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Christian counseling is problem solving at its heart

In order for counseling to be effective, some sort of change for the better needs to occur. The change can take many forms.  Here are a few you may recognize … · Better understanding from discovery · Reconciliation from change of heart and mind · Healthier decisions from understanding consequences · Improved relationships from understanding […]

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Coaching Styles; are you using them correctly?

In order to achieve positive coaching outcomes with your clients, you must understand, select and use the most appropriate coaching styles to suit your clients’ particular situations….​In this post I will discuss three fundamental coaching approaches. 1) Directive 2) Facilitative 3) Blended or Co-creative…​The first approach or directive style of coaching can be described as […]

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Sabotage, Success Traps & How to Avoid Them

I was taking my early morning walk and when I do this I often pray. These are usually prayers of gratitude and prayers of intercession … also prayers for wisdom and revelation. On this particular morning, I remembered my journey to where I am now, both geographically here in beautiful, Southwest Florida and also in […]

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Life Coaching Industry Secrets Unveiled

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Romans 8:32 NLT …It is my heart to help you become better acquainted with the Christian coaching industry and you really can’t do that until you understand the life coaching industry.  To do this we will remove some smoke and mirrors.  If […]

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Solutions for Stress

Are you or your clients stressed out? If you answered “yes”, you are like most people today. During the time when I was developing and writing the Stress Relief Coach training and certification program, I learned how it is imperative for our health, that we remain as stress-free as possible. The Bible prophesied that there […]

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Don’t Rush Your Vision

One of the primary functions of a Christian Life Coach, is to help your client discover and fulfill their God-given vision. But that can be a lot more difficult and time-consuming than most people at first realize. Until I began to really study Proverbs 29:18, all I knew was that unless God’s people had a […]

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What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

I posted an image to Facebook this week that asked, “Does your plan exhilarate or exhaust you? The best plans succeed on energy produced by passion.” One of the responses to this post added, “and some luck”. Since I have not considered “luck” a factor for a VERY long time, it really made me stop […]

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Are You Called To Teach Or Train Others?

Do you feel you have reached a certain level of competency in your specific area and now you have some significant information and experience to share with others? If you answered yes to this question, this post may be of special interest to you. You see, I believe that the highest purpose for gathering information […]

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How To Make Sure Your Ideas Outlive You

One of the greatest motivating factors for coaches and counselors to do the work they do, is to leave a legacy. I have interviewed hundreds of people-helping professionals and each one feels their greatest gift to the world is the ripple effect of lives changed for the better.While this is certainly true, there is an […]

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How To Get Anything Done

You may have noticed the variety of professional courses, books and digital materials that we offer at this academy. Creating courses and writing books, is something that I have become quite good at in the last decade. But it wasn’t always this way.It wasn’t until circumstances held my feet to the fire, that I learned […]

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