Arrow Coaching

(Incorporating Christian Coaching Institute)

Christian leaders are leading in more volatile times, with limited time, limited volunteers and limited resources. It’s not an easy season to lead in. But what if there was a better way?

With a vision to see every Christian leader have a coach, the Arrow Coaching+ team (formerly Christian Coaching Institute) aim to provide Christian leadership coaching and coach training for a new generation of leaders.

Collectively, we bring together over 50 years of coaching expertise in coaching pastors, church-planters, NFP managers and emerging leaders right across Australia and internationally. Our coaching training aligns with the accreditation requirements of the International Coaching Federation [ICF].

Coaching is an essential component of a genuinely Christ-centred leadership paradigm and our dream is to multiply leadership impact through coaching

Arrow Coaching+ began on October 24th, 2008 as Novo Coaching, with a one-day training workshop at One Community Church in Melbourne. In 2016, we changed names to Christian Coaching Institute and then on the 1st of January 2022, Christian Coaching Institute merged with Arrow Leadership Australia to become Arrow Coaching+.

We are thrilled to help you in your coaching journey, whether you are interested in being trained as a coach or want to receive coaching, we would be honoured to support you on your journey.


Kylie Butler

Director of Coaching
MAVP, DipTH, Grad Cert Professional Pastoral Supervision, , CertIV in Business Coaching, Diploma Christian Leadership Coaching, TAE. PCC with ICF. Credentialed member of AAOS

Kylie has served as CEO, consultant, pastor, leader and coach with many organisations. She served as the Managing Director of Christian Coaching Institute (CCI) prior to CCI combining with Arrow in 2022. Kylie has extensive experience in leadership development, coaching, communications, transitions, strategy and team building.  Kylie’s passion is to help Christian leaders take the next step. She is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach and a member of Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS). Kylie has studied Business at Monash University, Theology at ACOM, Coaching through the Christian Coaching Institute, Supervision with St Marks College and completed her Masters at Eastern College Australia. Kylie is married to Adam and they have two children, Toby and Lily, and live on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Christine Williams

Strategy & Coach Manager
Dip Theology, Diploma in Christian Leadership Coaching, TAE, ACC with ICF, Grad Cert Professional Supervision

Christine Williams has served as the Director of Church Operations and Pastor at New Peninsula Baptist Church for over 15 years, she is passionate about coaching and alignment to strategy and values. She enjoys working with people who want to develop and grow in their faith, leadership and personal life.

She has completed her Diploma in Christian Leadership Coaching, CertIV in Training and Assessment and a Grad Cert Professional Supervision. She has completed her Diploma of Ministry at Tabor Bible College and her Diploma of Christian Leadership Coaching . She is married to Merv and they have two adult children, seven grandchildren and live in Melbourne, Australia.

Brian Holden

Leadership Coach & Trainer

Brian has 18 years experience working in ministry across various roles, demographics, and leadership structures. In his current role with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne he coaches and equips people for ministry as well as running a leadership formation program.

He is passionate about growing leaders, making disciples, and helping churches and individuals rediscover their enthusiasm for building the Kingdom of God.

Brian has 2 daughters with his wife, Bethany, and lives with his family in Nunawading, Victoria.

John Wall

Leadership Coach & Trainer

BA in Biblical and Theological Studies, Diploma of Management, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Cert IV in Christian Leadership Coaching

John has served in the church for over 30 years, across a variety of roles including; Pastoring and Church Planting, Coaching, Training and Mentoring, Eldership and Management teams. He has also had extensive employment in training across the private and not for profit sector specifically working amongst the unemployed in both accredited and non-accredited training.

He is committed to standing with leaders in their journey with Jesus as well as walking with them towards their God-given callings. He has a deep love and desire for the Church to become all that is possible in Christ.

John lives in Melbourne and is married to Melanie and has 3 adult children and one daughter in law.

Janet Woodlock

Trainer & Coach

BSc, Dip Ed, MDiv, Cert IV in Workplace and Business Coaching

Janet has been in denominational leadership and ministry for over 20 years. She has worked for Churches of Christ Vic/Tas in women’s ministry, as Federal Coordinator with Churches of Christ in Australia, and as Project Officer for the National Council of Churches in Australia. She currently works as a chaplain and RE teacher at Kilvington Grammar School and she is on the Board of Global Mission Partners.

She loves to equip Christian leaders with coaching skills to enable them to grow disciples, supervise leaders of innovative mission and ministry projects and to develop healthy leadership teams. She has completed a Master of Divinity and is well credentialed in coaching and theology.

Laura Young

Leadership Coach & Assessor

BA (Youth studies/counselling) CertIV Christian Coaching

Laura is passionate about empowering others to live out their strengths and capacity in whatever workplace, vocation and life stage they are in. When Laura experienced the coaching training herself, she found it such a powerful process that she loves partnering with the client to find their potential and see them move forward in their life.

Laura has been serving as a pastor and coach and believes that making those next steps can bring about positive change, and that coaching gives leaders a moment to look within so that they can lead with strength and greater awareness.Laura is married to Sam and they have one son and spoodle, and live in Melbourne Victoria.

Glenda Holbrook

Leadership Coach

GDipEA, Bed, BMin, GDip Christian Counselling and Family Therapy, CertIV in Christian Leadership Coaching

Glenda has served as pastor, leader and coach in educational and pastoral ministry. She is currently Associate Pastor at New Peninsula Baptist Church where she has been in pastoral ministry for 19 years. Glenda’s passion is to see Christian leaders reach their God-given potential in every area of their lives. She has a Cert IV in Christian Leadership Coaching. Glenda also has a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration; Bachelor of Education; Ministry Degree; and Graduate Diploma in Christian Counselling and Family Therapy. She is married to Glenn, has 2 married children, 6 grandchildren and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Liesel Houghton


Liesel has over 10 years experience in events and administration in both Church and Not For Profit. Liesel is currently working as the Program Manager at Arrow Leadership Australia and serves with Arrow Coaching+ where she has completed the Coach Mastery Certificate and is working with the team on creating good systems and processes. She has qualifications in patisserie and her interests include water sports, netball, baking and all things Disney. Liesel is passionate about helping people develop skills and systems to make their worlds more productive and organised.

Leanne Hill

Administrative Assistant

Leanne has been involved in local church ministry in pastoral and administrative roles over many years. She is most passionate about walking alongside people as they discover who they are and who they are to become and she loves helping people do life better which works well with helping the Arrow Coaching+ team and all their administrative needs. For fun Leanne loves a good board game and her favourite meal of the day is brunch, she is also loving her latest role as Grandma.