Introduction: coaching and NLP – a perfect match?

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

Nelson Mandela

In this section, I shall discuss the two disciplines of coaching and NLP and how they complement each other. Then I shall present a specific NLP coaching model that I shall be referring to throughout the book.

Coaching and NLP share a fundamental purpose: to help people live happier and more fulfilling lives. However, they are rarely taught together, which I find strange.

I believe that NLP is the secret that makes coaching so powerful. It takes the mystique of the great coach and breaks it down so it can be learnt by anyone, taking the implicit approach of coaching and making it explicit and understandable. In ...

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