3 Advantages of a Coach Approach

3 Advantages of a Coach Approach

Learn how a coach approach can maximize your ministry, from Gary Reinecke – watch video.

  1. Leaders take responsibility – increases ownership for their development
  2. Your work load decreases – through delegation and empowering other leaders.
  3. Results are in God’s hands – because you can’t control the outcome of people’s actions.

As I’m writing this email, we are praying for the right people that will benefit most from the Collective experience. Have you been waiting to apply for the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective & Church Planting Coach Collective?

Now is the time!

If you’ve missed my last emails on our Collectives, here’s a quick recap:

  • They are comprised of small groups limited to 15 for an optimal learning experience
  • You’ll receive 4 group sessions (60-minutes each) of group coaching plus 6 hours of customized, individual coach mentoring to help you fine-tune your coaching skills.
  • You’ll gain a community of close friends and mentors in ministry that will be there to support you as you grow your coaching effectiveness.

Now for the best part….I have a group discount for you:

Teams of two or more that come together from the same organization, will receive a group discount.

Have questions on group discounts? Simply click here or call (951) 473.4481.

Ready to apply?

Click here to apply for the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective.

Click here to apply for the Church Planting Coaching Collective.

Feel free to forward this email along to any church planters, leaders who coach disciplemakers and church planting/multiplication leaders and entrepreneurs who use a coach approach that should know about this so that they can get the discount code.

Hope to see you this September!

3 weeks left!

3 weeks left!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true…we’re three weeks (21 days!) away from our Sept 3rd application deadline for our fall Collectives

Learn how Collectives bring out the best in leaders, from Gary Reinecke – watch video.

Learn three benefits to the Church Planting Coach Collective, from Daniel B – watch video.

As I’m writing this email, we are praying for the right people that will benefit most from the Collective experience. Have you been waiting to apply for the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective & Church Planting Coach Collective?

Now is the time!

If you’ve missed my last emails on our Collectives, here’s a quick recap:

  • They are comprised of small groups limited to 15 for an optimal learning experience
  • You’ll receive 4 group sessions (60-minutes each) of group coaching plus 6 hours of customized, individual coach mentoring to help you fine-tune your coaching skills.
  • You’ll gain a community of close friends and mentors in ministry that will be there to support you as you grow your coaching effectiveness.

Now for the best part….I have a discount for you:

  • Apply by August 20th with promo code COLL18 and get $50 off

Ready to apply?

Click here to apply for the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective.

Click here to apply for the Church Planting Coaching Collective.

Have questions? Simply click here or give me a call at (951) 473-4481.

Feel free to forward this email along to any church planters, leaders who coach disciplemakers and church planting/multiplication leaders and entrepreneurs who use a coach approach that should know about this so that they can get the discount code.

Hope to see you this September!

5 Shifts to be a Great Coach

5 Shifts to be a Great Coach

Learn how Collectives can help you make these shifts to raise your coaching game. 

Click for video.

The impact of a coach on a team is tremendous. It can make the difference between winning and losing. Think Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors.

It is the same in disciplemaking and church planting. A leader with the right approach, who has developed the necessary skills and has the temperament to coach people to take action, has a tremendous advantage.

A group I worked with recently has a number of pastors and church planters learning the art of coaching. One leader shared the dramatic change in people when he has taken the coach approach. In several conversations when he was asked for advice, he turned to the individual and challenged them to reflect and brainstorm solutions for themselves. In just about every case, the people have responded enthusiastically and taken responsibility for their actions. This is the power of a coach approach.

Making this change is significant, strategic and sacrificial. Here are five shifts that occur when a leader moves from being indispensable to an empowering leader:

  • Shift from being viewed as the expert vs. viewing the other person as the expert
  • Shift from being the center of the conversation vs. supporting the other person
  • Shift from being the advice-giver vs. listener
  • Shift from being the creator of the agenda vs.hold the other person accountable for the agenda
  • Shift from being responsible to take action vs. empower the other person to take action

What could be the impact if you were to make these shifts?

  1. You will help people think for themselves, foster a high sense of ownership and take action!.
  2. You will expand your circle of influence so that you are not the only catalyst to lead an initiative, implement change or create a new culture.
  3. You will accelerate the process of:
    • Disciplemaking
    • Leadership development
    • Church Planting

Collectives are focused learning intensives to train you, and the leaders you are empowering, in the best practices of coaching to make those shifts.

Two Collectives are being offered this fall:

 

Developing Coaching Excellence Collective

Developing Coaching Excellence Collective

The power of the image above is the strength of the individual parts that make the whole.  Imagine if one of the rocks was slightly tilted at an angle that jeopardized the integrity of the tear-drop?  This disruption would cause it to implode.

Similarily, the three strategies below are integrated into the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective. You will discover the value of the learning community as you reflect on your coach development, receive feedback from a coach mentor and learn with, and from other coaches. It is also a great opportunity to connect with other leaders from around the world with a similar vision to catalyze disciplemaking and church planting movements.

