What is Coaching?

“Coaching is a discipline of helping people grow without telling them what to do” – Tony Stoltzfus

What is a life coach and do you personally, your business or your employees need one?

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.

Why did I choose to be a life coach?

One thing that I have learned over the last several years is that the perfect direction will always be Spirit lead. 

For as long as I can remember I have had the desire to counsel women.  I was not raised in a Christian home or with Christian values but I knew there was the need for love.  The aspirations of school took a back seat to marriage and family.  My experiences growing up and throughout the majority of my adulthood have opened my eyes to the pain that is in this world.  It has also opened my eyes to how beautiful this life can be once you understand the love that Christ has for you.  I love people and my heart yearns for them to understand that love HE has for them.

I love seeing the light go off in the heads, of those I coach, when they see a brighter future.  I love watching them grow, witnessing them achieve that passion that He has placed within them.  That desire that He burnt into my heart even before I knew Him has grown stronger by my experiences.  I have seen the need to recognize the past but how quickly focusing on the future helped me take the steps forward and brought more JOY to my life.  As a Life Coach, I will help bring focus on your future and find that Joy in your life through Jesus and accomplish the desires of your heart, moving from that broken place and finding healing and wholeness to accomplish the future that Jesus has planned for you.  

Phillipians 3:12-14

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.