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|

5 Characteristics of Successful Professional Coaches

What distinguishes successful coaches from those that fall short? Why do some coaches build thriving coaching businesses while others’ coaching businesses barely survive? While answers to these questions may vary, many successful coaches share these common traits. Successful coaches . . . Rank high in emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the foundation for a [...]

By |2015-06-04T07:00:45-05:00June 4th, 2015|Articles|

SWOT Analysis: Build a Successful Coaching Business

Successful coaching businesses don’t just happen. Robust coaching businesses require intentional thought and planning, as well as a clear understanding of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (a SWOT Analysis) you posses, both personally and professionally. If you’ve never completed a SWOT analysis before, it's simple. Simply rite down the answers to the questions below. [...]

By |2015-06-02T08:00:12-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Articles|

Group Coaching — Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing

If you’re considering adding group coaching to your repertoire of skills, it’s important to gain an understanding of small group process and evolution. Bruce Tuckman’s group theory (1965) — forming, storming, norming, and performing — is an excellent tool to help better understand the different stages of group development. In 1977, Tuckman expanded his four-stage [...]

By |2015-05-26T09:00:15-05:00May 26th, 2015|Articles|

Adult Learning Principles Applied to Group Coaching

Group coaching is gaining in popularity among coaches, and it’s no wonder. It’s a great way to grow your business and expand your skillset. However, to be a successful group coach, you’ll need more than strong coaching skills; you’ll also need an understanding of adult learning theory and how to apply it in a group [...]

By |2015-05-20T11:25:20-05:00May 20th, 2015|Articles|

Grow Your Business with Group Coaching

Looking for a way to bring in more clients? Why not give group coaching a try? Group coaching is a great way to attract new clients. It’s also a good way to grow your business, strengthen your coaching skills, and increase your profit margin. In her book Effective Group Coaching: Tried and Tested Tools and [...]

By |2015-05-18T14:00:07-05:00May 18th, 2015|Articles|

The COACH Model™ for Christian Leaders

If you are a Christian leadership coach, chances are you spend time working not only with individual leaders but also with the organizations they represent. Whether you’re working with individuals or organizations, church staff or ministry leaders, you need powerful tools and techniques to help maximize their effectiveness. The Coach Model™, developed by Dr. Keith [...]

By |2015-05-14T10:16:20-05:00May 14th, 2015|Articles|

What's the Difference Between Coaching for Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction

“What is the difference between coaching for spiritual formation and spiritual direction?” a prospect asked during an introductory call last week. As I stammered to explain the difference, I realized I didn’t have a satisfying answer. So, I’ve spent the last few days mentally formulating a response to that question. Before talking about their distinctions, [...]

By |2015-05-12T17:13:30-05:00May 12th, 2015|Articles|