By Robin Hills (United Kingdom)

NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is the study of human excellence and communication.  It provides us with the tools to better understand the workings of our brain and to manage our states, emotions and behaviours.Today NLP is used extensively by coaches, sales professionals, business leaders and educators as a way of assisting their clients to achieve maximum results easily and quickly.NLP can help you achieve, maintain and enhance excellence whether you are just starting out as a coach, you are already succeeding as a coach or if you are looking for further ways to improve.

Developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, amongst others, in the 1970’s, it provides a series of tools and techniques and a way of thinking that are phenomenally powerful when used in coaching to assist us and our clients to create lasting transformation.

NLP was created originally through generating and working with conceptual models – by studying an expert in their field and then breaking down what they do so successfully into thoughts, beliefs, values and actions.  Replicating the same results became possible because the core elements of the results were discovered and then ‘modelled’.

In this article, we will take you through one such model – meta-programmes – and how it can be applied in coaching.

Source: iCN Issue 4 (NLP in Coaching); pages 36-37

About Robin Hills

Robin Hills specialises in training, personal development and coaching focused around emotional intelligence across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Robin co-leads the Manchester Business NLP and EI Group, which meets monthly At the Manchester Conference Centre to share ideas and best practice in the business application of NLP and emotional intelligence.