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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: April, 2021
Apr 27, 2021

Do you long to grow your impact as a Christian Coach? If so, we have exciting news for you today! The 2nd Annual International Christian Coaching Day is coming up on Friday May 21, at the end of the ICF’s International Coaching Week. So, get ready to capitalize and benefit from new findings in the coaching industry at large and so many other amazing statistics. Coaching is growing!

 

Tune in to find out:

 

  • 4 great benefits you’ll receive from participating in International Christian Coaching Day, plus all the details you need to show up strong.

 

  • How we are advancing the field of Christian Coaching and how it’s not just for the entrepreneur anymore. Learn more about how diversified coaching has become.

 

  • The 2 regions where coaching is exploding globally so you can be a part of impacting lives.

 

This is a must-listen for anyone who’s serious about coaching as a profession!

Apr 20, 2021

Coaching continues to grow at a rapid pace both locally and around the globe. Today’s guests, Brian and Debi Zaas share how Navigators is cultivating a coaching culture that allows them to shift from preaching, teaching, mentoring, or discipline only focus to employing coaching competencies to successfully reach over cultural lines and into the hearts of many.

 

Lean in and learn:

 

  • How to have a better awareness of other cultures and cultivate an appreciation of the nuances and differences that make people unique

  • Not only how to build your own coaching skill set but also call forth the coaching gifts and talents in others

  • How to lead through influence, using a coaching model, so you and your organization can multiply and accelerate the global Christian coaching movement

 

About Brian and Debi Zaas, Co-Directors for The Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching

 

Over the past 8 years, Brian and Debi Zaas have served as Co-Directors for The Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching organization, God has called us to teach, train, and develop a team of more than 75 coaches who are shifting the culture of Navigators and impacting the lives of hundreds of pastors, ministry, missionary, non-profit and business leaders. We focus on helping these decision-makers and disciple-makers to become tomorrow’s difference-makers by pursuing the potential of God’s promises in churches, missions, workplaces, and communities around the globe.

 

Brian and Debi Zaas have been sharing years of coaching experience as reflected in their Professional Certified Coaches (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Brian completed his CPLC for Life and Leadership through PCCI. As a couple, they are now teaching and training Essentials of Leadership Coaching to a global Navigator cohort.

 

Brian and Debi have been married for the past 30 years. They have two beautiful young adult daughters, Jenna and Kayla. We recently became grandparents to twin boys - Noland and Nash. We enjoy abundant life in Florida – St. Petersburg-Tampa-Clearwater area. We enjoy getting together with others and developing deep, intimate friendships, hiking, biking, and exercising along the waterfront.

 

 

You can learn more about Brian and Debi Zaas and 2021 Coach Camp here:

 

www.navigators.org/coachcamp

 

Apr 13, 2021

In these uncertain times, now more than ever we need to know where we are headed and how to get there. In this interview, Executive Coach John Ramstead shares the critical component that most people overlook as they try to live their lives on purpose, with purpose.

 

We invite you to:

 

  • Step into a self-coaching experience that will help you rewrite your story and live into your true purpose.

 

  • Walk a path of personal and professional development that will increase your impact, engagement, and legacy.

 

  • Run a race at a pace set just for you and finish strong, so you really can get to where you want to go.

 

 

About John Ramstead

 

There are those rare moments when substance, subject matter, and a personal story coalesce and create inspiration. John Ramstead’s is one such story. A native Minnesotan, John attended St. Thomas Military Academy where he developed a love for military history (especially WWII) and became immersed in ROTC. Graduating at the top of his class in high school, a theme repeated many times in his academic and professional life, John was accepted into the Naval Academy but opted for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At RPI, John studied electrical engineering. Again, John made Dean’s List and graduated RPI at the top of his class.

 

It was clear through his college career and young-adult life that John wanted to serve his country. John was the 1 in 10,000 to apply to the US Navy Flight School that got in. Like several other important milestones, this changed John’s life. When he arrived at flight school surrounded by extraordinary competitive peers, his father made a suggestion. “Find the best, the ace of the base, and get to know him. Then ask him how he does it.” John followed his father’s advice and this approach helped John to go on to graduate #1 in his class and #1 in Naval Aviation Training Command allowing him to be the only graduate to get his choice of aircraft.

 

John went on to serve our country by flying combat sorties in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. Over the following few years, John became a flight instructor, teaching America’s “best + brightest” to fly as he did. Of 40 elite pilots, John was selected for one of two spots at TOPGUN, the most advanced, competitive, and elite fighter pilot training program the world over. He continued his aviation career until it was cut short by a softball accident where he sustained nerve damage to his eye.

