Course Syllabus

Coaching Content (12 Sessions)

The Coaching Skills you learn will enable you to:

  • Ask thought provoking questions to help clients/colleagues clarify their outcomes and what they need to do to achieve them
  • Elicit solutions from your clients/colleagues
  • Enable your clients/colleagues to identify priorities, and take appropriate action based on those priorities
  • Enable your  clients/colleagues to move forwards by providing ongoing structure and accountability
  • Facilitate your clients/colleagues progress through blocks, fears and obstacles
  • Provide your clients/colleagues with the ongoing support they need to continue taking action

You will also learn how to structure an Initial Coaching Session using tools such as the Balance Wheel.

What you will cover:

You will become familiar with 10 essential Coaching Skills that are aligned with the ICF Core Competencies

  • Co-Creating the Relationship
  • Moving Forwards
  • Building Trust
  • Making Requests
  • Accountability
  • Effective Feedback 1
  • Effective Feedback 2
  • Powerful Questions
  • Acknowledgement
  • Championing

NLP Content (8 Sessions)

As previously explained Coaching is a discipline in it’s own right and, if you only learn the Coaching Skills listed above, you will be an effective Coach. You will also be on your way to becoming accredited with the ICF via the portfolio route.

The NLP content, however, is designed to add value and will enable you to be an exceptional Coach.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the underlying structures and patterns in your’s and others’ thinking using Robert Dilts’ ‘Neurological Levels’ model (Environment, Behaviour, Capability, Beliefs and Values, Identity, Beyond Identity)
  • Set positive outcome frames – an essential element of goal setting which complements the more familiar SMART approach
  • Improve your communication skills and better understand where others are coming from
  • Establish rapport with others
  • Recognise Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic styles and use this information to enhance your communication

What you will cover:

  • Introduction: What is NLP?
  1. The History of Neuro Lingusitic Programming
  2. Definitions of NLP
  • NLP Communication Model (Tad James)
  • The Presuppositions of NLP
  • Key Concepts of NLP: including Cause > Effect (Taking Responsibility)
  • The Neurological Levels Model (Robert Dilts)
  • The 4 Pillars of NLP:
  1. Well Formed Outcomes: Tell me what you want, what you really really want
  2. Sensory Acuity: What do you notice?
  3. Behavioural Flexibility: Yoga for the mind including Perceptual Positions (1st, 2nd and 3rd Positions)
  4. Rapport: including Matching and Mirroring, and Pacing and Leading
  • Representational Systems: Are you Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic or a Thinker?
  • Predicates (Sensory Based Language)


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