How Life Skills Coaching can Change Your Life

 

I WILL TEACH YOU TO HAVE MORE LOVE, JOY,

PEACE, AND HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE–

OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU NEED TO MAKE LIFE WORK.

 

ARE YOU LIVING HALF A LIFE?

OR LESS THAN THE LIFE YOU WANT?

As hard as you’ve tried, there are probably aspects of your life that are not as good as you’d like.  Maybe you’re living only half a marriage, family life, or other relationship?  Perhaps you have less of the joy and peace you want.  You’re not alone if your relationship with God is half of what it could be.  And, an October 2013 Gallup report said only 30% of Americans love their jobs.

God and I want you to fully become the person that God made you to be and not settle for less than God’s best.  We want you to experience the Abundant Life Jesus promised us when he said,

“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

My passion and God-given mission is to help as many people as possible experience the Abundant Life God planned for us.  I want you to experience a free life skills coaching session without obligation.  You can talk with me in a free session, develop a basic  plan to meet your goals, and see how I work.  For some people, this is all they need.

To understand how God’s principles and power can transform you life, read my life story page of how God loved me and taught me to have more love, joy, and peace.  He and I want you to have a fuller, more satisfying life.

SOME OF THE SITUATIONS I CAN HELP YOU WITH:

  • Improve relationships and fix broken ones.
  • Gain clarity and discover solutions for any life issue.
  • Get unstuck and/or reduce stress.  Overcome much depression, anxiety, self-destructive habits and addictions, shyness, overeating, etc.
  • Achieve maximum success in your occupation, career, or business.
  • Let go of your thinking and behavior that doesn’t work and blocks you from receiving God’s best, and replace them with biblical principles and skills that will transform every aspect of your life.
  • Strip away false understandings of who you are, and become clear about your true identity—fully become the person God made you to be.
  • Build a real, loving, practical relationship with God and know his will for your life.
  • Experience the fullness of God’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.  Have rest for your soul.
  • Enjoy the true, lasting happiness of God here on earth.  You don’t need to wait for heaven—Jesus promised it now.

LEARN TO HAVE THE FULL, ABUNDANT LIFE GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU.

PLEASE CONTACT ME RIGHT NOW

FOR YOUR FREE TELEPHONE SESSION.

I work with people nationally and internationally by phone,

or in my Eaton, Ohio office.

937-456-6817

Monday-Thursday 10 am-7 pm and Friday 10 am-5 pm (EDT)

With 24-hour voice mail

EMAIL ME:  Mark@GardnerCoaching.com

EVERYONE NEEDS A LIFE SKILLS COACH BECAUSE THE SELF-HELP APPROACH RARELY WORKS

Maybe you’ve found it is difficult, if not impossible, to apply self-help resources to our own lives.  There are so many self-help books, CDs, DVDs, and online resources available that if they were effective we would have the healthiest, happiest society on earth.  But we don’t, and I’m guessing that as hard as you’ve tried to be more like Jesus, there are probably some things you haven’t figured out.

What we all need is a personal trainer or coach who can help us apply God’s biblical principles and skills to our unique situations.  Jesus was the first true life coach, who trained his disciples how to live the Abundant Life and told them to go and coach others, and then teach those people to go and coach more.  He never meant us to learn alone by trial and error.

I WANT TO BE YOUR PERSONAL LIFE SKILLS COACH

TO MAKE YOUR LEARNING MORE EFFECTIVE THAN SELF-HELP.

MOST PASTORS, PRIESTS,

AND THEIR CHURCHES OR PARISHES

DON’T HAVE THE EXPERTISE

TO COACH PEOPLE TO GROW THEIR LIVES

Most pastors and priests love their members, but they are not trainers; they have been educated to lead churches.  They provide helpful information, though it is often not personalized for your life and situation.  For example, sermons cannot speak to every person’s situation.

