The goal of FOH Coaching is to accelerate your development as a mixer. Watching tutorials on YouTube, attending concerts, reading books, and watching other engineers work on their band's material is helpful to a point. But nothing moves the dial faster than tailoring a 1:1 coaching engagement around your skillset, mixing goals, and the unique environment that is your team.
By using your multitrack recordings and "offline editor" console file, we can collaborate remotely (or in-person) in real-time with hi-res audio, and provide a thoughtful assessment of the elements that make up your mix.
Most churches don't have the luxury for their engineer to develop their mixing skills over the course of hundreds of weekend gatherings, yet the need for technical excellence is critical and often urgent. Coaching engagements of 3-4 months can replace 3-4 years of unsupervised growth, and repair skewed perspectives caused by misguided feedback. (Often with the best intentions)
FOH Coaching also refines the way your team experiences the work you do AWAY from the audio console. Your mid-week communication, rehearsal prep, sound checks, and weekend services all provide opportunities to cultivate confidence and peace of mind.
Volunteer /Leadership Development
In addition to being great mixers, engineers are also asked to recruit and equip volunteer teams, cultivate culture, and manage complex production systems.
These leadership skills are very different from the ones required to make a wireless headset mic sound clear and resistant to feedback. Understanding your inherent strengths and aligning them with your team's needs is the beginning of building a team that you can sustainably lead. Your team will also benefit from our process of having candid conversations and acknowledging which areas of your work could use support.
Systems should be built to create more space for real relationships to grow. Not for less involvement.
Communication strategies need to be refined to honor other people's time.
Training methods are documented not for cost-effective staffing, but to foster a rewarding environment for church members to serve their community.
Conversations with your leadership team need to clearly outline wether you will prioritize results or guard relationships when things go wrong. (Unless your services are technically perfect 😁 week after week)
I can help bridge the gap between mixer and leader and guide you through the process of developing others.
The reality of our work:
Making a career in production is challenging.
Making a career in church production even more so.
How do we manage the way our spouse or children views the church?
How does what we "bring home" effect their their relationship with God?
How do we navigate professional growth when we're asked to support simpler "turn-key" systems optimized for volunteer success?
How can our perspectives on calling be effected when we don't manage our health?
These priorities are much more important than the fun of multi-bussing structures and the need for making headset microphones more resistant to feedback.