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What is your favorite thing about being a Christian Coach?
I love to simply “be”, meaning, being a coach really isn’t “doing,” it’s “being.” I am able to be present with someone, drop into her story with her/him, ask powerful questions, and watch her true authentic self come alive. I love not knowing where the sessions will take the client, and it’s exciting to be a part of his awareness and growth.
Who is your ideal client?
I coach parents – mostly moms – who just need a break. They’re overwhelmed and secretly feel guilty for not enjoying every moment. I help them make time for themselves, do things they love, and handle hard situations with confidence so they can become the kind of parent (and person) they’ve always wanted to be.
What inspired you to become a Christian Coach?
When my husband passed away in 2015, I found myself stuck. I hired Jennie to coach me and with her skilled coaching, I was able to gain insight and hear God’s design for my life.
What led you to choose to study through the Christian Coaching School?
Jennie was my coach, and I was so impressed by her natural ability and skills to presence with me in my vulnerability and a very difficult time. It was such a life-changing experience, that I knew that coaching was something I was always meant to do in my life. Christian Coaching School is a credible coaching school, but most of all, Jennie Turton is extremely knowledgeable and professional.
What was your favorite part about the program and why?
Honestly, I looked forward to every single class! My favorite part was coaching a client, recording it, and reviewing the coaching sessions with Jennie.
How did you change as a person as a result of going through coach training with CCS?
I would say that now I approach life and people with curiosity, authenticity, and love….rather than as someone who fixes, advises, and judges.
What do you find yourself holding on to from your training with CCS all these months/years later?
The reminder to come into a session with the posture of honoring where the client is, and trusting the Lord to take the layers off. All I have to do is be curious and ask questions, and defer to their way of getting to where they need to be.
What would you tell an individual who is thinking of training with CCS but isn’t sure if they are ready to take the plunge?
I would tell them to talk with Jennie and read the testimonials. I would tell them that CCS is a life-changing experience and an excellent coaching program. They will only gain from this program!