The Coach Approach Ministries 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 and sign up for our proven coach training.
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Dec 28, 2017


Bad: Reveal the coaches intelligence, not curious, leading, ...
Good: Are designed to get the client to think. Tell me what you are thinking. (Not "Tell me.") Test questions.
Better: Designed to spur new thinking. Create new awareness. Discovery questions. Thinking in a really different way.
Best: Invite the client to make an internal shift. Shift about themselves, not just about the issue.


Dec 21, 2017

Chad Hall, Bill Copper, and Brian Miller each share how coaching has brought them closer to Jesus.

You'll hear about raising awareness, creating partnerships, and how to address the most important questions in life.

Dec 14, 2017

Scott Gress is a professional coach who teaches leaders when to ask and when to tell to get great ministry results.

His new book is called A Christian Coaching Guidebook: How to Come Alongside Others for Ministry Results.

You can buy Scott's book at

Find out how you can hire Scott to coach, speak, or train at

Dec 7, 2017

Three types of coaching models are described in this episode, along with clues that might indicate the need for a different model. Also Chad gives one thing he doesn't like about Abraham Lincoln.

Nov 30, 2017

George Howard is the Executive Director, Global Coaching & Strategic Initiatives for the Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

In this podcast, George tells how he got started in coaching.
Nov 23, 2017
We bring something that secular coaches can't bring. We bring Jesus. But now a word of caution. We don't assume our client's agenda. And so we must be careful not to assume Jesus' agenda. Chad and I are going to discuss 5 ways you can bring Jesus into your coaching sessions without assuming His agenda.
1. Exude a quiet evidence that Jesus is already working in you.
2. Create an awareness of how Jesus has already been at work in the client's life.
3. Create an awareness of God given purpose in the client's life.
4. Create space for the client to invite Jesus into the conversation.
5. Create an awareness of how Jesus might partner with the client.
Nov 16, 2017
We congratulate Chad Hall upon finishing his doctorate work in Positive Psychology.

We explore his key findings, including:

  • Well-being is not the opposite or absence of dysfunction
  • Sources of happiness
  • Positive emotions
  • Optimism, growth mindset, gratitude, savoring, ...
Nov 9, 2017
Coach the person instead of the problem. Chad lays out some distinctions that help us draw out the fullness of a client. Strangely we talk a little too much about jockeys. And stay tuned till the very end for instructions on how to download a free tool that will help you dive into today's topic.

5 aspects of a person

1. Natural gifts

2. Acquired strengths

3. Personality

4. Spiritual Gifts

5. Character

Chad wanted me to make available a one page breakdown of the 7 Heavenly Virtues. You can download this helpful resource by going to



Nov 2, 2017

Accountability is our subject this week, as Chad Hall and Brian Miller answer questions such as:

What is importance of accountability?
What is basic accountability in the coaching?
Should you ask about the actions next time?
What are some ways to create accountability structures?
What are some examples of accountability?
How does accountability change depending on the client?
Oct 26, 2017
Ken Jones is a pastor who coaches physicians. He has written 3 books and is working on the 4th.
Common Coaching Topics with doctors
  • Life balance issues
  • Spiritual issues (not close to their pastor)

You can contact Ken Jones at

Oct 19, 2017
Chuck Gohn is the Senior of a small, independent, non-denominational church on the north side of Pittsburgh. For the last two years, Chuck has been attempting to implement a coaching culture as part of the overall discipleship model for the church.
Reach Chuck at or
Challenges of implementation:
  • People don't "get" coaching or reject as trendy.
  • Because of relational aspect, women gravitate to coaching more than men.
Joys of implementation:
  • High Impact low investment of time. Very good ministry for a person with not a lot of time but has the desire to contribute in a significant way.
  • Takes away the excuse for people not growing in their faith.
  • Small groups have validity, but a person can hide for years. Coaching places them in a growth position
Advice for implementing coaching in the local church.
  • Some are not coachable (need to be creative, resourceful, whole)
  • Take it slow. Don't advertise a coaching workshop. Hand pick a few people and begin coaching them.
  • Celebrate wins. Get a cheerleader.
  • Require your potential coaches to be coached
Oct 12, 2017
Delyn Cole is an Assessment and Coaching Specialist with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries USA (Christ Ambassadors). She has served with Chi Alpha for 29 years.
She often coaches on the topic of balancing full-time ministry and family. Coaching helps ask, "How is God speaking and how does that look in your every day life?"
Oct 5, 2017
In this episode, Brian and Chad assess your website for clear action steps.
Your website's # 1 purpose is not to give information. It is to let your clients know what action they should take next with you.
You want some type of big flashing button. Well, maybe not a big flashing button, but the point is, the client shouldn't be able to miss it.
Possible Action Steps
  1. Let's go on another date
  2. Let's get married
Sep 28, 2017

This episode is a repackaging of an older Q&A podcast with the partners of CAM talking about Coaching Teams.

