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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Jul 6, 2021

Leaders in government face incredible challenges, and also have tremendous opportunities to effect positive change.  Today, we'll give you a glimpse into the quiet work Christian Coaches do with those in privileged positions of influence and authority. Coaches help leaders in the military and government to discern, to hear, and to move with clarity of vision and direction. Decisions these leaders make impact lives in powerful ways.


Coaching is key to helping those in government and military positions to:


  • Know what it's like to trust God and let Him lead people into what He designed for them to do.


  • Leverage a growth mindset so clients embrace who they're becoming.


  • Consider powerful questions that create new possibilities



About Sackeena Gordon-Jones


Sackeena Gordon-Jones, Ph.D., MCC, is a leadership development expert, author, coach educator, executive coach, personal and mentor coach. Sackeena’s clients include executives, academic medical centers, US Military, Government Agencies, family businesses, and leadership teams.  Her work with clients often focuses on succession planning, leadership agility, authentic leadership, expanding leadership capacity, leading through change, ­­­­­diversity and inclusion, work-life integration, culture change, and emotional intelligence.  Her approach gives leaders the edge to transform the way they think, lead, work and live.

Sackeena is the founder and CCO for Transformation Edge Coaching & Consulting and Business Coach Institute.  Their signature coaching programs are the Business and Professional Coaching Program, Inclusion Coaching, and the Coaching In Organization.

A leader in the coaching field, Sackeena has served as chapter president, Regional Chair, Global Board Director of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO), ICF-CIO (Coaching in Organizations), and current Editorial Board Member of Choice Coaching Magazine.


Learn more about Sackeena at





Jun 29, 2021

Would you like to experience greater success, improved relationships, reduced conflicts, and increased self-mastery for yourself as well as working with your clients to do the same? In this episode, you’ll hear why emotional intelligence is a key factor in creating those outcomes and how you, as a coach, can help your clients develop a higher EQ.

Listen in to...

  • Understand the definition of emotional intelligence and how thoughts are just as important as feelings

  • Discover the correlation between EQ and effectiveness, relationships, health, and a life well-lived so you can enhance every coaching relationship

  • Move from reactions to responses and from surface-level conversations to core-driving transformations

About Kelli Porcaro:

Kelli is the founder of EQuip Studios, a leading provider of emotional intelligence

training, assessment, and coaching.

As a Consultant and Coach, Kelli is using her 25+ years of instructional design,

leadership development, and coaching experience to help organizations, leaders, and

teams develop and practice the learnable and measurable skills of emotional


EQuip Studios is proud to be a Preferred Partner with Six Seconds for the last two

years. Six Seconds is 20+ years strong and the largest global network of EQ

professionals working to promote the skills of emotional intelligence. As a partner, Kelli

has access to the latest in research and a suite of scientifically validated assessment

tools to equip her clients with what they need to develop their EQ.

Connect with Kelli at:

Learn more about the Developing Emotional Intelligence Through Coaching course at:


Jun 22, 2021

Is marketing a terrifying word for you? Does it feel like an imposition instead of a service? If you said yes, you’ll want to listen to this important podcast with best-selling author C.J. Hayden.

You’ll get practical, actionable advice on:

  • How to serve, not sell, so you can customize a strategy that will fill your pipeline and increase your income.

  • How to use your marketing time efficiently so you can take the guesswork out of marketing and know-how to move forward.

  • How to mobilize the ability to connect with other people and tell them what you need and see if they can help with that, so you can redefine marketing and grow your business.

About C. J. Hayden

C.J. Hayden is the bestselling author of Get Clients Now! A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, and Coaches. Since 1992, she’s been helping coaches and other self-employed professionals get clients, get strategic, and get things done. C.J. is a Master Certified Coach and has taught marketing for John F. Kennedy University, Mills College, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. She leads workshops internationally, and licenses her tried-and-true Get Clients Now! program to coaches and trainers around the world. Find out more about C.J. at

For information about the Marketing Made Easy course at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, which uses C.J. Hayden’s book, go to

Jun 15, 2021

People hire coaches so they can achieve results. If you want to be the kind of coach that helps people imagine possibilities beyond their boundaries, you can certainly help them get the incredible results they seek. Just ask today's guest. He's been described as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America" (New York Times Reporter), and today he's sharing the tools he uses to help some of the world's largest corporations and organizations grow in competence and compensation.


