PERSONAL VOCATION COACHING
We're on sacred ground in front of the mystery of another's life.
Coaching involves a deeply personal and joyful encounter with the uniqueness of each person, which is an encounter with God.
It's no wonder we love our jobs.
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PROFILE OF A COACH
The way that Jesus encountered people during his earthly life is our model for accompanying others in vocational discernment. We highlight five important characteristics of these encounters:
A LOVING LOOK
There are numerous references in the gospels to the way that Jesus looked at people. Gazing upon another with love allows us to see with the eyes of the Lord. This stance of loving acceptance allows the other to reveal themselves as they truly are, and we become collaborators in their joy.
Our ability to become one's "neighbor", as the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, requires the ability to enter into another's experience. A good coach must ask good questions and learn the skill of empathic listening in order to truly understand another and how to be of service.
Choosing to "walk beside" others, as the Jesus did on the road to Emmaus, is necessary in the work of vocational discernment. It is on these long walks that we can listen to their stories of others and understand the deepest desires of their hearts.
SPEAKING A WORD
Coaches must be able to speak words of spirit and life to those in their care. The authoritative Word, of course, is Jesus Christ. Each coach must have an intimate relationship with the Lord so as to allow His words and actions to become one with theirs.
Jesus washed the feet of the disciples at the Last Supper, an authentic act of witness that shattered preconceived ideas. Every coach must be an authentic witness in his or her life, and courageously give example of what it means to live out one's personal vocation.