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Professional Christian Coaching Today

Welcome to Professional Christian Coaching Today with Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery, a weekly podcast dedicated to informing, inspiring, and equipping Christians in the art and science of professional-grade Christian coaching. Along with cutting-edge content, you'll hear great interviews with guests such as Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Dr. Gary Collins, Kary Oberbrunner, Dr. Marilee Adams, Dr. Richard Swenson, C.J. Hayden and more. Our goal is to raise the standard in coaching and change the world.
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Dec 25, 2018

Today we get to sit down with our show’s host, Christopher McCluskey, PCC, for part two of his inspiring story.

In the previous podcast, Christopher McCluskey talked about the challenges and obstacles he faced after shutting down his successful counseling practice to move his wife and children cross-country to the family farm and launch a private coaching practice.

Shortly after relocating, Chris was struck by a debilitating illness that took years to diagnose. He entered a “dark night of the soul” that took a toll on both he and his family. But instead of allowing difficult circumstances to harden their hearts, they served to strengthen their faith and resolve. During these difficult years, God inscribed valuable life lessons on Chris’ heart, which he shares with us today.

Chris identifies five critical beliefs that shaped his life and decisions during these years:

  • Discern your life’s call and listen to the song of your heart.
  • Count the cost and do your due diligence when launching your coaching business and in honoring your values.
  • Commit for the long haul. After putting your hand to the plow, resist the temptation to look back (Luke 9:62).
  • Persevere through the dark times and allow nothing to deter you from God’s plan and purpose for you, both personally and professionally.
  • Work creatively and collaboratively. Say, “Lord, show me something fresh here.” Ask, “Collaboratively, who else can help me?”

How might these key takeaways mold your life and coaching practice?

If after listening to today’s broadcast, you’re asking yourself, “So, what’s next?” or “How can I do a similar examination of my life and priorities?” download the “Align Your Life Inventory” for free. Just go to our website, ProfessionalChristianCoachingToday.com, and enter your name and email below the masthead. Signing up for this free resource will also add you to our mailing list and keep you up-to-date on new topics and podcasts.

Until next time, keep Raising the Standard and Changing the World!

 


About Chris McCluskey PCC

 

Often cited as ‘The Father of Christian Coaching’, Chris is a visionary thought leader who pioneered this field in the late 1990s through journal articles, conferences, keynotes, and as a founding board member of both the Christian Coaches Network and Christian Coaching Magazine.

He served as a primary consultant and contributor to Dr. Gary Collins in his ground-breaking text, “Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality” (2001, NavPress).

In 1998, Chris transitioned entirely out of his ownership of the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in Tampa Bay (Christian Care Counseling Centers, Inc.) into full time coaching as a solo practitioner in his new business, Coaching for Christian Living, Inc.

In the year 2000, he established a Christian track at the Institute for Life Coach Training which grew over that decade into the Professional Christian Coaching Program (precursor to PCCI).

He has presented at more than 50 national & international conferences including the Christian Management Association (CMA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), the Association for Marriage & Family Ministries (AMFM) and the Christian Coaches Network (CCN).

A prolific writer, he and his wife, Rachel are best-selling authors of the highly-acclaimed marriage book, When Two Become One (Revell, 2004, 2006), and have co-authored chapters in several popular Christian books. Their articles appear in numerous international magazines and on websites including ChristianityToday.comFamilyLife.com, and Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn.com. They are frequent guests on popular Christian radio and television shows.

Chris and Rachel operate Professional Christian Coaching Institute and Coaching for Christian Living from their ranch in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in south-central Missouri where they homeschool their seven children. Chris’ passions include music, the performing arts, and nature, but most of all his family.

 

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Dec 18, 2018

Today we have the privilege of sitting down with our show’s host, Christopher McCluskey, to hear his story as he has dared to answer the song of his heart, a song placed there by God.

Raised in a healthy Christian family, Chris was blessed beyond measure, but that didn’t mean his path would be without countless challenges and overwhelming obstacles to answering God’s call on his life—a call that has not only touched his professional and personal life but also the lives of thousands.

Chris’s story offers important life lessons we could all learn from:

  • The importance of honoring the song God has placed in your heart
  • Choosing to persevere in the face of adversity
  • Committing to running and finishing the race God has set before you
  • Sacrificing short-term pleasures for long-term gains
  • How a supportive family or community help us weather life’s storms
  • And more…

Be sure to tune in for part two of Chris’ story next week and learn how the worst—and the best—was yet to come.

Until then, keep Raising the Standard and Changing the World!

 


About Chris McCluskey PCC

 

Often cited as ‘The Father of Christian Coaching’, Chris is a visionary thought leader who pioneered this field in the late 1990s through journal articles, conferences, keynotes, and as a founding board member of both the Christian Coaches Network and Christian Coaching Magazine.

