I recently wrote Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs to help leaders and parents:
My unique experience and training deepened my leadership capacity to manage anxiety and notice it in groups.
I am a Spiritual Care Professional in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. I hold Sixteen hundred hours of supervised ministry in CPE and an Masters degree focusing on Family Systems Theory and Theology
Leaders need a safe place to share their heart and hear, ‘me too, you’re not alone.’ Our forums are password protected and designed to help you find confidential support from peers.
When you’re stuck, have a case or a question, you can submit it for one of our coaches to guide you.
Join one of our certified coaches on a monthly zoom for Q&A, case discussions and updates on what you’re working on.
Capable Life members currently come from 14 countries covering 15 time zones, so each month we offer AM and PM zoom options to cover your time zone.
I underlined almost everything in Steve’s book. Steve has heart to heart conversations full of compassion and wisdom.
When I think of the people who can best help leaders navigate the troubling effects of anxiety, Steve Cuss is at the top of the list. With profound depth of insight, humor, and empathy, Steve is a trusted guide for those looking to lead as a “calm presence” in the world. I’ve had him speak at our church, and highly recommend him for your personal life and congregation.
Every leader faces a unique kind of anxiety that comes from knowing that we are not quite what we need to be. With disarming vulnerability and keen new insight, Steve Cuss invites us to look more deeply at the way we lead and the way our teams function. Through guided personal reflection and system analysis, Steve imparts wisdom that will help leaders last and churches thrive.
We stand by our training and strategies 100%. If you do not get a clear and transformative path to identifying and managing your anxiety in 30 days we will cancel and refund your membership. No hassle, no questions asked.
Most use Capable Life like a self paced class. They watch a 10 minute video each week, work the discussion and zooms. This approach takes anywhere from 20 – 60 minutes per week, including discussion and zooms.
Others use Capable Life like a reference library. They ‘pull a module off the shelf’ as situations arise, they join zooms only when they need.
Absolutely! Capable life has parents, business people, medical professionals, missionaries and pastors.
These tools were born from a theory called “Family Systems Theory” and can greatly benefit anyone who deals with home or work place dynamics.
The online community and zoom are provided so that you can share and receive peer support. However, if you are uncomfortable for whatever reason to get involved you do not have to. Some of our participants choose a pseudonym username for anonymity.
No. Capable Life is legally designed for a single use license per subscription. Many teams sign their group up and assign videos for members to watch and then host their own team discussions.
It is common to spend years carrying triggers and pressures. This theory is not a magic bullet, but because it is relatively unknown and quite revolutionary in its approach, many people experience early breakthrough and relief. We have done the extra work of building a path of tools and concepts anyone can walk. Of course, what is also true is that after a couple of quick wins, the deeper, longer work is ahead to experience profound, long term change.
Proper one on one or family therapy is a state licensed science. This program is an integration of psychological theory, change theory and theology. There are many situations (PTSD, G.A.D, Clinical Depression) that go beyond the scope of Capable Life. We help you manage anxiety that is generated from leadership and parenting challenges and pressures. We teach a model of ‘Systems Theory’ that can revolutionize your wellbeing, but we would not encourage you to see CL as a replacement for licensed therapy.
Capable Life takes the privacy of our members very seriously, as a result we do our best to ensure their privacy. All our tools and discussion forums are password protected and we utilize a web hosting provider who actively monitors the health and security of the site.
Some members, for their own reasons, choose a username that keeps their identity private.
We provide discounted coaching to CL members. Once you log in, you will see a menu item for coaching. You can submit a request for group or one on one coaching.
You will have a member dashboard of categories: video modules, zoom meetings, masterclasses, PDF downloads. The heart of CL is a series of video modules made up of brief videos 8 – 12 minutes each.
YES! Unlike many memberships, once you have been a member of Capable Life for one year, you retain ongoing access to all modules you completed while you were a paying member. We will be here as a reference library for you long after you’ve paid.
Capable Life isn’t necessarily for everyone. Monthly members can cancel anytime. Annual members can cancel for a complete refund within 30 days of joining.