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The Coach Approach Podcast

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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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Brian interviews Joel Cocklin on the topic of Resilience.
 
Five elements of Resilience:
  1. Positivity 
  2. Resourcefulness
  3. strong sense of self (confidence)
  4. Self-discipline
  5. Flexibility - Resilient people are not rigid people
Podcast #074 on Positive Psychology 
 
Some facts about Joel:
  • Pastored for 10 years in PA
  • Entered Army chaplaincy in 1982 for 27 years plus
  • Specialized in family/marriage therapy - 3 year program completed in 14 months - MS in human development and family studies - clinical setting seeing couples and families with myriad of problems at Fort Riley
  • Command chaplain with US Southern Command - a great privilege to be the chaplain and work with 4 star general and then a 4 star Navy Admiral, working with religious leaders in those countries
  • Senior chaplain at Fort Bragg
  • Retired as a full-bird colonel
  • 9 years as Director of Leadership Development and then as Academic Dean of Winebrenner Theological Seminary
  • Now retired
 
Feb 21, 2019

Brian and Chad list six benefits of mentor coaching.

 
  1. An outside perspective
  2. Motivation
  3. Confidence
  4. Connections
  5. Resources
  6. Feedback
You can find mentor coaching at coachapproachministries.org/mentor
Feb 14, 2019
Today Brian interviews Dr. Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. Tod is the Vice President and chief of leadership formation at Fuller Seminary. He is an ordained pastor and consults and coaches with churches and nonprofits. 
 
Adaptive challenges are those that “cannot be solved with one’s
existing knowledge and skills, requiring people to make a shift in their values, expectations, attitudes, or habits of behavior.”
 
An understanding of this kind of adaptive leadership has
three characteristics:
1. a changing environment where there is no clear answer
2. the necessity for both leaders and followers to learn, especially the leader’s own ongoing transformation
3. the unavoidable reality that a new solution will result in loss
 
From Tod's book, a list of questions and suggestions he often asks his coaching clients:
  • What is the song behind the words that is keeping us all dancing? In other words, what deeper tune of the church is getting played in this circumstance? What is going on in this situation that nobody is talking about but is affecting the whole system of the church? - p 115
  • I also often coach my pastor clients to give a yearly “I Have a Dream” sermon in order to keep raising the urgency in the congregation. - p 142
  • As a coach to pastors, I am almost always in the role of confidant. - p 159
  • I tell my coaching clients, “You must bring yourself to your role, but you are not your role.” - p 211
  • I often coach my clients, “Make your goal in every conversation to have someone roll their eyes upward (which indicates that they are thinking differently) and say, ‘That’s a great question.’” - p 213
Text canoeing to 66866 for more resources from Tod
Feb 7, 2019
Today's podcast is about Optimism vs Pessimism. Research shows optimists are more successful. Chad and Brian talk about three distinct ways to interpret success and failure. These can become our lenses for viewing failure and success.
  1. Personal
  2. Prevalence 
  3. Permanence
We invite you to take our class on Coaching and Positive Psychology which starts February 18, 2019.
 
Chad mentioned the author Martin Seligman, who wrote Flourish and The Hope Circuit.
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