What does it take to be a coach?

What does it take to be a coach?

As a trainer of NLP I meet a lot of people who want to be Coaches or Therapists – and the tools of NLP are phenominal for helping a person to navigate their unconscious mind and make choices, changes and enhancements along the way. I get asked a lot of questions about being a Coach/Therpaist and today I am sharing a video to answer a question we get asked a lot: “what does it take to be a coach?”

I’ll continue to be honest with a lot of people – be your OWN coach first and then apply NLP to others. Not everyone is cut out to be a Coach – I’ll share a few tips and thoughts about what makes a good coach. (more…)

The Downs and Ups of your Day

The Downs and Ups of your Day

Over the past few months I have been modelling something that I would like to share with you – rituals of going to bed and waking up.

I have been scouring books, blog posts, interviews, articles, podcasts and more to see if there is a common theme or strategy that ‘successful’ people use for their ending and beginning rituals.

And I purposefully put it that way around. At first, when I started my research I figured how a person started their day is what set them up for success. But no! It’s actually how they end their previous day! So lets start there!

I have actually been using some of these strategies for the past 3 weeks and I am going to share some of my findings with you. I’m not doing them all – just what fits for me. But, for you – I have distilled my findings down for you to 5 evening and morning rituals that will set you up for success all day long. (more…)

I Don’t Wanna!

Oh to be a kid again! Clean your room – I don’t wanna. Eat your veggies – I don’t wanna. Do your homework – I don’t wanna! The list goes on.

But we can’t get away with that as adults. Well. I know plenty of adults who try!

Quite a few of my clients in fact still have the ‘I don’t wanna’ syndrome and seem to think that the choices that come with being an adult include not doing what you don’t want to do. And, this is true to some degree. If I don’t want to clean my home, I can hire someone. If I don’t want to eat my veggies – the extra layers of warmth on my tummy catch up to me.

So yes, I still have choice. (more…)

3 Tips for Making Decisions Easily

One thing in life that seems to be constant is change. And with change comes choices. And choices lead to decisions.

How do you make decisions? Would you say you are a good decision maker? That it depends on the situation? Or do you suck at making decisions? (technical term, obviously!)

One more question…. How did you learn how to make decisions?

The answer to this one – first, from modelling others and second, by doing it yourself and amending (or not) from there. (more…)

The third of A’s to Self-Coaching

In my last post I looked at The Second of A’s to Self-Coaching – Acceptance.

Once you have become aware of what is happening in your world of emotions, behaviours and thoughts and you have accepted what is happening; from this place, you can then notice alternatives and choices that may not have been in your awareness a few seconds before. Now, you can take action the third A. This might be moving in a different direction, changing your self talk or simply making a choice from Cause about the next move to make. (more…)