I've been working in leadership and people development in a variety of settings for almost thirty years. 

How can I help you?

Business & Healthcare

From Myers-Briggs to Employee On-boarding and Engagement, I deliver training and development solutions that build culture and improve competency.

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Church & ministry

I have extensive experience designing practical leadership, spiritual growth and multi-site strategies for churches and ministries of all shapes and sizes.

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If you or someone on your team needs an encouraging lift -- from a bit of life wisdom to a professional developmental plan -- I can help you take your next step.

Executive Director of Multisite Ministries, Christ Fellowship Church (Weekend attendance 20k+, 6 Campuses)

Dean of Student Development, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Director of Advancement, Grace Church

Numerous team and project leadership roles in hospitals, universities, non-profits and churches

20 years supervisory experience including hiring, development and repositioning

Strategic Leadership

Training & People Development

Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Development

20 years working with recruitment, on-boarding and training

Certified Trainer:     Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

                               Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0

Registered Nurse since 1994 (Florida, Washington, Montana)

Board Certified in College/Adolescent Health

Developed the Kaleo School of Leadership, Christ Fellowship Church (college accredited)

Provided 600+ hours of individual professional coaching and personal development

Teaching and facilitating groups ranging in size from 5 to 1500

25 years experience leading in small group ministry and personal disciple-making

Over 30 years in church volunteer roles; 15 years in vocational ministry

Licensed for Ministry by Christ Fellowship Church

Have consistently pursued personal Christian spiritual growth practices for over 30 years

Attended dozens of Christian conferences/seminars and read MANY books!



Spiritual Formation


"I've had the privilege of working with world class creative thinkers and leaders in my career and Kadi Cole is one of the best.  She captivates as a communicator, develops teams, processes intuitively and leads organizationally with great wisdom. Do yourself a favor, and apply what she says."

Michael Neale, Worship Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas TX

Multi-Dove Award Winning Songwriter, National Best-Selling Author of THE RIVER

“Think Leadership; Think Kadi Cole. She is the embodiment of leadership.

Having partnered closely with her for nine years I can testify that she made me a better leader.  Working from the second seat she initiated strategies to keep our eyes on the mission - all driven by the development of leaders. At first view one may mistakenly think she was just good at recruiting volunteers.  Not so - she was recruiting, training and placing the next generation of church leaders. Lest I be disingenuous, once God moved me to a ministry in Virginia, I did everything possible to add her to my team.  (God had other plans.)  I heartily recommend one of the finest leaders I've ever been privileged to lead/follow.”

Dr. Doug Randlett, Senior Assoc Pastor, Thomas Road Church, Lynchburg VA

Associate Professor of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA

“Now, more than ever, organizations need a compass to set the course for strong and competent leadership. Kadi Cole has the ability to help individuals and organizations navigate the stormy waters of leadership.  Not only has Kadi experienced the day-to-day rewards and worries of leadership, she has been a life-long student of what it takes to move, motivate and manage teams.  I have personally benefited from her leadership coaching over the years.  Kadi has the rare gift to listen deeply, challenge intentionally, and lead people towards their natural gifts and talents.  I have watched her take those rare skills and develop an educational curriculum to expand the development of other leaders.  She has now wrapped a career of experience and insights into a comprehensive leadership development system accessible to everyone.  I am eager to finally have a tool I can pass on to my health care clients as they transform great clinicians into great leaders.”

Karen McNenny, Speaker, Trainer, Coach for CEO's, Executives and Workteams

Specializes in rural healthcare systems within the Northwest

“Kadi Cole is one of the most gifted leaders I know.  It was a privilege to serve under her leadership in creating Kaleo.  She is a visionary and a strategist.  She imagines what can be and should be, with the ability to lead others to make these innovative ideas & visions a reality.  I believe any church or organization that has the desire and passion to develop leaders will benefit tremendously from Kadi's experience and perspective.”

Sarah Grace Wall, EQUIP Board Member

Former Director of International Missions

“Developing spiritual leaders is a daunting task in today’s culture.  Kadi Cole brings a rare set of life experiences, intellectual gifts, academic equipping and cultural sensitivity to this process.  Over the last several years she has led KALEO, a School of Biblical Leadership as part of Christ Fellowship Church. Hundreds of men and women have seen their lives transformed through this experience.  Kadi has now taken the principles and processes integral to the success of KALEO and made them available to others.  The heart of it all is found in Kadi herself, who is a godly woman and a spiritual leader.”

Pastor Don Bray, Former Executive Director of The Wesleyan Church