I know how challenging it can be to discover what you born for and gain any kind of positive momentum, let alone, just stay above water. Life moves quickly. We are swamped, stressed, and drowning in ever-increasing day-to-day responsibility in spite of all the tech, training, and hacks we may have picked up along the way.
But, somewhere, deep inside, do you still desire to find something more; something like “life to the full”? Are you wondering where God is? Or, are you just flat out sick and tired of being sick and tired, but can’t figure out what to do about it?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Christian Life Coaching might be right for you.
What is Christian Life Coaching?
Christian Life Coaching is a collaborative process, within a biblical paradigm, that helps you achieve your personal and professional goals by facilitating clarity through self-discovery, brainstorming, strategy, and accountability towards action.
Who is Christian Life Coaching for?
Christian Life Coaching is for people that have a desire to reflect more of the glory of God in their everyday lives and environments.
Why use a Christian Life Coach?
One of the most common reasons people seek Christian Life Coaching is the feeling of being “stuck” or “off course” in life, careers, or relationships. Some are seeking balance, purpose, or fulfillment. Some want to be able to answer, “Of all the good things I could do, what’s the best thing?” Others are looking to make a good thing even better. The list really is as endless as the individuals.
Here are but a few things you might pursue with your coach:
- How do I discover and own my calling?
- How do I improve my relationships?
- How do I face fear or confrontation?
- How do I leverage my spiritual gifts, learned skills and natural abilities to choose a fulfilling career?
- How do I navigate life transitions, and discern what’s next?
- How can I learn to communicate more effectively?
- How do I live a more authentic life?
- How do I sustain change and reach transformation; a new way of life?
Why does Christian Life Coaching work?
During our formative years, we’re surrounded by others guiding, instructing, and yes, coaching us through life: parents, teachers, counselors, advisors, and pastors. But, something happened when we became adults. These folks disappeared. It didn’t happen intentionally, it was just life taking its course. The problem is, by the time we realize this, we are all alone, often feeling like we are too old to ask for help. So, we just walk on alone, repeating the cycle of getting sick and tired of being sick and tired.
But, Christian Life Coaching works precisely because it is a collaborative exercise. As an adult, you learn differently than you did as a child, teen, or college student. You no longer need lectures, but the space and a sounding board in which to connect your own dots.
Will Christian Life Coaching really work for me?
You bet. A 2014 Global Coaching Client Study conducted on behalf of the International Coach Federation (ICF) found that of those individuals who had received coaching:
- 80% saw improved self-confidence
- 73% saw improved relationships
- 72% saw improved communication skills
- 70% saw improved work performance
- 61% saw improved business management
- 57% saw improved time management
- 51% saw improved team performance
- And of those surveyed, 99% indicated that there were “somewhat or fully satisfied with their coaching experience” and 96% said they would do it again.
Here Are 5 Good Reasons You Should Hire a Coach:
1. Build Self-Awareness
Together, you and your coach will draw out what’s already brewing on the inside. Reaching your own conclusions, what God has already placed in you, is incredibly empowering. Your coach is a trusted ally that will help you dig deep to help you see both your True and False selves.
2. Find Your “True North.”
Christian Life Coaching is about identifying, equipping, and releasing who you are at your core; determining what the Holy Spirit is already doing on the inside. You and your coach will chart a course that includes more of the things that “fit”, and less of the things that don’t.
Aligning with your “true north” helps everything else fall into place.
3. Release Latent Potential.
You have some untapped potential. That which has been discovered may not yet be fully expressed. Together, with your coach, you will discover, develop, and integrate these talents and passions into your everyday life.
4. Cultivate Lasting Change.
Christian Life Coaching is not about digging in to reach a one-time goal, but developing, supporting, and maintaining new habits and behaviors over time. It is about character formation. Lasting change (a.k.a. transformation) takes time and consistent effort. Your coach will be there to encourage you along the way.
5. Bring Out Your Best.
You are the expert on your life. A coach is trained to support you in living out that reality. Your desires form the big picture of the coaching arrangement. You set the agenda for each appointment. The coach will be there to point out your potential, even when you lose sight of it.
I am an Anglican Priest, an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and Certified Spiritual Director (CSD). My mission is simple: I help people discover who God created them to be…and how to get there.
If you have any questions, including how to begin a Christian Life Coaching or Spiritual Direction relationship with me, please feel free to contact me.