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|

What is Professional Christian Coaching?

Are you a professional Christian coach? Do you sometimes struggle to find the right words to answer potential clients' questions? What is coaching? What makes it professional-grade coaching? What is distinctly Christian coaching? Let’s parse out all three parts of that phrase—Professional Christian Coaching—and examine each of them. What is Coaching? The “ICF (International Coach Federation) [...]

By |2015-10-23T11:37:26-05:00October 23rd, 2015|Articles|

Top 5 Mistakes New Coaches Make Launching Their Coaching Business

Congratulations! You’ve finished your coach training, received your certification, and you’re ready for business. But there’s just one problem — the phone isn't ringing and no clients are coming in. What gives? Don't Make These Mistakes Launching Your Coaching Business Chances are you may be making one of these five common mistakes: You wait for [...]

By |2015-10-16T12:08:35-05:00October 16th, 2015|Articles|

Extend Your Influence and Reach More Clients

Are you looking for ways to reach more people and tell them about your coaching services? Building your platform could help. Platform building is simply another way of saying "extending your influence," or marketing your services to reach more people for maximum impact. Join Platform University's Influence and Impact Summit, October 6-13, 2015 for free. [...]

By |2015-10-06T10:40:43-05:00October 6th, 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|

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|

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|

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|