Getting outside help can include mentors, counselors, discipleship leaders, faith advisors, counselors, consultants and yes, coaches. Coaching is a professional approach, partnering with you on a particular journey of change, growth or transition. Counseling focuses on surfacing and healing from past issues; consulting provides advice based on knowledge, assessments and analysis and advisory services. Mentorship and discipleship involves someone giving you guidance and direction on any number of issues.
Partnering with a coach factraineds your thinking and planning. We have been trained in a host of simple techniques to ask powerful questions and challenge your thinking, testing your assumptions and beliefs, all in the service of coming up with the optimal outcome.
Coaching is ideal for someone who needs a great listener, who also asks great questions. Your coach challenges your thinking and encourages you as you process things like: