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NLP

Can anyone study NLP?

Yes, Today, NLP is widely used in business to improve management, sales and achievement/performance, inter-personal skills; in education to better understand learning styles, develop rapport with students and parents and to aid in motivation; and of course, NLP is a profound set of tools for personal development.

Some of our students include Salespeople, Business Executives, Managers, Business Owners, Lawyers, Teachers, Trainers, Counselors, Educators, Doctors, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Consultants, Hypnotherapists, Psychologists, Athletes, Entertainers and Performers. Regardless of profession, the majority of NLP participants are searching, and finding, better and more effective ways to increase their performance and improve their effectiveness.

What is NLP?

Neuro: The nervous system (the mind), through which our

experience is processed via five senses:

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinesthetic
  • Olfactory
  • Gustatory

Linguistic: Language and other nonverbal communication systems
through which our neural representations are coded,
ordered and given meaning. Includes:

  • Pictures
  • Sounds
  • Feelings
  • Tastes
  • Smells
  • Words (Self Talk)

Programming: The ability to discover and utilize the programs that we
run (our communication to ourselves and others) in our
neurological systems to achieve our specific and desired
outcomes.

In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently
achieve our specific and desired outcomes.

Why is NLP so useful in brining about self-empowerment?

All behavior has a content (what a person does specifically), a pattern (when and where the behavior manifests itself), and an internal process that generates this pattern. Of the three, neuro-linguistic programming is least concerned with content. This sets it apart from self-help approaches that focus onwhat a person does and why he or she does it.

NLP is far more interested in how a person effects a given behavior. In answering this “how” question, looking at behavior patterns is far more useful than studying the content of the behavior itself. To examine patterns, we ask questions such as these:

  • What kinds of stimuli lead to what kinds of behavior?
  • What kinds of problems evoke what kinds of response?
  • What context is most likely to induce a certain behavior?

Once patterns of behavior are understood, we can identify the starting point and the ending point for the process(es) behind them. At this point we can zero in on the process and modify it. Working at the process level allows us to disrupt counter-productive patterns and enhance patterns that are helpful. This, in turn, gives Neuro-Linguistic Programming great leverage in bringing about self-improvement.

How can NLP be used in business & leadership?

NLP has a myriad of benefits for those who lead businesses and organizations, most notably in such functions as

  • generating high-impact communication
  • setting goals and casting vision
  • creating rapport
  • building consensus
  • disarming conflict
  • monitoring feedback in interpersonal relationships

These benefits result from the focus on mind-body relationships in NLP. According to a key axiom of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, behavior is the most informative indicator of the mind’s internal processing. NLP thus equips us to be far more astute in observing what people do and assessing the feedback their behavior gives us.

The value of this skill is immediately apparent. As communicators we can calibrate how others are processing our message. As leaders we can choose language that connects more fully with those we seek to motivate. As managers we can “read” what’s going on around us with far greater precision.

In addition, we can be far more purposeful in our own actions and behaviors. We can generate the most appropriate and resourceful internal state for every situation. We can anticipate how our non-verbal language will be received by others. Indeed, one of the greatest benefits of NLP training is the ability to align non-verbal and verbal messages to give our communication maximum clout.

NLP Coaching

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a professional partnership between the coach and a client that supports the achievement of results based on goals set by the client. Through the process of coaching, clients develop the skills and carry out the actions needed to successfully achieve their goals.

Coaching is about you moving from where you are now to where you want to be. For that to happen you have to be honest about where you are now, be prepared to think carefully about what you really want and be open to trying out new things. Your personal coach helps you find your own answers. Coaching is a structure that provides support and a framework for change. You can expect that coaching will lead you to insights and new ways of thinking and being, as well as introducing you to new and different behaviors and skills.

“People get focused and produce faster and easier because they have a coach.”

Why NLP Coaching?

NLP is about improving personal effectiveness. It is rooted in the study of excellence and includes many strategies for personal change and increased achievement. NLP has many powerful techniques for removing blocks and creating success in the future. The basis of NLP is identifying what we want and working out how to get it.

