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Encounter Coaching and Engaging the Heart

MetaFormation is about helping you "live, lead and coach from the heart." These Encounter Coaching and heart engaging resources will teach you how.
 
God Meant It for Good by R.T. Kendall
God Meant It for Good
by R.T. Kendall
318 pages
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God Meant It For Good is an excellent primer in how to view life from Heaven's Perspective--a skill that is a must for any coach who wants to effectively coach others through difficult transitions or experiences of suffering. The author examines each stage of Joseph's life from youth onward, focusing on how he learns to forgive, trust God as vindicator and live above his own experiences of betrayal and being falsely accused. God Meant It for Good offers a beautiful window into the ways of God--the processes Father uses to bring leaders to maturity.

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The Invitation by Tony Stoltzfus
The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled
by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
Includes 4 hours of FREE video!
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This seminal book on Encounter Coaching 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 a person's deep desires. And it includes access to four hours of FREE video (watch a sample here) of Tony coaching leaders through the techniques in the book!

The clearest path to the heart leads through the emotional brain, not the rational. The Invitationgives you practical tools to start with emotion and follow it to beliefs or desires, fill desires through encounters with Jesus, and overcome lifelong obstacles that are so often rooted in emotion instead of rational decision. Packed with stories, examples, tools, and models, this is a book you'll refer to over and over again.

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Engaging God in Suffering

Finding Personal Transformation in Adversity by Tony Stoltzfus

At 22 and fresh out of college, I was honored to be one of the first small group leaders in our new church plant. I felt like I was really doing well as a Christian, and on my way to accomplishing great things in the Kingdom of God. Two years later, the group I had invested so much of myself in decided together to disband because they felt they “weren’t having a good small group experience”. Ouch. That event was the beginning of a two-year series of body blows to my confidence that led me to the point of giving up on my call. I thought my usefulness to God as a leader was over. But looking back 20 years later, I see that as a defining moment in my life and the foundation of much of what I do in ministry. Failing at such a profound level bared my soul to God in a way that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

The purpose of suffering and difficulty in life is to break open the deep places of our hearts so Christ can enter in and remake the core of our beings. This kind of heart transplant is what makes the ministry you offer to others transformational. It isn’t your strengths or skills that qualify you for effective leadership, but how you meet God in your difficulties and failures. When you’ve met God in times of trouble and he’s reshaped your heart through them, you won’t tend to look back on those events primarily as times you were victimized or had to survive, but as a gift you wouldn’t want to be without...
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The Invitation DVD by Tony Stoltzfus
The Invitation DVD
by Tony Stoltzfus
3 hrs and 42 min of HD video on two discs
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Also available in an on-line streaming format for $19.99.

You are invited… to learn an incredible, joyful way of transforming the heart that will revolutionize the way you work with people. Join master coach Tony Stoltzfus on this two-DVD set as he demonstrates live the key techniques for discovering and filling the deep desires that drive behavior.

While Jesus teaches that what we do comes from the inside—from the heart—most of us start the change process on the outside, by trying to discipline our outward behavior. But there is another, better way: the way of desire. In this companion to the book, The Invitation, you’ll watch 18 live, unrehearsed conversations where Tony walks step by step through the techniques for engaging the heart. From drilling down to beliefs and desires to praying a desire, dealing with the Two Guardians or tracking through emotional memories, you’ll learn to help people change with less work, more success—and more fun!

PLEASE NOTE: low resolution versions of these videos are included with The Invitation book. We offer them on DVD for training purposes (or if you'd just rather watch on your TV!)

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desire discovery cards
Desire Discovery Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
54 cards, instruction booklet, case
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Desire Discovery Cards are a fun self-discovery tool that helps people identify and describe their feelings and follow those emotions to key memories, beliefs and core desires. It's a great way to stimulate authentic conversation. Housed in a transparent case, the set includes:

  • 16 - Emotion Cards, describing eight positive and eight negative feelings
  • 16 - Desire Cards, each describing a core desire
  • 16 - Twisted Desire Cards, showing how true desires look when distorted
  • 6 - Question Cards, used to help players connect with desires, emotions, memories and beliefs
A 16-page instruction booklet includes 10 games and exercises for use in groups, team-building or one-on-one coaching.
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desire photo cards
Desire Photo Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
32 cards, box, downloadable instructions
5.5" x 8.5" cards
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Desire Photo Cards can be used both as a coaching aid and as a tool for group learning fun. Using Desire Photo Cards will help people effectively tap the emotional brain to reveal their deepest longings. Each large-format card (there are 32 in all) includes a carefully-selected color photo of one of the 16 desires on the front, with the twisted desire on the rear in black and white (to make them easy to sort). Using photos instead of words speaks the language of the emotional brain, making it easier to tune into feelings and desires. And it's a great way to stimulate authentic conversation and self-discovery in groups. A free, downloadable instruction booklet provides eleven learning games and coaching exercises that employ the cards.

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engaging the heart flip book by tony stoltzfus
Engaging the Heart Flipbook
by Tony Stoltzfus
Spiral bound, 18 color pages, clear plastic cover
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This resource puts eight key MetaFormation coaching tools at your fingertips. It's a great aid for in-person coaching! For instance, if you want to identify the desire behind a behavior, simply find the right page, stand your flipbook up on the table up like a tent, and you'll have an easy step-by-step guide facing you while the person across the table views a color graphic of the desire wheel.

Stop scribbling on napkins, and use these professional, full-color diagrams to explain the heart diagram, coaching the heart, identifying emotions, emotional memories, drilling down to beliefs or desires, and praying your desire. It's a great way to introduce heart engaging to your coachees and build your skills at the same time.

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Living from the Heart Flipbook
by Tony Stoltzfus
Spiral bound, 18 color pages, clear plastic cover
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This new resource puts eight key MetaFormation coaching tools at your fingertips. Its a great aid for in-person coaching! For instance, if you want to identify the desire behind a behavior, simply find the right page and stand your flipbook up on the table up like a tent, and you'll have an easy step-by-step guide facing you while the person across the table views a color graphic of the desire wheel.

Includes information specific to the Living from the Heart workshops such as the Seven Frames, Levels of Engaging, Leaning In, The Three Beliefs and The Calling Journey Timeline.

Stop scribbling on napkins, and use these professional, full-color diagrams to explain the heart diagram, coaching the heart, engaging circumstances, leaning in, the three beliefs and more. Its a great way to introduce heart engaging to your coachees and build your skills at the same time.

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