What Is Coaching?
Coaching is a dynamic one-on-one relationship grounded in respectful and careful listening. The coach is a thought partner, exploring challenges and possibilities and asking thought-provoking questions while trusting the experiences and expertise of the client. Coaching is grounded in the coach’s belief that the person being coached has the ability to develop effective leadership. The coach also acts as an accountability partner.
Development of Coaching for Vocational Growth
Coaching has a long history rooted in the coaching of athletes and musicians wishing to perform at a high level. Today many professionals, including corporate leaders, work with a coach. Faith community leaders have not always had the same support.
Coaching and Faith Community Leadership
Faith communities are learning the value of coaching for leaders who are looking for ways to care for their relationships, their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and their vocation. Today, increasing numbers of faith community leaders have chosen to work with a coach who understands the complex challenges of ministry.