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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 12, 2023

As the year draws to a close, we extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join us in this special episode. Together, we'll reflect on the ways God has encouraged us, the invaluable tools that have helped us, the books that have inspired us, and the insights we want to carry into the New Year. 

Tune in to learn about spiritual practices, unexpected pets, the life-giving wisdom found in the Psalms, and other treasures that will enrich your coaching journey in the year to come.

 

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:


A Non-Anxious Presence by Mark Sayers
The Pace of Grace Podcast with Kim Avery

Nov 14, 2023

Welcome back, everyone! Following Chris McCluskey's unexpected medical sabbatical, we're delighted to hit 'record' once again on a brand-new episode of the Professional Christian Coaching Today podcast. In today's conversation, we're diving into:

  • The latest update on Chris McCluskey's health journey
  • The power of taking intentional breaks and vacations
  • The challenges and hidden benefits of unplanned pauses
  • Fresh changes to our podcast schedule and what you can expect in the year to come

Join us as we explore how rest—both planned and unexpected—can be an enriching part of your personal and professional journey.

Nov 7, 2023

Leadership development is a $350 billion industry across the globe and a portion of that money is spent on coaching. In the past, access to coaching was restricted to senior leaders, but what if that person got coached earlier? How would that impact their leadership skills, their workplace, their families, and their lives? A growing number of colleges and universities are excited by these possibilities and are offering coaching to students to help prepare them for leadership roles even before they’ve been hired.

 

Listen to today’s episode to learn:

 

  • How colleges and universities are incorporating coaching into their programs.

  • Potential opportunities for coaches to work in this capacity.

  • Measurement and metrics for coaching programs.

  • How coaches can find out about this work.

 

About Wende Gaikema

 

Wende is an executive and leadership coach who helps leaders develop their business and their people. Wende’s work includes executives and leaders building skills in leadership presence, EQ, influential communication, change management, personal and team effectiveness.

 

She works with leaders in corporate and non-profit settings, including coaching students at Rice and Vanderbilt Universities. Wende believes that everyone can be a leader as they choose to influence the world around them.

 

She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and holds certifications in leadership, career and brain-based coaching as well as in emotional intelligence. She comes to coaching out of a business background in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble. Wende is also on the faculty at Professional Christian Coaching Institute.

 

Resources:

5 Keys to Emotional Intelligence: www.coachwende.com

Leadership Reckoning: https://doerr.rice.edu/leadership-reckoning-book

ICF Converge presentation by Rice: https://learning.coachingfederation.org/products/1371/icf-converge-2019-coaching-emerging-leaders-in-the-defining-decade

 

Oct 31, 2023

Coaches use their skills in a number of different ways and in a variety of settings. Today, Mike Howerton shares with us how his journey of self-discovery and self-leadership led him to a full-time position as an EntreLeadership Executive Coach with Ramsey Solutions.

Tune in to learn:

  • How to step out in faith, with a blurry vision, and then rely on the Lord to reveal the true vision for your business.
  • Ways to blend the gifts and talents God’s given you to build a thriving career.
  • New ways of thinking & being that can open doors you never thought possible.
  • About Mike Howerton

Mike serves as an EntreLeadership Executive Coach for Ramsey Solutions. He is skilled in partnering with leaders, giving them space to talk about what is really going on, as he helps them make decisions that are in alignment with what matters most so they can lead with confidence.

Prior to joining the EntreLeadership team, Mike spent most of his career in Nashville, TN, leading several teams for Embraer, the world’s 3rd largest aircraft manufacturer, as well leading an aircraft maintenance team for an international charter airline in Miami, FL.

As fulfilling as his profession can be, Mike’s greatest enjoyment comes from spending as much intentional time as he can with his wife and 4 children, as well as in his hobbies as an award winning beekeeper, market gardener, and managing his Christmas Tree Farm.

Oct 24, 2023

This week, we are giving you a rare, behind-the-scenes view of what it really takes to become a professional coach. In this candid interview with Kris Kelso, PCC, you’ll hear the ups and downs, the successes and the mistakes Kris has experienced in his transition from owning a technology company to becoming an author, entrepreneur, and executive coach.

Tune in to learn the importance of:

  • Emphasizing mindset more than mechanics.
  • Growing personally as well as professionally.
  • Integrating multiple passions into a portfolio career.
  • Figuring out the blend of services that’s right for you.

