What is Coaching?

Coaching helps a person …

  • Become self aware regarding strengths, gifts, and personality.
  • Maximize their God-given potential.
  • Clarify a unique purpose with goals to serve that purpose.
  • Discover barriers to progress and actions to remove them.
  • Define future direction with specific steps and benchmarks.
  • Encourage learning and the acquisition of needed resources.

Coaching helps organizations and teams…

  • Build a shared vision for a preferred future.
  • Clarify the strengths and contributions of each team member.
  • Identify silos thereby promoting a unified purpose.
  • Simplify the business or ministry model to highlight a ‘main thing’.
  • Marshall a variety of resources to serve the mission.

Coaching is …

Client centered not coach centered
Strengths based not weakness oriented
Solutions focused not motivation centric
Future forward movement with little past referencing
A series of Action Steps not random thoughts
How, what, when and who focused, not why
Listening and guiding, not telling and persuading

Coaching is Not…

Teaching – the transfer of knowledge through education.
Training – the acquisition and practice of skills to accomplish tasks.
Preaching – a persuasive speech for spiritual guidance.
Consulting – advice and counsel from an avowed expert.
Mentoring – values and experience transfer from one to another.
Counseling – examining past keys to present behavior.

A Sample of Topics We Can Explore Together …

  • Balance
  • Priorities
  • Decision Making tendencies
  • Family Dynamics
  • Personality traits
  • Obstacles to growth
  • Communication hangups
  • Team Conflict
  • Team Building
  • Focus
  • Sweet Spot servicing
  • Brainstorming
  • Role Definition
  • Goal Clarity and Goal setting
  • Project Completion
  • Accountability
  • Values and values alignment
  • Disciplines and Habits
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Identification