January 19, 2022

The power of coaching
If you’re a coach, you know how powerful coaching can be. You likely got into coaching because you experienced its power in your own life. But how? What makes coaching so powerful?

Written By Robert E Logan

Christian Coaching Pioneer, Strategic Ministry Catalyst, Resource Developer, Empowering Consultant : Logan Leadership

The power of coaching can be difficult to articulate, in part because the experience is different for everyone. However, the general goal of coaching is to bring out the best in others. When coaching is done well, 5 powerful results emerge.

Five key outcomes behind the power of coaching

1. Provides encouragement for the journey

People often receive coaching during difficult, discouraging times in their lives. Sometimes talking with a coach provides the broader perspective to help a person see past the current challenges, reminding them of what they are working toward.

2. Cultivates wisdom and strategic insights

It never fails to amaze me how often someone listening, asking good questions, and reflecting back what they are hearing results in sometimes startling insights. The idea was there all along, but the coaching drew it out.

3. Discovers breakthrough opportunities

Left to our own devices, we focus on the negatives, the barriers, the challenges. But through coaching, we are brought to a place where we begin seeing the opportunities buried in those challenges.

coaching discovers breakthrough opportunities

4. Maintains focus on the truly important

How often do we get sidetracked on the latest emergency, task, or conflict? Coaching helps us get back on track and remember what’s truly important in all that we are doing.

5. Transforms vision into reality

By far the most exciting thing about coaching is when we see a vision transformed into reality. What was previously an idea or aspiration is now tangible in the present moment. That’s ultimately what coaching is for.

The power of coaching and you

Consider each of these in turn. Think back on your own experience of coaching, both as a client and as a coach. Where have you seen these at work?

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That was a great coaching moment!

Most coaching assumes a formalized coaching relationship with a beginning, a middle, and an end, with clear goals to be accomplished along the way. However, you can also use your coaching skills in less formal ways– just as a way of relating and interacting. Think of it as a “coaching moment” instead of a “coaching relationship.”

Steps to Help You Make Decisions with God

You’ve got a big decision to make. When you make a decision based on the human intellect alone you might come away with a “good decision”; in contrast, when you consider God’s perspective on a matter you engage the spiritual dimension. This will lead you  down the path of prayerful decision making.

Can you find coaching in the Bible?

If you are trying to help others understand the biblical basis for coaching, here are two key scripture passages to help.

9 Ways Coaching Aligns with Biblical Principles

You may be wondering if coaching is biblical. The Bible never commands us to coach. In fact, the word coach is never used. So why coach? Should we even coach? Here are 9 ways coaching aligns with biblical principles.

The #1 Secret to Raising Self-Led Adults

You want your kids to become self-led adults. People who make good decisions, live into their gifts and talents, and contribute to their communities. The teen years are when the rubber hits the road. 

Purpose-filled Conversations with Your Teens

Conversations with your teens can feel one-sided. There are a lot of grunts and minute head nods, or if you’re lucky–one word answers. But this is a time in their development where they make important decisions that have lasting consequences. So, how do you move past casual chats to more meaningful and purpose-filled conversations with your teens? 

Coaching your kids

Translating your coaching skills to support your parenting will help you raise kids who have a clear understanding of who they are and have a solid framework for making good decisions. 

5 signs that you could be a better coach

You’ve been coaching for a while now. You may have even completed coach certification; but you feel there is something more… Are you coaching at your optimal level or could you be a better coach? How do you really know how well you’re doing? 

5 Steps to Clarify Your Values

Having trouble moving forward in your ministry goals? What about those you serve? If you are struggling to fill seats and find volunteers the issue may not be WHAT you are doing but a disconnect from the WHY.

Learning to trust your coach and your team

Are you at the top of your game? Even if you are, are you ready for what’s next? So many gifted and purposed pastors burn out because they are playing a solo game. Learning how to work with your team raises your effectiveness and reach in ministry.