Thursday, June 20, 2013

Next Clarity Training Begins August 13

Christian coaches .. our next Clarity Training will be starting on Tuesday, Aug 13. We'll 'launch out' at 1:00 PM Eastern.

I am hoping you will be able to attend. This training will have you ready to immediately work with individuals and organization who may approach you for coaching in September.

I'd like to emphasize the importance of having confidence when you work with clients. It comes to mind because I'm working on a short video mini-series for our new Clarity page that helps you identify exactly where your client currently is.

Of course knowing where you are is vital to getting from that current location to where you want to go. Not geographically of course, but in practice ... in what is currently going on in their personal life, family, business, church or organization.

And that's one of the benefits of using the Clarity Model. It allows you to assist your client in bringing clarity to confusion, in identifying clear next steps versus wandering, hoping to do something, anything,  that makes a difference.

So ... get confidence in your coaching. Be known as the go-to professional to bring clarity and next steps to people who hire you for only one reason ... they want to see something happen. The Clarity Model is a tool that you can have readily available all the time to help.

Launch out with me on August 13. Get signed up for the next Clarity Training.

For details, click here.

We'll shortly have a new page up for Clarity Training registration. I'll let you know when that happens. I'm excited about it. The Clarity Model is gaining momentum by the week.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Clarity Training for Christian Coaches, Leaders and Professionals

Clarity Training begins on July 2.

If you want an advantage moving forward; if you want an invaluable tool to help others plan, troubleshoot and take advantage of possible opportunity with ... you need this took in your toolbox. It's not hype. It's just a fact.  

As a Christian leader within your company, community or nonprofit, we know you are engaged in causes, projects and programs that matter. You work with individuals and organizations who need to know what to do next. 

You ... need to know what to do next. Like all professionals, it’s critical that you work effectively on true priorities. 

The Clarity Model is totally practical, absolutely flexible and easily applicable to current work or leadership situations you encounter or assist with every day. We’re confident you will use this knowledge to inform your planning and decision-making from here on ... and you’ll use it to help others to do the same.

The Clarity Model will absolutely give you a positive advantage as you work, lead and coach individuals and organizations to do better, achieve more and thrive. Our Clarity Training Alumni agree. They’re using it around the world to serve others. And they started using it on their very first day of training.

This practical tool has been refined over 15 years. It has its roots in Scripture and is reflective of the way God works. Having said that, it can as readily be used in secular settings and for non-Christian clients as easily as in the Christian community.

There isn't much time left until we begin our next training on July 2, so get registered right away. Bring your leadership team or send key individuals for this critical training. Your trainer will be Executive Coach, Gary Wood of G.E. Wood and Associates.

For registration, background information and to see what past participants have said, click here

We’re looking forward to seeing you on this or future trainings. And we’re happy to answer any questions you may have to satisfy yourself that this training will give you the critical edge you need in coaching, leading and assisting individuals and organizations around you.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Additional Dates for Clarity Training Posted

Clarity Model Training

I've added additional dates for Clarity Training to take us into 2014. 

You have only a few days left to register for the March 12 start date. It's approaching full but it is still open.

The posted schedule of courses will better allow you to plan. Dates are tentative but any changes would only be minor if made at all. I'll do all I can to hold those dates listed. 

Up to this point all training has been for professional Christian coaches. Starting with the March 12 course, that is changing.

Clarity Training will now include Christian leaders, executives and other decision-making professionals and owners. I had clients asking to be included in the training. And I came to the realization that the cross-polination of ideas and insights would absolutely helpful to every participant, in particular a professional Christian coach who works with lots of individuals and organizations.  

Click here for full information.

Training is delivered by webinar and phone. Each time together lasts one and a half hours. We meet once each week over twelve weeks. This allows the material to be thoroughly incorporated and put into practice in your own business, nonprofit, ministry or public service situation.  

Upcoming Training Dates

Spring 2013 Starting March 12 - Ending May 28
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
Now Registering

Summer 2013 Starting May 8 - Ending July 31
Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Summer 2013 Starting July 2 - Ending Sept 17
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

Fall 2013 Starting Sept 4 - Ending Nov 20
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern

Winter 2014 Starting Jan 7 - Ending Mar 25
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern
Don't hesitate to connect with me if you have questions. Of course I also teach this within organizations so that whole leadership teams can benefit. I am happy to custom program in a manner that meets your schedule. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Next Clarity Training Starts March 12

The next Clarity Model Training starts on March 12.

If you are a Christian leader or professional, I have good news. 

To this point Clarity Training has only been made available to professional Christian coaches ... basically so they could use this advanced set of tools and approach to help those they serve. 

Now I've added real value to the course content by expanding it for leaders, decision makers and any Christian who helps others plan, troubleshoot or decide what to do next. The list of people this training will benefit is long. Take a look at the Clarity Training for yourself. 

Space is limited because I want to provide maximum value and opportunity for those who attend. 

Time is of the essence. If you are at all interested, training starts in just a couple of weeks on:

Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

Clarity Training takes place once a week, at this same time, over 12 weeks. You will work through all three levels of training. Clarity Training is delivered by webinar. Alumni are welcome to come back to this training as often as you wish. 

For further information, click here.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to connect with me and ask. You can contact me here. 

I look forward to seeing you on the course.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

When Big Pieces Fall Into Place

Sometimes the big pieces fall into place. It's really something special when that happens.

I love to watch new construction. Maybe it comes from the 15 years of owning a carpentry business. I love to watch each and every step of the process. Mostly a whole lot of little things happen that seem to represent incremental progress and then all of the sudden the day comes when it appears that a huge gain is made. The whole floor goes on, the walls go up or the roofing is complete.
  • Big gains representing a big move forward. 
  • Very satisfying to look back on. 
  • Increasing a sense of what's possible.
  • Creating new energy for what is to follow. 
I'm sure you can see the obvious comparison with life, work and leadership. It's really no different. We seemingly plod along, doing all the prep work, putting in place the day by day pieces ... and then ... a big move forward.

Our thinking is like that as well. Every so often we receive a big "aha!" and away we go, propelled forward by a new sense of purpose and the fresh energy to pursue it.

As a professional coach, I am privileged to see this frequently with my clients. It's a wonderful thing to behold. And it seems to me that all of the weekly work my clients do "suddenly" pays off.  I remember a quote I once heard that went something along the lines of, "I spent 15 years to become an overnight success." Overnight success was the big piece. A lot preceded it.

My point? Don't begrudge the day to day work. It's necessary. But get ready, be prepared, stand alert for the big piece to come along when you least expect it. Knowingly or not, the prep work has been done, the groundwork has been laid and something good is on its way.

Stay alert. Because when it happens, you're going to love it.

Meanwhile, be persistent and just know that you are doing what needs to be done.