(615) 351-8355 jerry@jerryessary.com

Meet Your Coach


Jerry Essary, DMin, PCC                           

615-351-8355  jerry@jerryessary.com


I have served for over forty years in a variety of positions. All of these positions have involved a level of coaching leaders (individually and in teams) of nonprofit and faith based organizations.

I have been used as a conference leader, speaker, and coach in the areas of job transition, leadership development, community impact strategies development, organization and structural development, team building, working according to your personal design, and other areas. This work has taken him to many locations in the United States, as well as Mexico, Brazil, and US Virgin Islands.

Additionally, I have written and developed a process to help people discover, articulate, and leverage their personal design for greater impact. This process was originally known as Divine Design but has recently been rewritten as SEEK. This process has been used all over the USA and parts of Asia.

I am certified as a coach through two entities 1.) Coach Approach Ministries (CCLC), and 2.) International Coach Federation (PCC). I am involved in coaching individuals and teams, leading coach training, mentor coaching, and serve as a coach certification assessor for non-profit and corporate leaders and Western Seminary. I have also contributed to coach training material that is approved and accredited by the International Coach Federation.

I am a certified Myer Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and have over 180 hours of approved ICF coach specific training as well.

I have been married to my wife, Nancy, for 40 years, we have two incredible adult children (both married), two awesome Granddaughters, Son-in-law and Daughter-in-law! We live on a small farm in the Nashville/Lebanon TN area.

Certifications and Affiliations

      • Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
      • Member of International Coach Federation
      • Member of Tennessee Coaches Alliance
      • Certified with Myers Briggs Type Indicator
      • Coach Approach Ministries coach/mentor coach and coach training facilitator
      • Adjunct Professor Western Seminary, Portland Oregon, San Jose/Sacramento, California


      • Doctor and Master degrees from Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies
      • BA, Union University, Jackson TN

Jerry and Nancy live on a small farm in the Nashville, Tennessee area