Coaching and NLP are perfect partners. Coaching assists clients to take action towards their goals and to develop their potential. NLP gives depth to coaching that enables clients to step aside from the patterns that have kept them struggling to realise their goals as effectively as they might. It can then help them to choose and to develop new patterns and strategies that are right and beneficial for them and which enable them to be more effective.
Even the most goal-orientated individuals can find themselves struggling at times. Coaching gives them the space, time and support when they find themselves trapped and assists them to re-engage, re-adjust and to move onwards towards their goals. NLP offers a huge range of ‘tools’ to enable clients to become aware of the patterns that have trapped and limited them and to then develop new strategies. NLP is an essential component for effective coaching. Its focus is not so much on the ‘why’ but the ‘how’ we do what we do.
Source: iCN Issue 4 (NLP in Coaching); pages 10-11
About Clara Gibson
Clara Gibson an ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited coach, and master practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) of New Oceans NLP training (INLPTA). She have very strong lifeskills and a health background – working with professionals and families across the spectrum of life issues including addiction, bereavement, disability, parenting, domestic violence, abuse, weight loss, professional support and mentoring.
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