Coaching

I am in the process of becoming a certified coach through the ICF (International Coaching Federation). This has been a process that has been going on since the first of the year. I have found it helpful in my life and in my ministry. Right now I am concentrating on clergy coaching, but I am able to coach other professionals as desired. Here are a few tidbits about my coaching.

What is clergy coaching?

Coaching is not about me being an expert and telling you how you should do life or ministry. Real change has to come from deep within you. My goal is to help you see how coaching can work  for you and how it can help you manage the changes in your life—not just right now, but throughout your life.

One definition of coaching is “A purposeful conversation that inspires you to create your best life. “

Coaching uses dialogue to move you along in the right direction.  When we engage in a purposeful conversation together, we get to the root of things. Coaching conversations are meant to leave you refreshed, inspired and ready for action.  But coaching is more than inspiring you to live the life you want. Sometimes your best experience of life comes from facing up to the uncomfortable parts and understanding the lessons within them.  Coaching conversations help you identify how to live your very best life, the one that taps into all your potential, your strengths and the Spirit of God within you.

What coaching is NOT:

*It is not counseling or therapy.

*It is not mentoring.

*It is not giving advice.

Coaching gives you the space and permission and the support to work things out calmly and objectively, based on what you really need or want.

Coaching can be done anywhere, you do not need to come to my office. All coaching is done by telephone in 30-60 minute sessions.

If you are still reading this may be for you. If you have questions please email me at Ronald.carlson@iaumc.net . If you are ready to get started with your free introductory coaching schedule your first appointment here.

 

 

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