You Were Made for More: Discover the Next Steps in Your Journey Toward Eternal Significance
These are the questions that led Bob Shank to develop The Master’s Program, a mentorship experience designed to help high-potential Christian leaders to explore, expose and — ultimately — exploit their unique Kingdom Calling. For 25 years, The Master’s Program has helped men and women discover a lifestyle of current success and eternal significance that is driving them to what Jesus called 100x results.
My name is Nadya Dickson, and I lead the Master’s Program for Women, where we coach women of influence to fully thrive in their God-given purpose.
At The Master’s Program for Women, we believe more than ever before that God is raising up women to become leaders in revival and transformation nationally and globally. God is calling us to connect women with their unique Kingdom assignment and with each other as they pursue God and His purpose for them, in their families, the marketplace, in community and the church, knowing who they are and whose they are with clarity and boldness.
We believe that God is calling us to start campuses in every influence center of America and abroad to reach and connect these women. Our vision is a movement of Spirit-infused women who are all in, willing to fully steward their lives (influence, affluence, talent and touch), working collaboratively to advance the Kingdom and do “the greater things in my Name” that Jesus promised.
You can discover and embrace your Kingdom Calling — and I’d like to show you how.
The Master’s Program for Women:
Your Path to a Fulfilled Life
The Master’s Program for Women is a unique training program designed to help you reframe your perspective, discover your unique calling, and reorient your life around making a difference in the world. This program will teach you how to leverage your time, talent, influence and treasure for the Kingdom of God.
When you join the Master’s Program for Women, you’ll have a few critical things you haven’t had before that will help you make significant life changes:
- Training from Experienced Coaches. You’re about to receive the training of a lifetime from coaches with extensive experience in Gospel-centered transformation. You’ll gain a full understanding of what it means to attain mastery of your health, finances, relationships, and more so that you can find balance and deep purpose. These trainings take place quarterly for the virtual program or the in-person program (over an 18 month period), depending on which track you choose.
- A Consistent Group of Peers and Certified Leadership Coach. In between your quarterly trainings, you’ll be participating in a Monthly group coaching session with your cohort. Your Master’s Program for Women Leadership Coach will keep you and your peers connected through discussion, support, and accountability as you continue through the program.
- Practical Ways to Apply New Insights. You can take in as much information as you want, but if you don’t have practical ways to apply what you’re learning, you may not experience any life change. The Master’s Program for Women is designed so that you can directly apply new insights to experience rapid personal growth alongside your peers in the program.
There are two tracks to choose from that will allow you the flexibility to fully engage in the Master’s Program for Women. You can choose the virtual option, where your meetings will be facilitated over Zoom or you can choose the in-person option, where you will actually get to engage with your coaches during meetings and events. Find out more when you choose your track!
Who Should Apply to
The Master’s Program for Women?
Here’s how to know if The Master’s Program for Women would be a great fit for you:
- You’re a Christ follower who has worked hard, either at home or in a career (or both), but you’re struggling to keep up with the demands of personal health, spiritual livelihood, and family obligations. You’re wondering if this is what your life should really look like.
- You’re seeking opportunity, having reached a point in your life where you’re asking, “What now?” You may be dealing with a big career transition, your kids leaving the house, or a season where you simply don’t know what should come next.
- You consider yourself successful but static. You want to know how you can really reach your potential and activate your calling in life. In spite of all your accomplishments, you feel like you’re treading water.
Many of the individuals who join our program are between 40 and 70+ years old, but we have also worked with people in their 20s and 30s who want to tap into a deeper purpose in their lives. Regardless of age, life stage, or status, if you want to engage in real change — to turn your temporal lifestyle into one focused on eternal significance — the Master’s Program for Women may be an excellent fit for you.
Key Benefits of Our In-Person Group Coaching
When you join the in-person Master’s Program for Women, you become part of a 36 month journey of discovery and transformation to LifeMastery. You’ll be personally coached as a part of a cohort of peers in the program. You’ll receive feedback, encouragement, accountability, and the insights you need to move beyond old patterns and reach your greatest potential.
Our virtual track is great for those who need a flexible option or are unable to travel. However, the in-person program takes the teaching and application to the next level. You’ll be able to move forward consistently and eliminate excuses, knowing that others are counting on you and walking with you on this journey.
