What is life coaching?
Life coaching is a tool that helps a client uncover her truest desires and remove anything that is holding her back from moving toward what she really wants. It is not so much advice-giving, mentoring, or discipleship. A skilled life coach excels at asking questions, listening, and helping guide and encourage a client to find and free those buried or stuck goals and dreams. Each session is meant to dig deep and have the client leave ready and able to take steps toward her goals. It is focused primarily on forward motion whereas counseling might be more focused on events in the past. I do see sometimes coaching clients need to talk about past events to be able to move forward, but this is not the focus of the session. Life coaches want to enable you to see that you have what you need to do what you were meant to do.
How is The Sanctuary Life Coaching different?
As a licensed “Go and Tell Gals” coach, many of the ideas I use in coaching are focused on the good news that Jesus is Savior and Helper in all things. I believe that God is so good, that we don’t have to hide the messy or ugly in our lives. He uses it all and will create something beautiful with it. While other styles of coaching might downplay or hide the negative, I like to bring it together into the light and talk about how God can show up big time in even our weaknesses, hurts, fears, and wrong motives. There is nothing he can’t redeem or use. So while I of course want to know all about your giftings and strengths and plans, we will put it all on the table in a safe place to sort through and surrender fresh to our Savior’s kind and creative hands! We have MORE to work with and walk away unashamed and excited to see God show up in each of our lives!
I personally have years of wonderful experiences coaching women of all ages, but specifically very many in the young mom stage of life. Providing a cozy, safe space, to talk is one of my favorite things. I also have seen God throughout the years help me decipher as women speak what really is blocking their passion and movement. Years of intimate relationship with God has helped me build the skill of hearing from God and help others do the same. If you are having a struggle in your spiritual life, this would be such a blessing for me to work you through this. I believe God wants to be actively and intimately involved in our lives, and yours is no exception.