A Manager’s Guide to Executive Coaching For Churches
As a church manager, you have plenty of responsibilities, and you want to do your best. You also want to develop deep, meaningful relationships with your church members.
To gain that upper “edge” and achieve ongoing support, consider an executive coach.
Although churches are unique in that they are a gathering place that provides a sense of community, they do require money to survive and thrive. That is why in some aspects, you need to manage your church like a business. Working with an executive coach will allow you to do just that.
Here’s what you need to know about executive coaching as well as how to Get started.
What Is Executive Coaching?
As a manager, your to-do list likely seems as if it’s never-ending. It can be overwhelming, and when not efficiently addressed, you may miss out on important opportunities. The type of opportunities that allow you to build and strengthen relationships with your members, raise money, and grow your church.
[b]The goal of an executive coach is to help managers and other leaders maximize their professional impact. In this case, the impact you have on your church, members, and ultimately, your donors.[/b]
Executive coaches work with professionals, including church managers, helping them achieve their goals and unlock their true potential.
Think of an executive coach as the partner you’ve been searching for — a partner that will help you complete the tasks required for your church to succeed continuously.
What Will an Executive Coach Do for You?
Data shows how powerful coaching can be — as well as popular. According to iPEC, companies and people search for executive, business and life coaches [url=https://www.ipeccoaching.com/hubfs/What%20is%20Coaching%20-%20iPEC%20Coach%20Training.pdf]1.5 million[/url] times every month.
Executive coaches will provide you with the support you need to take your ideas and goals to the next level.
Acting as your personal trainer, an executive coach will get to know the ins and outs of your church by working with you one-on-one. Whether your goal is to increase your reach, boost attendance rates, attract more donors or all of the above, an executive coach will be in your corner every step of the way.
It’s important to note that having a coach doesn’t mean you are not doing your job effectively — it’s quite the opposite. Hiring an executive coach means that you are worth the investment based on your immense potential. Companies today are hiring executive coaches for their top executives, not those who lack the initiative to make a difference.
By leveraging the experience and support of an executive coach, you can maximize your potential as a manager. That’s a powerful thing.
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The Benefits of Investing in Executive Coaching for Churches
In today’s digital world, you are no longer restricted to your local area. Working with coaches in your area only means you restrict yourself in terms of the type (and quality) of coach you can partner with. [url=https://coachfederation.org/app/uploads/2020/09/FINAL_ICF_GCS2020_COVIDStudy.pdf]Research shows[/url] that following the onset of COVID-19, while face-to-face coaching sharply decreased, online coaching spike by 57 percent.
By working with a virtual executive coach, you can hire an expert in your industry or niche. Churches are unique compared to other businesses in that they are not technically businesses at all. However, as mentioned, they require funding, which means you will need guidance to increase giving.
Just some benefits of hiring an executive coach include:
- [b]A virtual coach will help you become more proactive[/b], focusing on the tasks and objectives that will ensure results. [url=https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pfi.167]Data shows[/url] that coaching offers a 221 percent return on investment. That is the type of investment that could make or break your church when finances are an area of concern.
- [b]A sense of direction[/b], especially if you’ve hit a roadblock. Has attendance or giving hit a plateau? Now might be the time to rely on some outside guidance.
- [b]Help you set actionable goals[/b] so that you know what steps to take next and where to best invest your time, energy, and funding. They will also help you remain more accountable for those goals when things get busy.
- [b]Providing you with a broader perspective[/b], you can better grasp the big picture. This can lead to a wide range of benefits, including an increase in networking opportunities.
- [b]Build the confidence you need to keep achieving your goals[/b]. As the manager of your church, you already have a strong work ethic and a passion for what you do. Perhaps you just need a little boost of confidence to continue on your journey, operating at your full potential.
How DonorWerx Can Help
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