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Walter W. Sawatzky

"Turning Chaos into Clarity" at Design Group International and The KonTerra Group

Greater Philadelphia Area
Professional Training & Coaching
  1. Design Group International,
  2. The KonTerra Group
  1. Eastern Mennonite Missions,
  2. Non Profit Agencies; Faith-Based Organizations, NGO's,
  3. Franconia Mennonite Conference
  1. Princeton Theological Seminary
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Design Group International

Design Group International

Senior Consultant

– Present

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I provide a highly specialized Customized Coaching™ resource for leaders in transition. Specifically, I serve leaders who are preparing to achieve higher performance levels in a new role through greater self awareness and emotional intelligence.

Senior executives and high potential leaders from diverse industries and organizations have been re-energized through this simple, yet potent focus on developing vocational clarity and confidence.

My coaching practice essentially consists of this ten - twelve week customized process. It helps leaders re-connect to their innate design (key strengths, motivation, values and passion) and establishes a clear direction for the leader's career choices. It calls out the leader's courage and commitment to follow that path.

Through customized coaching and this proven leadership program, many re-energized participants are finding new enthusiasm for life and work!


Senior Consultant

Design Group International
– Present (2 years 8 months)

I support leaders in reclaiming their most authentic self and the unique vocation for which they are designed. Through a proven transformation process leaders move from confusion to clarity and confidence while preparing for role transitions... toward:

1. Achieving a high level of self-awareness
2. Developing a solid sense of identity and purpose
3. Creating healthy personal boundaries
4. Naming and addressing self-sabotaging behavior
5. Learning to remain centered in midst of high stress
6. Prepare for higher performance levels

In other words, I help leaders find the courage and take the steps to do the kind of work they really want to be doing...and move from confusion to confidence in a few short months.

Staff Care Advisor/Leadership Coach

The KonTerra Group
– Present (4 years 11 months)Greater Philadelphia Area

The KonTerra Group supports the health and effectiveness of organizations and their people through a focus on:

· Clarity of purpose, direction, roles and responsibilities

· Resilience of individuals and teams to embrace challenges and thrive in stressful situations

· Learning as organizations and individuals to ensure ongoing collective growth

With clear strategies, supportive environments, and a commitment to ongoing learning, organizations, teams and individuals grow stronger and accomplish more.

US Representative

Eastern Mennonite Missions
(1 year)

Coaching resource for Eastern Mennonite Mission's Network of North American partners

Program Administrator

Non Profit Agencies; Faith-Based Organizations, NGO's
(29 years 3 months)Colorado, Haiti, Florida, Pennsylvania

Provide coaching and administrative support to staff who are making a role or job well as those who want to develop greater alignment between their daily activities and their vocational calling.

Contracted to offer staff support to several large development agencies in Haiti during the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake; received positive reviews from every executed contract. Multiple additional visits on behalf of several smaller non-governmental agencies. often also advising executive leadership regarding staff care.

Director of Collaborative Ministries

Franconia Mennonite Conference
(10 years)

Supported church leaders in creating vision and innovating their current programs. Coached leaders who were experiencing the challenges of organizational and personal change. Facilitated a new platform/initiative for the conference that enabled member congregations to be more directly involved with the part of the world they were called to touch.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Program Director

Mennonite Central Committee
(3 years 1 month)Social Services

A life-changing opportunity to live, learn and work with the people of Mombin Crochu, Haiti.

Opportunities Walter W. is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Walter W. cares about:

  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation

Organizations Walter W. supports:

  • Bridge of Hope National
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • One Village Coffee
  • Tree of Life International


High Performance Patterns Coach

Internal Impact
– Present

Master Transition Coach(Link)

Transition Dynamics
– Present


Franconia Mennonite Conference

  • Intercultural Communication in the Global Context
  • Clergy Clinic Lombard Peace Center
  • Focusing Leaders

Design Group International

  • Emotional Intelligence for Clergy
  • EQ in Action Certification
  • EQ and Teams
  • EQ and Diversity
  • Christian Leadership Coaching Certification
  • Career Coach Institute Certification

The KonTerra Group

  • Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience
  • High Perfornance Coaching

Eastern Mennonite Missions

  • Natural Church Development Levels I and II

Non Profit Agencies; Faith-Based Organizations, NGO's

  • Anti-Racism Training


  1. Haitian Creole

  2. Germanic languages


  • Seeing The Big Picture
  • Trend Analysis
  • Vision Creation
  • Interview Coaching
  • Career Assessment
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Pathing
  • Connections
  • Job Coaching
  • Training
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Management
  • Coaching
  • Diversity Training
  • Editing
  • Life Coaching
  • Group Dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Adult Education
  • Interview Preparation
  • Personal Development
  • Staff Development
  • Conflict Management
  • Organizational...
  • Strategic Planning
  • Non-profits
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Ethics
  • Public Speaking
  • Workforce Development
  • Career Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Program Development
  • Research
  • Resume Writing
  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Team Building
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Executive Development
  • Organizational...
  • Nonprofits
  • Program Evaluation
  • High Performance...
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Princeton Theological Seminary

M.A., Non-formal Education

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