Meet Chad Hall


Chad Hall is a coach, writer, and leader whose aim is to draw out the best from people so that our world looks a bit more like heaven and bit less like hell.  To this aim, he wears several hats vocationally: he is the President of Coach Approach Ministries, he serves on the teaching faculty of Western Seminary where he is the Director of Coaching, and he is a Partner with StrongLead, LLC. 

His mission is to engage in open conversations that make a difference.

Chad is the author of Coaching for Christians Leaders: A Practical Guide (2007) and Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith (2009), both of which are cornerstone texts in the field of Christian coaching.  His 2015 eBook The Coaching Mindset: 8 Ways to Think Like a Coach is still plugging along as an Amazon Bestseller in three categories.  He's the editor of Christian Coaching Magazine and has also written for Leadership Journal on a variety of issues.

Chad is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College (BA in Religion), Duke Divinity School (MTS), Princeton Theological Seminary (ThM).  He earned his doctorate (D.Min.) at Western Seminary with a research focus on the integration of positive psychology into Christian ministry.  Over his career Chad has served as a pastor, church planter and denominational consultant.  He's also worked as an internal coach at technology leader SAS (Cary, NC). 

He lives in Hickory, NC with his wife Holly and their three growing children.  For fun he enjoys tagging along with his kids' sporting ventures, restoring his '88 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, roasting his own coffee beans, and hiking the beautiful landscape of the Appalachian mountains.