What is Coaching?

What is Coaching?

  • The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
  • Others might define coaching as:
    • Discovery-based process to help people get results by bringing out the best in themselves
    • A healthy, encouraging and grace-filled way to challenge assumptions that lead to a shift in perspective, emotion or attitude uncovering new possibilities.
  • Coaching operates from the perspective that the client has the answers within themselves. Through deep listening and powerful questions, a coach enables the client to gain clarity about what they really want. 
  • Coaching maximizes potential, moving people from good to great as they are ready.
  • Everything shared between the coach and the client is absolutely confidential.


Who would benefit from Coaching?

  • Anyone willing to invite new awareness, understanding, and plan for change can benefit.
  • Anyone reaching for professional and/or personal goals
  • Someone who appreciates a sounding board when making decisions
  • Clergy or laity who want to grow in professional and personal development, communication and life skills
  • Anyone who could use a cheerleader, accountability partner and unconditional supporter.








Request MiConference Coaching for an Individual

Building a sustainable coaching culture begins with a base of information about those being coached and their respective ministry settings.  Your responses will assist Naomi García, the lead coach, in pairing you with a qualified coach.  This coaching request is designed for an individual’s request.  Click here to request coaching for a group of 2 or more people

Request a coach: https://bit.ly/request-coaching.

Why Become a Coach?

Deep listening, focused questioning, creating new awareness, challenging assumptions, moving toward action steps, accessing resources and following through are fundamental tools of a coach. Learning the skills to coach others can also help you grow in your own life, relationships, leadership abilities and ministry

Interested in being a MiC coach?  https://michiganumc.org/coach-training/

Request a Free Coach Training Course

Undecided on taking a Professional Coach Training (PCT) course?

We periodically offer a free, no-strings-attached, one-time session. Typically the free course is available the first week of each PCT quarter.

Request a free coach training course https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12rhydRuF-hqt2rpE2spiqTN17vP8zOl1towSwMHicbo/

Addressing Conflict

Welcome. This is an initial request for assistance in addressing an interpersonal or group unrest or conflict.

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