Consider Yourself Coaching

biz-card-frontAre you a clergywoman who finds herself wondering which hat she will be wearing next?

When you are busy serving in a parish, trying to find a balance in bi-vocational ministry, negotiating the needs of a multi-point charge, working in a specialized ministry, or striving to serve dual vocations as parent and priest or pastor, you still need to consider yourself. In the midst of changing hats, coaching will create space to consider how you are doing, what you need more of, and how to reach your vocational and personal goals.

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I am a trained leadership coach, and my call is helping clergywomen thrive in all kinds of ministry settings.

To set up a free half-hour appointment and see if coaching feels like a fit, email me: martha.spong@gmail.com.

I received my coach training through Auburn Seminary. Their program is certified by the International Coach Federation.


From Auburn Seminary’s website:
“Coaching” is a particular method of professional development well suited to strengthening church leaders in the ways they need the most:  organizational leadership, personal resilience, and vocational discernment.
 
Coaching is:
  • ► Individualized.  Through a one-on-one relationship, coaching helps you identify the issues, obstacles, and opportunities of your particular ministry and deal with them directly. 
  • ► Action-oriented.   Coaching uses reflection and discernment as preparation for action.  It has a relentless focus on taking quantifiable steps towards your goals.
  • ► Holistic.   Coaching helps you address the interdependence of your personal faith, your sense of call, your personality and relationships, your capacities and resources, and your context.

Coaching is not:

  • ► Mentoring.  A coach helps you to discern and fully realize your own unique purpose and potential, not to imitate those of someone else.
  • ► Consulting.  A coach helps you to identify, set and reach the right goals for your work; a coach does not provide solutions for you.
  • ► Therapy.  A coach helps you develop your strengths and potential for the future, not on healing the brokenness from your past.