My Life Skills Coaching is based on disciplemaking as Jesus practiced it, teaching practical skills for specific situations.  In your first, free session, I will help you personally with your unique situation to:

  • clarify the kind of life you want
  • identify your life goals to have that life
  • develop a plan to meet your goals
  • list what you need to learn
  • identify obstacles that may prevent you from succeeding

In each coaching session, I will personally teach you practical skills, helping you apply them directly to your life situation until they become habit and you have met your goals.

DON’T SETTLE FOR SERMON LECTURES OR GENERALIZED BIBLE STUDIES

WHEN I CAN GIVE YOU PERSONALIZED LIFE SKILLS COACHING.

COUNSELING OFTEN DOESN’T TEACH

THE NEEDED LIFE SKILLS

Many people come to me after seeing a counselor or pastor.  Often they complain that they did not receive practical help for their situation.  Sometimes all that was provided was to encourage the person to have more faith and pray harder.

Counselors and pastors are loving, caring people, gifted in many ways.  I know, I worked for years in both professions.  However, counselors are trained to best treat mental disorders and often do not know how to do life skills training.  Few pastors have specialized training in counseling or life skills coaching; and most don’t know how to mentor and do disciplemaking as Jesus did.

LIFE SKILLS COACHING IS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE

TO COUNSELING FOR MOST PEOPLE.

Most of us just need someone to teach us how to do the parts of life we need.  We don’t have a mental disorder that needs medical treatment, which is what psychotherapy or counseling is, and why medical insurance pays for it.  With life skills coaching there is:

  • No talk therapy or psychobabble
  • No lengthy life history to give or explore
  • No diagnosis
  • No medical records

Life Skills Coaching is not counseling; it is goal-focused training based on the athletic coaching model.  A sports coach develops a partnership with an athlete, evaluates ability and skills, helps the person improve skills they have and teaches new principles and skills, holds the athlete accountable for practicing and improvement, and provides encouragement and motivation.  I do the same things, teaching you how to excel at life.

WHAT WE ALL NEED IS FOR SOMEONE TO JUST TEACH US HOW TO DO

THE THINGS WE HAVEN’T LEARNED YET.

Of course, for people who have a behavioral or brain disorder that seriously impairs their lives, I refer them to a counselor, psychologist, or physician, to get the help that God provides through his gift of modern medicine.  However, some people choose to work with me on life skills training or spiritual direction at the same time they work with a counselor for their mental health issue.  

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LIFE SKILLS COACHING WILL TEACH YOU

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

IN THE SHORTEST TIME POSSIBLE

You already know a lot about life and are living life as well as you can.  My life skills coaching will help you improve the skills you have and teach you the new skills you need.  Coaching will empower you to grow and change to become more fully the person God made you to be.

WHAT I WILL DO FOR YOU:

  • Listen carefully to your needs and questions, and to whatever you need to share with me 
  • Seek to understand you as a unique person, created by God to be my spiritual sister or brother 
  • Help you clarify you life goals and develop a plan to meet them 
  • Train you to fix and grow any relationship, including finding new love, intimacy, and trust 
  • Teach you how to heal memories and wounds to your heart 
  • Pray for you and with you 
  • Be available to you during regular hours by phone, and by voice mail and email 24/7 (I don’t charge for short calls or brief email responses)

I WILL PARTNER WITH YOU AND WORK WITH YOU

LIKE AN ATHLETIC COACH DOES,

TEACHING YOU GOD’S PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS FOR LIFE.

I HAVE WORKED ONE-ON-ONE

WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

AND I CAN HELP YOU

Whatever your situation is, I have the expertise to help you.  The U.S. Navy spent more than $100,000 to train me to be a leader and coach of people.  After 4 years of military service where I trained and led units of up to 60 people, I committed myself to learning how Jesus coached his disciples such that his Church was able to transform millions of lives and convert the entire Roman Empire to Christianity in 300 years.

To prepare me for life coaching, God also had me train and work as an inner-city social worker; pastor 4 churches over 20 years; minister 13 years as a Christian psychotherapist, hospice counselor, and addictions counselor; and work as a personal spiritual director.

