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Do you ever hear that voice inside your head tell you things like... “I screwed up again, I'm worthless.” “I can’t do this, I was never able to do it, it's not going to work now.” "I am nothing compared to those people." Self-talk is a nor...
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December

What Life Coaching Is Not

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Recently I had an exchange with a prominent pastor about her misconception of what a life coach is or does, hence the reason I'm writing this blog post. As a faith-based life coach, my #1 aim is to help the other person accomplish what God wants him/...
19
December
This is the debut blog for Schwantes Life Coaching & Training on the new Blogger platform. To access the archives in the old Wordpress blog, click here. It's funny what may pop up periodically when doing a Google search on yourself. The LifeTalk t...
18
December
Recently I had an exchange with a prominent pastor about her misconception of what a life coach is or does, hence the reason I’m writing this blog post. As a faith-based life coach, my #1 aim is to help the other person accomplish what God wants him/her to do/be. I have the privilege of coming [...] Up until 1990 the traditional phone was the equivalent of e-mail, and employees were always being told to hang up and have meetings. Now if you get a voice contact, it’s cause for celebration. In the age of smart phones, human contact is a lost art. But it’s still king because it engages all aspects [...]
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December
In 2009, I wrote this blog post to describe some key differences between life coaching and traditional therapy/counseling. Most therapists who have a client-centered or solutions-focused practice will probably point out that my examples below are outdated, yet the traditional model still applies to this day. Consequently, as the lines between the two fields become [...] Note: This is the Editors’ Choice article from the MindTools November 30, 2010 newsletter. Imagine that you’ve gathered your team together for a much-needed brainstorming session, focusing on the most effective way to market your organization’s next product release. Bill, the most talkative and forceful member of your team, immediately asserts that TV and online [...] It’s not everyday that Christians, especially those in business or positions of leadership, talk about excellence. Nor is it typical for pastors to preach “excellence” from the pulpit. Perhaps they should because the Bible has much to say on this topic:  “Whatever you do,” says the Apostle Paul, “do it all for the glory of [...]