What are the benefits & long-term value of life coaching with NLP?
Life coaching is like the metro map. When you know your destination but don’t know how to get there, the map shows you options for planning your journey.
The most valuable benefits of life coaching are:
- Life coaching is easy-going, natural, unobtrusive.
- Life coaching flexibly fits with a client’s location, schedule, circumstances.
- Life coaching can take place absolutely anywhere.
- The client creates the agenda, the coach holds it.
- The client learns to understand his/her behaviors and why s/he does them.
- Life coaching strengthens memory.
- Life coaching teaches clear and direct communication with oneself and others.
- Life coaching encourages self-discipline.
- Life coaching inspires people to vote wisely with their time, money, energy.
- The resources acquired in life coaching = long-term saving of time, money, energy.
- Issues can be dealt with content-free.
- Life coaching content is confidential [unless otherwise agreed with client's permission].
- Life coaching opens up more perspectives for solving problems and making decisions.
- Life coaching helps people look at situations from more than one point of view.
- Life coaching helps develop useful beliefs.
- Life coaching benefits people of any age, culture, social status, occupation.
- Life coaching restores/affirms personal integrity.
- Life coaching explores and helps people learn about their identity.
- Life coaching inspires connection with the spiritual sphere.
- Life coaching offers an insight into what’s beyond a person’s self and how it fits into the wholeness of the universe.
- Life coaching enhances creativity, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Life Coaching is aimed at mentally healthy and resourceful people who are determined to explore, grow, improve, and use more of their full potentials. It is a process that creates powerful and lasting changes in a natural and unobtrusive manner. It takes place in a series of sessions conducted over the phone, in person, or online, tailored to the client’s choice during which the coach and client continuously design the flow of the process and follow the client’s agenda. The client determines the agenda for each session. The sessions can be used to address a variety of issues in the areas of health, relationships, work, money, and success, as well as for evaluation of situations, installing or dismantling habits, making decisions, reinforcing and celebrating positive happenings, generating useful behaviours and ways of thinking, or making commitments.
The roots of life coaching can be traced back to the Inner Game books of the mid 1970s. In these books W. Timothy Gallwey suggested a paradigm shift in sports coaching. He had noticed that players self-corrected when he coached with open questions instead of catching errors and offering suggestions. In fact, when a player relaxed and held a picture and feeling of the desired result, the player improved. The player had corrected without even knowing s/he had ever been in error, unselfconsciously. As the Inner Game books topped best sellers lists and Gallwey’s reputation grew, he found himself speaking more often to business leaders in the US and Europe than to sports audiences. As the principles of the Inner Game were applied to professional development, the value of individual coaching became apparent.
NLP enhances the process of life coaching with the tools of Neuro-Linguistic Programming which in practice means that the NLP Coach will be more easily than a Coach not trained in NLP be able to see the client’s viewpoint by observing their physiology, talk their language – and help them decipher hindering language patterns, and get the feel for their successes and learning feedback through working with their environments, behaviors, capabilities, beliefs and values, identity, and all that is beyond the identity of the client.