For over 30 years, I have created and led life-changing small-group disciplemaking ministries in each church I have served, and have taught more than 100 workshops and seminars on topics of Christian living and church life. Read my blog posts and free material for examples of what I teach people.

I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Ministry (M.Div.), plus 500 hours of hospital chaplain’s training, and 70 hours of life skills coach training from Equipping Ministries International (www.EquippingMinistries.org).

My wife Christie and I have been married since 1976 and we have survived (so far) raising two wonderful and talented children into their 20s.  We have experienced and overcome many of the same challenges you face.

I have been in my own private practice as a Christian Life Skills Coach since 2005.  Learn about my values and faith at my About Mark Gardner page.

Having worked with people with almost every kind of request and issue you can imagine, whatever your situation and goals, I can help you.

MY PRACTICE HAS BEEN BUILT ON WORD OF MOUTH.

75% OF MY ACTIVE CLIENTS ARE FORMER CLIENTS

WHO HAVE RETURNED TO LEARN MORE,

OR NEW PEOPLE WHO ARE REFERRED TO ME

BY CLIENTS OR REFERRAL SOURCES

WHO TRUST MY LIFE-TRANSFORMING COACHING.

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WHAT DOES IT COST?

This is the most common question I receive.  The short answer is that I will do whatever I can to make this affordable for you.  Your overall cost is based on many factors.  So, first, let me ask you a few questions:

How much is it worth to you to fully become the person God made you to be?  To have the life you dream of?  To know God better? 

To have more love, joy, and peace in your life?  To improve your relationships?  To overcome obstacles to Abundant Living?

Many people say that the investment they made in coaching was the best-spent money of their lives.  What can you buy that will lead you to God’s true happiness?  Only learning God’s way of living will give you his blessings, and Life Skills Coaching is the fastest way to learn it.

Weigh the value of the empowerment you will receive from having more of God’s blessings against what you invest in your coaching.  Read the Testimonials page for proof that my coaching is of real value to people.

I will do whatever I can to make Life Skills Coaching cost effective for you.  Your overall cost is dependent what you want to achieve, on how often we meet, and how long we work together.  We can work within your budget by varying the frequency of or length of sessions and with other means.  In your first session, we’ll determine what fee will work for you.

Coaching is my God-given ministry, so I keep my fee as low as possible, balanced against my family’s needs and my business costs, like this website, insurance, phone, etc.  Please read my How Much Does It Cost? page, for more information.

ONE COUPLE, WHO HAS BEEN WORKING WITH ME WEEKLY

FOR OVER TWO YEARS:

“I don’t know where we’d be without Mark.  He helped us reduce our stress

over our business, save our marriage, and improve our parenting.”

— Business owners; Ohio

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I OFFER AN UNCONDITIONAL MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

ON EVERY SESSION

I promise that in each session I will teach you the principles and skills that we agree upon.  Anytime that I fail to help you learn what you need, just ask for your money back.

Specifically, I guarantee that I will teach you how to apply the principles and skills that you decide you need.  Of course, the results are dependent on how well you apply what I teach you and on your life circumstances, including what other people decide to do, so I cannot guarantee your results.  However, I will help you to tweak your skills for maximum effectiveness.

THERE IS NO RISK FOR WORKING WITH ME.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE,

AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN.

  • Free first session
  • Unconditional money-back guarantee if I don’t teach you what I say I will
  • No contract
  • No minimum number of sessions
  • Can stop working with me any time
  • Pay per session
  • 100% confidential
  • No diagnosis or medical records

PLEASE DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER

TO GET MORE OF GOD’S BLESSINGS

CONTACT ME RIGHT NOW

FOR YOUR FREE TELEPHONE SESSION.

I work with people nationally and internationally by phone,

or in my Eaton office.

937-456-6817

Monday-Thursday 10 am-7 pm and Friday 10 am-5 pm (EDT)

With 24-hour voice mail service

EMAIL ME:  Mark@GardnerCoaching.com

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Your servant,

Mark