Our Story


“For anything to happen there must be a dream. And for anything great to happen there must be a great dream.”

— Robert K. Greenleaf

Who We Are

The Serving Way is a non-profit, faith-infused training and coaching practice dedicated to advancing the principles of servant leadership. We seek to be part of a global movement of servant-leaders serving the world. To that end, we help organizations and the people in them to reach their full potential at work and in the whole of life. Our sole purpose is to inspire and equip emerging and established leaders as they embrace the practices of the servant-leader and apply these in every facet of leadership. With consistent application, the benefits gained from these skills grow from individual relationships to high-functioning teams that contribute to a newly strengthened organization.


Servant-leaders possess a deep desire to create true value for all their stakeholders. We believe that flourishing is the reason all of us are in positions of leadership in whatever endeavors we pursue. The result: whole and healthy enterprises that contribute to the common good. The Serving Way can help you get there.


We start with your personal and professional growth as a leader. From there, we work with you to create tailored learning engagements that build on initial assessments of the distinct patterns of strengths and motivations that drive you and your teams. We help you earn the trust and ignite the passion of your followers, mobilizing them to bring their very best every day. As a servant-leader, you will mentor and strategically equip people at every level in your organization to  serve others, and grow into great leaders themselves.

Chris Thyberg, Founder and Principal

I have been traveling the path of servant leadership for over thirty years as a senior executive, team builder, trainer, and coach. It’s been my privilege and calling to provide strategic direction for major universities, faith-based non-profits, and for-profit consulting firms as they navigate change, develop new initiatives, design high-purpose cultures driven by vision, mission and values, and deliver exceptional results.


Along the journey, I’ve learned that the serving way is best traveled with others. We listen to your story and help you pursue what matters most. Tell us where you are and where you aspire to go as a servant-leader. Together we will help you reach your destination.

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