Rainer Kunz is a member of our Training Team at CoachNet Global, and I consistently receive high praise from our students about his classes. I have known him for more than 10 years and he has been consistently excellent over that time. He is one of my "go to" team members!
Dr. Kunz provides student experiences that do three things:
1. He communicates information creatively and thoroughly. The full picture of what the course is about is presented to the student through instruction, examples, story telling, and interaction.
2. Rainer challenges students to think about what's being presented. He works on a cycle of instruction and reflection which is powerful for deep understanding.
3. This is perhaps the most important experience: Rainer Kunz works with students so that they can apply what's being taught in their life and their context. That is the difference maker for adult learning!
My history with Rainer goes beyond training. He served as my coach for a year during the time when CoachNet was in serious transition. He was very helpful and the coaching was effective in helping CoachNet make lasting changes to our direction!
You would be well served to hire Rainer for an event for your company, organization, church or non-profit. He will help you design an event to meet your learning outcomes and develop your team. I recommend him 100%!
Please don't hesitate if there is anything I can do to help you decide to hire Rainer Kunz.
Jonathan Reitz, PCC
Director of Training/CEO
Rainer Kunz has and still is the reason I have progressed to where I am today. He has diligently and graciously moved my mission and vision forward into new territory. I am grateful for Rainer's responsible and effective use of his gifts and mine. Looking back, I could have never imagined being where I am today without his coaching. Along with hard work and a compelling faith, Rainer is the real deal!
Neighbourhood Life consultant
Dr. Rainer Kunz is a gifted educator! I have had the opportunity to observe his work on a number of occasions and have found him to be engaging, thoughtful, passionate and authentic in his interactions with all students. Dr. Kunz receives consistently excellent evaluations from his students who frequently indicate that he is the "best professor" they have ever encountered. We are so thankful to have Dr. Kunz on our team at Olympic College.
Dr. Bonnie L Adams
Faculty & Coordinator of Organizational Leadership Program
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Rainer has now been working with me as leadership coach for approximately five years. He has guided me in several pastoral leadership roles as a lead pastor within small, medium-sized, and large urban churches; as well as through two significant vocational transitions. In our monthly coaching sessions I have experienced the brainstorming sections in particular to generate fresh and life-giving new approaches to old problems as well as to transform old, thread-bare patterns of thinking about leadership and the church's mission in a Canadian urban context. Rainer is eminently practical and empowering; I never cease to be astonished by the amount of work we are able to accomplish together in an hour. Yet Rainer is also, at the same time, visionary--constantly drawing my focus upon the details back toward the greater, over-arching purposes and central mission. Discovering Rainer and choosing to enter into a coaching relationship with him has been one of the most far-reaching and significant vocational choices of all my years of pastoral ministry.
Tim Kuepfer, Pastor
Rainer has become a trusted voice in my life. His powerful coaching coupled with a deep understanding of leadership principles have helped me navigate significant decisions in my life. Without reservation I recommend his coaching practice and presence to help you move forward in life and ministry.
Park Community Church--Forest Glen
Rainer asks questions that both help me think, but then move to action, e. g. brainstorming and having me list my options/resources to help me both clarify and evaluate. Each session he asks, “What do you want to work on today? What is most important for you?” He emphasizes both the personal and the practical. I am always encouraged after meeting with him.
I’ve been privileged to have Rainer as my coach for the last year. He knows how to listen; asks important questions; and has helped me work through some important issues in my personal and professional life. My relationship to the Lord has deepened because of my hour or so each month with Rainer as my coach. And a deeper relationship with Jesus makes me a better pastor and a better husband. Had I known earlier in my career how much I would benefit from having a coach like Rainer, I’d have signed up immediately.
Rainer has been providing Church Planter assessments for NAB for many years. He provides the kind of practical feedback that allows us to make informed decisions about the next steps for the development of planters. He also brings a wealth of coaching experience to our planters. Even tenured pastors have appreciated Rainer’s focus and follow through that helps them take positive steps forward in ministry.
Vice President of Ministry Outreach
North American Baptists, Inc
For the last 10 years, Rainer has been one of the most influential people in my life. His coaching has helped me achieve needed change. He has been behind me when I needed to be better. In the stressful world of leadership my experience with Rainer is refreshingly generous - generous in listening, generous in friendship, generous with his time. Rainer is all that I aspire to become as a coach. He has made me a better leader and has helped me stay in leadership longer.
Rainer has a talent for setting an environment conducive to learning. His unique temperament combined with his experience is engaging and refreshing. As a leader he teaches, trains and communicates through the single filter of coaching and he never loses sight of that goal. Our teams have truly benefited from his expertise and wisdom when it comes to leadership and coaching. We are truly grateful for the time he spends with our emerging leaders.
Training & Development Administrator
Skookum Contract Services
Rainer has been a like a monthly booster shot. He has helped me think through a great variety of personal and ministry challenges. The step of developing actions plans moved me from simply discussing challenges to navigating through them. His personal touch in every aspect of our conversations deepened the investment.
Rainer's ministry coaching has been invaluable to me in my role as senior pastor. Rainer has helped me to work through a number of challenges and opportunities by gaining a clearer understanding of the issues involved, brainstorming and choosing clear plans of action, and then debriefing and evaluating how those plans are working. Many times I have felt stuck or overwhelmed, and after our coaching session I had hope, energy, and a plan! While God has worked in many ways to grow and use me, I believe ministry coaching is at the top of the list of reasons why I am still in ministry and our church is growing and moving forward. I highly recommend Rainer to anyone who is wrestling with difficult decisions or who just wants to be a more effective servant leader.
Unity Baptist Church
Rainer has been an essential part of the adjunct faculty at our campus. His diverse experience and educational background have allowed us to utilize his skills in both the Arts & Sciences and Business programs at our University. He consistently works current events and multiple perspectives into the course material. Our students appreciate how engaged he is in the classroom. From an administrator standpoint, Rainer is thorough, quick to respond, and up-to-date on the latest course instruction technology.
Jennifer Perryman, M.S.
NBK Bangor Campus
I am very grateful to Rainer for the connection that we have made over the past two and a half years. His patient and supportive attitude has helped with a personal journey that also connected with our congregation and a journey with our leadership team. He has provided the framework for helping me find a way through some rough patches in leadership with his supportive and timely role - never as one who brought an agenda, but always as one who helped find the agenda and discern the healthy options available. He has been accepted by our leadership team in our congregation and through his teaching and presentation of coaching, he has been a catalyst to seeing change come forward in our style of leadership and in our view of our community relationships.
I look forward to future opportunities to find a way to move into our vision using the skills he has helped sharpen in us, and I expect that we will continue to use his skills as we move forward.
Rainer Kunz gets my highest recommendation as an instructor, coach, and mentor. His unique ability to recognize, understand, and explain crucial management relationships and personal mastery has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Along the way there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, but Rainer’s mentoring continues to make me a better person every day, both at work and at home. Rainer did not hesitate to tactfully, but directly point out areas that needed to be considered a different way, and proved to be right 100% of the time with his observations, opinions, and suggestions. I regard Rainer as one of the top contributors to the success that I enjoy as a government manager today.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Of the many voices, individuals, and resources who have positively influenced and developed me as a leader, Rainer is the one who has had the greatest impact. His skill, training and leadership development has been a voice behind the scenes of our organization helping to keep us moving forward as he keeps me moving forward. Our organization in many ways is where it is today because of Rainer Kunz and his development into me as a leader. Rainer’s influence and training has created a continuous impact rippling out of our organization making me better, our team better, our organization better. Rainer is personable, an elite trainer, and leader of leaders. I cannot speak highly enough of him.