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Welcome to the Coach Approach Ministries Podcast! Coaching is a skillset and a mindset that helps people find focus, discover options and take action. At CAM, we train the very best Christian coaches in the world, and over the last decade, we've trained well over a fifteen hundred coaches. Through this podcast, we want to share insights from the Coaching Community and help you to develop a broader understanding of coaching. You can find out more about us at www.coachapproachministries.org and sign up for our proven coach training.
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Jul 12, 2018

Chad and Brian continue their conversation about the Core Values Index and focus in part 2 on how to use the CVI.

When a client knows and understands his unique mixture of core values, it can help them navigate life with greater success.  Here are four ways we use CVI with clients.

First, with organizations, we use the CVI to help them hire for fit.   

Second, with teams, we use the CVI to help them know how to get the most of each member of the team.

Third, with individual clients who are looking for a career change or job shift the CVI can shed light on what sort of job they’d find most fulfilling and energizing.

Finally, with individual clients who want to be more fulfilled and energized in their current role.

To take the assessment for free, go to coachapproachministries.org/assessment

Jul 5, 2018

Chad and Brian talk about their favorite assessment, the Core Values Index (CVI). The CVI is designed to help a person know how best they contribute.  It was originally designed to help companies and organizations hire people who were a great fit for a particular role, what they call “A Players.”  They found that beneath having the skills and the experience needed to do well in a job, that what really drives success is the extent to which the role allows a person to express their unique combination of core values. 

The CVI has two modes: free and complete.  The free version will tell you what your two primary core values are, for example: Builder/Innovator.  The complete will tell you the scores for each of the four values.  Each of the four has a score between 1 and 36. 

You can take the assessment at coachapproachministries.org/assessment 

 

Jun 28, 2018

Paul Ramey, worship pastor of Imago Dei in Portland, OR returns to the podcast to update us about his coaching ministry to worship leaders. The biggest change is that he now gets most of his clients through a worship leader network he built.

Three take aways from the conversation:

1. Build the network before you tap it.

2. Make sure the network is a safe place.

3. Navigating the awkwardness of converting relationships to clients.

You can find Paul at treefortcoaching.com.

Jun 21, 2018

Brian Miller and Chad Hall direct this podcast toward the client rather than the coach. We hope that this might help the coach see the client's perspective, and we hope that this might be a useful resource for your client.

  1. Have a willingness to have goals
  2. Show up ready to work
  3. Be willing to work/think
  4. See your coach as a partner
  5. Be as vulnerable as possible
Jun 14, 2018

In this episode, Brian interviews Doug Foltz of STADIA Church Planting, about his experience coaching dozens and dozens of church planters. Listen as Doug shares what he has learned from coaching over 100 church planters.

Here are some of Doug's best practices:

  1. Actually coach them.
  2. Coach the heart of the planter.
  3. Challenge them.
  4. Get early wins.

Some common problems coaching church planters:

  1. They want results right now.
  2. They will experience the death of a dream when results don't match expectations.
  3. The "It's a season" excuse
  4. Each session, they need a miracle.

You can find out more about Doug at stadiachurchplanting.org.

Jun 7, 2018

Chad and Brian break down 8 common coaching mistakes.

  1. Not clarifying what the client wants from the session
  2. Not creating awareness early enough
  3. Creating the wrong kind of awareness in the wrong part of the conversation
  4. Not checking in halfway to see where the client wants to go
  5. Confusing coaching and counseling
  6. Not educating the client about the process of coaching
  7. Asking the potential client how we should structure the relationship
  8. Adjusting your rate for multiple sessions
May 31, 2018

Michael J. Marx, EdD is the Founder of Blazing New Trails Coaching. He is a sought-after business and life coach for those who want to explore new directions. Michael’s purpose is to be a catalyst and his greatest joy is seeing people move from having a stalled life to a dynamic one. Michael holds the Professional Certified Coach credential (ICF), the Professional Certified Christian Coach credential (CCNI) as well as being a Certified Professional Life Coach (PCCI). He brings more than two decades of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring in an international arena. Michael is also the Immediate Past President of the Christian Coaches Network International and serves as the leader of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Ethics Community of Practice. In 2016 he published his book, Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches. He lives at 8162 feet in the mountains of Colorado with his wife Joy and a dozen sled dogs.

