“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind” (unknown)

 

Subscribe to my mailing list

* indicates required

What is Christian Life Coaching?

Life Coaching helps you move forward in life. It gives you support and keeps you accountable toward reaching your goals. Together, we create action-oriented plans and solutions that will help you overcome the challenges you are facing and facilitate your forward momentum. I will help you clarify and see through the clutter to become who you were created to be in Christ. Even when we are not in session, I am continually working to incorporate outside resources which may benefit my clients.

Not everyone may need professional counseling, however, everyone can use someone to come alongside them and help them recognize and live up to their potential or enrich their relationships.

One group participant expressed that while reading a book is "flat", coaching is "three-dimensional".

A Life Coach...

  • will help hold you accountable in reaching your goals related to a specific area.
  • helps you create self-awareness, increasing the likelihood of success.
  • can help you achieve your potential by moving forward with passion and focus in an intentional way.
  • brings an outsider's point of view to help you see things in order to get better results.
  • comes alongside you and helps you through the process of rebuilding/recreating/improving your life.
  • can guide, encourage, and help motivate you toward action
  • may teach/train in some areas, such as a group workshop in a particular area
  • helps you become the best version of yourself

What life coaching is NOT:

It is not counseling or therapy! While there are counselors who are also coaches, coaching is different than counseling. If, in the course of our work together, it is determined that counseling is needed, names for local Christian counselors will be made available.

Life coaching is not just giving advice, telling someone what to do, giving someone a "magic" answer or plan, or fixing anyone. A life coach is not responsible for your life - you are, but having an outside perspective and tour guide can help you reach your dreams.

Here is a chart which may help you understand a few of the differences:

 

COUNSELING

COACHING

Looks to the past Looks to the future
Feelings oriented Action oriented
Deals with "why" Deal with "how"
Focuses on weaknesses Focuses on strengths & assets
Moves toward healing Moves toward potential/change/growth
Deals with painful experiences & struggles Focused on actions/results
Deals with processing the event that causes stability to be shattered Deals with moving forward following the event

Ecc. 4:9 "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:" (NIV)

It is both biblical and practical to seek coaching. Consider Proverbs 15:22  "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed." (NIV)