Life coaching is a powerful relationship that will bring:
Coaching is a safe, objective place to talk about the challenges you face in ministry or in life. You'll find that an authentic, accountable relationship with a coach who believes in you will enable you to do things you never could on your own.
Life coaching is about you. Life coaching is not therapy, counseling, advice-giving, discipleship, mentoring or spiritual direction. Life coaching is a unique professional relationship where you will be encouraged, challenged, and inspired to think creatively and motivated to intentionally move from where you are now to where you want to be, where God wants you to be.
A coach's job is to get you unstuck, and they do this with a number of tools, techniques, and processes designed to help you find what drives you, where you want to go, and the best way to get there.
A life coach can give you support, encouragement, wisdom and accountability so that you can:
What makes Clergy Life Coaching different than "regular" life coaching?
Working with clergy, particularly ELCA clergy, has been a unique blessing as I have had the privilege to walk alongside pastors as they have
And so much more...
Through Clergy Life Coaching your coach helps you rekindle hope and shines the light of God’s grace on the dreams God put into your heart. Your coach encourages you and holds you accountable, helps you plan and cheers you on to become who God created you to be. And your coach always holds you up in prayer and is the keeper of your dreams.
Coaching calls are scheduled and entered in your calendar just like any other appointment. However, instead of traveling to an office for a prearranged meeting, you simply pick up the phone and start! Clients find telephone coaching appealing, efficient, and cost-effective. You will be amazed at what you will accomplish during each coaching call!
Typically, we schedule two 60 minute group coaching sessions per month. Join an existing group of like-minded individuals from anywhere in the world by phone bridge line from the comfort of your home/office. Or, build your own group (4+ people required) and choose the frequency that works for you. Meeting days/times, number of sessions and agenda are customized to suit the needs of your group.
Best of Both/Combination
For the best financial deal, combine one individual coaching session with two groups' sessions in the same month to work more in depth with your own priorities and to personally apply concepts from the group sessions.
Support Between Sessions
In each of the above monthly coaching options, you may contact Barbara between scheduled calls by email if you have questions, struggles, thoughts, praise reports, etc. to share. Occasionally, brief "spot check" phone calls may be set up via email. These contacts are included as a value-added service in your regular monthly coaching fee. Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this "extra".
You'll choose what you want to work on, the action steps you want to take and set your own pace. The coach helps you focus your ideas into goals and action steps, offers a listening ear and challenging questions that get you thinking, and provides the support and accountability you need to follow through.
Each session begins with a progress report on your goals and action steps which you will already have provided with a prep form. Then you'll discuss next steps, generate options, troubleshoot obstacles and develop a set of action steps you want to take before the next appointment. You are always in charge of what you want to work on.
Coaching fees depend on the worshipping size of your congregation. The typical client comes to coaching twice a month. For a congregation worshipping more than 400 in a typical week, the fees for two 45-minute sessions would be $200/month, worshipping 200-399 the fees would be $180/month and worshipping 0-199 the fees would be $160/month. There are additional discounts for those in their First Call, in specialized ministries, as well as those on leave of call. Additionally, there are also grant monies available for rostered leaders of the ELCA. Contact Clergy Life Coaching for more information on fees, discounts and subsidies.
Life coaching is for you, if:
You have a desire to achieve something more in your personal or professional life.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.