All Matrix coaches are qualified Master Practitioners of NLP which further enables them to identify language patterns that maybe holding the client back in how they communicate with themselves internally. Specific question techniques can uncover more information very quickly and shake up the client’s model of the world simply through conversational change.

We believe that NLP coaching is a uniquely powerful process for creating significant and lasting change.

Why does Coaching work so well for the client?

Overall effectiveness increases because the client is maximizing their feedback channels. They stay focused, stay in action and are held accountable.

What are the benefits of Coaching?

Clients who engage in a coaching relationship experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in their life and work. They see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of goals.

What is the role of a Coach?

The role of the coach is to engage in a relationship with you in order to draw out your potential and help you overcome the roadblocks to change. The coach is there to encourage, motivate, support, challenge and guide, using a combination of analytical questions, constructive feedback and specially designed exercises and techniques.

Matrix coaches will:

  • Draw out your wisdom and intuition
  • Ask thought provoking questions
  • Reveal your unfulfilled potential
  • Make suggestions and requests
  • Take you through specific exercises and techniques
  • Move you towards your goals
  • Support you by acknowledging your unique qualities
  • Challenge you to stretch yourself
  • Keep you on track
  • Give constructive feedback

Encourage you

What are some typical reasons someone might work with an NLP Coach?

There are many reasons that a client might choose to work with an NLP Coach, including the following:

  • The client wants to identify his or her core strengths and how best to use them.
  • There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources.
  • There is a desire to accelerate results.
  • There is a need for a course correction in work or life due to a setback.
  • A client needs to develop their interpersonal skills.
  • The client wants to find more meaning and purpose in their work or life.
  • Work and life are out of balance, and this is creating unwanted consequences.
  • There is a need to become better organized and more self-managing.
  • There is a specific situation that is causing them problems.
  • The Client has an unwanted state or behavior in a specific situation.

What will I need to do?

You will get the most out of coaching if you are prepared to re-assess what is useful in your life and experiment with different ways of being. We ask you to commit to:

  • be honest and open to new ideas
  • hold yourself to your best
  • ask for what you want from your coach
  • attend every session and complete all assigned tasking
  • pay monthly in advance
  • give at least 48 hours notice for a re-scheduled or cancelled session (except in cases of emergency)

To get started, email us at coach@matrixdubai.com

What happens when you hire a Coach?

  • You take yourself more seriously and gain forward momentum in your activities.
  • You take more effective and focused actions – immediately.
  • You stop putting up with energy drains and get results with less effort.
  • You set goals that are truly impacting on where you most want to grow.

How does NLP Coaching work?

Either face to face or over the telephone.

You work together with your personal NLP Coach to identify the changes you want to make and to design a plan for moving towards the future you want to create. Your personal NLP Coach supports and guides you to make that plan a reality. In all cases, we time and structure sessions to suit you.

The client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions as well as concepts and principles which can assist in generating possibilities and identifying actions. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to more effective choices. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they need to do to get where they want to be in the future. Coaches recognize that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach.

An experienced, professional NLP Master Practitioner or Trainer who is also a Certified Coach is a greater resource to anyone seeking help with a goal or a problem because such practitioners are not out of their depth when the water gets deep. They can professionally guide you to the resolution of deep emotional, self concept, behavioral and relationship issues and move forward in ways which ordinary coaches cannot.

How long does it take?

It depends on what the client wants to work on. A specific outcome could be a one off session. Life Coaching and Executive Coaching is a longer process and usually 10 sessions over a period of time (minimum of 1 week between sessions and maximum of 1 month).

The number of sessions will vary depending on what is needed. This offers flexibility to fit in with your lifestyle and to meet your needs, so there is no standard schedule.

How does Breakthrough Coaching work?

Breakthrough Coaching is working at a deeper level to uncover the root cause that is holding the client back from having the life they truly want, desire and deserve.

There is a pre-breakthrough session to fully explain the process and techniques involved (NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnosis).

The Breakthrough session is a 1-day process and includes 2 additional follow up coaching sessions plus specific tasking to guarantee the client get’s the result(s) they want.

