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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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Apr 26, 2016

Inspiring yet full of practical tips and techniques for coaches, you don’t want to miss a single word as Chris and Kim walk you through this professional-grade, Master-full coaching session with Susan Whitcomb.

In this episode, you’ll observe how to:

  • Learn to use key-worded reflections to help your clients build momentum.
  • Explore limiting beliefs, which help a client shift from fight/flight/freeze mode into peace/perseverance/possibilities mode.
  • Implement courageous coaching, not through revelatory language but with reflective listening.

About Susan Whitcomb:

Susan Whitcomb is the Founder and president of The Academies, which specializes in brain friendly coach training for corporate and executive coaching. She is the author of 7 books and has developed an extensive coach-training curriculum approved by the International Coach Federation. Susan has a gift for taking complex neuroscience principles and making them understandable and applicable to every-day coaching. She has studied personally with thought leaders from the Academy of Brain-Based Leadership and the Applied Neuroscience Institute, where she became the only Licensed NeuroPositive Coach from that organization to also be awarded the Master Level designation. She is on a mission to equip coaches to “Change Minds For Good!”

If you would like to connect with Susan Whitcomb and learn more about the training she offers, visit TheAcademies.com.

Click here to download the transcript of "Masterful Coaching with Susan Whitcomb, PCC."

Show Notes

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Apr 19, 2016

Would you like to be more successful in life and business while encouraging others to do the same? This week Chris and Kim interview Peter Beck, Director of Training and Coaching at RightPath, to learn more about the critical role that emotional intelligence (EQ) plays in your success. Tune in to find out how.

You’ll learn about the:

  • Ins and outs of how improving your EQ moves you from functioning to thriving 
  • Projected future impact of EQ in business and ministry settings
  • Importance of coaching on EQ and how it can change the your life

  

To get your coupon to take the RightPath for free, you can contact Peter Beck at PBeck@RightPath.com.

 

About Peter Beck

Peter Beck is the Director of Training a Coaching at RightPath Resources, a leadership and talent development firm in Suwanee, GA. Peter has extensive international experience in leadership development, multi-cultural teaming, and coaching. He has lived in Guatemala, Colombia and Peru for a total of 7 years and has traveled to over 50 countries around the world.”

Prior to working at RightPath Resources, Peter worked full time in missions for 25 years including 6 years as a church planter in Peru and 7 years as a trainer for missionaries preparing to move overseas.”

He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and International Development from Wheaton College and completed his Masters in Leadership from Trinity Western University. In addition, he has completed a graduate certificate in Distance Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently working on a Masters in Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Peter lives in Roswell, GA and has three children.

RightPath Resources works with Fortune 500 companies and non-profits around the world. Its clients include Southern Company, TSYS, Coca-Cola, Publix, 5 NFL teams and non-profits such as Goodwill Industries.

Learn more about RightPath at www.RightPath.com.

 

Show Notes

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Apr 12, 2016

If you’re tired of reinventing the entrepreneurial wheel, this podcast has the formula you need. Listen in as Michael Gerber unpacks the intricacies of a successful small business mindset.

You’ll uncover:

 

  • Why it’s critical for anyone looking at income generation over the next 20 years to have a shift in mindset

 

  • What’s so important about entrepreneurial development

 

  • How being an entrepreneur, manager and technician is crucial to security in business

 

  • Who’s really in charge when you adopt a position of greater control, autonomy and self-direction

 

 

About Michael Gerber:

Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship.

Inc. Magazine
 calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru” — the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions of individuals and hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide for over 40 years.

 

Michael E. Gerber is the author of the mega-bestseller “The E-Myth Revisited” and five other E-Myth books concerning small business and entrepreneurship.  Additionally, Mr. Gerber has written 14 industry-specific E-Myth Vertical books co-authored by industry experts.  These books are written for: Attorneys, Accountants, Optometrists, Chiropractors, Landscape Contractors, Financial Advisors, Architects, Real Estate Brokerages, Insurance Stores, Dentists, Nutritionists, Bookkeepers, Veterinarians, Real Estate Investors and soon to be HVAC Contractors.

