Coaching is a Relationship with a Purpose |

Here is a simple way to describe coaching to someone:
Coaching is a relationship with a purpose.
Tom Nebel and Gary Rohrmayer describe the coaching relationship like this…

“Do people think you are a good listener?” That’s a great question! Whether you are coaching someone, just being a friend, engaged in a missional conversation, or discipling someone, listening is a critical skill to develop. Good coaches practice active listening. Good disciplemakers are good listeners.

I’ve been coaching for many years now and I often hear a coaching client say in response to a question: “That’s a really good question.” When I first heard that comment, I thought to myself: Wow! I am really asking good questions. I am a good coach.

Last year I enjoyed the opportunity to train supervisors and managers in a 3-day Coaching Workshop. At the end of the training we spent one of our final sessions discussing ways to advance a coaching culture within their organization.

Year End Evaluation: 10 Powerful Questions |

He then adds “If not, things will not improve by themselves.” You know this is true. You have to take responsibility for your own growth.

One of my friends sent me a Christmas card that expressed his thankfulness for our friendship. It meant a lot to me personally. And one of the things he pointed out was how much being a good friend is descriptive of a coaching role.

Coaching: Setting Goals and Making Plans |

When I coach church planters, one of the benefits that they mention more than anything else is the focus they gain in goal setting and action steps.

Missional Challenge began in 2006 with a commitment to challenge believers to align their lives with the mission of Jesus. For the past six years, we have remained faithful to this calling as we assess, train and coach leaders across America and beyond.

Many times my coaching clients feel stuck and don’t know what to do. I love helping them get “unstuck.”

Coaches can help leaders move forward by focusing on immediate steps forward. Specifically, your next three steps.