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Christian Life Coaching
During a difficult time in my professional development, I found Charlie both insightful and available. As a result, I was able to successfully navigate the process in which I found myself. I highly recommend Charlie to anyone who is seeking personal growth or feeling stuck professionally.
Charlie is a wonderful coach and confidant. I was definitely having difficulty during an important life transition – or rather, several simultaneously – and it was great to have an objective yet empathetic third party to help me. And that’s a big deal for me because I am pretty independent and hate asking for help. During the course of my six sessions with Charlie, I was able to address and suture some lingering emotional wounds, pick a new path to follow towards future goals and successes and significantly reduce my anxiety. Basically, I came out of it confidently with a new brand image and I feel more prepared for the rest of my life.
Charlie pulled stuff out of me that I needed to articulate. Without his help these core values would have drifted in and out of focus. Instead he gave them words and themes that could be translated into action. Whenever I’m facing a new challenge he taught me to line it up with my values and recognize what fits and what has to go. Only a true professional and friend like Charlie can make it a reality. He is exceptional.
I have been having a wonderful experience with Charlie. He has not only become my coach, but also my spiritual mentor. I have never had either or thought I needed one. I have realized that I was mistaken. My personal and spiritual life has increased by leaps and bounds. I am more focused on what I need in life; a very healthy experience.
Charlie helped me articulate and focus on the next steps to take in my business. I have a tendency to be all over the map with ideas. He helped me concentrate on first things first so as not to get ahead of myself.
My experience working with Charlie has allowed an exploration of life-changing events and how they have shaped me into who I am today and how they have the potential to shape my future. Meeting with Charlie is comfortable and relaxed and always free of any feelings of judgement or expectation. I would strongly encourage anyone who is considering improving their lives to visit with Charlie.
Thanks to Charlie I feel I am making great strides not only in my walk with God, but in becoming the man God meant for me to be.
As a result of Charlie’s work with me, I see spiritual formation taking place in 3 areas: 1) I’ve taken more initiative to be a spiritual leader in my home and my wife notices the difference, 2) My prayer life is now a daily priority before I start my day, and 3) I’ve become a stronger leader in the ministry where I serve.
Charlie helped me heal, and through renewed intimacy with God, gain fresh awareness of His path for me. Nearly three years had passed since I left the ministry. It felt like a great death to me and I felt so alone – like I had wandered into the middle of a dark desert, exhausted, disillusioned, naked and afraid. It seemed like I would continue wading through this wilderness of disappointment and numbness forever. I was growing increasingly desperate to find signs of life – any evidence of hope. Then, on a very desperate day, my wife prayerfully began searching for help, and found Charlie online.
I contacted him and asked him why try as I might I just couldn’t spin my wheels out of this rut. As I spoke with him, I found such authenticity and genuine empathy. Charlie could connect with my desert because he had been there before. He spoke not just as a professionally trained coach, but as one who has wrestled with God and now walks with a noticeable limp. He didn’t just offer theories and exercises but deep counsel forged through the fire of experience. Charlie helped me discover a new path because a wise guide had once helped him through the thick brush and darkness to find his road.
He offered this wise counsel, ‘Matt, you can’t lead someone where you’ve never been. I’ve been where you are and believe I can help you get where you want to go.’ In the very first session, I began to glean deep truths about the places I was stuck and move toward new areas of freedom and hope in my life. After six sessions with Charlie I feel like a new man – a man with hope. I gained new language, new tools, and am celebrating exciting new areas of growth. Charlie has helped me develop a new awareness of who I am, my authentic self, and what healthy living looks like for me – and this is just the beginning. I am excited about my journey and am so glad that he is walking beside me. Thank you so much Charlie!
Charlie has a unique ability to provide valuable insights founded on his pastoral training, coaching skills, and personal lessons learned from life experiences. Charlie is an excellent listener and will patiently help you navigate through difficult decisions or transitions in life.
I received an abundance of helpful information…probably the most important being that the past is never in the past until it is brought to the table and dealt with in the present. Also, I was made aware of agreements ( i.e. covenants/strongholds) and how they are impacting my life. I am looking to go deep with Christ to overcome. Charlie has a gift for this ministry and provided much insight/wisdom.