 

Today, Michael is on a new mission, to bring economic development strengths and capabilities to millions of people around the world by awakening the new entrepreneur within them.  His one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial incubator called The Dreaming Room: Design, Build, Launch & Grow™, is now being led throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. This program will soon be sponsored by cities throughout the United States, and soon in cities throughout the world.

 

Based on his intimate, in-depth experiences with entrepreneurs in his Dreaming Room™ events, along with the tens of thousands of clients his company has coached and mentored over the past 40 years, Michael E. Gerber has  authored his revolutionary new book on entrepreneurship and The Dreaming Room™ called: Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies.

Mr. Gerber believes that awakened entrepreneurs seek a path that has, at its core, a higher, more inspiring meaning than just making money, selling a product, or seizing market share.  According to Mr. Gerber, a new entrepreneur is a trailblazer seeking to transform lives in all areas – from designing a small business, building it, launching it and growing it.

 

As a result of a participant’s experience in The Dreaming Room: Design, Build, Launch & Grow™ the evolving entrepreneurs within will discover the means to create a new company, or transform an old one, while going on to work ON his or her business and life, rather than just IN it — unfailingly reflecting his or her transformational resolve into the actions needed for a company to flourish.

 

Michael and his wife, Luz Delia, live in Carlsbad, California.

 

You can learn more about Michael Gerber at michaelegerbercompanies.com.

 

Show Notes

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Apr 5, 2016

How much should you charge as a coach? Is it based on your experience? Your credentials? Your competition? Or something else entirely? Listen in as Chris and Kim demystify one of the most-asked-about topics among professional coaches today.

 

You’ll gain:

 

  • 5 confidence-building questions that will help you step into your calling and break away from uncertainty

 

  • Greater clarity around the factors that affect fees so you can quote numbers catered to your niche

 

  • Insight into how your confidence and competence affect your compensation

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Defining Your Coaching Niche

Inspiration for the Coach in Private Practice with Dan Miller

Sherpa 2016 Executive Coaching Survey: Coaches’ Earnings Report

 

Show Notes

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Mar 29, 2016

Would you like to have a high impact coaching business? Make every effort count? Be a part of a thriving community? Collaborate with like-minded coaches? Build not just a great business, but a great life? Then this is an episode you can’t afford to miss.

 

Learn how Masterminds Groups can help you:

  • Clarify vision and direction
  • Improve decision-making
  • Inspire creativity
  • Provide community, connection, and collaboration
  • Increase confidence
  • Lead to meaningful action
  • Build a better business and a better life

 

If you can see how a High-Impact Mastermind group would move your business forward, learn more about Chris McCluskey & Kim Avery’s new group at www.ProfessionalChristianCoachingToday.com/HIM. We’d love to have you join us.

 

About Chris McCluskey & Kim Avery

 

Christopher McCluskey, MSW, PCC, CMCC, BCC

Often cited as ‘The Father of Christian Coaching’, Chris is a visionary thought leader who pioneered this field in the late 1990’s through journal articles, conferences, keynotes, and as a founding board member of both the Christian Coaches Network and Christian Coaching Magazine.

 

He served as a primary consultant and contributor to Dr. Gary Collins in his ground-breaking text, “Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality” (2001, NavPress).

 

In 1998, Chris transitioned entirely out of his ownership of the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in Tampa Bay (Christian Care Counseling Centers, Inc.) into full time coaching as a solo practitioner in his new business, Coaching for Christian Living, Inc.

 

In the year 2000, he established a Christian track at the Institute for Life Coach Training which grew over that decade into the Professional Christian Coaching Program (precursor to PCCI).

He has presented at more than 50 national & international conferences including the Christian Management Association (CMA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), the Association for Marriage & Family Ministries (AMFM) and the Christian Coaches Network (CCN).

 

A prolific writer, he and his wife, Rachel are best-selling authors of the highly-acclaimed marriage book, When Two Become One (Revell, 2004, 2006), and have co-authored chapters in several popular Christian books. Their articles appear in numerous international magazines and on websites including ChristianityToday.com, FamilyLife.com, and Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn.com. They are frequent guests on popular Christian radio and television shows.

