It can get lonely as you move up your career ladder. Colleagues become boss-pleasers, your every thought is taken as policy, and the number of people you can turn to for advice and support dwindles as you rise.
Executive coaching fills this gap. Your coach gives you a safe environment to explore where you are going: a place to talk things through with someone who really understands. At SherpaNLP, we have more than 25 years of international management and coaching experience, from one-person-businesses to federal governments, there are not many situations we haven’t experienced!
Your coach will be empathic and encouraging, but will never flinch from telling you the truth in a way your colleagues cannot. It’s impossible to see yourself from the outside - only your coach will tell you non-judgmentally how you really come across and be able to help you develop the areas you need.
By exploring your career and ambitions, you will gain a better understanding of what is really important to you, what your values are, and what might be holding you back. It’s too easy to get pulled onto the career hamster wheel of moving onward and upward; spend time with your coach and you may be surprised to find that your goals are not as important as you thought. Changing direction could bring you more personal success and happiness. Or maybe the way you are heading is perfect for you: in which case, an executive coach can help you get there faster.
Your coach can also facilitate 360 degree feedback, and help you improve relations with your team. In addition, a coach can show you how to build skills in areas you want to develop, such as communication, leading change, taking risks and so forth.
At SherpaNLP, we are passionate about coaching. It gives us the biggest kick to help successful people become even more successful by improving their motivation and tackling whatever’s holding them back. We offer a wide range of services but every programme is designed for the individual client. With SherpaNLP, it’s never one-size-fits-all, but bespoke sessions aimed at achieving exactly what is important to you.
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A year or so ago, I went to a friend’s 50th birthday party. This is someone I have known for over a decade and who I consider myself relatively close to.
I have been to parties he has thrown before, and they are generally your typical cocktail party where the guests stand around eating, drinking and socializing. So it was a great shock to me on this occasion when my friend announced he had rented a karaoke machine and wanted everyone to perform at some point.
This was a side of my friend that I had never seen in all the years I had known him. And at this event, one that he threw for himself to celebrate himself, I learned two important things about him. The first is that he has a terrible voice and that I will never be hiring him to sing at an event I am throwing. The second, and more important by far, was that he had the ability to throw caution to the wind and simply enjoy the activity without the worry of what people might think of him.
I refused to perform that day no matter how many times he asked me, but still, I instinctively knew I needed to be open to the idea letting go of some of my inhibitions. I left that party in awe of my friend and vowed that I would work on developing a little of that carefree attitude for myself.
The funny thing is, for someone who gets very nervous about making a fool of himself, my long term career goal is to become a public speaker in my field of coaching. I want to give presentations, be invited to be part of discussion panels, facilitate workshops and the likes.
I have some experience talking in front of people and as long as I feel perfectly comfortable with my subject matter, I do fairly well. But one thing I realize is that I will never get really good until I can let go of my self-consciousness.
Entering into my coach training program has really pushed me to the edge of my comfort zone in this area. For one of my class projects, I chose to give a presentation in front of my peers. And although it went relatively well, I really survived it by going into this sort of out of body experience; one where I found myself almost completely disconnected to what was going on. When I finished the presentation, I found myself needing to come back to reality. My classmates were saying really nice things to me, but I wasn’t really present to take them in.
A little over a year ago one of my fellow coaching students, and someone I am proud to call my friend, launched the Life Coach Radio Networks and asked me participate. I have certainly never done radio before, but I knew that if I wanted to become a public speaker, I needed to pursue every avenue presented to me that gave me the chance to speak publically. And thankfully the radio show has given me this one avenue.
After doing my very first show, my instinct was to avoid listening to myself. I have never liked the sound of my own voice and really resisted the idea of forcing myself to do it now. But after a couple of more times on air, I decided that the only way I was going to get better was to listen for areas that need improvement. And the only way to do that was to listen to myself. Eventually I have gotten used to my voice and I don’t cringe when I hear it.
Over the last week or so, I have begun the process of the next phase in putting myself out there. I have written the concept and script for my very first video presentation.
Today I began doing some testing on the logistics of recording myself and I have to admit it was uncomfortable to the point that I just had to quit. Watching myself on the playback, even that paltry 30 seconds I was recording in different ways, brought up the deepest fears I have about myself.
In my coach training I was introduced to the concept of a gremlin. Recently, I heard Dr. Brene Brown use the same term. In each case, the term gremlin refers to the deepest, darkest voice we all have whose entire purpose is to keep us small.