 

Things happen for a reason: John would go onto a highly successful career as an entrepreneur in the tech space, spending time at Focus Technology, Synera Systems in the data mining field, and then EMC, focusing on their $1B and below client portfolio where he managed a $100 million P&L. Regular 70 to 80 hour a week work schedules were common. Long days away from family and other important things began to take their toll. John began to ask a lot of penetrating questions about what he was good at and re-evaluated how to accomplish those goals. Transitioning from tech into financial services and planning, John has held several senior positions at Bernstein Global Wealth Management and Financial Designs, where he was a respected colleague and major contributor to those firms’ success.

 

Then came the accident. In 2011, John was thrown several feet from a galloping horse, impacting a fence. His doctors have told him he is nothing less than a living miracle. Twenty surgeries, six titanium plates later, and the likelihood that he would not live, John is not only here, but he is also thriving. His thinking and analytical capacity are operating at the same advanced level as before, but the accident shifted something profound in John and his outlook.

 

A calling: John believes that his life has been spared so that he can pursue his life work – to give back to other leaders what has been given to him. Having been a successful, proven leader of men and women, whether as part of executive teams or as a combat veteran, John has a unique perspective on establishing a template for success that goes beyond achieving financial goals and the mission.

 

John’s perspective is unique in that it not only encompasses critical performance metrics, but also critical life aspects of balance, family, happiness, joy, and laughter. John was born to lead. He has proven his valor and ability on the battlefield and in the boardroom. His aim is to apply those skills to other leaders struggling to find clarity and happiness in the pursuit of their own success and enjoy those things that matter most.

 

Strategic thinking, leadership skills, development, and execution – these form the framework for John’s approach. But John’s coaching style and methods go well beyond how to write and execute a brilliant plan. His message is about living life fully, making a lasting contribution, and understanding not only the how, but the why we are driven to achieve. He helps uncover these truths for his client-leaders and helps them to establish their own priorities to achieve what William James called “the life worth living.”

 

John has worked with hundreds of leaders in nine countries. His clients range from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to start-up entrepreneurs and leadership teams of non-profits.

 

John has been interviewed on leadership, creating high-performing teams, and corporate coaching strategies multiple times on radio, TV, summits, and podcasts. John is also a frequent speaker on these topics and was asked to speak at the Jim Collins, author of Good To Great, Finishing Great event this summer.

 

John’s new book, On Purpose, with Purpose, will be released on 4/27/21, and you can pre-order your copy now at https://www.beyondinfluence.com/book/

Apr 6, 2021

If you struggle with being present during coaching sessions, then tap into a coaching style that is open, flexible, grounded, and confident. You really can stay focused and remain fully conscious with your clients during each session, and today, we'll show you how. Not only will you benefit from maintaining presence throughout coaching sessions, but also your clients will reap great rewards from what you sow.

 

Lean in and learn:

 

  • How you can be fully present and tuned into your client's agenda so you can hold the coaching process while your client determines his or her progress.

 

  • In/outs of creating and allowing space for comfortable silence so you and your client can hear what's not being said as well as important nuggets of truth crucial to the coaching conversation.

 

  • The benefits of curiosity, stability, and security that come when the coach manages his/her emotions while remaining focused and observant with empathy and responsiveness.

 

About Pamela Mertz:

Pamela Mertz, CPLC, ACC is the President and Founder of BluePrint Life Coaching, LLC. She is a Leadership Life Coach, trained at PCCI, and serves on faculty.  She is also IEHSS Team Coach, certified in Quality Improvement Coach for healthcare, and a certified Strengths Finders Coach.  Her passion to see people living in the abundant “Zoe” life, that Jesus came to bring us, led her to volunteer and now serve on staff at Promised Land Living. She has also served as a women’s ministry leader for over 20 years and is a licensed pastor in Minnesota. She does inner healing prayer ministry with her husband. She has 3 adult sons and lives in St. Michael, MN with her husband, Lou.

Her leadership in for-profit and nonprofit sectors has brought her much experience and national networking.

Pamela is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Christian Coaching Network (CCNI) and sits on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota/Dakotas CFF Board as well as Promised Land Living, a nonprofit, national ministry.

She has coached CEOs, entrepreneurs, teams, and many groups over the 7 years she has been coaching. Prior to coaching, she had a 30+ year career in the technology industry, with her own company.   

Writing is a passion of Pam’s and she has a workbook that will soon be available.  It is The Truth About Church Wounds. She is also working on a book that will be out in 2021 as well, a detailed journey of intimacy with the Father.  

 

Learn more about Pamela at www.BluePrintLife.net.

 

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