Welcome to The Christian Coach
If you were living your ideal life, what would you be doing?
- Living your calling…
- Helping others…
- Achieving balance in your life…
- Spending more time with your family…
- Making more money…
- Starting your own business…
- Living a healthy lifestyle…
What is a Christian Coach?
Christian coaching involves the development of a professional relationship from which a client can expect to achieve personal growth and advancement in many areas of his life, including his faith. A coach is a person who has undergone the professional training and attained the level of experience needed to come alongside another person with the goal of bringing about positive and lasting change. A coach will spend time listening to his client in order to help that person realize that he already has the potential within himself to achieve his highest objectives. Not only is a Christian created in the spiritual image of God (Genesis 1:27), but he has been provided with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). A coach walks the path to improvement with the person, without an agenda of his own, so that the focus constantly remains on the client’s goals and life priorities. The coach has the ability to remain objective and reserve personal judgment so that the person is able to move past any setbacks without becoming overly discouraged or feeling any sense of failure. The coach helps the client see that every step of the journey is part of learning important lessons and moving onward and upward. Just as Paul puts it in Philippians 3:13, “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” (NLT).
What does a Christian Coach Do?
A successful coach must earn the trust of his client so that their interactions are based on honesty and openness. The person who puts his confidence in a coach should feel comfortable with the integrity and professionalism of the coach at all times. It is important for a coach to be focused on the client’s desired outcome, which requires skillful listening. A coach knows how to create an environment which leads to positive change without having to force anything. He assists the client in discovering the next steps for himself and gives him the confidence to take those steps. The successful coach knows how to keep a person focused on the future and on being consistently positive throughout the process. He may employ humor, when it is appropriate, to create a sense of fun, because this tends to bring up the energy level. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength” (Proverbs 17:22 NLT). A coach also needs to have the ability to be spontaneous and try new ideas so as to keep things fresh and exciting.
How does a Christian Coach Work?
There are four important questions that a coach will always ask in the course of a coaching conversation: 1. What is it that you want? 2. How can you get it? 3. How will you commit to making it happen? 4. How will you know when you have succeeded in getting it? These questions serve as guidelines by which focus and progress can be measured. When it comes to learning, a coach assists the client in gaining the deepest possible understanding and retention of new information or skill sets. A coach also works to help the person perform at his maximum potential, no matter what the task. Through this type of encouragement and support, a coach actually contributes to the enhancement of the client’s overall quality of life. Just as the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (NIV). A skillful coach will seek to guide the person into understanding his own needs and coming up with his own solutions. This brings about a sense of ownership concerning the outcome of his efforts and the confidence to continue the positive momentum in the future.
What are the Benefits of Christian Coaching?
A Christian coach seeks to establish effective avenues of communication between himself and his client. This is balanced between the art of listening and asking the right questions. Insightful questions that are based on the reality of the present can lead the client to consider ways to achieve a preferred future. If the client continues to think and act in the same ways as usual, the usual results are certain to be produced. A coach can observe the client and his situation objectively, which can lead to some helpful insights. The coach comes armed with proven tools and exercises that can help the client develop new and better ways of thinking and acting, thereby generating the desired progress and results. The client learns to formulate a fresh vision of the future. He also gains a realistic understanding of what steps are required to reach the vision. This all culminates in an ability to progress toward a preferred future all the time; not just for the current goals, but an ever growing knowledge of how to accomplish anything the client can envision. In Luke 1:37, Jesus said, “For with God nothing will be impossible” (NKJV).
How is Coaching Different?
There are others that seem to fill a similar role as a coach, such as a consultant, but there are distinct differences which set a coach apart. A consultant tends to be an expert in a certain area, and he is therefore paid to give advice to the client about operating within the consultant’s field of expertise. A consultant will invariably base his advice on methods that have been successful for him in the past. As the authority on the topic, a consultant needs to know all the answers in advance and advise the client how to proceed in his own undertakings. This leaves the consultant with a huge amount of responsibility for the outcome. A coach is different in that he does not have to be an expert in the client’s field. He does not give advice to the client, but rather teaches the person how to ascertain his own solutions based on his God-given potential. The coach asks the right questions and provides the needed support and guidance as the client discovers his own answers and develops his own resources for moving in a positive direction. The coach is therefore not responsible for the actual outcome, but for facilitating the needed communication, providing discovery-based tools, and supporting the client through the process of achieving the goal. The Holy Spirit guides the coach and the client into bringing about the positive changes and provides the godly wisdom needed along the way. The Christian coaching method is thus preferred in that it can be applied to any field or situation.
Why Use A Christian Life Coach?
Coaching from a Christian Worldview gives my client a unique experience of creating a future of their own choice through ministry of the Holy Spirit.
There are other Christian Coaches out there and you may have noticed that many of them list Statements of Faith.
Here are some of mine:
- I believe that we are created in the image of God.
“So God created man is his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
- I believe we are to encourage all believers.
