Imagine the impact of having a
personal trainer for your life!
Your first session is free, contact me to try it out!
Life in ministry is full of hustle and bustle. You guide individuals through crisis, lead meetings, put out fires, and so much more. For most, Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God,” seems like a mirage in the desert. You really desire to find stillness and peace, but no matter how much you accomplish there’s always more standing between you and that goal.
Coaching helps. Much like the advice given in Proverbs 21:5, “Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.”
At its core coaching is about helping you move from the life you have to the life you envision. Imagine the impact of having a personal trainer for your life?! That’s what a coach does. Coaching uses skillful conversations to bring focus to your transformation. The process is anchored in your observations, and driven by your motivation.
You can be coached in any area there’s a gap between where you are and where you want to be. Sample coaching topics might include: balance of life, desire to improve in a certain area of ministry, how to handle a difficult person or upcoming decision, etc.
Coaching doesn’t change you into a stress-free person, but it does help you work out your unique gifts and true priorities. It helps you take steps of action that drive your transformation. Take an hour a week to invest in yourself so that you can become the leader you know you can become.
So what's it like to be coached?
• Coaching is YOU centered. You provide the agenda and the motivation to make changes.
• Your coach is your advocate and partner. He will ask questions, share observations, provide accountability, and give feedback to help you live out your dreams and values.
• Your coach will bring focus to your conversations, help you go deeper, reach higher, and explore strategies and support structures you’ll need to succeed.
• Your coach is your success partner, not your higher authority or taskmaster.
• Your coach works with you as a whole person, not just on the situation or goals. Your coach will need to talk with you about who you are, where you come from, where you are at the present time, how you think, assumptions you’ve made, what motivates you, etc., in order to assist you solve problems and set goals.
• Your original goals may change or be abandoned. Sometimes we really don’t know what we want.
• The coaching session isn’t the goal of the coaching process. Having great sessions between a coach and the client is important, however, it’s the tangible actions that come out of the sessions that will lead to your lasting transformation.