Sharpen your results-oriented skillset and:

  • Gravitate from a limited perspective to a possibilities perspective, so you and your clients can suspend disbelief and allow for the best potential results

  • Broaden the bank of choices that will usher your clients from good to great to best, so they can establish habits that will lead them to where they've merely dreamed of going

  • Deepen the wisdom required to pursue life/work choices while you notice the little things that will truly make a big difference in attaining results

  • Turn concrete details from the past into future-oriented context that will catapult success!

About Andy Andrews


Hailed by a New York Times reporter as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," Andy Andrews is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer. He is also an in-demand speaker, coach, and consultant for the world's largest organizations.


Zig Ziglar said, "Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen."


Both The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift were featured selections of ABC's Good Morning America and continue to appear on bestseller lists around the world. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.


Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents, worked extensively with the Department of Defense, and regularly addresses the world’s largest corporations. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue—both on paper and on stage.


Find out more about Andy at

Jun 8, 2021

Do you struggle with feeling confident as a coach? Are you overwhelmed by all the marketing messages flooding your inbox? Do you find it difficult to keep up with your clients, or wonder if video or audio calls are better for coaching? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you're in the right place. Today, we're taking questions and comments from our listeners and responding to these specific topics:


  • How to "dance at the moment" so you can help your clients gain greater focus and increase your confidence.

  • How to discern what's right for you when marketing messages flood your inbox: buyer beware and buyer be aware tips that you can use today.

  • How to systemize your client tracking process, so you can manage your business and have energy left over for your personal life.

  • How to discern if it's better to coach via Zoom or phone, so you can serve your clients well by meeting them where they are.


Jun 1, 2021

Coaching is about much more than what we do, it involves our very being. Your presence is important. You are important!

In today's podcast episode, listen in and be refreshed, refocused, and reenergized for all the coaching you do.


Join us as we discuss:

  • The "inefficiency" and priority of genuine relationships

  • How to be fully present with your clients even in this digital world

  • True transformation takes more than additional information


May 25, 2021

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we took a “coach-approach” to travel? Imagine the possibilities if we asked ourselves powerful questions while visiting the historical sites important to our faith? Those experiences would truly become defining moments. Join us and our guests, Rick and Susan McCarthy, authors of the new book, Defining Moments, as we unpack ways everyone can create defining moments when they travel.


Join us and explore:

  • How to use coaching as a tool during travel, so you can help people see things from a different perspective.

  • Powerful questions that add a layer of depth to travel itineraries, so that information can lead to transformation.


  • A format that will enable travelers to not only enjoy sights but also experience defining moments that shape their lives long after the trip is over.



About Susan & Rick McCarthy


Susan & Rick McCarthy were transformed during their travels to Israel and found themselves wanting others to have the same divine moments with the Creator. This inspired them to write a book to help others transform faith-based travels into Defining Moments, thus the title: Defining Moments: The Transformational Promises of Faith-Based Travel.

Rick coaches Christian CEOs through Convene, & has been self-employed as a CPA in private practice since 1978. He serves numerous ministries, including The Sheepfold, The Master’s Program, The Barnabas Group, Standing Stone Ministry, Africa New Day, Pacific Justice Institute and Evangelical Christian Credit Union.

His personal mission statement is: To use my gifts to lovingly equip and Influence the Influencers, by challenging their thinking and behaviors and by connecting them with growth and service opportunities, to achieve God’s will.

Susan is also the author of Captive to Captivated, which shares her faith journey of being set free from the captivity of lies to being captivated by God’s love & her calling “To set the captives free”. She also has a calling to pray with ministry leaders and give them a safe place to process hard places on their journeys. She mentors women through spiritual direction and intercession.