The in-person program involves quarterly group sessions — four each year — with a Master’s coach and your peers in the program, as well as peer coaching to process the current learnings. Whether offered in-room or on Zoom, these live gatherings connect you with coaches and peers to maximize your experience of The Master’s Program for Women.
Live coaching sessions are held in the following Locations:
Charlotte, NC • Charleston, SC • Orange County, CA
Your Master's Program for Women Coaches
A pioneer in both private and Kingdom entrepreneurship, Nadya Dickson has broad-based experience in arenas as diverse as pastoral ministry, financial and operational oversight of private companies, including start-ups, and managing programs in branding, communications and marketing.
Nadya’s hometown is Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. There she owned and operated her own business in the food service industry as well as managed her family-owned retail business. After selling her business, she accepted a pastoral position working with children and youth in Virginia. She later accepted a position in Concord, NC, where she became licensed with ICFG and worked with the Foursquare Regional office assisting in the administrative role of overseeing 500 pastors and church properties in the southeast.
In addition to raising her family, Nadya has led business start-ups for investors and participated in developing programs for business owners in the Institute for Business Owners and The Performance Group. She is also a certified growth and leadership coach and has the privilege of coaching and mentoring incredible women in business and in ministry leadership in the US and in Canada.
Having a heart and passion to see people released to operate in the fullness of their faith and vocational calling, Nadya has enjoyed her work with the Charlotte Christian Chamber as Prayer Chair; with the Charlotte Workplace Ministry Network as a facilitating member; as a Board member for the non-profit organization Life Transformations; as a Board member for the Charlotte Christian Chamber; as Outreach and Evangelism Director for World Worship Church; and as Community Outreach Coordinator for Speaking Life Charlotte. She recently retired as Managing Partner of The Barnabas Group Charlotte and, along with her husband, has started Trivium Consulting Group.
Nadya Dickson resides in Charlotte, NC, with her husband Damien and two sons, Alex and Andrew.
As the CIO for an innovative Fintech company, Angelic has plenty of technology and innovation experience and credentials, but plainly, what makes her unique is how she approaches marketing and technology from a very “human” perspective, constantly collaborating to come up with solutions that help real people achieve real results.
Her team appreciates her persistence, her spunk, and her all-out determination to make all communications—whether digital, written, or face-to-face—an exceptional experience. She likens it to “letting the light of Jesus shine in the Marketplace”.
Known as an industry leader, Angelic has had the opportunity of speaking at national conferences and her clients request her attendance at their national sales meetings.
Angelic believes relationships trump agenda. She believes in building trust, confidence and respect. She emphasizes the importance of establishing personal relationships with everyone she works with. Pioneering the way in the Marketplace, Angelic walks boldly in her Christian faith. She contributes all her success to her Lord and Savior and ensures all glory goes vertically back to Him.
Beyond the Marketplace, Angelic is the Founder of two ministries, Created 2 B Great, LLC and Disciples of the Nations, Inc., where her and her team are passionate about creating and providing Christian discipleship resources and sustainability training to at-risk people groups around the globe. They’ve been successful with outreach initiatives to those who live in foster care, domestic abuse, human trafficking, and homelessness; domestically and globally.
Through these efforts, the united prayer is for each individual to know that they are "Created 2 B Great" through Jesus Christ.
On the home front, Angelic’s communication skills are put to good use where she is a wife to John and a mom to six amazing children, and two sons-in-law. Often, she finds herself reading, journaling, and keeping track of her very busy family.
Danya Jordan loves building relationships and serving as Founder and CEO of Blessings Brokers, a Christian Donor Development and Organizational Consulting Firm. Blessings Brokers was launched in April 2020 miraculously in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. With 26 years of nonprofit leadership, she formerly served as Proverbs 31 Ministries Executive Director of Donor Development.
Danya is passionate about partnering to prayerfully equip, empower, and encourage leaders to fuel their God-sized ministry visions.
Danya earned her B.S. degree in Communications from Appalachian State University and a Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston. Danya is one of 6,000 leaders worldwide to have her Certification as a Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She is honored to be a 2021 alumna of The Master’s Program for Women Program and serves as a coach for the new Charleston, SC class.
