What is a Professional Coach?
A Professional Ministry Coach is a life coach who is focused on the unique needs of those in ministry. He/she is a trusted partner who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. What develops is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you discover and execute the ministry to which God is calling you. A coach will help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. Coaching provides a framework to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new skills, and take action to experience the life and ministry God has intended for you.
What types of people have Life Coaches?
People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help clarify and attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in all areas of life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. Pastors who get a Life Coach are committed to ministering with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
How will Life Coaching help?
The results will vary depending on what brings you to a coach. If you get a coach to help you out professionally, coaching can help you make your current more gratifying as you gain better focus on the vision God has put in your heart. If your reasons are personal, coaching can help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spirituality. With life coaching you can live a more balanced, purpoesful, and enhanced life.
Do I really need a Coach, can't I just do it by myself?
Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Life Coach and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Life coaching can make your goals attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, "A cord of three strands is not easily broken." When two believers share a coaching relationship, the Holy Spirit is the third "strand" and is both present and active.
How is Coaching different from Therapy?
While the life coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on moving from where you are now to where God is calling you to be.
How is Coaching different from Mentoring?
In mentoring, an experienced mentor pours into the less experienced client, knowledge, wisdom, strategy, and ideas which the client needs to reach their goals. In coaching, the coach asks more than tells, becoming a prayer/thought partner, drawing out what the client already knows or discovers during the coaching.
How long do people generally work with a Life Coach?
To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, I ask clients make an initial six-session commitment. Sessions can be spread over 3-4 months or scheduled closer together, depending on each situation.
What about ConfIdentiality?
All coaching is confidential except where agreed between coach and client or where disclosure is required by law.
What does coaching cost?
I charge $450 for six sessions. Half before the first session and half before the fourth session.