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 leadership development and coaching practice dedicated to advancing a global movement of servant-leaders serving the world. Our purpose is to help you create true value for all your stakeholders. Toward that end, we equip emerging and established leaders with powerful serving practices in every facet of leadership.


We believe that flourishing is the reason all of us are in positions of leadership. We are called to nurture communities of work in which people grow stronger, more capable, and engaged as servant-leaders in their own right. As you practice servant leadership you will forge high-functioning teams in a strong, resilient organization that contributes to the common good.


We start with your personal and professional growth as a leader based 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 strategically equip people at every level in your organization to grow into great leaders themselves. The result: whole and healthy enterprises in which everyone finds purpose and meaning as they serve all those they touch. The Serving Way can help you get there.

Chris Thyberg, Founder and Principal

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


Along the way, I’ve learned that the serving journey 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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