Striving for a Perfect Life?

Do I have to live a perfect life to be a life coach? I will not leave you in suspense – of course, the answer is “no.” It sounds like a silly question when you ask it out loud, but it’s a question that has lurked in conversations I’ve had with potential new coaches...

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 industry, life...

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 client’s...

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...

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 orienting your clients in...

How to Keep Your Coaching Business on Track

Prior to becoming a coach – in my corporate job – I had been in the habit of creating a weekly report to submit to my director that communicated my work activities of the week. I suspected this habit might be helpful to continue when, ten years ago, I...