What is coaching?
A hundred years ago, a coach was a transport vehicle, as commonly remembered in the story of Cinderella. Riding in a coach meant that a person would be moved from one point to another. Coaching is still about forward movement and action today. However, it is no longer a physical vehicle like a car. A coach is a person who facilitates actions that transport people from one place to another, from where they are… to a new destination - whether that is geographically, occupationally, mentally, spiritually, or whatever.

Coaches desire to help people improve, change, recognize and use their strengths and talents, and be successful.

Coaching is different from consulting or therapy. Coaching starts with where you are and focuses on where you want to go. It is not about the past or what has transpired to this point. It is always focused on taking intentional action. It might involve starting a new job or ministry, developing a vision for living, having better relationships, or even something as mundane as buying a lawn mower! You can get coaching for any situation where you may need encouragement, feedback, a plan, or help getting "un-stuck."

Coaching is a lot like being a good friend. A coach is someone who will listen intently to you, ask specific questions of you, help you move forward intentionally, and acknowledge action and next steps.

How does coaching work?
Coaching involves a series of one-on-one interactive conversations, scheduled on a regular basis.
Coaching sessions are usually 40-60 minutes each, on a weekly or every-other-week basis.

Cost:   I strive to keep coaching affordable for the everyday person. $25 per session, or if you sign up for 6 sessions, one is free ($125). I also specialize in providing cost-effective coaching for small church pastors, so don't let price be an issue (it's not for me).

Location: Coaching can be done over the phone or in person.

How do I know if I’m ready for a coach?
Do any of the following questions connect with you?
Are you stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out?
Do you feel stagnated?
Are you ready for something new and challenging?
Are you being called to restructure your life, achieve new goals, or entertain a new dream?
Are you ready to explore your God-given potential and begin thinking ahead?
Is God telling you it’s time for a change, and you’re not quite sure what that means?
Are you willing to accept input from someone who has your best interest in mind, a person who is an advocate and who will encourage you and share insight and objective feedback with you?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it may be a good time to work with a coach.