He served as a primary consultant and contributor to Dr. Gary Collins in his ground-breaking text, “Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality” (2001, NavPress).

In 1998, Chris transitioned entirely out of his ownership of the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in Tampa Bay (Christian Care Counseling Centers, Inc.) into full time coaching as a solo practitioner in his new business, Coaching for Christian Living, Inc.

In the year 2000, he established a Christian track at the Institute for Life Coach Training which grew over that decade into the Professional Christian Coaching Program (precursor to PCCI).

He has presented at more than 50 national & international conferences including the Christian Management Association (CMA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), the Association for Marriage & Family Ministries (AMFM) and the Christian Coaches Network (CCN).

A prolific writer, he and his wife, Rachel are best-selling authors of the highly-acclaimed marriage book, When Two Become One (Revell, 2004, 2006), and have co-authored chapters in several popular Christian books. Their articles appear in numerous international magazines and on websites including ChristianityToday.comFamilyLife.com, and Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn.com. They are frequent guests on popular Christian radio and television shows.

Chris and Rachel operate Professional Christian Coaching Institute and Coaching for Christian Living from their ranch in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in south-central Missouri where they homeschool their seven children. Chris’ passions include music, the performing arts, and nature, but most of all his family.

 

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Dec 11, 2018

Relentless busyness pulls at all of us, and both coaches and clients feel the weight of it in every area of our lives. In this episode, Dr. Richard Swenson, best-selling author of the book Margin, reassures us that while hurry is epidemic, it doesn’t have to be inevitable.

Do you get to the end of the day, every day, and wonder where the time went? Do you or your clients consistently push yourselves harder than you can possibly go? If so, listen in as Chris, Kim, and Dr. Swenson unpack the timely topic of margin.

  • Decode the myth that says you should do more because others are ahead.
  • Learn the importance of the space between your load and your limits.
  • Discover the key to banishing burnout so you can live with intention.


About Richard A. Swenson, M.D.

Richard Swenson is a physician-researcher, best-selling author, and award-winning educator. He received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor within the University of Wisconsin Medical School system where he taught for fifteen years.

As a physician-researcher, his current focus is “cultural medicine,” studying the intersection of health, culture, faith, and the future. He has written extensively on trends in modern society, including the acceleration of stress, overload, change, complexity, and speed. Six of his books are dedicated to this general topic, and they contain hundreds of practical prescriptions (Rxs) for decompressing the increasing pressures of life.

Dr. Swenson has traveled to over fifty countries, including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. He has presented widely, including national and international settings, to a wide variety of career, professional, educational, medical, governmental, and management groups, most major church denominations, members of the United Nations, NASA, Congress, and the Pentagon.

Learn more about Dr. Swenson, Margin and his other books at http://richardswenson.org/

 

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Dec 4, 2018

We’re opening our virtual mailbox and providing answers to the questions you’ve been asking. Whether you’re new to coaching, rebranding, want to boost your marketing efforts or brush up on coaching ethics, we’ve got information that can support you in taking the next steps forward to grow your coaching business.

 

Listen in to learn more about:

  • 7 questions that will help you narrow your niche so you can identify your ideal client
  • Choosing a solid name for your coaching practice and letting your brand do some of the marketing for you
  • 5 reasons why a newsletter will serve you well and why you need to start sooner rather than later
  • How to serve clients, through coaching, who also need therapy

  

Show Notes: http://professionalchristiancoachingtoday.com/166

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Nov 27, 2018

Get ready for the new year and open doors! We’re turning lessons learned throughout 2018 into plans for 2019. Join us as we take stock of the highs and lows and share valuable lessons learned, to help you grow. 

 

We’ll divulge:

  • 6 lessons we learned from business, coaching, and life so you can glean new ideas for important areas of personal and professional growth 
  • The importance of reflecting on your experiences so you can expand your comfort zone, instead of stepping outside of it
  • How to do a self-examination process so you can see the lessons from 2018, explore new possibilities and seize your next steps in 2019

 

Show Notes: http://professionalchristiancoachingtoday.com/165

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Nov 20, 2018

Direct Communication: it's not directive, it's not telling, and it's not advice giving; but it is distinctly direct. Join us and learn more about how to have the most effective language with your clients. 

You'll take away:

  • Critical skills for professional grade coaching so you can have the greatest positive impact with your clients 
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with your clients so they can have their own a-ha moments and move forward in the plans they decide 
  • How to support clients as they think through new learning experiences and develop new awareness around what's most important to them

 

About Steve Ivaska

Steve Ivaska, is President and Founder of Positive Impact Leadership, LLC, a leadership coaching and training organization. He has a passion for working with high capacity leaders who have a hunger to grow, live a life of significance and have a positive influence in the lives of others.

