What is an NLP Coaching? How does NLP add Significant Value to Coaching?

  • What is NLP Coaching, and how is it different to traditional coaching?
  • In what way does NLP add significant value to coaching?
  • What is our coaching model?
  • Why do some coaching clients give up?
  • How can we reduce this?

Why choose NLP Coaching?

Our clients choose NLP coaching because it helps them achieve:

  1. Financial freedom,
  2. Career success
  3. Improved and maintained health
  4. Clarification of purpose
  5. Improved relationships and connections
  6. Options to overcome blocks and challenges.

Other Coaching models

All coaching models are some version of:

  1. Where do you want to get to?
  2. Where are you now?
  3. What are you going to do to get there?

The GROW model is one of the most popular models. It stands for:

  1. Goal: What we want to achieve
  2. Current Reality: Where we are now
  3. Options: Choices we have in order to move towards our goal
  4. (Obstacles): What might stop us achieving our goal
  5. Way Forward: The actions we need to take to help us achieve our goals.

NLP Coaching Model

Our NLP model, which follows, builds upon GROW. It is a more complete model in that it includes tools to help our clients answer the questions that need to be answered to use the GROW model in the first place

Each of these elements on their own can improve the likelihood of success. Together they provide a powerful success system.

  1. Beginning Frame. How we set the scene for any interaction.
  2. State. Our mental/physical condition in that moment.
  3. Outcome. What our client wants to achieve.
  4. The quality of communication between us and our client.
  5. Current Situation. What our client is already doing to achieve their outcome and/or to stop them achieving it.
  6. Technique or task. Actions to achieve an outcome.
  7. Future pace. Mentally rehearsing actions to achieve an outcome.
  8. End Frame. What we say at the end of an interaction to support our client in achieving their outcome.
  9. Follow up, Following up whatever happens and using the information from this to determine what we do next.

Why do some coaching clients give up? How can we reduce this?

Marshall Goldsmith, one of the very top businesses coaches in the world, has identified a number of reasons that clients sometimes give up.

  1. Ownership. The client doesn’t take ownership of the problem/challenge and the search for an effective solution.
  2. Time. While some interventions are very fast, others take time and follow up. The client need the persistence to stick with it.
  3. Difficulty. Ambitious goals, such as setting up a successful business or winning a gold medal, aren’t always easy.
  4. Distractions. We live in a distracted world. Ambitions often require focus.
  5. Rewards. We’re in a world of instant results. Our client may have incorrect expectations of the practice required.
  6. Maintenance. Clients may not accept that high performance requires maintenance.

We can reduce the odds of a client giving up by ensuring they realize the true value to them of what they want to achieve, and giving them a realistic expectation of what is required from them right from the start.

Clients need a certain amount of ambition, courage, openness and discipline to succeed. We can’t do this for them them, however NLP has a number of approaches to help them develop these characteristics.

It’s an active relationship. The client needs to choose the coach, and the coach needs to choose the client.

When is NLP Coaching more effective than NLP Training?

NLP Coaching is the best option where follow up makes a significant difference. This includes goals such as financial freedom, starting and growing a business, improved health, or winning at a sport.