From Pain to Possibilities: Developing a Learner Mindset

I once had a client, whom I'll call "Jane," that came into coaching not being able to see the possibilities in her life because of the pain in her life. And rightfully so. Jane had experienced a messy divorce, lost many close friends in the process, was deserted by other key family members, wasn't making [...]

By |2016-10-20T06:03:33-05:00October 20th, 2016|Articles|

The Future of Coaching: A Coach’s Perspective

When I think about the future of coaching, I envision a world where coaching techniques are widely used in a variety of circumstances and professions. From school classrooms to executive boardrooms, I see powerful questions, effective communication, listening well, and other coaching competencies being used to move people forward. But for that to happen, pure [...]

By |2016-09-29T05:45:24-05:00September 29th, 2016|Articles|

Top 7 Signs You Need a Travel Coach

What would it feel like to come home from your next vacation relaxed, refreshed, and reinvigorated? If you think like me, it would feel amazingly good. I envision having the energy and enthusiasm I need to get back to work, and I would feel free from stress. People I interact with on my first day back [...]

By |2016-09-22T06:03:19-05:00September 22nd, 2016|Articles|

Train Your Brain, To Live Your Ideal Week

In order to train your brain how to live out your ideal week, a good place to begin is to tell yourself the truth. John (not his real name) hired me as his coach during the time he had lost his job and was looking for a new one. I noticed that John would come [...]

By |2016-07-07T06:46:51-05:00July 7th, 2016|Articles|

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|

The Secret to Asking a Powerful Question

Every coach I mentor wants to know the secret to asking a powerful question. A coach will typically ask me some form of these two questions, back to back: "How can I master powerful questioning? What can I say to phrase my questions so that they become more powerful?" I usually reply, “Well, the first [...]

By |2016-05-12T06:03:01-05:00May 12th, 2016|Articles|

The Secret to Charging What You’re Worth

When I launched my coaching practice, the secret to charging what you’re worth eluded me. I scanned coaches’ websites. Most didn’t list rates. I talked to coaches. Most gave me a wide range of fees. So I picked a price, based on my level of experience, and scheduled inquiry calls. You know how it goes—everything [...]

By |2016-03-17T06:03:40-05:00March 17th, 2016|Articles|

Self-Management for Coach and Client

  Self-Management for Coach When it comes to self-management: Sometimes I float like a butterfly, enjoying the freedom I have in Christ to manage my self through the lens of grace Sometimes I forge ahead like a race horse, enjoying the boundaries I have in Christ to manage my self through the lens of mercy [...]

By |2016-01-13T09:00:30-06:00January 13th, 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|