I love being a coach. And I’m not the only one. You do, too.
In honor of this Thanksgiving week, I hope you’ll enjoy reading and rejoicing with other coaches from around the world as they express thanks to God.
And we’d like to hear from you as well. So, please add your special thanks to God in the comment section below.
I am grateful that God allows me to do what I am ‘wired’ to do in a way that strengthens and encourages the body of Christ. I am so blessed to be able to set my own hours, work at my own pace, and work with those who want more from their Christian walks – all from the comfort of my home office. There is such joy in getting to do what I do best and so much reward in watching my clients discover how to move forward as we work through their challenges and opportunities. Most significantly, coaching teaches me to listen to the Holy Spirit in ways the rapid fire pace of life doesn’t allow. And it is quite remarkable to see this happen for my Clients when they take time to be still, listen and allow the Lord to lead them forward. It is truly awe inspiring to walk in the Lord’s way of doing things – His ways are higher.
I am both blessed and honored that God has chosen to use me to journey with women as they make difficult decisions in order to create lives they enjoy and can generously share with others. I have been so blessed this year to have met many wonderful colleagues and clients who have inspired, encouraged and challenged me to be my best self as I help others do the same. To experience first-hand the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit in each relationship has been incredible and I am always in awe of how the Lord works in our lives and the lives of those we work with. I am truly blessed!
Kerry Iannone, CPLC, ACC, BCC
A dozen years into this calling as a Christian coach, I still stand amazed at how He makes divine connections with potential clients, like streams in the desert. What a joy to partner with “ordinary people” like me who God is calling to do extraordinary things around the world. And as my husband retires, I am grateful to have work that is flexible and portable so I can continue to make a difference as we make our own necessary adjustments to move forward in this new season. Thank you, Lord!
I am so thankful for the privilege to serve and encourage Moms. Each one is a delight! I’m thankful to know I am actually making a difference in each Mom’s life. Helping her know & embrace God’s “purpose” for her. What a privilege—joining the journey with her—as she is learning to trust the Lord with ALL the nitty gritty of “life”. And that in turn, affects the whole family. It has a ripple effect on everyone in her path. She feels fulfilled and focused. All she touches are enriched. When I hang up the phone, I worship! Grateful to have a job that helps Moms build their confidence in their “purpose”, walking with heads held high and experiencing success! What a joy to serve and encourage Moms!
I praise God every day for two things. One; that I learned the fine art of listening when I became a coach. My wife says that I’m a better husband. Second; that I can coach from anywhere including the interior of Alaska. Internet and cell phone – and I’m in business.
I am thankful for the awesome blessing of walking along side my clients as they find clarity, peace and hope in life. This year has been full of challenges but even as my dad’s Alzheimer’s Disease has gotten worse I have been able to continue to serve my clients and travel to my dad’s home and take care of him as well. I am so thankful for the calling to be a Christian Transition Coach!
I am thankful to God to have the opportunity to impact Kingdom minded leaders so that their influence can have a ripple effect on others. Coaching has been part of my calling my whole adult life. Starting a coaching business has been one of the most fulfilling adventures I have been on!
Charles Hooper, Jr.
Coaching has made such a difference in my life and the lives of so many people. I am thankful that God called me to become a coach. It’s an honor to help others enjoy peace with food. Rules, judgment, and the diet merry-go-round are replaced with freedom, hope, and joy!
Mary Lou Caskey
Good coaching looks like Jesus. Eternal purposes and perspectives. Insightful wisdom. Probing questions. Doing the right thing. Trusting the process. And so I am blessed to be a coach because coaching helps me be more like Him!
Often, after a coaching session, I give God a virtual fist bump. I love partnering with Him in helping others discern His movement in their lives. What joy to watch clients connect God’s Story to their own story! Does it get any better than that?
I believe that God never wastes a hurt and that He allows trials in our life so that we can learn from them and share our knowledge with others to help them on their journey. And that is why I feel so thankful to be a coach. I have struggled for over 20 years with auto-immune disorders and God has patiently taken my down a path to teach me how to submit to Him, trust His leading, learn from others and pass this wisdom on to afflicted women to help them in their healing journey. What a blessing it is to help these precious ladies find restored health!
There’s no deeper pleasure than walking with others as the Lord takes them to a new level of thinking and being. Coaching allows me to witness the mind-renewing, life-transforming work of the Spirit. The big bonus is that I get to continually work on growing, too! I’m thankful for the privilege of joining others in this wonderful profession of coaching.
One area where I have been particularly conscious of the blessing of God this past year is through my clients and those I train. The thrill of sensing “the light bulb going on” in someone’s thinking is wonderful. I know it’s happened for years but for some reason this year it’s jumped out at me and I’ve sensed God’s pleasure in it. God working in them and blessing me through it … You gotta’ love it.
It’s Your Turn
As a coach, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Please leave your comment below!