Steve draws from 35 years of business experience within a Fortune 50 company, with experience in sales and marketing, strategy and planning, public relations, human resources, and supply chain management. In 2010, he felt called to leave his executive level position to live out a personal mission statement of “Building Leaders with Christ-Centered Priorities,” which led him into the field of coaching.

A life-long learner, Steve has a degree in business administration from Trine University, an MBA from Bradley University, and participated in Northwestern University’s Advanced Executive Program. He is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Certified Professional Leadership Coach through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, a Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach and Certified Brain-Based Success Coach through The Academies, and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

Steve and his wife Pat live in Peoria, Illinois, and enjoy spending time with family and friends on a lake in Michigan. They have four children and twelve grandchildren. For more information about Steve, visit his website: www.steveivaska.com.

 

 

Nov 13, 2018

To create a winning website, you need more than a passion for your business—you need a high-quality website that creates a winning first impression. Learn how to get the best return on your investment, as you begin with the end in mind, and maximize your web presence.

 

Tune in for more:

  • 3 Step Process for setting up your website so you can take the guesswork out of web design and get online faster
  • Importance of warm photos and graphics to attract and keep the attention of your ideal client
  • Writing for the web and the use of social media to drive traffic to your website and increase sharing
  • How to harvest contact information and reach out to those who need to hear from you

 

About James & Alyssa Lewis

 

James is a mechanical engineer turned website entrepreneur who helps services professionals and entrepreneurs get clear on their purpose on the web, share their message powerfully, and fashion it compellingly. He especially loves helping other young fathers ditch the 9-to-5, create unconventional income, and devote to their families the time they so desire to share.

Learn more about James at https://fresheyesinc.com.

Alyssa Lewis is the wife of James and mother to her precious son George. She works from home as a family & documentary photographer who specializes in capturing posed candid shots that show the personalities of her clients. She also works alongside James as a design consultant for Fresh Eyes Inc.

 

You can connect with Alyssa at:

alyssajeanstudios.com

facebook.com/alyssajeanstudios

instagram.com/alyssajeanlewis

 

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Nov 6, 2018

If you’re certain of your call but question God’s faithfulness in the step-by-step process of living out your call, you’re absolutely not alone and we’ve got a word of encouragement for you. Join us in the gap between the call and the Promised Land as we look at the life of Joshua during harvest season and remember the faithfulness of God.

 

Glean insights:

  • 3 shorelines of the journey between the call and the Promised Land and how to take the next step
  • How to stand in the middle of what seems like an impossible task, so you can keep moving forward
  • Follow the Lord out of the wilderness and into the vision of what He’s promised to you

  

About Andrew Gorter

Andrew Gorter, D.Min., PCC is the owner of Plus One Coaching, LLC and has more than 25 years experience working with people to help them clarify what’s next for themselves and to take action to fulfill their calling and achieve their goals.

He is trained and licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has practiced family therapy through a non-profit counseling practice he established in 2002. He is an expert in healthy interpersonal communication, and since establishing Plus One Coaching, LLC he has brought together his passion for coaching and his expertise in family therapy to establish a niche coaching family business leaders.

Throughout his career, Andrew has endeavored to lead and serve people and organizations as they face necessary challenges to move forward and to do that in healthy creative ways. From his early career in pastoral ministry to his development of a non-profit counseling ministry and, most recently, Plus One Coaching, Andrew has gained a wealth of experience joining with people to solve problems.

Andrew and his wife, Karen, live in Holland, MI, near the beaches of Lake Michigan. They have two married daughters and three grandsons. He enjoys hiking, watercolor painting, reading, and woodworking. He and Karen love just hanging out, especially in beach chairs with their toes in the sand. You can explore further at his website, www.plusonecoaching.com.

 

Show Notes: http://professionalchristiancoachingtoday.com/162

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Oct 30, 2018

Build a portfolio business, doing the things you love to do while serving with the strengths God has given you. In this episode, Jon Lokhorst will share his practical and profitable tips to help you move forward. Learn from his tried and true, whole-life view of offering up your giftings and talent while finding the support and information you need to keep building your business!

 

Open the front door to more clients through the:

  • Integration of learning and doing so you can define what coaching success looks like for you and your business
  • Knowledge of how to build a portfolio business and capitalize on direct outreach so you can diversify the services and solutions you provide
  • Awareness of how to parse out your time and develop a schedule that serves you and your clients well

 

About Jon Lokhorst

Jon Lokhorst, CPA, ACC, is an executive leadership coach and consultant based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He partners with CPAs, CFOs, and other leaders who face massive change in their industry and recognize the need for a new model of leadership to navigate those challenges. Prior to launching Lokhorst Consulting LLC, Jon enjoyed a 30-plus year career as a CPA, CFO, and organizational leader. He has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and is recognized by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach. Jon serves as adjunct faculty in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University and writes and speaks regularly on a variety of topics.

