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Welcome to Professional Christian Coaching Today with Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery, a weekly podcast dedicated to informing, inspiring, and equipping Christians in the art and science of professional-grade Christian coaching. Along with cutting-edge content, you'll hear great interviews with guests such as Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Dr. Gary Collins, Kary Oberbrunner, Dr. Marilee Adams, Dr. Richard Swenson, C.J. Hayden and more. Our goal is to raise the standard in coaching and change the world.

Professional Christian Coaching Today Chris McCluskey & Kim Avery

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Welcome to Professional Christian Coaching Today with Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery, a weekly podcast dedicated to informing, inspiring, and equipping Christians in the art and science of professional-grade Christian coaching. Along with cutting-edge content, you'll hear great interviews with guests such as Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Dr. Gary Collins, Kary Oberbrunner, Dr. Marilee Adams, Dr. Richard Swenson, C.J. Hayden and more. Our goal is to raise the standard in coaching and change the world.

    Good Grief #225

    Good Grief #225

    In this world, both we and our clients will face sorrow and loss. While grief is rarely the primary focus for our coaching, it is a part of living. Knowing that, as coaches, how can we help our clients grieve well?  
     
    In today’s episode, Chris shares:
    • The different mindsets, healthy and unhealthy, that are both a part of grief, so you can decide how you want to approach a season of grief. • How to embrace a season of grief, without avoidance or plowing through, so you can honor God and keep moving forward. • Principles that will help both you and your clients move forward during times of grief, so you can discover hope! If you’d like to hear the entire interview with Roger Whitney and Chris McCluskey, you can find that on Roger’s podcast, The Retirement Answer Man: https://www.rogerwhitney.com/blog/292-retirement-plan-live-2019-how-to-navigate-uncertainty

    • 34 min
    Social Media Mindsets for Success #224

    Social Media Mindsets for Success #224

    Social Media - Do you love it or hate it? What if your mindsets around it could set you up for success and let you shine? What if social media could maximize your relational marketing approach and decrease the time it takes to get new clients? It can. Social media posts are small drips of information that measure up to an easy, free marketing plan. And in less than half the time it takes to go to networking events once per month. 
     
    Let us show you how:
    7 mindsets may be sabotaging your coaching success, so you can rewire your brain and stand firm in the face of fear 2 business decisions will generate interest in what you do, so you can reach prospects early and often You can use social media wisely and well, as you balance personal and professional posts You can manage social media on your own time, in your own space, when you have the energy to give so you can have 100% control

    • 31 min
    Is Writing a Book Right for You? #223

    Is Writing a Book Right for You? #223

    As a Christian coach who wants to make a lasting difference in the world, you may be wondering if writing a book is right for you. In this episode, David Hancock, owner of Morgan James Publishing, takes us behind-the-scenes of this rapidly changing industry and shares key insights that will help you decide what type of publishing may be best for you.
     
    Get your powerful message closer to print as you:
    • Learn the 3 reasons it's important to persevere through the writing, publishing, and marketing process of writing a book. • Include your readers on your book-writing journey at the beginning, and be encouraged as they cheer you on way past the finish line. • Take away the 4 keys to making your book stand out among all the books on the shelves so you can reach your audience. • Understand the differences between self-publishing and unconventional traditional publishing. About David Hancock:
    David L. Hancock founded Morgan James Publishing in 2003.
    David has revolutionized book publishing from the author’s standpoint. As Founder of Morgan James, he was personally selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for his leadership, creative thinking, significant accomplishments, and his significant impact on the industry over the next ten years. David was cited by NASDAQ as one of the world’s most prestigious business leaders, and named a Finalist in the Best Chairman category in The American Business Awards, hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post.
    David serves as President of the Executive Board for Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, and as Chairman of the Board of The National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.
    David and his wife Susan live in Hampton Roads, Virginia with their two children, Morgan Renee and Ethan James.
    Learn more about David Hancock and his books at https://www.morgan-james-publishing.com/.

    • 40 min
    A Revolutionary Approach to Yearly Planning ENCORE #222

    A Revolutionary Approach to Yearly Planning ENCORE #222

    • 36 min
    Dr. Marilee Adams on Question Thinking™ ENCORE - 221

    Dr. Marilee Adams on Question Thinking™ ENCORE - 221

    Did you know that your thoughts and behaviors are driven by questions? If you want to understand how to manage your thinking and make better decisions, which leads to more powerful actions, tune in to learn how to build your “question thinking” strategy.
    Receive valuable insight on how to:
    Notice your questions, so you can analyze them for effectiveness. Re-craft your questions, so you can develop more meaningful life experiences and improve your relationships. Understand human nature and motivation, so your interactions with others are more fulfilling and produce life-giving energy. Efficiently move from thinking to decision-making to tasks that provide greater self-awareness, self-leadership, and team building! Resources
    Choice Map The Inquiry Institute An Introduction to Question Thinking eLearning Course Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio  
    About Marilee Adams, Ph.D.
    Marilee Adams, Ph.D. is an author, organizational consultant and facilitator, executive coach, and professional speaker. She is the founder and president of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization. Dr. Adams is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in the Key Executive Leadership Program and is part of the faculty of the Institute for Life Coach Training, the Adler Institute, and Expedition Coaching, and is a coach with the Society of Organizational Learning.
    Dr. Adams’ books include Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life, 3rd edition (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2016) and The Art of the Question: A Guide to Short-Term Question-Centered Therapy (John Wiley & Sons, 1998) and Teaching that Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning (Berrett-Koehler, 2013) and won a Gold Medal IPPY Publishers Award. Change Your Questions, Change Your Life is an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Learning in Organizations and Business and has sold about 200,000 copies in 18 languages.
    Dr. Adams works and speaks in the private and public sector for Fortune 500 companies, major government agencies, international consulting firms, and leading universities. Her clients include Ameriprise, AREVA, Inc., Brother Int’l, DHL, Johnson & Johnson, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Lockheed Martin; the Social Security Administration, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy, NASA Goddard, the National Defense University (NDU), U.S. Departments of Treasury, Interior, and Education; Toronto General Hospital, Booz Allen, Organizational Development Network, Society for Human Resource Management; Georgetown McDonough School of Business, George Mason University, Harvard University, and Princeton University, among many others.
    Dr. Adams holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Graduate University.

    • 39 min
    Deep Work for Christian Coaches ENCORE #220

    Deep Work for Christian Coaches ENCORE #220

    Our hyperconnected world offers constant distractions. Yet, as coaches and entrepreneurs, it’s important to focus and bring our best selves to all we do.
    In his best-selling book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport shares the results of his recent research on the power of focus and lays out some key strategies that will help us all. In this episode, we’d like to share some of those insights with you.
    Tune in to hear more about:
    What deep work is and why it’s important to increase your value and improve your skills The challenges of doing deep work and the cost of not doing it 5 practical strategies for eliminating distractions and increasing productivity

    • 34 min

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