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PREPARING FOR IMPORTANT EVENTS

“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”

Edmund Burke, philosopher

Coaches are often confronted with clients who are worried about a forthcoming event, for example giving a speech at a major conference or having to break up with a partner. Traditional coaching will use a conversational approach to help clients prepare for such events, walking them through the event and discussing ways in which they could deal with issues and emotions that arise. This can be very helpful, but sometimes people need a bit more – which is what this chapter is all about.

The Circle of Excellence is an NLP process that combines various positive memories (and their associated ...

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