 

You can contact Jon through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonlokhorst/

 

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Oct 23, 2018

Coaches have a tremendous opportunity to transform culture, as they transform leaders and provide coaching for marketplace impact. Today, we’ll discuss the power of collaboration and culture-shaping, so you can have a catalytic influence on leaders, organizations and the world.

 

Learn more about how to:

  • Transform your Sunday prayers for change into Monday’s practical action steps that turn entropy into synergy
  • Activate leaders so they can have a positive impact on their sphere of influence and add exponential value to outcome and impact
  • Move away from the barriers created in silos toward creating abundance-focused mindsets that positively shape the canvas of the current and future marketplace

 

About Chad Merrill

Chad Merrill is the President & CEO of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI). Founded over 40 years ago, FCCI’s mission is to encourage & equip Christian CEOs to use their influence to grow the Kingdom. FCCIU operates throughout the US and in over 30 countries around the world.

Chad has a long history as a successful entrepreneur, having been involved in the creation and leadership of multiple businesses. Most recently Chad founded Impact 2:52, LLC which owns and operates multiple baseball & soccer academies in the southeast. The Impact 2:52 companies also operate a management company that offers management, consulting & leadership development services to entrepreneurial companies.

Prior to Impact 2:52, Chad was a Founding partner in Onepath Systems, LLC. Founded in 2006 it has grown to a $200 million dollar technology company with over 1,000 employees. His special strengths lie in leadership, strategy, strategic partnerships and out-of-the-box thinking that leverages partner skill sets to create Win-Win-Win relationships.

Originally from Swainsboro, Georgia, Chad attended boarding school in NYC before completing his BBA in Finance at Georgia State University and Emory University in Atlanta. An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys working with partners to create companies and opportunities for others to succeed.

Chad lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Robin, and their two sons. Chad sits on the Truett McConnell University Board of Visitors, and several other corporate & ministry boards. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching entrepreneurs, traveling and living an active lifestyle.

“What I love most about my job is discovering new ways to leverage our relationships to create value for our customers and opportunity for our partners and employees.”

Learn more about FCCI and Chad Merrill at: https://fcci.org

 

About Greg Leith

Greg's life mission statement focuses on his life passion, which is “to strengthen the great leaders, ideas and organizations of our time so the kingdom causes of Christ can be exponentially accelerated”. He is the CEO of Convene, 

 

His career spans corporate Fortune 500 enterprises, franchise operations, non-profit and associations, and academic sectors. Greg has served the persecuted church with food, brought relief and created long-term jobs in Orissa, India, assisted faith-based mission agencies in China with mission and strategy, planted house churches in Nepal, helped envision and begin a School of Journalism in Haiti and crisscrossed Canada speaking on marriage with Family Life. Greg is married to the love of his life, best-selling author and life coach Shelley Leith.  They’ve managed to break a multi-generational chain of divorces and have been married for over 35 years.

 

Shelley and Greg love leading intentionally in their family and attempted to create a family and home that is a grace-filled safe refuge on most days as well as a place full of forgiveness when they miss God’s mark. Their currently empty nest is located in Southern California close to the canyons and foothills of south Orange County.

 

 

Learn more about Greg Leith and Convene at: www.convenenow.com

 

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Oct 16, 2018

Did you know there are 2.2 billion active monthly users on Facebook? That piece of information, coupled with other impactful statistics we have uncovered, can help you understand how to expand your reach as a coach by building and maintaining a business page on Facebook.

 

Get ready to bridge the gap between you and your next client as you discover:

  • 3 distinctive roles and benefits of a Facebook Business
  • 5 degrees of separation on Facebook and how your clients are closer than you think
  • How to augment and amplify your meetings and messages so you can expand your reach and influence culture through coaching
  • 5 key categories to consider in order to build and post valuable content on your Facebook Business Page

 

Join us for the Facebook Business Bootcamp, starting October 29th. This FREE 10-day guided experience will help you start or expand your Facebook impact.

 

You’ll walk away with:

  • An easy FB Business Page template to use right away
  • How to write a compelling, concise bio so you can connect more quickly
  • Where to find and connect with your ideal clients
  • Sources for free images so you can add curb appeal to your posts
  • Confidence and connections that can grow your business

 

You’ll also receive 10 prewritten fill-in-the-blanks templates of post prompts to get you ready to start posting!