 

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 a faculty member at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, an advisor and instructor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 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 teen aged sons in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.

Connect with Kris at www.KrisKelso.com.

 

Oct 17, 2023

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on spiritual maturity and finishing well, a critical aspect of life for Christians and Christian coaches. Our guest, Bryan Brown, MCC, a Global Outreach Pastor and experienced executive and leadership coach, will provide insights on how to deepen our understanding of God’s purpose for our lives, how to align our thoughts, actions, and decisions with His will, and ways to increase our intimacy with Christ.

Join us as we explore:

  • A comprehensive definition of spiritual maturity.
  • The reasons why some Christian leaders struggle to stay the course.
  • The six essential traits of individuals who finish well.
  • The coach-approach to aid clients in their spiritual growth.

About Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown, MCC , loves helping leaders embrace their identity and calling, then live and lead as a follower of Christ. Bryan is the Global Outreach pastor at Perimeter church located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. In addition to his role at Perimeter, Bryan enjoys being an executive and leadership coach where he works with leaders and churches around the world in areas of spiritual formation, leadership development, and healthy team dynamics.

Bryan lives in Johns Creek, GA together with Jackie, his wife of 30 years. They have three children and one very energetic golden retriever.

Bryan has a passion and track record for developing leaders so that they can effectively influence others for a lifetime. For more information on Bryan and his private coaching practice visit www.coachingtolead.com. 

Oct 10, 2023

As Christian coaches we spend a lot of our time asking genuinely curious, open-ended, and exploratory questions so that our clients can wrestle and discover the answers that only they can find. Yet, most of us are not naturally comfortable sitting in question, but instead, prefer rushing to an answer. Today, Nancy Lopez, PCC, shares her own journey to becoming comfortable in questions.

Tune in to hear:

  • Why questioning is more than a skill, it’s a mindset.
  • The importance of coaching the person, not the problem.
  • How breathing can help center you in the moment.
  • Ways to deepen your comfort level with questions.

 

About Nancy D. Lopez, PCC

Nancy is a former C-Level executive with a diverse background in Human Resources. She is a Certified Professional Leadership, Life and Career Management Coach and carries the ICF Professional Certified Coach designation (PCC).

Nancy’s demonstrated impact around leadership and career development with corporate professionals has led her to specialize her practice, NDL Leadership, LLC as a professional leadership and career transition coach and consultant. She works with emerging leaders to executive levels and has the reputation as a trusted partner who is approachable and credible. She’s also enjoys teaching and is on faculty with the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. Nancy helps leaders catch their breath so they can navigate with clarity the challenges they face.

A native Floridian and graduate of both Stetson University (BBA) and Penn State University (MSBA), Nancy resides in the Greater Rochester, NY area with her husband, Wayne and their two children, Nathan and Catherine. Nancy has a passion for immersing herself in God’s creation through travel, long walks, bird watching, sunrises, sunsets, good food, great espresso, and savoring moments with her family and friends.

You can learn more about Nancy at www.NDLLeadership.com and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancydlopez/ or contact at nlopez@NDLLeadership.com.

Oct 3, 2023

You are a culture-shaper. As a Christian coach, you are uniquely equipped to draw out of others “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” that God has placed in them.


Join Chris McCluskey as he shares a behind-the-scenes look from his speaking engagement with coaches Greg Leith and Helen Mitchell at the C.S. Lewis Foundation and learn practical ways to influence culture in the 21st century.


Discover how to…

Find and fulfill the central purpose of your life so you can influence generations to come
Use direct communication to irrigate the spiritual deserts in our everyday world
Align your life with your day-to-day activities to intentionally live out your calling in the world

Sep 26, 2023

What could be more important in these disturbing and uncertain times than tapping into God’s perspective, His wisdom, His plan, and His provision? Join us as Chris shares his thoughts on why Spiritual Vision is perhaps more important now than ever before in our lifetime.

 

As you listen, you’ll be reminded of the:

  • The love and light shining even now as an anchor for your soul.
  • Importance of Spiritual Vision, especially now when our physical vision is limited.
  • Promises of God that transcend uncertain outcomes and loss.
Sep 19, 2023

Raising your standard of professionalism and changing the world requires asking important questions. What does it mean for coaches to keep raising their own standard? 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 role. In addition to his private practice, Charles trains coaches with two international coaching training companies. He is married and has 6 adult sons.

