- Get Coaching
How Do I Use a Coach?
A coach is different from a consultant, a mentor, a confidant, a counselor or someone to disciple you. You may want all of these at one time in your life development.
Enlist a coach in times of confusion, transition or change or at times of feeling stuck or even times of great success and effectiveness.
Seek a coach who is certified and trained. A coach training according to International Coach Federation (ICF) is the only way to ensure training in these core competencies.
I suggest that you interview potential coaches looking for ‘chemistry’
- Do you feel listened to while talking with the coach?
- Is this a person you would trust?
- Does the coach hear what you are saying beyond the words?
- Do you sense this coach can move you forward in your issues of concern?
- What are some of their ‘success stories’?
- Who else have they helped as a coach?
Once you feel good about the above item, commit to at least 6 sessions with a coach. It takes time to build trust and to experience momentum in the coaching relationship.
Talk with the coach about things like:
- What challenges you are facing?
- Where do you experience connectedness in life?
- Where do you experience fulfillment?
- What drains your energy in career, relationships etc?
- What makes you happy and energized?
- What are the places in life you feel stuck or confused?
- What transitions or changes are you facing with dis-ease?
- What do you need from the coaching relationship to help you move forward in life, career, relationships….?
- What opportunities are presenting themselves that you feel unprepared to embrace?
- What skills or capacities will help you feel more prepared for the presenting opportunities or challenges?
I am the Senior Associate Pastor at Cedar Park Church, we are operate under a Cathedral Church Model, where we have branch churches, auxiliary ministries and have the largest Protestant Christian K-12 school in North America.
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