In Catalyze Coaching you will explore coaching, not just as a conversation model, or a tool for productivity, but as a spiritual discipline focused on transformation and growth. Coaches are challenged to let go of their own needs to focus purely on structuring clearly defined, well explored, carefully planned pursuits that connect to what matters most.
The workbook leverages our decades of experience training coaches to accelerate your coaching transformation. Each chapter includes:
Summary - chapter summary
Think Like a Coach - inner work of coaches
Exercises - applying the theory
Toolbox - preparing for clients
Kenotic Conversations for Growth and Change
Explore what makes coaching a unique paradigm for helping others distinct from counseling, mentoring, consulting, supervising, or spiritual direction.
Catalzye coaching defines growth as a change in beliefs, values, and motives anchored on four theologically rooted principles. Learn about the GEAR model and how to coach for growth.
The nature and quality of the coaching relationship directly effects the client's growth. Explore how to relate authentically and with virtue to accelerate growth.
Rooted in a postive theology of humanity, coaches leverage the concept of structure to avoid evaluating, diagnosing, or problem solving.
Coaching and coaching relationships, like flying, have a takeoff, navigate, and land phase, each with unique priorities.
Coaching relies heavily on the coach's ability to listen by replacing their akenotic listening habits with kenotic habits.
Questions propel the coaching conversation through the conversational airspace, moving it up, down, and around to ensure the client's topic is well explored, anchored to BVM, robustly planned, and actionable.
The Catalyze GEAR model for growth focuses on progressive transformation of beliefs, values, and motives. Learn how to identify and explore BVM to enhance transformation.
Goals convert wants, wishes, hopes, and dreams into action. Explore the depth of SMART goals that are anchored in performance research.
Goals without plans are mere wishes. Explore how help clients structure their pursuits using PATHS
Assess conversations compare actual progress to plans generating actionable feedback that gets the pursuit back on track.
Reflection is the key to identifying, examining, and defining changes to beliefs, values, and motives.
“Catalyze Coaching roots leadership coaching solidly in the Christian theology of self-emptying for the sake of the other. Shaffer and Vogt also offer us a helpful airspace metaphor for having effectivecconversations. Rather than imagining a coaching conversation as linear, they challenge us to see the dynamic movement of a conversation helping us come alongside others to help them grow and change.”
“The world has no lack of great ideas or gifted leaders. Place a coach beside a leader, though, and Kingdom dreams become realities. In Catalyze Coaching, Stephen and Tod guide readers to develop core skills that, when deployed, enable people to reach their full Kingdom potential. Anyone with a calling to leverage his or her life through serving as a coach will find this a field manual for success.”
“Shaffer and Vogt offer a clear and compelling outline of how coaching works along with the actual skills needed to coach. The Catalyze Coaching model works for us. The acceleration gained from the coaching process helped us double the nbumber of cross-cultural workers in our mission over a five-year period. This book has even changed the way I view my role as CEO and the kinds of questions I need to ask as a leader.”
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