What is Coaching

What is Coaching?


Coaching is the mobilizing of a client's resources to an agreed outcome that unleashes the talents, passions, and potentials of that client so that he or she can experience more, be more, know and feel more, do more, contribute more, and have more.   Coaching is a very focused conversation that primarily uses questions and meta-questions tot get to the heart of things and facilitate change and transformation.  Coaching is about the transformation of performance, beliefs and values, meanings and directions and so is about performance change, evolutionary change, and revolutionary change. Click here to learn more about Coaching. (take browser to page on Coaching).


What is Meta-Coaching?

Coaching is by its very nature a field or discipline that works at a higher or meta position to the client and the client's experience.  As a sports coach does not have to be an expert in the sport himself, he or she does have to know how to get the best out of the player.  A meta-coach is an expert is structure and process rather than incontent.  The client is his or her own best expert in content.

The Meta-Coach knows how people function and operate and is guided by the six models of communication, change, reflexivity, implementation, systems, and self-actualization.  With that meta-knowledge and meta-skill, the meta-coach is skilled in getting the best out of the client.


What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

NLP is a communication model that describes how language (linguistics) affects our body and physiology (neurology).  Words and symbols work indirectly, not directly.  Words and symbols work in our mind like a map about a territory ("The map is not the territory") just as our inner mental movies of sights, sounds, sensations, smells, etc. is not the external experience.  But, and this is the magic of symbols, the movies we play in the theater of our mind do send messages (and even commands) to our nervous systems about what to feel and how to respond and so create our internal reality.

As a model of human functioning, NLP describes the processes and patterns (programming) that is currently governing our mind-body system and the processes and patterns that could enable us to "run our own brain" in new and much more resourceful ways.  NLP is about how to change the communication (mapping, movie-making) so that we can experience more resourceful states of mind-and-body.



Source: www.metacoachfoundation.org


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