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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 27, 2022

Warning: after you press “play,” you’ll be transformed.

Tune in to hear what is perhaps the most powerful presentation we’ve ever shared with you, here on Professional Christian Coaching Today. It. Is. Simply. Powerful. Transformational may be an understatement, but it’s one of the best words we can think of to truly describe what will happen as you listen to this world-changing, life-poured-out message.

There’s no introduction that could even begin to describe what you’re about to hear. And your takeaways will truly be your own… what God whispers into your spirit as you sit at His feet.

About Cindy Schmelzenbach

Cindy Schmelzenbach is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, a Professional Certified Life and Leadership Coach through PCCI, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling and serves on faculty at PCCI.

Cindy and Harmon, her husband of 38 years, believe in fully engaging life, wherever God invites them, every moment, every day. They’ve spent 19 years in successful entrepreneurial businesses in the US and Caribbean and another 19 years internationally in cross-cultural leadership roles within a global ministry organization. Their passion for wholistic health and enhanced team dynamics moved Cindy to develop a Member Care initiative which she then successfully launched and coordinated across 46 countries in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, while serving as Internal Coach, Cindy facilitated coach training for international leaders across Asia Pacific and played a major role in the development and cultivation of a coaching culture within the organization.

“I am passionate about co-creating a space where powerful things happen that simply may not happen anywhere else!” Whether in one-on-one or group coaching contexts, clients discover the next steps in their journey to resilience, authenticity and thriving. Cindy is privileged to partner with clients who range from individuals quietly changing their world to public leaders who influence thousands with their decisions. Her current practice includes Life Coaching, Strengths® Coaching, Team or Group Coaching, and ICF Mentor Coaching.

Connect with Cindy at: www.coachingwithcindy.com

Dec 20, 2022

Being where you are is tough when your personal vision is in the midst of turmoil. Can you relate? It’s easy to become disoriented, discouraged, and paralyzed. But especially now, we need to be out and engaged. Both in conversations and productive work. With people and organizations facing turmoil. However, in order to be a sharpened tool, equipped with a strong grounding in who you are, you need a clear vision.

Be here:

  • Examine your personal vision (who you are, where you are, where the Lord might move you next) so you can bring your whole self to what you do.
  • Establish a fresh, personal vision for the coming season so you can move from the here and now into your promised future.
  • Envision having peace with where you are so you can find purpose and live out a vision that inspires others.

 

About Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PhD, MCC

Sackeena Gordon-Jones is an executive and leadership coach, speaker, trainer and organization development consultant residing in Raleigh, NC. She works with leaders who want to realize their professional and personal potential, and achieve both success and happiness. She holds the credential of Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Sackeena especially enjoys working with women and leaders who are intentional about bringing their whole life into harmony, while achieving meaningful professional and personal goals. She specializes in transformational coaching and strategic planning. She has coached leaders in the government and the private sectors, throughout five continents.

A leader in the coaching field, Sackeena has served as two-time president of the ICF Raleigh Chapter, leading the chapter to winning the Internationally recognized ‘Breaking Barriers’ award. She is the current Chair of the NC Community Coaching Outreach, leading the chapter to winning the inaugural international ‘Gift of Coaching’ award. Sackeena is also a professional coach trainer, and serves as the director of the Business Coaching Certificate Program at NC State University.

In addition to her coaching experience and credentials, Sackeena has over 20 years of relevant executive level business, leadership and board experience in private, public and non-profit sectors. She has worked with organizations and teams to deliver leadership and talent development focused on creating a sustainable culture of engagement, through leadership agility, emotional intelligence, coaching and communication skills. She has completed advanced studies in leadership, strategy, change management, human development and behavior, theology, neuroscience of coaching, organization development, and Philosophy.

Dec 13, 2022

Are you a multi-passionate coach? An entrepreneur who wants to define yourself by just one role? Today, our guest, Coach Michael McGreevy, will share how he has merged multiple paths, from construction to real estate to leadership coaching, into a portfolio career that supports a lifestyle he loves.

Listen in to discover:

  • How to create other outlets for income, based on your interests, and carve out more space to make memories with your friends and family.
  • Ways to overcome self-doubt and have fun exploring things you’re great at and that you really like to do.
  • A vision for diversifying in authentic ways so you can discover the overall freedom & flexibility you want.

 

About Michael McGreevy

Michael McGreevy is a full-time coach who helps growth-minded owners and executives discover the clarity and confidence they need to become remarkable leaders. He also serves leaders and teams through group trainings, workshops and masterminds. Michael has intentionally built his business in a way that provides a significant amount of space for making memories with his family. He and his wife Lydia own and operate a short term rental property business and host a marriage Podcast called “The Fight of Your Lives.” They have 3 wonderful kids Gunnar 6, Skylar 5 and Asher 3.