 

Chris and Rachel operate Professional Christian Coaching Institute and Coaching for Christian Living from their ranch in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in south-central Missouri where they homeschool their seven children. Chris’ passions include music, the performing arts, and nature, but most of all his family.

 

Kim Avery, MA, PCC, BCC

Kim is the Founder and President of Kim Avery Coaching, a coaching and mentoring firm that helps Christian coaches market successfully and coach masterfully.

 

She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Professional Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach and trains coaches at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute where she also serves as Dean of Marketing and Communications.

 

Kim’s mission is to help Christian coaches succeed so they can equip others to live Christ-saturated, joy-filled and purpose-driven lives. You can learn more about her endeavors at www.KimAveryCoaching.com.

 

Kim is happily married to her husband Ron, and they have two beautiful children, Bethany and Jonathan, two granddaughters, and a poodle named Bob. The Avery’s enjoy running, biking, hiking, and ministering to the community in which they live.

 

Show Notes

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Mar 22, 2016

Master-full coaching is a unique blend of Spirit-led curiosity and learned skills. Listen in on a professional-grade session with Jory Fisher, PCC, and her client. You’ll not only hear how to manage the process of coaching; you’ll glean how to promote forward-moving accountability as well.

 

Bonus Takeaways:

 

  • Understand how establishing trust and intimacy early in the coaching session encourages forward momentum

 

  • Develop a coaching presence that tends to the process, so the client can stay focused on the progress

 

  • Cultivate an open space that will take your client from “hum-drum” to “aha!”

 

Jory H. Fisher, PCC, CMCC

 

Jory Fisher specializes in helping Christian solopreneurs grow their business to six figures so they can make the difference they’re called to make with enthusiasm, confidence, and joy. Jory is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, as a Certified Master Christian Coach by Christian Coaches Network International, as a True Purpose™ Coach by the True Purpose™ Institute, and as a Top 6 Startup Expert trained to help solopreneurs build six-figure businesses.

 

A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University, Jory holds a master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College and a law degree from the University of Virginia. She practiced law for 20 years and served as a founding faculty member and associate dean of Liberty University School of Law before moving to Maryland in 2012. She and her husband Dave have raised a blended family of seven children, each of whom is making a meaningful and significant difference in the world.

 

Jory has coached, mentored, and inspired hundreds of purpose-guided entrepreneurs since founding her business Jory Fisher & Associates, Inc. in 2008. You can learn more about Jory and her coaching programs by visiting JoryFisher.com and by connecting with her on LinkedIn. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of Niche Secrets to help you start creating your six-figure niche now, email Jory@JoryFisher.com today.

 

Show Notes

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Mar 15, 2016

Do you or your clients struggle to balance worship, work and play? What if you had enough energy to be fully present in every moment? To live out your deepest priorities? To worship and have fun? You can.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • A simple, easy-to-implement tool for filtering life’s complexities.
  • Encouragement to step out of default mode and live on purpose.
  • Practical ways to feed your soul and keep your cup full.

 

Show Notes

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Mar 8, 2016

Best selling author Michael Hyatt shares powerful insights from his new book, Living Forward, on how a Life Plan can equip you and your clients to pursue the things that matter most. Jump start your future by listening in on this enlightening interview.

You’ll learn:

  • The power behind “living forward"
  • How to plan your Ideal Week and why it’s important, even if you never hit it
  • What “Life Accounts” are and how they impact us every day

About Michael Hyatt:

Michael Hyatt is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest faith-based publisher in the world and now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has lived by a life plan. His blog, MichaelHyatt.com is ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs. His messages of leadership, personal development, and productivity reach people in over two hundred countries. He and Gail, his wife of 37 years, live in Tennessee with their five daughters and eight grandchildren.

You can learn about Living Forward at www.LivingForwardBook.com.

Show Notes

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Mar 1, 2016

Gain insight into the value of coaching at midlife, and create awareness around how you or your clients spend the second portion of your years. Chris and Kim huddle with Halftime Institute’s Jeff Spadafora to help you develop a game plan for that goal.

