Coaching for Vocational Development
Coaching helps people achieve their goals by facilitating change. Six Oaks Consulting offers professional, confidential coaching services that support learning and positive change for those in ministry.
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Real life problems and challenges offer us a rich source of learning; however these opportunities can be lost if we aren’t intentional about accessing this learning. In particular, we often find it difficult to set aside time for the critical inquiry and reflection needed to examine the beliefs, assumptions and feelings that influence our ability to achieve our goals.
Coaching encourages learning and change by providing a confidential place for reflection and discovery. It helps people increase their self-awareness, affirm strengths and values, discover options and clarify goals. Coaching fosters insight and helps participants stay accountable for the progress and outcomes they seek.
Situations that bring clergy to coaching include considering or making a move to a new parish or vocational role, needing to make headway with a difficult problem, building leadership skills, and seeking better balance in life. Timing and frequency of coaching sessions are arranged to suit the participant’s schedule and needs; the sessions can be held in person, by phone or Skype.
Coach – Jennifer Clarke ACC
Jennifer’s career spans over 20 years in Human Resources consulting and senior management roles. Her focus for the last 5 years has been working with church organizations at the national, regional and congregation levels to enable learning and growth for clergy and lay staff. She is an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation and is certified in a variety of strength-based assessment tools that support discernment for coaching clients. Jennifer is also trained in team coaching and 360° feedback tools.
Coach – Tim Elliott CPCC
After 25 years of parish ministry with the Anglican Church in Toronto, Tim launched a new venture as a vocational consultant, executive coach and keynote speaker in 2002. The foundation of his consulting work includes an extensive background of supervision and mentorship of clergy, and research on work and vocation in his Doctor of Ministry studies. Tim is the author of “Clarity and Courage: Life as an Improvised Journey”. He is certified coach and a member of the International Coach Federation.
Please contact us to discuss whether coaching is the right option for you: [email protected].
More information about Six Oaks Consulting can be found at our website: http://www.sixoaksconsulting.com.