Connect with Michael at Michael@McGreevyLeadership.com or www.McGreevyLeadership.com.

Dec 6, 2022

Whether your questions are intensely practical or deeply philosophical and theological, this Opening the Mailbox episode has answers for you. On the practical side, be sure to catch our best low-cost tips and tricks for getting your Zoom lighting just right.

 

On the philosophical and theological side, you don’t want to miss this helpful explanation of the different roles that coaching, counseling, and therapy play around issues of sexual health, sexual addiction recovery, and more.

 

Interested in digging deeper? Here are some recommended books on Sexual Health for Christians:

 

When Two Become One: Enhancing Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Christopher & Rachel McCluskey

https://www.amazon.com/When-Two-Become-One-Enhancing/dp/0800731158/

 

A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexuality by Douglas Rosenau (includes a chapter by Christopher & Rachel McCluskey on Sex During the Child-Rearing Years)

(Doug Rosenau was a co-founder with Chris McCluskey of the Institute for Sexual Wholeness)

https://www.amazon.com/Celebration-Sex-Enjoying-Sexual-Intimacy/dp/0785264671/

 

Secrets of Sex & Marriage: 8 Surprises That Make All the Difference by Shaunti Feldhahn & Michael Sytsma

(Mike Sytsma was a co-founder with Chris McCluskey of the Institute for Sexual Wholeness)

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Sex-Marriage-Surprises-Difference/dp/0764239554/

 

Secrets of Eve: Understanding the Mystery of Female Sexuality by Archibald Hart, Catherine Hart Weber & Debra Taylor

(Debra Taylor was a co-founder with Chris McCluskey of the Institute for Sexual Wholeness)

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Eve-Archibald-D-Hart/dp/0849990629/

 

The Married Guy’s Guide to Great Sex by Clifford & Joyce Penner

(Cliff & Joyce Penner serve on the teaching faculty at the Institute for Sexual Wholeness)

https://www.amazon.com/Married-Guys-Guide-Great-Sex/dp/1589979389/

 

Enjoy! The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women by Clifford & Joyce Penner

(Cliff & Joyce Penner serve on the teaching faculty at the Institute for Sexual Wholeness)

https://www.amazon.com/Enjoy-Gift-Sexual-Pleasure-Women/dp/1589978021/

 

A Celebration of Sex After 50 by Douglas Rosenau and Jim & Carolyn Childerston

(Jim Childerston serves on teaching faculty at the Institute for Sexual Wholeness and Doug Rosenau was a co-founder)

https://www.amazon.com/Celebration-Sex-After-50/dp/0785260811/

 

Recommended books on Healing for Sexual Brokenness for Christians (not generally the work of coaches):

 

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender

https://www.amazon.com/Wounded-Heart-Victims-Childhood-Sexual/dp/1600063071/

 

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction by Mark Laaser

(Mark served on the teaching faculty at the Institute for Sexual Wholeness until his death 3 years ago)

https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Wounds-Sexual-Addiction-Laaser/dp/0310256577/

 

When Children Come Out: A Guide for Christian Parents by Mark Yarhouse & Olya Zaporoshets

(Mark Yarhouse serves on teaching faculty at the Institute for Sexual Wholeness)

https://www.amazon.com/When-Children-Come-Out-Christian/dp/1514000083/

Nov 29, 2022

Everything we do as coaches, no matter who we serve, is cross-cultural. As the saying goes, we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. Thus, one of the foundational skills we want to bring into our coaching relationships is the ability to “see” our clients as they really are.

 

Today our guests, Cindy and Harmon Schmelzenbach help us do that by unpacking:

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • Curiosity and the key role it plays
  • Why our differences are a cause for celebration
  • How neuroscience helps us understand bias
  • Ways to grow in cultural competency

 

 

About Cindy and Harmon Schmelzenbach

 

Cindy Schmelzenbach is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, a Professional Certified Life and Leadership Coach through PCCI, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling and serves on faculty at PCCI as well as having her own coaching business.

 

Harmon was born and raised in Africa to a third-generation missionary family. He’s a licensed Captain as well as having led ministries across Melanesia and the South Pacific. Harmon is also a PCCI Professional Certified Life and Leadership Coach as well as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

 

Cindy and Harmon have been married for over 40 years, believe in fully engaging life, wherever God invites them, every moment, every day. They’ve spent 28 years so far, living and working cross-culturally in successful entrepreneurial businesses and leadership roles within an international ministry organization.

