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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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Now displaying: July, 2018
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.

 

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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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Jul 3, 2018

If coaching is so powerful, then why is it so hard to grow your business? While intellectually it seems as if our business growth should take off like a rocket ship, practically it rarely turns out that way.

 

Today, we’ve got 3 truths to inspire and equip you as you press towards your long-term business goal:

  • Within Christian coaching, you have a community that will hold onto your vision for you even when you can’t see it yourself
  • You have a unique journey which is accomplished through training, not trying
  • You have an identity, when lived from the inside out, will position you to make bold choices with eternal impact

 

31 Day Prayer Challenge: To join the Prayer Challenge and have access to all its free resources, go to www.KimAveryCoaching.com/prayer.

 

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