Compass Group Coaching

We are all facing challenges in life, be it negotiating a ministry transition, learning a language, increasing our support levels, managing long-distance relationships with family, taking on a new leadership role, or preparing to re-enter our home culture. Having some help to guide us through this challenge and being supported by others going through the same thing can help us not just survive challenges, but to thrive and come out stronger.

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COMPASS groups

Provide a unique opportunity to grow personally or professionally in a confidential and collaborative environment with others who are on a similar journey to ourselves.

Each group is a facilitated group process led by a skilled coach, with the intention of maximizing the combined experience and wisdom of cross-cultural missionaries.

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The group offers an opportunity to verbalize your goals, aspirations, challenges, and setbacks. Have your thinking expanded by different perspectives from the group members, empowering you to discover a way forward to fully live out your calling.

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If you are serving as a missionary, you are invited to join us as we journey together to thrive in cross-cultural ministry.

“I know I’m not the only one that struggles with this, but hearing others talk through their challenges reminds me that I’m not alone.”

“Listening to others verbally process their goals gave me new insights that I had not considered before.“

“Being among a group of peers, I don’t feel like I am being judged all the time, and that gave me more time to be reflective.”

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What Do You Really Really Want

Kevin Stebbings works as Talent Trust’s Head of Coaching leading our Compass Groups. Kevin Stebbings is passionate about helping others transform their lives. He is a graduate of the International Coach Academy in Melbourne and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He is the author of the book, “What Do You Really, Really Want?”

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WHAT MIGHT A TYPICAL GROUP LOOK LIKE?

  • Groups of 4-8 missionaries will meet monthly via Zoom for group coaching on their chosen theme.
  • At the beginning of every cohort time, each group member will share the progress they are making on their individual goals.
  • Group members will then be invited to share the outcome that they want from the facilitated conversation.
  • Guided by a skilled coach, group members will explore their goals from multiple perspectives in order to create new awareness and gain insights.
  • At the end of every Compass group session, each person will be invited to create action steps that they will take to move them forward with their personal or professional goals.
  • Each week there will be an opportunity for group members to share their progress and offer support and encouragement to one another via WhatsApp group chat.

Compass Coaching is Free

Why?

Because we believe the challenges of missions life can limit the impact of a global worker’s ministry. We provide missionaries with the resources to stay physically, mentally and financially healthy, so they can thrive as long as needed in their calling.

Navigating Transitions Well

Avoid feeling lost, confused, and overwhelmed by so many changes are common emotions expressed by cross-cultural missionaries.

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Language Learning

Language learning takes intentional time and practice. Missionaries often spend several years trying to learn how to communicate in a new context.

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Effective Support Raising

A 2003 study conducted with 592 mission agencies representing more than 38,700 missionaries reveals that the single greatest reason most missionaries don’t remain on the field is because they aren’t able to sustain their support.

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Long-Distance Family Relationships

Despite the availability of online tools, maintaining meaningful long-distance family relationships is an ever-present challenge.

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Leadership

Whether you have pushed to gain a position of leadership or leadership has been thrust upon you, we all can be better leaders. Leadership is both a skill and an art. Working with a coach this leadership group will look at each individual’s situation, and look at how to lead well where you are.

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Re-entry to your Home Culture

Reverse culture shock occurs when you return home after years of service in a different culture. The culture shock of returning home can often be more challenging than the culture shock of moving to an unfamiliar culture.

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Thriving Cross-Culturally

Trying to navigate life in a new context where nothing is familiar and simple can be mentally exhausting. There are many challenges associated with living in a cross-cultural context. So many new tastes, sounds, and smells can become overwhelming. As an outsider, it can be a struggle to know whom to trust and where you belong, which impacts your ability to develop meaningful friendships.

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