All of us would probably admit that we could lead at a higher level if we had a coach who would help us maximize our strengths, work through our weaknesses, and hold us accountable on the commitments we make to God, others and ourselves. God knows our full potential in Him and He wants to grow us as leaders. Sometimes it helps to have someone help us recognize what God is doing in, around and through us, and then encourage us to move forward.
Does this describe where you are, or where your organization is, right now?
Whether it’s one-on-one coaching for you as an individual leader or facilitated team coaching for your entire leadership team, a trained, certified BMI Leadership Coach is standing by to help.
BMI receives a large number of requests for counsel each year from church and marketplace leaders seeking to know and do God’s will in their organizations.
In response BMI has developed and trained a network of leadership coaches to come along side those seeking to experience God, hear Him clearly and be accountable for following through on what He asks of them.Our coaches are specifically trained to serve men and women in vocational Christian ministry, and Christian business leaders seeking to impact the marketplace for the Kingdom.
“BMI Leadership Coaches help you experience God, hear Him clearly and follow through on what He asks.”
BMI Leadership Coaches are trained professionals who maintain strict confidentiality with their clients. They do not consult or tell you what to do. Rather, they come along side you (or your whole team) to work and pray with you. They ask deep questions to help you know God, and yourself, better.
Their mission is to equip you to discern God’s voice more clearly so you gain the clarity and perspective you need to lead at a higher level and fulfill your calling.
What’s the process? How does it work?
We work with you, on your agenda … to help you find and adhere to His agenda. This process is empowered by the Spirit of God dwelling in you and us as your coach. As such, there is no set formula for how we work.
“We start with you, where you are and go from there. This is about Him … and you. Together.”
What has God been saying to you about your life and leadership? What are you sensing God say to you as you read your Bible? What are you hearing in your prayers? What are other Christians saying to you and how are they advising you?
Is God communicating with you through the circumstances He has been allowing in your life? Do the circumstances in your life provide a pattern from which you can learn?
Sound pretty fluid and dynamic? By its nature, it has to be!
God created each of us with our own unique personality: body, mind and soul. As believers, He has given each of us His Spirit to reveal to us the heart of the heavenly Father and His will for your life. So, no two engagements are ever the same.
This much is consistent, however: The process begins with a 20 min Initial Coaching Consultation over the phone. We use a variety of tools, exercises and protocols, all consistent with the BMI message and ministry, to help you identify God’s activity in your life and to help you take the appropriate actions.
Additionally, as a Spiritual Leader, you have four things in common with every one of our clients:
- You’ve been divinely appointed to your role,
- You’re guided and empowered by the Spirit of God within you,
- You’re driven by God’s agenda, and
- You’re called to lead your organization God’s way:
- Valuing people while striving for excellence
- Leading in a way that honors God and receives His blessing
- Following time honored biblical principles
- Leading from who God has made you to become
So, while all of our engagements are unique, there are many common elements to our work. These give your coach the perspective and wisdom you need in a mentor.
What makes a BMI Leadership Coach distinctive?
BMI Leadership Coaches are unique in several ways. Specifically, they:
- Have been personally mentored by Henry and Richard Blackaby and have been trained and certified by BMI
- Are leaders themselves who have a wide array of successful experiences
- Implement the unique truths taught in Experiencing God into their coaching
- Network with other BMI coaches to continue growing and sharing best practices
- Help their clients see how God makes a practical, tangible difference in the way they live and lead
- Are willing to walk with you until your leadership has moved from where it is to where God wants it to be
In short, BMI Leadership coaches walk the same path with the Lord that you’re on … a commitment to know and do the will of God. Their approach is unique because it revolves around God and what He is specifically doing in and around your life.
Leadership coaches come in all “shapes and sizes” and use all kinds of methodologies to do their work with clients. Finding one that is the best fit with “who you are”, “what you stand for” and “where you’re going” is a crucial part of the process of engaging one.
In BMI’s Initial Coaching Consultation session, you will have a chance to get to know your coach and your coach will get to know you. Then, together, you can pray and decide if the relationship is productive or not and whether or not it would make any sense to move forward with an on-going coaching engagement.
It has to be right for you. If your coach senses for any reason that proceeding isn’t the right thing to do, they will be honest with you and will let you know, directly. For this to work for you, you must commit to do the same.
If you have specific questions, you can submit them here online and a BMI staff member will contact you to address them. If you are ready to get started, please click on “Initial Coaching Consultation” in the menu on the left side of the page.