How do I know if I need Life Coaching or a Breakthrough session?

If there are 1 or 2 areas of your life that you would like to improve and make changes, then life coaching is a great way to move forward.

If you are stuck in your stuff, your life just isn’t great, work could be better, your relationship isn’t good, your health of fitness needs working on… and there is something that is holding you back, then we recommend breakthrough coaching.

How is Coaching different from other professions?

  • Consultants say: Here’s the solution. Coaches assure you follow through.
  • Motivators say: Here’s the carrot & stick. Coaches assure incentives change with you.
  • Trainers say: Here’s how to do it. Coaches assure you master that knowledge.
  • Therapist say: Here’s why you’re doing it. Coaches focus on what’s right about you.
  • Mentors say: Let me show you the ropes. Coaches assist beyond corporate ladders.
  • Sport Coaches say: Here’s how to beat others. Coaches assure you’re in a win/win mode.

Who hires Coaches and why?

People wanting more, wanting growth & wanting it easier. Coached clients get all three.

Does Coaching work on personal goals or business/professional goals?

Matrix NLP Coaches believe that personal and business matters definitely influence each other. Hence, our NLP Coaches are trained to work professionally with all client aspects.

Is there some context in which Coaching can be placed for me?

Your NLP Coach focuses on your whole person. They challenge you & take the time to find out what winning in life means to you. Your coach is your personal partner in living the life you want, personally & professionally. Your coach is someone you place your trust in to help you hold yourself accountable for your life and to make sure you really do live up to your full potential.

What about people who are already doing great in their lives. Why would they want a Coach?

There are people who don’t use a coach as a resource. They are already doing what they most enjoy. They are not tolerating anything. Their life is effortless. They are already on their way to being financially independent within the next 15 years. They already have what they most want.

Coaches have discovered that even these people want to expect more out of their lives. They usually want to have a resource available to help them venture into areas not looked at yet. This is where a coach can assist them.

Can I hire a Coach just for a short-term, special project?

Absolutely. Some clients hire a coach to help them accomplish specific goals or projects. Continuing to work with a coach is not unusual for these clients because new goals and projects come up because of their successes.

What does it cost to hire a Coach?

As in many industries, there is a whole range of pricing structures. You can find a coach to suit your budget.

Matrix Coaches are highly trained and experienced and therefore our pricing is higher than some. This is because we believe that we add value as we give 100% support to helping our clients achieve what they want.

Most clients discover that the coaching they receive pays for itself and that having a coach actually makes the client more money while opening up time and energy for other pursuits.

For more information about the investment email us at coach@matrix-training.com

How would I be held accountable to complete tasks and reach my goals?

That depends on you. Your NLP Coach must first get to know you to find out what your reasons are for not completing certain tasks. Or for completing them in a way or speed that is below your potential. Everybody needs a different approach, depending on the story behind our behaviour.

Some of us like to disobey, others have an issue with authority, want to be in control and hate being told what to do, and others have inner saboteurs disguised as low self esteem or fear of their own brilliance, etc. And there are also people who benefit from learning NOT to complete tasks, because they are too much of a perfectionist or find it hard to express their own opinion. Each human being is unique and needs a different approach. Most important is that we build a foundation of trust and respect so your NLP Coach can challenge you where appropriate.

Would you be able to provide a sample discovery coaching session?

Yes. Matrix recommends that anyone looking for a personal coach to make use of our free discovery telephone session. This gives you a good idea about our coach’s style and you can feel if they are the right person to support you.

Many people like to book a one hour face to face session, before committing to a coaching package. This enables you to get a good sense of who your personal coach is and how coaching will benefit you.

What is the frequency of Coaching required?

This depends on the goals of each unique client, their current situation and the size of the gap between those two. It’s common that clients have one coaching session a week initially to kick-start their development and then fewer and fewer as they reach their goals. A once a month coaching session to keep on the right track and stay highly motivated is often used to achieve sustainable change.

How long will it take to get results?