Rick has traveled to over 80 countries & Susan to over 70, so far. They reside in Newport Beach, California, and have a shared passion to mentor & coach Christian couples, whether in healthy or troubled marriages.


Learn more at


May 18, 2021

Would you like to hear how a Master-FULL Coach navigates a real-life coaching session? Not a role play. Not teaching on coaching. Actually listening in, like a quiet mouse in the corner, who gets to observe the real deal. If that's you, hit the play button. Then, be prepared to pause often and take generous notes. You'll walk away with a Masterclass in coaching, which you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.


Master-Full Insights:


  • Techniques you can use to get a clear agreement from the get-go, so you and your clients can understand the topic, specific focus, and intended outcome of a coaching session.


  • Create curious awareness around the focus, so your clients can see problems from a different perspective and consider possibilities they may have never dreamed or imagined.


  • Let your clients confidently stick the landing at the end of every coaching session, as you co-create action steps that will propel them into the future God has designed for them.


BONUS: Download your own copy of The Coaching Process, and follow the flow, rhythm, and structure of a coaching session, from behind the scenes. You'll be able to use it again and again in your own sessions:



May 11, 2021

Coaching is an amazing tool and a great profession, but that doesn’t mean coaching has to be the only service you provide. Many coaches have multiple streams of income and influence.  In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Jamie and Ruthie Slingerland. They are both professional coaches, yet they have very diversified coaching practices.


Tune in to learn more about:


  • The importance of knowing your personality and your strengths as you design a business best suited to you

  • 3 skills that benefit you as you diversify

  • 4 streams of income that will inspire you as you brainstorm new ways to contribute to the world while earning additional income.



About Jamie and Ruthie Slingerland:


Jamie & Ruthie are both PCCI-trained & ICF-certified coaches, and they are serial entrepreneurs. They love people, adventure, and endless variety in everything they do.


Jamie & Ruthie’s coaching practice, Freedom Life Journey, helps executives and entrepreneurs improve their effectiveness as leaders.  They’ve helped clients launch products, supported authors & speakers with their thought-leadership ventures, consulted as e-commerce/Amazon experts, and help clients clarify vision for out-of-the-box family lifestyles.


The Slingerlands have been married for 18 years and have 4 children whom they homeschool.  They live in Franklin, Tennessee where they also serve as marriage mentors at their church and on the local board for Hope International.  


Learn more about Jamie & Ruthie at:


May 4, 2021

Are you sick of Zoom meetings, audio messages, and trying to do life via phone or computer? You're not alone. Since virtual life is here to stay, we want to share valuable relationship-building techniques you can use to build real relationships, even virtually. Say goodbye to loneliness. Say hello to living and thriving, in community, online!


Important because:


  • Virtual is the interaction space in which we most often find ourselves these days. We need to up-level our expertise, so we can build quality relationships.


  • Collaboration happens when people are willing to be vulnerable over a virtual connection, when they can't meet in person, so God can still work in and through us... even in the virtual world.


  • Over the last decade, virtual connections have exploded, but never have they ever been as integral to life as they are now. 



About Jennifer Freeman


Jennifer Freeman is a certified professional life and leadership coach. She thrives on helping others discover and maximize their natural gifts and talents in order to live fulfilling lives. She loves coaching clients individually and leading retreats. She is also the Dean of Students at PCCI where she has the privilege of meeting and assisting students from around the world! She lives in Michigan with her husband and 2 children...and since Covid, her goldendoodle puppy. Her perfect day involves sunshine, a quaint beach town along Lake Michigan, friends, family, and coffee.


Learn more about Jennifer:



About Emily Eichstadt


Emily Eichstadt is the Community Coordinator at PCCI and loves connecting with fellow coaches. She has been coaching since 2017 and is incredibly thankful for the clients God has brought her way. Emily lives in west-central Wisconsin with her husband of 23 years and their two witty and adventurous teenage daughters. 

