Pam Taylor - Christian Life Coach

Tick… Tick… Tick… Here It Comes!

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Don’t Let This Summer
Slip Away Like Sand
Through Your Fingers!
Use It to Jumpstart
Your Life…

Two days and counting…
May 1st will be here
before you know it.

We can work out the details of WHEN, scheduling around your ever fluid spring/summer schedule. I’m happy… no! I am delighted to do that! AND… just a reminder… this is by phone, so you can be literally anywhere in the world to follow through (together) with this great opportunity!

What are your plans for making this your most memorable summer ever?

  1. Have you had a dream but not yet acted on it? What’s holding you back?
  2. Do you long to change something in your life, but wonder why nothing you’ve tried so far has worked?
  3. Are you wondering why life seems so difficult and so everyday? Maybe you even think something is WRONG with you.
  4. Do you wonder why you see things so differently from those that you live with, work with, worship & serve with?

Spend part of your summer with me (virtually) and you will:

  1. Wake up each day with eager anticipation for what the day holds
  2. Stop comparing yourself with others
  3. Use your gifts and strengths joyfully and effectively
  4. Realize Creator God’s design for you was meant to bring you joy

I would consider it an honor to walk this part of your journey with you.

Sign up by May 1st for a 25% Discount.

The Spring/Summer Package includes:

  • Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) assessment
  • Two-hour phone LFYS consultation
  • Three additional 45-minute coaching sessions
  • Reasonable accommodation to your fluid spring/summer schedule

The Value of this package is: $350.00
Spring/Summer special offer is: $262.50
(if you contact me by May 1st)

To take advantage of the 25% discount,
contact me by May 1st
pam@loavesandfishescoaching.com

Why should you do this for yourself? Because God loves you and He wants you to know why He created you the way He did and how to be the best YOU you can be!

Want to read more about Leading From Your Strengths? I’ve written several blogs about the topic. Click Here to read a popular one that many people found helpful.

Ready to sign up? Have Questions?  Email me and let’s get started!


Ready for Your Best Summer Yet?

relaxing_in_beach_chair_800_clr_8678Time is Running Out
to take advantage of this great opportunity for the Greatest Summer Ever!

Don’t delay and miss out.
Remember – it is virtual (by phone) so we can do this together from anywhere in the world! YAY!

What are your plans for making this your most memorable summer ever?

  1. Have you had a dream but not yet acted on it? What’s holding you back?
  2. Do you long to change something in your life, but wonder why nothing you’ve tried so far has worked?
  3. Are you wondering why life seems so difficult and so everyday? Maybe you even think something is WRONG with you.
  4. Do you wonder why you see things so differently from those that you live with, work with, worship & serve with?

Spend part of your summer with me (virtually) and you will:

  1. Wake up each day with eager anticipation for what the day holds
  2. Stop comparing yourself with others
  3. Use your gifts and strengths joyfully and effectively
  4. Realize Creator God’s design for you was meant to bring you joy

I would consider it an honor to walk this part of your journey with you.

Sign up by May 1st for a 25% Discount.

The Spring/Summer Package includes:

  • Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) assessment
  • Two-hour phone LFYS consultation
  • Three additional 45-minute coaching sessions
  • Reasonable accommodation to your fluid spring/summer schedule

The Value of this package is: $350.00
Spring/Summer special offer is: $262.50
(if you contact me by May 1st)

To take advantage of the 25% discount,
contact me by May 1st
pam@loavesandfishescoaching.com

Why should you do this for yourself? Because God loves you and He wants you to know why He created you the way He did and how to be the best YOU you can be!

Want to read more about Leading From Your Strengths? I’ve written several blogs about the topic. Click Here to read a popular one that many people found helpful.

Ready to sign up? Have Questions?  Email me and let’s get started!

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A Spring/Summer Special Treat Prepared Just for You!

A Time-Limited Special Offer.
Offer Ends May 1st.

heart-my-coachWhat are your plans for making this your most memorable summer ever?

