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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: December, 2022
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/

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