上完三天 “教练工作坊” 课程,让我跃跃欲试,想要赶快把课堂所学用出来,可是尝试了一段时间,发现都觉得 “卡卡的” 。如何问好问题?如何在教练中聆听圣灵的声音?许多疑问不知道该找谁解答。

于是我跟神祷告希望可以更进一步学习。没想到,上帝真的赐下恩典,让 Richard 老师愿意教练我。于是开始了 12 堂的教练历程。

教练过程中,我发现原来 “自己是会忍不住直接告诉别人答案的人” !还有 “不知不觉” 为自己搜集资讯,而非帮助对方思考跟自我发现。这是我的盲点,透过教练的提问跟察觉终于突破。同时也明白 “教练” 与 “牧者” 两个角色上,厘清两者间的差异及当有的界线。

“…从不确定,到确定自己要朝这方向努力;帮助我从知识层面提升到实际运用,不仅让自己有成长,也透过教练模式帮助了自己的孩子。”

陳嘉慧

Taiwan

Just like the Bible says that iron sharpens iron, that’s how a man sharpens another. I wanted to get better results, and I realized that I needed some help. If I have a godly mentor, I will be able to ask questions, seek guidance, and reach better results. I saw in Richard a good opportunity, and was honored that he was willing to be my coach, because of his experience in ministry.

There were some things going on in my ministry that I wasn’t sure how to handle. I shared some of my problems during our coaching sessions and, through Richard’s questions, realised I already have the tools to approach my leaders and share my thoughts. Richard’s questions helped me recognise my own perspective, analyse the situation differently, and figure out ways to approach it respectfully and in a godly manner.

“Apart from my growth in confidence, God has also reminded me that he has given me tools, gifts, and talents.”

Sebastian S.

Ministry Leader,
Costa Rica

当初我想要被教练,是因为想了解自己的呼召,并希望自己一直有朝目标迈进。

回想在教练过程中的自己,一开始常常是设定目标,觉得要非常努力去执行。虽然过程中发现对我来说有很多困难,但随着一次次的教练对话,帮助我挖掘自己背后的想法,挖掘自己最深的渴望。教练帮助我厘清是什么让我陷入困境,并且找到最适合自己节奏步伐及方法。这个经验,让我也越来越更能够自在地做自己。

停止了教练之后,却发现有些行动已经成为自己的习惯,也更能够为自己渴望的成长前进并且负起责任。这是被教练的一大收获!

 

“教练帮助我厘清是什么让我陷入困境,并且找到最适合自己节奏步伐及方法。”

Phoebe L.

Taiwan

在我现在的职位中,我需要不断地发展新的领袖;因此我参与教练工作坊,并且邀请Richard 作我的教练。

教练时间有蛮大部分在自我察觉,Richard 透过许多深入但中性的好问题促使我思考自己真正想要的是什么、为什么我要做这或做那个决定。

因为教练与我没有在职务上的利害关系,所以我可以更加自然地分享自己在领导上的难处。没有防卫,似乎能将自己的盲点看得更清楚,也更愿意为自己的错误负责、承认自己的有限。教练不需要了解我的背景、不需要有我的专业,却透过好问题刺激我自己去思考、决定、行动,帮助我突破框架地去解决问题、常有令人惊喜的结果。

“教练不仅能促使我写下成长的计划,也让我更多认识自己、追求更像耶稣且合神心意的事奉!”

H.M.

Ministry Leader

開始接受 Richard 的教練,可以說是踏上一趟既蒙恩又奇妙的旅程。

人很容易侷限於自己的感受,而無法辨識與發現上帝其實已經預備了很多的恩典,等候我們去回應聖靈與發掘可能性。Richard 教練過程中的聆聽與等候,對我是一份厚禮,能夠梳理自己內在的紛亂,並在他不同角度、高度、深度和廣度的提問中,省思自己在神面前的樣式。這個歷程緩和並充滿安全感,容許我真實地面對自我,卻不被論斷與標籤,可以挑戰自己去突破盲點,重拾信心並充滿意願地策劃可行的方案。

“幫助我更有意識要勇敢地扮演自己生命進退的角色,也更敬畏地將過程和結果交還給上帝的主權與恩慈。”

Anav.

Mission Worker

Over the years I have always been passionate about using technology in ministry and leadership development. I had multiple roles, which meant leading two teams at some point. Developing my leadership capacity was a major area that I wanted to grow in because I was spreading myself too thin, finding it hard keeping up with prioritizing, and ministry was not getting easier. It was time to get some help.

Somehow I knew I needed some kind of a mentor/coach to keep me on my toes and help me multiply my ministry impact. In March 2014, while attending a technology conference in Asia I was introduced to Richard, a leadership consultant who offered to be my coach. We built rapport and started coaching meeting via Skype.

“Coaching gave me ownership of my solutions, next action steps and area of focus.”

Moses O.

Regional Technology Leader, CCCWA