Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Certified Christian Life Coach
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What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is a collaborative relationship between a client and coach. The life coach partners with the client in his/her determination of goals and direction. Coaching provides an environment of encouragement and accountability in which the client can grow and prosper.
Life coaching is action-oriented. It begins with the presumption of a willingness on the client’s part to take positive steps toward desired goals. Progress is expected, supported, and celebrated.
Life coaching is not counseling. It is less about working to heal emotional hurts and more about striving to achieve personal improvement in specific areas of one’s life. It assumes an already healthy, stable position in life.
Life coaching deals with the present and future and spends little time on the past.
How is Christian Life Coaching different?
A Christian Life Coach believes that the most powerful One present in a coaching relationship is the Lord. They seek to cooperate with His plans and purpose for the coaching sessions. They turn to the Word of God to guide them and their client into wisdom regarding goals and direction for their sessions and for the client’s life in general.
A Christian Life Coach acknowledges and relies on the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Aligning their coaching with the leading of the Holy Spirit makes Christian life coaching the most powerful type of coaching available to the world.
A Christian Life Coach encourages the client to seek the Lord’s will in their life and to align their plans with His. They recognize that working in harmony with God’s infinite power brings about the best results in their client’s life.
A Christian Life Coach has the freedom to openly pray with and for their clients. They turn not to their own wisdom, but to the Word of God to guide them and their client into revelation of values, goals, and direction for the client’s life.
Coach and Client Roles
My role as a life coach is to come alongside my client, to help them clarify their values and strengths, identify potential barriers to progress, discover strategies for overcoming obstacles, and encourage and celebrate victories as they move closer to stepping into the fuller, more abundant life available to them. I am an encourager and a challenger.
Your role as a client is to actively engage in the coaching process. After all, you and your goals are the focus of our time together. Your honesty and enthusiastic participation in and between our sessions is critical to your success. You are the expert on your own life and, while I will support and encourage you, the change and growth is up to you. That's the good news / bad news. If you want to change your life, you've got to change your life. I can help.
Barbara Fiscus, M.A., CCLC
I believe that, as members of the body of Christ, we need one another in order to achieve the most in life and to best enjoy our journey through it.
My goal is to partner with you to help you discover your God-given strengths and how you can best use them to move through obstacles and into the abundant life that God desires for you.
I am an encourager, offering grace but also issuing challenges. I believe that God created you for great and wonderful things and I'm excited and honored to be a part of helping you to achieve more and grow further than you may have thought possible.