Coaching Within A Church Organization: The Unmet Need.

A church is a broad community of people from different walks of life and in different stages of life. Their personal needs can vary greatly. Coaching can provide a missing link in helping to assist people who attend a church, to move forward and make life transforming decisions with a clear purpose. The beauty of coaching is that it can be individualized. There is also a place for team coaching in the church, just as there is in the secular community.

A church may decide to just offer coach training to their congregation at large where anyone can learn from what we call The Awyken Certified Lay Coach Training. The result would be a much healthier and happier  church with people who are moving forward on their pathway of life purpose. For those seeking a deeper set of coaching  skills , the Awyken  Professional Certified  Coach Training would be the next step.

The Lay training is designed for those who currently have  people come to them for help with life issues or they may lead a small group gathering which often ends with them responding to individual life concerns.  Lay coaching is also, invaluable in building positive and encouraging parenting and marriage relationship. No , not in a formal coach setting but borrowing from coaching insights to help our love ones discover for themselves,  the solutions that serve their needs…. … Simply by asking skilled questions!

Coaching can be added to the existing toolbox and resources the pastor already uses to minister to his congregation. I have found coaching skills to be helpful in a broad range of human relationships and interactions, even in preparing my sermons. Coaching has made my preaching/teaching more effective because coaching involves asking questions as oppose to giving advise. Actually, JESUS is the best example for asking questions to engage people to think about  what was said and consider how it applies to their own lives.

People need to be self motivated as oppose to constantly being told  what to do. Coaching is ideal in helping people discover,  for themselves, how best to move forward in life. One of JESUS classic teachings is to Ask, Seek and Knock, as noted in St Luke 11:9-10. This biblical discovery method is incorporated into the Awyken Coaching Process… I call the Awyken Discovery Method.

Man was created to discover much of what he needs in life by Asking, Seeking and Knocking. Otherwise, we only learn what is presented to us in school and never seek a deeper knowledge and understanding of what God has already deposited into the earth, waiting for us to discover it.  Dr George Washington Carver, discovered over 300 uses for the peanut  all in an effort to respond to the struggling farming industry in the Southern states.

Dr Carver’s discoveries were a result of him asking God questions about the peanut , sweet potato ,weeds and many other plants and flowers he explored in the woods of Tuskegee, Alabama. Dr Carver went beyond just “Asking”, he began “Seeking” a deeper understanding and “knocking” on various doors of wisdom that opened up to  enable him to make the greatest  contribution for turning around the economy of the South. Certified Coaching is designed to help unlock the wonderful human potential , God has placed in every man.

The Awyken Certified Coach training has proven to open up greater possibilities , even among more seasoned and established  people. We have found that Coaching can help everyone do what they do more effectively. Another beauty of coaching is what works for someone else can also work for the trained coach, as well.

For more information about Awyken Certified Coach Training and the next scheduled class sessions, please go to the Awyken website:

www.awyken.com

Ed Smith

Pastor , Zoe Christian Fellowship

Whittier , California , 90604

Life Coach Services

Have you been in a rut as of late? No matter what you do and no matter how hard you try, life doesn’t seem to want to go your way. It’s getting more and more difficult to get out of bed in the morning.

It sounds like you need to shake things up. It sounds like you could benefit from a life coach Los Angeles. And more than anything else, it sounds like you need inspiration and guidance to help get your life back on track.

Life coaching is an excellent way to turn your boring, ordinary and mundane life on its head. It’s a great way to get out of the rut that you’ve been experiencing in your personal life.

Maybe you’ve been struggling in your relationship with your spouse. Or maybe you’re having a difficult time connecting with your kids.

Whatever it is… Life Coaching Los Angeles is the best way to break through and turn it all around.

Let’s learn more about life coaching services…

What Is Life Coaching?

The true definition of coaching is simple… It’s a way for the client and coach to connect with one another in a creative and thought-provoking way. This connection is used to inspire the client to reach new heights in their personal lives.

We live in an uncertain world. We live in a world where people are busy all the time and they have a difficult time connecting with themselves and others on a deeper level.

A life coach can help you create a strategy in order to get past your blocks to happiness. We can help in areas that include:

  • The discovery process – we will walk you through a process that will help you figure out with true clarity what it is you are looking to achieve within your personal life. Maybe you’re hoping to improve your marriage. Discovery will help you figure it out. Maybe you’re hoping to achieve a greater sense of spirituality. We’ll discover that during this process as well.
  • Accountability – it’s one thing to figure out what you want out of life and a whole different story to actually go after and try to get it. As a life coach Los Angeles, we will hold you accountable. We will help you achieve that which has eluded you thus far in your personal life.
  • Improved outlook on life – things may seem grim now. Things may seem bleak and hard to handle. Through coaching, you’ll develop a more positive, happy and desirable outlook for your life.

