Kenotic Conversations for Growth and Change
Catalyze Coaching will free you to help others soar in ways they never dreamed possible. Explore the inner disciplines to think like a coach and learn the skills to masterfully structure conversations within authentic relationships.
Catalyze Coaching trains individuals to think and practice coaching as a Christian. It is rooted in a Christian worldview. It is informed by Christian theology and ethics. It assumes the Holy Spirit is active in the world and in the life of Christians. Catalyze Coach Training also reflects the very best coaching orientations and techniques available and describes coaching as: intentional relationship to catalyze God’s work in others for the sake of the world.
This book will introduce you to several foundational concepts critical to effective coaching. It uses a flying as an aeronautical metaphor for the coaching relationship and discusses how coaching is both linear and nonlinear in conversation. Coaching conversations have ebbs and flows, with abstract and concrete ideas, that advance forward or circle back. This flying metaphor will help readers navigate the coaching relationships and conversations.
About the Authors
Dr Stephen Shaffer brings a diverse background to his roles as congregational leader, ICF Professional Certified Coach and the director of Coaching and Discipleship for Mission Alive. He holds BS and MS in Physics, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, MDiv, DMin degrees.
Tod Vogt is the executive director of Mission Alive (missionalive.org), a ministry devoted to planning innovative church throughout North America and training leaders. He is a trained spiritual director and holds a Master of Arts in Communication and a Master of Missiology.