The Right Questions for the Right Answers.

Jeff Foxworthy, the comedian who specializes in “redneck humor”, tells us that the standard redneck epitaph reads, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”. I’m sure that all of us can identify with that sentiment every once in a while. It’s not that we someone telling us what to do. We’re pretty good on our own. It’s just that sometimes we don’t look at an opportunity from all the important sides. Sometimes we even overlook opportunities which are right in front of us.

Fortunately we don’t end up like Foxworthy’s mythical rednecks. Still, these mistakes keep us from really reaching our potential – in our careers, marriages, families, personal growth, our walk with God. Sometimes it even has us pursuing goals different from what God really wants us to seek. If only we had someone to ask the right questions that would empower us to find the right path.

That person is a Coach.Coaches seek to be experts in only two things:

  1. Who you are – your needs, goals, ambitions, gifts and passions
  2. and
  3. How to ask the right questions to help you achieve them.

Coaches work with individuals and with teams.

  • With Individuals a coach meets with you on a regular basis to discuss your needs, guide you as you set your goals, and help you hold yourself accountable for achieving the needed goals. When you fall short of your goals a coach will guide you to reflect on whether the problem is the goal or your own desires. Your chosen goals may, in fact, not reflect whom God made you. Changing goals or working to overcome the obstacles will always be on the table.
  • With Teams the coach may meet only with the team leader or may sit in on team meetings. Your coach will not become a team member. Instead, the coach will provide an inquisitive perspective on whatever the team seeks to accomplish.

Coaches work with you on particular projects or life/ministry goals.

  • When you have a particular project to accomplish you and your coach will make a specific short-term commitment based on the goal you have in mind.
  • Life and Ministry goals often take longer. An open-ended commitment can be arranged.

As a Christian coach, I would be glad to help you reflect on God? will for your life or ministry and help you hear the Spirit’s call to be all that God designed you to be.

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