Over the course of the summer, I had two separate stints in terms of meeting with Charlie on a weekly basis. Each stint consisted of four sessions and each stint was separated by about two weeks. As with my first four sessions, I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions the second time around (after the 1st four – I wanted to continue meeting). Charlie is very skilled and can get right to the core of any personal issues your enduring within minutes of first talking with him. I can confidently state that I have grown emotionally and spiritually thanks to Charlie. If you are considering on whether to use his services, stop considering and do so immediately. It is completely worth it and you’ll be a better person for it. I am very grateful to have met and become friends with Charlie.
My husband and I come from very different backgrounds and communicate in very different ways. Working with Charlie equipped us, not only with a better knowledge of who we are individually and how that relates to who we are as a couple, but with the tools needed to get through the challenges that can occur. We continue to use the tools we learned. I find myself often thinking, ‘This is precisely what Charlie was talking about.” As a result, we are very thankful for the time we spent learning to understand one another before making the commitment of a lifetime.
Through Charlie’s skillful leadership, deep understanding and solid insights, not only do I have a better understanding of my own deepest needs and desires, but also those of my husband. Charlie has such a gift for getting down to the root of an issue and helping someone move forward in a healthy way.
Before my wife and l were married, Charlie walked us through premarital counseling. The time we spent together created a great foundation for us to stand on. Most importantly, he was objective and asked the tough questions. Charlie spent equal time challenging both of us. He was very thorough, leaving no stone unturned. He also felt comfortable sharing his own life experience. We recommend his premarital counseling services to anyone stepping into marriage or for those troubled by challenges in an existing marriage.
Coaching For Ministry Leaders
I felt Charlie was always fully engaged in our conversations and that he had access to a great many useful tools for reflection. It wasn’t always easy, but always thought-provoking and helpful. Charlie shows that he, too, is human, and yet, his extensive experiences in ministry provided many insights that were helpful to me.
Charlie is gifted in abetting anyone who finds themselves ‘stuck’, ‘leaning’, or at a turning point in life. He is an intellectual with an innate competency for clarity. Charlie’s humor and keen wit are enormous assets to constructing rapid rapport with people, as to ‘get down to business’ without ‘candy coating’ the conversation.
Charlie is an incredible blessing to me. His wisdom and support were essential in my working through some significant challenges. Charlie asks the right questions, at the right time, and brings clarity to the situation that allows me to see a way forward. He consistently challenges and encourages me in personal spiritual growth and leadership.
Small Groups, Workshops & Retreats
Have you ever said or thought, ‘I could sure use some HOPE right now?’ I know I have. There’s been many times in my life too where I thought, “I want to be more like him or them!” Tim McNamara and Charlie Vensel have answered both of those questions in my life. They’ve given me HOPE through their encouragement, instruction, love and friendship and they also do so very well at modeling what it is like to be free and strong men! When I grow up, I want to be like them! I want to encourage anyone reading this to hang out with the New 4RMations guys and attend their events! I promise you’ll never be the same and you’ll draw closer to Christ in environments that men really like to be in!
Charlie put together a great men’s weekend adventure. The trip was well organized with a relaxed environment that fostered open and honest discussion regarding God and how we see ourselves in our relationship with him. Charlie also challenged each of us to look inside ourselves with some very interesting questions which opened up the group and enabled us to have some great discussions. The weekend was very enjoyable and well worth the time.
Charlie Vensel and Tim NcNamara from New 4RMations exemplify what a Christian man truly is. They laugh easily, care deeply and seek out other men who desire true relationship and Freedom in Sonship. Blessed to be a part of their lives.
Charlie did a fantastic job leading our Wild at Heart Boot Camp that wrapped up this week. The small group along with Charlie’s leadership have helped me grow in my relationship with God and as a man. It helped me uncover a lot of wounds I didn’t know were there, and revealed to me the seriousness of spiritual warfare. Charlie offers great leadership, advice, and insight that really help people, and if you have the opportunity to attend one of his small groups I recommend doing so.
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