 

Their passion for wholistic health and enhanced multi-cultural team dynamics moved Cindy to develop a Member Care initiative which she then successfully launched and coordinated across 46 countries of Asia Pacific. In addition, while serving as internal coach, Cindy facilitated coach training for international leaders and played a major role in the development and cultivation of a coaching culture within the organization.

 

Cindy says: “I am passionate about co-creating a space where powerful things happen that simply may not happen anywhere else!”  Her current practice includes Life Coaching, Strengths® Coaching, Team or Group Coaching, and ICF Mentor Coaching and Coach Supervision. 

 

Group Coaching and Learning Opportunity: Different Like Me, the Art and Science of Conversation www.CoachingwithCindy.com

Nov 22, 2022

Transitions are a part of all our lives, but they bring many challenges and questions: “Am I still valuable? What is my role? What are my choices? Where do I belong?” Whether it’s marriage, divorce, career change, or retirement, coaches can play a key role in helping others stay curious, look carefully at all aspects of their lives, generate positive possibilities, and transition well.  

Today’s guest, Michael Pfau, shares important insights about: 

  • The kinds of transitions that cause people to look for a coach
  • The role of the brain in transitioning well • How to grow a client’s awareness of their internal state
  • Ways to embrace positive perspectives

About Michael Pfau  

Michael Pfau is Founder and President of Crossways Life Coaching, LLC. Michael is an author, speaker, coach, mentor and trainer. He holds a Master’s degree in Education and has over 4,200 hours of coaching business and individual clients. Michael partners with Christians in mid-life around career development, performance and transitions. He also mentors new coaches around skill and business development. He developed an interest in Neuroscience through the work he does to help clients get unstuck, which often centers around mindsets and beliefs. 

Along with his own coaching practice, Michael serves as an instructor for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and the Life Calling Institute.  

You can learn more about Developing Mental Fitness by visiting www.crosswayslifecoaching.com/resources/mental-fitness-training/ 

Nov 15, 2022


Connection, we all long for it, and yet it can be hard to find. So, we have good news for you 
today. In this special episode, we not only inform and inspire you to make deeper connections 
with other Christian coaches, but we also give you a FREE tool to help make that happen.

Tune in to hear:

• How God has been moving throughout the history of the Christian coaching movement
• The shared longing we all have to connect more deeply with one another
• A practical and free tool that will help you initiate and grow your relationships

Get Your FREE Christian Coach Directory Listing: https://www.findachristiancoach.com/

Nov 8, 2022

The Christian Coaching movement is growing all over the globe, and in 

today’s episode, we get to hear first-hand accounts of what God is doing in the continent of Africa. Brian and Debi Zaas, Co-Directors of Navigators 

Life and Leadership Coaching, Bora Francois from Rwanda, and Levi

Ndimubanzi from Uganda shares exciting stories, glowing testimonies, and 

tremendous insight from their recent “Coach Camp Africa.”

Listen in to learn:

• Key drivers that led Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching to 

expand to 36 different countries

• The developing coaching culture among the African leaders

• Personal stories of how the Holy Spirit is at work in Africa

• Insights we can learn from Africans and their commitment to coaching

 

Connect with our guests at: www.Navigators.org/coaching.

 

About Brian Zaas

Brian Zaas, MA, PCC, CPLC, has the privilege of serving as Co-Director, 

Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching as part of their Train, Develop, 

and Care organization, serving alongside his wife, Debi. They are also 

founders and transformational coaches with Pursuing Promise, 

www.pursuingpromise.com.

 

Within Navigators, Brian & Debi have expanded their coaching presence in 

more than 15 countries crossing all continents with the goal of equipping 

leaders through a coach approach to achieve the God-sized goal of raising 

up 1 million disciples in the next 10 years.

 

Brian and Debi coach business and ministry leaders and their teams, 

integrating a biblical worldview and values into their vision and mission. 

They coach influential leaders, exceptional entrepreneurs, and industrious 

innovators who guide mid-sized and emerging business enterprises and 

ministries seeking to achieve breakthrough goals with boldness and 

steadfastness. We also come alongside pastoral and ministry leaders in 

their missional organizations and churches to help them grow a disciple-making culture.

 

Brian’s emphatic belief is that lordship and stewardship precede 

entrepreneurship and leadership. God knows our full potential, He created 

our passion, and through His Word, prayer, circumstances, and godly 

counsel, God will grow us to be both difference-makers and disciple-makers in every life we touch and every enterprise we build.