Regroup and reconsider how to:

  • Redefine the American dream playbook and organize your strategy.
  • Recalibrate a life of discontent and transition toward peace.
  • Refocus stale efforts
  • Renew your vision.

About Jeff Spadafora:

Jeff Spadafora is the Director of Global Coaching Services and Product Development for The Halftime Institute. He spent 20 years as a leadership and executive development consultant for Fortune 1000 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Sears & Roebuck, Compuware, Domino’s Pizza, Visteon, Northern Trust Bank, Helene Curtis, and Sky Chefs.

In 2005, Jeff was inspired by Bob Buford’s book Halftime and began his journey of discovering God’s true purpose for his second half. As he worked with his Halftime coach, it became clear that his calling is to help other people discover their calling.

He has coached over 130 men and women through the Halftime Journey and continues to make this a primary part of his ministry. As the leader of The Halftime Institute’s global coaching staff, he is also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing Halftime Certified coaches throughout the world.

In addition to being the lead designer of the Halftime curriculum and one of the primary facilitators of workshops for groups of people embarking on the Halftime journey, Jeff also writes and speaks globally about the issues of life purpose, joy, and kingdom impact.

He lives in Evergreen Colorado with his wife Michelle and 3 teenage children.  He enjoys fishing, hunting, skiing, mountain biking and everything else the great outdoors of Colorado has to offer.

You can learn more about Jeff Spadafora and Halftime at http://halftimeinstitute.org/.

Show Notes

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Feb 23, 2016

Take the guesswork out of defining your coaching niche. In this episode, you’ll learn the three major benefits of niching your coaching practice, as well as these bonuses.

Understand:

  • How confidence and clarity are more important than the actual niche.
  • How to maximize your marketing time and leverage your resources.
  • How narrowing your focus produces greater visibility.

 

FREE copy of the 50+ Hottest Niches in Coaching.

 

Show Notes

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Feb 16, 2016

Inside-out change always ripples out to impact our attitudes, our actions, our relationships, and our results. This is the transformation today’s guest, Linda Slaton, experienced when she went through coach training. Now through her book Embracing Purpose, Linda is taking that learning to churches, to prisons, and to the world.

In this episode, you’ll hear how:

Outside-in changes lend short-term support, while inside-out transformation is guaranteed to last.

Good communication involves as much unlearning as it does learning.

The coach-approach to leadership empowers people more profoundly than sound advice.

  

About Linda Slaton

Mother of four, stepmother of two and grandmother of eight, Linda lives in Little Rock with her husband Dave. Having served as Missional Engagement Pastor for seven years at Fellowship Bible Church, Linda now devotes full time to her God-given purpose–empowering others to find, love and live their purpose based on their unique design.

 

“Nothing thrills my heart more than to see the people of God come alive as they do the work He’s called them to do. It’s the path to an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus and to the abundant life He came to give,” she says.

 

As a retreat and conference speaker and a certified life coach, Linda delights in spreading the message of Embracing Purpose to audiences everywhere.

Embracing Purpose is the fruit borne of a long journey that Linda took with God. What started as restlessness and confusion soon became a quest for answers and then, having found them, a deep desire to help other women find theirs. After wrestling with God and learning more about herself than she ever thought she could, God put it in her heart to create a study that would serve as a guide for other women embarking on the same journey. Today, Embracing Purpose has found its way into churches and small groups all across the country. The Spanish version of an early edition of the material (Woman on a Mission) titled Mujer con una Mision is being widely used in Honduras and El Salvador, and soon, in Guatemala. Its reach is ever-increasing as women everywhere start to live the abundant life they long to experience by using their gifts to bless others.

 

You can visit Linda at http://www.EmbracingPurpose.com.

 

Show Notes

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Feb 9, 2016

Greater trust, increased motivation, deeper understanding and a higher level of commitment; these are just a few of the benefits your clients will receive as a result of your active listening.

 

While being a great listener isn’t a natural skill, it can be learned. Tune into this episode to receive some practical tips you can put to work today.

