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SETTING CLEAR GOALS

“People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”

Helen Keller

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”

John F. Kennedy

The first NLP process I shall look at is called the Well-Formed Outcome. It introduces the client to NLP in a gentle way, and focuses attention on goals and the future, which is the main aim of coaching. I use it in the first session wherever possible.

The process takes the client through set stages. As such, it is not a piece of ‘pure’ coaching, where the client is totally in charge, and so it is best to contract with the client to do this ...

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