Brian and Debi have been married for 31 years and live near Tampa, FL. They are blessed with two daughters, Jenna & Kayla; and twin grandsons, 

Noland & Nash.

 

About Debi Zaas

 

Debi Zaas – Lives in Tampa Bay area in Florida. She and Brian have been 

married for 32 years and have two daughters and twin three-year-old 

grandsons.

She is Co-Director of Navigators Life and Leadership Coaching. After eight 

years of serving with Navigator Church Ministries, she transitioned to HQ 

with Navigators Train-Develop-Care in hopes of having a greater impact 

within Navigators cross-missionally, cities, and beyond. Debi is passionate 

about coaching and sees this as an important tool to reach the God-sized 

goal of Navigators raising up 1 million disciple-makers in 2030.

 

She earned her Master’s degree in Sports Psychology at the University of 

Maryland where she ended a 20-year career in coaching gymnastics. Debi 

obtained a Master level of coaching with the Institute of Professional 

Excellence in Coaching and has a Professional Coaching Credential (PCC) 

with the International Coaching Federation. (ICF). She is a Mentor Coach 

and Instructor for Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI) where 

she has had the opportunity to walk alongside over 50 Navigators to grow 

in their coaching skills to make disciples. Several of these Navigators are 

Certified Coaches with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and 

many are in pursuit of their ICF credential.

 

About Bora Francois

 

Bora Francois lives in Rwanda where he serves as Navigator’s National 

Director. He is married to Francine and has a 2-year-old son, Robero. Bora 

is a PCCI student, Certified Navigator Life and Leadership Coach, and 

Mentor in Training.

 

About Levi Ndimubanzi

 

Levi Ndimubanz lives in Uganda where he serves as Navigator’s National 

Director. He is married to Irene and has 2 daughters. He will soon be a 

Certified Navigator Life & Leadership Coach, and he is a student at PCCI.

Nov 1, 2022

In a success-driven world focused on outcomes and results, coaching 
helps clients live and lead in a different way. In a new book, Lead Like it 
Matters to God, Richard Stearns, Former President of World Vision, offers a 
roadmap and guide for those who want to live in a more values-focused, 
character-driven way.

 

Tune in to hear some of our key takeaways from this book, including:
• Why the starting point for all leadership is surrender
• How trusting God allows us to flourish when times are tough
• The importance of apology and forgiveness in promoting organizational 
   health
• The reason that excellence is important, but perfection is not

 

You can learn more about this book at https://www.ivpress.com/lead-like-it-matters-to-god.


Kevin Jackson can be found at: www.todayforyourtomorrow.com

 

 

Oct 25, 2022

Imagine a coaching session when absolutely nothing is wasted, where every word and every moment builds on the next. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could hear a coach responding to the entirety of the client, the entire time? That’s just a few of the golden nuggets you’ll glean from this recording of a live coaching session with Master Certified Coach Brent O’Bannon and added commentary from Master Certified Coach, Cheryl Scanlan.
 
Listen to learn:
How to have a truly client-centered conversation
When to introduce a new concept for added perspective
The importance of creating new awareness and connecting the dots to forward the client’s movement
How using a simple question to expand the reward of the hard work the client has done


 
About Brent O’Bannon, MCC
Brent O’Bannon is a PCC and the first GALLUP-Certified Strengths Coach in the world.
He coaches and champions leaders, entrepreneurs, and multi-million dollar companies to grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer with their strengths.

Brent teaches the PCCI Strengths Based Coaching course and is a recent Amazon #1 best-selling author of Selling Strengths: A Little Book for Executive and Life Coaches About Using Your Strengths to Get Paying Clients.

Join his vision to champion strengths for global excellence at www.brentobannon.com
 
About Cheryl Scanlan, MCC
Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC is a former executive with a multi-million dollar firm in New York, and combines strong business acumen with a passion for the Christian coaching industry, to facilitate the development of confident ambassadors for Christ in both corporate and ministry environments.

Cheryl began coaching in 2004 after a long battle with a difficult disease served as a Divine incubator for growing a focused love for the Lord and His church body. In 2003, her husband and best friend of 34 years, Tom, was the first to suggest coaching as a possible vehicle of ministry to the body. Her work began in her local church of 4000 where she continues to serve as a coach, and leadership developer/trainer after formerly serving in the capacities of Women’s Minister and Care Director.

