Testimonials

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Praise for Tim’s Spiritual Life and Leadership Coaching

“Hiring Tim as my spiritual and life coach was one of the best things I ever did. Tim helped me break unproductive thought patterns and dream new dreams for my life.” —Barb Olson, VP, Customer Loyalty at Best Buy, Minneapolis, MN

“The experience added greatly to my understanding of the strategies needed to deal with some significant challenges to my work environment. Tim was instrumental in helping me discern the appropriate path, and, more importantly, he helped me discern how my reactions were influencing my strategies. On a more personal note, Tim helped me to deal with some very important issues with my spouse.

“I especially appreciate Tim’s compassion, candor, and intelligent insight. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone who was thinking about this kind of coaching experience.”Rev. Edward P. Sladek, Senior Pastor, Ashland Church, Holland, OH

“The coaching experience was extremely effective in penetrating and exposing blocks and resistance. By moving through them, I was able to see choices and freedoms that were otherwise unavailable to me…. Tim was exceptionally patient and focused with me. He helped me probe deeper into things without offering advice or answers. He was always respectful and followed my lead.” —Vera Snow, Artist, Minneapolis, MN

Tim Shake Hands2“I am learning to ask for what I need. I’m learning more accurately what my needs are so I can ask intelligently. I’m learning to trust the dream, the vision God gave me… Best of all, I’m believing more and more that God really is crazy about me…. I’m sensing the sincerity of that unconditional stuff. This growing realization is giving me the freedom and the power to do all of the above.”

“I liked Tim’s style…very free flowing, and yet always pushing to stay on task, on target. Encouraging, empowering. The questioning that helped bring clarity. The ‘give myself assignments’ approach. The freedom to dream without constraints. The deathblow to dreaming only what is feasible and ‘realistic.’” —Terry Esau, Founder of Nudge the World/Surprise Me, Long Lake, MN

“Spiritual Life Coaching has had a very direct, tangible impact on various aspects of my life as a leader. Of all the experiences I have had in this area, I have never seen the kinds of positive results as I have seen working with Tim, in such a short time.

“Tim’s approach balances the practical aspects of sound, matter-of-fact coaching with a deep reservoir from which he draws spiritual resources and lessons that have been a breath of fresh air for me.” —Rev. Paul B. Tshihamba, Pastor of Missions Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN

“Insight, knowledgeable, affirming, challenging…guides but does not lead. Tim was always punctual and picked up exactly where we left off…no down time. Tim was always well prepared and helpful.” —Gregg Steinhafel, Orono, MN

“My experience of coaching with Tim was remarkable. [In just one session,] Tim asked insightful questions, listened intently, took notes which he gave to me after the session, talked with me, but did not steer me in any direction. In the process I was somehow able to strongly clarify what I wanted from an upcoming opportunity, and get through and beyond some concerns about it. I went into the opportunity clear minded, hopeful, excited, grounded. The coaching session with Tim was just what I needed.” —Rev. Valerie Strand Patterson, Associate Pastor, St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN

178“Tim facilitated our meeting with grace and accountability. He carved away the part of the stone that wasn’t needed and that hid the wonderful piece of art that God had created.” —Bob Fisher, Wayzata, MN

“I don’t even know where to start except for a huge thanks. Thanks for journeying with me these past six months. It’s been challenging, growing, life-giving, and joyful. I’m overwhelmed at the growth and opportunities God gave me to learn more about Him and ground myself [in myself]. I couldn’t have gone through this process without you—encouraging me, speaking truth, providing insight, and creating space for me to get in touch with our God. Thanks for providing a safe place for me to process, ask questions, and seek wisdom… This relationship has been one of my greatest blessings–thanks for being a part and playing such a huge role in my development.”  —KS, Minneapolis, MN

“I have appreciated Tim’s perspective in offering a framework to talk through strengths and weaknesses. In addition, he is quick to identify opportunities for growth in all aspects of life.” —Tom Erickson, Venture Capitalist, Edina, MN

“My time working with Tim and a spiritual life coach has been an enriching and eye-opening experience.   I have been a Christian for many years, but while working with Tim came to realize that I have not been accessing the full power that comes from living in close communion with the Holy Spirit.  Tim has helped me gain new insight into what it means to walk with the helper that Christ left for us.  Thanks to Tim and his patient, thoughtful approach, I have grown more deeply in my faith, have gained deeper insight into my spiritual life, have grown in my quiet time and have an improved perspective on life. I highly recommend spiritual life coaching with Tim Geoffrion to anyone seeking a deeper faith and a deeper humanity.” Eric Strobel, Attorney and Writer

“What I most appreciate about Tim Geoffrion as a spiritual life coach and how he has most helped me:

  • Confidence in calling and life vision
  • Thinking through difficult situation
  • Gives courage to have those challenging conversations
  • Tim asks great questions to peel back the layers to see what is really going on
  • Leads prayer time in such a way that one is directed into the presence of God
  • Always gives hope, truth, and grace”

James Madsen, Pastor of Adult Ministries

“Tim is a great listener and wise in his suggestions. I felt like Tim clearly understood what I was trying to accomplish through this coaching. He helped me to understand the key items that would help me reach my own conclusions. He also suggested many tools to help me create habits.” Juan Ortiz, Executive Leader in Sales

“What I appreciate most about Tim’s approach to coaching is that it is deeply soulful and personal. Tim provides insights and guidance into how God is already at work in your life. Rather than using a deficits based approach that only looks at what you are doing wrong in your life and leadership, Tim helps you focus on what you are doing right and to pursue activities and actions in a positive way.” Mike Hotz, Associate Pastor

“Tim has met me where I am and been willing to journey with me to grow spiritually, to gain confidence in my gifts and call, and to accomplish difficult tasks within the realm of my job description, call and life goals.” Robin Stoops, Judicatory leader

“Tim is a great listener, question-asker, and synthesizer.  He has been an invaluable resource for processing spiritual, vocational, and personal issues.  Tim has a unique and diverse skill set which helps him coach well through all sorts of life circumstances.” Cory Gregory, Youth Pastor

“Tim has helped me to develop tools to deal with stress in a very difficult business climate.  In addition, through some of his spiritual practices I have been able to overcome fears and anxieties during times of “spiritual attacks.” He has also helped me to focus on things which are truly important to me: God, my wife, my boys and my friends.” Bob Tinsley, Business Owner/Restaurateur

“Tim is a gifted coach. His keen intellect and disciplined approach provide the skill and preparation that made each coaching session beneficial. Regularly, I was struck by his insight into my situation. He was able to ask questions that brought clarity to my concerns and helped me to avoid the pitfalls of poor or hastily made decisions. 

Perhaps what I most appreciate about Tim as a coach was his pedagogical style. He wasn’t a life expert who simply solved my problems; he was a coach who instructively walked me through each situation with the expertise of a sage guide. He helped me to see things more clearly so that I could make the right decisions for myself. Tim equipped me with skills that I can continue to use even after our coaching session came to a conclusion. I highly recommend Tim’s coaching services to anyone in the midst of difficult decisions or turbulent transitions.” John, Pastor

“I began meeting with Tim at the end of a long and difficult season of ministry; I was exhausted, listless, and my spiritual life was withering. Very gently and yet very intentionally, Tim walked with me as I reawakened my prayer life and experienced the redemption of the Living God in real time. Tim has this amazing and rare gift of teaching people how to create space for the Spirit to speak in their lives. My time with Tim Geoffrion has been a crucial ingredient in my development as a more complete and fully integrated person.” David Steward, Post-Graduate Student