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The Appreciative Way
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The Appreciative Way

The Appreciative Way
Discover the essentials of the
Appreciative Way in this fast
read format book by Rob and
Kim Voyle.

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Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope

Practical Appreciative Inquiry based strategies to effectively resolve grief and resentment.

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Introducing Yes!3

The Appreciative Way

Yes!3 is designed to help you
grow an appreciative culture
within your congregation by
helping parishioners create
a purpose centered life
in which they can say:

  Yes! To God
  Yes! To Their Neighbor
  Yes! To Them Self

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The Coaching Spiral of Life

  • A model to guide the coach and client's work by:
  • Aligning the clients values and identity with their purpose
  • Discovering the client's core resources
  • Ensuring the process is growing what is life-giving to the client
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The Coaching Spiral

We identify three major areas of focus in coaching Environment, Skills, and Motivation

Within the area of motivation there are four interrelated domains

Expectations: our beliefs about how successful you will be. Typically we are more motivated to engage in behavior that we believe will result in success.

Values: the relative importance we place on behaviors and outcomes.

Identity: our sense of who we are and the role/s we play.

Purpose: understanding how we have a purpose and how that has a meaningful connection with something greater than ourselves.

We can map these domains on the unfolding spiral life, where life is seen as flowing from the Source of our Existence out through the domains. For life to flow the seven domains need to be congruent or aligned.

A to B coaching model

Coaching Strategies

Different coaching styles or strategies are required for each of the domains. The words in bold at the bottom of each domain describe the coaching strategies for use when seeking to discover and access resources from that domain.

The most powerful place to intervene is closest to the Source of Life. Changes made at the Core Purpose or Identity will transform the domains further out, where as making changes in the Environmental or Skills domains will have minimal impact on Identity or sense of Purpose.

Environment: Consulting and Advising

The coach, relying on their specific expertise, advises people on alternate ways to respond to their environmental demands.

Skills: Training and Teaching

The coach teaches or trains the person to perform specific behaviors or skills to develop personal competence.

Expectations: Imagineering and Inspiring

The coach helps the person to use their imagination in role rehearsal or to grow a realistic expectancy of success.

Values: Mentoring, Clarifying and Aligning

The coach models values and helps people clarify the values that they in turn would like to live by.

Identity: Sponsoring and Blessing

When a person is acknowledged for who they are, they discover that they exist, have intrinsic worth, and a personal identity. The coach helps by sponsoring or blessing the emerging identity.

Purpose: Awakening

The coach cannot create nor impose purpose, they can only help people awaken to their purpose or the life that lives within them. This is the work of awakening or soul friending and the coach is often known as a "Soul Friend."

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Coach Training

In addition to providing Coaching, the Clergy Leadership Institute also provides appreciative inquiry based Coach Training for those who would like to develop their coaching skills.

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Our Certificate in Appreciative Coaching program is especially oriented toward training clergy to coach: peers, staff, and volunteers; and psychologists and counselors who are interested in coaching clergy and consulting to congregations.

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