She conducts Donor Development webinars with NonProfit Web Advisors. She teaches a ladies’ Sunday school class at her church and sings in the praise band. Her mission statement is “You Shine!” based on Matthew 5:16. She loves to Bible teach, write messages that make a difference, motivate, equip and empower leaders, kayak, spend time in the North Carolina mountains, and laugh with family and friends.
She and Bob Shank's Daughter Shannon Shank Reese launched Christian Women Leading blog site and social media in 2020 to celebrate and encourage other women leaders. Read and subscribe to inspiring leadership messages here! christianwomenleading.com and danyajordan.com
Candace Caley lives in Houston Texas with her husband of 34 years, John, and her Bichon Frise, Mitzi. She has one incredible, 28-year-old son, Jeff, who is a banker and also lives in Houston. Candace lost her mother to cancer as a young teenager, and God blessed her by bringing her stepmother Dimple, into her life, who, after much persistence and prayer, brought Candace to Christ.
Candace, a life-long learner, found Christ, along with her passion for studying and teaching in-depth Bible Study classes at her church.
She has over 25 years of professional services experience in financial and operational consulting for the financial services industry, and her clients include large commercial and mortgage banks, the GSEs, large seller-servicers and the FDIC and the SBA. Candace also acts as a subject matter expert on BFS audit related projects and is a Partner with SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC (SEG), as well as the founder and Managing Partner of the firm’s Banking & Financial Services Practice. Joining SEG in 2007, Candace also established SEG’s Houston office.
By 2013, a career in a national consulting firm was becoming more and more consuming and Candace felt God’s strong call to “re-balance” her career and service to God and family. A long-standing consulting client suggested involvement with East West Ministries and cited his experience at The Master’s Program as a way to put the Kingdom first. An introduction to Beverly Pop of East West Ministries did the rest, and God lead Candace to a new Master’s Program Class taught by Sandy Olsson. The Master’s Program for Women changed Candace’s life and has given her an opportunity to marry her passion for Christ with her passion for ministering to women in Houston’s business community.
Gail Flander Jones
Gail is a serial entrepreneur and executive coach to leaders, teams and organizations, with a special passion for high-impact women in the marketplace. She began her business career as an Organizational Development Consultant and Project Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco where she developed company-wide software, systems and training.
She honed her business systems, finance and deal-making skills as VP/CFO of Jones Sand Company until it was sold in 1999. From 2001 to 2011 she was the Founder/CEO of Neptune Holdings LLC, an investment management and consulting firm.
In 2003 she founded and still leads Faith Enterprises LLC, a consulting, private equity and real estate holding firm, and in 2004 she co-founded and served as CEO of Go.edu, a cloud software development company for K-12 schools that was sold in 2008. Gail is currently focused on coaching, teaching and facilitating non-profit leadership teams and serves on several boards and advisory teams, including World Vision National Leadership Council, Navigators Friends of the International Exec Team, New Horizons Foundation, Resource Exchange International, Dream Centers of Colorado Springs, Nexus and her local church.
She holds an MBA in Management from Indiana University and multiple coaching certifications. Gail and her husband Olin live in the mountains of Colorado. They have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Izabella Boyd was born and raise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She came to the USA at 22 yrs. of age as a 3rd year Industrial Design student for a self-development trip but fell in love and made Houston her home for the last 30 yrs. After working side by side with her husband as the vice-president of their Waste Hauling family business for over a decade, she decided to Homeschool her son with learning disabilities full time and has been doing so for the last 11 years.
During this time, she has served on the Board of their Homeschool Co-Op, which included over 110 school age children, and where she was also their Devotional Leader and a teacher. At the end of 2020 Izabella joined EdwardsSolomon as a consultant for PennyMac.
Time flies and situations change, but one thing has stayed constant in her life, her passion for teaching. What started as a play pretend with her little cousins, developed into a full-blown passion for teaching God’s Word. Izabella is a certified Growth Coach and has coached for the Master Program since 2017.
In addition to being a positive and can-do person, Laure is a business and nonprofit executive with a track record of providing strategic vision and leadership for mission-critical growth, organizational performance, and human resource excellence. She is an innovative, entrepreneurial leader who has worked with hundreds of business owners, executives and leaders from all industries, serving as a trusted advisor for many years.