Cheryl is primarily a business and executive coach, having worked with hundreds of C-Levels 1-1 and trained over 1000 CEOs. Examples of work over the past 15 years include developing high-performance organizations, fostering executive health, and preparing organizations for critical transitions. For more information visit www.c3advantage.net. She has clocked over 10,000 hours of coaching.

Her core passion is to see God’s people walk in step with Him. An ardent student of God’s Word, she is a trained Precept Bible Teacher and has studied the Word inductively for over 20 years. She has recently developed a one-year and six-month Bible reading plan that will be made available through her non-profit, Promised Land Living beginning in 2020. 
www.PromisedLandLiving.com

Oct 18, 2022

We all want to do what matters. To go beyond productivity to investing in the people and things that matter most. But that’s much easier said than done. In this episode, the author and coach Teresa McCloy transparently shares her personal story of how God helped her move from being 
a workaholic to enjoying a whole new way of living.

 

Tune in to learn:
• How to move from rush to rest
• The beauty in slowing down and savoring the life God has given you
• Ways a modern-day Rule of Life can set you up for daily success
• Coaching tools and techniques to help your clients focus on what’s most important to them

 

About Teresa McCloy
Teresa McCloy is as ACC Certified Coach with the ICF and a Certified Spiritual Director. She is the creator and founder of the REALIFE Process®, a faith-focused business that helps entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants develop and diversify their business by providing certification and training using the signature content of the REALIFE Process® as well as coaching and community to grow their impact and increase their income.


When she is not on the road speaking, coaching clients, recording her podcast, The REALIFE Process Podcast, or training new REALIFE Process® Certified Facilitators, Teresa enjoys being on the family farm, tending her wildflower garden where she loves to cut fresh flowers, enjoying a 
great cup of coffee with a friend, and of course, traveling as much as possible! 

Teresa is also the CEO at Professions Christian Coaching Institute and and Instructor for Successful Coach and the Leadership Bridge Class

Get the book “Do What Matters: Live from Rest, Not Rush, Using The REALIFE Process” at  www.DoWhatMattersBook.com.

 

Oct 11, 2022

Whether you are new to the coaching field or a seasoned professional, you’ll glean great wisdom from this interview with Coach Scott Frickenstein. Drawing from his background as a senior military officer and academic department chair, Scott shares key insights he’s gained on his journey to becoming a leadership coach.

 

Tune in to learn:

 

How God can take the various streams of experience in our lives and use them in our coaching
Ways to shift from telling and teaching to asking and coaching

Why good coaching starts with noticing

The importance of growing your skilling and sharpening your trust in the coaching process

 

About Scott

 

Scott served as an Air Force officer for over 25 years and was privileged to lead thousands of Airmen. He launched Leading by Design in 2017 to help pastors and other Christian leaders understand God’s design for leading and His unique personal design for each leader. Thru this ministry, Scott coaches individuals, couples, and teams, and he leads retreats and seminars on topics related to leader development.

 

Sco< also serves as a PCCI faculty member and is an executive coach and team leader in the WeAlign Coaching movement. He is married to Kristi; they are blessed with two grown sons.

 

Contact with Scott at www.LeadingByDesign.us

Oct 4, 2022

Values undergird everything we do as coaches. But like many broad themes, the temptation is to talk about values in a theoretical or philosophical way without understanding how they play out in everyday life. In today’s podcast, Chris McCluskey is going to use the Professional Christian Coaching Institute as a case study, so you can put real meat on the bones of this 
critical concept.

 

In this episode, you’ll get a backhand-the-scenes to peek at:

• How key values are identified and chosen

• The importance of weaving core values into every area of life and business

• Operationalizing values on a daily basis

• Getting and keeping the buy-in of the entire team

Sep 27, 2022

If you want to transform lives through sharing hope, skills, and encouragement so you and others can move from success to significance to legacy, then tune in to hear from  Tom Ziglar, a world-class leader and motivator.

 

Today, meet a Legacy Coach who:

 

• Knows the truth of leaving an inheritance to someone and the power of leaving a legacy in someone.
• Shows people how to teach and transfer wisdom, so others can make decisions for themselves that ripple into eternity.
• Lives for the value of significance, not just temporary success.
• Shares openly about how you can become a person who bears fruit, which  creates a legacy worth leaving

 

About Tom Ziglar


Tom Ziglar has had the rare privilege of spending his entire life surrounded by world-class leaders, innovators, and motivators. Family dinner included the presence of the  world’s TOP motivator, his father, Zig Ziglar.

 

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

 

Tom speaks around the world to billion-dollar companies, small business owners, and well-known academic institutions like Cambridge and Harvard.

