What is Coaching?
It is the process of asking key questions to help a person or couple develop clarity, explore options and draw out possible solutions for various areas of conflict, stress or challenge. The person being coached (PBC) determines the topics, pace and desired outcomes. The coach provides accountability, confidentiality, space to brainstorm and evaluation of next steps. Greater awareness and perspective enables the PBC to move from a stagnant vision and unmet goals to intentional objectives, actions and tangible results.
In coaching sessions, unlike counseling, the purpose is not to diagnose mental behaviors or provide therapy to a client. Should a person need to address past or present traumatic circumstances or destructive behavioral patterns, your coach, class facilitators or pastoral staff may be able to provide referrals to specialized counselors.
Ideally, coaching is utilized by those who function from a healthy mental perspective yet find themselves feeling stuck, frustrated or wanting to move to the next level with a particular aspect of their life or some area of their relationship. In these circumstances many people find it is helpful to utilize the services of a neutral person skilled in listening and aiding in fruitful discussions.
Private Appointment Services
Offered as an alternative to therapeutic counseling, these coaching appointments are suitable for current and past class participants as well as those unable to attend Marriage Fundamentals classes due to scheduling conflicts, time limitations, or distance. Video and teleconferencing is available.
Individual Coaching: Private one to one sessions to gain new insight or probe areas of challenge or stagnated growth.
Relationship Coaching: For couples, families, colleagues or friends who want objectivity, accountability and guidance as they navigate new circumstances or concerns that impact intended plans, goals, or timetables.