About Coaching

PowerCoachingis committed that you get the most out of the coaching relationship. It is important how you spend your time both during and between the coaching sessions. This brief guide is what most Power Coaching clients do to maximize the value from their coaching.

Make A List of Your God-Driven Goals
Coaching works best when you have clear God-driven goals which are based on your needs and values in relationship to God’s purpose and calling on your life.  Included in the Power Coaching forms is a list of popular goals and a form on which to list these.  If you’re not sure what your God-driven goals should be, Power Coaching will help you discover and define them.
Keep Focused on a Foundation of Integrity
(vs. striving for perfection)

A strong foundation of integrity is an essential element in successful coaching.  If you haven’t yet, start handling at least one item per week related to your personal and/or business integrity.  Keep your coach posted on your current progress.

Get to Know Yourself Newly
Working with a sensitive, direct, and empathetic professional coach is a powerful, healthy way to grow.  Most clients hire a coach to accomplish several specific goals and much of the time and focus is on these goals.   Yet, with PowerCoaching, it is common to receive a revelation, discover new parts of yourself or find your goals adjusting themselves to who you really are according to God’s purpose for your life.  This is natural, so you needn’t rush it, just realize it will likely happen.  Accelerated personal, professional, and spiritual growth is the hallmark of being coached by a Christian coach.Get to know yourself more by completing any client forms sent to you from time to time.  These client forms will help you pinpoint who you are, what you’re up to, what you need and what really fulfills you in your walk with God.  You may discuss them with your coach when you wish.
Double Your Level of Willingness
Part of working with me as your coach is that I will ask a lot of you.  Not more than you are capable of, but certainly more than you may have been asked recently.  I need you to be willing to experiment with fresh approaches and be open to redesign the parts of your life that you are able to right now.  This, so you can more easily reach your goals and live an integrated, fulfilled, and balanced personal and professional life, and enjoy your life as God meant you to.  Here are some of things I need for you to be willing to do:

  • Spend time with God every day
  • View your life from a purpose greater than yourself
  • Change your behavior – a lot
  • Experiment and try new things
  • Remove all sources of stress in life
  • Redesign how you spend your time
  • Set goals that are much, much bigger
  • Start treating people much better
  • Re-look at the assumptions you have
  • Start telling the absolute truth, regardless
  • Eradicate all triggers of adrenaline
  • Get support you need to handle a problem
  • Implement high personal standards
  • Stop tolerating or suffering about your life
Come to the Coaching Call Prepared, with an Agenda or List
We only have a scheduled amount of time together and you’ll want to have a written list of things for you to share and us to discuss.  Having this agenda helps you get what you want from the call.  On this list, include things like:

  • Successes and wins that you’ve had during the week
  • Problems you faced and how you handled them
  • What you’re currently working on and how it’s going
  • Insights, aha’s, and new awareness which excite you
  • Report on the homework you completed
  • Advice you want from me re: a situation
  • New skills you want to develop
  • Strategies you wish to develop
Enjoy Your Call
We have work to do together, clearly, but enjoy each coaching call/session.After several sessions, you may find that we take a little time to catch up on other parts of your life that mean a lot to you or you may want to share something personal and confidential.  You may even find that we laugh during the call – at life, how you’ve grown, how things happen.  Coaching calls aren’t gabfests, but they are enjoyable.  What I mean is that they needn’t be intense or an effort for you to produce the miracles you know are possible.Feel free to set the tone of the calls and I will respect what you need.
Keep Yourself Well Between Our Sessions
Coaching can require energy: emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  Given this, I want you to take extraordinary care of your well-being while being coached.  Only you know what this looks like, but I suggest you go much further than you ever have in this regards. The place to start is to develop a list of 10-15 habits you will do daily which keep you well.  Some of the habits my clients have developed into a routine are:

  • Spend quiet time with God
  • Read, especially the Bible
  • Forgive others/seek forgiveness
  • Walk/Exercise
  • Reduce fat intake
  • Pray – meditate on God’s Word
  • Listen to great music
  • Handle an incompletion
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Say ‘No’ to what doesn’t work
  • Schedule massages/facials
  • Under promise
  • Write in your journal
  • Take vitamins
  • No caffeine, no drugs
  • Start being early
  • No sugar abuse
  • Floss
Do Your Homework Each Week
This is not homework like in grade school.  These are tasks, actions, results or changes you are committing to complete between coaching sessions/calls.  You must apply yourself and use the homework to help you achieve the growth you say you are committed to. If you are consistently unwilling to complete committed tasks, then you are not coachable and not ready for a relationship with a coach and Power Coaching.