May 24, 2018

PCC Coach David Cooke talks about how brain science is influencing coaching. He talks about pattern matching, brain function, and mindfulness.

May 17, 2018

Chad Hall talks about Strong Starts, which start well before the first coaching session, and he gives four questions to ask at the first coaching session.

May 10, 2018

Teri-E Belf was the very first Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Listen to her origin story.

May 3, 2018

Chad Hall and I discuss how to get clients without building an email list.

  • Shift from WHOEVER CLICKS ON GOOGLE to connections to local and regional connections
  • Shift from web branding and marketing to networking
  • Shift from webinars to workshops
  • Shift from retail to wholesale
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Apr 26, 2018

Pira Tritasivit took his first coaching class because it met at a beautiful location. Now he supplements his income as a bi-vocational pastor coaching for a tech company. Listen to this podcast to learn how coaching can create an extra income, how coaching is a valuable skill set in the global marketplace, and how bi-vocational coaching can create great opportunities to connect with non-believers.

Apr 19, 2018

Brian interviews Jerome Daily from thrive9.com about what he has learned over 13 years as a professional coach. Also check out Jerome's new book Monk in the Marketplace.

Apr 12, 2018
How does coaching relate to each of these?
  1. Training - Can lead to coaching... Great content that needs put into practice.
  2. Leadership Development - Not as content specific as training. What's it take for you to be successful in this role as a leader? Naturally coaching, but may need some training. May need mentoring, facilitation, feedback.
  3. Organizational Development - Leader can only develop as far as org will allow it. Leader is creating positive change. Org accepts or pushes back. Coaching an entire org.
 
 
Apr 5, 2018
In this episode, Chad Hall and Brian Miller discuss how coaching enhances discipleship.
 
What do we mean by discipleship?
 
Enhances suggests there is some framework. What is a well formed Christian discipleship framework?
 
Can the disciple be the expert?
 
What does asking look like?
 
What does telling look like?
Mar 22, 2018
Coach, Consultant and Trainer
Mel talks about hybrid coaching where he blends coaching and consulting.
Mel has served as a pastor, missionary, seminary and university administrator and professor and denominational district official. Mel was the founder of the Doctor of Ministry program for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
  • Mel is a founding partner and coach-consultant with Leadership Development Resources LLC.
  • He created and directed the Doctor of Ministry degree for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
  • He served as Professor of Leadership and Organizational Development at: 1) the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2) Southeastern University and 3) Northwest University.
Mel and his wife Martha have two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Mel can be contacted at mel@ldrteam.com.
This podcast sponsored by:
  • Advanced Classes - Coach Approach is like that Roast Beef sandwich shop. We have the meat! In April, we're offering 3 high level coaching classes for coaches who are ready for what's next. Coaching and the Brain introduces you to the neurological dynamics involved in learning. You'll learn about the five brains and how to take advantage of all those good chemicals floating around in the brain. A Coach Approach to Evangelism and Discipleship gives attention to how a dialogical approach can be effective in evangelism and discipleship. My partners Chad Hall and Bill Copper literally wrote the book on this in their book Faith Coaching.  And if you love assessments, you'll want to take Using Assessments in Coaching. You'll learn the "when, who, and how" of using assessments to promote effective client engagement. These are all online classes which start in April of 2018 so go to coachapproachministries.org/coachadvance to sign up now and keep your coaching skills sharp.
  • Free Webinar  - Want to know more about How Coaching Enhances Discipleship? My partners Bill Copper and Chad Hall literally wrote the book on the subject with Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith. We are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Even if you can't attend the live event, register now and we'll send you a link to the recording afterward. To register for this free webinar, go to coachapproachministries.org/freewebinar
  • Coach Exchange - One of the toughest things for new and not-so-new coaches is finding paying clients.  You need paying clients to get better as a coach and especially if you want to be an ICF-certified coach.  People don't always realize that bartering is an accepted form of payment by the International Coach Federation. That's why we put together The Coaching Exchange. The Coaching Exchange is your ticket to paid coaching hours with really good clients. In the Coaching Exchange, you get 40 hours of paid coaching experience, and you help other coaches do the same. Experience matters. Go to coachapproachministries.org/coachexchange  to find out more. coachapproachministries.org/coachexchange.
Mar 15, 2018

Chad Hall and Brian Miller discuss their upcoming Breakthrough event coming June 20-24, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

https://coachapproach.lpages.co/breakthrough-2018-v2/

What you will receive at Breakthrough:
  1. Advanced business markers
  2. Clear and compelling coaching niche
  3. System for sales and marketing to that niche
  4. Business basics and logistics
  5. Self-care habits
Mar 8, 2018
Ken Kessler (BGAV.org) started building a coaching culture into Baptist General Association of Virginia 10 years ago. 
 
