Life coaching helps individuals and groups make changes to move from where they are to where they want to be in the future.
A coach uses thought provoking questions that allow clients to gain clarity and focus, develop new perspectives, weigh options and create plans to move forward in their lives.
"Coaching is not telling people what to do, it’s giving them a change to examine what they are doing in light of their intentions.” - James Flaherty"
Dr. Gary Collins aptly describes Christian Life Coaching as enabling “individuals and groups to move from where they are to where God wants them to be.”
Individuals come to coaching because they want something to change. They choose Christian Life Coaching when they want a coach anchored in Christian values and beliefs. Christian coaches rely on the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit to assist clients, but do not impose their views or refuse coaching services to individuals who do not share similar beliefs.
What happens in a Life Coaching Session?
Each session is tailored to a client's individual needs. Coaches ensure they form trusting partnerships with individuals. The client sets the desired outcomes for each session. Coaches ask powerful questions and listen carefully to help clients to develop concrete plans based on the clients' interests and needs. In other words, coaches help clients to gain clarity about what they truly want, weigh their options and take action to achieve clients' agenda. Coaches provide encouragement while keeping clients accountable and focused on their desired results.
Do I really need a coach, can't I just do it by myself?
Life coaching can take persons above and beyond their own personal views and self expectations.. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t realize what changes are needed or what stands in their way. A coach is trained to offer an unbiased perspective, and help one to become aware of their patterns and be accountable for the changes they want. Most people experience more momentum and focus when working with a Professional Coach and find that it provides the opportunity to make lasting changes.
How is coaching different than mentoring or counseling?
Mentoring - While mentors give advice based on their own experience to a protege, or one with less experience, coaches help individuals fully draw from their own insight, strengths and capability. As Dale Stoll puts it "mentoring is imparting to you what God has given the mentor. Coaching is drawing out what God has given you."
Counseling - A counselor's goal is usually to help hurting people deal with the cause of their distress. Counseling delves into an individual's background and its effects on the person today.
Coaching – A coach's focus is on an individual's present and future, not the past. Coaching uses thought provoking questions, reflection, and affirming support to enable individuals to move forward and reach their goals. Coaching is effective for basically well-adjusted people who need help to build skills, manage change and make plans to live more fulfilling lives. Coaching does not use mental health models or involve making a diagnosis.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appontment. With a 24 hour notice, the client avoids being charged for a scheduled session.
Is personal life coaching confidential?
What is discussed will be held in confidence and not shared with others without your permission. Coach-client discussions are not privileged for legal purposes such as the privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys. However coaches will only disclose confidential information in the extenuating circumstance where the law would require your information to be shared such as in a case where it is necessary to prevent foreseeable imminent harm to one's self or another.