 

Our Facebook Business Bootcamp starts October 29th, and you can sign-up at www.KimAveryCoaching.com/facebook.

 

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Oct 9, 2018

Coaching clients often need support beyond working together one-on-one: they need a place to dream and incubate ideas with others. What better way to meet that need than hosting a small coaching retreat! Whether you’re building your own coaching business or already have an established, thriving practice, we’ve got strategies that will help you pick a theme and plan out the experience.

 

  • 5 key benefits of hosting your own coaching retreat so you can create a small place of safety where ideas are birthed and launched
  • Ideas for choosing a transformational theme
  • How to design an experience that speaks to body, soul, and mind
  • Ways to keep it relational as well as informational

 

Show Notes: http://professionalchristiancoachingtoday.com/158

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Oct 2, 2018

To transform culture, you need transformed people. Today’s guest, Guy Rodgers, President & CEO of Pinnacle Forum, unpacks the impact coaching can have on culture through transforming leaders who exist to help other thrive.

 

Tune in to learn:

 

  • 3 primary elements you need to consider to unleash your leadership potential
  • 7 mountains of culture that coaching can influence for kingdom advancement
  • Ways to create buy-in and follow-through to promote the restoration of God’s original design for our world

 

 

About Guy Rodgers

The professional career of Guy Rodgers has spanned the education, small business, political and non-profit sectors. His various positions have included adjunct professor at the graduate level, Vice President of a polling company, and the founder of two political consulting and strategy firms. In executive leadership roles with state and national non-profit organizations, he has helped build highly successful grassroots networks comprising thousands of chapters. In 1998 he was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections magazine.

 

A graduate of the highly regarded Buckley School of Public Speaking, Rodgers has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio news and talk programs and has been a presenter at business, non-profit, educational and political conferences and training seminars in 48 states.

 

He has been listed in three “Who’s Who” organizations, including the National Register’s Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals and is currently the President & CEO of Pinnacle Forum.

 

Learn More:

Contact Guy Rodgers at Guy.Rodgers@PinnacleForum.com

Unleashing Your Leadership Podcast: https://pinnacleforum.com/blog-podcasts/

Pinnacle Forum: https://pinnacleforum.com/

 

 

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Sep 25, 2018

Asking powerful questions helps your client maximize discovery, gain clarity, create new possibilities, and shift paradigms.

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Gorter unpacks this key ICF competency with helpful definitions, great examples, and Biblical principles.

You’ll learn:

  • The types of questions coaches ask and how they differ from those of counselors and consultants
  • The role humility plays in the coaching relationship
  • Scriptural principles that undergird powerful questions
  • Practical ways to improve your questioning skills today

 

About Andrew Gorter

Andrew Gorter, D.Min., ACC is the owner of Plus One Coaching, LLC and has more than 25 years experience working with people to help them clarify what’s next for themselves and to take action to fulfill their calling and achieve their goals.

He is a trained and licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has practiced family therapy through a non-profit counseling practice he established in 2002. He is an expert in healthy interpersonal communication, and since establishing Plus One Coaching, LLC he has brought together his passion for coaching and his expertise in family therapy to establish a niche coaching family business leaders.

Throughout his career, Andrew has endeavored to lead and serve people and organizations as they face the necessary challenges to move forward and to do that in healthy creative ways. From his early career in pastoral ministry to his development of a non-profit counseling ministry and, most recently, Plus One Coaching, Andrew has gained a wealth of experience joining with people to solve problems.

Andrew and his wife, Karen, live in Holland, MI, near the beaches of Lake Michigan. They have two married daughters and three grandsons. He enjoys hiking, watercolor painting, reading, and woodworking. He and Karen love just hanging out, especially in beach chairs with their toes in the sand. You can explore further at his website, www.plusonecoaching.com

You can pick up informative assessment, Strategies to Manage Your Energy here: Strategies to Manage Your Energy

 

 

 

Show Notes

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Sep 18, 2018

Do you wonder how you could make the switch from your current work to something more fulfilling? Does the thought of marketing overwhelm you? Do you wonder where Jesus is as you seek to live our your calling? If so, you’ll want to tune into part two of Kim Avery’s story.

Discover:

  • The importance of coupling information with truth.
  • The primary key to the game of life.
  • The struggles and rewards of being a business owner.
  • The satisfaction of letting God lead you out of your comfort zone.

 

About Kim Avery

Kim Avery MA, PCC, is Founder and President of Kim Avery Coaching, a coaching and mentoring firm that helps Christian coaches market successfully and coach masterfully.

She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Professional Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach and trains coaches at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and is the co-host of the popular podcast Professional Christian Coaching Today.

