Justin Hiebert

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Growth Mindset for Holistic Mental Health

Posted on 13 Oct 2016 in Coaching, Leadership, Life, Teaching | Comments Off on Growth Mindset for Holistic Mental Health

What does it take to develop a Growth Mindset? Well, let’s start with a quiz. A one question test. Ready? Are you artistic? The average person, sampled at large, will respond ‘no’ to that question. They will know someone who is (their brother, best friend in college, or the local pottery maker) but they themselves […]

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Establishing Holistic Mental Health

Posted on 06 Oct 2016 in Coaching, Leadership, Life, Ministry | Comments Off on Establishing Holistic Mental Health

Mental Health is a wide varying term. Truth be told, it impacts all of us in a variety of ways. I’ve spent time in both marital counseling and personal counseling. For a couple of years, I had a professional coach. Professionally, I’ve worked with individuals suffering from depression and a host of other clinical and […]

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Four Steps for Growing in Emotional Intelligence

Posted on 29 Sep 2016 in Coaching, Discipleship, Leadership, Life | 1 comment

Sometimes, an individual’s lack of emotional intelligence is obvious. At the start of our weekly coaching session, I could hear the irritability in his voice. “I was fired from my job…again.”

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Discovering and Growing in Emotional Health

Posted on 22 Sep 2016 in Christianity, Coaching, Leadership, Life, Life Purpose | Comments Off on Discovering and Growing in Emotional Health

Discovering our need for emotional health and emotional intelligence is cornerstone to a sustained leadership role. I remember the day I discovered this well. It was an early spring morning. The air was crisp, the birds were singing, and I was in tears. At an outdoor table, I sat with a trusted professor. He had […]

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Understanding Spiritual Disciplines

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 in Christianity, Church, Leadership, Life, Life Purpose | Comments Off on Understanding Spiritual Disciplines

One semester in seminary, I had to take a class on the spiritual disciplines. Over the course of the semester, I had to regularly engage in historical and traditional aspects of the Christian faith. There were retreats of silence and contemplation. There were periods of devout study, and it was when I first regularly began […]

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The One Question Test to Gauge Spiritual Health

Posted on 01 Sep 2016 in Christianity, Church, Coaching, Discipleship, Leadership, Life | Comments Off on The One Question Test to Gauge Spiritual Health

We need to remove the mystery of tracking our spiritual health and growth. For most elements in the Health and Integrity Pyramid there are readily available ways of discerning health. For example, our physical health can be measured and tracked in many ways. Did our caloric consumption today consist of broccoli or Twinkies? Was our […]

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Finding God in the Mundane

Posted on 25 Aug 2016 in Coaching, Discipleship, Leadership, Life Purpose | Comments Off on Finding God in the Mundane

We often look for God in the spectacular. If only we’d see him while on a nine month hiatus from life as we lived off the berries of the land in the back country! If we could do that, than certainly we’d know his will for us!

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Heeding the Call

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 in Christianity, Church, Coaching, Discipleship, Leadership, Life, Life Purpose, Ministry | Comments Off on Heeding the Call

Heeding the call of God in our lives means that we must learn to listen for his divine intent and purpose. We have, as image bearers of God, been given a mission and vision for who we are, who God wants us to be, and the impact we are to leave on the world. Frederick […]

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Pursuing Life with the End in Mind

Posted on 11 Aug 2016 in Christianity, Church, Coaching, Culture, Discipleship, Leadership, Life, Life Purpose, Marriage Coaching | Comments Off on Pursuing Life with the End in Mind

Stephen Covey widely popularized the idea of “beginning with the end in mind” in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Find a project. Imagine how you want it to look when you’re done. Design a plan. Buy the materials. Begin creating your future image. It’s a habit that many of us do […]

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Mapping Your Future

Posted on 14 Jul 2016 in Coaching, Leadership | Comments Off on Mapping Your Future

One of the most frequent reasons I hear from clients about their need for coaching revolves around issues of lostness. They feel lost in their job. It’s lost its appeal. It’s unfulfilling. It demands more time than they wish it would. Their temporary or transitional job has lasted ten years (or more). They feel lost […]

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