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Kimberly Dinsdale, Master Certified Christian Life Coach

Kimberly has been involved in numerous organizations and held a variety of leadership roles...
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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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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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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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Listening to Clients, Colleagues and the Holy Spirit

Three coaches are walking down the street. The first one says, “Windy, isn’t it?” The second one says, “No, it’s Thursday!” The third coach one says, “So am I. Let’s go to Starbucks.”
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What are Women Lacking in the Area of Communication, by Kimberly Dinsdale

Could it be this lack of authenticity leads to lack of accountability? Which may then lead to women becoming lost and isolated, craving relationships they have no idea how to create or ask for. I continue to hear women say they want to connect on a deeper, more personal level, yet they lack the skills and haven’t had those types of relationships modeled for them.
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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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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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