Kim’s mission is to help Christian coaches succeed so they can equip others to live Christ-saturated, joy-filled and purpose-driven lives. You can learn more about her endeavors at www.KimAveryCoaching.com.

Kim is happily married to her husband Ron, and they have two beautiful children, Bethany and Jonathan, two granddaughters, and a poodle named Bob. The Averys enjoy running, biking, hiking, and ministering to the community in which they live.

You can get her free report, What I Wish I’d Known About Marketing a Coaching Business at www.kimaverycoaching.com/business

 

Show Notes

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Sep 11, 2018

Who did God create you to be? How does He want the world to be different because you are here? What is His vision for your life? These are big questions for you and for your clients. And in today’s episode, we’ll answer the most common questions around creating a vision statement.

  • What is a vision statement and how do I craft one?
  • When is the best time to craft a vision statement?
  • Why is it so important to do this work?

 

Show Notes

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Sep 4, 2018

As your coaching business grows, so does your to-do list. In today’s episode of Opening the Mailbox, Chris McCluskey answers this question: As I get more clients, how do I make sure I’m doing everything that needs to be done for each one?

 

In this episode, you'll learn to manage it all, including:

  • Mindset – how to prepare spiritually and practically for each client
  • Calendaring – how to structure your work day and week
  • Opening a session
  • Using a prep form
  • Taking notes
  • What do to after the session
  • How to take care of billing

 

Show Notes

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Aug 28, 2018

If reaching your goals and dreams seems too hard, too long, too painful, or too far out of reach, Bethany Rutledge, author of Courage to Tri, shares why hesitations and doubts are normal but don’t have to stand in the way of your calling. This episode will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and dare to change one thing.

 

Discover the courage to:

  • Make the shift from extrinsic desires to one intrinsic “why” so you can reap the rewards of relationships that add value to your life and others
  • Delve into new and untested things as you turn outcomes into checklists so you can successfully overcome the obstacles that tempt you to give up
  • Create sustainable accountability so you can leverage the power of a supportive community that will make your endeavors qualitative, sustainable and worthwhile

 

About Bethany Rutledge

Bethany Rutledge contributes to triathlon and endurance sports publications regularly such as Triathlete Magazine, Women's Running, IRONMAN, TrainingPeaks, and more. She is the author of the forthcoming book THE COURAGE TO TRI (Meyer & Meyer Publishing).

Once an unlikely endurance athlete, she and husband John are now co-owners of Atlanta Triathlon Club, a large triathlon community in Atlanta, GA. The couple also owns Energy Lab, a unique cycling and coaching studio. Throughout her career as a coach, Rutledge has worked with hundreds of athletes, each with their own inspirational story.

A two-time Kona qualifier, Bethany's personal racing goals vary year to year. Some years she's an IRONMAN addict, some years it's down to exclusively jogging with Bailey. Bethany also co-hosts a weekly podcast "Grit and Dirt," showcasing athletes who've made huge life changes (the grit) and the path that led them there (the dirt).

 

You can learn more about Bethany Rutledge and Courage to Tri at www.BethanyRutledge.com.

 

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Aug 21, 2018

Sound pretentious? It’s not an oversell. It’s valid. One year after becoming an “adjunctpreneur” one man sought to replace his regular income with coaching income in 365 days. It didn’t happen by dabbling about or attempting osmosis. Tune in to hear about Andy Wood’s personal journey and glean the insights you need to build your own fully sustainable coaching practice.

You’ll hear more about:

  • How to get specific and bold about your goals so you can make the shift from skill development to business-building
  • How having a “bias for action” helps you answer the question, “What 3 things do I need for my coaching business to succeed?”
  • How to make a difference in someone else’s life by being an instrument of growth and transformation
  • How to take the mystery out of networking and zone in on value-added relationships, with no hook attached

 

About Andy Wood:

You won’t find MADISEL in the dictionary… yet. But hang out with Andy Wood for any length of time and you’ll hear about it. MADISEL is an acronym for “Make a difference in Someone Else’s Life,” and that is what has driven Andy for the last 40 years.

 

Whether as an author, professor, church leader, consultant, coach, or seminar leader, Andy has invested his life in communicating truth with passion and personally encouraging others. He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 32 years of pastoral ministry experience, and 14 years’ experience as a university professor, where he has taught more than 10,000 future leaders.

 

Andy started transitioning into professional Christian coaching in March 2017 and in just over a year has seen 45 clients in various settings. His main focus is on leaders and performance-driven professionals, including business owners, pastors and ministry leaders.

 

He’s about to celebrate 35 years of marriage to Robin, his wife. Together they have three married children and nine little champions of the heart who call them “Papa” and “Grammy.”

 

Learn more about Andy Wood at http://www.lifevesting.com/.