Our coaching is tailor made, not pre-packaged, so the time required will depend on your individual circumstances. In general we recommend a minimum period of three months. We can advise you on what is likely to be most suitable for your particular circumstances.

How about our Coaching process when I am on holidays / traveling?

When away on business trips or holidays it is possible to coach via telephone or Skype.

During your holidays it might be useful to skip the coaching sessions, as completely free time is very healthy. And if you want, we can arrange exercises for you to do while away. It is very insightful to contemplate on certain aspects of your life, while being at a physical distance of your normal life. This allows us to observe things in a different matter which can have profound consequences.

What is your session cancellation policy and notice required?

Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice – the full fee for that session is due.

Cancellations with more than 24 hours notice, Matrix Coaching will offer an alternative appointment that week whenever possible.

Our partnership continues until you say that you have achieved all you want to achieve.

How will I know if Coaching is right for me?

To know if you would benefit from coaching, think about what you expect to accomplish from a coaching program. If you have a fairly clear idea of the desired outcome, coaching will be useful for developing a strategy for achieving that outcome with greater ease.

Since coaching is a partnership, ask yourself if you find it valuable to collaborate, to have another viewpoint and to be asked to consider new perspectives. Ask yourself if you are ready to devote the time and the energy to making real changes in your life and work. If yes, then coaching will probably be a beneficial way for you to grow and develop.

How can I ensure an effective Coaching partnership?

Be prepared to design the coaching partnership with the coach; here are some tips:

  • Discuss your goals for coaching
  • Talk with the coach about what to do if you ever feel things are not going well
  • Be assertive about talking with the coach about anything that is of concern at any time.

Within the partnership, what is the role of the Coach and the client?

The coach’s role is to provide objective assessment and observations that foster the client’s awareness of self and others, to listen closely in order to understand the client’s circumstances, and be a sounding board in support of future thinking, planning and decision making. The coach champions the client’s potential and encourages, challenges and fosters new thinking. The coach maintains professional boundaries in the coaching relationship, including confidentiality, and adheres to the coaching profession’s code of ethics.

The role of the client is to create the coaching agenda by bringing their goals, using the observations of the coach to enhance their self-awareness and, and taking responsibility for their decisions and actions. They need to use the coaching process to promote fresh perspectives, take action to achieve their goals, and use the skills of the coach to bring about change.

How can the success of the Coaching process be measured?

Measurement may be thought of in two distinct ways. First, there are the external indicators of performance which can be seen in the client’s environment. Second, there are internal indicators of success which can be measured by the client with the support of the coach.

Examples of external measures include achievement of coaching goals established at the outset, personal and/or business performance data.

Examples of internal measures include changes in the client’s awareness of self and others, and shifts in thinking which inform more effective actions.

An International Coach Federation survey (2009) of over 2,000 coaching clients from 64 countries reported that individuals who have worked with a coach experience positive change in the following areas: self esteem/self confidence; relationships; communication skills; interpersonal skills; work performance; work/life balance; wellness; career opportunities; personal organization; business management; time management; team effectiveness; corporate culture; financial organization; and investment planning. Almost all (96%) clients indicated that they would repeat the coaching experience given the same circumstances that lead them there in the first place.

Although not all types of coaching lead to measurable financial gain, the survey suggested that a client who achieves a financial benefit from coaching can typically expect an ROI in the range of 344% or 3.44 times the amount spent. The median company return is 700% indicating that typically a company can expect a return of 7 times the initial investment.

Is Coaching a sound investment?

Working with a coach requires a personal commitment of time and energy as well as a financial commitment. Clients should consider both the desired benefits as well as the anticipated length of time to be spent in coaching. Since the coaching relationship is predicated on clear communication, any financial concerns or questions should be voiced in initial conversations before the agreement is made.

There have been a number of independent studies showing the effectiveness and return on investment of coaching.

Are the Coaching sessions confidential?

Yes.  All client information is kept with the coach.  On completion of the coaching relationship the coach returns all of their notes to the client to shred.  This is also symbolic as the client is no longer the same person who started the coaching process.

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