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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 coach creates dependence rather than fostering responsibility. The telling coach is the easiest coach to ignore. New coaches learn that awareness can be created by asking powerful questions –

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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 well-designed plan, as much as they need presence, partnership, and purpose. Before I go into how to coach around these three areas, let me provide a brief overview of

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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 with someone making a big decision, lead a meeting, invite someone to volunteer, teach a Bible study, provide feedback to a staff member, preach a sermon, and follow up

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  The discussion that causes the most angst with coaches is the talk about how much to charge. New coaches seem embarrassed about communicating their rate to new clients. There are lots of reasons this is true. The new coach doesn’t feel worthy to charge what feels like a high rate. They can feel like

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  I was talking to a pastor friend about the current state of politics, and he said, “I don’t know how this is going to turn out.” I thought that was an odd statement. Then I realized something—something about myself. When he said, “I don’t know how this is going to turn out,” he meant

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  Recently I coached the ownership team of a small service firm with about thirty employees.  One of the challenges they face concerns a salesman who so badly wants to make the sale that he will customize and upgrade the services beyond the scope of what the company can truly support (or afford).  They all

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