Coaching helps people become more efficient and effective in their life and leadership so they can empower others to fully live out their calling.
What is coaching?
Coaching is an ongoing conversation that empowers you to fully live out your calling – in your life and profession. The goal of coaching is to develop a person who is able to more effectively reflect, correct, and generate new learning. It’s learning new ways to learn, listening to your heart, and taking action to reshape your life around that learning.
What coaching is…
Coaching is about you – your goals, your learning, and your growth.
Coaching is about learning – rather than telling.
You are the expert on your life. Your coach uses coaching techniques such as active listening, asking questions, encouraging, challenging a bit, and always remaining supportive. All to assist you in discovering insights and taking next steps.
Coaching is about action – your action.
Each session you will determine 1-3 actions you will take before the next session. You may be surprised how quickly you progress toward your goals.
Coaching is about all of you – not just your work.
We all know that changing old habits and thought patterns are difficult. Your coach recognises these patterns and will support you as you change and grow.
How does coaching work?
- 1-1 coaching sessions session
- Video call or face to face
- 1-hour fortnightly or monthly
- Experience personal and professional breakthrough
Who is coaching for?
- Christian leaders
- Pastors, ministers, clergy
- Principals, Heads of departments, teachers
- NFP leaders
- Ministry team leaders
- Church staff
Annie, current coaching client “I came to Christian Coaching Institute because I was hoping to find clarity around some leadership issues I was working through and to get a greater understanding of my strengths and weaknesses as a leader. I wanted to improve my own leadership skills in the different leadership situations I was encountering. Coaching has been enormously beneficial for self-discovery, understanding my default leadership style and why I lead the way I do. I’ve learnt so much around management of people and navigating those more testing leadership challenges. CCI has given me some ways to train staff, implement transition frameworks and ideas for content in embedding values and mission.”
What is coaching?
“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential. It is a process that supports the client in reaching deeper levels of fulfilment and success quicker and with more ease. Individuals engage a coach for many reasons and for support in any area of their life: career, business, personal transitions, relationships, financial, life balance, spirituality and more.”
– International Coaching Federation
What is Christian coaching?
“Christian coaching is an ongoing conversation that empowers a person or team to fully live out God’s calling.”
The goal of Christian coaching is to develop people to more effectively reflect, correct and generate new learning. It is learning new ways to learn, listening to your heart and Holy Spirit and taking action to reshape your life around that learning.
The coaching relationship produces insights, greater personal awareness, new or modified behaviours, actions, and ultimately results that satisfy the client.
What is supervision?
At its simplest, Supervision is a forum where supervisees review and reflect on their work in order to do it better. Practitioners bring their actual work-practice to another person (individual Supervision), or to a group (small group or team Supervision), and with their help review what happened in their practice in order to learn from that experience. Ultimately, Supervision is for better-quality service. In a relationship of trust and transparency, supervisees talk about their work and through reflection and thoughtfulness learn from it and return to do it differently. (Carroll, 2007)
What is the difference between coaching and supervision?
The supervisor relationship is often formal and based on higher to lower position and authority, i.e. supervisor down to worker. In the coaching relationship, it is the worker’s goals that are at issue within an (often) non-reporting relationship. A coach primarily seeks to help the client reach their goals, while simultaneously growing the client’s capacity.
How can a coach/supervisor help?
A professional coach/supervisor possesses talents, techniques, skills and tools that support the client in making the right changes, with greater ease and lasting effectiveness. They assist the client by helping them to:
- Recognise their strengths and assets
- Uncover the unconscious thoughts and beliefs that hold them back
- Explore new perspectives
- Gain clarity on values and life purpose
- Identify and end self-defeating habits and patterns
- Clarify goals and create action plans to achieve them
- Learn from mistakes and failures
- Discover what they truly desire
Who is ICF?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.
Ready To Get Started?
We would love to talk with you about starting your coaching