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Thinking About Serving as a Peer Coach?

What is Peer Coaching?

Coaches honor their peers as the expert in their life and work and believe that every person is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the peer wants to achieve
  • Encourage self-discovery
  • Elicit peer-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the peer responsible and accountable
Key Characteristics of the Initiative's Peer Coaches:
  • Engage others in the discovery process of how God is moving in their life
  • Enjoy asking great questions that prompt learning and curiosity
  • Create an environment where individuals and groups can learn and grow
  • Use the resources provided for the initiative
  • Personally loves to learn
(Source:  John L. Bennett & Mary Wayne Bush, 2014 Coaching for Change)

    What is distinctive about Peer Coaching?

    The Peer Coach is an encourager and partner with a peer who is becoming a proactive learner and embracing the opportunity expand or acquire new capacities. The Peer Coach receives basic coach training but is not professionally certified as a coach. 

    How much time will it take to be a Peer Coach?

    While the amount may vary, we are estimating the time commitment to be 3-5 hours per month. Your group may meet online or in person. We try to group cohort members geographically, but sometimes cohort groups may be spread across many miles and in those cases, it may not be practical to meet in person.

    Peer Coach Training at Extravaganza 2020

    Peer Coaches will need to attend the training event, January 30-31, 2020, prior to the Extravaganza in  Anaheim, California. You will be compensated for 1 night housing and $200 for airfare. You will receive more information about compensation and training.

    Apply now to be a peer coach

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