Set up a coaching network with pastors all across Virginia. Trained 130 people.
 
Here are the stages Ken used to build a coaching culture.
-Demo coaching
-Coaching the pastors and leaders
-Training pastors and leaders to coach
-Connecting trained coaches to other pastors and leaders
-Displaying coaching competencies in leadership
 
Kairos - College students -- one on one coaching. I do some and others do some.
 
Uptick - Group of young leaders the BGAV is investing in. Coaching is provided.
 
This podcast sponsored by:
  • Advanced Classes - Coach Approach is like that Roast Beef sandwich shop. We have the meat! In April, we're offering 3 high level coaching classes for coaches who are ready for what's next. Coaching and the Brain introduces you to the neurological dynamics involved in learning. You'll learn about the five brains and how to take advantage of all those good chemicals floating around in the brain. A Coach Approach to Evangelism and Discipleship gives attention to how a dialogical approach can be effective in evangelism and discipleship. My partners Chad Hall and Bill Copper literally wrote the book on this in their book Faith Coaching.  And if you love assessments, you'll want to take Using Assessments in Coaching. You'll learn the "when, who, and how" of using assessments to promote effective client engagement. These are all online classes which start in April of 2018 so go to coachapproachministries.org/coachadvance to sign up now and keep your coaching skills sharp.
  • Free Webinar  - Want to know more about How Coaching Enhances Discipleship? My partners Bill Copper and Chad Hall literally wrote the book on the subject with Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith. We are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Even if you can't attend the live event, register now and we'll send you a link to the recording afterward. To register for this free webinar, go to coachapproachministries.org/freewebinar
  • Coach Exchange - One of the toughest things for new and not-so-new coaches is finding paying clients.  You need paying clients to get better as a coach and especially if you want to be an ICF-certified coach.  People don't always realize that bartering is an accepted form of payment by the International Coach Federation. That's why we put together The Coaching Exchange. The Coaching Exchange is your ticket to paid coaching hours with really good clients. In the Coaching Exchange, you get 40 hours of paid coaching experience, and you help other coaches do the same. Experience matters. Go to coachapproachministries.org/coachexchange  to find out more. coachapproachministries.org/coachexchange.
Mar 1, 2018
PCC Quality Coaching is Your Next Step
 
Here are four cornerstone elements that support PCC level coaching.
 
  1. PCC coaches have a balance between focus and exploration. (ACC coaches typically go one way or the other)
  2. PCC coaches are easy to talk to. (not judgmental, conversational, no agenda)
  3. PCC coaches create new awareness. (not "what are your options", creativity, risks, stimulant to client thinking)
  4. PCC coaches are really good at designing actions (Acc coaches typically only identify actions)
 
