Happy Soul Tending Tuesday, friend,
This week we interrupt our normal broadcasting to introduce you to two people (one today and one on Thursday). You know that my philosophy of lasting change involves, in part, a slow and steady drip of information. With that in mind, I am looking for people who believe in Global Trellis and this on-going investment in your soul and your skills. On a quarterly
Several years ago, Tim contacted Danielle Wheeler and me about what it takes to start something like Velvet Ashes. He was fun and easy to talk with, and we’ve stayed in contact via FaceBook.
I’m excited for you to meet Tim Austin!
Tim, please share a bit about where you’ve lived overseas and what you were doing.
We lived in Tajikistan from 1996-2013 and in Turkey from 2013-2016. In the early
How would you describe the difference between counseling, coaching, and spiritual direction?
As coaches, we’re trained to facilitate sessions through the art of
In this way, I feel there are a lot of similarities in the way Christian coaches and spiritual directors are trained to come alongside their clients.
Many counselors have professional training in areas where coaches and spiritual directors do not, especially in dealing with trauma, addiction, personality disorders, and abuse. That’s when a good coach or spiritual director will know when to refer a client for professional counseling.
What drew you to coaching? How did you become a coach?
As our team grew and our relationships in the broader expat community expanded, my wife and I began to see the huge need of supporting global workers through life and ministry challenges. I felt drawn to coaching because of the conversational approach
Tim, it’s great to get to know you better, and I look forward to the ways you will contribute to cross cultural workers here at Global Trellis.
Tim and I had fun talking about Global Trellis, transitions, how we met in this podcast episode. Enjoy listening . . . there is a surprise near the end.
Any particular topics you’d like for Tim to discuss as a coach for cross-cultural workers?