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Christian Coaches: Do I Have to be Certified?

Recently, I read an article reporting shady life coaching business practices, and bringing into question the lack of regulation in the coaching industry. Posted by NBC News, the article acknowledges that “while illicit activity can happen in any...

It’s OK – You Can’t Do It All

Recently, I spoke with a friend about some health issues she is dealing with. Stress seems to be affecting her health, but she loves her new job and doesn’t consider it stressful. She thought it through and suddenly said, “well, it could be the...

A Challenge to Wait

As you know, it's Advent. I was raised in a Christian church tradition that didn't focus on the liturgical calendar, so Advent wasn't emphasized. We didn't light Sunday candles or have an Advent wreath in our home. The meaning behind the...

Advent Candles

And the Survey Says…

This past month, I've been surveying aspiring and new coaches to learn their biggest questions about becoming a coach. Aspiring coaches have responded to “What are your biggest questions as you consider becoming a coach?” New and experienced...

Step Away from the Why?

Years ago, at an in person Christian Coaches Network International conference, I heard a coaching demonstration that changed how I coach from that day forward. An experienced coach worked with a volunteer "client" and masterfully deepened the...

Step Away From Why

Change Can Be Tough

A couple of weekends ago, I helped my son move into his dorm, enjoyed parents orientation and participated in a commissioning prayer service with the college community. I am now learning what empty nesting is all about! I’m so excited about my...

JUST STARTING UP? DON’T GET STUCK

In the years I’ve watched and coached new Christian coaches as they establish their business or ministries, I’ve seen several common ways they get stuck. The starting place is professional coach training from an excellent program. During that...

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Christian coaches. Because it's your business...because your ministry matters...you need to have a plan for when computer drama happens. Well, coaches. Don’t do what I did. I had a week of staycation scheduled. Sat down to help my son with his...

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERIES RECAP

In February, I attended the ICF 2015 Business Development Series. This excellent online event included 12 sessions with leading experts on hot topics in business development such as branding, identifying a niche, social media, writing a book,...

WELCOME YOUR CLIENTS TO COACHING

Welcoming new clients by helping them understand how to maximize their sessions with you contributes to setting a solid foundation for coaching success. Hopefully, your coach training included instruction on putting together intake forms and...