NLP Coaching Model Essentials

Our NLP Coaching Model includes all the aspects of the grow model, with the addition of a number of NLP approaches that makes the model significantly richer and more effective


NLP Technique | Coaching Model


Grow Model

(See GROW on Wikipedia)

The Goal is the end point, where the client wants to be. The goal has to be defined in such a way that it is very clear to the client when they have achieved it.

The Current Reality is where the client is now. What are the issues, the challenges, how far are they away from their goal?

There will be Obstacles stopping the client getting from where they are now to where they want to go. If there were no Obstacles the client would already have reached their goal.

Once Obstacles have been identified, the client needs to find ways of dealing with them if they are to make progress. These are the Options.

The Options then need to be converted into action steps which will take the client to their goal. These are the Way Forward.


Our NLP Coaching Model


Beginning frame. What are the rules for the interaction that will lead to the best result for the client.

States and anchoring. What are the best states for the coach and the client to access, which in turn will lead to the best result for the client.

Outcomes. Our version for the Goal in grow.

Rapport. Does the coach and client have the appropriate level of connection to achieve to the result they want.

Questions and current strategy. How to find out the Current Reality in Grow.

Timeline & milestones, technique or task. A richer version of the Options step in Grow.

Future pace. Mentally rehearsing the key actions makes them more likely to happen, and to happen more effectively.

End frame. How to end the session in a way to further improve the result (s).


Beliefs. What does the client belief about themselves, the situation, and anyone else involved? What does the coach believe about their client and themselves. Are these the most useful beliefs in the situation?

Values. What’s really important to the client?

Values rules. Does the client know what has to happen for their values to be met? Or not be met?

Senses and sub-modalities. How does the client represent their sensory experience? Can they change the structure of their experience in a useful way?

Strategies. What is the sequence of internal and external experiences and behaviours that the client is using to achieve the results they currently achieve. Can they improve this sequence?

Profiles and preferences. What are their personality preferences.

Hypnosis and hypnotic inductions. Can the coach help the client access their unconscious processes to help achieve the desired result?

Time and timelines. Can the coach help their client achieve their desired result through exploring perspectives of time?

Stories. Can the coach help their client learn important lessons and access additional unconscious resources through the use of stories?

Techniques and Tasks. Are any of the many NLP techniques and tasks useful for the client.

Modelling. Can the coach use strategies from others to help their client.improve.

High performance coaching

High performance coaching is where you use the coaching to understand more about yourself; this typically includes your talents, your strengths and your purpose, with a view to aiming higher, for greater excellence and greater competence in who you are and what you do. Coaching is about personal growth and personal development for people who know that they can and desire to do more, who wish to be challenged, in order to go the extra mile for their own personal fulfilment and satisfaction.

With high performance coaching, you set the agenda, and as your coach I am a facilitator, a catalyst for change, therefore there is no fixed direction or advice; it gives you the space to explore real-time problems, issues and dilemmas, with the possibility of unexpected, insightful and remarkable results.

Ideal for natural high achievers, who strive to do even better, to go one step further at each stage of their life and / or career, who desire improved performance and seek substantial results.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is a technique used to change your behaviour, by identifying and reprogramming your thoughts so that you can remove negative emotions and limiting beliefs, become more self-confident, and make better choices; overall it enables you to be more in charge of yourself, through your thoughts and feelings, as well as in your relationships with others, through effective communication.

NLP techniques both enhances an individual’s performance, as well as bringing balance and control to emotions and this enables you to focus on what you want to achieve in your life.
There are numerous NLP techniques that are used for a myriad of areas including: how to enhance communicate, managing emotions, increasing confidence and motivation, achieving goals and outcomes, reframing situations so that you change the meaning of an event, and feel more positive, which gives you a choice as to how you respond to life events.

Time-Line therapy™
Time Line Therapy™ (TLT) is the latest development in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Time Line Therapy™ techniques are a unique and unmatched method for creating powerful changes in "personality". Time Line Therapy™ utilizes a person’s own internal “Time Line” to work with their unconscious mind in a variety of ways; including, healing emotional traumas and eradicating unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviours.



Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, which is a state of deep relaxation, to enable a person to focus in on suggestions, which have been pre-agreed between the client and the hypnotherapist, to make positive changes.

During hypnosis, the client is awake, and often experiences an enhanced state of awareness, which enables the unconscious mind to be open and receptive to positive suggestions, that are in alignment with what the client wishes to absorb and change.

Self motivation techniques

There are so many ways you can motivate yourself; from those I have listed here below, pick one or two that resonate for you and make a decision, make a commitment to yourself, to put these into action, daily.


Take the time to recognise and acknowledge anything you are grateful for, do this every day, a minute in the morning and a minute at night.


Think about a few things you would like to achieve for yourself, and start with a goal that is easy and do-able so that you give yourself the motivation and confidence to then move onto the next goal and the next one. If a goal seems big or daunting, break it down into numerous small goals, what is often referred to as sizeable chunks, so that you can then work on one goal at a time, towards achieving the larger goal, the bigger outcome.

Exposure to uplifting information through books or YouTube videos

We are impacted by the information we take in, both visually and auditory. Spend more time taking in the type of information that will have a positive impact on your mind and on your emotions.
Talk about your successes, because this will enable you to acknowledge your own achievements and others will also give you positive and uplifting feedback I do recommend you only share your successes with people who you trust will support you.

Review past experiences

Look at what you have learnt from anything that did not work out the way you expected it to and recognise that this only helps you become a more knowledgeable and experienced person; use it to motivate you to find different and even better ways to make it work the next time.

Positive self-talk

Every day, do the one thing you would tend to avoid, as your first task of the day, then give yourself a pat on the back and say to yourself Well done me!? it’ll set you up in a positive and motivating state of mind for the rest of your day! Imagine how good you will feel if you achieve this every day!