I’m a writer, speaker, consultant, and coach who focuses on the intersections of meaning and culture. I’m especially engaged in exploration of the practices and perspectives that contribute to ethical and effective leadership, purposeful and empowering organizations, and healing and reconciling spirituality.

I have varied experiences as a leader of congregations and other organizations and as a university teacher. My education includes a Doctor of Ministry from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University.

I also draw on my ongoing struggle with an incurable, but presently manageable, illness which has forced me to come to terms with limits and the illusion of control, to seek meaningful responses to suffering and the questions it raises, and to reflect on the ethics of healthcare and end-of-life-issues. If you’re interested in some of my reflections on my experience with cancer, you can find them at www.caringbridge.org/visit/guysayles

Please use the Contact form to start a conversation about the possibilities of my speaking for your group or for my walking with you or your organization as a companion-guide.

Links

Reflections on My Journey with Cancer

Poet Terry Michhow-Proffitt

Author Wayne Caldwell

Author Charles Frazier

Woodworker, Writer, and Ethicist William Everett

Center For Healthy Churches

Mars Hill University

Gardner-Webb Divinity School

Baptist Center for Ethics