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Required Books for LMI Certification

Below are the required books for LMI certification. The books for each individual course are as follows:
  • Purchase The Invitation for whichever core course you take first!
  • Transforming the Heart: Questions for Jesus
  • Living from the Heart: The Calling Journey and Heaven's Perspective
  • Relating from the Heart: None
  • Coaching Foundations Course (phone): Leadership Coaching, Leadership Coaching Live! (CD set) and Coaching Questions

 

 
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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled
by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
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This seminal book by master coach Tony Stoltzfus will take you beyond coaching behavior to working with the heart--and seeing the dramatic transformation that comes from coaching the deepest levels of the human psyche. And it includes access to four hours of FREE video of Tony coaching leaders through the techniques in the book!

The Invitation makes coaching the heart practical. Packed with stories, examples, tools, and models, its a book you'll refer to over and over again.

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Questions for Jesus
by Tony Stoltzfus
135 pages, softcover
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Want to bring God encounters into your coaching--and your relationship with Jesus? Stop praying about the business ("God, what do you want me to do?") and learn to pray about the relationship ("Jesus, here's what I like about you: ____. What do you like most about me?") with a master of engaging the heart as your guide.

Questions for Jesus by master coach Tony Stoltzfus takes you on a journey of learning how to pray and coach around your deepest desires. Written in a devotional format, this book takes heart-level conversation with Jesus to a new level.

Questions for Jesus shows how Jesus spoke to the deepest desires of those he met--and how he can do so for you. Built around 52 passages in Matthew where Jesus touches desires, each meditation offers five powerful, heart-level questions that will help you enter into the passage and receive what your heart most longs to hear.

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Coaching Certification

Get your coaching certification through LMI! We offer two programs: a Full Certification for those new to coaching and a Continuing Ed option for those who already have a coaching certificate. Here’s what's required for the Continuing Ed option:

  1. Complete three LMI core courses: Transforming the Heart, Living from the Heart and Coaching the Heart (taken in any order).
  2. Pass a quiz after each course.
  3. Do the oral final exam (taped appointment review).
  4. Read the required books.

The full certification program has all the above plus the following:

  1. The 12-week Foundations in Coaching tele-course to ground you in traditional coaching techniques like listening, asking, and action-planning.
  2. Pass a quiz after the course.

For information on certification cost and details about requirements and what you get, visit our certification page.

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The Calling Journey
by Tony Stoltzfus
188 pages
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The Calling Journey fills a vital need for coaches by mapping out the progression of stages and transitions God moves us through on the road to our call. This path includes predictable mountains to scale and painful, disorienting valleys all leaders must navigate to fulfill their destiny. Each stage has a unique growth agenda, and Tony shows how to coach each stage differently to line up with what God is doing in that season.

Filled with examples from the lives of biblical and contemporary leaders and overflowing with insight on how God works through our circumstances, The Calling Journey will provide a powerful perspective on your own journey and a great set of tools to work with those you coach.

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Heaven's Perspective: Stories from the Book of Life
by Tony Stoltzfus
212 pages, softcover
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Heaven's Perspective takes you on an incredible journey of seeing life through a different lens: the eyes of heaven. Seventeen ordinary Christians share intimate stories of their most painful experiences in life--but then Jesus steps in, rewriting their suffering as glory, loss as the fuel for their destiny and filling the deepest desires of their hearts. A mother learns that the son she lost will never experience a day without her in heaven. A missionary harassed by the KGB learns the secret rescue mission Father sent him for, a thrice-divorced woman sees Jesus take her shame away for ever--and much more. You'll learn to reinterpret your own life in the light of glory while you absorb tools for doing the same with others.

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Questions for Jesus App
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New! The FREE Questions for Jesus App (available for both iPhones and Androids) shows you how great questions can profoundly impact your devotional life—and it teaches you a powerful tool for helping your clients encounter Jesus in your coaching sessions.

This conversational prayer and journaling app features 26 meditations (taken from the book, Questions for Jesus). The process is simple: read a meditation, choose one of the five profound questions to ask Jesus, listen while instrumental music plays, and then journal what you heard. The best part is sharing the journey with friends: you can sync up apps to pray the same question each day and text each other what you are hearing!

What sets Questions for Jesus apart from other devotional tools is what you are praying about. Instead of praying for direction or running down a prayer list, Questions for Jesus launches a two-way conversation where you are asking Jesus to fill the deepest desires of your heart--with himself! When you start talking to him like the love of your life instead of your boss, it is amazing how eager Jesus is to answer!

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LMI Foundations of Coaching Course

Next Course begins week of January 16, 2018 (possibly at 10 am PST)
Sign-up deadline December 30th. View our Training Calendar for additional dates.

The Foundations of Coaching course introduces you to the fundamental disciplines, skills and heart of Christian coaching. Based on the widely-used book Leadership Coaching by Tony Stoltzfus, it teaches the basics of the coaching approach: goals-setting, action-planning, the coaching funnel model of a conversation, active listening, and the powerful asking techniques all coaches use. While required for those pursuing the LMI Coaching the Heart Certification, it is also a great fit for those who just want to pick up more of the basic skills that form the backdrop to LMI's core workshops.

The 12, one-hour sessions are delivered by phone over 12 weeks, so you can participate from anywhere in the world. You'll enjoy interacting with others on the same journey as you are, practicing what you are learning with a peer partner, and listen to live and recorded coaching demos that show you what you are reading about.

This course is a required part of LMI's certification program for those who have no formal coach training.

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Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills
by Tony Stoltzfus
100 pages, Large Format
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Want to perfect your asking skills with the help of a master coach? Coaching Questions is the best-selling asking resource for both coaches in training and seasoned professionals. This comprehensive toolkit is packed with dozens of asking tools, models and exercises, covering everything from conversational models, options and obstacles to advanced asking skills like reframing, tolerations and decision strategies (click here to view the Table of Contents). Each questioning technique is described, then illustrated with coaching question examples (over 1,000 in all), asking tips and practice exercises. This reference guide is one you'll turn to again and again.

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