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Ask the Coach: Can a Pastor/Leader Coach Their Staff and Staff Team?

Dear Coach, I hear a great deal about supervisors and managers coaching their staff in businesses and organizations. So, can pastors and staff leaders coach their staffs and teams in their church? Sincerely, Just Wondering Dear Just Wondering, Here is good news for you! Yes, they can. There are certain key elements that must be in place, though, for you …

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Ask the Coach: The Difference Between a Mentor and a Coach

Dear Coach, I am confused by the difference between a mentor and a coach. Some publications I have read put the two together and talk about them as if they are one and the same. Others tell me that there is a difference. I have a mentor who helps me by sharing his experiences with me and teaching me some …

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Transition Questions for the Re-Gathering Phase

Transitions are never smooth, and we make them all the time. William Bridges, the author of the book Transitions, reminds us that transition is that psychological process we undergo as we experience a change in our life journey. He suggested there were three stages we go through with change: Endings – letting go of things from the past Neutral Zone …

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Ask the Coach: Breach in Coach Confidentiality?

  Ask the Coach!   Dear Coach, I have a personal coach to help me with leadership and life issues during this COVID-19. The conversations have been helpful, but I just found out that he has also been talking to my chairperson of deacons about the coaching. He and the chairperson have had a previous relationship through church connections. What …

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The ABCs of Coaching for My Dear Friends: The Letter B

Posted: 4/30/20 at 4:00pm. Written by Ken Kessler. Sesame Street had a spell over my boys when they were growing up. My oldest son and I took at trip to the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina when he was about three. When I was not in my conference meetings and he in his preschool room, we would travel and …

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How a Coaching Conversation Can Assist During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond in Faith-Based Organizations

Posted: 4/30/20 at 12:00pm. Written by Ken Kessler. What an unusual time in which we are living! Many of our churches and leaders are finding unique ways to respond to ministry opportunities. Others are overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty with financial and health concerns. Many of our leaders are seeking whatever resources they can find to survive during this challenge. …

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The ABCs of Coaching for My Dear Friends: The Letter A

Posted: 4/28/20 at 7:00am. Written by Ken Kessler. The ABCs have never been more critical. With the present COVID-19 crisis changing our educational adventures this year, our children will be experiencing a whole new way of learning. Maybe, we as adults need to get the basics also. I especially see this need in the coaching world. Many people struggle with …

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