  1. Have you had a dream but not yet acted on it? What’s holding you back?
  2. Do you long to change something in your life, but wonder why nothing you’ve tried so far has worked?
  3. Are you wondering why life seems so difficult and so everyday? Maybe you even think something is WRONG with you.
  4. Do you wonder why you see things so differently from those that you live with, work with, worship & serve with?

Spend part of your summer with me (virtually) and you will:

  1. Wake up each day with eager anticipation for what the day holds
  2. Stop comparing yourself with others
  3. Use your gifts and strengths joyfully and effectively
  4. Realize Creator God’s design for you was meant to bring you joy

I would consider it an honor to walk this part of your journey with you.

Sign up by May 1st for a 25% Discount.

The Spring/Summer Package includes:

  • Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) assessment
  • Two-hour phone LFYS consultation
  • Three additional 45-minute coaching sessions
  • Reasonable accommodation to your fluid spring/summer schedule

The Value of this package is: $350.00
Spring/Summer special offer is: $262.50
(if you contact me by May 1st)

To take advantage of the 25% discount,
contact me by May 1st
pam@loavesandfishescoaching.com

Why should you do this for yourself? Because God loves you and He wants you to know why He created you the way He did and how to be the best YOU you can be!

Want to read more about Leading From Your Strengths? I’ve written several blogs about the topic. Go to www.loavesandfishescoaching.com/blog and use the search function to search for Lead From Your Strengths. There’s a IV-part series you might enjoy.

Ready to sign up? Have Questions?  Email me and let’s get started!


New Year Resolutions. Time for a Fresh Start.

Whenever there are auditions for a new play, many are hoping for the lead roles, but where would we be without the other supporting roles that must also be cast? We need a writer of the play, and the directors. And even when it’s a one-man show, we need the valuable support of those that change the scenery, open and close the curtains, run the lights, the sound, and assist with makeup and costume changes. (Remember the famous line: “There are no small roles…” Each is important to the story.) We need the ticket takers, the printers for the programs and tickets, and the costume designers. We need the ushers and those that keep things neat and clean. And that’s just to mention a few of what’s needed to make a successful show. And don’t forget the audience. Where would we be without them?

We need each other’s gifts, talents, and strengths…in a play and in life. God purposefully designed the rules of life. He designed that each of us would have a valuable role in our family, our job, our church, and our neighborhood. It’s easy to forget that.

Let’s start 2012 well. Live the life you were designed to live. Discover your strengths. One way to do that is to find a Life Coach who is a Strengths Coach, certified and trained to give the Leading From Your Strengths assessment consultations, with the emphasis on learning to walk fully in your God-given design. This Strengths Coach is someone who can help you discover God’s best plan for your life.

Maybe going into 2012 means challenging changes in your life…like starting a business, homeschooling, or sensing a call to pastor a flock Maybe you want to start a blog so you can express yourself in a new way. Or maybe there’s the need to downsize and simplify because of circumstances. Maybe you have the desire for a closer walk with God. Maybe you’re a missionary…or want to be one. Maybe you’re returning from a military tour/tours overseas. Maybe there’s been job loss or divorce and you want to find yourself…Your Best Self…the one designed by your Creator.

Whatever describes you where you are now…whether it’s listed above or something entirely different that you want to sort out in your life…working with a Life Coach, can get 2012 off to a really good start.

Lots of people are talking about New Year Resolutions. What are your dreams, your visions for a brighter & more fulfilling tomorrow? Rather than making resolutions that often are soon cast aside, what are your true intentions? What WILL you do in 2011 to make your life better? To move toward your goals? To realize your dreams, you must resolve to give up something lesser in order to gain something better. Resolve to move forward with a Life Coach in 2012. We’re not meant to do life alone.

It’s a New Year and time for a fresh start.

“For we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing acording to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…” Romans 12:4-6a

Scriptures taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


God Will Use the Loaves and Fishes You Bring to Him

Whether you discover your strengths through the Leading From Your Strengths assessment/consultation so you can move forward in new business start-up or a new blog start-up … or wherever you need a “cheerleader” to believe with you even when you forget your vision or hope or dream, let’s talk about how it can happen for you. God will use the “loaves and fishes” you bring to Him. I’m excited for all that God has in mind for you. God loves to show Himself strong in the lives of His children.  He likes to take the little we think we have and turn it into so much more than we could dream or imagine.

