FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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frequently asked questionsAbout coaching:

  • What is coaching?
  • How is coaching different from counseling and consulting?
  • What distinguishes Christian coaching from secular coaching?
  • What are the benefits of coaching?
  • Can you recommend any coach training schools or other resources for coaches?
  • What is spiritual formation/spiritual formation coaching?

About qualifications/testimonials:

  • What are your qualifications?
  • Do you have any testimonials from past clients?

About peer connections on your blog:

  • How do I become a guest blogger or get an interview on your blog?
  • What is your criteria for submitting books for review on your blog?
  • Do you do radio interviews?

About personal info:

  • What is your personal statement of faith?
  • What is your personal mission statement?

About making further connections with you:

  • How do I book a 30 minute complimentary coaching consultation with you?
  • How do I get my free reports and subscribe to your newsletter?
  • How do I subscribe to your blog?
  • How do I connect with you on other social media sites?
  • How do I contact you with more questions?

About finding information on your blog:

  • Do you have a sitemap or search feature for your blog?

 About coaching:

 What is coaching?

From the International Coaching Federation’s website, coaching is defined as, “… partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

Aubrey Malphurs, author of “Maximizing Your Effectiveness”, describes coaching as, “…helping people discover what they could not discover on their own, so they can become what they want to become.”

Gary Collins, author of “Christian Coaching”, says, “Coaching is the art and practice of guiding a person or group from where they are toward the greater competence and fulfillment that they desire.”

 

How is coaching different from consulting and counseling?

There is some controversy and discussion in the coaching world as to what truly constitutes coaching. We like to distinguish coaching from counseling and consulting.

Coaches do not focus on the past or deal with healing the client emotionally or mentally like counselors do.

Coaches do not do a lot of telling or teaching to the client assuming that the coach has the answers like consultants do.

Instead coaches use the value of self-discovery and client-generated solutions by asking thought-provoking questions. That is only one of the many tools that are considered to be coaching.

 What distinguishes Christian coaching from secular coaching?

Christian coaching is a specialized form of coaching where the coach permits the Holy Spirit to guide them in their relationship with the client. It includes praying for the clients before, during or after sessions.

It is allowing the Holy Spirit, prayer and Bible principles to permeate the entire coaching process. Christian coaching is also about making sure the answers are coming from the Holy Spirit within, not the carnal man (self) within.

 What are the benefits of coaching?

Some of the benefits of receiving coaching are clarity, confidence, enhanced decision making skills, self-awareness, and shifts in thinking. Other benefits include accountability, increased productivity and goal achievement, and enhanced personal satisfaction in life.

Additionally, if the coaching is done from a Christian perspective properly, the client can be assured that the goals, solutions, and outcomes are all in line with God’s will for their life and that they have been drawn closer to God in the process.

Also check out my blog post on the benefits of coaching here:  Benefits of Coaching

 Can you recommend any coach training schools or other resources for coaches?

Yes, please visit my blog post on Christian Coaching Resources here: Christian Coaching Resources

 What is spiritual formation/spiritual formation coaching?

I go into some details about this on my spiritual formation coaching page.

About qualifications/testimonials:

 What are your qualifications?

  • Certified Spiritual Formation Coach from the American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Certified Christian Life Coach through Professional Christian Coaching and Counseling Academy
  • Certified Life Coach through ICF accredited Marion Franklin’s Life Coaching Group.
  • Certified Weight Loss Coach through the nationally recognized nutritionist and prolific health author, Dr. Jonny Bowden, of the Coach Training Alliance
  • Certified Creatively Fit Coach, through Whitney Ferre, author of “The Artist Within”.
  •  Trained Group Coaching Facilitator by Jennifer Britton,  http://www.groupcoachingessentials.com
  • Trained Teleseminar Facilitator by Kim Clausen, http://www.confidentteleseminarleader.com
  • Member of the Biblical Coaching Alliance

 

Do you have any testimonials from past clients?

Yes! Go to my testimonials page.

About peer connections on your blog:

 How do I become a guest blogger or get an interview on your blog?

Please visit my guest blogger guidelines page to see all the details here:  Guest Blogger Guidelines

 What is your criteria for submitting books for review on your blog?

Please visit my Christian Book Review page and scroll down to the bottom for basic info.

 Do you do radio interviews?

Yes! Check out my past radio interviews on my ABOUT PAGE and scroll down to near the bottom.

About personal info:

What is your personal statement of faith?

Please visit my  personal statement of faith page. More personal information is available on my about page.

 What is your personal mission statement?

Please visit my personal mission statement page. More personal information is available on my about page.

 About making further connections with you:

How do I book a 30 minute complimentary coaching consultation with you?

Book a 30 minute complimentary coaching consultation with me to see if we’re a good fit as coach and client and explore areas you want to work on. Go here to book it.

 

 

How do I get my free reports and subscribe to your newsletter?

Go to http://eepurl.com/XtHE.

 How do I subscribe to your blog?

Go here.

 How do I connect with you on other social media sites?

Connect with me on Twitter, FacebookBizFacebookPersonal, LinkedIn, Google +,   Pinterest  or Instagram. All of my social media sites are listed on my About.Me Page.

 How do I contact you with more questions?

If you have any other questions please fill out the form on the CONTACT page and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. This is the same as emailing me.

Call Me: 615.567.3288

 About finding information on your blog:

Do you have a sitemap or search feature for your blog?

Yes! There is a search widget on right sidebar on every page of this website underneath the “follow me” section. You can also search for posts by category by clicking on the appropriate category on the right sidebar.

For an html sitemap (intended for humans) go here: Sitemap

For an xml sitemap (intended for search engines)go here: XML Sitemap

 

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