Personal and Individual Coaching can be done online, by telephone and occasionally in face to face meetings. The agenda is set by the client and fees are negotiated after the first complimentary phone session to determine compatibility. The length of the coaching session and number of sessions per month will be established by the coach and client depending on the needs of the client. The typical coaching session is done by telephone once or twice a month for one hour with a free ten minute "check-up" in between calls.
Descriptions of Types of Coaching
Many clients are seeking a change or advancement in a career or profession. Whether in transition to a new vocation, the inability to decide on a new career, or the need to be more effective in a vocation or business, vocational coaching can help a client take action to a more realized professional future.
Leadership coaching helps individuals, teams, and/or organizations increase their leadership effectiveness. Many times leaders in organizations need to learn the skills to respond effectively to their employees and volunteers. Leadership coaching can help the client creatively assess the conflict situations in a relationship and find solutions to lead effectively.
Team Coaching helps groups build trust among members, find direction to reach a common goal, and learn how to communicate effectively. The coach can help the group distribute participation and leadership among all group members so that power is equalized and shared. Members evaluate the effectiveness of the group and decide how to improve its functioning. If your corporation, organization, church, business, or industry has an ineffective group, it can cause conflict, low functionality, and lost production. The coach can transition a group into team that is creative, cohesive, and cooperative.
A team is a relatively small number of people (3-12) that shares common goals as wells as the rewards and responsibilities for achieving them. Team members readily set aside individual needs for the greater good. -Patrick Lencioni
Appreciative Inquiry Coaching
Appreciative Inquiry is about the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives ‘life’ to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable of economic, ecological, and human terms. Appreciative Inquiry involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to comprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential.
From A Positive Revolution in Change: Appreciative Inquiry by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney
Mentor Coaching Ministers
As a minister, Mike uses Mentor Coaching to guide ministers to find solutions to leadership, congregational, and institutional challenges.
Coaching Students in Transition
Students are at a distinct point in their lives that require an ability to determine their vocational journey. Transitional Coaching can help a graduating student figure out her/his passion and skill for a particular vocation. Coaching can also help a current student determine a suitable focus of study or to organize their education effectively.