Coaching is a powerful system for enabling clients to discover and realise their own potential, maximising their performance and achievement. Coaching accelerates the clients motivation to achieve a goal by providing focus and increased awareness of choice. The process allows the client to establish clear and effective plans to enable their goals to be achieved.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is tailor-made for coaching. NLP stands for:
- Neuro - relates to neurology and specifically to the ways in which our brain processes information from our senses.
- Linguistic - relates to the use of language systems (not just words but all symbols systems including gestures and postures) to code, organise and attribute meanings to our internal representations of the world and to communicate internally and externally.
- Programming - relates to the premise that the way in which experience is stored, coded and transformed is similar to the way a computer does. By deleting, upgrading or installing our mental software, we can change how we think and (as a result) how we act.
NLP is a tool to understand how the language of our mind creates and runs the patterns we have in life. Once we have this understanding, we can apply a variety of NLP processes to enhance, change or alter our patterns of thought, behaviour and emotion.