Learn more about Emily:

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:


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

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


Mar 30, 2021

Are you ready to truly change the world? If we can shape the 7 mountains of society, we can shape the world. Join us as we unpack a frontlines account on how we can use our coaching tools, for ourselves and others, to influence culture.


Find out more about:


  • The 7 distinct areas you need to be aware of so you can become a culture-shaper, beginning with your sphere of influence

  • How coaching can be applied to the 7 mountains so you can fulfill your potential for God’s Kingdom calling

  • The needs of people that routinely come up in coaching sessions and how you can maximize your coaching tools to serve your clients and send ripples of change into the world.

Mar 23, 2021

In our scroll and go culture: Can people 1) easily find you online 2) stay engaged with what you’re sharing and 3) act on what you’re hoping they’ll do? While it can seem daunting to create compelling content, it doesn’t have to be complicated. We have an easier way—a way that will cost you less time, energy, and money. Tune in to discover the 7 keys and marketing principles that will help you keep your content creation simple, relevant, and powerful!



You'll walk away with a 7-step checklist and:


  • Marketing principles designed to help you deliver exactly what your audience wants so they can find your content and share it with others.

  • The questions you need to ask so you can provide the simple, yet effective answers people need to move toward their goals.

  • Information on how to share, instead of sell, so you can honor your values and provide life-giving content to others.

  • Conversation starters are proven to convert prospects into clients so you can build the know, like, trust factor with your audience.

Mar 16, 2021

If you haven’t tried a coach approach to your leadership, you’re missing a key opportunity to focus on serving instead of selling, and getting buy-in from your team and your clients. We’ll share how superior performance is learned by leaders developing leaders, instead of spending thousands of dollars on courses and conferences. We’ll also provide insights that are integral as you implement a coach approach to servant leadership:


  • how to turn the performance into service so you can change results into rewards

  • how to NOT be the leader you’ve dreaded working for so you can be the leader everyone wants to follow 

  • how to employ the 6 behaviors critical to serving people well so you can reap a return on your investment 



About Cheryl Bachelder


Cheryl A. Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive and former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl is known for her crisp strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, superior financial performance, and the development of outstanding leaders and teams.

Cheryl joined Popeyes, Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., in November 2007, after serving as an active member of the Board for a year. She brought more than 35 years of experience in brand building, operations, and public-company management at companies like Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company, and The Procter & Gamble Company.

At Popeyes, Cheryl promptly established a Road Map for Results. This strategic framework led to market share gains of eight points, improved guest ratings, and increased restaurant margins (400 basis points in seven years). The improvement in restaurant performance led franchisees to remodel the system and accelerate new unit growth both in the U.S. and abroad. In eight years, the enterprise market cap grew from less than $300 million to over $1.3 billion. At fiscal year-end 2015, Popeyes’ system-wide revenues were $3.1 billion. These revenues were generated by over 2,539 restaurants operated by 360 franchisees and more than 60,000 restaurant employees in the United States, three territories, and 27 foreign countries.

Mar 9, 2021

Have you ever wondered when (and how) to make the leap from your day job to coaching full-time? Where in your busy schedule can you carve out time for your business building activities? Join us in this episode as we open the mailbox to answer these questions and more.


You’ll learn:

·      How to keep your clients on track when their agenda seems to wander

·      The power of making videos to connect with your future clients

·      Out-of-the-box ways to bridge the gap between your day job and coaching fulltime

·      Where to find time in your current schedule to do what God is calling you to do


Mar 2, 2021

Do you feel like an imposter in your life? Do you doubt your accomplishments? Fear being exposed as a fraud? Whether it’s your saboteur, a gremlin, or a supervillain holding you back, we’ve got new glasses for you to try on today. It’s not a Pollyanna perspective. It’s a mindset shift that will improve your self-efficacy and confidence.


Tune in to grab the top tools that help you:


  • Uncover the source of your personalized imposter syndrome, so you can learn on the fly and grow.


  • Squash your mental objections so you can focus on reality and shift your mind’s set point.


