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Professional Christian Coaching Today

Welcome to Professional Christian Coaching Today with Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery, a weekly podcast dedicated to informing, inspiring, and equipping Christians in the art and science of professional-grade Christian coaching. Along with cutting-edge content, you'll hear great interviews with guests such as Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Dr. Gary Collins, Kary Oberbrunner, Dr. Marilee Adams, Dr. Richard Swenson, C.J. Hayden and more. Our goal is to raise the standard in coaching and change the world.
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Now displaying: November, 2022
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

 

 

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