“But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:13
- I believe that we are to focus on the positive aspects of our lives.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
- I believe in the ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit and that we have access to unlimited knowledge through him.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James1:5
- I believe that we are in charge of our mind, and therefore our results.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 NASB
- I believe we have all the ability we need in order to succeed.
“I can do all things, through Him who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13
- I believe that addiction, co-dependency, difficult relationships, pain, and disappointment can be healed through the grace of God.
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Ephesians 4:23-24
- I believe that being in relationship with other Christians is paramount to personal growth.
“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17 “He who walks with wise counsel will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20
Why Coaching? Because Coaching Creates Results!
Training increases productivity 22%, when paired with coaching it increases productivity 88% – 400% (International Personnel Management Association, 2001).
In a study by Manchester Consulting in 2002, year-long Executive Business Coaching had a 5.7 times Return on Investment (ROI). After receiving Executive Coaching, business executives, each were surveyed about the benefits they believe resulted from Coaching. The results of that survey:
- Working relationships with direct reports (77%)
- Working relationships with immediate supervisors (71%)
- Teamwork (67%)
- Working relationships with peers (63%)
- Job satisfaction (61%)
- Conflict reduction (52%)
- Organizational commitment (44%)
- Working relationships with clients (37%)
Benefits of coaching and some case studies © (Extracts from book The Coaching at Work Toolkit by Zeus and Skiffington – published by McGraw-Hill, Feb. 2002)
Why should you choose Tony Husted to be your Life Coach?
God empowers his people with wisdom, intuition, perception, and understanding. These are the qualities Tony Husted uses as tools, along with his Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Solution-Focused Coaching skills to empower you to clarify your goals, create action plans, overcome obstacles, and to reach your goals. The Christian Worldview empowers both the coach and the client to access the Holy Spirit in an inspiring, insightful way that creates powerful shifts!
What clients are saying about Tony:
Coaching with Tony helped me get out of a depression state and into a positive frame of mind. I lost 20 pounds and am on track to lose 50. I finally got baptized after working to accomplish that goal for three years. Tony helped me to gain a different perspective on negative situations. I learned how to eliminate unnecessary worry and to focus on what can be accomplished. Coaching helped me to streamline my entire life, especially at home; I hired an organizer and house keeper. Having things at home run smoothly has improved my relationship with my entire family. Instead of spending my time talking about problem thinkers, I now am focused on how I can make these people in to positive role models. Tony assisted me in creating an accountability program that makes me finish what I start. Dave T, Spokane, WA.
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“I didn’t have any idea how the series of exercises we did would take us anyplace, but, it really worked. I have always been a huge skeptic of visioning, but now I am a believer.” Traci, Seattle, WA
“Tony helped me to see areas of great opportunity and accountability” Ian M., Roseville, CA
Tony first impressed me with his sincerity and genuine concern. He’s a good listener, which is an art in itself. I would encourage anyone to give him a call and see for yourself. I continue to look forward to our session and view it a gift to myself. A time to reflection and growth and a pause in a busy week. Pastor Betty, FL.
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“Tony is about the easiest guy to get to know. I felt like I could trust him as a friend with intimate details, and could be honest with both of us from the start.” Jennifer M. Port Angeles, WA
“Tony made me look at my progress in a new light. Instead of being discouraged, I was more proud of myself.” Marge L., Seattle, WA
“Far exceeded any expectations!” Terese F., Huntington Beach, CA
“I have done loads of visioning exercises before, but I never have had such a deep experience as I did with Tony.” Rose S. Seattle, WA
I found working with Tony very beneficial. Our weekly sessions helped to keep me on track and stay focused on my goals, which is essential to starting a new business. Working with Tony gave me the structure I needed to reflect on my life and create the strategies to succeed with my goals. His positive support and encouragement were invaluable. Holly S. Portland, OR
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At this point you might be asking yourself how much will ongoing Coaching cost?
The Average Monthly Coaching Program from other coaches costs around $675 a month.
My coaching program is custom-tailored to meet your needs, and your monthly investment can be as low as $390.
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What type of people choose Tony as their coach:
Harvard Law Students, Customer Service Managers, Business Owners, Ministers, Self Employed, Real Estate Agents, Network Marketers, Loan Officers, Project Managers, Artists, Radio Station Executives, Human Resources Personnel, Life Coaches, Consultants, Sales Reps, Professional Athletes, Academic Advisors, Accountants, Financial Advisors, Video Game Developers, Students, Pastors, Executive Assistants, College Professors, Managers, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Structural Engineers, Professional Speakers, Hotel Managers, Stay-At-Home Moms and Dads, Retired, just to name a few.
Tony coaches from his home in Seattle. The great news is he does 99% of his coaching via the telephone!
Some of this present and past clients are from: Atlanta, Georgia; Logansport, Indiana; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; San Jose, California; Washington, DC; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Brisbane, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; Burbank, California; Spokane, Washington; Bay Shore, New York; Irvine, California; St. Paul, Minnesota; Park Ridge, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Columbia, South Carolina; Fayettville, Georgia; Anchorage, Alaska; Lawrenceville, Georgia; and Minong, Wisconsin to name a few.