Letter from the Editor – Winter 2015

Letter from the Editor – Winter 2015
by Chad Hall, MCC

Five Lessons from Positive Psychology

The goal of most psychology is to fix what is broken. This is why the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes in such detail what can wrong with a person. And there is a lot that can go wrong, from depression and anxiety to ADHD and personality disorders.

Navigating the Magazine

Christian Coaching Magazine has both FREE and SUBSCRIBER content.

Most articles are free to readers and can be accessed in three basic ways: 1) Categories are listed in the horizontal menu above and the drop down menu to the bottom right. Clicking a category will list of all articles in that category. 2) Archives lists publication months in a drop down menu to the bottom right, and will show you all the articles from that edition. 3) Search is in the upper right corner of the site and is a great way to find articles on specific topics or by a particular author.

Our most recent edition is available only to subscribers. Anyone can see a list of current articles by clicking From the Current Edition in the horizontal menu above or clicking the tab to the left of this one. From the list of current articles, click the article you wish to read and enter your password when prompted. If you have lost your password, send an e-mail to editor@christiancoachingmag.com and expect a reply within 24 hours (typically much sooner). To subscribe, click here here. and follow the instructions.

About

Christian Coaching Magazine, est. 2008

Editor: Chad Hall, PCC

Managing Editor: Bill Copper, ACC

Associate Editor: Bob Dale, PhD, ACC

Consider supporting Christian Coaching Magazine as a Sponsor, Subscriber or by giving to the ministry. Learn More.

From the Current Edition

Coaching for Leadership Development in Ministry Coaching for Leadership Development in Ministry
by Amy Olson

In the past few decades the coaching field has been exploding with new areas of expertise such as health coaching, executive coaching, life coaching and many other disciplines. This has led many people to ask pertinent questions such as what is coaching? What are the benefits of coaching? Is coaching for anyone or who should
[continue reading…]

Does Anyone Really Buy Coaching? Does Anyone Really Buy Coaching?
by Bill Copper, PCC

If you’re like most of the coaches I know, you’ve wrestled with the question of how to sell your coaching services. We can be pretty excited about the process, our competencies, and the prospect of getting hired by leaders or organizations. Most of us, however, find a real disconnect between our enthusiasm and that of
[continue reading…]

Presenting a Model Using Life Coaching for Recruitment and Retention in Academic, Non-profit and Mission Arenas Presenting a Model Using Life Coaching for Recruitment and Retention in Academic, Non-profit and Mission Arenas
by Holley Clough

Introduction This article indicates the presentation of a formal model viable for Christian institutions, non-profit mission organizations and businesses. This model was formally presented at the 2014 Annual Conference for the Christian Adult Higher Education Association. The model proposes that transformational life coaching allows adults being coached to respond to movement within their spirit while
[continue reading…]

In Business

Helping Clients Build Deep Values into a Business Helping Clients Build Deep Values into a Business
by Carl Dierschow

Here’s the story of what most companies do:  deliver products and services, build a loyal customer base, and make as much money as possible.  Eventually
[continue reading…]

In Ministry

Questions for When a Pastor is Preparing  to Leave Questions for When a Pastor is Preparing to Leave
by Chad Hall, MCC with Bob Thompson, D.Min.

Life is full of transitions, and perhaps no transition is more difficult for a pastor to manage than when he or she considers transitioning to a new place of service.  Transitions are best handled through conversation – talking it through with others.  But a pastor who is considering (or preparing for) a call to another
[continue reading…]

Resources

Four Essential Elements of Coaching Communication Four Essential Elements of Coaching Communication
by Joddi-Jay Babcock

Many coaching articles focus on the skills of intentional listening and powerful questioning. These are, indeed, vital to the coaching process and set coaching apart from other leadership relationships. However without effective communication, coaching lacks the power to move clients forward. Here are four essential elements to incorporate and develop in order to boost your
[continue reading…]

Profession of Coaching

The Philosophy of 21st Century Coaching The Philosophy of 21st Century Coaching
by Blanche Wallace

Introduction This article defines the concept of coaching, identifies two dominant coaching platforms and answers the question, “What can coaching do for an organization when used as a leadership development option?” Included within the discussion is an examination of an effective coaching strategy based upon Acts 3: 1-9 and suggestions for developing 21st coaching strategies.
[continue reading…]