 

  • Learn the proven benefits of being a great listener
  • Understand the four different levels of listening and why they matter
  • Identify common blocks to good listening to see what’s been getting in your way
  • Choose one new skill to begin implementing this week and enjoy the difference you see in your relationships

  

Show Notes

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Feb 2, 2016

Relentless busyness pulls at all of us, and both coaches and clients feel the weight of it in every area of our lives. In this episode, Dr. Richard Swenson, best-selling author of the book Margin, reassures us that while hurry is epidemic, it doesn’t have to be inevitable.

Do you get to the end of the day, every day, and wonder where the time went? Do you or your clients consistently push yourselves harder than you can possible go? If so, listen in as Chris, Kim, and Dr. Swenson unpack the timely topic of margin.

  • Decode the myth that says you should do more because others are ahead.
  • Learn the importance of the space between your load and your limits.
  • Discover the key to banishing burnout so you can live with intention.

 

About Richard A. Swenson, M.D.

 

Richard Swenson is a physician-researcher, best-selling author, and award-winning educator. He received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor within the University of Wisconsin Medical School system where he taught for fifteen years.

 

As a physician-researcher, his current focus is "cultural medicine," studying the intersection of health, culture, faith, and the future. He has written extensively on trends in modern society, including the acceleration of stress, overload, change, complexity, and speed. Six of his books are dedicated to this general topic, and they contain hundreds of practical prescriptions (Rxs) for decompressing the increasing pressures of life.

 

Dr. Swenson has traveled to over fifty countries, including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. He has presented widely, including national and international settings, to a wide variety of career, professional, educational, medical, governmental, and management groups, most major church denominations, members of the United Nations, NASA, Congress, and the Pentagon.

 

Learn more about Dr. Swenson, Margin and his other books at http://richardswenson.org/

 Relentless busyness pulls at all of us, and both coaches and clients feel the weight of it in every area of our lives.  In this episode, Dr. Richard Swenson, best-selling author of the book Margin, reassures us that while hurry is epidemic, it doesn’t have to be inevitable. 

Do you get to the end of the day, every day, and wonder where the time went? Do you or your clients consistently push yourselves harder than you can possible go? If so, listen in as Chris, Kim, and Dr. Swenson unpack the timely topic of margin.

·       Decode the myth that says you should do more because others are ahead.

·       Learn the importance of the space between your load and your limits.

·       Discover the key to banishing burnout so you can live with intention.

 

About Richard A. Swenson, M.D.

 

Richard Swenson is a physician-researcher, best-selling author, and award-winning educator. He received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor within the University of Wisconsin Medical School system where he taught for fifteen years.

 

As a physician-researcher, his current focus is "cultural medicine," studying the intersection of health, culture, faith, and the future. He has written extensively on trends in modern society, including the acceleration of stress, overload, change, complexity, and speed. Six of his books are dedicated to this general topic, and they contain hundreds of practical prescriptions (Rxs) for decompressing the increasing pressures of life.

 

Dr. Swenson has traveled to over fifty countries, including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. He has presented widely, including national and international settings, to a wide variety of career, professional, educational, medical, governmental, and management groups, most major church denominations, members of the United Nations, NASA, Congress, and the Pentagon.

 

Learn more about Dr. Swenson, Margin and his other books at http://richardswenson.org/

 

Relentless busyness pulls at all of us, and both coaches and clients feel the weight of it in every area of our lives. In this episode, Dr. Richard Swenson, best-selling author of the book Margin, reassures us that while hurry is epidemic, it doesn’t have to be inevitable.

Do you get to the end of the day, every day, and wonder where the time went? Do you or your clients consistently push yourselves harder than you can possible go? If so, listen in as Chris, Kim, and Dr. Swenson unpack the timely topic of margin.

  • Decode the myth that says you should do more because others are ahead.
  • Learn the importance of the space between your load and your limits.
  • Discover the key to banishing burnout so you can live with intention.

 

About Richard A. Swenson, M.D.

 

Richard Swenson is a physician-researcher, best-selling author, and award-winning educator. He received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor within the University of Wisconsin Medical School system where he taught for fifteen years.

 

As a physician-researcher, his current focus is "cultural medicine," studying the intersection of health, culture, faith, and the future. He has written extensively on trends in modern society, including the acceleration of stress, overload, change, complexity, and speed. Six of his books are dedicated to this general topic, and they contain hundreds of practical prescriptions (Rxs) for decompressing the increasing pressures of life.

