What does a coach do?
A coach is your supporter and a cheerleader. A coach comes alongside you and helps you move forward. A coach asks questions to help you drill down to what is really driving you, what motivates you, and helps you determine what you want out of life. A coach takes the journey with you.
What is a Life Coach?
A Life Coach helps you with the issues, problems, and challenges of life. We all face challenges and have decisions to make. A coach will help provide clarity on these life issues by guiding you to answer for yourself what it is you want and need while helping you to create a plan of action to move forward.
What is a Business Coach?
A Business Coach provides the same type of assistance as a Life Coach except it is related to a business. Individual business owners can greatly benefit from collaborating with a coach who will challenge their thoughts and sharpen their ideas.
Explain what it means to follow a Christian coaching model.
Christian coaching is the art and practice of enabling you to move from where you are to where God wants you to be. A Christian coach believes that humans are created in the image of God,that God has a plan for your life, and that you will be most at peace and satisfied when your desires line up with His.
While coaching is a neutral activity, meaning the coach does not impose his/her value system on you, the personal beliefs of the coach will impact the coaching model, just like your value system will impact your choices.
What are some things a coach can assist with?
- Discovering and developing passions
- Finding a life purpose
- Setting and reaching specific goals
- Building a clear vision for the future
- Developing a mission statement for your life, business or ministry
- Building communication skills
- Getting unstuck and moving forward
- earning to think and see things differently
- Expanding the ability to take action
- Building self-confidence
- Getting the courage to take risks
- Finding meaning in what you are doing
- Developing a closer relationship with God
Who is a good candidate for coaching?
A good candidate for coaching is someone who is interested in moving forward. Someone who wants to make changes and is open to new ideas. Great coaching clients are focused on doing hard things to improve their lives. Those who are habitual complainers are not good candidates for this opportunity.
How is coaching different from consulting?
Coaching is focused on working with an individual to help them grow forward. Consulting usually involves working with many people in a company to reach a specific company goal or to shed light on the company policies and practices.
How long does a coaching relationship last?
As with any relationship, coaching takes time. Change is a process and often not done quickly. Many coaching relationships begin with at least three months of working together and can last as long as nine months to a year. The length of the coaching experience is determined by the goals that are set and the achievement of these goals. After an intense coaching session is completed, it is normal for follow-up sessions to happen quarterly or twice a year.
How do I get started?
Contact Michele on the Contact page and you will receive information regarding coaching availability.