Dear friends of Empower Asia,
We hope you had a meaningful and restful Easter celebration!
In this month’s update we will set the spotlight on our coaching services. To us, coaching is one of the key ingredients to see our vision of equipping the next generation of leaders in Asia become a reality. As we enter the final stretch of our start-up phase, our team is working hard on sharpening their skills and knowledge so they can serve our clients in the most effective and meaningful way.
“Coaching is an on-going intentional conversation that empowers a person or group to fully live out God’s calling.”
This definition of coaching has been coined by Keith Webb in his book “The Coach Model”. Over the past few months we have studied his coaching model as a team, and it has impacted our service development in many ways. When we learned that a workshop on the coach model would be offered in our city, we were pretty excited and had several team members join to learn more in this firsthand experience.
The workshop was focused on training Christian leaders in the art of coaching. The 3-day workshop was not only packed with lots of great insights and useful information, but it was also a wonderful time of networking with other people in the city who share our passion for coaching.
Throughout the workshop we covered a wide variety of topics, such as active listening, asking powerful questions, and designing action steps, but the most beneficial outcome was to actually practice coaching and to get feedback from others to help us grow as coaches.
After the workshop, several workshop participants decided to form a group which will meet regularly to share about our coaching experiences, to encourage each other, and to help each other grow in our coaching skills.
We are also exploring options to have our team members get trained, certified and registered with the International Coaching Federation. The process will not only help our team members sharpen their skills and grow in their coaching confidence, but also gain further credibility as we offer our services to young people in the city. If you would like to support one of our team members in this process, please contact us for further details on how you can partner with us.
We are grateful for the journey we are on and for all of you to be a part of what we do.
He is risen,
Maik H. Friedrich