  • Fill the cracks in your path with truth so you can walk boldly into your future.




About Kris Kelso

Kris Kelso, PCC is an entrepreneur who has founded and run multiple companies in the technology and healthcare industries. Today, he works primarily as an executive coach, a keynote speaker, and a contributing author for publications including Fast Company, Yahoo Finance, and The Nashville Business Journal.

His book, “Overcoming The Impostor: Silence Your Inner Critic and Lead with Confidence“, offers entrepreneurs and leaders a practical look at impostor syndrome, and explores that inner voice that downplays our own accomplishments while amplifying those of others.

Kris has coached and consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and their leadership teams. He is an advisor and instructor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is a Facilitator / Coach with The Alternative Board, and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations.

He is an active member of Cornerstone Nashville, where he serves, teaches, and coaches other leaders. He lives with his wife and three teenaged sons in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.

Find Kris’s book here:, and he is generously providing a 10% discount and free shipping for our listeners. Just use the coupon code PCCT at checkout.

Feb 23, 2021

You don’t want to miss this “live,” unscripted Master-full coaching session so you hear the ICF’s 8 New Core competencies in action. In addition, we’ll equip you with a heads-up on what to listen for, give you a simple roadmap to guide you, and end with a full debrief on what happened and why.


Learn how to:

- Create a solid agreement by embodying a coaching mindset and asking powerful questions that build trust and safety.

- Develop keen awareness by listening well and then engaging in an examination of what is possible via various perspectives.

- Establish action steps and explore needed supports, so your client walks away with clarity and purpose!


About Beverly Lucas


Hello everyone, I'm Beverly Lucas. I was born in PA, raised in NJ, and now call MD my home. I have three incredible adult sons and one fabulous daughter-in-love. My long, winding road to coaching started in higher education, then to graduate school for a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, home to the rear and homeschool my three sons, then back to work after divorce.


God wastes nothing!


I now direct the Counseling & Soul Care Ministries at my church and witness first-hand the healing power and grace of God in the lives of hurting people. While running a small professional organizing business, I discovered the sheer joy of encouraging and empowering healthy women to dream big and win. Although I love working at my church, life coaching provides a nice balance and a career that I hope to maintain for years to come. When I'm not counseling, organizing, or coaching, I enjoy a good book, the company of a good friend, a good seafood meal, and an I Love Lucy marathon.


Learn more about Beverly Lucas at


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Feb 16, 2021

Trust trumps everything. Today we will explore why that's true, and how to cultivate a deep level of trust within a coaching relationship. Join us and Executive Coach, Michael Powers, as he shares practical examples and unpacks the powerful principles of trust that will take your coaching to the next level.


Learn: How to cultivate trust and safety with powerful questions that will help you gauge the current level of trust - Signs and signals to gauge how trust is going - Tools you can use to build trust - 5 layers of the trust pyramid that will help you get results


About Michael Powers:


Michael Powers has a passion for helping leaders continue to take their next best step upward. He’s a trusted advisor to CEOs, executives, and leadership teams in Nashville, where he lives, and across the country.


He admits to being a strange combination of left and right brain thinking with an engineering degree and MBA focused in marketing. He's been a top executive at fast-growing companies - and now focuses on assisting even more organizations to learn how to grow through his work as an executive and leadership team coach.  He asks tough questions and facilitates teams through the barriers they need to conquer. The results? Leaders are even better able to positively impact their company, colleagues, communities, and families.  He is a professionally certified coach with the ICF and is a certified professional leadership coach with PCCI.


Michael and his wife are parents of four children, ages 30 to 15, have two daughters-in-law, and have two grandchildren.  You can reach him via email at


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Feb 9, 2021

Raising your standard of professionalism and changing the world requires asking important questions. What does it mean for coaches to keep raising their own standards? What sabotaging mindsets might need to be addressed? What does the future of coaching look like, and what role can you play?


Tune in to this valuable episode with Master Certified Coach, Charles Hooper, and learn more about the valuable contribution your coaching can make.


