A coaches guide to clarity
Let’s be honest: I’m tired and irritable. I have trouble focusing and I get lost in my priorities. My head feels like filing cabinet.
What’s the problem? It’s cold and wet (winter in Melbourne). I’m running a small organisation. Have a young family and there is not enough hours in the day.
I’m a great coach – I have goals that I want to reach, ideas that need a plan and leadership challenges I want to overcome but at times I feel stuck.
What I’ve realised is that I can’t get to clarity alone. I need someone outside my context to process and plan with. Maybe you are like me, and a growing number of Christian leaders, who are seeking professional coaching to help identify and live out the vision and purpose God has placed on their lives.
ICF defines coaching as partnering with coachees in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires people to maximise their personal and professional potential.
Interestingly, even coaches need coaching. I most certainly do!!
Part of the way I get clarity in-between coaching appointments (with my coach) to self-coaching daily. I work to a list most days, often using my bullet journal (see post), but the two questions I have recently added are:
1. What is the one thing, that if I did it today, would have the greatest impact?
2. What is the one thing, that if I didn’t do it today, might be the greatest risk?
These 2 questions have helped me to reframe the most important and most urgent things for my day. Sometimes it’s easy to answer – sometimes it takes a long time.
At CCI we know that even the best leaders feel stuck sometimes. We believe that coaching can help unlock answers leaders didn’t know they had and help them and their team get to where they want to go. Our highly trained and experienced Christian Leadership Coaches do just that.
Helping great leaders find clarity when they need it most