Learn how to get your complimentary 90-minute strategy session at www.HooperCoaching.com

Sep 12, 2023

As professional coaches, we are called to a world of expansive cultural diversity. In this global and multicultural context, it is more important than ever that we have a deep awareness, consideration, and appreciation of how we are alike and how we are different as humans. Coaches need to be aware of and manage our own biases to serve our clients effectively.

Dive in with today’s guests and:

  • Grasp the importance of going into each coaching relationship and session with an open mind that’s culturally competent and ready to serve people from all walks of life.

  • Learn the unforced rhythms of grace that abound when we approach coaching with curiosity so we can become more aware of and honor the variety of cultures in our world.

  • Experience the value of better understanding various people and setting aside bias to help our clients follow the call of God on their lives.

 

(#280) Greatest Hits: Raising Your Standard of Professionalism with Charles Hooper, MCC 

Raising your standard of professionalism and changing the world requires asking important questions. What does it mean for coaches to keep raising their own standard? 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 role. In addition to his private practice, Charles trains coaches with two international coaching training companies. He is married and has 6 adult sons.

Learn how to get your complimentary 90-minute strategy session at www.HooperCoaching.com.

 

Sep 5, 2023

Are you a counselor considering a new vocation? Have you wondered what the differences are between coaching and counseling? Then join this lively discussion between three former counselors turned coaches as they compare and contrast these two amazing professions.
Listen in to discover:

  • What to learn and unlearn when moving from counseling so you can thrive in the coaching world.
  • The role of emotion in the coaching relationship.
  • The 4 levels of development that will help you continue to embrace your identity as a coach.

 

About Andrew Gorter

Dr. Andrew Gorter, PCC is a leadership coach with a passion to help leaders navigate the interpersonal challenges of leadership. He earned a doctorate in family therapy and has over 30 years of experience working helping leaders build trust, elicit true buy-in, and inspire passion for their vision and values.


In addition to his work with leaders, Andrew has developed an internal coach training program for Franklin Covey a large international training corporation, and serves on the faculty of a Professional Christian Coaching Institute, a virtual coach training school where he has opportunity to multiply his influence, promoting high standards of effective credentialed coaching in the marketplace.


Andrew and his wife, Karen, live in Holland, MI, near the beaches of Lake Michigan. They have two married daughters, four grandsons and one granddaughter. He enjoys cycling, watercolor painting, reading and woodworking.


Learn more about Andrew Gorter at www.plusonecoaching.com.

Aug 29, 2023

As professional coaches, we are called to a world of expansive cultural diversity. In this global and multicultural context, it is more important than ever that we have a deep awareness, consideration, and appreciation of how we are alike and how we are different as humans. Coaches need to be aware of and manage our own biases to serve our clients effectively.

 

Dive in with today’s guests and:

  • Grasp the importance of going into each coaching relationship and session with an open mind that’s culturally competent and ready to serve people from all walks of life.
  • Learn the unforced rhythms of grace that abound when we approach coaching with curiosity so we can become more aware of and honor the variety of cultures in our world.
  • Experience the value of better understanding various people and setting aside bias to help our clients follow the call of God on their lives.
Aug 22, 2023

Welcome to an Encore of Episode 7 of Professional Christian Coaching Today in which we sit down with our show’s host, Christopher McCluskey, PCC, for part two of his inspiring story.


In the previous podcast, Chris talked about the challenges and obstacles he faced after shutting down his successful counseling practice to move his wife and children cross-country to the family farm and launch a private coaching practice.


Shortly after relocating, Chris was struck by a debilitating illness that took years to diagnose. He entered a “dark night of the soul” that took a toll on both he and his family. But instead of allowing difficult circumstances to harden their hearts, they served to strengthen their faith and resolve. During these difficult years, God inscribed valuable life lessons on Chris’ heart, which he shares with us today.


Chris identifies five critical beliefs that shaped his life and decisions during these years:

  • Discern your life’s call and listen to the song of your heart.
  • Count the cost and do your due diligence when launching your coaching business and in honoring your values.
  • Commit for the long haul. After putting your hand to the plow, resist the temptation to look back (Luke 9:62).
  • Persevere through the dark times and allow nothing to deter you from God’s plan and purpose for you, both personally and professionally.
  • Work creatively and collaboratively. Say, “Lord, show me something fresh here.” Ask, “Collaboratively, who else can help me?”


How might these key takeaways mold your life and coaching practice?