 

 

Through Tom’s leadership, the Ziglar brand is more relevant today than ever:

• Over 4 million fans on the Ziglar Facebook page.
• Over 40 million downloads of one of the top business podcasts on iTunes, The  Ziglar Show Podcast.
• Over 200 Ziglar Legacy Certified trainers in over 17 countries around the world

 

The Ziglar Mission, and Tom’s mission, is simple:

 

“To transform lives through hope, skills, and encouragement, and to help you move from Success to Significance to Legacy.”

Learn more at https://www.ziglar.com

Sep 20, 2022

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

Sep 13, 2022

Living the coaching lifestyle affords you the freedom, flexibility, and ability to live the life you want to live. Today, we’ve got 4 seasoned professionals who are eager to share the ins and outs of living out your dream while you build a portable business and serve others through coaching.

Together, we’ll:

• Unpack how you can work from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day, so you can spend more time with those you love most.
• Discover how to earn a living from your home so you’re not just making a living financially but making a living relationally and experientially as well. 
• Why coaching doesn’t have to fit into your lifestyle because you can fit your lifestyle into coaching and engage in your personal, practical everyday life, more often!

Sep 6, 2022

This week we are opening the mailbox to answer these great questions. How is coaching different than discipling? When writing copy for your website, what’s the most effective way to describe yourself on the “About Me” page? What are some quick and easy ways to create a high-value free offer that builds your mailing list without taking weeks to write? And lastly, can a coach who has been trained elsewhere still take classes at PCCI?

 

Tune in to learn all the information you need to keep raising the standard of coaching and changing the world.

 

Aug 30, 2022

What happens to our brains as we age? The facts are sobering. And while Scripture assures us that we can grow in wisdom as we advance in years, there are also pitfalls to avoid. Tune in today to learn the latest neuroscience findings on brain health, and be sure to take notes as Dr. Charles Stone shares five key ways to keep your brain healthy for decades to come.

 

About Charles Stone

 

Charles has been a pastor for forty years in the US and Canada. He has authored seven books, and his writing has appeared over 300 times on leading Christian leadership websites. His passion is neuroministry, intersecting Biblical truth with neuroscience. He has earned four degrees and is currently completing his PhD.

 

Charles has been married forty-one years to his wife Sherryl, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren. He is a certified coach through International Coaching Federation, ACC designation. His current book is If Jesus Gave a TED Talk: 8 neuroscience principles the Master Teacher used to persuade His audience (2021, Freiling Publishing).

 

You can learn more about Charles at www.charlesstone.com

 

Learn about our upcoming course: Coaching with the Brain in Mind

 

Aug 23, 2022

We are living in uncertain times and walking through uncharted territory. Old solutions no longer fit, and our surefire strategies are failing. In times like these, coaching is needed more than ever before.



Coaches are willing to sit with their clients as they ask the big questions. They are comfortable with experimentation, iteration, and adaptation. Coaches embody hope.



To equip and encourage you in the important work you do, we are offering a FREE virtual summit: Professional Christian Coaching: Right People. Right Places. Right Time.



Just a few of the things you’ll learn are:

  • Key industries where coaching is being used

  • Specific niches that are meeting specialized needs

  • Why now is the perfect time to use your coaching skills



Save your spot at: www.ProfessionalChristianCoaching.com/summit

 

 

About Jordan Mercedes, MCC, Dean of Community Life

Jordan Mercedes is an Executive Coach, coach educator, and mentor. Her clients call her a “fire starter” for the way she helps them recognize and connect with the power of their inner fire to create outer momentum.  She has over fifteen years of experience working with clients, supporting them in next-level growth, vision realization, and sustainable personal and corporate leadership.

 

Jordan is driven to help leaders and organizations make the necessary heart-and-head connection, so they can have the impact they want to have in their work and in the world. Her work includes one-to-one coaching; group coaching and facilitation.  She serves as the Dean of Community Life, and the Chair for the Cultural Celebration Committee.  Jordan is an MCC credentialed with the International Coaching Federation.

 

www.JordanMercedes.com

About Greg Tosi: VP of Marketing Bio

Greg serves as the VP of Marketing for PCCI. He provides vision and direction for our promotions and outreach as well as helping streamline our marketing systems and processes internally. As a marketing consultant and business coach, he helps online businesses fine tune their marketing strategy to help them create meaningful connections with their customers and grow their bottom line. 

 

He’s a husband and father of 4 and enjoys being outdoors and never seeing snow where he resides in Florida. 

