What exactly is Grace Space in coaching ? It is a phrase we use at Christian Coach Institute to describe how to give your clients the gift of silence and allow them to be in the moment with their thoughts, and to hear from Holy Spirit. Silence is a very hard skill for most of us to maintain. It is human nature to assume silence means we must speak to fill the the sometimes uncomfortable, awkward pause hanging in the air.
However, one of the best skills you can develop as a life coach is to slow down when asking your coaching client curious questions and give a generous portion of grace space to your client.
Recently, a prospective student asked me “What is the best question to ask coach training schools? And, if I were in her shoes, what would be my personal criteria for choosing the right coach training school to attend?” Well, that is a very tall order!
I’ve been in the coaching business for over 20 years and founded the Christian Coach Institute. There are so many changes happening in the field of professional coaching right now. which often changes what makes a good coach training school. Here are the 7 questions that I believe are critical for any potential student of coaching to ask.
Believe it or not, it’s almost November already and that means the warm summer heat has given way to brisker autumn air. It’s the time of year when the scenery changes from lush greenery to beautiful colors of red, yellow, orange and brown. So what better time than now to recognize and embrace the changes in our lives as well? Read More ›
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11
Last year, I was privileged enough to see a wonder of nature happening right in my own backyard. It was time for several baby chickadees to learn to fly and their home was all aflutter! The three little babies (or “the three brothers” as I liked to call them) nervously hopped around the ledge of the birdhouse, afraid to take “the leap,” while the mama and daddy birds “talked” back and forth with their little ones. They never got impatient or domineering, and they never took over and moved the baby birds to the ground themselves. Instead, they encouraged and supported them from close by, and showed them how to leap safely to the ground. Read More ›