Professional mentoring - you got this

Using the techniques acquired as Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner along with the experiences of climbing through the weeds to become a professional sailor, Emma can guide you to learn to conquer the psychological barriers which hold you back. We can then learn to look at things in a different light.
The methodology of visualisation and reframing negative thought processes, which create blocks, are used by many professionals and sports icons, in their sport, life and in the workplace.

It is very useful from an individual basis as well as a team angle.
It all boils down to the fact that we all sing from different song sheets and we have our own map of the world, we may be doing the same thing but we will do it in a different way.

From a personal point of view (our beliefs):  … I must not eat that because “it is bad for me”, I will never beat him because “he is better than me”.  These are all our view of the world.

From a work perspective (underlying goals or reasons to work):  2 business partners, one wants a 9-5 job, the other wants to conquer the world, but they work together.  How do they work out what is a reasonable amount of hours to work on an average day?

From a sports team perspective (different underlying values): some players train hard because they want to win, some play just to get fit, some just want time away from the gardening and their family.  But they all play soccer for the same team.  Will any of them become frustrated with each other’s expectations?

When we get a greater understanding of what people want we can also see how people communicate best and how to get the best out of each other. Many realisations can be opened up to help to work out what is needed to achieve desired goals and recognising the core values necessary to make a team of people, be it intimate relationships, work colleagues or a sports team more coherent.

We realized that providing solutions was not enough, and so have worked at understanding motivation and how to inspire people, by looking at what drives individuals to change in order to help the relationships of people with themselves as individuals and as teams to change or reach their potential.

So using the lessons and examples from professional sports careers alongside these NLP skills and techniques, we work with various clients to show them how to turn negatives into positives, cross bridges and turn the corners of life to move on in whatever is the desired direction.

Clients we have worked with for this are varied:

  • Ex-Military guys with post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Clients needing to rebuild personal relationships,
  • Those held back from achieving their dreams by negative thoughts or inhibitions – be it change job, run a marathon, give up smoking, lose weight.

This is quite different from mentoring – where there is guidance – this is coaching where we facilitate you to come up with the answers.  We use it in conjunction with the other coaching, but it has become the basis of how to show people that they can change.