February 7, 2014 by piratritasavit
THE ROAD PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
We all know about that symbolic road paved with good intentions, and where it leads, right? Well, if you don’t, then simply Google it.
Hint: It’s not a good place to be.
Are you tired of having good intentions that lead nowhere?
Are you ready to take those good intentions–the ones that God purposely planted in you–and make something good come out of them?
Coaching helps people move from simply having good intentions towards doing something about them.
Coaching is a unique tool that helps people discover practical ways to achieve their goals (big and small), and experience the kind of outcomes that satisfy our hearts and glorify God.
I have personally experienced the impact of coaching in my own ministry involvement, from learning how to ask more insightful questions to becoming an engaged listener to empowering and encouraging immediate action.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
My first touch with coaching happened while I was taking classes at Western Seminary a few years ago.
I was completely blindsided by the impact that this class would have on my preparation to become a pastor.
I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of the need for a coaching class in a seminary. After all, wasn’t I supposed to learn how to read and teach the Bible? Why would anyone need to take a coaching class to become a pastor?
While I still believe that a great theological education is (and always will be) crucial, I discovered that having the tools to connect ideas to action was just as important.
Let me repeat that: Having the tools to connect ideas with action IS just as important!
This is how coaching destroyed my skepticism!
You see, ideas alone will die in isolation. Even the best ideas.
I discovered how the coaching relationship provides a healthy dose of powerful questions that lead people to gain increased clarity. Combine that with enough space to think and be heard without interruption. Add to that a strategic relationship with a coach who partners as the key vehicle to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Coaching relationships are dynamic and bring life to the process…and progress is made! Ideas that lead to action.
This is extremely important in the workplace.
This is especially crucial in ministry.
Think about it.
- What would it be like to hear someone asking you more powerful questions?
- What would change if you had the space and bandwidth to think out loud without interruption?
- What would happen if you were challenged to just do something about it?
Every idea gains traction. Every relationship wins.
Since then, as a coach with a pastor’s heart, I have had the joy of partnering with clients and co-laborers in Christ’s kingdom.
I have watched people discover and develop into amazing disciples.
I have witnessed people go from discouragement to confidence.
I have seen, time and time again, that glorious “AHA!” moment occur, the one where an idea finally clicks and the fog becomes clear.
The smile on their face confirms that they can — AND THEY WILL — do it!
WORKSHOPS FOR YOU
I am hosting these 4 Coaching Workshops built around 3 different themes:
I guarantee that you will discover some applicable skills that you can immediately put into action.
In fact, each of these workshops is designed with interaction and participation in mind.
A live coaching demonstration will be presented, along with a Q&A session.
Most importantly, each participant will have the opportunity to implement what they have learned right away!
Here is a link to all of the registration information you’ll need.
Check which dates and locations will suit you best.
(Mar 1, SF or Mar 7-8, Castro Valley)
NOTE: Register by Feb 15th for EARLY BIRD SAVINGS for the San Francisco Event. (That’s about 1 week away)
This weekend, would you please announce this or share this post with other key leaders? I’m trying to get the word out to as many people as possible. Your help is totally appreciated.
I look forward to serving you soon!
Kingdom Professionals Coaching