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|

Redeeming a Disengaged Workforce

Did you know: roughly 90% of the worldwide workforce is disengaged (Gallup, 2013)? “We need to redeem the marketplace,” says Greg Leith, CEO, Convene (2015). “If great coaches can ask great questions, we will pull out the latent energy [and] begin to reflect [the] God who loves people, to a culture that is going off [...]

By |2015-12-17T10:53:39-06:00December 17th, 2015|Articles|

A 5-Stage Process of How We CHANGE and LEARN

“Coaches are change agents.” We sometimes use this phrase when explaining professional coaching to those who are unfamiliar with it. Although change is core to what we do as professional coaches, many of us don’t fully understand and apply the research and models available to us today. Benjamin Bloom, an educational psychologist, along with a [...]

By |2015-09-28T12:44:59-05:00September 28th, 2015|Articles|

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|

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|

Are You a Conflict Avoider?

One of the toughest lessons I've had to learn  is handling conflict well. As a residence assistant on my hall in college—at the ripe age of 20—I can recall a few instances where I could’ve benefited from some training in conflict management. Guys on the hall didn’t always see eye to eye, and I didn’t always [...]

By |2015-09-03T08:00:08-05:00September 3rd, 2015|Articles|

Leader as Coach with Christopher McCluskey, PCC

Christopher McCluskey, President and CEO of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, spoke at this year's Convene Leadership Summit, a two-day event focused on inspiring Christian CEO's and business leaders to excel in their businesses, relationships, lives, and families. In this inspiring video, Chris examines the role of leader as coach. https://youtu.be/XA6ixUsvrgY

By |2015-07-17T08:00:18-05:00July 17th, 2015|Articles|

Coaching Tool: Circles of Responsibility and Concern

Two summers ago I was determined to build a deck on my house, and I had a plan. However, there were a few obstacles in my way, namely knowledge, skill, and tools. That’s not a problem; is it? Enter, my friend David. Although not an expert builder himself, David had the understanding needed to walk [...]

By |2015-06-22T11:53:47-05:00June 22nd, 2015|Articles|

Stages of Leadership Development Model— Part 3

We’ve been examining a model of leadership development, created by Dr. J. Robert Clinton, an assistant professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, as detailed in his book, The Making of a Leader. In this final installment to our series, we’ll unpack the final two phases, Phase IV, Life Maturing, and Phase V, Convergence. Dr. Clinton defines [...]

By |2015-04-20T14:23:13-05:00April 20th, 2015|Articles|

Stages of Leadership Development Model— Part 2

Earlier this week, we began an exploration of leadership development, focusing on a model created by Dr. J. Robert Clinton and detailed in his book, The Making of a Leader. In it, he identifies five distinct phases of leadership development. We covered Phase I: Sovereign Foundations, and Phase II: Inner-Life Growth on Monday. Today, we [...]

By |2015-04-17T12:15:36-05:00April 17th, 2015|Articles|