 

Life Coaching Can Help You Break Through To New Levels Of Success

 

 

 

 

 

Is Coaching Right for Me?

To determine if coaching is the solution to your troubles, sit down and think about this opportunity for a moment. Decide if having someone there to motivate and keep you on the right path is exactly the kick in the pants that you need in order to lead a more fulfilling life.

Dig down deep inside and trust your gut instinct. If it tells you that coaching is right for you, then you should believe your intuition. Your inner guidance will set you on the correct path.

Benefits of Effective Business Coaching

As a business owner, if you want to get the most out of the members of your staff, it is vital that improvement becomes your main priority. You may be wondering, “What type of improvement is necessary?” That is exactly what we will touch upon today, so let’s get to it. Your office will see much improvement through business coaching.

Improved Communication between Co-Workers

When co-workers work together like a well oiled machine, business is bound to improve. Interoffice productivity will flourish and problems will suddenly disappear. Even issues that you didn’t realize existed will clear up.
Through the aid of coaching, you will see an immediate reduction in work conflict. Once work conflicts are under control, teamwork will improve. Your employees will become effective communicators, and this will lead to better work flow and quicker productivity.  Better communication is one piece of the puzzle. But it sets the foundation for further improvement in a number of different areas as you will soon see. Never underestimate the value of top notch business coaching. It is vital in today’s tough economy.

Coaching Helps Improve Employee/Client Relationships

If your employees become more committed to their job, client relationships are bound to improve. How so? Well, when an employee takes his or her position more seriously, he or she will do everything to create solid client relationships. Your employee will go out of his or her way to make clients more comfortable, and conversations will go more smoothly.  If your employee does not know how to correctly deal with clients, then coaching will be a major benefit for this individual. Take into consideration for just a moment, how much money does an unhappy client cost you in lost repeat business, customer service time spent, and with bad word of mouth.  Remember the old adage: “A happy customer tells one friend, an unhappy customer tells 20!”

Increases in Personal Productivity

Once properly trained, your employees will do extremely well in all areas of which they are responsible. With so many distractions in today’s digital world, it’s often difficult for people to successfully navigate and organize their day correctly. With help, employees can learn how to create large increases in productivity through coaching. They will learn how to plan their day better, avoid distractions and learn laser like focus while successfully producing high-quality work, more sales, better statistics and anything else required under the terms of their employment. A productive employee is a happy employee. Provide your staff members with the necessary training to produce at a higher level. They will thank you and your bottom line will reflect it. When we work with staff and Managers, they often report increased job satisfaction simply because they company is investing in them!  Having a personal Life Coach can make a huge difference!

Improvements in Customer Service Relations

Customers are the lifeblood of every business. Without taking proper customer service measures, your clients may not enjoy doing business with you. If you are suffering from this very problem, be aware that not all hope is lost. By undergoing business coaching, your staff members will learn how to improve their workflow. When doing so, they will become happier employees and this will trickle down into all areas of their work, including customer service. When you have happy employees, they work better, treat people nicer and they are better at their job. This will always produce happier customers as well, so it’s in your best interest to make sure your employees are happy so they can keep your customers happy and return.

Increased Employee Satisfaction

Are your employees satisfied? Do they experience a measure of joy after a job well done? If not, this is an area that needs serious improvement.
With the help of coaching, your employees will learn how to properly balance their work and other aspects of their life. Once balance is achieved, satisfaction at home and in the office will soon follow. If your employees do not know how to balance their work and life, training will help them excel in this area.

Increased Associate Retention

Are you having a tough time hanging onto associates? Do you have high employee turnover? This needs to end, and end quickly. The constant hiring, firing and training of management will cost every organization a lot of time and money. It will hurt productivity and require many out-of-pocket expenses that can be avoided.  With development, you will cut down on associate turnover. You will begin to retain employees for longer durations, and have more members of your staff stick with you for their entire career. One company we worked with estimated that an entry level employee leaving, job posting, the hiring process, training, and the lost productions of both the Manager and the new employee was around $60,000!  How many employees did you lose last year?

Increased Profits

When you combine everything mentioned above, there’s no doubt that your organization will see a major increase in profits. Training your staff correctly will reduce waste, reduce sick time, and increase sales because of your staff’s ability to develop high quality relationships with your clients.

Are you beginning to see the value in business coaching? It’s seriously valuable. By having top shelf coaches working with your staff, you will overhaul your entire business and create a more effective, smooth running company from the ground up. It’s a beautiful sight to see, and you’ll be glad that you made the right choice. Do not hesitate to give coaching a try today.