Why I Have a Coach

Being a woman in ministry hasn't been easy.

Just being me caused changes in people and organizations.

Over the past few years, I have researched (and experienced) the challenges (and opportunities) associated with female leadership in male-dominated fields, and I can tell you one thing that's been a game-changer.

Private, 1-1 support outside of my work circle.

I realized that sometimes it wasn't the ministry that was challenging, it was the changes I was creating in others as they adapted to female leadership-- and I needed support to help me navigate that. To help me navigate what I believed and to take a stand for it.

So I hired a coach for on-going care and instruction.

Some things we have discussed is the role of children in my ministry. How to deal with mommy guilt and a call to outside work. How to balance the demands of a full-time job and full-time home life? How to deal with systems that made my work harder. How to create new patterns that would be healthy for both me and my ministry.

Have any of these questions been weighing on your mind?

Erin ReibelComment