That’s the reason for Loaves and Fishes Life Coaching. The name came from the verses in the Bible where Jesus has been teaching the multitudes all day and they are hungry, so the disciples come to Jesus and ask Him what to do. They reason that it would cost a small fortune and a lot of precious time if they have to go into town and buy the huge amount of food that would be needed for such a great multitude.

Jesus response is the same thing He says to us: A sort of “What’s that you have in your hand?” He tells them the same thing he said to Moses when Moses thought the task was too big for him to do. Jesus calls us to tasks that are too big for us, but not too big for Jesus and us working together.

So, He tells the disciples to go and figure out what is already available. They come back to Him to say all they found is “five loaves and two fish”  (Mark 6:34) and so He has everyone sit down (maybe so they can all witness the miracle about to happen).

“And when He had taken the five loaves and two fish, He looked up to Heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.” (Mark 6:41)

Here’s the cool part: “So they all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.” (Mark 6:42-44)  Do you see that? 5,000 men ate and were filled…on five loaves and two fish!

That’s the cool part because that’s how God is with us, too. We think what we have is not enough; and then when we bring it to Him, He blesses it and multiplies it.  And many benefit from what we bring to Him for blessing.

God will use the loaves and fishes we bring to Him. Trust Him! But, the big catch is:  we have to BRING it to HIM. That means we have to choose to trust even if it is scary. Even if it seems dumb by the world’s standards. God’s ways are not the world’s ways. What is it you want to do? Start your own business? Start a blog? Learn what your strengths are and then how to implement them into your daily life? Simplify your life? Learn a new skill?

Bring what you have and watch what He can do!

 


Working Through the Toddler Years

“As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-5.  Work is an action word. It indicates purpose. As we work through the toddler years, we are to continue to carry out what Father God has planned for us to do…just as Jesus carried out Father God’s purpose for what was planned for Him to do.

Our work will be different, but with the same purpose…to glorify God and honor Him as Creator God.

The Leading From Your Strengths assessment and consultation will help you understand more of what Creator God had in mind when He created you. It can help with greater focus and also in creating more intentional goals in all areas of life: family life, church life, work life and best of all…in your personal relationship with Father God. No longer fighting ourselves by trying to be someone else, we can rest content in who we are and who God intended us to be. It can bring about a freedom of acceptance…of ourselves AND of the other people in our lives, because God chose their personality style as well as yours. So, we can then spend our energy on moving forward together rather than fighting each other’s created design.

Yes, we are all sinners in need of the Savior. I’m not saying we should have the attitude of, “This is who I am, so live with it!” No, it’s not that at all, but rather it is a sense of seeing each other through the eyes of God. With understanding, yet desiring each of us to grow in maturity in our faith walk. Ever growing more and more in the fruit of the Spirit…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control…

Sometimes we act a bit like toddlers when we get together. (Toddlers: Gotta love em but at times, they can take a lot of energy to try to bring out the best in them.) The Leading From Your Strengths assessment and consultations can help us navigate as we work through our toddler years before we reach Heaven! 🙂


The Power of Kindness

Encouragement. The atta boy/atta girl comments. Looking for things that people do well. Looking for their strengths rather than their weaknesses. Just what is the power of kindness?

We’ve all seen the stories on the news of the power of the opposite of kindness. And many of us have actually experienced it or caused it ourselves. The verbal abuse. The “shame” people heap on each other with their words. The “I love (?) you, but …” The anger. The rage. The bitterness. The unforgiveness. The abuse. Neglect. The tear-filled eyes of those who have been treated as though they don’t matter.

