There's practically no competitor that is at the top of their sport that doesn't use the skill of at least one coach. Look it up, some use a whole set, from technique, diet, winning attitude to team work and more.
You've probably heard of this type and even seen them in action.
There's a specific type of coach that you might also have come across - a personal or life coach. This is quite a specific type of coach that focuses on helping people achieve personal goals or overcome challenges.
There's a great definition of this type of coach from the International Coaching Federation (ICF):
"ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership."
It's this type of coach that I mean when I'm referring to Jesus as the 'Good Shepherd Coach'.
Does Jesus partner with us in this way? That's for another post!