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Finding And Using An NLP Coach

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Top performers in every area from sports through arts to business have
coaches to help them reach and maintain the highest levels of
performance.

The benefits of coaching

Just imagine a combination of your best friend, your most cherished
teacher, your most hard-nosed manager, and your most positive guru
available and committed to your personal development.

How much more will you achieve when these resources are available to y ou?

A coach will provide you all of th...


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coaching, nlp coaching, executive coaching, business coaching, NLP, NLP
Training, NLP Course


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Top performers in every area from sports through arts to business have
coaches to help them reach and maintain the highest levels of
performance.

The benefits of coaching

Just imagine a combination of your best friend, your most cherished
teacher, your most hard-nosed manager, and your most positive guru
available and committed to your personal development.

How much more will you achieve when these resources are available to you?

A coach will provide you all of this and more.

Seems a bit like counseling or therapy?

There are superficial similarities between coaching and therapy but there
are fundamental differences. Coaching essentially is about commitment and
development in the present moment to achieve future goals and outcomes.

Many forms of therapy are about fixing problems from the past. In
coaching you might discuss past issues but this is only in the context of
future goals.

Are there different forms of coaching?
There are many different names for different forms of coaching. Lots of
coaches and coach schools have marketing names for different types of
coaching. In broad terms you can fit most forms of coaching into five
categories.

Peak Performance Coaching

This is very common with sports where a coach is generally a specialist
in a particular sport. Peak performance coaches also appear in business,
a sales coach for example.

Often peak performance coaches will have specialist skills such as NLP or
Hypnosis. Many coaches have benefited from a good NLP Training Course.

You will find coaches working in markets that they have credibility in.
For example I get a lot of clients from the coaching, training and NLP
community simply because they are circles I move in and I am known in
them. As a result I have more experience and reference clients in these
Coaching is usually about personal discovery, so coaches do not need
skills and experience from the context they are coaching in. markets. But
since coaching is more about the client’s personal exploration and goals
it is not necessary for coaches to have experience of the context.

Life Coaching

Life coaches cover a broader area and might be looking at different areas
of a client’s life and their relationship to each other.

Executive Coaching

Executives coaching is usually about the challenges and issues of
leadership and can cover anything from personal style, stress reduction
to finding your passion for the role. Lots of executive coaches will use
a personality profiling tool as a vehicle for their client’s to explore
and develop their outcomes.

Special events Coaching

Some coaches will specialize in a niche area like presentations or
writing and publishing books. Often they have specific experience, skills
or qualifications in the area and they may not conform to traditional
coaching models because of their ‘insider’ knowledge.

Accelerated Success BreakThrough Coaching Sessions

This is a highly specialized area of coaching involving leading edge
psychological, NLP and Hypnosis tools to facilitate great changes very
quickly. There are only a small number of coaches skilled in this a rea
and also not all clients are suitable for this approach. Hence there is a
lot of pre-qualification before using this form of coaching. For those it
suits it has great impact very quickly.

What happens on coaching programmes?
Coaches are very individual in their approach. Also coaching is more
about the relationship between client and coach so there is no set format
or approach. Some coaches work just by telephone and / or email, whilst
others stick exclusively to face to face interventions. A lot is
Dependant on how you set up the coaching programme from the initial
consultation.

Any coaching programme should start with an initial consultation where
the programme can be set up. This would include duration of the
programme, the sessions and overall outcomes and a whole raft of other
areas that your coach will take you through.

After this typically sessions will be about updating from the previous
session, clarifying outcomes for the current sessions and then targeted
discussions of the current issues. The session will finish with action
plans for the client to take away and complete. That said each session
can be as individual as the client and the coach want.

Finding a coach

Since coaching is such an individual context it is difficult to fix
criteria for finding a coach. Although some general rules of thumb do
apply.

Coaching is all about a relationship between the client and the coach.
Therefore in the initial consultation if the client does not feel they
have great rapport that will allow them to be open and comfortable then
it probably is not worth continuing.

It is also worth talking to your prospective coach about previous
clients, experience and approach. Often when picking a coach it would be
worth talking to previous clients.

The right coach will give you great value for money and could take you
further than you had ever achieved without their support. It makes sense
to spend a little time to ensure you get the right coach for you. You can
find more in depth articles on finding a great coach on my website.

				
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