Before joining The Master’s Program for Women, Laure enjoyed championing mission, vision, and organizational messages to achieve business and nonprofit objectives and goals. Her prior experience in entrepreneurial, turnaround, and growth stage environments have given her expertise in creating vision, long-range strategies and comprehensive plans for a variety of contexts such as retail environments, sales organizations and Kingdom investment (fundraising) teams. As a collaborative leader skilled in equipping, engaging, and empowering teams of all varieties to create and implement initiatives that benefit the entire organization, she is recognized for her innovative approach to problem solving, exemplary work ethic and the ability to build collaborations between diverse groups.
Laure served more than 12 years as an executive director for pro-life pregnancy centers, and worked as a field consultant for a national affiliation organization of more than 600 pro-life centers. In addition to running her own businesses, she initiated and completed a strategic turnaround for her family’s business, a manufacturer’s rep group in Denver, CO. She also worked at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the roles of capital campaign director and interim executive director of The UNCG Alumni Association.
More recently, Laure served as the Vice President, Kingdom Investment, for The Pocket Testament League, a 125-year old personal evangelism ministry that equips and mobilizes Christians to read, carry and share God’s Word, and as the Chief Development Officer for Haggai Institute, an international evangelism ministry that equips national leaders to share the Gospel more effectively in their marketplace/industry.
Laure grew up on Florida’s east coast and attended The University of Florida where she obtained a BSBA in Management. She later received her MBA from UNCG. Her interests include Bible study, reading classical Christian literature, and helping others grow in their faith. She has a passion for teaching God’s Word, practicing Christian hospitality, and equipping marketplace leaders for ministry, as well as serving others through mission trips and evangelism outreach activities.
She and her best friend and husband, Philip, live in Atlanta, GA. They have three amazing children married to wonderful spouses: Ryan (Annie), Aaron (Jessi) and Caitlin (Andrew); five precious grandchildren, and a handsome pet rabbit named Mr. D’Arcy.
Marcia (“Marci”) Malzahn is a native of Nicaragua and is a first-generation immigrant in the United States. Her journey as a survivor of several natural disasters and a war gave her the opportunity to see life from several perspectives but most importantly showed her God’s love and protection throughout her life.
She started teaching The Master’s Program for Women in Minneapolis in 2014 and has a desire to help women find their Kingdom calling.
Marcia is the founder and inspirational keynote speaker at Crowning Achievements International—inspiring and educating emerging leaders in the financial services industry. She is also the president and founder of Malzahn Strategic providing management consulting services to community financial institutions. Marcia has 30 years of banking experience, ten of those years as the EVP/CFO/COO of a community bank she co-founded.
Marcia speaks frequently at industry conferences and association events as well as leadership and women’s conferences; is a published author of four books, and the recipient of several professional awards. As a Certified Virtual Presenter, Marcia also provides online and onsite training for financial institutions. Marcia is a certified life coach and a Certified Community Bank Director. She holds a B.A. in business management from Bethel University and is a graduate and faculty of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.
Marcia lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband Tim and has two grown children and one grandson. Marci’s mission in life is to help businesspeople be successful in every area of their lives.
Mary Padgett has served on church or non-profit ministry staff for over 25 years. She has used her gifts as a strategic activator to help new ministries take their next steps toward growth and development. She is a board member of GLOW International and serves as the team coordinator and trainer for the Honduras based non-profit mission.
Mary has been involved with the Master’s Program for Women since 2012 where her gifts and abilities flourished as she experienced a true community of like-minded women encouraging each other to walk in their calling. Mary has been married to her husband, Sam, for 40 years and they have 4 daughters and 4 grandsons.
Pam Lilly is an Area Director providing training, coaching, and consulting at Mission Increase for non-profit ministries. Serving in ministry for over twelve years, Pam has led StoryRunners, a ministry of Cru as Director of Fund Development, and helped ministries raise the funding needed for their Kingdom work around the world.
Pam is a relationship builder and process designer that provide the structure for ministry success. Pam has over 30 years of experience in corporate travel and international ministry, working in global mission. Pam is the author of Mary Morning Martha Day and a contributing writer for YOU, a publication of Lifeway Christian Recourses.
