Relational Health Coaching/Mentoring for Pastors

Coaching? Why coaching instead of counseling?

My approach is very simple.  Coaching someone is based on the belief that the individual has what it takes to recover and be healthy. The coaching role is to equip, empower and come alongside the individual as they do the work. There is no magic wand to fix our problems.  It takes hard work. The level of energy we put into working on ourselves determines the success of that effort.  My goal is to come alongside you as grow and change.

Relational Health Coaching

 

My philosophy is that for the most part, people have what it takes to change and grow. What many people need are tools.  These tools are picked up in a mentoring relationship. I help individuals develop the skills and learn the tools in a supportive environment.

I don’t believe in being the professional fixer.  All that does is create a life time of people depending on someone else to restore their world. Because of the broken home crisis where over 50% of marriages end in divorce, there is a lack of mentoring.

All to often, very few of us learned how to do conflict in a healthy manner, so we avoid conflict at all cost. Yet in reality when two people with different views, experiences, values, perspectives and dreams come together, it is a natural and normal thing to have conflict.

Healthy conflict actually takes the relationship to a deeper level of intimacy, creating stronger bonds.

As healthy boundaries are set in relationships, we work through conflict, live and relate authentically.  We learn how to respond, how to listen, have empathy, how to love from the heart and know how to be angry in a healthy way.

Pastors

 Pastors, and their spouses are often viewed as Super Man or Super Woman.  They fulfill their roles as preachers, teachers, mentors and leaders on a weekly basis with guiding answers to life’s issues.  Due to the nature of their work, they often have deep and intimate insight into the lives of those they help.  However, most people in the church are not equally acquainted with the personal lives of their leaders.  They often have a hard time imagining their leaders and pastors having challenges – surely not the same kind they face.   
 
The truth is, our church leaders are equally challenged with life’s issues that impact their personal lives, marriages and their career.  Many pastors have few places or people to turn to for help.  We see the evidence every time personal challenges finally bubble to the top, often with painful and harmful consequences.  
 
ARI is a safe place for pastors and church leaders to turn to help navigate the heavy load they often shoulder.  We coach and mentor in a safe and confidential setting that affords the ability to seek the help that is needed to strengthen and sustain healthy emotional and relational mindsets for pastors. 
 

Are you ready for healing and change?

If you would like to discuss a plan for Relational Health Coaching, fill out the form below.  I will contact you shortly!