If after listening to today’s broadcast, you’re asking yourself, “So, what’s next?” or “How can I do a similar examination of my life and priorities?” download the “Align Your Life Inventory” for free. Just go to our website, ProfessionalChristianCoachingToday.com, and enter your name and email below the masthead. Signing up for this free resource will also add you to our mailing list and keep you up-to-date on new topics and podcasts.
Until next time, keep Raising the Standard and Changing the World!

Aug 15, 2023

Welcome to an Encore of Episode 6 of The Professional Christian Coaching Today podcast in which today we sit down with our show’s host, Christopher McCluskey, to hear his story as he has dared to answer the song of his heart, a song placed there by God.
Raised in a healthy Christian family, Chris was blessed beyond measure, but that didn't mean his path would be without countless challenges and overwhelming obstacles to answer God’s call on his life—a call that has not only touched his professional and personal life but also the lives of thousands.


Chris’s story offers important life lessons we could all learn from:

  • The importance of honoring the song God has place in your heart
  • Choosing to persevere in the face of adversity
  • Committing to running and finishing the race God has set before you
  • Sacrificing short-term pleasures for long-term gains
  • How a supportive family or community helps us weather life’s storms
  • And more…


Be sure to tune in for part two of Chris’ story next week and learn how the worst—and the best—was yet to come.
Until then, keep Raising the Standard and Changing the World!

Aug 8, 2023

Announcement: The Professional Christian Coaching Today podcast is currently taking a brief sabbatical. Unfortunately, Chris McCluskey, the founder of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and co-host of this podcast, is on a temporary medical leave due to a flare-up of his Lyme disease, and we wanted to update you, our valued listeners, of our temporary break from recording new episodes. 

 

While we understand this pause might be disappointing for some, we see this as an excellent opportunity to revisit some incredible content from our podcast archives. Each week, we’ll be sharing one of our "Greatest Hits" with you. These are the same powerful episodes that have contributed to making Professional Christian Coaching Today the Number 1 Christian Coaching podcast in the world. 

Be sure to follow us in your favorite podcast app, and together we’ll explore such vital topics as: 

  • Professional coaching skills and competencies 

  • Launching and building a coaching business 

  • Growing as an entrepreneur 

  • Marketing 

  • Networking 

  • Social media 

  • Technology 

  • Public speaking 

  • Group coaching 

  • Leadership coaching 

  • Spiritual formation coaching 

  • Coaching missionaries, church planters, and pastors 

  • And so much more! 

Most of all, join us in praying that God will supernaturally use this time to help Chris heal so that he can quickly return to all aspects of this work he loves. 
 

Until we return, keep raising the standard of coaching, and changing the world. God’s richest blessings to you. 

Aug 1, 2023

From stay-at-home mom to becoming a business professional to ultimately embracing the coaching field, Maggie Meylor joins us today to share her inspiring coaching journey. 

 

Tune in to learn:

  • The powerful questions that have impacted her clients

  • How value of not trying so hard

  • The difference between coaching and being a coach

  • How the Clifton Strengths Finder opens doors

  • Four ways to attract individual and business clients

 

About Maggie Meylor, CPLC
Maggie Meylor, is a CPLC, Certified Strengths Champion, e2grow facilitator, mentor, public speaker, enthusiastic owner of True Forward Coaching, and Academic Advisor for Professional Christian Coaching Institute. 

Throughout Maggie’s life, she has enjoyed intentionally investing in those around her. In 2019 she was introduced to professional coaching and in late 2020 the Holy Spirit directed her steps to Professional Christian Coaching Institute where she promptly enrolled after binge listening to this podcast and attending an online  5-day challenge, hosted by PCCI.

 

On a personal note, Maggie hails from Wisconsin and has since relocated to South Central Illinois, where she currently resides with her loving husband of 39 years, Mark. Together, they have raised two incredible daughters, both of whom are happily married and have blessed them with the joy of two beautiful grandchildren.

In her free time, you can find her playing golf, pickleball, riding bikes and taking long walks with her dog, Olive. 

Connect with Maggie at: maggie@trueforward.biz

 

Jul 25, 2023

In our fast-paced and demanding world, finding moments of stillness and nourishing our souls has become essential. A soul care or reflective retreat offers a still space, a haven where we can pause, reflect, and renew. It is an opportunity to sit with God to reconnect with our purpose, our passion, and His plan in the midst of life's chaos.

