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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 www.coachapproachministries.org and sign up for our proven coach training.
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Dec 31, 2020

Brian and Chad approach the issue of questions from a different angle. What are some questions you should NEVER ask?

  • Looking to the past - What have you got so far? What have you tried so far?
  • Prescriptive - Have you ever thought about...
  • Judged - Why did you do that? How stupid are you? Really? 
  • Collecting information already discovered - Have you thought about anything that you could do about that?
  • Bad timing - What could you do about that? (at the beginning) What about this is really important? (at the end)
Dec 24, 2020

Travis Guse is a certified strength coach. Travis talks about how his journey came through strengths and how he uses strengths in his coaching. You can find out more about Travis at www.strengthssolutions.org.

Dec 17, 2020

Chad and Brian talk about the difficulty of 2020 due to both COVID and the shift into a Digital world. They also share some highlights from CAM 2020 year.

Dec 10, 2020

Reggie McNeal identifies four sources of Pastoral Exhaustion that is rampant during this COVID season, along with several prescriptions to renew one's health.

Dec 3, 2020

Brian and Chad discuss building accountability for a client based on their Myers-Briggs Temperament, specifically the last letter, P&J. Ps enjoy flexibility, while Js desire some rigidity.

Nov 26, 2020

Rev Laura Stephens Reed has a coaching practice that focuses on helping churches find the right minister. You will hear how Laura has built a framework for this practice that allows plenty of room for coaching. You will hear about how she focuses on the benefits of coaching rather than the process of coaching as she reaches out to potential clients.

http://www.searchingforthecalled.org

Nov 19, 2020

Framework coaching creates a way for the coach to bring some expertise into the coaching. This helps the coach create a healthy way to market coaching.

1. The framework comes out of listening to a number of clients in a particular niche.

2. The framework may suggest the topic for the client.

3. The framework may be linear or topical.

4. The framework does not provide the solution but creates awareness around an issue critical to the client's niche.

5. The framework provides a plethora of true statements that can be shared as appropriate.

6. Framework coaching makes it easier to attract clients.

Nov 12, 2020

Brian and Chad explore how framework coaching is being used in a few specific industries. They also examine the tension between framework coaching and formula coaching.

Nov 5, 2020

At the launch of their new E-Course, Frameworks for Successful Coaching, Brian and Chad walk through the five essential elements of a coaching framework.

https://coachapproachministries.org/framework

Oct 29, 2020
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
Oct 22, 2020
Brian interviews Darren J. Ho, Founder and Leadership Coach.
 
Being a leader is not a position you earn or choose, but a calling to serve others. Darren has over 500 hours of experience coaching influential leaders around the globe.   He has 21 years of global business experience with leadership assignments in the US, and as an expatriate in Asia and Europe. These experiences have given him valuable wisdom about the foundations of effective leadership.
 
IDENTIFY
 
Core Values are undeniable truths that reflect how you make sense of the world. They are your greatest asset helping you lead with authenticity, confidence and joy. If you don't lead with your Core Values, then you likely aren’t leading authentically.
 
PRACTICE
 
Every conversation in every relationship is an opportunity to practice being the leader you’ve always desired to become. Using your Core Values in daily conversations will increase your confidence as a leader. 
 

PROTECT

Rest is the most important discipline when it comes to protecting your Core Values.
Oct 15, 2020

Brian and Chad talk about three deep shifts that pastoral leaders need to make to be effective. 

  1. From casting blame to taking responsibility 
  2. From Authority to Influence 
  3. From Content to Collaboration
Oct 8, 2020

Marc Cortez is a Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and is a leading expert in theological anthropology, an area of theology that focuses on what Christians believe about human persons. He is particularly interested these days in the imago Dei, the idea that humans were created in the image of God and what that means for humanity.

"We see a growing lack of confidence in our ability to answer the question of essence, "What am I?" - Marc Cortez, Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed.

 

Oct 1, 2020

Brian and Chad unpack emotional intelligence, a key skill for coaches. Emotional intelligence has four aspects - aware of your own emotions, managing your own emotions, aware of other people's emotions, and adapting how you show up.

Sep 24, 2020

This week, Brian interviews Rick Dunn, pastor the Fellowship Church in Knoxville, TN. Angie Ward, one of our favorite guests on the podcasts, told Brian that Rick Dunn is the one to talk about when it comes to adaptive leadership.

This week's podcast proves it. The concepts are so different from what we're used to hearing, it is difficult to even create an outline of this conversation. A few links from the conversation are below, but this is best enjoyed in just listening to the conversation. Enjoy. You can hear more of Rick on his podcast called Life Reframed.

Building the Bridge While You Walk on It by  Robert Quinn - University of Michigan
 
Kornferry Institute
 
Sep 17, 2020

Brian and Chad talk about a Coach Approach Preaching. This is a fascinating conversation about applying coaching competencies to another field. Specifically, Chad and Brian apply agreements, active listening and powerful questioning to preaching.

Sep 10, 2020

Linda Miller has been an Executive Coach for decades. She describes an Executive Coach as a deeply present thought partner, who models behaviors that leaders can use in their leadership.

She says there are three things a coach must do for the leaders.

  1. Listen deeply
  2. Give honest feedback
  3. Challenge assumed constraints
Sep 3, 2020

Brian and Chad explore how framework coaching is being used in a few specific industries. They also examine the tension between framework coaching and formula coaching.

Aug 20, 2020

Brian and Chad explore the theology of coaching. They talk about the flourishing life that Jesus offers, the fact that humans are wholistic beings, and that Christians are missional people, attempting to join God where He is already working.

Aug 13, 2020
This week Brian interviews Rick Richardson, Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College, Director of Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Research Institute, and Director of the Church Evangelism Initiative. 
 
Rick is the author of You Found Me: New Research on How Unchurched Nones, Millennials, and Irreligious Are Surprisingly Open to Christian Faith
 
Rick sees how coaching is essential to the church to help her fulfill her potential.
 
Check out this statistic from Rick's work with the Church Evangelism Initiative: Without coaching, they were seeing 10% success. Adding coaching and changing nothing else, success jumped to 50%. Now to go higher, they are adding a heavier coaching element.
Aug 6, 2020

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:

  • What the client should expect from the coach
  • What the coach should expect from the client
  • What the client should expect from the client
  • What the coach should expect from the coach

Third party agreements should be given special consideration.

Jul 30, 2020

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.

  1. Goals (Future)
  2. Reality (Present)
  3. Options (What's possible? Discerning)
  4. Who, What, When, Will to do it (Designing Actions)
Jul 23, 2020

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.

Jul 16, 2020

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:

  1. A capacity to get outside the emotional climate of the day.
  2. A willingness to be exposed and vulnerable.
  3. Persistence in the face of resistance and downright rejection.
  4. Stamina in the face of sabotage along the way.
  5. Being “headstrong” and “ruthless”—at least in the eyes of others.
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