About Me

Dr. Bret Wells

Dr. Bret Wells


Notice What Is, Imagine What Could Be, Co-Create What is Becoming.

I am a father, a writer, a leadership coach, an educator, a trainer, and a consultant. (Yes, those last four are all distinct modalities.) I’m also a voracious reader, an obsessive thinker, and a lifelong learner with occasional nerd-like tendencies (as demonstrated by my tendency to use words like “modalities.”)

In all areas of my life, I try to live in such a way that I, and those I encounter, are able to notice what is, imagine what could be, and co-create what is becoming. This is, in essence, a meta-calling; a paradigm for how I approach all aspects of life. You’ll find more explanation and exploration of those themes in my writing here on this site.

Over the past decade, my life has been largely consumed with my work leading a non-profit that was focused on helping people envision new possibilities and start new (or renewed) things. I learned a tremendous amount, and had the opportunity to hone and refine my skills in coaching, teaching, training, and program/curriculum design. I also spent a great deal of time writing – including a tremendous amount of curriculum, contributions to several books and journals, and my first book: What Kind of God?: Reading the Bible With a Missional Church.

However, it has been a long time since I was able to do regular, consistent, reflective writing I love to do. I’m ready to change that…here.


For those who are familiar with me and my writing, this site is going to be somewhat different from what you’ve seen in the past. I won’t be writing much about theology or religious themes. If you’re interested, you can still find my previous work on Missional Monks.

Education, Training, and Certifications

SMU Perkins School of Theology: Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Missional Leadership

International Coach Federation: Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network: Preferred Partner, EQ Practitioner (EQPC), EQ Assessor (EQAC), Vital Signs Consultant (VSC)

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching: – Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)