SLI Coaches Testimonials

Maria Fernandez

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ Coach

I am so excited and humbled to be among the elite of Godly coaches who exemplify the gifts and talents of leadership. The vulnerability of SLI 6 trainers along with the spirit of excellence that Cru uses in all of its endeavors was evident in this training.

Don Gleason

Consultant, DHG & Associates

The SLI experience is amazing. The strong leaders on both the coaching team and the Cru Sr. Leaders are an electric match. I look forward to discovering how God will use us both to accomplish kingdom purpose in the next two years.

Curtis Hite

CEO, Improving, LLC

Every year I have seen positive and meaningful change to the SLI program for both the participants and the coaches. This year was no exception. In fact the positive changes were perhaps biggest and most meaningful in the last decade.

Jada Jackson

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Words cannot express my joy to be a part of the AMAZING SLI 6 Coaching Team! Our time together was both motivating and encouraging. Life's journey is about giving, serving and learning; SLI 6 is a great opportunity to continue that journey.

John Mumford


Uniquely qualified, highly motivated, and deeply dedicated – this coaching team is ready to take the SLI model to new levels of excellence in the coming two years. It’s an honor to be a small part of it.

Bryan Murray

Alliance Development Manager, Biopharmaceutical

SLI 6 opened my eyes to a coaching model that fosters ownership within the coachee. Since the meeting, I have used the principles with my children, co-workers and others. The results are amazing – I am more efficient and effective, yet expending less mental energy.

Anne Shen Smith

Chairman & CEO, Southern California Gas Company (retired)

I am definitely a recovering "T.A." (Tellers Anonymous)! I am excited to see how God will transform all my relationships – through His power and the power of asking.

Sonia Yuen Weston

Consultant, Journey2 LLC

The program that you and your team put together was a true example of excellence in leadership. Thank you for showing us that coaching is not about having the answers, but about helping others think through the answers.

Ric DeAnda

SVP Operations, Improving LLC

I’m really honored to be involved with such a noteworthy team of coaches and participants. The training provided this week was nothing short of world class. I'm looking forward to seeing how God will use this program to expand his Kingdom.

Joyce Millender-Steele

Director, Project Execution Office, CDC

As a coach in both SLI and XSL, I continue to be amazed and impressed by how Cru exemplifies such excellence in all it does. What an incredible opportunity for everyone involved – the participants, coaches, design team, Cru and the kingdom. Everybody wins! I’m looking forward to another awesome coaching experience.

Virginia Chism

Director of HR, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

What an awesome experience, I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity to influence someone's life and allow them to influence mine. The relationships that I have begun thru this opportunity will be lasting ones and I can't wait to see how God blesses this team.

Lamarr Lark

Former VP for Abbott Labs

In my 25 plus years of management and leadership experience, this was one of “The Best” programs I have ever attended! It is Christ-centered leading!

Andrew Szabo

Speaker, Author, Strategist, The Marketing Chef

The ministry leaders invited to participate in SLI are already outstanding – to be invited to coach them in SLI is a special privilege and an especially fulfilling means to contribute to Cru and the building of the Kingdom. The SLI Leadership team raises the bar with each new round. Phenomenal!

Gene Blanton

Chief Warfighting Officer, Semper Fidelis Leadership Institute

The SLI Coach’s Orientation was a life-changing two days! I know a lot of blood, sweat, tears and prayers have gone into your efforts. Your continual pursuit of eternal excellence shows! I’d share a fighting (otherwise known by the lesser services as “fox”) hole with you anytime, anywhere!

Jan Golden

V.P. Broadcast Operations and Technology, NBC 5

The depth of information on coaching I received during the SLI Coach’s Orientation will not only allow me to effectively coach my participant, but also those I work with in my day job in the marketplace. SLI is truly a game changer for me!

Pam Smith

Leadership and Transition Coach, ErgoSophic, LLC

I do not know of another organization that invests so effectively in the development of its leaders. It is just short of mind-boggling how the Senior Leadership Initiative takes talented Campus Crusade staff to new levels through this remarkable program.

Judy Hulsey

Wealth Strategist, Allgen Financial Services

It is exciting to partner with SLI. It is good that we have brought the faith and business community together. It will be iron sharpening iron.

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