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.
Click here for more information on “Personal Coaching Excellence.” Contact Phil for a free half-hour coaching session!