Blog – What Makes Coaching Christian?

  Eugene Peterson described the partnership of believers like this: “moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God’s son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13). I have had glimpses of that experience. Chuck had been my unlikely partner in a small

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Coaches help clients set goals (and hopefully reach them).  And clients have all sorts of great goals, from improving a relationship to raising their performance at work to achieving a big milestone such as writing a book.  But there is perhaps no bigger goal than this: becoming a more virtuous person. When a client truly

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What Is Your Answer to the Most Powerful Question Jesus Ever Asked?

Recently a student coach asked me as his client to imagine Jesus listening to our conversation and then Jesus interrupts and asks this powerful question. “What do you want me to do for you?” – Mark 10:36, 51 My coach turned this practice session into a possibility torrent. Jesus hadn’t just offered me three wishes.

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When I talk about coaching, someone always asks the question: “What if the client wants to do something inappropriate or illegal?” My simple response has become: “When it happens to me, I’ll answer this question, but so far, it has never happened.” I asked my friend and partner Chad Hall the same question to get

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 “Jesus looked at him and loved him.” (Mark 10:21) My High School sports coach almost always looked at me with contempt. Jesus was about to ask this rich young man to flip his life upside down, but before he makes his observation, he looks at the man, and any observer of the scene could tell

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I get a lot of questions (and quite a few comments) about coaching, especially what you might call “Christian coaching.” Through the years I’ve noticed that many of the questions stem from a handful of myths that have cropped up along the way and afflict coaches and non-coaches alike. These myths create unnecessary confusion, resistance,

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