A few years ago I heard Jane Creswell talk about the benefits of “coaching” for the very first time. Since then the idea of coaching (not the athletic kind, think stagecoach) has moved from intriguing thoughts, to being coached, to now training to become a coach myself. Last month I joined a cohort of other like-minded Chi Alpha staff from around the country to begin our coaching training.

The benefits of coaching and being coached are many. Personally, I love the coaching process of helping people realize that they already have the answers they need, and simply need the help of a coach in drawing them out. Beyond coaching colleagues, pastors, and professionals, I’m looking forward to the impact this new tool will have in our students lives here at Kent Chi Alpha! A few things I’m anticipating are healthier student emotions, more confident leaders, clearer sense of identity, and being more focused on priorities.

Your prayers are appreciated as I continue on this training journey.

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