Transformational change is at the heart of our coaching philosophy
A biblical understanding of humanity and biblical humanistic values underpin our coaching. We approach clients as unique creatures of God, loved, gifted and called into his service. We acknowledge God as the ultimate coach and source of wisdom. Therefore, each coaching conversation aims to be a ‘trialogue’ in which the coach listens to both the client and together with the client listen for the voice of God in seeking clarity, direction, achieving goals and change processes.
We take an optimistic view of clients and believe that each person can change and has more potential than currently realised. We coach from hope and with hope because God desires people to be fully alive.
We assume the client’s resourcefulness and respect their ability to make their own choices within the learning partnership. Therefore, our clients are the ones piloting the plane. The client is resourceful and holds responsibility for his own growth and development – the coach draws alongside as a sounding board, helping to focus, re-frame, and reflect what he notices, gently challenging underlying assumptions and beliefs and formulating goals.
Growth is a lifelong process and can be intentionally pursued. Growth is best achieved with a travel companion. Growth is owned by the individual, not the coach. Growth takes time and the right conditions. Unconditional positive regard, empathy and authenticity create the safety to take risks and uncover the real self.
Our coaches hold a high degree of self-respect and respect for others and subscribe to high standards of ethical professional practice. The goal is always to support the independent development of the client without creating unhealthy dependency. Employing the art of skilful questioning rather than giving advice facilitates the client’s self-discovery. The coach is providing both a reflective practice and critical discourse to enable learning. This helps the client become equipped with the skills to pursue ongoing learning and growth and meaning making without the help of the coach.