Quite often when a coaching relationship isn't working, you should revisit the agreements. Agreements are not a "set it and forget it" item.
Here are a few agreements to consider:
Third party agreements should be given special consideration.
Brian and Chad discuss the GROW model for coaching and walk through each step. This is a deeper dive than you might have already taken.
Brian interviews Evan Courtney, owner of Creative Courtney, a web design agency to find out what is essential for a coaching website.
Evan says the first thing to ask is "What do you want the visitor to do on your site?" Most likely, you want the visitor to take an action. Make it obvious what option you want the visitor to take.
Chad and Brian discuss self-differentiated leadership championed by Edwin Friedman in his book A Failure of Nerve.
The five aspects that Friedman says self-differentiates leaders are:
Chad and Brian discuss three guiding principles:
1. Do the Work
2. Be Present
3. Don't Be the Hero
Brian continues a conversation with Doug Guthrie, Professor of Global Leadership at the Thunderbird School of Management, about vision, alignment, motivation, and introspection.
In this podcast, Doug breaks down how to coach around vision.
Other podcasts with Doug:
#191 Overcoming Arrogance
#201 Levels of Leadership
Brian interviews Linda Miller, Global Liason for Coaching with the Ken Blanchard Companies and founding partner with CAM, about four conversations every manager should have with direct reports.
The four conversations are:
You can listen to more of Linda on:
#164 How to Give Feedback
#151 Building Trust
Three reasons to start a podcast -- as a hobby; to let people know, like, and trust you; and to make money. Brian and Chad navigate these three levels to help you understand why and how you might start a podcast.
Angie Ward is one of our favorite guests. She recently published I am a Leader: When Women Discover the Joy of their Calling. Michael Cheuk from Christian Coaching Magazine interviewed Angie about her book.
Also, as a note, if you're interested in subscribing to Christian Coaching Magazine, you can do so by going to christiancoachingmag.com and paying $15 per year, which not only gives you access to amazing articles on coaching but also helps to support Michael in bringing added value such as this interview.
Getting from zero clients to one client is the hardest transition you'll ever make as a coach. Second hardest is going from five clients to fifty. Brian and Chad talk about three necessary shifts.
1. Raise your rate - shifting to a niche that can afford to pay the necessary fee
2. Increase your funnel - find a way to draw client into your sphere
3. Treat your practice more like a business
Peggy Kao Enderle is the Digital Learning Director for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, an organization that ministers to college students around the world. Peggy regularly develops leaders to lead from a coaching mindset. Brian interviews Peggy around this topic.
Chad and Brian talk about the difference between coaching for performance and coaching for development. They discuss how they prefer coaching development, and then deep dive into how to do it.
Brian talks with Dr Reggie McNeal about what the Corona Virus makes clear about our world today. What they discovered was that rather than cloud the issues, the virus has amplified the need for institutions to move into the Digital Age. Reggie is a master at explaining the world's cultural shifts.
Coaches are real people with all the emotional ups and downs of any human. We deal with depression, being tired, frustration, anxiety, and yet we have to coach through it. Chad and Brian share their experiences and how to navigate through it.
Bob Hyatt is the director of equipping and spiritual formation for Ecclessia (ecclesianet.org)
Bob talks about the differences between pure coaching and spiritual direction and how he combines them to root the client in his or her identity in Christ. This allows the client to come to issues without an anxiousness, which is essential to leading in the constantly changing world we live in today.
In Tod Bolsinger's book, Canoeing the Mountains, he says that relational congruence is one of three keys to leadership.
Four necessary steps to launching a business correctly. Scott Brookens from ScottBrookens.com joins the podcast.
Gem and Alan Fadling are founders of Unhurried Living, Inc., a non-profit that resources and trains Christian leaders to rest deeper, live fuller, and lead better. They talk to Michael Cheuk, editor of Christian Coaching Magazine, about their new book, What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You.
As coaches, we've noticed that our clients aren't celebrating enough. And what they do celebrate is often narrow and internal. In this podcast, Chad and Brian consider how to draw more awareness from our clients as they consider celebration.