 

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Aug 14, 2018

Your life is a story, a rich, robust tapestry of triumphs and tragedies that have helped shape you into the man or woman you are today. Yet, in the coaching relationship, it’s your client who is front and center, not you. So, what role does your transformational story play?

 

In this episode, Cheryl Scanlan will share:

  • The unifying factor in life, ministry, and work
  • How to bring your diverse gifts and experience into the work you do
  • Ways to blend ministry and work
  • A behind-the-scenes peek into the Promised Land Living Process and the difference it is making in many lives (including her own)

 

About Cheryl Scanlan:

 

Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC, BCC is president of Way of Life Coaching, LLC (WOL), a full-service coaching company that is focused on both the professional and personal development of its clients. She is the creator of the Promised Land Living Process and is an Executive, Leadership and Business Development Coach. Cheryl and her husband, Tom, have two grown sons.  She is a Precept Trained Bible Teacher, former Women’s Minister for a church of 5000 and former Care Minister overseeing hundreds of volunteers. Currently, Cheryl is Provost with the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI).

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Aug 7, 2018

Whether you need Marriage Coaching or want to become a Marriage Coach, listen in to tap into a radically different way of helping yourself and others. Consider powerful questions such as these, what does your marriage need right now? And what would it look like if your marriage flourished? 

 

In this episode, we'll dive deep into this distinct way of proactively working with couples by sharing:

  • The major differences between Marriage Coaching and Marriage Counseling so you can be clear about what to expect
  • How to coach the marriage, not the individual people, so your clients can learn how to coach their own marriage
  • How to slow a conversation down so couples can hear each other and agree on action steps
  • How to know if a person is a good candidate for marriage coaching and how to make the referral

 

About Dave & Gayle Deur:

Dave and Gayle have 5 years of training and coaching experience. They are passionate about inspiring and equipping married couples to learn skills that will help them put a plan in place and create agreed-upon action steps to move their marriages forward. Dave and Gayle have a desire to see each couple work as a team to experience more hope, pleasure, purpose, and joy in marriage, while developing practical skills to not only protect their marriage but move it from good to great!

Dave, a pastor, and Gayle, a ministry director, have been working with marriages for 20 years in the local church. They formed their company, Life Focus Coaching LLC in 2012. They coach individuals, as well as married couples and they, are unique in that they often coach marriages together as a couple. They are also involved in pre-marital coaching and are trained and certified as SYMBIS and PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators.

Dave and Gayle live in Holland, Michigan close to the beautiful sandy beach of Lake Michigan. In their free time, Dave and Gayle love to spend time at the beach, traveling, biking, and hanging out with their 3 married children and 11 grandchildren.

Learn more about the upcoming Pre-Marital and Marriage Coaching Course here: https://professionalchristiancoaching.com/pre-marital-marriage-coaching/

 

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Jul 31, 2018

What is mindfulness, what is it not and why should it matter to Christian coaches? What does the Bible and church history say about mindfulness? What are the components of the practice of Holy Noticing? Those are just a few of the questions we’ll ponder and answer in today’s podcast.

 

Tune in for radical insight on how to:

  • Uncover a unique perspective on the space between moments in life: Holy Noticing
  • Discover a lost spiritual art that requires a state of Christian mindfulness so you can notice things with a holy purpose
  • Learn the art of Holy Noticing—being a person who ponders and yields; reviews and renews relationships; engages the environment; labels and releases emotions; observes and submits thoughts; searches and surrenders; engages the world like Christ.

  

About Charles Stone:

Charles has served 36 years in ministry, 24 of those as a senior pastor. Over half of those years he served in churches with over 1,000 attenders. He currently pastors West Park Church in London, Ontario, Canada. He founded StoneWell Ministries to serve pastors and churches at large through coaching and consulting.

He has spoken to over 1,200 ministry leaders nationally and globally at pastors’ conferences.

Charles and his wife Sherryl have been married for 36 years and have three children: Heather (34), Joshua (32) and Tiffany (29).

Charles’ education includes the following:

  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and a Certificate in Business and Technical Writing from Georgia Institute of Technology (high honors).
  • Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary in Deerfield, Illinois.
  • Executive Masters in the neuroscience of leadership from the Neuroleadership Institute.

 

On top of his soon to be released “Holy Noticing,” he has written 4 other books:

  • Co-authored with his daughter Heather, Daughters Gone Wild-Dads Gone Crazy (2005, ‘W’ Publishing/Thomas Nelson)
  • 5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them (Bethany House 2010)
  • People-Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval-Motivated Leadership Published in January, 2014 by InterVarsity Press.  Outreach, Inc. named it a 12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation in the leadership category
  • Brain-Savvy Leaders: The Science of Significant Ministry recently released in May, 2015 by Abingdon Press

 

Learn more about Charles Stone here: https://charlesstone.com.

