In the summer of 1989, I was serving in Ecuador as part of my university's internship program- a young man dreaming of working in the jungle. At the time, I had no clue that 7 years later would find me in Central Asia with my wife and baby daughter. We would end up staying 16 years while adding a ton of transition to the mix.
That was the start of both a career and many more transitions to come. Things were moving along pretty well until a different kind of transition caught me by surprise. It was prolonged. There seemed to be no end in sight. The journey I was on required more introspection on my part as well as input from others. It ultimately led to some major decisions which would impact my life's direction.
As I partnered with my coach, processing and implementing both inside and outside of the coaching session, I began to grow and develop personally and professionally. God's growth agenda became more clear. My transition began to be characterized by transformation. My own more...
I'm passionate about helping you discover insights and ideas and turn them into strategies for personal growth and career success. We will start our sessions reflecting on progress made toward your personal goal(s) and any action steps or follow-up needed. We will always work together to set a goal for each session. Finally, together we process the next steps, as I use focused listening and powerful questions to facilitate the discovery process. You will go away from the coaching session with a greater sense of clarity, inspired to action, and encouraged!
Coaching sessions with me will be 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. I use Skype and other online services to facilitate the coaching conversation. I believe my clients either have the answers to their challenges already, or at least have the potential to discover those answers. So my job is to journey with them, utilizing powerful questions and focused listening to uncover obstacles, spark imagination and creativity, and lead to discovery.
Please feel free to visit my shop to see the details of my offerings.
Currently my private sessions are over the phone or via skype.
Online coaching using Skype and other services, such as GoToMeeting or Zoom.
Team Transition and Resilience Coaching as a certified CernySmith Assessments coach.
I provide mentor coaching for coaches-in-training.
I have spent the past 20 years living and working cross-culturally. My experiences overseas have certainly impacted the growth and formation of this small-town boy from Northern California.
I have worked in just about every department of the NGO (Humantarian) world, including the role of country director for a U.S. based humanitarian agency in Central Asia for 6 years.
I have served on the leadership team of churches in 3 countries.
My greatest achievement, however, is my family. I've been married to an incredibly beautiful and gifted woman for 24 years and have 3 amazing children.
I currently provide coaching services to individuals and teams working in cross-cultural and organizationally diverse contexts.
Fees: from $150 to $1200
The following fees apply to the following coaching packages. All prices are in USD:
1. 30 minute discovery session- email for details
2. One hour coaching session: $125
3. Individual Life Coaching (Transitions, Life Purpose Discovery, Leadership, Other) 6-8 one-hour sessions: $900-$1200
4. Individual Transitions Coaching, 6 one-hour sessions: $900
5. Team Resilience Coaching using CernySmith Assessment Tool- email for details
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In a relatively short amount of time I have been able to capture insights from the entirety of my life and translate them into a more clear strategy. Not only have i gained a better understanding to navigate through life but I have also slowly learned how to aid others in similar situations. All of this could not have been done without the guidance a coaching of Tim. He has the unique and powerful gift of being able to see the patterns and connections that underlie our motivations, fears, desires etc and then translate those into action. I am very thankful to have Tim as a resource in my life.
Tim has been a great listener and effective in helping me identify focus areas for personal growth and change. I have been surprised at the profound insights that emerged for me as Tim's skills guided the coaching process. I recommend Tim highly as a Life Coach and Transitions Coach.
I completed sessions with Tim while I was serving and teaching overseas. I was finishing my first year of teaching and seeking direction if teaching was the right career for me to continue in and wanted to discover what my strengths and passions were. The exercises Tim had me complete were very helpful and provided me with insight into my personality that I had not identified before. At a time when I was very discouraged Tim saw strengths in me and helped to call those out and really encouraged me in the ways God had made me. He provided exercises, activities and asked thought provoking questions that made me consider my values and helped me identify things I am passionate about. I really appreciated how easy Tim was to talk to, his openess and friendliness, how he made me feel important and valued, and how the sessions were centered around God and that prayer was included. I think Tim has a gift of valuing people, seeing them how God does, and being able recognize and call out strengths in them. I still think about things I discovered in these sessions and use them when making life decisions. I am very thankful for the time Tim spent meeting with me and would recommend him to anyone!
I worked with Tim Austin in 2013 for 9 months. I was definitely in a transition phase, having returned to the USA from 27 years of living abroad full time all the time. Before working with Tim, I had attended a few in-person coaching sessions - 'meet-up' style. While these sessions were interesting and useful for the secular world of business and racing to the top, something was missing. I needed a spiritual dimension to my process. Tim brought this necessary dimension to my journey. We worked through a series of exercises that helped me identify scriptural foundations which grounded me and provided me with purpose.
Tim's interpersonal manner is authentic and engaging. There is none of the dreaded "rah rah, go for it" style that can be off-putting. Tim's own witness on challenges in his life and work helped to build an empathic atmosphere for our sessions.
To this day, I often return to the work I did with Tim to keep me focused when I begin to drift again. The concepts I developed for myself with his guidance are rich and timeless.
Well done, Tim Austin.
My wife and I met with Tim regularly during a huge life transition. We had just moved to a new country, pursuing a new career, and preparing for our first child. Based on his own experience from navigating many life transitions, Tim has great understanding and clear thinking to help you process the numerous emotions, thoughts, and changes you are experiencing during big transitions. Tim is so encouraging, insightful, and a great listener who truly cares about the challenges you are facing. Tim's coaching and friendship have been invaluable to me as we have navigated the mountains and valleys of transition.
My family and I were in one of the biggest transitions of our lives. Moving to a new country with a new born baby and a relatively new marriage brought many new stresses and learning curves to my life. Going through transition coaching with Tim helped my wife and me to face and adapt to the new expectations and schedules with greater wisdom and confidence. Tim was great at listening and giving valuable feedback when I needed it most. Tim's coaching was vital to making my transition a success. He provided me with the tools I needed to not just survive a hard transition but to grow and thrive through it.
After going through life coaching, I began to reflect on several things in my personal life - what motivates me, my values, etc. I am encouraged to hear that life coaching has also made a big difference in friends of mine who has gone through life coaching as well.
At a time in my life, when things were feeling out of control, life coaching helped me to refocus on what was most important in my life. I established goals for the areas where I was feeling as if I had failed or was drowning in responsibilities and expectations that I couldn't seem to meet. In only a few months time, I was feeling successful and that I was finally swimming above water and no longer drowning! From fitness to finances to job responsibilities and my spiritual life, life coaching helped me to get back on track and feel motivated to move forward and passionate in moving forward in each area.
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