My approach to coaching is holistic. I look at all aspects of your life, as necessary, to deal with each problem.
I use a combination of coaching methods in conjunction with psychological and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques. I’m also particularly interested in motivators and habit formation. By using a blend of approaches I can coach you to a better future.
The basis of coaching will be to look at your presenting problem; set a goal of what you want to achieve; review where you are starting from; look at all the options available to you, then define what you need to do to achieve that goal.
Each session will involve lots of questioning, reviewing and refining possibilities, looking at what you’ve done previously that hasn’t worked and what you could try instead. Then it’s about creating a plan of action and committing to it so that by generating and repeating habits those actions will become naturally ingrained. Habits enable us to do things more efficiently and effectively and, eventually, subconsciously.
Accountability is also key. We will check in with each other at agreed time intervals to ensure those actions are being undertaken and, if not, examine why not.
NLP can be particularly powerful in enabling us to see an issue differently. It looks at cognition and behaviour and how by changing one you can influence the other. By simply altering the language we use about something we can start to act, and therefore behave, in a different way.
We now understand that our brain remains neuro plastic throughout out lives. So we can change those stubborn thoughts and patterns of behaviour through repetition. Our neural pathways will actually alter so that we think and behave in different ways which, overtime, will become instinctive and subconscious and allow our lives to flow more easily.
Achieving such long term goals may feel overwhelming but we will break the journey down into manageable steps that we can take one at a time.