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Merry Christmas 2016

I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

I know things have been a little quiet this year on the communication front, with no newsletters and very few blog posts, etc, so I want to reassure you that I am still here!  Although I have been a bit quiet on that front my trainings are, of course, still running and you can see my current 2017 training schedule here, including the updated and totally revamped, much more comprehensive NLP Coach course.

The office is now closed until 3rd January, I will deal with all queries and bookings when I return. You can continue to book on any of my upcoming courses in that time, and if you have any issues I will be checking my emails and be able to help you out.

Merry Christmas and Warmest Wishes,
Matt

Premier NLP Coaching Package

I have been coaching since 2001, in that time I have worked with Olympic athletes, world record holders, blue chip companies, CEO’s, entrepreneurs and celebrities, and I was one of the first trainers in the UK to offer the Licensed NLP Coach certification with the Society of NLP. So, I am proud to announce that this autumn I will be launch my thoroughly updated and revised NLP Coaching Training Package. With over 150 hours of classroom learning, this brand new course now conforms to the most rigorous international standards.

This is a complete NLP Coaching programme that teaches you from scratch to be a powerful coach. It combines two of the most powerful tools for change currently available to deliver the skill set you need to really help people make positive changes in their lives.

You will learn:

  • The relationship between and the differences of coaching, therapy, consulting and counselling.
  • How coaching benefits the organisation and how coaching skills are essential to managers.
  • The main coaching models and how they fit with NLP.
  • How to set goals so you can actually achieve them.
  • How to give feedback that quickly modifies behaviour.
  • How to coach a client to achieve their outcomes.
  • How to structure your own coaching programmes.

Packed full of practical exercises you will be creating change from the moment you start. Don’t be fooled by a name, the Society of NLP Licensed Coach of NLP is more rigorous and robust than other so called “NLP Master Coach” trainings.

This robust and complete course is 21 days long (in excess of 150 hours of teaching time) split into 6 modules:

You will receive following certification with the Society of NLP:

  • Licensed Practitioner of NLP.
  • Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP.
  • Licensed NLP Coach.

I truly believe this is now one the premier Coaching trainings in the UK, hence the title!

If you would like more details or to book, please click here.

Do you want to become an NLP Coach and have already completed your Practitioner or Master Practitioner training? Then you can fast track your way to coaching success, this modular course means you can just drop in at the level you need to complete the training. Please contact me for details.

For more information and to book, please go here.

I have been coaching since 2001 and was one of the first NLP trainers in the UK to be accredited to run the Licensed NLP Coach certification from the Society of NLP in 2006.

In 2014 I am expanding my coaching training and one to one offerings. Below you can read about all the exciting new developments.

INTRODUCTION to COACHING

Introduction To Coaching

Coaching is the “phrase du jour”, with organisations rushing to train their managers in coaching skills and move towards a more facilitative, rather than authoritarian, form of leadership. People are rushing to employ or train as coaches to take advantage of it’s many benefits.

But what is coaching really and how can it help you? This one day introduction takes you through the history and methodology of coaching and gives you some skills and models you can take away and start working with straight away.

  • A history of coaching
  • Where and when it is best to be used
  • Non directional communication
  • How to use questions to create clarity and motivation
  • An introduction to the GROW model
  • Different types and styles

Dates or 2014

Location

Date

Book Now

Birmingham 31 Jan FULLY BOOKED!
Birmingham 07 Apr
Cardiff 06 Jun

Investment

This low cost introduction is ONLY £25 incl VAT (£20.83 excl VAT)

How to Book

Click here to book online or download a booking form.

Full NLP COACH Training Programme

NLP Coach

Become a Licensed NLP Coach!

New for 2014, this is a complete NLP Coaching programme that teaches you from scratch to be a powerful coach. It combines two of the most powerful tools for change currently available to deliver the skill set you need to really help people make powerful changes in their lives.

This unique coaching course is an opportunity to work closely with a coach who has worked with Olympic athletes, world record holders, blue chip companies, CEO’s, entrepreneurs and celebrities.

Learning tried and tested models of coaching plus some unique and effective models only available on this course, you will discover how to be an effective coach in the context in which you want to use it.

This course has no comparison. This 10-day accelerated learning programme split over 2-modules goes far beyond what course 10 times the length will teach. Packed full of practical exercises you will be creating change from the moment you start.

Dates or 2014

Location

Date

Pay in Full

Pay Deposit

Birmingham Module 1: 02 – 08 Mar
Module 2: 09 – 11 Jun
Birmingham Module 1: 15 – 21 May
Module 2:
09 – 11 Jun
Birmingham Module 1: 03 – 09 Aug
Module 2: 20 – 22 Oct
Birmingham Module 1: 05 – 11 Oct
Module 2: 20 – 22 Oct

Investment

ONLY £2499 including VAT, certification fee and all course fees (£2082.50 excl VAT).

Or pay in 6 easily manageable monthly instalments of £416.50 (£347.08 excl VAT)

How to Book

Click here to book online or download a booking form.

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not include board breaking, arrow breaking, walking on hot coals, knife throwing or any other gimmick. This course simply teaches you practical skills that will allow you to change your life and life of the people around you.

COACHING APPLICATIONS of NLP

NLP Coach

Already done your NLP practitioner training? This thoroughly updated version of my classic 3-day course allows people who are already trained in NLP to learn the relevant coaching skills and applications including my unique NLP Coaching model that I have developed from over 10 years of working one to one and teaching coaching.

Dates For 2014

Location

Date

Pay in Full

Pay Deposit

Birmingham 09 – 11 Jun
Cardiff 07 – 09 Jul
Birmingham 20 – 22 Oct

Investment

ONLY £749 including VAT, certification fee and all course fees (£624.17 excl VAT).

Or pay in 6 easily manageable monthly instalments of £124.83 (£104.03 excl VAT).

How to Book

Click here to book online or download a booking form.

ONE To ONE HIGH PERFORMANCE COACHING

High Performance Coaching

After over 10 years of working one to one with people including Olympic athletes, world record holders, blue chip companies, CEO’s, entrepreneurs and celebrities with issues ranging from stoping smoking, to phobias, to sports performance, to business coaching, I wound down my private practice in 2012 to focusing on my training courses. I stopped actively promoting and only accepting referrals.

In 2014 I am relaunching my coaching practice and opening the doors to everyone.

Why am I relaunching it? Well, for two main reasons:

1. I missed it. Simply, I missed working one to one with people and helping them on their journey. It gave me immense pride and professional pleasure to see people make massive changes in their lives.

2. I need to “walk the walk”. If I teach Coaching I need to demonstrate that it works, I also need to be proficient with the skills I teach and demonstrations within the training context are not enough. by opening up my private practice it gives me the time to make sure my skills are top notch.

I have totally reconfigured my coaching programme and developed my own unique model that I use (which you can learn on my NLP Coaching certification).

Because I am busy, I am only accepting a small number of clients at any one to make sure I can give them the support they need and deserve.

To celebrate this I am offering a 50% discount for a limited time. Book a block of 4 sessions for only £250 + VAT (full price £500 + VAT).

You can find all the details here.

If you want any more details or would like to book on any of the courses or any sessions, please contact me here.

I was teaching my Coaching for Change/NLP Coach course over the weekend, as part of it we give an overview of the GROW model developed by Sir John Whitmore. The GROW Model has become one of the standard coaching approaches over the years, particularly in the world of business or executive coaching, so it is necessary to give an overview of the model.

The GROW model was one of the first real attempts to represent what goes on in the coaching interaction. The key word in the GROW model is “model”.

So, lets go back to first principles for a moment, what is a “model”?

In it’s broadest definitions a model is “A three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original.”

In more specific scientific terminology it can be defined as “A schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for its known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics.”

What does that mean for NLP? NLP is the “study of the structure of subjective experience”. It is an attempt, in some meaningful way, to create a representation of what is going in our minds. We can use this model to inform our behaviours. Developed from this model has been some formalised processes, applications and “techniques” as well as some other more detailed or context specific models; the Strategy Model, or the Sleight of Mouth Model for example.

Unfortunately these models are so often presented as processes, or worse, techniques. One of the biggest problems of NLP is that it can be offered as a “bunch of techniques”. These techniques are NOT NLP they are applications developed from the model of NLP.

But what is the problem with presenting them as processes or techniques?

The problem with taking models and presenting them as processes or techniques is two-fold:

  1. The problem with all process or technique based thinking is that you end up with a fundamental inverse of what you should really be doing. You create a Procrustean bed; you expect the world to fit your technique and not the technique to fit the world. You use the wrong criteria to judge success (whether you completed the process effectively, rather than whether the process had any effect) and if the process doesn’t work you tend to blame the world not your techniques.
  2. It removes any form of flexibility. The reason the GROW model is presented as a model is that it is trying to capture, in some meaningful way, an approach to coaching. It is flexible and dynamic (as are all good coaching sessions and coaches), if you present it as a process (as is so often is), with a  “start here, end here” approach you remove that necessary flexibility (and miss the point of what a model actually).

There is nothing wrong with using a technique, it is a formalised short-cut to getting a specific result in a specific context. But don’t confuse Model with Process, be aware what the difference is (for example, is the Swish Pattern a process or a model?) and it is appropriate to apply a model or use a technique.