Introduction to Core Concepts
This virtual, synchronous workshop will serve as an introduction to how coaching can benefit participants, not just as a person being coached but as a supervisor. The session will include time for participants to practice core coaching skills. This workshop offers an education in foundational coaching skills not offered by many seminaries or divinity schools. Unlike standard coaching programs, this will not prepare individuals to become professional coaches, but rather, help individuals develop a skill set that allows congregational leaders to immediately apply coaching skills without the cost or commitment of becoming professional coaches.
As coaches Shonna D. Waters and Brodie Riordan, authors of the book The Coaching Shift, note, focusing on the “core coaching skill set...” can help “...anyone develop…and improve their own emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and interactions with others.”