It’s easy to assume people already know what they want… and deep down that may be true. Most of us, however, need help to articulate and to clarify the vision God has placed within us. Vision doesn’t always come to us clearly and fully formed. There are often questions, fears, and doubts that are closely tied to our dreams and passions. And they certainly don’t come to us with an implementation plan.
Coaching for Dreams and Passions
Here are some great questions you can use to come alongside others in this very personal journey of identifying dreams and passions:
- What excites you?
- Where are you seeing God at work?
- What drains you?
- Tell me about your gifts, strengths, skills, experiences.
- What promptings have you been hearing from God?
- If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do for the glory of God?
Now, it’s time to try it out!
Even if you’re not a professional coach, see what happens when you ask these questions of someone you’re supervising, mentoring, or discipling. Or, try them out on a spouse or a friend and see what happens. Be sure to set aside some focused time to really listen to their answers and reflect back what you are hearing. You’ll probably be surprised at all you discover.
COACHES: Plan to up your game
The Christian Coaching Excellence Track starts next month! Expert coaches Bob Logan and Gary Reinecke will guide you through assessment, one-on-one mentoring, and group webinars to help you create a personalized development plan to raise your effectiveness as a coach. Learn more HERE. Pay in full by January 5th for a 10% discount. Register through Eventbrite today!