Dr. John Smith uses the term coaching to describe the way he comes alongside pastors and their families through the ministry of PastorCare. What is shared in the relationship remains confidential.
- Coaching empowers people to change without telling them what to do.
- Coaching motivates people to change internally by taking personal responsibility to act.
- Coaching helps people to discover the gaps between where they are and where they would like to be.
- Coaching centers on helping people discover and fulfill their destiny by setting goals and taking action.
- Coaching draws out of the other person what God has put in them.
Coaching is Different than Counseling
- Coaches can initiate contact
- Coaches can make “house calls”
- Coaches can meet wherever
- Coaches can meet for extended hours
- Coaches can become a friend
- Counselors must wait to be contacted
- Counselors have clients come to the office
- Counselors meet in a counseling office
- Counselors tend to operate with 50 minutes sessions
- Counselors keep a professional/client relationship
- Helping a person examine their life from a different perspective.
- Developing a transparent relationship that fosters trust and safety.
- Providing pre-emptive accountability which results in maximum progress.
- Designing strategies and setting realistic goals leading to sustained growth.
God — not human ingenuity — is at the core of our being. God is the guide for all coaching work.