core Fears, Desires, Weaknesses, and Longings
  • Explore ways you relate in personal and professional relationships
  • Build a holistic plan for growing into a healthy, whole person spiritually and emotionally

If your relationships feel distant and you struggle to understand why you do what you do, this is where to start.

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Understand your teammates to maximize work

Team Soul Care Events

Starting with understanding your team's growth journey, we'll harness soul-driven insights for team building and leadership development by working though customized team-building exercises to grow understanding, collaboration, and peak performance.

These events are available as a day long workshop and as a two to three day retreat.

For corporate, non-profit, and ministry leadership teams, a tailored event will bring soulfulness, clarity, humility, and grace to your interactions.
Unlock the full potential of your team today and maximize your impact.

Start Living a Fulfilled Life

It's time to live your best life and lead out of your calling

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Hi, I’m Dr. Gregory Woodard

Reaching a place of alignment in the deepest part of who you are and your leadership can be frustrating, exhausting, and confusing.

But that doesn’t have to be your story.

I’ve spent more than two decades working to understand myself and my vocation at the deepest levels.

Turns out, that calling was to coach value-driven leaders to build a legacy of extraordinary contribution.

I am an Endorsed Leadership Coach, and a 22-year military veteran retired as a Navy Chaplain. I hold a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Renewal & Coaching from Regent University and most importantly, I am a devoted Christian, husband, and father. 

Together, we will discover your true self and what God has for your life purpose and your leadership.

So you can step forward into the next chapter of your life boldly, with:

  • Alignment between who you are and what you do
  • Boldness in your choice of vocation
  • Conviction in the deepest part of your being

It's time to live your best life and lead out of your calling.

Coaching Endorsements

Gain a seasoned approach to life
from a proven leader who knows what it means to strengthen the hearts of people.

“Greg did a very good job of listening and following what was being said. I felt that he appreciated me as an individual and made me feel valuable according to who I am. I also liked that he listened to what did and what didn’t resonate with me without jumping to some belief that I am in avoidance.”

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R. N., New Hampshire

"Greg provided an empathetic, guided approach during each and every meeting by listening and asking thought-provoking questions. When I asked thoughts in conversations, he was vulnerable and shared his own experiences making me feel that I was not speaking to someone who wanted to be perceived as perfect. I found this to be a critical part of my learning; reminding myself that we are all on this earth trying to find meaning and conviction in who we are no matter our age and experience. After completing multiple sessions with Greg, I can put into words my core fears, desires, weaknesses and longings. This has and will continue to allow me to grow both spiritually and emotionally."

M. M., Toronto)

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“I have the tools now to be awake to my weaknesses and address them from a God-centered place. Greg’s coaching has given me tools and insight into my identity in Christ and helped me embrace my gifts and have more compassion for my weaknesses so I can be someone who can offer wisdom and knowledge through my experiences to others.”

S. O., New York

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A certified coach


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Mental frameworks, Actionable advice, and Step-by-step guides to living out your vocational calling.

Embracing the Tumble: How to Turn Obstacles into Opportunities for Growth

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The Power of Saying No: How Setting Boundaries Will Transform Your Life

Discover how saying 'no' can revolutionize your life, freeing you from overwhelming commitments and enhancing your well-being. What happens when you prioritize yourself?

Purposeful Leadership: Balancing Being and Doing for Personal Well-Being

In this post, we are challenged to step back from the frenetic pace of life and prioritize our identity as God's beloved children. We are reminded that our productivity and accomplishments do not define our worth, and we are encouraged to implement specific practices and rhythms to cultivate self-awareness and soul care. The post concludes by inspiring readers to embrace the freedom of living from a place of being and to let our purposeful actions flow from that deep well of identity and belonging.
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Must We Burnout?: Thoughts On Not Falling Off the Cliff

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Leading from Within: How to Cultivate A Flourishing Life Through Purposeful Leadership

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Purposeful Leadership: How Well Do You Know Yourself?

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3 ABCs: Do You Have the Life & Leadership Keys?

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Discover Your Purpose: How a Life Vision Leads to Personal Growth and Fulfillment

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Being Teachable Is a Superpower: Three Essentials to Growth & Relationships

Are you teachable? How would the people in your world respond to this question? Life is an endless classroom where a commitment to learning molds us, equipping us to pursue excellence in various realms of life. In this diverse natural learning environment, against the backdrop of an ever-changing world, we must wholeheartedly embrace our roles as lifelong learners, always eager to absorb new knowledge and experiences. As we navigate this continuously evolving world, embracing our roles as lifelong learners becomes increasingly crucial. We must always be eager to absorb new knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. We'll understand how having an open mind and being receptive to learning can significantly upgrade one's personal and professional lives, enhance interpersonal relationships, and fuel the engine of personal growth and self-improvement.

Taking a Personal Retreat: 4 Insights For Leaders To Find Peace In Solitude

Every leader should go on a personal retreat quarterly. It may only be for a couple of days; it may be for a week. Hurry is the great enemy. We live in a fast-paced society. Retreating is slowing down, moving away from the distractions of life, and essential for the leader's soul. In this reflection, I offer four insights I keep in mind each time I retreat. These insights point us toward a deeper connection with our personhood and God.

4 Insights Into Why You Should Cultivate a Hunger for Learning No Matter Your Season of Life

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Living the Connected Life: Uniting Leaders’ Soul Care and Emotional Health

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5 Life Rhythm Steps Leaders Must Take To Wake Up And Live A Flourishing Life

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Equipping My 17-Year-Old Self with 5 Hard-Earned Lessons to Overcome Life Obstacles and Navigate with Resilience

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Strong Foundation: 5 Ways to Develop Deeply Rooted Character in Your 20s and 30s

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Your Health And Well-Being (4 Benefits to Making Wellness Your Priority)

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How To Finish Well As A Leader (The Four Steps You Need To Take)

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Do You Have Frustrations? Three Solutions from a Seasoned Leader

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Developing Resilience: Four Habits & Rituals To Live Your Best Life

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4 Rules I Would Give My 26-Year-Old Self

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Best Life Story | Do You Have the ABCs?

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