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Cultivate a Coach’s Heart by Tony Stoltzfus

How do you cultivate a coach’s heart for people? The place in our own experience that most exemplifies the heart of a coach is our relationship with God. Powerful coaching comes from studying, internalizing and…
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Passion and Life Purpose by Tony Stoltzfus

For coaching demonstrations, I’ll often ask for an audience member to share an unrealized dream as a coaching issue. Once after a lengthy wait for a volunteer in a pastor’s group, one man shared a…
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What to Do When People Don’t Follow Through by Tony Stoltzfus

You’ve just started a coaching appointment, and the first thing you discover is that the person sitting across from you didn’t do half of his action steps—for the second week in a row. Do you…
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How to Convert Closed Questions to Open Ones by Tony Stoltzfus

There’s an art to asking questions that make people think. Read through the following dialogue and see if you can put your finger on what’s not working in the kind of questions that are being…
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A Marketing Plan for Your Coaching Business by Tony Stoltzfus

Do you need help marketing your coaching business? If your response is yes answer these five questions to begin to design the core of your practice, identify your niche and create a marketing program…
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Practicing Distinctively Christian Life Coaching by Tony Stoltzfus

While most coaches talk about things like passion, design and calling, living your destiny as a Christ-follower is much more than simply looking inward to follow your bliss or find fulfillment. To create a uniquely…
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How to Choose a Life Coach Training School by Tony Stoltzfus

As someone who runs a coaching bookstore, I get asked this question all the time. And as a coach, I like to make people think instead of just giving advice. So here are the five…
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Bringing Coaching to the Church by Tony Stoltzfus

Coaching has enough of a buzz surrounding it that it seems to be cropping up all over the place in today’s church. While that’s exciting news, it also means that people are being called “coaches”…
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Seven Tips for Effective Free Coaching by Tony Stoltzfus

If you are coaching as part of a staff role, working in the ministry arena or just starting out as a professional coach, you’ll probably do some free (or pro-bono) coaching. No-fee coaching relationships present…
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Coaching Tools for Clarifying Your Life Calling by Tony Stoltzfus

For a variety of reasons, an individual’s calling seems to be the least understood and tapped facet of life purpose. I define calling as a commission coming from outside yourself, to serve something bigger than…
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Coaching Versus Mentoring: What’s the Difference by Tony Stoltzfus

       Coaching and mentoring are one-on-one relationships that use support, encouragement and accountability to grow people toward a better future. A mentor is a more senior individual who imparts wisdom, opportunities and counsel to a…
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Believing in People by Tony Stoltzfus

The gift of relationship is the linchpin of God’s strategy for transforming people. Therefore, if we’re working at change, it would make a lot of sense for us to imitate God’s approach. Coaching does exactly…
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Structuring Life for Eternal Rewards by Tony Stoltzfus

A practical way to work with a Christian coaching client at their allegiance to Christ is to invite them to structure their lives for eternal rewards. In other words, figure out what God rewards, and…
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The Seven Questions Framework for Coaching by Tony Stoltzfus

There are many different ways to structure discovering and pursuing one’s life purpose. I have organized the search with a model called the Seven Life Purpose Questions. By organizing around these seven themes, we can…
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Coaching and the Abundant Life by Tony Stoltzfus

One of the beauties of Christianity is that the important things are pretty simple. The on-purpose Christian life simply reflects God’s purposes: to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to…
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