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


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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.


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NLP Coaching Model

NLP Coaching Model