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Coaching Women to Be Decision Makers, by Kelly Eveleth

The first time a person spends time with an effect life coach, it’s like, “Wow! That was an incredible session.” Coaching is all about helping someone think through a situation and make decisions. We are teaching people what it takes to make thoughtful decisions that are the result of one’s individual values instead of what someone else tells us to do. Even good decision makers enjoy the coaching process because the coach sharpens the mind of the decision maker.
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Pure In Heart, by Marian Struble

I am always amazed at the ways God speaks to me. When I’m listening, the message is so clear, even though it often comes to me in unexpected form.
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How Are Being a Coach and Being A Christian Related, by Kimberly Dinsdale

I’m coming off of several months of deconstructing and reconstructing what it really means and looks like and feels like to live in a postmodern, progressive, emerging reality of coaching and Christianity. I am excited to be back on board. I’ve missed offering my thoughts at the Christian Coaching Center, along with moderating articles by other coaches for the Coaching for Women page. Stay tuned and join the conversation as other guest coaches post their articles in the Coaching for Women Community.
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Trusting and Reinventing, Ginny Victory

This drove Felicia to her knees in prayer: she got honest with herself about who she is, what she believed and what she really wanted to do.
What is that still small voice whispering to you?
Where do you need to trust in the Lord?
In what ways will you reinvent?
What action will you take today?
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Receiving: The Gift of the Season, by Ginny Victory

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and myrrh.”
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Attempted “bathroom” coaching : A coach in training reflects on the coaching process for client transformation, by Kara Hanger

Britta, the beautiful, blunt one apathetically mentions that she doesn’t need to go to the bathroom. The others stare at her in shock. How can she disregard an invitation to the bathroom? Surely she knows this is where women go to listen and vent. If you need to talk about the latest drama, or work through an issue in life, the bathroom is better than the local coffee shop. Though cliché, group bathroom trips represent an ever present reality: women commiserate with one another and are often sympathetic listening partners.
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Heartbreaking or Hopeful, A Coaching Challenge, by Kimberly Dinsdale

I don’t feel depressed. I haven’t lost interest in these things. I just don’t do them. I’m excited about the possibility to accomplish my goals and the idea of being an independent woman, but I have trouble acting on it. I don’t have trouble dreaming about the life I want, but I don’t know why I don’t do what it takes to make it happen. What the heck is wrong with me? How do I get that focus and discipline now that I am out of such an oppressive and damaging marriage?
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Let’s Face It, by April M. Stallworth

Why do we try and box God in? I haven’t a clue but I sure have been guilty of this myself a time or two. When I think about it, it’s so ridiculous to think that a God so big and so wondrous could be made to fit into our human comprehension. It’s truly laughable. God not only made the human but he made the comprehension too!
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Listening in the Third Way, Kimberly Dinsdale

What is interesting is listening in this third way can be one the biggest challenges I face. Not only as a coach, but also as a mom, as a wife and as a friend.
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Blessed as You Are, by Ginny Victory

At a coaches conference a few weeks ago we were doing an exercise about leadership. In answer to the question “How do I see myself?” the keynote, a coach herself said: “fraud.” A room of one hundred coaches sat in stunned silence. Then she asked “who else?” Hands went up all over the room…..including mine.
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Unmasking, by Marian Struble

Women often find themselves hiding. Ever since Eve chose to eat the apple, mankind has been covering themselves up with the fig leafs. There are a lot of reasons. We mask our shame, fear, insecurity, loneliness, and low self worth. We cover up our true heart desires, convincing ourselves we are silly to want to accomplish something more. We live in a world of make believe instead of the real one we were destined by God to help create.
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Stopping to the Rhythm, by Ginny Victory

It’s that time of year again when things gear up; school is starting, business ramps up, holiday season planning begins. It’s the season when my clients really start to say: “I’m overwhelmed!” “How can I get it all done?” “I need more time.”
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Woman of Destiny – She Fears Not, by Tarsha Campbell

Woman of Destiny, arise! Your time has come! The Word of the Lord has been spoken! Your day is at hand, but do you have what it takes?
As a Woman of Destiny, you must possess certain qualities. Throughout the Bible, God has given us examples of women who were called and chosen for a specific purpose.
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Choosing Forgiveness, by Lynn Kinnaman

Forgiveness is a choice, not an emotion. The desire leads to decision, which is where it happens. They still may not feel like forgiving, but they chose to forgive anyway. The feelings will catch up later.
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Dancing with the Lord, by Ginny Victory

Once on the dance floor, the instructor turns to me and presents the frame for our dance. He explains that I must both press in and lay back – rest – in his hold. It is the tension of this shape and my trust in him that allows us to communicate. The same is true with the Lord; it is in the drawing near to Him that He draws near to me. Then I know Him, His purposes and His ways.
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