Strategy #1: Work with a coach mentor

Strategy #2: Receive feedback

Strategy #3: Learn with and from other coaches

InFocus is excited to present an opportunity to sharpen your coaching effectiveness. The launch of the first Developing Coaching Excellence Collective is September 2018. This Collective is designed to assist leaders who coach disciplemakers and church planting/multiplication leaders by creating a compelling and fruitful environment for you to grow your coaching muscle.  

Why do I need a Church Planting Collective?

  • Relationally: Stay on-mission through the support of the Collective Coaching community & 1-1 coaching.  The reality is, most leaders who are catalyzing disciplemaking & church planting movements using a coach approach, feel isolated.  One of the bi-products of the Collective is the support that participant’s receive.  
  • Strategically: Reproduce disciples, leaders & churches into the third & fourth generation.  One of the challenges for leaders using a coach approach who have a vision for multiplication, is moving beyond growth by addition to multiplication.  The strategic shift involved is supported by the work of the Collective. 

Who is a good Collective participant?

  • Humility – leaders who are open to knew ideas
  • Hunger- leaders who are motivated to grow in their understanding and practice of coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence – leaders with a high level of self-awareness.

How the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective works?

LEARNING COMMUNITY

  • 3-12 participants
  • Meet four (4) times
  • 60-minutes each

INDIVIDUAL COACHING

  • 1-1
  • Meet six (6) sessions
  • 60-minutes each

What will be required?

Learning is maximized while you coach disciplemaking & church planting/multiplication leaders.  The power of the Collective is that you will strengthen your coaching muscle as you are in the process of coaching leaders.  The learning that you glean from the interactions in the learning community & 1-1 coaching can be applied immediately into the coaching relationships you are actively engaged.

Here are some of the resources that we will be using in the Collective:

  • Developing Coaching Excellence Handbook
  • Online 360-Degree Coach Assessment
  • Online Coaching tool

What are the next steps?

Register here

  • $997 per participant + group discounts available upon request

Schedule first coach appointment

  • You will be contacted to schedule the first coach appointment with your coach mentor.

Block-out four group sessions @ 8:30am PST

  • Session #1: September 10, 2018
  • Session #2: October 8, 2018
  • Session #3: November 5, 2018
  • Session #4: December 3, 2018

It would be a privilege to have you join the Developing Coaching Excellence Collective.  Sign-ups will continue through August and registration closes on September 1.  

Click here if you have questions or are interested in more information. 

Strategy #3: Learn with and from other coaches

Strategy #3: Learn with and from other coaches

  • Strategy #1: Work with a coach mentor
  • Strategy #2: Receive feedback
  • Strategy #3: Learn with and from other coaches

What do you need to do, to take your coaching to the next level?

Learning Communities provide a great opportunity for leaders to learn with and from other coaches-in-training.

Christian Pulisic is a 19-year-old American soccer player that has made a name for himself with the German “Bundesliga” club – Borussia Dortmund.  At a very early age, he realized the impact of being around other players and coaches who were more experienced, more accomplished and more motivated to succeed.  Dortmund is known as a club that develops players, a sort of farm system or learning community to help players progress and take their game to the next level!

When leaders participate in a “learning community” to develop their coaching skills, mutual learning occurs when three virtues are shared with participants:

  1. Humility – leaders who are open to knew ideas
  2. Hunger- leaders who are motivated to grow in their understanding and practice of coaching
  3. Emotional Intelligence – leaders with a high level of self-awareness.

How can you truly become a world-class coach?

In 2007 a member of my board, Linda Miller asked me about certification. For those who don’t know, Linda is a pioneer in the coaching industry. As a consulting partner, trainer, and team facilitator with the Ken Blanchard Organization she has coached leaders around the world. Linda helped establish the International Coach Federation to raise the caliber of coaching worldwide. When she asked me that question, it caused me to think. 

As a result, I started my journey to develop my coaching skills. I’m not suggesting that people in ministry need certification. However, I am encouraging you as a leader who empowers disciplemakers, leaders and church planters, to take your development seriously.  If you are satisfied with the results you are getting and seeing disciples, leaders and church planters reproduce into the third and fourth generation – by all means, keep doing what you are doing; if not, you might want to consider raising your coaching game!

When should you take the next step in your development as a coach?

InFocus is excited to present an opportunity to sharpen your coaching effectiveness. The launch of the first Developing Coaching Excellence Collective is September 2018. This Collective is designed to assist leaders who coach disciplemakers and church planting/multiplication leaders.  Last week I introduced my co-facilitator, Mukesh Azad, who is an Indian living in Delhi and leading a Business as Mission initiative.  He brings a refreshing view how his coaching business serves as a platform to enter communities while incarnating the gospel and being on-mission.  The more I witness the work of God around the world, the more I see God mobilizing people who are working in the marketplace use their gifts while making disciples and planting churches.  Read more about Mukesh and his expertise at the bottom of this page.  

I would consider it a privilege if you were able to join us.  Click here if you have questions or are interested in more information.