 

Dr. Swenson has traveled to over fifty countries, including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. He has presented widely, including national and international settings, to a wide variety of career, professional, educational, medical, governmental, and management groups, most major church denominations, members of the United Nations, NASA, Congress, and the Pentagon.

 

Learn more about Dr. Swenson, Margin and his other books at http://richardswenson.org/

 

Show Notes

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Jan 26, 2016

Do you wonder how you could make the switch from your current work to something more fulfilling? Does the thought of marketing overwhelm you? Do you wonder where Jesus is as you seek to live our your calling? If so, you’ll want to tune into part two of Kim Avery’s story.

Discover:

  • The importance of coupling information with truth.
  • The primary key to the game of life.
  • The struggles and rewards of being a business owner.
  • The satisfaction of letting God lead you out of your comfort zone.

 

About Kim Avery

Kim Avery MA, PCC, is Founder and President of Kim Avery Coaching, a coaching and mentoring firm that helps Christian coaches market successfully and coach masterfully.

She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Professional Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach and trains coaches at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and is the co-host of the popular podcast Professional Christian Coaching Today.

Kim’s mission is to help Christian coaches succeed so they can equip others to live Christ-saturated, joy-filled and purpose-driven lives. You can learn more about her endeavors at www.KimAveryCoaching.com.

Kim is happily married to her husband Ron, and they have two beautiful children, Bethany and Jonathan, two granddaughters, and a poodle named Bob. The Averys enjoy running, biking, hiking, and ministering to the community in which they live.

You can get her free report, What I Wish I’d Known About Marketing a Coaching Business at www.kimaverycoaching.com/business.

 

Show Notes

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Jan 19, 2016

Journey to Joy

 

Do you want more joy in your life? Do you long to experience Christ’s promises in a deeper way? If so, you’ll want to hear Kim Avery’s story of her journey from sorrow to joy and the priceless treasures she’s discovered along the way.

Discover:

  • How eternal joyous living starts right here, right now.
  • Inspiration for rejoicing in weakness.
  • An increased awareness of our glorious God.
  • The hidden gifts that accompany suffering.

 

About Kim Avery

 

Kim Avery MA, PCC, is Founder and President of Kim Avery Coaching, a coaching and mentoring firm that helps Christian coaches market successfully and coach masterfully.

 

She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Professional Certified Coach, Board Certified Coach and trains coaches at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute and is the co-host of the popular podcast Professional Christian Coaching Today.

 

Kim’s mission is to help Christian coaches succeed so they can equip others to live Christ-saturated, joy-filled and purpose-driven lives. You can learn more about her endeavors at www.KimAveryCoaching.com.

 

Kim is happily married to her husband Ron, and they have two beautiful children, Bethany and Jonathan, two granddaughters, and a poodle named Bob. The Averys enjoy running, biking, hiking, and ministering to the community in which they live.

 

You can get her free report, What I Wish I’d Known About Marketing a Coaching Business at www.kimaverycoaching.com/business.

 

Show Notes

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Jan 12, 2016

Pastor Turned Coach

 

How do I make the leap of faith from my stable full-time work to pursue God’s call to be a life coach? Today, Chris and Kim discuss that important topic with Steve Cromer, a pastor turned coach.

If you sense coaching may be a good fit for you, but doubts keep you from taking a faith-step forward, this is the episode you don’t want to miss!

You’ll be inspired by:

  • Steve’s transparent journey, walking in obedience to answer the call.
  • How Steve left stable, full-time work and then drew in six figures as a life coach.
  • Steve’s strategies for building a life coaching business, when earthly odds weren’t in his favor.
  • The growing pains and rewarding processes of moving from where you are right now to where God wants you to be!

 

About Steve Cromer:

After 30 years of serving as a pastor of Southern Baptist Churches in NC, VA and SC, Steve now serves the Lord as a Leadership and Life Coach, helping to reawaken energy, clarity and joy in those who lead at work, in the home, and in social settings.

