What is Master-Full Coaching?

“Master-full coaching is a unique blend of Spirit-led curiosity and learned skills” (McCluskey, 2016). But it’s not a topic I’ve found in any book—which makes sense because it’s more “caught” than “taught” (McCluskey, 2016). So, what’s the best way to learn this technique? What’s the best way to understand what it really is? Listen in [...]

By |2016-06-09T06:33:33-05:00June 9th, 2016|Articles|

Differences Between Life and Leadership Coaching

People often ask me: What are the differences between life and leadership coaching? While the core competencies are the same, there is a distinction. Life Coaching In general, people choose life coaching because they want to move forward in some area that mostly pertains to challenges in life. Examples: Health & Wellness Relationships Singlehood Marriage [...]

By |2016-06-02T06:03:06-05:00June 2nd, 2016|Articles|

A Coach Approach to Developing Church Leaders

Coaching continues to extend its reach with more and more churches exploring the ways in which coaching can serve the mission of the church, especially with regards to leadership development. In a culture rife with change, a new breed of leader is rising to the top —one that is culturally aware and not afraid to [...]

By |2016-04-28T06:45:49-05:00April 28th, 2016|Articles|

Master-Full Coaching Through Active Listening

"In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch—that is, who should be listened to and when." Max De Pree, Author It’s the art of Master-full coaching through active listening. On a sweltering summer day, I laid my [...]

By |2016-01-06T09:00:48-06:00January 6th, 2016|Articles|

Psychological Noise and How It Can Hijack A Coaching Session

One of the challenges coaches face is silencing the noise that can distract us during a coaching session. For those of us who work from home without a designated office space, it can be especially challenging. Most of us do well when it comes to eliminating external noise and distractions and giving our undivided attention [...]

By |2015-10-30T07:41:53-05:00October 30th, 2015|Articles|

A Manifesto for Christian Coaches

What’s a manifesto, and why do Christian coaches need one? Building a coaching business is hard. Really hard. But… it will change lives. Your life. And the lives of those you coach. Thus, on this difficult and rewarding journey we need to plan, prepare, and most of all, commit. A manifesto is a public declaration [...]

By |2015-10-13T17:21:22-05:00October 13th, 2015|Articles|

5 Ways to End Well: When A Client Discontinues Coaching

Life is a series of beginnings and endings, and nowhere is this more evident than in the work we, as professional coaches, do. While the average coaching relationship can last anywhere from 3 to 18 months, the reality is we deal with endings more often than most. So, for the sake of our clients, and [...]

By |2015-09-30T15:49:28-05:00September 30th, 2015|Articles|