People ask me why I became a coach. I tell them that there are two reasons.
First, I am passionate about helping Christian men find the “good works” God created them to do (Eph. 2:10). Most of the guys I help are looking for a place to be honest and real. They are faithful and take care of their families by working even jobs they don’t love in the morning.
Deep down they have dreams. They have a kernel of discontent they can’t explain. It sits in the back of their mind and the pit of their stomach. They long to take a giant leap but stand a few steps back from the ledge.
Is it fear that holds them back? Sometimes.
The belief I’m talking about is not in God. Usually these men grew up in church and can’t imagine not believing in God even if He is a shade mysterious sometimes.
No, the faith they lack is in themselves.
Could they start that business? Not sure, they say.
Should they risk leading at home, church, or work? Probably.
What if they followed their heart? Don’t know.
They work in the church or have been to seminary. Or they are in business, marketing, real estate, teaching, and more.
During our talks we look at that kernel of discontent and examine it, experiment with it, try to figure it out. We wonder about the visions God planted even in the early stages. We plan the next steps and move in faith.
Second, I became a coach because I love this gig. I meet amazing people who invite me to walk awhile on the path with them. I use my theological training everyday. (M.Div from Denver Seminary, if you’re interested.) I always loved helping people grow beyond what they thought possible and as a coach, I am able to challenge, encourage, and believe in other people everyday. I can’t imagine a more satisfying or enjoyable way to spend my time on this planet.
Does any of this resonate with you?
If so, maybe we should talk.
Almost forgot. Here’s the official biography:
Eric Nevins, a Colorado based coach and writer, is encouraging people to believe in their dreams again. Using deceptively simple tools he helps people rediscover long lost dreams and build a plan to make them come true. In his spare time he has served as president of the local charter school governing board and as an “elder” in his local church even though he doesn’t think he is old enough for the title. Eric holds a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and is a certified Elite Life Coach through The Coach Mindset.