Dear New Christian Coach,
Congratulations on your decision to follow your calling into coaching. You have chosen an admirable vocation in a booming industry. You’ve completed your training through a coaching training school , have a new shiny website, determined your niche and are eager to find your first coaching client. The hardest challenges are behind you, right? Not exactly, but you are not alone in this journey; we are help to help every step of the way.
Here’s our top six tips for new Christian coaches.
- Coach, coach, coach. Nothing improves one’s coaching business more than gaining real-time experience.
- Get a mentor coach. Consulting an experienced mentor coach is the surest way to avoid typical traps and pitfalls.
- Get a credential. Your skill becomes easily recognizable when you have industry approval.
- Have a personal code of conduct. Know the standards for good ethical conduct and write out a document which will explain how you will be fair, and integral. You can adapt your own from CCNI code of ethics.
- Join a coaching fellowship group. Stay connected. Rubbing shoulders with like-minded professional is a good way to improve your coaching awareness and make valuable contacts.
- Avoid naysayers. Focus on what is “true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse” (Philippians 4:8, The Message). Keep such things on your mind.