The elegant blending of NLP and Coaching has quickly become the ‘go to’speciality in the global personal development market. Artistically weavingvibrant and colourful threads of ethical and transformational NLP thinking intothe rich tapestry of coaching has been proven to produce outcomes that are socompelling and resonant that client success is guaranteed.
To dip your toe in the waters of NLP coaching is to experience a stepchange in your own personal development and to swiftly create a landscape ofnew possibilities for your coaching clients. It rings true that an expansion ofthinking and an opening up of the boundaries between the conscious andunconscious minds, will blow a gentle and refreshing breeze through coachingpractice and create something truly extraordinary.
Adding the distinctiveness of NLP to coaching has already been proven tolaunch coachees forward towards their goals in a very unique and globallyrecognised, firmly established coaching approach.
The language of NLP is precise and eloquent and instantly shakes theboundaries of a coachees problems when skilfully combined with your coachingquestions, seeking out the subtle nuances of language to hear what’s not beingsaid, the deeper structure of your coachees thinking. Your already wonderful coaching intelligencewill be deepened and you will understand new things.
Imagine that your coachee is bumping up against a barrier constructed oflimiting beliefs, internal conflict and negative emotions, as they traveltowards their goals. The art and science of NLP will guide you to a point whereyou can assist your client to not only break through the roadblock, they willremove it completely, leaving the path clear to continue their journey towardstheir goals.
NLP has a long history, having been conceived of back inthe 1970’s. A heady melting pot of enquiring and curious minds came together tostudy and model the most prestigious therapists of the day, all of whom weregenerating incredible transformations in their clients using language alone.From these rather academic roots has emerged a vast and ever increasing globalnetwork of NLP practitioners who continue to innovate and accelerate theprofession in a range of very practical environments. One such practitioner andone of the most prestigious in modern day NLP is Dr. Tad James. Dr. James isfamously quoted as saying, ‘The future of NLP is coaching and the future ofcoaching is NLP.’ His foresight predicted a happy partnership between the twoschools of personal development and he couldn’t have been more correct in hisvision.
The accepted definition of NLP Coaching is a collaborativerelationship between two people, based on trust and openness. The focus of the coach’s attention is solelyon the coachee, their present situation and their desired outcomes. The coach will travel the journey alongsidethe coachee, assisting them to remove barriers and develop new thinking whilstthey navigate towards their goals. NLP incorporates the ultimate in coachingtechnology.
NLP is a practical, visionary and results orientedtechnology of understanding and getting in control of our thinking process. Itis important to understand that NLP thinking alongside its techniques andskills set enables the NLP coach toassist the coachee in taking responsibility for their results, to increasetheir optimistic attitude by focusing on positive internal emotional states,self-confidence, inner power, decisiveness and self-reliability, using apowerful toolkit which creates a clear and precise picture of coaching.
At least one of the international regulating bodieswhich accredit NLP has thoroughly researched the field of Coaching as it existstoday. The results illustrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that NLP already hasthe most advanced coaching skills and standards embedded within it. Theresearch focused on excellence within the coaching profession by putting thehighly professional standards of the ICF (International Coach Federation) underthe microscope, applying acute attention to detail, ensuring that each andevery one of the 11 coaching competencies is met and in most cases exceededwithin the NLP Coaching framework. This is important and clearly illustratesthat the two professions sit neatly, hand in glove.