LM Director

Tony Stoltzfus

The Founder and Director of Curriculum Development of Leadership MetaFormation, Tony specializes in helping senior ministry and business leaders engage God in difficult circumstances and finish well. A lifelong student of personal change and personality type, Tony is a highly-sought-after transformational coach with a worldwide clientele.

A pioneer in the Christian coaching movement, Tony has trained thousands of coaches, co-founded an international coaching school and created a wide range of leadership resources used around the world. He is the author of ten books, including Coaching Questions, the top-selling coaching how-to on Amazon.com.

Tony developed Coach22.com, an on-line Christian coaching bookstore and publisher of Christian coaching resources, and is creator of The Calling Journey, a research-based online calling timelining tool.

Tony travels widely, leading workshops and speaking on heart transformation and coaching. He is known as a speaker for an interactive, adult learning approach to training that fully engages participants, and for a high level of personal transparency. He and his wife Kathy have two grown children and reside in Redding, California. He enjoys being in nature, watching the stars, reading, laughter and projects around the house.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Pre-Requisite: Read "Heaven's Perspective"

    • Skim Tony's "Notes" on Heaven

    • Review Certification Requirements for the Storywriter Institute

    • Re-Experience Your Own Heaven's Perspective Story

  • 2

    Session One: Developing My Own Perspective Principles

    • Questions for Jesus about Heaven (Approval & Worth)

    • WATCH The Tools: Frames and Perspective Principles

    • Make it Your Own: ------

    • First Draft: My Perspective Principles

    • >> COHORT MEETING <<

    • FINAL: My Perspective Principles

  • 3

    Session Two: Writing Style of a Heaven Story

    • Questions For Jesus about Heaven (Goodness & Love)

    • WATCH Qualities of A Great Story

    • Inside the Story: Kathy Ward

    • WATCH Writing Style of a Heaven Story

    • WATCH Non-Religious, Everyday Language

    • WATCH Using Imagery for Higher Impact

    • >> COHORT MEETING <<

  • 4

    Session Three: Learning from Tony's Process

    • Questions For Jesus about Heaven (Peace & Comfort)

    • WATCH The Interview Process

    • Arthur's Interview Notes (Review Tony's Annotations)

    • Bill's Interview Notes (Make Your Own Annotations)

    • Emily's Interview Notes (Annotate & Write)

    • Emily's Interview Notes (Review Tony's Annotations)

    • DO THIS -- Before your Cohort Meeting

    • >> COHORT MEETING <<

  • 5

    Session Four: Writing Practice & Evaluations

    • Questions for Jesus about Heaven (Security & Freedom)

    • WATCH The Audacity of Writing a Heaven Story

    • WATCH Chris Frost's Experience as a New Storywriter

    • WATCH Jimetta Mayne's Experience as a New Storywriter

    • Post your HP Interview audio link

    • Post Links to Stories 1 & 2

    • >> COHORT MEETING <<

  • 6

    Session Five: Personality Types & More Writing Practice

    • Questions for Jesus about Heaven (Justice & Belonging)

    • WATCH: How DISC Personality Type Influence Stories

    • >> COHORT MEETING <<

    • WATCH It's a Wrap, Go Get Certified

  • 7

    Certification Portfolio

    • Instructions

    • Upload: Sit-In Story #1

    • Upload: Sit-In Story #2

    • Upload: Final Exam Written Story

    • Upload: Final Exam Interview Audio

    • Next Steps

  • 8

    Storywriter Resource Library

    • Using These Resources

  • 9

    Audio Resources

    • Audio: New Storywriters On-boarding Session 1 (12/18)

    • Session 3: Being Specific in Your Story (Outline Only)

    • Session 4: Individual vs Interconnected and Generational Destiny

    • Session 4 Audio: Individual vs Interconnected and Generational Destinies

    • Session 5: Betrayals and Breakdowns (Outline Only)

    • Session 6: Justice on Earth as it is in Heaven

    • Session 6 Audio: Justice on Earth as it is in Heaven

    • Session 7: The Law of Twisted Desire (Outline Only)

    • Session 8a: Writing Story Introductions (Outline Only)

    • Session 8: Goodness and Beauty in a Story (Outline Only)

    • Session 9: Experimenting, Naming and Writing Flow

    • Session 9 Audio: Experimenting, Naming and Writing Flow

    • Session 10 Outline

    • Session 10 Audio: Writing Flow and Reviewing Stories

    • hp story training session 11

    • Session 13 Audio: Art in Heaven

    • Session 14 Audio: Story Review

    • working with the grain of the wood - session 15

    • Weeds/Destiny in Heaven/Seeing People as they Really are in Heaven

    • Session 18: Children in Heaven

    • Session 19: Faith and Hope

    • Session 20: Hell, Hades and Sheol

    • Session 21: Anticipatory Pain and Random vs. Destiny

    • Session 22: Storywriter Call

    • Session 23: Unsaved Relatives, Marriage, Homosexuality

    • Session 24: Change and Growth in Heaven

    • Session 25: Audio Review of Actual HP Story Tony Wrote

    • Session 26: Reviewing story #2 with Tony

  • 10


    • Heaven's Perspective Interview Form

    • Storywriting Guidelines

    • Storywriting Tips

    • The Seven Frames

    • Sample Heaven's Perspective Stories

    • Inside the Story - Kathy Ward

  • 11

    Perspective Principles: Video Teachings

    • The Perspective Principle Videos

    • Perspective Principles: Master List

    • Perspective Principle #1: Living the Life of the People You Are Called to Reach