| July 8, 2015
True confession: I don't know the words to the Star-Spangled Banner. But I'm going to learn them. And here's why...
| June 25, 2015
The most effective coaches have both a coaching specialty (or focus) and a coaching niche. These are two distinct-but-related things. Jonathan Reitz has more.
| June 15, 2015
Google gets it. Questions are the thing! What's the question you want to dive into?
| June 8, 2015
Break large, complex tasks into smaller bites and you'll be glad you did. This is how you conquer big challenges.
| June 6, 2015
Here's a simple framework for helping you make the rest and relaxation of the summer season last all year long.
| June 3, 2015
One of the main applications for coaching is to work with church planters. But sometimes church planting is a complicated, expensive process. How do you coach that? Maybe change your model!
| May 28, 2015
An introduction to the Christian Coaches Network International. You should consider joining to advance your coaching career.
| May 27, 2015
The Summer Turbo Class Schedule is here! I bet you can't wait to get started!
| May 26, 2015
It's a new day at CoachNet for training coaches. Don't you want to be a part of it?
| May 22, 2015
A preview of the new training options being offered by CoachNet starting in June. Hint...you'll get more practical experience and know how from the changes!
| May 21, 2015
New training options from CoachNet...coming Tuesday May 26.
| April 20, 2015
What could an excellent coach learn from the new Star Wars trailer? You might be surprised! Jonathan Reitz takes you there!
| April 16, 2015
Don't treat pain in your coaching. Address the cause of the pain and your coaching will be more effective. Jonathan Reitz has more.
| April 6, 2015
There is ONE key difference between coaching and mentoring. And you MUST understand the difference to ensure that you and your clients have the right tool for the job!
| April 1, 2015
Do your conversations lead to action? Or do you find yourself talking about the action after it happens? The difference could reveal a lot about what kind of coach you are! Jonathan Reitz has more.
| March 24, 2015
Recently I was interviewed on the LIfe of Church Planter podcast. We talked about how to find a coach for your church plant!
| January 2, 2015
One thing that is fascinating about being a coach, and working with coaches, is the fact that human beings don't make a decision--most of the time--without being nudged.
| September 30, 2014
Do you listen to your coaching sessions? Getting into the habit of reviewing recorded coaching sessions can make more difference in your coaching than any other strategy. Here are some things I've learned from listening back to coaching after the fact.
| September 29, 2014
Sometimes a book that has nothing to do with coaching or leadership will change how you view an important piece of your coaching practice. As I read a book by Skye Jethani, I had that experience.
| September 15, 2014
What do you do as a coach when YOU are discouraged, but your client is looking for words of ENCOURAGEMENT from you? This blog post dives in.
| September 12, 2014
Every coach gets it when the coaching conversation is going well. Every question builds on the last, and your client makes more progress than you could have imagined! But how aware are you when the coaching conversation is NOT going well? Do you recognize when you are a Coach in Trouble? Here are the 7 early warning signs.
| September 10, 2014
What is another way forward for getting to the real issue and not just the presenting issue in coaching? Avoid Why Questions and try out the 7 WHATS.
| September 8, 2014
At a coaching conference a few years ago, I agreed to be coached in a public demo by a very well known coach and author. My mind was clear on what we were going to talk about. What happened next really surprised me.
How to Gain Confidence in Your Coaching and Get More Coaching Relationships-- Or, do you need a personal brand?| September 4, 2014
At a recent conference, a notable--and high profile--Christian leader was heard to comment that he would have to evaluate whether a particular idea would work with "the brand we're trying to create." Wait, what?
| August 28, 2014
How do you help your clients connect what they're doing with where they're going? Could it be that the best strategy you've got is ask THEM to make the connection?
| August 26, 2014
There are right ways and wrong ways to measure effectiveness in a coaching relationship. To do the job right, you'll have to get VERY comfortable talking about change.
| August 25, 2014
How do you know when your coaching is hitting a spiritual target? How do you know when the plans and actions a client is choosing line up with Jesus' plans and actions for the person?
| August 23, 2014
Do You Make This Common Mistake in Coaching? In this post, we’ll explore the single most common mistake new coaches make: Coaching without a clear purpose. Yes, coach and client have to come to a coaching conversation ready to work, but work on what? When I was first involved in denominational coaching more than 10 years ago, we missed this point. Coaching, through Natural Church Development, had been introduced to my denomination.
| August 22, 2014
What makes a coaching conversation really come to life? Maybe even a better question is: What separates a good coaching relationship from an awesome one? This is a question that gets asked ALL THE TIME.
| August 18, 2014
How do you describe coaching to people you meet? It's a complex, organic thing that starts with something very simple: a relationship.
401 Team Coaching (August 2015)
The CoachNet Event Calendar...PLUS free webinars, other interesting items, and more!
August 11, 2015404 Coaching for Generational Impact (September 2015)
September 8, 2015602 How to Build Your Coaching Business (September 2015)
September 8, 2015