Planning a soul-care retreat is an art in itself, a delicate balancing of focus, stillness, connection, and creativity. It requires crafting an experience that not only nourishes the body but also rejuvenates the mind and nurtures the soul.

In today's episode, we invite you to join us on a journey behind the scenes, as we explore the key ingredients that make a soul care retreat truly transformative.

About Soul Flourishing: www.SoulFlourishing.com 

Jul 18, 2023

Executive Team coaching is one of coaching's hottest trends. In this episode, John Ramstead, a former fighter pilot turned coach, shares about his work with leadership teams in the Air Force, Space Force, successful corporations, and more.

 

Tune in to learn:

  • Practical ways to leverage your time and talent to maximize your impact and income.
  • The power of courageous coaching to attract ideal clients.
  • Tools and techniques to successfully coach teams.
  • Stories that will empower and inspire you.

About John Ramstead

John combines his experience as a Navy combat fighter pilot, Fortune 500 manager, and serial entrepreneur with his passion for helping you and your team reach your full potential…all while incorporating the very valuable lessons he learned from surviving a near-fatal horseback riding accident in 2011. Recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury--that required 25 surgeries and put him under hospital care for almost two years—radically transformed his thinking and forced him to connect with who he was meant to be.  He learned how to create his best life and is excited to help you and your team do the same!

Connect with John at: www.BeyondInfluence.com 

Jul 11, 2023

In the post-Covid world, frontline workers continue to encounter various challenges, including low-level anxiety, difficulty concentrating, increased irritability, and a decreased window of tolerance. However, coaching can offer invaluable support to assist them in overcoming these effects and reclaiming clarity, calmness, and focus. Join us in this episode as we welcome Doreen Steenland to explore the empowering combination of neuroscience and coaching, enabling frontline workers to navigate their challenges and flourish.

Tune in to discover effective ways to support your clients in:

  • Enhancing clarity of thought

  • Cultivating a calm and composed response

  • Harnessing the power of possibilities

  • Developing incredible focus

Coaching can be immensely beneficial for frontline workers and others in the post-Covid world, enabling them to conquer challenges, embrace new possibilities, and truly thrive.

 

About Doreen Steenland

Doreen Steenland is a Registered Nurse, International Coaching Federation Certified Coach & Certified Mental Fitness Coach. Doreen’s diverse nursing experience and neuroscience training provide a unique approach to her coaching. She is the founder of Living Full Life Coaching and empowers over-committed medical professionals to rise above their stress patterns, get anchored, and take control again. 

 

Doreen coaches women who have conquered survival mode and are now ready to live again! Empowering women to disrupt autopilot living, be present and walk in freedom is her passion using brain based tools.

 

Doreen’s coach training includes IPNB, somatic and Trauma Informed techniques, emotional intelligence, and positive intelligence. Mental Fitness incorporates Positive Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Science, and Performance Science and is backed by metric-driven scientifically proven tools. Using these tools, we rewire your brain & reset your energy for success.

 

She is a speaker and author of “Transform Your Brain, One Thought At A Time: Stress Patterns, Anxiety and Overthinking Rewired.” 

 

She lives by grace through faith in New Jersey with her hubby of 32 years and three adult kids.  She loves golfing, hiking, and all things outdoors. Her favorite place to rest is her front porch!



FREE Resource: Shrink Your Stress Playbook 

Includes a Quiz at the end of the booklet.

Jul 4, 2023

Join us today as we explore the valuable role that coaching plays in supporting parents as they homeschool their children. As more and more parents take charge of their children's education, whether through traditional or creative methods, homeschooling has become an increasingly popular choice. However, the path of a homeschooling parent can be fraught with challenges. Fortunately, coaching offers incredible support along the way.

 

In this episode, we will explore the following key aspects of coaching homeschooling parents:

 

  • Differentiating Homeschool Consulting and Homeschool Coaching: Gain a clear understanding of the distinction between these two approaches, as we explore how each can contribute to the success of homeschooling parents and their children.

 

  • Addressing Common Topics in the Coaching Relationship: Discover the range of topics that are commonly addressed in the homeschool coaching process. From curriculum selection to time management, we will explore the essential areas where coaching can provide invaluable guidance.

 

  • Navigating Challenges Faced by Homeschooling Parents: Homeschooling presents unique challenges, and our guest today will shed light on issues such as maintaining motivation, overcoming self-doubt, and finding a balance between parental roles and teaching responsibilities.

