by: Gary R. Collins, PH.D
The impact of coaching goes beyond management. Currently, coaching is hot everywhere except in the church. People are turning to nutritional coaches, fitness coaches, financial coaches, public speaking coaches, and what have become known as “life coaches” – who help others find focus and direction for their lives and careers.
Some people look for marriage coaches, parenting coaches, coaches for their spiritual journeys, time-management coaches, and coaches to help them through life transitions. All of these coaches come alongside to guide others through life’s challenges to help them move forward with confidence in the midst of change.
At its core, coaching is the art and practice of guiding a person or group from where they are toward the greater competence and fulfillment that they desire.
Coaching helps people expand their vision, build their confidence, unlock their potential, increase their skills, and take practical steps toward their goals. Unlike counseling or therapy, coaching is less threatening, less concerned about problem solving, and more inclined to help people reach their potential.