After just browsing Christian Coaching by Gary Collins, it was easy to see that there were other Christian coaches to meet and get to know. The first connection I made was very significant.
I noticed that the Christian Coaches Network was referenced, as was the founder and director, Judy Santos. Wow! A professional association of Christian coaches! I found the website and phoned Judy. She graciously answered my questions and shared in my delight – I had made my first “live” connection with another Christian coach and I was thrilled!
Since my first discovery of CCN, I have enjoyed two conferences where I’ve met a variety of coaches – life coaches, executive and business coaches, coaches who work in ministry organizations, coaches trained in a variety of training programs, those who coach only Christians, those who coach both Christians and non-Christians, some called to business making lots of money and others called to give coaching away in ministry. I really like the diversity of this group.
Connections made at conferences have resulted in wonderful friendships and productive business alliances. I have received meaningful support – personally and professionally – by the friends and associates I have made as a result of CCN.
I believe that as we who share faith in Christ connect, we participate in multiplying opportunities for the Holy Spirit to work – both in us personally as well as in our profession. (Yes – this is another version of the currently popular discussion on “community.”) I want for all coaches who are Christians to have support from and give support to other Christian coaches. We can bless each other and bless the name of Christ – giving an offering of willingness to participate in meaningful connections – to multiply God’s purposes and glory. I invite you to participate!
Tomorrow I will tell you about the first questions I asked Judy.