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Proverbs 20:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
A plan (motive, wise counsel) in the heart of a man is like water in a deep well,
But a man of understanding draws it out.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
A coach is a collaborative partner, not a hired expert. A coach is not a consultant, mentor, counselor, or adviser because he or she is non-directive. We say that coaching is done “from the inside out” rather than “from the outside in”.
Coaches have no agenda, no personal investment in a client taking one path versus another. Instead, coaches will listen for and focus on the gap between where a client is now and where the client senses God is calling them to be.
Coaching is the art of asking powerful questions that prompt clients to think about things they’ve never considered before, or may have dismissed as impossible.
People seek a coach because they want growth. The work is not problem-focused, per se. There should be no particular dysfunctions or diagnostic issues that need healing – that is the work of therapy and counseling.
Coaching clients have specific goals/dreams/visions toward which they feel drawn, and they desire to discern these more clearly and then act upon them.
Many clients are in transitions such as empty-nesting, or are moving on after the death of a spouse, or divorce.
Many work with coaches to improve time management, become more organized, or lose weight and improve health practices.
Couples hire coaches to strengthen their relationship and enhance their parenting.
Business and ministry leaders hire coaches to strengthen their leadership abilities, improve performance of work teams, establish healthier company cultures, and improve their bottom lines.
Whatever the life issues, all coaching clients hold a deep desire for richer, more fulfilling, more God-honoring growth in their lives.
A really good coach is masterful at “staying in the questions”, prompting clients to listen to and express their hearts & minds, their core values —