 

Steve coaches leaders and teams from across a broad spectrum of industries. With his background in both family systems theory and brain-based coaching, his specialty is helping those who lead to learn to navigate the emotional processes at play in every human system. This increases the leader’s influence, while decreasing anxiety, stress and burnout.

 

A sought-after motivational speaker and workshop leader, Steve has spoken to multiple regional events for a Fortune 500 company, the SC Women’s Lawyer Association, and has led workshops for NC state government officials, medical centers and church organizations.

 

Credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ACC), Steve is a Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach, a Certified Brain-Based Success Coach, and a Professional Life Coach (all by ICF aligned schools). He is an Authorized Partner of Everything DiSC©, and an Authorized Partner of Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, using these tools to increase awareness, skills, influence and cooperation among leaders and teams.

 

Steve is married to the former Geneva Richardson, and together they have four sons, three daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. Having lived throughout the southeast, he currently resides in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

You can reach Steve at steve@stevecromercoaching.com or 843.602.1923.

 

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Jan 5, 2016

Master-Full Coaching with Michael Pfau

 

Listen in on a professional grade, Master-full coaching session; then take away Chris and Kim’s tips for integrating the techniques into your own practice. Since coaching is caught as well as taught, you’ll be able to fill your net with valuable skills, sure to serve your clients well.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to:

  • Manage the coaching process, not the agenda, so you don’t lead the client.
  • Narrow the focus so the client can effectively maintain the agenda.
  • Stay in coaching mode and out of consulting mode, to achieve confident results.
  • Pick up on the client’s language so that he or she may process new perspectives.

 

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Dec 29, 2015

Create Successful Change

Coaching is integral to creating successful change. Listen in as Chris and Kim unpack a simple model founded by organizational psychologist, William Howell: The Four Phases of Learning. You can apply it to your own life and use it with your clients, today!

In this episode, you’ll uncover the importance of:

  • Identifying blind spots in your plan so you can clearly see your path.
  • Creating awareness around needed changes for growth so you can flourish.
  • Practicing tiny action steps so you can build future-focused momentum.
  • Celebrating progress to cement your learning.

 

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Dec 22, 2015

Coaching care-givers of special needs persons is as much challenging as it is rewarding. Join Chris and Kim as they interview Kaleen Marshall and revel in how God leads ordinary people to extraordinary things.

In this episode, you’ll hear discussions around:

  • Kaleen’s inspirational story of care in the midst of chaos.
  • How important it is to provide care for care-givers.
  • How to authentically relay the value of coaching to others.

 

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Dec 15, 2015

When business excellence marries Biblical values, amazing things happen. Join Chris and Kim as they interview Greg Leith and discover how to redeem and retake the Monday through Friday marketplace for God.

 

In this episode you’ll hear discussions around:

 

  • The place of professional grade Christian coaching in the C-Suite and how it is changing lives
  • How to get the buy-in of executives so they can both benefit from and implement the tools of coaching
  • The most important thing leaders will need to embrace to use coaching effectively
  • How our culture can be reframed through the marketplace.

 

 

About Greg Leith:

 

Greg's life mission statement focuses on his life passion, which is “to strengthen the great leaders, ideas and organizations of our time so the kingdom causes of Christ can be exponentially accelerated”. He is the CEO of Convene,

 

His career spans corporate Fortune 500 enterprises, franchise operations, non-profit and associations and academic sectors. Greg has served the persecuted church with food, brought relief and created long term jobs in Orissa, India, assisted faith based mission agencies in China with mission and strategy, planted house churches in Nepal, helped envision and begin a School of Journalism in Haiti and crisscrossed Canada speaking on marriage with Family Life. Greg is married to the love of his life, best selling author and life coach Shelley Leith They’ve managed to break a multi-generational chain of divorces and have been married for over 35 years.

 

Shelley and Greg love leading intentionally in their family and attempted to create a family and home that is a grace filled safe refuge on most days as well as a place full of forgiveness when they miss God’s mark. Their currently empty nest is located in Southern California close to the canyons and foothills of south Orange County.

 

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Dec 8, 2015

Your brand is more than a recognizable logo. It embodies who God created you to be and who He designed you to serve. You need to make sure your brand is a clear and authentic reflection of that.