About Charles Hooper:


Charles Hooper, Jr, MCC, is an Atlanta-based Executive Coach and Leadership Development Trainer.  He has worked with senior leaders in a variety of industries and organizations domestically and internationally to design and deliver leadership development processes and systems. Charles is especially skilled at accelerating leaders who are HiPo, NuRo, and YoGo (High Potential Leaders, Leaders in New Role, Leaders Developing New Leaders). Clients regularly gain clarity and confidence as they go through the change and transition process in their professional roles. In addition to his private practice, Charles trains coaches with two international coaching training companies. He is married and has 6 adult sons.

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Feb 2, 2021

Millennials represent the largest, most diverse generation in the history of the United States, and by 2030 they will make up 75 percent of the workforce. Thus, it’s critical that we know how to coach Millennials and those who work with them. Today, Chris Tuff, author of the USA Today best-seller, The Millennial Whisperer, shares important insights that will inspire and equip you to coach this next generation of leaders.


Tune in to learn:

-       The unique challenges Millennials face

-       Why Millennials aren’t “the” problem, they simply expose the problem

-       The best ways to connect and co-create powerful win/win relationships

-       Key motivators for Millennials and how to tap into them



About Chris Tuff:


A graduate of Vanderbilt, Chris is an accomplished digital marketer, investor, business development leader, youngest partner in the history of a 100-year-old advertising agency, bestselling author, public speaker, husband, father of two and advocate of empathy and connection.


When Chris isn’t finding creative ways to inspire and lead, you will find him spending time with his family, on a run or kiteboarding.


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Jan 26, 2021

What if building a coaching business wasn’t an “either/or” proposition but a “both/and”? What might be possible if you could continue using your current skill set and add coaching to it? In today’s episode, Nathan Kreger, a multi-passionate entrepreneur, takes us behind-the-scenes of his hybrid coaching business and shares some practical steps to consider if this sounds like a fit for you.

We’ll unpack:

- How past contacts and contracts contain clues on creative ways to serve your clients.

- How to match your passions with a marketplace problem you can solve.

- Ways to build a flexible, nimble coaching business that will support you until you retire.



About Nathan Kreger: 

Nathan Kreger is a business coach and consultant to independent service professionals and small businesses with 10-100 employees. He’s a small business change agent, student of marketing, speaker, and above anything else, a passionate entrepreneur.

A Professional Certified Coach through the ICF with Masters degrees in both Organizational Leadership and Practical Theology, Nathan is a zealous believer in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and is devoted to creating healthy work environments with freedom and flexibility.

In addition to his coaching & consulting business, Nathan also serves as the Chief Information Officer at Professional Christian Coaching Institute. If you’ve been to our website or receive our periodic promotional offerings, you have seen some of his handiwork – he keeps things humming on the back-end of all-things-tech here at the Institute.

Nathan is happily married to his sweetheart, Erin, and they have two beautiful children. Erin serves on our support staff, and together she and Nathan lead worship in the praise band at their church.

To find out more about Nathan, visit his website at and connect with him on LinkedIn.


Jan 19, 2021

What do the photos you use to represent you and your business say about you? Do they convey the image you want to project? Tune in today to find out why your promotional photos are critical to your image, and how you can maximize their impact.


You'll learn how to...

  • Capture people’s attention with beautiful, professional images that will cause your ideal audience to stop scrolling.

  • Share your story through your photos and let others know who you are so they feel comfortable doing business with you.

  • Find the best photographer for you, one that will capture you in your best light, so you get the most out of your photo shoot.


About Alyssa Jean Lewis:


Alyssa Jean Lewis is a Lifestyle & Documentary Photographer with her studio in Rolla, Missouri. She specializes in shooting candid moments and makes it her goal to tell the story of her clients’ lives by capturing their authentic selves, enabling them to feel confident, professional, and beautiful.


Alyssa holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently training as a Life Coach at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute.


Her husband, James, owns the website development company, and the two of them work from home as they parent their darling son, George.


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