This blog post will be a little different that most of the rest of my posts. I want to help you understand what Life Coaching is and how it could benefit you or someone you know! Feel free to share!
What is coaching?
The first time it was ever used, the word coach described a horse-drawn vehicle – a stage coach that would get people from where they were to where they wanted to be. Most often today coaches are people who help athletes and teams move from one place to another that is better and where they want to be.
But coaches also help musicians, public speakers and actors, who rely on coaching to improve their skills, overcome obstacles, remain focused, and get to where they want to be. Today, coaching is very popular in business and corporate settings around the world. Executive coaches work with people in business to help them move from where they are to levels where they are more competent, fulfilled and self-confident than they would have been otherwise.
In summary, coaches guide people from where they are toward the greater competence and fulfillment that they desire.
"Christian coaching is the art and practice of working with a person in the process of moving from where they are to where God wants them to be." Gary Collins, Coach and Author
Yes! This is my desire and passion! To help others seek the life God has for them! It's an honor to journey alongside clients as we "face the Lord" together and work towards this life!
Why would anybody want a coach?
Coaching helps people who want to get unstuck; grow through life transitions; set and reach goals in various areas of life- in relationships, in health, in parenting, etc; coaching helps those who want to grow deeper in their spiritual journey, and coaching is a place to be listened to well while being challenged and encouraged along the way!
Sounds great, right?! It is. Think about where you want to be in six months or in a year. What do you hope is different? Your job? A specific relationship? A certain area of your life? A character quality you want to grow in? How do you hope your walk with the Lord will grow in the next season? Change doesn't happen on it's own. We need to be intentional. Contact me to help you get there! We'll do it together!
Here is a podcast that help explain more of what Coaching is: