Now, imagine if before you left on your journey that you had a guide awaiting you. The guide takes the time to listen to your goals and desires. He or she then partners with you to plot out your course, helping you to consider all the possibilities and potential obstacles beforehand. The guide also helps you expand your vision so that your journey turns into a grand adventure. Not only that, but because of your guide, you are truly able to focus on your destination, you are able to turn obstacles into opportunities, and you reach your destination in half the time you would have on your own!
This is the difference coaching can make!!
What dream has God placed on your heart? Jeremiah 29:11 states: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
General coaching helps us to realize our personal strengths and faith-based coaching can help us build on the spiritual gift(s) we already have. So, no matter if you are a faithful servant in the local church or feel called to speak and/or write or even want to create your own women’s ministry or other organization, everyone can benefit from leadership coaching.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Romans 12:6-8
Elaine is a certified coach, teacher, trainer, and speaker for the John Maxwell Team.
Along with the SHE STEPS FORWARD™ action plan, TLM offers the following leadership development/coaching methods, which are based on the work of John Maxwell: