I met Thomas Leonard, referred to as the grandfather of coaching a year before he died. A blessing to the world and the most profound man I had ever met. I was on my journey to becoming a coach then.
Fast forward 20 years and here I am certifying people to be coaches, powerful beyond recognition, to help others heal at the deepest levels. How does one flip so fast from corporate lady to a behaviour change coach?
There is only one answer – by working via the unconscious mind through the 5 senses. Easy enough to do as we all make pictures, sounds and feelings. This may sound simplistic and it is but there is a system to it.
Underpinned by more than 100 processes that clear out cobwebs from the past and reinstall positives that create better outcomes. To be a powerful coach, one must first work through these processes for your outcomes.
Feeling the buzz of success and seeing the leap to high performance, that is true testimony that NLP processes work. That is the signal that you are ready to coach others, be it on a personal level or in application to the workplace.
How is it results are achieved fast? Weeding out content of an experience, NLP coaches work with the context, process and structure only. Hence the myth that you have to share your personal stories is gobbledegook!
As soon as the problem statement is diagnosed, NLP coaches set on their way to take clients through a myriad of processes. One after another for an hour or so. Clients report this wonderful experience is like taking your brain to the gym.
Magical results ensue as momentum re-aligns the internal self. More clients want a piece of it and the rest is history. What are the traits that coaches need? Fundamentally, intuition to know where the problem is for this fast tracks the coaching session for the client.
Less talk more process-driven change and that to me is how corporates need to build their infrastructure of coaches. Eliminate the need for managers as team members gather self-change tools.
Re-defining culture of the organisation with a workforce that is open to change, resilient and equipped with tools to conquer the landscape ahead. Isn’t that the vision that every organisation aspires to?
This is indeed available at your doorstep. It is a mere decision away…..
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.