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Coaching the Emotionally Unhealthy Leader — Part 2

The concepts presented in this article are not my own. I've adapted and applied the themes presented by author and pastor Peter Scazzero in his book The Emotionally Healthy Leader to a coaching context. This article is part two of a two-part series. You can view the first article in this series here. Are the leaders you [...]

By |2015-09-22T18:05:14-05:00September 22nd, 2015|Articles|

Essentialism for Christian Coaches

“The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ~ Lin Yutang “Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?” “Are you often busy but not productive?” Business writer and consultant Greg McKeown poses these questions in his landmark book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. According to McKeown, “If you answered yes to [...]

By |2015-09-15T07:24:06-05:00September 15th, 2015|Articles|

Coaching the Emotionally Unhealthy Leader: Part 1

The ideas presented in this article are not my own. I've adapted the concepts presented in author and pastor Peter Scazzero’s excellent book, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, and applied it to a coaching context. In working with leaders in varying capacities for more than 20 years, I've learned there are two kinds of leaders--emotionally healthy and [...]

By |2015-09-10T09:16:42-05:00September 10th, 2015|Articles|

ICF Updates Code of Ethics

In its ongoing efforts to remain relevant to ICF Members, credential holders, and the coaching profession, the International Coach Federation (ICF) periodically reviews and revises existing processes and policies. To that end, the ICF periodically reviews its Code of Ethics. According to a recent ICF Member Update, the ICF has "moved away from an old [...]

By |2015-08-19T14:19:32-05:00August 19th, 2015|Articles|

Characteristics to Look for in an Executive Assistant

Hiring an executive assistant was one of the smartest decisions I’ve made since becoming a professional coach. Instead of trying to do everything myself, I’m free to focus on what I do best—meet with clients, prepare for speaking and training events, and focus on continuing education. But finding the right assistant is sometimes easier said [...]

By |2015-08-06T08:00:34-05:00August 6th, 2015|Articles|

Making a Good First Impression

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” How many times have you heard this said? The truth is it takes just two or three seconds for someone to form an opinion about you based on your appearance, facial expressions, dress, and mannerisms. What kind of first impression are you making [...]

By |2015-08-04T13:31:03-05:00August 4th, 2015|Articles|

What is Christian Life Coaching?

What makes Christian life coaching distinct from other forms of coaching? Certainly, most people would agree that Christian Life Coaching is Christ-centered, biblically based, and Spirit-empowered. But however helpful these terms may be, they offer little practical help to Christian life coaches seeking to honor God in the daily ins and outs of working with [...]

By |2015-06-17T17:53:58-05:00June 17th, 2015|Articles|

Well-Being Theory: The PERMA Model

Few individuals have shaped the profession of positive psychology, and with it, the field of professional coaching, as much as psychologist, educator, and author Martin E.P. Seligman. In recent years, he has focused much of his work and writing on the concept of “flourishing” or “well-being theory.” That’s good news for us as coaches, because [...]

By |2015-06-10T18:43:00-05:00June 10th, 2015|Articles|