In This Chapter
Some people know what they want in life from an early age; they feel compelled to climb summits, step on to the stage or fly high to achieve an ambition. So tools and methods to envision the future, create strategies and follow through on plans may come naturally for them. Other people prefer to allow life to unfold in an organic way, and they never want to let goal-setting get in the way of their spontaneity.
NLP suggests that dreaming is a good thing. Coaching encourages people to shift towards their dreams by taking actions in appropriate ways. Goal-setting in some form is at the heart of coaching, even if the goal is to change the client's approach to each day rather than the fast achievement of specific plans. In fact, a reasonable goal for a client can be to allow himself more spontaneity and letting go of always having to be in control of life.
This chapter introduces three specific NLP tools that support goal-setting. You see how to take your clients competently through the classic NLP well-formed outcome process, the Disney strategy and the New Behaviour Generator. All three tools engage the creative processes by working with the senses rather than concentrating on logical problem-solving.