"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up...." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Principles for Coaching Others Through Crisis and Stress with Coaching at End of Life (April 1, 2020)

Principles for Coaching Yourself Through Crisis and Stress with Coaching at End of Life (March 25, 2020)

Accompanying Handout: Powerful Questions in Crisis and Stress Coaching (pdf)

Continuing Education Sessions from CoachNet (professional training partner 2002-2020):

ELCA Coaching Data Collection Worksheet ("Make a copy" or "Download" to input your information)
ICF Client Coaching Log (Excel download from ICF website)
Ethical Standards in Coaching (ICF webpage with multiple links)
Also see Downloads section below.

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.

From ELCA Coach 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.

From ELCA Coach Sharon Kelly:

November 19, 2018
Reflections from fellow coach Charlie Zimmerman of North Carolina regarding the importance of listening and giving thanks on our journey in life and in coaching as translated from the online devotional d365 Daily Devotionals. Today’s devotional was written by Allison Wehrung, who lives in Oxford, MS, where she’s the campus minister at UKirk Ole Miss.:

Rejoicing in God doesn't mean life is easy all the time. But what if, everywhere we went, we got into the habit of looking for glimpses of the holy and giving thanks? God speaks to us through the listening ear of a friend on a hard day. God speaks to us through art and music that breathe new perspective into our life experiences. God speaks to us through the little green plant poking up through a crack in the sidewalk. How are you listening? How will you respond? How will your questions help others live more fully into their identities as children of Christ?

From Amy Glazer, personal development coach for CoachNet (professional training partner 2002-2020):
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.

  • What keeps you up at night?
  • What confuses you or confounds you at work?
  • If you could magically change things around here, what are the changes that you would most like to see?
  • What changes, if implemented, would make things so much easier?
  • What would you like to have that you don't have now?
  • What would success look like for you in our work together?
  • What do you NOT want out of this coaching engagement?
  • 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?