Ron Hawkins and Tim Clinton (2015), The New Christian Counselor: A Fresh Biblical & Transformational Approach book, is a resourceful guide for Christian counselors. Hawkins and Clinton (2015) state, “that the discipline of Christian Counseling is growing into a solid and substantiated multifaceted scriptural discipline of wide-reaching distinction” (p. 5). Furthermore, the definition of what Christian counseling is has changed over time.
The first coaching model to be critically appraised will be the GROW model. GROW is an acronym for Goals, Reality, Options and Will/Way forward. The GROW model was created by John Whitmore and popularised from his book in 1992, the model proceeds through the four phases, each edging the client closer to their desired goals realistically. Each phase consists with around three or four open questions initiating thought by the client as to what he or she wants and how they will get there. A major advantage of the GROW model is that the questions are fairly simplistic, although they would have to be conducted in a way which followed Whitmore’s techniques they are straight to the point.
The coach-client relationship is the heart of all life coaching processes. Whether it involves executive coaching, leadership, marriage or financial coaching without a client to serve, a coach cannot fulfill his or her purpose. Hence, knowing how to effectively build relationships with people is fundamental to being a successful life coach. This research paper will explore the dynamics of the coaching relationship as it relates to factors, such as commonalities and compatibilities, which influence the development and maintenance of effective relationships, as well as components that are critical to the
It is the depth and breadth of the research spanning over 3 decades that provides researchers in the coaching domain a body of knowledge to build upon, compare and contrast (De Haan, XXX). Throughout the literature, various terms are used to describe the relationship including, the therapeutic alliance, ego alliance, working alliance and helping alliance and I will refer to the generic term of alliance (Horvath & Luborsky, 1993) as meaning, “the client and counsellor’s subjective experience of working together towards psychotherapeutic goals in the counselling context, including the experience of an interpersonal bond that develops while engaged in this endeavour,” (Duff and Bedi, 2010, p.91). The alliance is therefore viewed as partnership with both parties actively contributing to the relationship with an emphasis on being
In conclusion, it is essential to recognize, that coaches encourage and assist the client(s) to construct better skills, vision, growth through life transitions, guide the client through their spiritual journey and speak the truth in love (Collins, 2009). Also, coaches will help people set goals and plan ways to reach these goals. In other words, when obstacles get in the way, coaches challenge, inspire, and give accountability so the individual (client) can overcome barriers and experience triumph. A Christian life coach is there for you, prayerfully listening to your concerns and making inquiries that will provide clarity on your circumstances, get you past your blocks, recognize your God-given potential, and challenge you to be your best. As a result of the partnership with the coach people, organizations, or churches can formulate a life-vision or life mission statements and makes those come truth.
After a car accident three years ago, God used the recovery period to hone my old skills and birth new. Over the course of the process, He repositioned me for a different journey. The new path led to a transition from a secular K-12 setting to Christian higher education; yet, still within the context of supporting a diverse student population. My purpose became preparing and teaching ministerial leadership in a
Collins (2009) explains how support is the most distinguishing factor in coaching (Collins, 2009, p. 85). The client needs to feel supported and respected to make strides in coaching (Collins, 2009, p. 85). I believe by welcoming my client and actively listening to the information being shared, as well as, guiding instead of giving advice, my client will be able to see I am committed to the coaching. I believe when these skills are presented and maintained within the coaching process, the client will be more willing to tackle difficult
Gary Collins the author of “Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality Christian Coaching” discusses the importance in having a strong foundation in coaching by having the necessary tools to develop skills to help clients to get unstuck and reach where he or she want to be in life. Collins explains that Christian coaching is to help clients to find his or her purpose that God has for him or her to successfully live for the greater commission by giving the how-tos and practical examples. Collins goes in great depth on the skills that are used in coaching to help the coach be a successful coach by using assessment, vision, actions, obstacles, goals, specialties and the last one is how to practice these skills with a client. Being the
With the last few weeks of reading Gary Collins book on Christian Coaching and how it can be applied in many different ways on being able to help a person an application perspective would be in the higher education field. In this day in time there are many people who want advance in a career, have a career change, or gain an education to better themselves or their families. Working in the higher education field as a coach can be very beneficially in helping someone to reach their purpose. For an example, a person who been thinking about going back to school to get their degree in Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology because she has been working in the field for sixteen years and now she wants to advance in the company. To be
Dr. Larry Crabb’s book “Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselor” Crabb, (1977), this book models how counseling can be gracefully integrated into implementation of the local church. The Goal of Christian Counseling that Dr. Crabb states within his book Crabb, (1977), is “any approach to counseling that is truly biblical will work most effectively when carried out into the context of a local body of believers” (pg. 13). As Dr. Crabb states within his book that “The goal of biblical counseling is to promote Christian maturity, to help people enter into a richer experience of worship and a more effective life of service” (pg. 31), This allows them grow
The new Christian Counsellor: A fresh Biblical and Transformational Approach is a book that aims to teach people and empower them to take possession of their souls in the contemporary life of a multi-faceted approach design. The authors are seasoned Christian counsellors who have a vast experience in dealing with people’s psycho-spiritual issues from a Christian point of view (Hawkins & Clinton, 2015 p.6). Through their noble ideas, the professors seek to guide their reads through the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives, under the influence of God’s word and in a manner that is supportive of the accountability ideas of the entire community.
I enjoyed reading your post. I am in agreement with your statement in Christian coaching promoting greatness and God’s plan in someone’s life. As Catherine defined Christian coaching during the video lecture, “Christian life coaching is a new helping relationship to propel Christian formation” (American Association of Christian Counselors, n.d.). I also believed that it is essential to embrace our Christian worldview when working as Christian coaches because this is what would set us apart from other coaches. In addition.there are many important aspects to consider when working as a professional in a discipline such as this one but the key aspect is to understand our spiritual foundations. In other words, we as Christian coaches need to have
This truth escapes many spiritual leaders. Caught up in helping other people maintain their hearts, they frequently ignore or neglect their own.” This is one of many famous quotes from the book, by Reggie McNeal, that was published by Joessey-Bass A Wiley Imprint in 2011. Within the 203 pages and 10 chapters of this book, McNeal writes a succinct, and compassionate collection of essays of sorts, offering a spiritual approach that influences individuals recognize the need for spiritual leaders to develop their hearts. Reggie McNeal is seen as an authority on this topic because of his many published books as well as his twenty years of leadership roles in local congregations, his work over the last decade with thousands of church leaders, and his counsels of local churches, denominational groups, seminaries and colleges, and parachurch organizations in their leadership-development needs. In addition to that, he is also the director of leadership development for Baptist Convention; the South Carolina branch, where he lives, with his wife and two
What is coaching – “The coach works with the clients to achieve a speedy, increased and sustainable effectiveness in their lives and careers through focused learning. The coach’s sole aim is to work with the client to achieve all of the client’s potential-as defined by the client” The Coaching Manual Starr, J 2008.
… an ongoing partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life ……