 

www.GregTosi.com

Aug 16, 2022

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be a “fly on the wall” during a truly masterful coaching session. For the first time ever, we have secured permission (from both coach and client) to share with you the recording of an actual coaching session that was recently approved by the ICF for the highest designation in our field, Master Certified Coach.

 

Even better, Cheryl Scanlan, MCC is also joining us in this episode to give you a behind-the-scenes commentary unpacking some of the skills, techniques, and qualities that Coach Todd Kemp used to make this session truly powerful.

 

 

About Todd Kemp

 

Todd coaches leaders and teams who need to adapt to new realities, reimagine how they create value, and grow their leadership capacities – so that they, their noble missions, and families can flourish. He also serves as a coach for a Convene peer advisory group of Christian CEOs and business owners in the Denver, Colorado area. He helps these leaders to integrate their faith and leadership to build healthy companies and cultures that love well, do good work, and honor God while earning a fair profit for a purpose. 

 

Todd has earned his Master Certified Coach credential from the ICF, a Certified Professional Leadership Coach designation from PCCI, and a Team Coaching certification. He also holds an MA degree in Positive Psychology and Coaching. He and his bride live outside of Denver where they are open-nesters with two young adult children, and enjoy hiking, skiing, and building into people who want to create meaningful change in their lives.

 

Get your FREE copy of: 25 Extravagant Listening Tips for Leaders at www.northwisegroup.com

 

About Cheryl Scanlan, MCC 

 

Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC is a former executive with a multi-million dollar firm in New York, and combines a strong business acumen with a passion for the Christian coaching industry, to facilitate the development of confident ambassadors for Christ in both corporate and ministry environments.

 

Cheryl began coaching in 2004 after a long battle with a difficult disease served as a Divine incubator for growing a focused love for the Lord and His church body. In 2003, her husband and best friend of 34 years, Tom, was the first to suggest coaching as a possible vehicle of ministry to the body. Her work began in her local church of 4000 where she continues to serve as a coach, and leadership developer/trainer after formerly serving in the capacities of Women’s Minister and Care Director.

 

Cheryl is primarily a business and executive coach, having worked with hundreds of C-Levels 1-1 and trained over 1000 CEOs. Examples of work over the past 15 years includes developing high performance organizations, fostering executive health and preparing organizations for critical transitions. For more information visit www.c3advantage.net. She has clocked over 10,000 hours of coaching.

 

Her core passion is to see God’s people walk in step with Him. An ardent student of God’s Word, she is a trained Precept Bible Teacher and has studied the Word inductively for over 20 years. She has recently developed a one year and six month Bible reading plan that will be made available through her non-profit, Promised Land Living beginning in 2020. https://www.facebook.com/PromisedLandLiving/

Currently, Cheryl serves as Provost of PCCI (professional Christian Coaching Institute) where she has partnered with Chris McCluskey for 8 years and oversees the instructors, mentor coaching, CPLC certification process and curriculum management. Cheryl mentors other coaches primarily through her membership platform, Coach’s Edge (www.mentorcoachinsights.com).

 

You can learn more about Cheryl at www.CherylScanlon.com

 

Aug 9, 2022

Our world is experiencing massive change, and with that change the need for emotionally intelligent coaches and leaders continues to grow. Based on a poignant example, Kelli Porcaro helps us unpack what emotional intelligence really is, why it is so important, and gives us three simple practices to help each of us increase our EQ.



Learn how to:

  • Notice and name your emotions

  • Identify the loudest and the brightest emotions

  • Watch out for the emotional escalator

  • Pause to choose the best course of action





About Kelli Porcaro

Kelli brings 30 years of Organizational Development experience to her work as a Consultant and Coach. She works in a wide range of industries partnering with organizations to develop leaders, navigate change, and unlock infinite possibility. Using a combination of assessment, training, and coaching, Kelli works to equip her clients to reach their professional and personal goals. 

Kelli is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Master Certified Emotional Intelligence Assessor and Practitioner (EQAP), a Certified EQ Coach (EQCC), and a Hogan Certified Assessor.

Kelli is the creator of THE PRACTICE™, a turn-key, mobile platform focused on developing your emotional intelligence.

She is on faculty with Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and Professional Christian Coaching Institute.

Kelli earned her degree in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University.

Discover more about Kelli and The PracticeTM at www.EquipStudios.net

Learn about the upcoming class: Developing Emotional Intelligence through Coaching at https://professionalchristiancoaching.com/emotional-intelligence/.

Aug 2, 2022

A great marriage involves teamwork, and a great marriage coach helps couples become a winning team. Tune in today to learn how to work with couples on assessing their current relationship, identifying and acquiring important communication skills, and creating a compelling vision for the road ahead.