Growing up gay in a small midwestern town in the 70s and 80s, I always knew I was different and I knew that it wasn’t the good kind of different. I became hypersensitive about how people perceived me. I was no different that any other kid in the sense that I just wanted to fit in. So I essentially did what I did while giving my class presentation; I went into my own little mental shell. I didn’t really accept myself for who I was; I simply went into a state of denial.
My friend, and founder of the radio network, Russ Terry, recently quoted me in one of his videos. He used something that I heard over 20 years ago, something that profoundly changed my life. The quote was, “Other people’s opinions of me are none of my business.”
In many ways I have taken that concept to heart and it has allowed me to become far more comfortable in my own skin than I really ever imagined possible for myself. But seeing myself on video today, seeing the mannerisms that I had worked so hard to deny existed, stare me back in the face was truly gut wrenching.
That little gremlin, the one that tells me that I am different in a way that people won’t accept, the one that tells me I will always be judged negatively and the one that tells me that I am inherently unlikeable, screamed loud and clear today. It reminded me that it is almost never other people who get in the way of my success; it is usually me.
So what do you do when you realize your own worst enemy is you? You have courage. You face the fears and do it anyway.
For me, I will get back to testing the best ways for me to create this video that is the first in a planned series of five. I will do what I need to do overcome my self-doubt and my self-criticism. I will surround myself with energy and people who will encourage me and help me succeed. I will simply just keep at it.
For the thing is, although I am often my own worst enemy, I am also my greatest hope. I just have to decide which aspect of myself I wish to tap into.
Tim Billiter, owner of DIY for Your Soul (www.diyforyoursoul.com), is a Certified Life/Life Purpose Coach on a mission is to assist people in creating the life of their dreams by helping them understand that they must first build a strong foundation on which to construct that life. His role as a coach is helping his clients develop new thought processes and skills to create the life they desire, but more importantly, to show them that much of what they think they lack is, and always was, right inside of them.by
Today we worked on running and executing a Personal Breakthrough Session with a client we had never met before. In this exercise our students brought together all of the skills that they have studied and mastered both during their NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner course to date. As described below the Personal Breakthrough Session is an intensive tool for NLP Master Practitioners to use. Our candidates conducted these sessions professionally and with competence and confidence. Discover more about how SherpaNLP, Executive Coaching and Training use the Personal Breakthrough Session with our clients HERE.
A Personal Breakthrough Session is a rapid way to achieve significant changes in your personal development. Using expertise in the world’s most powerful personal development technologies such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy® Techniques and Hypnosis, to assist you in propelling yourself in the direction of your desires.
These are client specific sessions, which means you decide whatever personal changes you want to make in your self to achieve your goals in your personal or professional lives.
May be you are already very successful in many areas of your life, however not in some others. Personal Breakthrough sessions provide you the opportunity to reach the success you want in those areas.
A Personal Breakthrough Session can also bring you out of a temporary dip in performance. Personal Breakthrough Sessions can also enable significant performance improvements, leading to promotions and increased earnings!
Personal Breakthrough Sessions are also great for people who find themselves with issues or problems that they have been unable to resolve themselves, possibly due to limiting beliefs, or past experiences.
Here are some examples why most people take one to one coaching from us…
If you have ever find yourself getting in similar situations again and again or if you keep repeating same undesirable behaviour/habit or if you find yourself saying or thinking
Or if there is something you truly want to change in your mind and your life then you need Personal Breakthrough Coaching.
Based on whatever personal change you want to make, duration of a session may vary from 3 to 7 hours.
Sharing a few of the memories from our first day of the two day practical session on this our initial NLP Master Practitioner Weekend course. In addition to the many hours of 1:1 training our students need practical application with others of the techniques they are taught. Today we went through Board Breaking; Values Elicitation using the Recalibrate card method; EMI+ – Eye Movement Integration basics; Basic Hypnotherapy and trance work and finally Time Line work.
Additionally we discussed the process of how to complete a Personal Breakthrough Session which the candidates will be doing tomorrow for the whole day with ‘clients’ they have never spoken to before. The Kents Hill Park training center in Milton Keynes is an ideal setting for this type of workshop session.by
Rod is the Featured Coach on the Life Coach Radio Network this week. Rod presents the talk program “Unleash YOUR Potential” on the second and fourth Monday of each month. His guests come from across the world in various coaching and leadership roles. Each program is dedicated to an important area for development in coaching.
Check out Rod’s profile on Life Coach Radio Network HERE
Listen to the Podcasts of previous program here.
Rod is also featured on the UK Talk Radio station and is their resident ‘in house’ NLP and coaching expert, frequently making guest appearances on the UK Talk Radio station which is the UK’s largest digital network.by