What Is Coaching?
Coaching is a relational and intentional process that empowers leaders to discover where God is working in their life and ministry, discern opportunities and develop action steps to see God’s agenda become reality.
In the Wesleyan Coaching Network we define coaching this way:
“Coaching is a conversation that is facilitated by the coach to lead the person being coached into discovery and action.”
- Coaching is a conversation. The coach asks questions and the leader responds. The coach listens, clarifies what he or she is hearing and asks more questions that lead to deeper levels of discovery for the person being coached. The back and forth of asking and listening is the essence of conversation. This is what coaching is...a conversation.
- The coach facilitates and the person being coached does the work. In coaching, it is the person being coached who is responsible to drive the agenda, to think through the issues at hand, to generate ideas, and to develop an action plan to keep the ball moving down the field. The coach is the person who comes alongside the person being coached to facilitate that process.
- Effective coaches ask good questions and listen well so the person being coached can discover new insights.
- The goal of coaching is action. The whole point of coaching is get the person being coached to take action so that their project moves forward, the problem gets resolved, the next step can be taken. Coaching is about developing an action plan that moves people toward their goal.
Why is Coaching So Powerful?
Coaches help people discover where they best fit and thrive, help them grow personally, gain skills and perform at a higher level. A coach will help someone live with a greater sense of purpose and discover where they will make their ultimate contribution to the Kingdom of God.
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