Learn more about the Pre-Marital and Marriage Coaching class that begins August 17, 2022 here: Pre-Marital and Marriage Coaching.





About Rudy and Wilmer Graham

Rudy Graham is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Managing Partner of Fruitful Journey Coaching. He brings over 38 years of experience as a Corporate Sales Professional in the technology industry. He coaches and trains individuals and teams pursuing performance growth in government and commercial organizations.

Wilmer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and she is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned credentials in Executive Leadership and is a Senior Excellence in Government leader.

Rudy and Wilmer have been married just celebrated 39 years of marriage and enjoying coaching marriages and teaching Pre-Marital and Marriage Coaching together at PCCI.

You can learn more about Rudy and Wilmer Graham at: www.FruitfulJourneyCoaching.com.

 

Jul 26, 2022

Internal coaching is growing, and it’s helping companies and ministries build strong leaders and loyal employees. Research shows that coaching increases workplace engagement, improves performance, retains talent, and so much more. In today’s episode, Emily Eichstadt, PCC shares how she became an internal coach and some key things she’s learned.

 

Tune in to hear:

  • How Emily became an internal coach

  • Basic systems she set up for success

  • Creating coaching agreements to ensure confidentiality

  • Getting employee buy-in so that clients are eager to come

 

About Emily Eichstadt

Emily Eichstadt is a Professional Certified Coach who loves people and is energized when she sees individuals, organizations, and communities thriving. She serves on staff at PCCI, is an internal coach, and has a successful private coaching practice. On a personal note, Emily has been married to her college sweetheart, Chad, for 24 years, and they are raising two teenage daughters.


Get Emily’s “Welcome to Coaching” email or connect with Emily at https://www.emilylifecoach.com/.

Jul 19, 2022

Imagine how excited your clients would be if you helped them add an extra eight hours of productivity to each month. What if your clients also experienced a greater quality of life and exponentially improved their employee’s engagement? These are the kinds of proven results people get when they know and use their strengths.

 

Join us today to learn:

  • The four domains of strengths-based leadership and teamwork

  • The four needs of followers and how knowing this will help you be a better leader

  • Practical team building exercises 

  • Biblical examples of strengths-based leadership



Learn more about the Strengths Based Coaching Class here: https://professionalchristiancoaching.com/strengths-based-coaching/



About Brent O’Bannon

 

Brent struggled to find the right career fit, but finally landed on his feet as a human potential expert facilitating Workplace Training & Executive Coaching for leaders, teams, & organizations over two decades with his company Strengths Champion Solutions.

 

Brent is an ICF Master Certified Coach who has facilitated more than 27,000 coaching sessions, spoken to 500+ organizations, become an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, is a Strengthspreneur® & global strengths champion as the world’s 1st GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach.

 

His top 6 strengths are: Focus, Individualization, Achiever, Command, Competition, & Woo.

 

He enjoys being a foodie with his college sweetheart of 38 years, being a grandfather, team tennis, and giving back to non-profits.


Connect with Brent at www.brentobannon.com/resources

 

Jul 12, 2022

If you’re getting tired of always looking for your next client, you’ll be delighted to learn that your best new client is the one you already have. In today’s episode, you’ll hear five key reasons why the fastest, easiest, and most profitable way to grow your coaching practice is through repeat business.

Tune in to learn why returning clients:

  • Spend more money

  • Are easier to reengage

  • Cost less to acquire

  • Promote your business for you

  • Increase profitability

See all the statistics cited today and more at: https://www.constantcontact.com/blog/repeat-customers.

About Nathan Kreger

Nathan Kreger currently lives in the Indianapolis area where most people think he's in the Central time zone but is really on Eastern time.

He originally grew up in Michigan, and moved down to the Indy area in 2010, so he's not a native Hoosier, doesn’t care about the Colts, and misses the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. However, he does NOT miss telling people where he lives by pointing to a spot on his hand.

Nathan is married to Erin, his wife of over 10 years, and they have two kids: Tank (aka Tank the Turkey) and Eden (aka Chicken).

He's been consulting for 15+ years and coaching for 10+ years. He enjoy working with people – preferably with lives – and brings a wide array of talent and skill to the people he serves.

Nathan integrates various methodologies in his work, whatever serves the person in front of him best. He loves to learn and practice – lately about who we are, the nature of thought, being present, the human experience, head vs. heart, etc. He likes to learn other things too, but you can talk about that later with him if you decide to connect.

To find out more about Nathan and connect, visit his website at www.NathanKreger.com.

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