Gardening

Looking for some deep listening and reflection along your personal growth journey? Or support and guidance to make your church a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible community?

Offering coaching and consulting for organizations and individuals.

Specializing in disability and faith communities, starting churches, holistic personal transformation.

 

What's the difference between consulting and coaching?

Short answer:

In coaching, you are the expert, and I help you discover the path forward rooted in your own wisdom and experience, I don't give advice. In consulting, I am a resource for you in a particular area where I have extensive experience and expertise, and though it is a collaborative relationship, I will also give advice and direct suggestions.

Longer answer:

Coaching

  • Can be focused on any type of goal, exploration, project, or question

  • Especially helpful if you have some dreams or visions you want to focus on realizing (either personally or professionally, or both), or if you find yourself stuck in a rut and want to get unstuck 

  • Rooted in a deep belief in your own resourcefulness to access your ideas for creative and effective steps and solutions that will lead to flourishing for you and/or your organization

  • Involves deep listening, reflecting back and mirroring, and asking rigorous questions

  • The coach does not give advice or answers, but supports you in tapping into your own best wisdom and creativity

  • Topics of each coaching session and goals are wholly determined by you

  • Typically one-on-one, and can meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly

Consulting

  • Focuses on the needs for growth, development, or transformation in an organization

  • Especially helpful if you have a desire for specific guidance that draws upon my experience and expertise in particular areas (like disability, faith communities, church starting, personal transformation)

  • Relationship is collaborative, involves insight and ideas from you and from me

  • As the consultant, I may suggest things we need to focus on, or areas of growth or development that need attention

  • Can provide recommendations, strategic plans, and a roadmap for next steps and a way forward

  • Consulting can happen either individually, or with a group (like a leadership team)

  • Meetings can happen weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on the organization's needs