What is Coaching?
Coaching is a partnership between a coach and an individual or group. The coach guides the “coachee” towards finding his/her/their own solutions and taking action to obtain the desired results. While the coach facilitates change, the active engagement and commitment of the coachee is a key factor of success.
The role of the coach is to create a safe space for transformation, provide guidance, facilitate the process, support, encourage and motivate.
Why get a coach?
You want to reach a goal, make a change, resolve an issue, step into your power?
An external, neutral, professional helping hand can help you get there more simply, more smoothly, and more quickly – or just get there period.
How will you feel if a year from now, you’re still talking about the same goal, the same dream or the same problem and nothing has changed?
A coach can help you:
What makes a coach effective?
Possessing a powerful set of tools
Creating a relationship based on trust
Communicating clearly and directly
Asking questions designed to bring awareness and change
Helping you identify blockages and factors of interference
Highlighting your strengths and building upon them
Making sure the focus remains on your goals
Seeing through your excuses and refusing to “play”
Providing feedback as to what is possible
What are essential qualities?
Strong personal and professionel ethics
A positive presence and good listening skills
The capacity to motivate and manage change
Awareness and openness
A good sense of humour
What is NLP?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a comprehensive, practical approach aimed at achieving a major transformation – i.e., improving behaviour, expanding capabilities, altering an internal and external state, facilitating communication, changing inappropriate beliefs, etc. A large array of models, techniques and tools can come into play.
Here is an explanation of the terms:
Neuro : related to the nervous system; has to do with the way we use our mind, our body and our five senses to perceive and experience reality.
Linguistic : related to language and personal expression; has to do with the way we use language and the influence it has on us and the world around us.
Programming : a process whereby change is effected to make states, beliefs, behaviour patterns more efficient, useful and positive.
NLP focuses more on the « HOW » than the « WHY ». It explores the « how to » and the « how to be » to bring about the most desirable transformation.
« Mind and body are indivisible parts of the same system » and
« Changing our experience of reality, changes our reality » are two basic NLP postulates.
What is the history of NLP?
NLP came into being in the 70′s at Santa Cruz University in California. Behaviour modeling, communication and the strategies of great masters of modern psychology were the focus of research conducted by Richard Bandler (psychology) and John Grinder (linguistics). Cybernetics, philosophy, anthropology and psychotherapy also influenced the development of NLP.
NLP has since expanded into a variety of applications. They include business applications such as leadership, management and sales and applications in the fields of education and psychotherapy. The most widespread application today is in coaching and personal growth where lasting transformations are achieved in all spheres of life.
What are the particular assets of a NLP coach?
Apart from having received expert training in coaching, a NLP coach has access toa powerful set of models, techniques and tools, of proven value, that can be used to help you solve your problems and reach your goals.
Here are some of the results you can expect from NLP: