This is International Coaching Week!

Like Barnabus with Paul, coaches come alongside and help leaders to fully live out God’s calling. Using excellent coaching skills (establishing trust, active listening, powerful questioning, direct communication, creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting), coaches empower leaders to go further faster.

Coaches, what is your approach to coaching?

Church Planters often recognize they need a coach, but how do they find the right coach? (see 5 Reasons Why Church Planters Need a Coach)

As Susan Scott says in Fierce Conversations, “Let the silence do the heavy lifting.” New coaches often feel the need to talk. Others like to hear their own voice and assume others will too.

Today I completed five days training coaches in Bellevue, Washington as part of CRM’s CORE Coaching Skills Certificate Program. It was a great week!

Each year our family gets together at the beginning of the new year and shares where we want to go, who we want to be, and what we want to do over the next twelve months.

How will you remember 2012?

Coaches are constantly learning and growing.

Next week is International Coaching Week 2011! Have you ever wondered what makes a great coach?