 

  • Strategies for Homeschooling Success: Learn effective strategies that empower homeschooling parents and set them up for success. From establishing routines to fostering a supportive learning environment, we will share practical tips and techniques that can make a significant difference in the homeschooling experience.




About Crystal Wagner

As a business owner, home educator, and former Certified Public Accountant, Crystal knows what it feels like to juggle many demands. She understands that you need a safe, judgment-free place to step away from the hustle and bustle of life and take a deep breath so you can calm the chaos and discern your next step forward.

 

A veteran homeschool mom with over 13 years of homeschool experience, she delights in inspiring and equipping parents to cultivate an atmosphere where they and their children can thrive. She loves supporting parents as they calm the chaos, manage their emotions, develop richer relationships, and train their children. 

 

Crystal is a speaker, host of the All in a Homeschool Day podcast, and certified life and homeschool coach. You can connect with Crystal and download free resources at https://www.triumphantlearning.com/resources/ 

 

 

 

 

Jun 27, 2023

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If neuroscience seems intimidating to you, then listen in to learn why brain science is so important to coaching and how it can enhance your coaching presence. Also, glean what you can do to bring simple concepts from neuroscience into your coaching practice; so your clients can receive the value of understanding what beliefs may be blocking their success. But that's not all!

  • Come to understand how 3 key areas of the brain greatly impact things like creativity, decisions, and change so your clients can get the most out of their coaching sessions and outcomes
  • Learn how people relate in regard to their brain function and emotional intelligence, so you can integrate a coach approach to how you interact with others
  • Apply basic working knowledge of neuroscience into your practice and watch your credibility as a coach soar

About Michael Pfau


Michael Pfau is the 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 Coaching and The Brain by visiting www.crosswayslifecoaching.com/resources/braincoaching/. 

Jun 20, 2023

Would you like to press pause on the endless cycle of hurry and worry? If yes, then tune into this extremely important podcast. Because we all have unconscious beliefs, unspoken fears, and hidden habits we so easily rely on that feed our fast-paced culture. Whether the disembodied voices you hear are from others or yourself… past or present… it’s time to silence them. 

  • Stop mentally rehearsing all your self-sabotaging thoughts so you can start moving ahead with the things you intend to do.

  • Shed light on unseen factors and the specific mindsets that convince you that you can’t accomplish your goals and find out how you can reach your greatest potential.

  • Learn more about “hurry sickness” (yes: it’s a real thing!) and how you can heal from the harrowing effects of time urgency.
Jun 13, 2023

Without exception, there’s one common denominator at the core of every single coaching session you hold. It’s the most essential part of that coaching session, and it’s something you have complete control over. What is it? It’s you! Your use of self, your awareness of yourself, and your self-management as a child of God, a person, and a coach.

In this episode, we dive into a deep exploration of who you are, how you show up as a coach, and how you differentiate yourself from your client in a way that’s beneficial to you and to them.

Tune in to hear:

  • How to maintain a sense of autonomy instead of reactivity.

  • The beautiful ways that coaching is a reflection of our Trinitarian God.

  • Using the competencies as a tool for spiritual love.

About Steve Cromer

Steve has been most blessed by his marriage to Geneva for over 42 years. She has encouraged his love of learning and exploration in the fields of archaeology, chaplaincy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, pastoral ministry, coaching and teaching, and, most recently, owning and operating a restaurant! Together they reared four sons and now celebrate having three wonderful daughters-in-law – with a fourth one on the way – and seven grandchildren. They have recently relocated to Williamsburg, VA, where they will continue their explorations together.

Steve joined the PCCI family as a student in 2012 and as an instructor in 2017. Through his business, Steve Cromer Coaching, Steve works as a mentor coach for those seeking certification, as a leadership coach for those wanting to improve their soft skills in the workplace, and as a life coach for leaders who struggle in the over-functioning, “go-to” position in the workplace and in the family.

Learn more about Steve at www.SteveCromerCoaching.com

 

Jun 6, 2023


Welcome to another episode of "Opening the Mailbox," where we dive deep into your coaching questions and provide valuable insights to help you navigate your coaching journey. Today, we have an exciting lineup of questions from coaches just like you. 

 

Tune in to learn more about:

  • Starting a coaching business as your encore career
  • Technology tools that are a win/win for both you and your client
  • Coaching firms you may want to join
  • How to coach an introvert in a way that’s helpful to them

 

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