Change is hard. You know what I’m saying: from changing a tire, to changing a habit, to changing a diaper, it can stink. Literally.
We don’t naturally want to transform; it’s easier to stay where we are. Transformation takes you from predictable to unpredictable, and transformation has a tendency to hurt.
I once tried to transform a rusting, brush painted 1977 VW Bus into a something beautiful. It was hard. I sanded layer after layer of paint off this thing until it was splotchy and even more unsightly than if I would have just left it alone. Then, it happened, a nice bottom coat of primer grey. Still ugly, but a little more uniform.
Then came the first coat of new red paint, then another. And to finish it off, a nice top clear coat. Done. Wow! Beautiful!
That's what coaching does. It acts as a change agent to take you from stuck to moving, from blocked to thriving.
And I’m not talking just as a coach, but as a leader who has invested in coaching (and still does). I was stuck in an almost-dead second campus. I began a journey with my coach and saw clearly what God was doing in my heart and life. I’m now a full-time worship leader at a thriving multi-campus church. But before I could transition, I had to be transformed. Coaching helped me do that.
Leadership coaching centers on motivation and not just information. Why? Because motivation is how we get things done. It’s how God has wired us. Coaching helps take you to the heart of the matter. Once there, we set goals, action steps to get to those goals and help move the process along quickly by keeping you accountable.
Coaching helps you become the person you are made to be and so that you can do what you are made to do. Coaching works!