Nina Lau-Branson

Pasadena, California


Nina currently works as a coach, consultant and spiritual director (with both individuals and groups). She works with Cyclical Inc, a hub and network for ecclesial innovators and church planters, the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary, CenterQuest, an ecumenical spiritual direction program, Center for Council, an organization that focuses on community building and communication in a wide variety of settings, and has her own private practice. Her credentials include an MBA in finance and a CPA earned while working with Price Waterhouse Coopers in their entrepreneurial services group.

Nina’s coaching and consulting work is rooted in years of experience in organizational leadership, in for-profit and non-profit organizations, including work on boards and in senior management. Organizations include Fuller Seminary, Ten Thousand Villages, various denominational groups, a youth entrepreneurship non-profit, software companies and other for profit businesses.

She has completed training in spiritual direction and is certified by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center in mediation and conflict transformation. During the past 20 years she has pursued a particular passion for communion with God, especially listening for the voice of God, and engaging spiritual practices that enable availability to the Holy. These varied sets of experiences and skills are brought to bear in her work with leaders and communities.

Areas of Expertise

  • I work with individuals and groups toward:
  • Discernment of God’s presence and initiatives
  • Spiritual formation and practices
  • Awareness of matters around race and ethnicity
  • Organizational and leadership development
  • Social enterprise development


Coaching: Other

Mental Health:

Types of Planters

Missional Community Planters


Social Enterprise/Business




Women in Ministry: Egalitarian

Sexual Ethics: Mediating position


All denominations and traditions