 

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Jul 24, 2018

If the journey from your calling toward obtaining sustainable compensation has been more of an up and down ride than a straight path, you’re not alone. We’ve been there and we’ve seen the predictable pattern that occurs in the lives and businesses of Christian entrepreneurs. In today’s podcast, we’ll show you how to step off the emotional roller coaster and unfold a practical roadmap you can use to navigate your next steps.

 

Learn more about: 

  • 5 phases of the entrepreneurial journey we identified: from Eager Anticipation to Mount Optimism
  • How to identify which stage you’re currently in and how Scripture relates so you can stay encouraged along the way
  • What you can do when you hear that little voice say, “Get a real job!” so you can recommit instead of quit
  • How to persevere and build the consistency you need to stay on track

 

You can download your free graphic illustration of the Emotional Roller Coaster of the Christian Entrepreneur at www.KimAveryCoaching.com/emotional.

 

Show Notes

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Jul 17, 2018

If you struggle to run your business and develop relationships in today’s virtual world, we are here to help. Today, Jennifer Britton, author of Effective Virtual Conversations, shares how to break out of the dreaded death by conference call rut and instead create truly engaging groups and conversations.

Along with discovering new ways to work with people virtually, you’ll get added value in learning these important skills:

  • How to dissect the ecosystem of virtual learning so you can understand the nine types of learning processes and integrate techniques that keep people engaged
  • Three tools to help you make virtual learning more interactive
  • Platforms that make virtual communication fun, effective and cater to clients’ needs
  • Best practices for virtual one-to-one and group coaching so you can maximize coaching skills and the benefits for your clients

 

About Jennifer Britton

Jennifer Britton, MES, CHRP, CPT, PCC is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). An expert in the area of group coaching and team development and a performance improvement specialist, she founded her company, Potentials Realized, in 2004. Since early 2006, her Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar program, and ICF CCE approved program, has supported hundreds of coaches in the creation and implementation of their own group coaching work.

An award-winning program designer, Jennifer is dedicated to supporting groups, teams and organizations in the areas of leadership, teamwork and performance. She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Excellence in Coaching for her support to the Scarborough Hospital (ICF Toronto, 2016) and the 2017 Award of Excellence – Curriculum Design (i4PL) for Coaching and Mentoring: Partnering for Performance and Growth a project with the Scarborough and Rouge Hospitals focusing on coaching and mentoring skills training, and the development of a coaching culture.

She draws on almost three decades of experience as an experiential educator and former manager with the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations, with a global client list that spans government, corporate and non-profit sectors, from financial services, to education and healthcare

Jennifer is considered a thought leader in the field of coaching groups and teams. Her first book, Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010), was the first to be published on the topic globally, and has been well received by coaches all over the world and is used as a text and/or recommended resource for many coach training programs. She also speaks internationally to groups on topics related to coaching, leadership, teamwork, virtual learning, and capacity building. Her second book, From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013) has also been widely embraced by the coaching community. Her 2017 book, Effective Virtual Conversations, has found its way into the hands of multiple global learning teams and organizations who are looking to virtualize their conversations - from sales teams, to consumer-packaged goods, to the public sector. An avid writer, Jennifer will be releasing the Coaching Business Builder: Workbook and Planner during summer 2018. It’s part workbook to get clear on your business, part undated planner to capture your thoughts, plans and actions!

Jennifer has supported a wide range of clients through coaching, training and speaking services including the Ontario Provincial Police, agencies of the UN, the Canada Public Sector School, multiple banks and hospitals, as well as many different business schools.

Credentialed by the International Coaching Federation, Britton was originally trained and certified by the Coaches Training Institute.  She has also completed advanced coaching training in the areas of ORSC and Shadow Coaching. A Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), Britton holds a Masters of Environmental Studies (York University) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (McGill).


Jennifer divides her time between just north of Toronto in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, and beautiful Muskoka, where she enjoys her next passion - the outdoors. If you join her programs in the summer, chances are, you'll join her lakeside.

 

 

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Jul 10, 2018

How often do you rush into action as soon as you hear of a problem? It’s common for coaches to want to offer a solution, but it’s imperative to consider all six stages of change in order to provide effective coaching. Today, we’ll walk you through a model that can support people in the decision-making process of behavioral changes—a tool you can begin implementing at your next coaching session!

 

Tune in to understand more about:

  • How people change and sustain over time, so you and your clients don’t become microscopically focused on completing tasks
  • How to encourage decisions that flow out of a state of being so the doing (action) is maintainable and not rushed
  • How to linger and listen through the cyclical stages of change and meet clients where they are in taking the next right step

 

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