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What is Christian Life Coaching? {GIVEAWAY $750 Value}

Life Coaching Series Giveaway {$750 VALUE}

Have you heard of life coaches? What about Christian life coaches?

I had never heard of either one until very recently, and even after I heard the terms, I didn't really understand what they were.

Then my good friend, Penny, along with her husband, became a certified Christian life coach. And she offered to let me try out her expertise in life coaching.

I warned her that I'm a hot mess, and I even told her she ain't seen crazy yet, but she still insisted that we could work together and that I could benefit from her coaching.

At first I thought it would be like counseling. I would tell her my problems, and she would tell me what I needed to do when I got home to solve those problems. Then we would talk again at the same time next week and I would tell her about my problems again. Rinse. Repeat.

But I was surprised and thrilled to find that it isn't like counseling at all.

(Here's where I'm going to interject that if you have a troubled marriage, or even feel like you're going through a slump with your husband, marriage counseling can be very beneficial. My husband and I have been to more than one marriage counselor in our 28 year marriage.)

What I found when I spent an hour with Penny each week in our sessions was that she wanted to know what my goals were for the week. What would I like to improve on or work to make better?

Christian Life Coaching

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Life coaching isn't focused on problems, but on solutions!

Each week, Penny asked me about my goals, and she did a lot of listening. She then asked probing questions to draw out more details about why I wanted to accomplish those goals. What would be the benefit to me? To my family? What about the cost?

After we nailed down something I wanted to work on, she would ask me what strategy I had for accomplishing that. Do you see how this is different than counseling? She didn't tell me what to do! She asked me to come up with action steps for accomplishing my goal.

Of course, since she is a distinctly Christian life coach, she focuses on scriptures and the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide goals. She also prays for and with her clients.

taking kids on errands

Penny's life coaching is directly responsible for me making this rotating chart to show whose turn it is to go on errands with Mama.

My goal for that week was to establish a routine for spending individual time with each child. Penny went through the steps above until I came up with the action step of making that little rotating chart. (By the way, my kids love the chart! Everyone keeps a keen eye on it and knows whose turn is next.)

So far, Penny has coached me on:

  • balancing blogging and family
  • keeping up with laundry
  • spending individual time with kids
  • keeping up with checking school work

The great part is, I tell her what I want to work on each week, and she prompts me to discover for myself what action I need to take to move forward.

The sky is the limit as far as what she will help me through. (Here is an example of a lady who was coached by Penny on managing her weight.)

Take a look at Penny's life coaching website and check out her "About" page to find out more about who she is and what she does. (She has homeschooled for 23 years, y'all! She is a gold mine of encouragement and support!!!)

Now for the good news! Penny is giving away a 10-session series of Christian life coaching to one of my readers! That is a $750 VALUE!!!

This is a fabulous opportunity if you have an area you have been wishing to improve on, or if you feel like your life is out of control and you just can't put your finger on why. Penny can help you find the answers! If you win, get ready for Penny to bless your socks off!

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  1. I had a life coaching session once and it was really profitable. As a family we are right in the middle of turning waves. LIfe coaching would be helpful. :)

  2. This would be so beneficial to me! I am in a new phase of my life (empty nester here!) and I need help!

  3. I need help!!!! It is so easy for me to go into survival mode instead of thriving mode. I want to go for the latter!

  4. This is really intriguing to me. It’s something that I think would be very beneficial, though and I’d love to try it. Sometimes I feel like I’m in such a rut and life overwhelms.

  5. Stephanie Crosby says:

    This sounds helpful. I’m pregnant with number 3 and feel myself slipping into “just get by” mode.

  6. I would love to win this giveaway because I have three children aged 9 and under. I think it would really benefit me with time management. Between my children there are 23 food allergies. I often struggle with finding safe foods and having time for adjusting recipes to be safe for them.

  7. I would love to win this giveaway because I have three children age 9 and under. I think it would really benefit me with time management. Between my children there are 23 food allergies. I often struggle with finding safe foods and having time for adjusting recipes to be safe for them.

