Are you thinking about working with a Coach? Perhaps you have read an article featuring the many benefits to Coaching. Or, maybe someone in your congregation or at the denominational headquarters suggested that a Coach might be helpful for you at this stage of your ministry. Whatever the reason, welcome!
While Executive Coaching is becoming a standard in the business world, many Professional Church Workers are unfamiliar with the many benefits of Coaching. So, let’s start at the beginning: What is Coaching?
Answer: Coaching is a specialized relationship designed to help you find clarity and skills needed in making positive changes in your life and in the systems with which you are connected. More succinctly: Coaching helps you become a better “you”! Coaching empowers, fosters personal and professional growth leading to discovery of important breakthroughs that will help you achieve a more satisfying and productive ministry and life.
Here are a few helpful questions to consider as you prepare for Coaching:
- What is frustrating your progress right now?
- What discomfort are you experiencing?
- What issues keep coming up at work? (or home or school or . . .)
- What would you prefer to see happen?
- How would you like to feel in your situation?
- What changes would you like to see take place?
- What obstacles are preventing you from making necessary changes now?
- What needs to change in your life?
- What needs to change in how you feel about your situation?
What I do in a nutshell: I help ministry leaders find new ways to meet ministry challenges, to overcome roadblocks, and to find joy in serving.