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Undertaking coaching can be daunting for some people, especially if it is the first time. Therefore it is key for you to know what you can expect. It is important to me to be open with you about the process which is followed.

Before we even start to work together it is suggested for us to have an initial no obligation chat. This is to ensure that I am the best coach for you and that you would be comfortable working with me. I will then ask you to complete an introductory form which will assist in identifying what areas you feel you would like some support with. Following this if we are then happy to move forward I will send you a contract to sign and return before we have our first coaching session.

Coaching can take place via online video chat or alternatively we can arrange to meet in an agreed mutual location if preferred. The first session will allow us to delve deeper into what you would like to achieve and work on how to set these as specific goals. Here at Tidal Coaching I like to ensure that you feel you have something to implement straight away and therefore I will make some initial suggestions as to what you can work on before your second session – so don’t be surprised to be set some homework!

Following the session you will receive a personalised worksheet outlining what has been discussed, what tools have been suggested and what the next steps will be.

Our next session will begin with revisiting the steps already put in place and examining how you have felt these have helped and what could be improved. A detailed session will then follow in order involving the use of more in-depth NPL tools this may include addressing any changes in your belief system that may be required or anchoring techniques to allow you to draw upon your desired state whenever you require it. You will again receive a session summary sheet.

As coaching sessions continue the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ cycle will continue. This means that we will work together to plan what you would like to accomplish, invest time in employing the best strategies for you to achieve this, check in to explore these strategies are being effective and then cooperate to implement them. Through the coaching journey together feedback will be continuous between us both.

You may find that you achieve what you would like within just a couple of sessions or you may find that you would prefer for continuous regular coaching sessions to occur.

If you would like to know more check out the various coaching plans available or get in touch to discuss your needs.

So you may have heard of the term ‘NLP’ but not really know much about what it actually means or what it involves. Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP could be described as using the unconscious and conscious minds together more effectively in order to ethically achieve the individuals desired outcome. For example this could be improving confidence within a meeting or perhaps by giving you the skills to allow you to keep calm and build rapport to make having a difficult conversation simpler.

As the name suggests it includes three elements:

  • Neuro – This refers to neurological processes, including how we use our five senses. These are visual, auditory, kinaesthetic (touch), olfactory (smell) and gustatory (taste). Our senses help us experience our surroundings and can affect our emotions and behaviour.
  • Linguistic – How we utilise language and strategies when we communicate. Our linguistic skills help us to make sense of the world around us and includes the words that we use and our body language too.
  • Programming – The internal processes and strategies that we use in our mind when we are learning, making decisions or problem solving. These processes and strategies that we use can be adapted through the use of NLP techniques in order to change the result.

Whilst NLP may initially appear far fetched or confusing it is ultimately very simple. It is essentially about how we each view the world differently. It is through the use of NLP tools and techniques that we can gain an increased understanding of our own viewpoint as well as the viewpoints of others.

Tidal Coaching uses techniques that are embedded within NLP to support you in improving communication, confidence and your composure so you can achieve your desired goal. To find out more about the programmes we offer visit the services section on the website or take a look at the toolkits available.