How a Client Unlocked My Coaching Potential

I reached a point in my coaching practice where I felt locked up. And while I knew there was a way out, I simply couldn’t find it. I’m not even sure I knew where to find the lock, never mind that I couldn’t locate the first key to freedom. Me. A coach. A person called [...]

By |2016-03-10T06:30:08-06:00March 10th, 2016|Articles|

Living Forward: Begin With the End In Mind

Do you work hard at living forward: investing time, energy, talent and money into projects, yet it feels like nothing gets accomplished? Are you ready to give up because you’re frustrated, overwhelmed and exhausted? If you answered yes to either or both, it might be time to create a life plan. Where to Start It [...]

By |2016-03-03T06:09:25-06:00March 3rd, 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|

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|

Who Sits at Your Table? Why You Need Friends.

Friends play such an important role in our lives and making intentional choices influence the quality of our lives as well as our coaching.  It’s not the quantity as much as the quality that counts. According to author Carlin Flora in her book, Friendfluence, friends can give you vital life skills, “the very abilities one generally needs to be [...]

By |2015-07-21T08:15:01-05:00July 21st, 2015|Articles|

3 Ways to Balance Activity and Rest During The Holidays

“God will not guide us into an intolerable scramble of panting feverishness.” -Thomas Kelly Busy. That’s how most people describe the holiday season. While the the holidays might seem distant, the reality is they are just a few weeks away. As I've been considering my calendar and commitments during this busy time of year, I pulled [...]

By |2014-11-05T07:35:31-06:00November 5th, 2014|Articles|

A Year Later: My Entrepreneurial Life

“You are so much more alive,” my friend said when we met for coffee last Friday. “Walking away from the corporate world was the best thing you’ve ever done.” I couldn’t agree more. Our conversation fell near the one-year mark of my grueling decision to walk away from my corporate job and its 401(k) and [...]

By |2014-10-06T16:43:08-05:00October 6th, 2014|Articles|

Tending to Our Souls as Christian Coaches

Our family has recently gone through a difficult time as we watched my father endure quadruple bypass surgery. It was his fifth or sixth surgery in as many years. As is often the case when families come together in times of crisis, unresolved issues among family members surfaced, leaving me weary and drained. The experience [...]

By |2014-08-04T15:11:42-05:00August 4th, 2014|Articles|

How to Create Margin in Your Life

Hurry sickness is the curse of our age. Yet, many of us wear our busyness as a badge of honor, confusing a full schedule with a full life. Its antidote, in the words of Dallas Willard, is to “ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” In a word, we, as Christian coaches, need margin. In his [...]

By |2014-06-27T10:30:57-05:00June 27th, 2014|Articles|

Self-Care for Coaches

Today, my father is in surgery. It’s his second surgery in two months and his sixth in five years. The family has gathered from various points on the East Coast to support him, and frankly, we’re exhausted. As I sit writing this in the hospital waiting room, I am asking myself and God, “What does [...]

By |2014-06-25T10:27:02-05:00June 25th, 2014|Articles|