The phrase ‘become a spiritual coach’ could be threatening, or scary, or not even something you’d want to consider. After all, coaching is about holding your clients accountable, supporting them in moving forward, helping them become successful in their lives. That can be done by using a step by step method that is very straight forward, taking them from point A to point B. Generally the client is expected to reach a tangible result like a new job, more money, a car, etc. Isn’t this enough? How is becoming a spiritual coach any different than ‘regular’ coaching?
If You Become A Spiritual Coach, Who Are Your Clients?
The clients that a spiritual coach works with can be anyone, from the homemaker to the software developer. It’s not so much about who the client is as it is about how I, as the coach approach my clients. My method is based in the understanding that my client is a whole person who is infinitely resourceful and has the answers he needs to find.
Clients and some coaches believe that focusing attention on the strategic result is what matters and is the key to success. However, if satisfaction is gotten only from the having, you may be setting you and your clients up to fall short. The element that’s missing is the greater sense of purpose or direction that gives the achievement of a goal meaning and a sense of fulfillment. This is what the spiritual approach helps the client achieve.
As with all coaching, the client may reject or accept the questions that I ask. When I listen with my heart and inner guidance turned on, my client’s qualities and desires shine through what he thinks he should accomplish.
Here’s What a Spiritual Coach Does
To become a spiritual coach you don’t have to be a guru or religious authority. It’s not about trying to convert someone to a specific spiritual belief; instead a spiritual approach encourages clients to expand their own self awareness and understanding in order to make decisions that will be fulfilling. A spiritual coach honors whatever religious or spiritual practice a client may have.
If you become a spiritual coach it is essential to provide a sacred, safe space for the client by practicing the following
• Pure acceptance
• 100% listening
• Connecting at a heart level
• Self responsibility, and expect that the client does the same
• Positive focus
The spiritually based approach helps the client rediscover their core values, true life purpose, and gifts and talents. As I remind the client of their unique core values, their decisions become clearer and effortless, and most of all, fulfilling. It becomes a dance of doing and being with the client, and provides a magical place for my clients to achieve the results they are seeking.
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