Life transitions can happen even when you don’t know the destination. The ‘What’s Your Story?’ style of coaching is taught at CrossroadsTN by Colleen Crawford.
She takes a Biblical and narrative approach to helping people transform their lives from the inside out. Clients will learn about their spiritual gifts, personality, strengths, opportunities, and other aspects that makes each person one of a kind; and well able to carry out the incredible plan God has for them, even if they don’t know how to answer this question:
What did God prepare beforehand for YOU to walk in?
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesian 2:10)
Everyone has a story, whether it’s about the past, the present, or just blank pages to be written on with hopes, dreams and goals. If any of the following sound familiar, then coaching may be the right approach for you!
A story plot, or story line is a chain of events in a story that characters go through in a narrative account of the story. The plot diagram is a simple tool used by writers to define the main sections of the story. Typically, this includes the introduction, crisis, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
Colleen and Travis Kobler are co-authors of a coaching program that uses this tool, in conjuction with Bible scriptures, to help people transition their lives from one narration to another. A renewal story, if you will.
It’s a fun way to get from Point A, to Point B, even if you don’t know what Point B (the resolution) looks like. We don’t always know what to do with our lives, and especially when nothing seems to resolve. This coaching program is designed to help people get to where they want to go with, or without knowledge of what the destination looks like.
Our 5 key steps are outlined below, and that might be all you need to inspire you to complete your journey, but if you need someone to team with you, we offer life and business coaching sessions at CrossroadsTN.
Whether you choose private sessions, group sessions, or take a do-it-yourself approach, we offer a fun, collaborative, and soul searching approach to discovering (and accomplishing) your vision, heart’s desires, goals, passions, calling, or whatever Point B looks like to you.
If you’ve been on a journey that seems to never reach a destination, or nothing seems to ever resolve, it could be the journey itself is where God wants you to be…for now.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek with all your heart.”
Everyone has a story, and our approach is to work with your story (past and/or present) and help navigate your journey as you write your plan. Where do you want to go?
What is your passion? Your mission? Your purpose?
Have you been making plans that seem to always fail? It may feel like God is against you when things don’t work out the way you hoped for. You may be watching as others make a plan and get to walk through that plan, and in no time, they are living their dream. Why not you? That’s a good question to explore during discovery. What will God bless for you?
There are so many things that make up who we are inside, such as our personalitiy traits, the circumstances we lived through, our gifts, talents, skills, and even our likes and dislikes. These are things that are clarified in the discovery phase.
Planning is an important step, but sometimes our plans don’t work out, and if you are someone who struggles with finding a plan for your life, you’re not alone! Colleen waited for 30 years before she understood her calling. Her plans kept getting changed, and frustration turned to bitterness because she didn’t understand why her plans didn’t succeed.
Maybe God has been waiting for the right season to reveal His plan for you; but regardless of the timing, a plan is a wise strategy.
“For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?” ~Luke 14:28~
A personal plan, a business plan, or a project plan can keep you on track, and especially when you face discouragement. In times of discouragement, you rely on your plan, not your emotions.
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Just because you have a plan, that doesn’t mean you’ll get the tasks done. This requires a schedule, motivation and determination. A coach can help you be accountable to do the things you said you want to accomplish.
You’ll be working your way through your plan until you get results!
You’ve finished your plan. You’ve reached Point B. You have resolved your vision, goals, objectives, mission, purpose…resolution! You’re now living your dream instead of just thinking about it.
It may be awkward at first to begin living your life according to your dream, but even if you experience feeling like an imposter, this is normal. It’s also why we help you create an action plan. You’ll eventually get used to the changes in your life and your mindset will embrace the direction God has for you.
Depending on what your Point B looks like, your action plan may have recurring tasks you need to keep up with. This is especially true if you started a business. A coach can help you stay motivated, accountable to the action plan defined in step 3, and support you while you get used to the transition from Point A to Point B.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”
See, that wasn’t so bad was it? A coach can help draw out the purposes of your heart, and God’s insight comes from Him.
It is Him at work in you, and your plans came about from the depth of your heart.
It’s time to exit out of the coaching program, and live your dream. You accomplished what you set out to do. Now you’ll have everything we worked on together and you’ll know how to get through your next major project…
…but if you need us again, we’ll be happy to join you on your next journey!