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:
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
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:
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/
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
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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,
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
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.
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,
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
• 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