Coaching and NLP
As a Coach I hold the belief that you already have the answers you need within yourself. My role is to help you find these answers. This is done through a number of conversational techniques including questioning, listening, challenging, observation and reflecting back.
When these techniques are used, you gain greater self-awareness and often an insight you hadn’t seen previously. Having a non-biased, non-judgmental person available to provide focused attention gives you space to understand how to move forward.
Within my coaching I incorporate NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)
NLP is a model of communication, how we communicate to self and others and how that communication creates and affects our behaviour.
As a study, it is a synthesis of cognitive and behavioural philosophies which focus on the information coming in through the neurology (cognitive) and the programs we run inside our heads to produce the behaviours (behavioral) we do.
Using the many tools available through NLP we can unpack both conscious and unconscious patterns, habits and strategies that we have developed over time. This allows us to then make choices about how we are in the present and going forwards. Such that we can achieve the life we really want to be living.
I have a fluid and intuitive approach working with what is showing up at each session and what is being processed between sessions.
Most coaching involves goal setting and taking steps towards that goal. In my experience it can be hard to set inspiring goals when you lack confidence or self-belief. This can lead to people either finding it hard to set any goals at all or to setting small goals (That they KNOW they can achieve easily) to avoid "failing" These can therefore be uninspiring and once achieved can be dismissed with the person left feeling demotivated and "not enough"
Therefore I work to reprogram the old belief systems first, build that self confidence and trust and then set the goals with you. Meaning the goals are inspiring AND achievable.
If you’re feeling lost or unsure about something, coaching can provide clarity, direction and focus. If you’re struggling to make a change, coaching can help raise your self-awareness and both understand and change certain behaviours.
If you’re finding it difficult to motivate yourself and make things happen in your life or work, coaching can offer accountability and help you define your purpose.
Coaching relies on your commitment to the process and an open, honest relationship with the coach. With a focus of forward progression, unlocking potential and achieving goals, it’s no surprise that many people call coaching ‘life changing’.