  8. Jana Brown says:

    I NEED HELP!! I’m overwhelmed, preggo with #4, #3 is only 13 months old, my house is a mess, money is tight, and I’m SO unorganized. I need someone to help me get my priorities in order and restore order and JOY in my life!!

  9. I would LOVE a 10 session coaching package! I have totally lost my balance with blogging and family and home management and work. I feel like a mouse on the wheel – running hard and going nowhere. I know I have purpose and mission – but NO idea how to move in any direction…

  10. Everyone could use help!

  11. This would be so very helpful. I feel like I do not have a clear set of goals or even priorities.!

  12. Chelsey Smith says:

    I could TOTALLY use this! Just moved, newborn, three other kids, homeschool….etc.

  13. Penny might need somebody to coach her once she got finished dealing with me. :) I have three main goals I want to work on right now, so this could be very helpful. Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. I could definitely use some help!

  15. Life coaching would help me accomplish some goals I do believe!

  16. I need this so much! I have so many dreams just no plans to get me there…

  17. I already attend counseling, from a Pastoral counselor, and he’s great…. but this sounds like what I need to make progress on my life while he helps me deal with my head.

  18. Shelly Smith says:

    Would love to win! As a homeschool momma, part-time nurse, and full-time wife, I feel like I could use some “focus” and life-coach help!!

  19. I think this would help me greatly.

  20. I would love to win this! There are many area in my life that I would love to be more organized in. I would also like to be more effective as a mom, wife, and daughter of the Lord.

  21. This would be amazing to win right now.

  22. I would love to win this! As a homeschooling mom of a special needs child, trying to run 2 businesses and keep up with the house and the husband sometimes I just get LOST! I would love to get the chance to try this out!

  23. I would love to have life coaching. I am a health coach, so I know coaching works!

  24. Sounds interesting.

  25. I would love to win this! We’re adjusting to a new phase and a new baby (#6!) and could use the help.

  26. I’d love to win this! I have so many ideas of things I’d love to pursue, but really struggle with follow through. This sounds like it would be a huge to help to keep me on track with projects and dreams that I have.

  27. Kimberly Schotz says:

    This does sound interesting. I would like help with my weight.

  28. Just general organization help. With a big family I feel like clutter and chaos take over too easily and I just need some guidance. Seriously.

  29. My family needs me to have life coaching. They deserve more and I would like to serve them better.

  30. I have so many ideas of what I want to do, but lack the follow-through to get them done. At the end of the day I frequently feel like I haven’t accomplished anything. Having a life coach that would help me come up with an action plan would be awesome!

  31. Pick me!

  32. I am so glad that you were blessed in this way, Connie. I’d love to win this!

  33. Thanks for the chance!

  34. I have two littles and work at home part-time so would love to have a better handle on it all

  35. I would love to win! There’s so many areas I need help with… I’m not sure what I would pick! :)

  36. I’m so intrigued by the idea of life coaching. I know that I need some help – some Christian help – to get my life on track. I have only really been saved for a little over a year, and I’m regretting the steps I took to end up where I am, 31, unmarried, in a great teaching job, but I’ve made so many mistakes. I worry I won’t ever be married and raise children and keep a home. Sometimes, I think my worries get in the way of taking any action, and that really scares me. I think coaching could really help me out.

  37. Deanne Robertson says:

    I have four children that I homeschool, and husband that must travel frequently for business. My mom recently moved in with us after my Dad’s recent passing, and I often feel life careening out of control. Some sessions with a life coach to help me clarify my goals, as well as how to execute them (my downfall!) would be such a blessing. Here’s hoping I will be chosen….

  38. Rebekah W. says:

    I would love to win, because my life is a mess. My husband is a retired medically discharged Navy Veteran. We may not get our money, November 1st. I am scared. I am worried…I can’t get out of this sadness and I need a life coach. I am a Christian and would love the advice of a Christian life coach. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  39. To make changes, to be a role model to my children and to eventually help others too.

  40. I would love to win! Thanks for giveaway

  41. April Julson says:

    I have many transitions happening in my life right now and I’d love help getting my loose ends tied!

  42. I want to to thank you for this very good read!!

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