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Like many before you, God has been bringing people to you for years – people seeking direction, in need of encouragement, or sometimes just asking for advice. You knew you were called to help, but you didn’t have a name for it.

Now you do: “Coaching

Our coach training programs give you the skills to expand your calling and natural gifts, equipping you to transform lives.

The next CCLC Cohort begins:
OCTOBER 20, 12:00 P.M. EDT

Are You Ready To Be a Coach?

Great coaching requires three key elements:


Just because you think you can coach doesn't mean you actually have what it takes.

You have to develop the skills.


Having the skills isn't enough on it's own. You will have to learn to trust the coaching process.

You have to know you have what it takes.


The people you coach need you to help them move forward, and they'll be relying on you.

They have to know you have what it takes.

When you earn the Certified Christian Life Coach (CCLC) designation from Coach Approach Ministries, you can have full confidence that you have the skills to coach in a way that is truly valuable and consistent with the best practices in the coaching industry, the principles of Christianity, and your own calling to transform lives.

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Become an Executive Christian Coach

It may be time to upgrade your certification to a professional level.
We have created a path for you that will set you up for professional success.

Renew Your Credentials

Whether you need to renew one of our certifications or an ICF credential, we can help you out with CCEs and mentor coaching.

Grow Your Practice

A coach needs clients; we can help.
Check out our next Growing Your Coaching Practice class, as well as some of our free resources on the topic.


Join Brian and Chad every week for an interesting discussion about coaching. Topics include asking better questions, getting more clients, how to improve your coaching, and much more.

Every other week Brian interviews an author or professional coach to give you another helpful perspective. Guests have included JR Briggs, Angie Ward, Reggie McNeal, Rick Richardson, and many more!

  As part of my job, I listen to a lot of coaching, and I heard something the other day that grabbed my attention. The coach asked the textbook question, “What do you want to work on today?” The client shared dire physical circumstances. The situation was precarious, and the danger was real and present.

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  Life is full of temptations and some temptations are distinct to a particular calling.  For those of us called to be coaches, the temptations we face pull us away from effectiveness and toward mediocrity (or downright failure!).  The worst kind of temptation is the one we didn’t realize was a temptation – we just

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  For several years, CAM has offered The Coaching Exchange. It is a great way to get paid coaching hours, and by joining our exchange, we will connect you with one coach and one client. This is a bartering system, and it counts as paid coaching. It has worked well for hundreds of coaches. You

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  My high school football team was not very good.  They averaged one win per season, and the rare win usually came against a much smaller

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  News flash: coaches must be marketers. If you’re going to be a coach who has paying clients, you must engage in some degree of marketing,

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  I’ve been training coaches for nearly twenty years.  My estimate is that I’ve trained two to three thousand people in that time.  My other estimate

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  Coaching is not telling, at least that is what we reinforce with beginning coaches. The telling coach gives answers rather than creates awareness. The telling

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  All my clients have one thing in common: they are human. They aren’t necessarily in need of new ideas, better time management, or even a

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  Serving as the pastor of a congregation involves lots of conversations. During any given week a pastor is likely to provide marriage counseling, share wisdom

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