This podcast sponsored by:
  • Advanced Classes - Coach Approach is like that Roast Beef sandwich shop. We have the meat! In April, we're offering 3 high level coaching classes for coaches who are ready for what's next. Coaching and the Brain introduces you to the neurological dynamics involved in learning. You'll learn about the five brains and how to take advantage of all those good chemicals floating around in the brain. A Coach Approach to Evangelism and Discipleship gives attention to how a dialogical approach can be effective in evangelism and discipleship. My partners Chad Hall and Bill Copper literally wrote the book on this in their book Faith Coaching.  And if you love assessments, you'll want to take Using Assessments in Coaching. You'll learn the "when, who, and how" of using assessments to promote effective client engagement. These are all online classes which start in April of 2018 so go to coachapproachministries.org/coachadvance to sign up now and keep your coaching skills sharp.
  • Free Webinar  - Want to know more about How Coaching Enhances Discipleship? My partners Bill Copper and Chad Hall literally wrote the book on the subject with Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith. We are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Even if you can't attend the live event, register now and we'll send you a link to the recording afterward. To register for this free webinar, go to coachapproachministries.org/freewebinar
  • Coach Exchange - One of the toughest things for new and not-so-new coaches is finding paying clients.  You need paying clients to get better as a coach and especially if you want to be an ICF-certified coach.  People don't always realize that bartering is an accepted form of payment by the International Coach Federation. That's why we put together The Coaching Exchange. The Coaching Exchange is your ticket to paid coaching hours with really good clients. In the Coaching Exchange, you get 40 hours of paid coaching experience, and you help other coaches do the same. Experience matters. Go to coachapproachministries.org/coachexchange  to find out more. coachapproachministries.org/coachexchange.
Feb 22, 2018
Laura-Catherine (LC) Etheridge and Bryan Pettet are Christians who make six figures each coaching full-time. For them, it absolutely isn't about the money. The reason I mention it is because I want to encourage our listeners that you can make good money using your coaching skills. You can live a sustained life as a coach. Bryan and LC are just great human beings, and you pick that up very quickly. There is a lot of goodness in this podcast, but I boiled down a few take aways so that as you listen, maybe you won't have to take as many notes.
 
We treat conversations with potential clients as a coaching conversation
  • Do it in person
  • High quality conversation
  • Let them feel the difference
 
We don't have a program. We listen and bring value where they need it.
  • Encouragement
  • Clarity
  • Coaching is networking. Networking is coaching.
 
Word of mouth is our best marketing technique.
  • We ask for introductions to others.
 
Feel confident in your training going into the conversation.
  • Coaching works
  • Treat it as God's calling in your life
 
Count conversations not closings. 
  • It takes 6 months to 18 months to gain a client.
  • Make friends with the kind of people you want as clients.
 
Pitch a pilot project
 
You can find out more about LC and Bryan at www.stratos2.com.
Feb 15, 2018
Chad Hall and I talk about a burning topic, "What are some daily/weekly/monthly disciplines for getting clients?"
 
Here's the list.
 
Daily
  1. Stoke your positivity
  2. Coach somebody
  1. Immerse into your niche
  2. Reach out to someone every day
 
Weekly
  1. Visualize your week - Charles Duhigg wrote Smarter, Faster, Better
  2. Make an ask 
  3. Add value (from your immersion)
 
Monthly
  1. Read one really good book
  2. Show up somewhere monthly
  3. Develop one sales relationship skill
  4. Reconnect with your purpose
Feb 8, 2018
Jane Creswell is a pioneer in the coaching field and one of the founders of Coach Approach Ministries. Whenever I'm with her, I can feel the power of her coaching knowledge. In this podcast, she describes how to do Group Coaching in such a succinct way that I think you should be able to give it a shot. Group coaching certainly has advantages, which are lower cost for those involved and can actually be higher income for those who do it.
 
Link to Jane's other podcasts. Episodes # 17 & 18
 
Here are some notes for Group Coaching.
 
  1. Identify a topic that is important to everyone in the group. 
  2. The group comes together with the topic already set so that affinity is very high.
  3. Set up an expectation of how individuals should work in this setting.
  4. Ask the group to share successes in the area of this topic.
  5. While they share, listen for resonance in the group so you can narrow the topic.
  6. Pick one person to be the voice of the group and coach that individual.
  7. Tell everyone else to create an action for themselves as the one is being coached. 
  8. At the end, every single person voices their action step.
 
Contact Jane at jcreswell@ca-ministries.com
Feb 1, 2018

Coaches love to coach, and they aren't that picky to who they coach. But to build a clientele, you have to narrow your market so that your potential client knows that you'd like to coach them. In this podcast, Chad Hall and I drill down into this issue.

Jan 25, 2018
5 keys to cross-cultural coaching
1. All coaching is cross-cultural (no one is the same)
2. Language (what communicates, what doesn't (You should say "does not.")
3. Traditions (what do people regard as valuable - good manners)
4. Modalities (how you meet?)
5. Trust
 
Two helpful books:
 
Kiss, Bow and Shake Hands (book)
Dancing Between Cultures (book)
 
Link to previous podcasts:
 
#036 The Quickest Way to Destroy Your Coaching Practice
 
Find out more about Michael Marx at:
www.blazingnewtrailscoaching.com 
 
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