What is Coaching?
Coaching is an intentional relationship in which the trained coach uses powerful questions, strategic listening, and accountability to uncover and utilize your strengths and insights to accomplish your goals. The challenges facing leaders in the church today are significant. A coach will accompany you, listen intently to what is going on in your life and ministry, and ask questions that will empower you to take the next step. In coaching, the client does 80% of the talking.
Creating a coaching culture in the Montana Synod
We believe that anyone who has goals they want to accomplish and learning they want to master can benefit from a coaching relationship. The core requirements are a posture of openness, teachability, willingness to reflect, and a desire to work on the part of the client. All of our coaches have been trained by an International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach who has been developed as a Coach Trainer for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Each of our coaches has passed a development process called ELCA Launch and are at least what we call in the ELCA a Level 1 Coach.