National Coach Academy Review of Growing Forward

National Coach Academy

The professional coach behind the Growing Forward coaching service is a former youth pastor. This fact alone should give anyone looking for solid and effective coaching services reasons to be hopeful. Youth pastors help teenagers and young adults resolve personal issues and develop effective new attitudes as well as address attitudes and mindsets that may be holding them back. Best of all, youth pastors are trained to reach people on an emotional level in a ‘real’ and personal way without the often off-putting ‘clinical’ ambiance of professional psychotherapy or other more formal types of counseling.

Besides the training of the person behind Growing Forward, Scott Asai, what makes this particular coaching service interesting is that it focuses on a holistic ‘meaning-based’ approach to personal coaching. We all need a sense of meaning. We all need a sense of purpose. In fact, if we’re all honest, we can all trace our issues to how this deep and fundamental need is, or is not, being met in our lives.

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Winsight Episode 15: Your Achilles Heel




Back in January of 2011 I suffered the worst injury of my athletic career: a torn Achilles. It didn’t actually hurt, but I had heard enough stories about what a torn Achilles felt like to know it wasn’t good. I sat down immediately on a bench and figured if I didn’t do something quick I might be stuck here for a while. So I got up, grabbed my stuff and headed to my car. With the help of a friend I drove home, rested and called my wife to tell her what happened. From there the story is about the process of healing and recovery where I learned so much. In this episode I’ll share details about this personal challenge illustrated through the following points:

  • What I did to aid the process, both physically and mentally
  • My response to the doctor’s prognosis and how that helped me
  • What I learned about myself through this ordeal
  • How to deal with your own Achilles heel injury (because it will happen)

What is your personal Achilles heel moment that you have faced? How did you deal with it? What did you learn from the process? I’d love to hear your stories and who knows? You story may be the words someone else reading this might need.