Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022
The Rev. Dr Claire W. Bamberg is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ, a licensed mental health professional in three states (two types of licenses), a certified mediator (both family and organizational), a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coach Federation, and on the faculty of Coaching4TodaysLeaders and Coaching4Clergy. She is an expert in developmental, family, organizational and internal systems. She has been a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the International Coach Federation and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, for whom she is the currently the national Vice-President, President-elect.
Since 1988, Dr. Bamberg has served as a consultant to a wide variety of businesses: insurance companies, churches, judicatory bodies, day care centers, and ARCs. She was coach and consultant to the Stone Belt ARC in Bloomington in excess of six years. She was named Educator of the Year by the Stone Belt ARC in 1997. She also provided workshops and training for local (Indiana) Areas on Aging, the United Way, the Bloomington Women’s Leadership Forum, and the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. She has been an expert witness in numerous court cases, and is a healthy family systems advocate.
Claire is an educator and has been on the supervisory and training staﬀ for masters and doctoral level marriage and family therapists and pastoral counselors in training at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. She has been an adjunct professor at both Hartford Seminary (Hartford, CT) and Harvard Divinity School (Cambridge, MA), teaching leadership and pastoral skills to seminary students. She served on the Chaplaincy Staﬀ of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital for two and one-half years and rotated into Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass, when there was a need.
The Rev. Bamberg teaches communication skills, focusing on the development of healthy communications in all situations. She the immediate past national Director of Coaching, and remains a Senior Consultant with, The Center for Progressive Renewal. She is a trainer and consultant in conflict transformation for church systems throughout the nation and across denominational lines. Claire is the CEO of Potentials Coaching & Consulting, LLC, and of Potentials Counseling, PLLC. She has a small mental health practice out of Randolph Center, Vermont, where she also lives.