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"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up..." 1 Thessalonians 5:11


Continuing Education Sessions from CoachNet:

The Dynamic Duo: The relationship and integration of active listening and powerful questioning                                          (4.11.19): https://vimeo.com/coachnettv/review/330327235/f82507a7f1

Conversation about the role your thinking plays in your coaching (3.15.19):


Mission Development (3.14.19): https://vimeo.com/coachnettv/review/326467606/6309269613

Discipleship (2.21.19): https://vimeo.com/coachnettv/review/326092929/c9ad8145cf

Stewardship (2.12.19): https://vimeo.com/coachnettv/review/324948783/06b272463e


Intake (1.17.19). https://vimeo.com/coachnettv/review/313694665/9b4a0bb2a2


Holistic View of Engagement (12.6.18). https://vimeo.com/coachnettv/review/313684436/ec49d708a0


From the NJ Synod Coaching team:


Here are several documents that we share with one another and have found useful. We hope others can find them useful or tweak them to their own purpose.

Coaching Intake Form

Individual Client Interview

Primary Focus

What a Coach is and isn't

Coaching Covenant

Coaching Evaluation

Wheel of Life


From Rachel Quest:


I have found the following books indispensable in A) how I shape and reshape coaching questions in the course of a conversation, B) understanding the vast variety of ways people are shaped and motivated, and c) viewing our spiritual lives as a journey that requires ongoing encouragement and support. 


I mentally leaf through the wisdom of these books during every single coaching session I have, no exaggeration.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile

Faith Coaching by Hall, Copper, & McElveen

Coaching Questions by Tony Stoltzfus

Move by Hawkins & Parkinson

From Sharon Kelly:

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier


The Uniqueness of Coaching - Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold

Working the DRILL - Christy Hartigan and Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold


From Amy Glazer, personal development coach for our training partner, CoachNet:


I [recently] attended our local ICF chapter meeting. The topic was ROI within organizations. Panelists included representatives from University Health, Progressive Insurance, NASA, and Lifebanc. They were sharing how they measure ROI and what they are looking for when hiring coaches. Some great questions came out of the session that you can use to generate some ROI discussion with your clients.

1. What keeps you up at night?

2. What confuses you or confounds you at work?

3. If you could magically change things around here, what are the changes that you would most like to see?

4. What changes, if implemented, would make things so much easier?

5. What would you like to have that you don't have now?

6. What would success look like for you in our work together?

7. What do you NOT want out of this coaching engagement?

8. In what way do you see coaching support the vision you are trying to realize in your organization?

As you think about the questions listed above, what are some ways that you might open up the ROI conversation with your clients?

One of the greatest opportunities we have as we encourage one another in this ministry is to share the resources that are serving us well. What are your go-to resources that help make coaching a success? We’d love to hear all about them! Recommendations can be sent to: info@elcacoaching.org