Reflecting upon its original use, a “Coach” is a vehicle that moves you from where you are to where you are called to be, no matter whether those new frontiers be personal, relational, or professional.
A professional coach is an expert in transformational change! We empower individuals (and groups) like you to experience freedom from what keeps you stuck, and breakthrough to the adventures of your purpose and calling! On the coaching journey, you will understand yourself and others more deeply, navigate past what has held you back or captive, then grow to make wise choices that bring remarkable fruitfulness and fulfillment.
As a coach, our role is to affect transformational results from the “inside out!” This is distinct from other professionals that are “outside in” oriented. Its really not about giving you advice like a consultant , or imparting competencies to you as a mentor, or prescribing steps to wholeness as a counselor, though these may occur as we journey together.
We believe that “Being” precedes and empowers your “Doing.”
Here are the Four Unique Aspects that make Dave and Sue’s
“Inside Out” coaching a transformational vehicle of freedom and adventure:
- Coaching is a Transcendent Conversation: our coachees are surprised that we’re not there to give advice or tell them what to do, but rather draw out the fullness of their own “Being” and the wisdom God’s already sown into them. Together, we’ll actively engage in deep listening, both to you and to God’s Spirit, asking powerful questions that lifts your perspective to better understand yourself and others, helping you see the forest from above the tree line so to speak. We challenge your worldview and leadership, pushing you to reflect more deeply, embody your identity more fully, embrace and express love passionately, and exercise your God-given calling and impact most powerfully.
- Coaching is a Trusting and Transparent Relationship: A coach is a friend and confidant, your greatest cheer leader, someone who knows you well enough to recognize the greatness God has placed in you and challenges you to rise to it! Vulnerability frees you from things that hold you back or keep you stuck, freeing you to go to places you’ve never gone before.
- Coaching is an incubator for Transformissional Growth: With support systems, encouragement and accountability from one who believes in you and your calling, we equip you to gather the people and resources you need to do far more than you’ve ever accomplished alone. A coach helps you focus and stay on track with your mission, overcome obstacles and convert your dreams and desires into concrete steps that get in your calendar and get accomplished.
- Coaching is Progressive Leadership Development: Coaching is all about helping you learn, grow and pursue your calling instead of teaching or telling you what to do. We stir up and draw out wisdom that God has already cultivated in you. This approach builds character, capacity, and confidence within yourself and the team you lead, empowering all of you to climb to heights you’ve never reach before. (List credit to Master Coach Tony Stoltzfus.)