In David Jeremiah’s Turning Point Devotional, there’s a story about the father of legendary basketball coach John Wooden. The story is about the power of kindness. In Indiana, where Wooden grew up…“Gravel pits were scattered around the area, and farmers would often take their mules to the pits to haul out loads of gravel to use in building roads. Some pits were deeper than others, and it was sometimes tough for a team to pull out a wagon filled with gravel.”

The story goes on to explain that a young 20-something man was unable to force the team of horses to pull that load out of the pit, in spite of his whipping and yelling at them. It was an extremely hot summer day and the horses were worn out. They were frothing at the mouth and they were pulling BACK from the young man. They feared his wrath.

John Wooden’s dad said to the young man, “Let me take ‘em for you.”

“The farmer seemed relieved to hand over the reins. John watched as his dad started talking to the horses and stroking their noses with a soft touch. He slipped between them and started walking alongside them, holding their bridles and bits while talking calmly and gently to them.

“As the horses settled down, he stepped in front of them and gave a little whistle to start them moving forward as he held the reins. Within a few minutes, those two massive horses had pulled the wagon out of the gravel pit as easy as the sun coming up. John Wooden said he never forgot the lesson.”

The power of kindness. It works with horses and it works with people.

The devotional goes on to say “Nothing good comes from being difficult or demanding. A little love and encouragement can often lift others out of the pits.”

You know the Bible verse, “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22 NIV) Have you met anyone that seems to make it their mission in life to actually BE those “hardships” to help you to enter the Kingdom of God? Do you have anyone in your life that has a mission to love you with “tough love” by nearly continually pointing out what is WRONG with you? It doesn’t seem to occur to them to mention what might be RIGHT with you. Our own personal “hardship” ambassador…thinking they are ambassadors for God to get us “straightened out”.

We must guard against harming one another. We are none exempt for falling into unkindness…especially when we are under any kind of stress or overtired. Any of us can so easily fall into that sin of being a discouragement to others. Abuse. Neglect. Harsh words…or worse…those things that cause tear-filled eyes of despair and discouragement…or worse.

God delights when we use our words to build others up rather than tear them down. People need encouragement. We all do. We flourish in the midst of it. Words of encouragement are life giving. They have the power to heal broken hearts. They empower people to think outside the box where they sometimes get “stuck”…unable/unwilling to move “forward”. Words have power. For good or for evil.

The power of encouragement. The power of kindness. Everyone needs someone to believe in them and to tell them so!


Are You Flourishing?

Are you flourishing? I’ve been pondering that question the last few days after reading a quote in my Encounter With God devotional (published by Scripture Union). I encourage you to also take some time to ponder it.

“Flourishing is God’s gift and plan. When you flourish you are in harmony with God, other people, creation and yourself. Flourishing is becoming the person He had in mind in creating you.”
— John Ortberg.

Are you becoming the person God had in mind for you to be when He created you? You are not an accident or a mistake. He purposefully created you. And through your creation–in conjunction with your life experiences– He has been preparing you for what He has prepared for you to do.

One of my favorite things to do is to help people discover who they are and then move forward in their path toward flourishing “in harmony with God, other people, creation and yourself.”

Leading From Your Strengths assessments and consultations = one way God has used to accomplish that.

The Loaves and Fishes Coaching website will answer some of your questions. Then contact me for a FREE inquiry call. When you are ready, you’ll be amazed what freedom you will have from discovering how to answer “Yes!” to the question, “Are you flourishing?”

Also, you might want to go to LinkedIn to read some of the comments from people that know me.

Until then…

When you are ready…


Job Security? Or Are You In Chains?

How is being “wise and safe” in your job choice affecting you?

I had a job that simply was not a right fit for me. It taxed my very soul, and sucked the life out of me. Yet, I fooled myself into thinking it was “wise and safe” to stay there (e.g. regular salary & good benefits), even though people were often fired because of new management or reorganization or…whatever. In other words, it was not necessarily really “wise and safe”. It was not as secure as I pretended to myself.

Hours were added or dropped or schedules changed so frequently that it was a good idea to only “pencil in” your latest schedule in your calendar, so it could easily be erased. We had to punch in and punch out…docked if a few minutes late, but not paid for a few minutes overtime.