Sep 21, 2017

In this episode, Brian talks with Paul Ramey, worship leader at Imago Dei in Portland.

Paul Ramey -- husband to meredith :: father to noah, evan & jonah :: worship & arts pastor to imago dei community :: portland dweller
Brian asks Paul:
How did you get started in coaching?
How did you land in the niche of coaching worship leaders?
How can people get a hold of you if they want?, @rameytime on twitter
Sep 14, 2017
This week, Brian interviews Mark Deterding. Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, Speaker, Author, Founder of Triune Leadership Services...transforming lives & cultures through servant leadership
Mark tells Brian:
  • 1/3 of the work is coaching. Over 20 executive clients...
  • Rest of the time in front of clients... Leadership roundtable 150 leaders.
  • Never spent a dime on marketing. Write a weekly blog. Following on social media.
For more of Mark, go to his Website: You can download the first chapter of his book Leading Jesus' Way at his website.
Sep 7, 2017

In this episode, Brian interviews Bill Copper, a Gallup Certified Strengths coach and Executive Director of CAM.

The value of coaching strengths is focusing on what you already do well without much effort. Higher leverage.

Bill talks about:

  • Identification of Strengths
  • Further development of those strengths
  • How to apply the strengths to what I'm doing

Brian's Top 5 Strengths on StrengthsFinder 2.0 are: Strategic, Futuristic, Learner, Input, and Belief

Bill's Top 5 Strengths on StrengthsFinder 2.0 are: Arranger, Communication, Woo, Harmony, and Positivity.
Aug 31, 2017
In this episode, Chad and I lay out a scenario. You have two hours to invest in your folks for coaching. What should you do?
1. History of the word “Coach”
2. Diagram asking/telling, who is the expert
3. Free range, familiarity, framework, formula
4. Demo
5. Skills – Asking, Listening, Guiding
6. Wheel of Life
Aug 24, 2017

My guest today is Rev Dr Joel Oliver, Founder and Senior Pastor of Trinity Assembly of God church in STL Mo. He is the President of Insight Coaching STL. And he is also the Executive Director & Dean of City Bible Institute.

What are the essential elements for the staff/team to lean in to coaching from their leader?

  1. Coach training for each staff member
  2. Individual coaching for each staff member
  3. Established a Coaching Agreement with each team.
  4. Restructured hiring and firing.
You can reach Joel at his website:
Aug 17, 2017

In this episode, Chad and I talk about how to end a coaching relationship well. We don't want to leave the relationship with an awkward feel.

We'll answer these three questions.

  1. What's a good length for a coaching relationship?
  2. Does it need to be over? Evidence?
  3. How to not make you or the client feel bad?
Aug 10, 2017
Why do people need to think about Ongoing Growth?
Coaches need an intentional desire to always be a little better.
What are 3 areas people need to grow?
1. Confidence
2. Competence
a. Creativity
b. Risk taking
c. Bottom line
d. Manage time
3. Different kinds of clients
Besides classes, what are 3 opportunities for growth?
1. Hire a very different coach
2. Get feedback on your own coaching
3. Go to a different conference that grows a skill that can be brought into your coaching.
Aug 3, 2017
What does it mean to create awareness?
  • New Knowledge
  • New Perspective
  • New Connections
What are a few ways to improve our ability to create awareness in our clients?
  • Get “pushier” when it comes to challenging your client to expand options
  • Ask better, more thought-provoking questions in contrast to questions that just invite the client to cover familiar territory
  • Dial up your own creativity in terms of what you’re willing to try (and risk)
  • Develop a tool or resource designed to spur client creativity
Jul 20, 2017

Today, Chad and Brian discuss "Things # 6, 7, and 8", which all revolve around getting clients. You can be the most skilled coach in the world, but without clients, you aren't very effective.

Jul 13, 2017
Challenge: Sell a Solution Not Yourself

Two Purposes for Coaching Packages

1. Marketing -- Binary, adds value
2. Predictable Outcomes
Five things you could put in a package
  1. Monthly/Weekly coaching conversations
  2. Assessment - HPP, LPI 360
  3. Frameworks -- First 3 exploration -- Last 3 designing action
  4. Tools - SLII, Tolerations matrix, Coaching wheel
  5. Resources - Book, Podcasts, white papers, blog posts, Ebook, video training, weekly enews, mastermind
Jul 6, 2017

Bill Copper and Brian Miller talk about some best practices to take a Coach Approach to Leadership. This is a rebroadcast of Episode #012 from 2016.

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