“Many of my clients ask how I got into Christian Life Coaching. Here’s my story.”
As a young man I longed to be in Business. I’d trained as a Graphic Designer in an Advertising Agency in Birmingham. After a few years I ‘dropped-out’ and lived in North Devon. I was driven by a vision I’d had of living by the sea side, playing my guitar and running my own business.
Eventually, I came upon an opportunity to produce ‘Pennants’ – or small Banners – for a local Lions Club. I produced the artwork, brought a roll of acetate satin material and had their Lions Club name and emblem design printed on the material.
I then found a ‘Seamstress’ to make up the Banners and finally I delivered them to the client. They were thrilled with the Banners and said they’d been looking for months for a Banner producer. They also told me there were 100’s of Lions Clubs around the World and similar ‘Friendship’ Organizations, who all needed their own designed Banners, (which they exchanged with one an other at Fellowship Meetings.)
Within two months I’d set up my own business designing and producing ‘Fellowship Banner’ for individual Clubs far and wide! Within ten years I’d built a profitable Business providing Clubs, Companies and Fellowships with all manner of Promotional Merchandise. I was a success!
And yet, as the years went by, I couldn’t hold on to that success! I felt alone, isolated and burned-out! The problem was, I had no ‘Father-figure’ encouraging and assuring me; I had no one to offer wise counsel nor to talk things through with, nor to encourage me with the strength to continue.
I subsequently sold the Business and spent a number of years traveling as a Singer-songwriter/performer; and generally spending all of my money! Thankfully, after much soul – seeking I re-connected with a love I’d had as a young boy; His name was Jesus! I ‘wallowed’ in my new found faith and poured over the Scriptures regularly. I even found a wife, with whom I have spent the recent years in a Marital Bliss! However, in time I began to recognize a character trait that was all too familiar from my background, which was a ‘Lack of personal one-on-one mentoring, wise counsel and, for want of a better title: ‘Life Coaching’.
Yes, there was plenty of positive encouragement between each other and genuine interest in their lives; but no one able nor qualified to actually come alongside a fellow Christian and ‘Coach’ them in all aspects of their life.
Finally I determined to rectify this – in my small way – and became a qualified Life Coach. So what do I mean by a ‘Life Coach?’ It is exactly as described in the following Scripture:
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour…” (Eccl. 4:9)
It is about having a ‘Coach’ to walk the journey with you; someone to empower you and encourage you to walk the path God has destined for you. It is about being held accountable to fulfilling tasks towards the achievement of defined Goals. It is about someone believing in you. And finally it is about someone who will stand with you against the enemy of fear, discouragement and hopelessness!
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