What is Coaching?
From time to time, we get impulses for change. It might be because we get inspired… We might see someone else having what we want… A new possibility might occur to you… You get a flash of insight… A friend or colleague challenges you… Most often it’s because something has gotten worse than we’re willing to tolerate and we say, “I’ve had enough!”
Whatever the reason, this impulse for change comes along at certain intervals in our life. However, we all know the impulse rarely lasts. Last week I had an impulse to exercise… (again). However, it’s not particularly consistent, and doesn’t always come at times when it’s convenient for me to exercise.
You may have thought: “You know – my relationship really could be better. Surely this isn’t as good as it gets.” And the next day the impulse is gone. Or “What would it take to double my profits? I’m really going to make some changes in this business when I get less busy.” A few days later your focus is on something else.
Or… are you the kind of person who takes on new projects with gusto, to find out that a few weeks or months later it feels old hat, and you follow a familiar pattern of switching to something else?
Impulses for Change Do Not Usually Last
This is why we human beings do not make many of the changes that are possible in our lives. Without Coaching – without a STRUCTURE – our natural tendency is to keep our patterns. Go to work. Make money. Keep the same relationships. Keep the same barriers. Want the same things to change. – but don’t change them. Feel an impulse for change – lose the impulse for change. Staying the same is the natural outcome.
Do We Need to Change?
No. But wouldn’t it be wise? These impulses for change are the signals telling you what is next for you in life. They are your intuition letting you know that you are missing opportunities. They are messages (sometimes subtle) about what you would “really” like to do in your life, what your business needs, the perfect job, who you should be with right now.
If I may get a little deep for just a moment – they are not only the signals that will help us achieve the goals we are striving for, but the signals that are telling us how to evolve as people. If we ignore these impulses, we’ll feel restless at a very deep level – knowing something is wrong, but not sure what. Not understanding this restlessness, we must seek ways of quieting it – TV, movies, alcohol, smoking, over-reading etc.
OK – I’m getting a little off track but I think you get my point. It’s important that these impulses do not get left by the way side. You want the secret to achieving your goals and having an amazing life?
Find a Way to Harness These Impulses!
Types of NLP Coaching Services
Experience what it feels like to have someone who is fully on your side, to energize, encourage and empower you to be the best you can be and to live life more fully. That is what Personal Coaching is designed to do for you.
Professional coaches are trained to listen and notice patterns of success and limitations, to customize their approach to your needs, and to elicit solutions and strategies from you.
Increasingly, business people, good leaders and managers are recognizing the benefits of using coaching in the workplace.
Common Indicators that You’ll Benefit from Personal, Professional, or Business NLP Coaching
- Have you reached a plateau where you are in your comfort zone just coasting along but not really doing what it takes to keep advancing to new and better personal, career, job and business opportunities?
- Feel you don’t have enough free time and sometimes seem to be overwhelmed or too busy to really enjoy life to its fullest?
- You need to be better organized, there is turbulence and sometimes even chaos in some areas of your life—just look at your desk and your in-box, your computer desktop, and your to-do lists and your garage to see if you are in harmony and balance and well organized.
- Are you needing a change, wanting a change, or about to make a change in your: career, business, job, home, relationship, personal health and fitness (exercise, diet, etc)… or in any area of your life?
- Do you want more motivation, proactive behaviors or to drop off unwanted or limiting beliefs, attitudes, behaviors?
The Coaching Structure
At it’s simplest, coaching may be described as a structure. Coaching harnesses the energy for change; those impulses that last from a moment to a few weeks. If you feel an impulse to exercise more, you may exercise somewhat – until the next impulse. But if you join a gym for a year and hire a personal trainer, you will be fit! In fact it would be very hard to avoid it, having set up this structure.
Coaching is a similar structure, for any goal that’s important to you. You make a commitment to your goals, and to working for a certain time frame with a coach. This is often 3 months or 6 months, usually with one or more review points to assess progress. Normally, once a week by phone, you have a conversation with your coach and you commit to specific actions to move you forward.
Within a coaching structure your natural tendency is to pursue your goals and achieve them. It’s hard, in fact very hard, to keep your limiting patterns and your life the same when you focus so much consistent attention on what you really want and make commitments to a third party.
With a coach, the person who feels an impulse to change careers isn’t still thinking about it in three months time. He’s hired a coach, found a new career possibility which inspires him, he’s got a new resume and ten interviews lined up.
With a coach, the woman who wants to organize her business so that she has time for herself isn’t still complaining about it in six months time. She’s hired a coach, created an empowering time allocation, set her boundaries, hired an assistant, looks obviously happier and is therefore attracting more clients.
The key to Success:>
Without a coach the path of least resistance is to keep your life the same. Impulses for change often do not last long enough to act upon. With a coach the path of least resistance is to achieve your goals! Impulses for change are converted to momentum.
How does it fit into my schedule?
Our Coaching Program is formatted for busy, on-the-go people. Most coaching sessions are conducted by phone, at a private time convenient for you. You will contact your coach by phone at a predetermined time each week for your personal weekly session.
Clients remark on how valuable and powerful this brief time investment is and how it pays off in tremendous benefits! —based on article by David Wood, solutionsbox©2004