Don’t get me wrong. I was very grateful for a job, and I got along fine with my bosses, but it was not a good fit for me. It truly, literally sucked the life out of me. And I was often ill from the stress and lack of sleep because of the scheduling. Often working ’til 9 p.m. one night and having to be back and “punched in” and ready to work at 7 a.m. the next day. We never knew when the schedule would include weekends. That was ever changing as well. I was careful to work hard and to follow the rules, so I didn’t get fired, but I couldn’t SHINE there. Ever been there? Ever experienced any of those things yourself?

Why are we afraid to make the leap? To change? To do what we were created for? To do what we have dreamed of doing? Many times the people around us encourage us to be “wise and safe”, so we just stay put…miserable and weary. Sometimes we even give up and stop dreaming altogether.

Maybe there is another way. There was for me. There can be for you, too. Ever wanted to start your own business? Start up your own blog? But not knowing where to start, or maybe you have already started something you’ve always dreamed of doing, but you are lacking the support system to encourage you to keep going?

My coach helped me to prepare myself and to plan wisely…walking alongside me to help me keep my focus on my goal and not lose site of my dream.

Now…I am living my dream…in my own business, doing for others what my coach did for me.

Add to that, the Leading From Your Strengths profile consultation that helped me to be more settled in my spirit about my God-given Strengths, which made me even more confident that I am now right where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I was created to do. Being now in that confidence is a very restful/peaceful place to be. You, too, can realize that in your life. But it takes the courage of taking that first step. In this case it is the inquiry call for more information.

So, are you ready? Just slide over to the left side of this page and look for “Topics”…and read some of the articles about coaching…and read more about the Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) assessment process.

John Trent (co-creator with Rodney Cox) was recently on Focus on the Family, discussing Ministry Insights Leading From Your Strengths assessments. Prison Fellowship also uses the assessments.

Maybe it is time to realize being “wise and safe” is not necessarily wise and safe, but rather being stuck outside the realm of God’s best for you. Job security? Or are you in chains? Why not jump on board to discover what God had in mind when He created you, so you can move forward more confidently into all you were meant to be.

Scroll back up to the top of the page for more information and to get more of your questions answered. Contact me for the FREE inquiry call. Simply fill in the email contact form available by clicking on any of the pages of Loaves and Fishes Coaching website.


I Have A Dream…

I was just thinking that I haven’t reminded you lately on the blog that I am a Christian Life Coach, with a God-given passion to help others discover their God-given strengths and invest them fully for His glory. I have a dream..and it involves you!

Have you had a dream but not yet acted on it? What’s holding you back? Maybe you have always wanted to start your own business… or start your own blog? Maybe you long to change something in your life, but nothing you’ve tried so far has worked. Maybe you wonder why you do the things you do in the way you do them…or wonder what makes you “tick”/why you actually see things so differently than those that you live with, work with, worship & serve with?

A Christian Life Coach helps you hear more clearly what your heart is longing for you to understand and move forward on. A coach wants to walk with you through the journey of discovery and implementation.

And…a Christian Life Coach trained in Leading From Your Strengths assessment consultations, is a good place to start in your journey toward a more satisfying life. The assessment only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, but the wealth of information obtained from the results of the profile is invaluable for anyone wanting to be all God intended. Then we set up a time for consultation. That takes it from merely information (head knowledge) to life change awareness (heart knowledge). It is an amazing resource to help you not only understand yourself more fully, but to understand others’ personalities as well. I have a dream…that you will experience the great value it will add to your life in better communication and more meaningful relationships. A freedom comes in the acceptance of God’s will in His choice for personality selection.

Everyone needs a “cheerleader” as you take the ball and run toward that goal line. We’ll look for mindsets that need a fresh look. Mindsets that could be keeping you from moving into your destiny…your God-given strengths, gifts, and talents. And…I have a dream that you will realize that God’s “design” for you was meant to bring you joy as you function fully in the personality and gifting that your Creator God personally chose for you. Because He loves you and He knows best!

So, let’s get started.


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