Coaching

ccc-cairn-logo-2-with-bigger-fontAre you a clergywoman wondering which hat she will be wearing next?

Whether you are the head of staff or a solo pastor, trying to find a balance in bi-vocational ministry or negotiating the needs of a multi-point charge, serving as an intentional interim or working in a specialized ministry, even striving to serve dual vocations as parent or partner and priest or pastor, you need to consider yourself. Coaching creates space to consider what requires attention, where you want more, and how you can reach your vocational and personal goals.

biz-card-backI 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 consultation 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, of which I am a member.


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.