 

When people talk about you, they are going to fill in the blank with something. They will say, “You know [insert your name here], she’s the one who…” In a sense, whatever they fill in that blank with is your brand.

 

Join us for this episode where we will discover:

 

  • The danger in not knowing yourself and how others perceive you
  • Key ways to discover your own unique value
  • How to discern what your competitive advantage is
  • The importance of communicating your unique value and its return on investment (ROI)

 

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Dec 1, 2015

What would it be like for you to engage in meaningful, purposeful, and profitable daily work? How can you cultivate a Kingdom mindset of abundance that translates into a God-honoring lifestyle for you and those you love?

 

Today’s guest, Dan Miller, author of the popular book 48 Days to the Work You Love, answers these questions and more as he shares how he draws on God’s unlimited resources to fill his cup and then serves others from the overflow of His abundance.

 

Specifically, Dan address these three themes, illustrating each topic with stories from his life:

 

  1. Resolving the internal struggle all coaches face as they transition into coaching.
  2. Launching your private practice
  3. Setting up your business and the importance of charging a market rate for your coaching services

 

Other key takeaways include:

 

  • How coaches can prepare themselves emotionally for the weight of their success
  • Why it’s riskier to stay in an employee mindset than adopt the entrepreneurial mindset
  • How surrounding yourself with the right people sparks creativity and innovation
  • And more

 

To learn more about Dan, visit 48days.com. If you’re interested in joining a community of creative entrepreneurs, visit Dan’s secondary site at www.48days.net. One final resource you can find on Dan’s site at www.48days.com/clients is his free download, 10 Tips for Getting Your First Coaching Client.

 

Until next time, keep raising the standard and changing the world.

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About Dan Miller:

 

Dan Miller, President of 48 Days LLC, specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions. Dan is active in helping individuals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living. He believes that a clear sense of direction can help us become all that God designed us to be.

 

Dan is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays. He writes regularly for many popular magazines and web portals, including CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, In Touch, AARP and Success magazines and the Zig Ziglar newsletter.  He has been a guest on CBS’ ‘The Early Show,’ MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Mathews,’ 700 Club’s Living The Life and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsey Show…to hit some highlights.  He hosts a weekly podcast that is consistently ranked #1 under Careers on iTunes.  Dan is also a frequent speaker and guest on popular radio programs like Moody Broadcasting, Crown Financial, Janet Parshall’s America, American Family Radio, and Prime Time Chicago.  He also has an online community with over 14,000 “eaglepreneurs”!

Nov 24, 2015

In today’s episode, featuring special guest Susan Whitcomb, PCC, we will discuss the science of gratitude and how to activate it in your life and the lives of your clients. We will also examine specific applications to Christian coaching.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The mindset and mechanics (M&Ms) of gratitude
  • What “cortisol-creep,” road salt, and the rusty undercarriages of cars have in common
  • How gratitude releases endorphins, the “feel-good” chemical, in our brains
  • The difference between prayer, praise, and prayse
  • How to activate the gratitude center of the brain
  • And more

If you would like to connect with Susan Whitcomb and learn more about the training she offers, visit TheAcademies.com. Also, don’t forget to stop by ProfessionalChristianCoachingToday.com to pick up your free Align Your Life Assessment.

Until next time, keep raising the standard and changing the world!

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About Susan Whitcomb:

Susan Whitcomb is the Founder and president of The Academies, which specializes in brain friendly coach training for corporate and executive coaching. She is the author of 7 books and has developed an extensive coach-training curriculum approved by the International Coach Federation. Susan has a gift for taking complex neuroscience principles and making them understandable and applicable to every-day coaching. She has studied personally with thought leaders from the Academy of Brain-Based Leadership and the Applied Neuroscience Institute, where she became the only Licensed NeuroPositive Coach from that organization to also be awarded the Master Level designation. She is on a mission to equip coaches to “Change Minds For Good!”

Nov 17, 2015

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!

 

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Nov 10, 2015

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 place there by God.

 

Raised in a healthy Christian family, Christopher McCluskey was blessed beyond measure. But that didn’t make his path any easier as he faced 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!

 

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