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What is your favorite thing about being a Christian Coach?
My favorite thing about being a Coach is the surprise at every session of how personal and gentle God is in bringing transformation and guidance to my clients. The things the Lord brings to the client to restore their balance, perspective and wholeness is always exciting and new. It’s nothing I could come up with, suggest or advise them to do on my own. I am convinced of the power of coaching and the method it employs to affect lasting change because it all hinges on expecting God to show up on behalf of my client-and He always does!
Who is your ideal client?
A high capacity leader already activating success in a lot of areas but has a particular area that she’s never gotten lasting success in, and maybe accepts as “just the way it is”. My client suspects there is freedom and wholeness available but doesn’t know how to get it.
What inspired you to become a Christian Coach?
My sister is a Coach. She loves it and had been telling me for years that I would love it. I think I misunderstood the core mechanism of Coaching to be similar to mentoring, which has a marginal success track record and didn’t seem exciting to me. I finally decided to trust my sister and give it a try. I was blown away at the way God met my personal hesitations and concerns. Coaching 100% lines up with my desire to be a facilitator to the Lord’s work (a bystander so to speak).
What led you to choose to study through the Christian Coaching School?
Several people I know, trust, and respect had gone through CCS. I’m a big believer in letting others do the hard work of researching and discovering and then sharing the information.
What was your favorite part about the program and why?
I liked the format of the classes and the trainers were knowledgeable and experienced, but most importantly, God totally changed ME through the process!
How did you change as a person as a result of going through coach training with CCS?
I feel that I’m literally a different person after going through the training. I have a lot of experience already in pastoring, leading, running a non-profit, etc., but personally my life was not showing much transformation or evidence of continued growth. I’ve become a more engaged, empathetic listener. I am deeply curious about others. I lean in to hear others. I have experienced personal transformation (including losing over 50lbs) and continue to set and knock out goals. The momentum I’m experiencing in my life right now is nothing short of miraculous.
What do you find yourself holding on to from your training with CCS all these months/years later?
Curiosity – having curiosity for others. That one simple thing has assisted me in grace and less judgment towards myself and others. It has positioned my heart to be able to receive from the Lord in new ways.
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?
Do it! The Christ-centered approach is unique to coaching schools. You will leave feeling confident in your ability to assist others towards healing, and you will grow so much yourself! Don’t wait.