How to Coach with NLP

September 30, 2011 at 12:40 PM

This a must read for every ‘coach’

As an experienced Executive Performance Coach whose toolkit already includes NLP I was expecting a light holiday read. I was wrong. I now have a reference book that I pick every week to remind me of the coaching framework and the integral part that NLP plays in it

Robbie takes you on a journey through the coaching process adopting a highly professional yet energised approach that enables the coach to instil both confidence and passion in their coachee. At each stage of the coaching process: preparation, contracting, setting goals, deeper conversations and realisation of goals he introduces you to, or reminds you, of the powerful tools of NLP that can be used.

It is important for the coach to remember the NLP terminology such as: anchoring, rapport, pacing, reframing, limiting beliefs, calibration and metaprogrammes. This will help the coach to see the context and purpose of the technique. However, Robbie is mindful of the coachee often intimidated by even a reference to NLP. He enables the coach to integrate NLP without using ‘jargon’ the coachee will be within the NLP arena and practising the technique without giving it a label 

Finally what I particularly liked was that Robbie has the ‘learner’ in mind. He introduces, explains, gives examples and summarises every section. He gives options and choices thereby allowing the flexibility and facilitative style so important to the coach


Tags: Executive Coaching NLP Neuro-linguistic programming

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Posted by lizbuckle on
Thank you for reminding me of the the 'power' of NLP and how some of the core techniques are used in coaching. This took me to my book shelves and a few hours of revisiting NLP. I realise that many of the techniques for eliciting and working with beliefs are now embedded in my approach and adapted for exploring perspectives and worldviews. I wonder what others are doing? What are the NLP tools and techniques that are integral to your coaching?
Posted by Idalee on
You saved me a lot of hsasle just now.
Posted by Robert on
I agree that this is a very valuable book for coaches. However, I'd always be suspicious of a coach who relied only on NLP. It works better with some people than others - and some coaches use it better than others.
Posted by Charla on
This has made my day. I wish all ponsitgs were this good.
Posted by Charla on
This has made my day. I wish all ponsitgs were this good.
Posted by Charla on
This has made my day. I wish all ponsitgs were this good.
Posted by Nash on
Just what the doctor oreerdd, thankity you!
Posted by Nash on
Just what the doctor oreerdd, thankity you!
Posted by Nash on
Just what the doctor oreerdd, thankity you!
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