Coaching at Riverstone
If you want to understand coaching, take the mental images you have of mentoring, counseling, or consulting-and put them aside! Coaching is completely different.
The first difference you’ll notice when you work with a coach is that coaches are truly great listeners. That’s because the focus of the coaching conversation isn’t on what the coach has to tell you, but on what the coach can draw out of you. Coaches believe that if we simply listen intently and ask intelligent questions, God will lead you to great insights and effective solutions to the challenges you face. You’ll be amazed at what a great coach can draw out of you.
Soon you’ll also observe that coaches are masters at the art of asking questions. It is hard to think something through on your own (especially if it is an emotionally-charged issue), but it is amazing how much clearer your course becomes with someone asking you the right questions. The extensive training coaches receive in the asking skills is the key to unlocking what God has placed in your heart.
You’ll also figure out early on that your coach is not a “teller” or an advice-giver. Coaches don’t tell you what to do because we respect the stewardship God has given you over your own life. The coaching approach is based on three core values: that the process of change starts with God (and not with the coach!), that working with your internal motivation (instead of using guilt or pressure) and helping you take responsibility for your life maximizes growth, and that believing in you is tremendously empowering.
Martin is a professional life coach and coach trainer whose heart is to bring practical wisdom, freedom and clarity to the everyday challenges of life, business and leadership. He has an international ministry of preaching, teaching workshops, one-on-one coaching and consulting. Drawing upon 35 years of experience in small business management and pastoral ministry his workshops are unique, inspirational and interactive and his preaching is encouraging and authentic. He is the Director of Bethel Coaching at Bethel Church in Redding, California and teaches at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Martin lives in Redding with his wife, Mollie.
Carly Andrews is a life coach who helps people understand themselves and their own unique story. She creates a safe place to explore significant life shaping events, and family upbringing while identifying personal values, and limiting mindsets. World traveler of 15 nations and alumna of Bethel School of Ministry, she has worked in many settings and with many different teams, leaders, and people of all ages, stages, and walks of life. Instructed and mentored under ICF trained Martin Flack, Carly has a passion for people to capture their own breakthrough and access the true freedom their hearts long for. Common take aways from those she’s coached is fresh perspective and clarity of season, ah-ha moments in self-actualization, and a greater sense of purpose and ownership in their lives. Carly currently lives in Northern California with her husband Kaleb.
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