Becoming the Man God called you to be…
Rather than focusing on what hasn’t worked in the past, or what is “broken”, Ephesians 5:25 Ministries holds the following tenents: There is no such thing as failure, only feedback; People always make the best choice available to them at the time; People work perfectly; The meaning of communication is the response you get; Choice is better than no choice; People already have all the resources they need, and that symptoms – aches, pains, anxiety, depression, etc. are communication for needed action.
By focusing on strengths and talents while developing clear values and mission alignment, Ephesians 5:25 Ministries helps individuals transfer their focus from “what is wrong” to “what is possible” to set free possibilities for growth, enrichment, learning, and change. Unlike traditional “therapy”, Ephesians 5:25 Ministries coaching connects clients in a mutual exploration of possibilities, motivations, values, empowering beliefs, skills, and capabilities to develop ecological goals, action plans, and contingency planning.
“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 do not believe that you should devote overly much effort to correcting your weaknesses. Rather, I believe that the highest success in living and the deepest emotional satisfaction comes from building and using your signature strengths.” – Martin Seligman, Ph.D. Author, Authentic Happiness (2002) Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a change management tool developed by David Cooperrider, PhD in the 1980’s. The main thrust of AI is appreciation of what works and is going well in an organization or individual. Through holding a focus on the positive aspects of a business or an individual’s life, these strengths develop and manifest to a greater level. This is in stark contrast to societal habits focusing on what is wrong, broken, or not going well. Within the life coaching framework AI allows for positive and inspirational sessions that create real results.
From the International Coaching Federation Website:
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their performances and enhance the quality of their lives.
Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.
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