Let me start out by apologizing for what must surely seem like a commercial for another CAM product/service. It is true that BreakThrough 2018 is an event offered by CAM that is neither inexpensive nor light on the commitment required. And while you’ve no doubt seen some of the promotional emails we’ve distributed over the last few weeks, this post is intended to be much more. I hope to share some of WHY I believe this event could be just what you need to move from thinking/talking/studying/dreaming about a coaching practice or ministry to actually making it happen.
Let me first say that BreakThrough isn’t for everyone. We are planning an event for no more than 20 coaches who are ready to learn and implement the strategies needed for launching a successful coaching practice/ministry. I realize that does not resonate with everyone who might be reading this post, and for that I apologize as well. If you are already where you want/need to be in your coaching journey, then the commitment of time, energy, and money required with BreakThrough is likely not going to make sense for you.
BUT…if you are one of those coaches we’ve heard from and about over the last several months who are saying “I’m in with this coaching thing…believe it…I want to use it…I want to make it work in my setting…but I’m not sure how to get started”…then BreakThrough is most definitely for you.
Recently Brian Miller and I did a podcast in which we talked about coaching models. It was a good conversation. Afterwards, as I reflected on the conversation, I realized that something needs to be written down on this, so I figure a blog post is a great place to address some basic questions about coaching models.
First, what do we mean by a coaching model? Any kind of model is a representation of reality. A model train represents a real train. A map of Boston represents the city and its streets and features. A model helps you better understand and navigate the real thing. This is exactly the way a coaching model works. A coaching model represents some real truth, but represents it in a way that makes engaging that real truth easier.
Second, what kinds of models are there? Not all models are created in the same way or for the same type of purpose. In my mind, there are basically three types of coaching models:
As you count down to the end of 2017, we thought you might enjoy a countdown of our most popular blogs in the last year.
Todd is the youngest brother to attend the academy. Expectations are very high for his success. But Todd only feels defeat and dread. No matter his effort, he will fall short of the expectations.
Mr. Keating, Todd’s English teacher, believes that teaching Todd more facts about poetry is a waste of time until Todd is able to discover where poetry belongs in his own soul and life. The teacher can see the student’s talent but it will only matter when the student can see it for himself.