Pam is an Affiliate Staff Member at Cru and continues to serve as a volunteer with StoryRunners. Pam and her husband Chester have three children and five grandchildren and live in Houston, Texas. They are involved in children’s ministry at their church. Pam graduated from the Master’s Program for Women in 2016.
Surbhi Kapur is a servant leader of Lord Jesus, passionate to pray, encourage, train and build Christian families and equip and release women leaders to advance God’s kingdom. Former Country Helper to International Leadership Developer for India, Moms in Prayer International Ministry. She served Internationally as Regional Representative of South Asia for Haggai International.
Currently faculty with Haggai India.
As supporting leader she worked with her husband Praman for 18 +years as Consultant and Coordinator, in their business of Property Management. Praman and Surbhi’s son Vir, daughter in law,Eva and grand daughter, Elizabeth live in Stone Mountain Georgia. Praman and Surbhi live in New Delhi, India.
Surbhi launched The Master’s Program for Women in Delhi in 2019 and currently coaches women from different states of India.
Here’s what you’ll
be learning throughout the program:
How to Create Balance
in Your Life
Isn’t it time that you were able to create a sustainable balance among all of the roles and demands of your life? Developing balance comes from having a new framework by which to live. This structure will help you filter all your commitments and arrange your priorities in the best possible way.
How to Build
Margin into Your Schedule
How to Empower Your Family
How to Maximize Your Influence
How to Use Your Career
to Advance Your Calling
Discover Your True Identity
What the Master’s Program for Women Is NOT
While this program is designed to accelerate your personal growth and spiritual livelihood, there are some things that it is not designed to do. Here’s what that means:
- We don’t compete with church. We strongly encourage you to attend one and enrich your family.
- We aren’t business coaches. Our in-person track does provide executive coaching calls, but our focus is on helping you elevate your impact and to empower you to thrive at home, in the marketplace and in the world through increased capacity and value creation in your leadership.
- We aren’t a Bible study. Please read God’s Word regularly on your own and hide it deep in your heart.
If you want to have a Gospel-centered impact on this world that will have a multi-generational echo past your last breath, The Master’s Program for Women is for you.
The Community of the
Master’s Program for Women:
Interact with Other Women of Purpose
One of the extraordinary benefits of joining The Master’s Program for Women is that you get connected to female leaders who are committed to building lives of purpose. You can celebrate your wins, receive support, and get advice from others like you as you move through the program. Having a band of sisters with you on the same journey will become invaluable as you face new challenges and make important changes.
Benefits of Joining:
- Accountability to Keep Going
- Helpful Ideas and Feedback
- Support When You’re Stuck
- Fellow Peers to Answer Your Questions
- Collaboration Opportunities
- Success Stories
- Fellowship with Like-Minded Women Leading at Your Level
What Would It Be Like to Finally Have the Freedom, Frameworks, and Support to Live a Life of Significance?
If you feel like you’ve been treading water long enough, maybe it’s time to ask yourself these questions:
- What would it be like to wake up each morning feeling confident, equipped, and ready to fulfill your life purpose?
- How much stronger would your relationships in marriage, family or community be if you were able to clear out the clutter, reduce stress, and open fresh lines of communication?
- How would you feel if you finally had the freedom and tools to make a difference in other people’s lives — not just here on Earth, but for all of eternity?
- What would it be like to build your identity on the firm foundation of Christ instead of continuing to seek validation through temporary things you can’t control?
When you become a participant in The Master’s Program for Women, you’re choosing an entirely new path that will allow you to experience results that are 30, 60, and 100x greater than your investment. You’ll learn how to rise above survival, give graciously to others, and move your focus from yourself to your God-given life mission. A life of significance is waiting for you; all you need to do is take the next step!
Or… You Can Choose to Do Nothing
(Which Is the Most Expensive Choice!)
You can always take the safe route and do nothing. You’re not obligated to make a change. In fact, I can assure you that if you join the Master’s Program for Women, you will get uncomfortable pretty quickly — that’s what it means to start the process of complete life transformation.
The truth is, we are not guaranteeing you more comfort. We are guaranteeing that your life will be better from learning this material and investing in your future this way. We know that from experience and from the testimonials of many alumni who have been through this program already.
You are free to say no and continue on the path you’re on. But let me ask you this one question… how has that been working out for you lately? The choice is yours!