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What Coaching Is/Isn't
Why Use A Coach
But My Issues Are Different

WHAT COACHING IS/ISN'T

Coaching IS about you – your goals, your learning, and your growth. Together you and your coach will listen to the Holy Spirit to hear His voice about you. 

 

Coaching IS about learning – rather than teaching. You are the expert on your life. Your coach uses coaching techniques such as active listening, open questions, encouragement, challenging a bit, and always remaining supportive. All to assist you in discovering insights and taking next steps. 

 

Coaching IS about action – your action. Each session you will determine 1 to 3 action steps you will take before the next session. You may be surprised how quickly you progress toward your goals. 

 

Coaching IS about all of you – not just your work or ministry. We know that changing old habits and thought patterns is difficult. Your coach recognizes these patterns and will support you as you change and grow. 

Coaching IS NOT therapy. Although many of the communication techniques are the same, like active listening, reflecting, use of questions, limited advice giving, etc., therapy focuses on the past to bring healing and unblock a person to move ahead. Coaching is future and action oriented, for people who are basically clear of major psychological and emotional issues.

 

Coaching IS NOT mentoring. Mentors are experts in a particular field who seek to pass on their expertise to a person. Mentors provide knowledge, advice, guidance, correction, and encouragement to people who are newer and junior - by experience if not by position or age. They may use some coaching techniques, but mentors usually play the roles of advisor and teacher to guide and impart knowledge and wisdom.

 

Coaching IS NOT training. In training, the trainer sets the agenda. Change comes from outside the participant, via the trainer. In coaching, you set the agenda. Coaches use adult learning principles of self discovery to motivate change from within you.

 

Coaching IS NOT authoritarian. Did you have a tough sports coach who used to yell at you and make you do a million push-ups if you made a mistake? That’s not coaching. Your coach will push you beyond what you might think you can do but will always be supportive. You are in control. The responsibility to decide and act is yours.

WHY USE A COACH?

The reasons people want coaching are endless, and as unique as the person.

Here are a few examples that motivate people to use a coach. 

 

  • To make significant changes.

  • To better deal with uncertainty.

  • To make better decisions.

  • To set better goals.

  • To reach goals faster.

  • To grow spiritually.

  • To become financially more stable.

  • To grow emotionally.

  • To have a collaborative partner.

  • To improve my relationships.

  • To make a bigger impact on the world.

  • To be a better leader.

  • To eliminate codependent behaviors.

  • To simplify my life.

  • To reduce my stress.

  • To become physically healthier.

  • To become a better parent.

  • To get unstuck.

  • To become all God has for me to be.

  • To address transitions in location and employment.

“A coach is someone
who tells you what you don't
want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be." 

Tom Landry

BUT MY ISSUES ARE DIFFERENT...

It's true. Every person is a unique individual, with unique life circumstances, unique habits and thoughts, and a unique sense of their own gifts, abilities, hopes and dreams. Coaching works regardless of those circumstances - whether codependency, stagnation, fear, insecurity, stress, financial woes, etc. Why? Because coaching puts you in the driver's seat, with encouragement, solution-finding, and personal growth. So whatever YOU bring to the table, YOU will work through, with the help of an excellent listener, encourager, and facilitator. Life coaching helps us discover what exactly is keeping us from realizing our life's goals, dreams, of getting out of the rut to rediscover joy, peace, effectiveness.

WHY DOES COACHING WORK?

Coaching works because it brings out your best – what God put in! Coaches believe you can create your own best answers and are trained to support you in that process.  > > > Read more about results of coaching!

 

Specifically, this is what your coach will do during coaching sessions: 

  • Listen. Your story is central. Coaches fully engage in what you are saying. They also listen to the Holy Spirit and encourage you to do the same. 

  • Ask questions. Coaches use questions to stimulate your thinking and creativity. Questions are about possibilities and the future. 

  • Encourage. Everyone needs encouragement and usually we don’t get enough. Your coach will support your vision, your progress, and your efforts. 

  • Facilitate while letting you lead. Coaches facilitate your learning and problem solving. Yet they are never fully leading – you are, with your agenda and your approach. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Fees are $75 per hour for individuals. Group coaching rates vary depending upon event, venue, attendance, and content. I encourage you to take advantage of my 15-minute complimentary session to see what it's all about, and get a taste of coaching before you schedule your first full session.  

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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

I live in Casper, Wyoming, and have clients all over the U.S., but the beauty of modern technology is that we can connect from anywhere, including wherever you are! The best way to find out what works for you is by signing up for my free, 15-minute complimentary session to see what a remote session would look like. Or if you're in California or Wyoming there may be an opportunity to connect in person.

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