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Coaching to Get UnStuck; What do you do when you’re not quite sure what to do?

Intelligent people sometimes get stuck. Perhaps there are too many options and you can’t decide on that “one best option,” or you find yourself too close to an issue (or person) to have genuine objectivity. The Higher Calling Coach can help!

  • Objectives:
    • Create clarity on the real issue(s)
    • Uncover any hidden pressures or concerns
    • Discover personal strengths, skills, attitudes, perspectives
    • Uncover your patterns of high performance
    • Utilize evaluation tools as necessary
    • Prioritize toward most effective approach toward solution(s)
    • Put change into action, evaluate/discuss, reflect and modify plan, repeat
  • How to Begin Working with Your Coach:
    • After initial contact (via phone, email, in person), we meet for half-an-hour to discern whether our coaching relationship would be mutually beneficial.
      • If for whatever reason I’m not a good match, I will provide you with a name of someone who might better serve your need or situation.
      • Initial consultation is without charge or obligation.
    • If we continue, I will send you our Coaching Agreement and some other tools to help you get started, including this link called “How to Maximize Your Coaching Experience.”
    • We set up a tentative schedule:
      • Meetings are done by telephone or Skype (or similar platform).
      • Advantages to Skype or telephone include greatly reduced costs and time for travel and allows both parties to fit Coaching into an already busy schedule. Most Coaches will agree that utilizing this medium of communication increases focus on the agenda and helps to integrate Coaching experience with day-to-day life.
      • Meeting frequency can range from weekly to monthly. Under normal circumstances, monthly is the longest useful time between Coaching appointments.
  • Notes on Coaching:
    • The Higher Calling Coach follows two basic principles:
      • The Vegas Principle: What’s discussed with your Coach, stays with your Coach. The only exception is the legally mandated reporting — just as it is with Pastors, Counselors, Doctors, Teachers, etc.
        • If you are a Supervisor (or Congregational Board) that pays for Coaching and you want regular updates, I will provide the Client with a feedback form he/she can give you that will share information the Client needs or wants to share. It is of the highest priority that confidentiality is maintained between the Coach and Client.
        • The Client is highly encouraged to discuss appropriate insights and approaches with Supervisors and ministry partners. Accountability is the hallmark of any successful professional endeavor. It is highly likely that insights and ideas will be joyfully shared with others with whom there is an existing trust relationship.
      • The Star Trek Principle: We will seek to go where you have never gone before. Coaching is about getting “unstuck” and joyfully focusing on a new path of your own choosing. To do that, your Coach will help you go where you may have never gone before (which is a good thing!).
    • Read other parts of this website to get a clear picture of who The Higher Calling Coach is; I have broad ministry experience, a lot of formal education, and what I hope to be an entertaining and engaging Coaching approach.
    • Coaching and Consulting constitute my full-time work. This is not an avocation, it is not something I do merely part-time. I am completely committed to your success as an individual or ministry.
    • I am committed to your success: If you like the idea of Coaching but I am not the right person, PLEASE contact me and I will help you find the right Coach for you. (No pressure sales here! Your spiritual, emotional, and professional health are my highest priority.)

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