Why do I keep talking about coaching?

Coaching Conversation

You probably know that I talk quite a bit about coaching and lead a coaching company called Context Coaching. But the whole idea of coaching is unfamiliar to a lot of people. What does it look like when I coach a person?   What benefits there are from having a coach? Inquiring minds want to know! So, without further adieu here are a few answers:

A coach comes alongside a person one on one to help accelerate personal and professional growth. Coaching a person enables you to accomplish much more than he normally would on his own.  I spend my time coaching pastors and business leaders.  I help them:

  • Balance life and work
  • Get unstuck
  • Develop as leaders
  • Navigate transitions
  • Grow in character
  • Accomplish their goals
  • Move their organizations forward
  • Plant churches

I am devoting more of my time to coaching going forward because I have found that few pastors and leaders have someone to walk with them through the seasons of life.  Pastors in particular, though surrounded with people, are often tired, discouraged, and lonely.  Right now I work intentionally with about 40 leaders.  My goal is to encourage, support, and continually help them make progress as they lead people.  This progress is so necessary and valuable that I have laid aside many other priorities to give more time to coaching.

Interested in learning more about coaching? Want to become a coach? What questions do you have?  


Posted by Brian Howard

My focus is to help YOU move forward one step at a time. I write about church excellence, personal productivity, and family leadership. I coach leaders, start churches, and help organizations break growth barriers. My goal is to draw on this experience to help YOU move forward in life, leadership, and productivity.

  1. Brian I love your blog man. Incredible insight….As you know I serve with Pastor Mike at Freedom church in Baltimore. What you probably don’t know is I work for a large influential inner city non-profit. One of the things in the future I may be tasked with is piloting a coaching program for the organization. I love coaching and have seen its benefits in my own life. What are your thoughts on starting a coaching business or program? What resources would you recommend on coaching? Do you recommend certification or is that just hype to generate revenue?


    1. Sean,

      I have heard about the work that you are doing in Baltimore from MC! Coaching skills would be extremely valuable in your context and would supplement greatly what you are doing. Certification is not necessary unless you are looking to build an income stream where certification brings some level of credibility. Training and experience are necessary, however, in order to have longevity with coaching. Two things that I would suggest are to be coached yourself by someone you want to learn from, and then to do some form of formal training process. One of the best (and least expensive) training programs is done by Creative Results Management. Their CORE training is excellent. I’d be happy for you and I to connect and discuss some options for you going forward. Keep up the work in Baltimore!




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