'Coach' is an old French word meaning ' a vehicle to transport people from one place to another' The role of a coach is to work with a client to support them in establishing and achieving their goals. A coach provides a supportive, listening and empathic guide to the client seeking to clarify their desires and establish what is important to them and how they will move forward.
With the help of a coach, a client can progress towards establishing and reaching their goal. They can learn to challenge the way they think, dislodging any old and unhelpful thinking patterns which have help them back.
Working with a coach can promote growth and encouragement to see beyond where an individual may be today and what they can become tomorrow.
The coaching process can stretch a client beyond their comfort zone.
Everyone dreams. Our minds use that sleep time in the most productive way it can. It shuffles through all the experiences of the day and searches for clues and hints about our lives. About where we are now and where we want to get to. Our dreams help us make sense of our lives. They are a dramatic space where we are not restriced, where we can live out our wishes and desires. Our dreams take us beyond our day to day lives and into a world of our imagination.
You may be wondering why I am focusing on dreams when I am here to write about coaching. I believe that one of the main jobs of a coach is to work with you to bring your dreams into reality. I want to work with you to harness your wonderful imagination and to support you in moving from 'here' to 'there'
Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) enables the client to work on
NLP brings many benefits to the coaching process. It supports the client in examining any limiting beliefs which may be holding them back. It allows the individual to consider what their lives would be and what they could achieve if they knew they could do anything they wanted to do.
Benefits of NLP in the coaching process include: