Coach TrainingIf you are serious about developing your Coaching Skills to create excellence for yourself and your clients – the Coach Building Blocks is designed to do just that. If you are already working with coaching or therapy clients – or simply want to expand and refine your tools – this course will help you reach the next level.

Designed to take 6-12 months to compelete, you can start working on the Coach Building Blocks as soon as you have completed your NLP Practitioner Course with The Worldwide Institutes of NLP.  This is an online based, self-directed learning program.

In total, there are 11 blocks plus two final assessments. The aim of the program is to help you incorporate and improve your NLP skills into a dynamic NLP Coaching and Therapy Practice.

Additionally, you will be provided access to the following online programs to further develop your skills and knowledge:

 

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  • Tuition: $2200.00 aud
  • Payment Plan Options:  12 monthly payments of $216.67
  • Pre-Requisite: NLP Level 1 to begin, Level 2 + Coaching Foundations to finish

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About the Program

Each block requires 5-10 hours to complete and will help you to further develop and refine your Coaching Skills through the use of reading, assignments, recording coaching sessions, benchmarking your own sessions and submitting recordings to be benchmarked by an NLP Trainer.

To help you know more about what the program entails, below is an outline of each block plus the assessment requirements. Each is marked with a symbol to help you know extra elements involved.

Coach Learning

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Extra Reading Material

Video Submission Required

Block 1 – Coaching Micro Skills

In this block you will further develop your NLP skills of rapport, sensory acuity, representational systems, meta model and hone in on your listening skills. You will be watching a variety of video demonstrations and providing to our learning team a video of yourself demonstrating your Coaching Micro Skills.

Coach Video

Block Assessments
  • 5-10 min video of your coaching communication skills
  • Transcript with self-critique
  • 500 word self assessment paper

Block 2 – Ethics in a Coaching Profession

In this block you will learn about Ethics and statutory requirements as a Coach or Therapist. You will utilise your annual subscription to the Mental Health Academy (included value of $259) to complete 5 online courses regarding Ethics.

Coach Learning

Block Assessments
  • Certificate of Completion from required Mental Health Academy Modules
  • Short answer questions about Ethics

Block 3 – Coaching Essentials

In this block you will revisit the NLP formula, structures for working with clients, working with frames and the NLP Processes. You will watch video demonstrations of client intakes, pre-framing in sessions and use of NLP techniques with clients and you will submit a video of yourself working with a client.

Coach Video

Block Assessments
  • 5-10 minute video preframing your client session
  • 30-40 minute video of client summary form
  • 10 minute transcription with self-assessment

Block 4 – Benchmarking & Session KPI

In this block you will be introduced to our overall benchmarking and assessment tool for your coaching, and you will consolidate your learning of KPIs. We will be looking in depth at what skills an exceptional coach utilises and teach you how to benchmark yourself and others to reach and maintain these levels of coaching excellence. You will watch videos of client sessions and benchmark those sessions, which we will in turn give you feedback about what you are sensory acute to.

Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Coaching Foundations

Block Assessments
  • Complete Benchmarking Assignments
  • 4 videos of KPI
  • Short paper on importance of KPI
  • 30-45 minute video of subsequent session
  • Self Benchmark on video submission

Block 5 – Expanding Your NLP Knowledge

In this block you will investigate and research additional NLP skills through extra reading and discussion questions. You will read one of three specified books and submit your answers to discussion questions about your chosen text. The books you can choose from include: Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well-Being by Tim Hallbom & Suzi Smith, Core Transformations by Connirae Andreas, or  Transforming Your Self: Becoming Who You Want to Be by Steve Andreas. (books not included in the course tuition)

Coach Reading Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Level 2

Block Assessments
  • Choose Supplementary book to read
  • Submit short answer questions
  • Short video leading client through new technique

Block 6 – Expanding Your Coaching Knowledge

In this block you will investigate and research additional Coaching skills through extra reading and discussion questions. You will read one of three specified books and submit your answers to discussion questions about your chosen text. The books you can choose from include: Coach to Awakener by Robert Dilts, Meta Coaching Volume 2 by L. Michael Hall, or  Theory & Practice of NLP Coaching by Bruce Grimley. (books not included in the course tuition).

Coach Reading Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Level 2

Block Assessments
  • Choose Supplementary book to read
  • Submit short answer questions
  • 30-40 min video of 1st session with Benchmarking

Block 7 – Psychological Approaches

In this block you will learn new understandings of a variety of psychological approaches using your annual subscription to the Mental Health Academy. You will complete five online courses of your choice from topics such as: anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, working with children, depression, addiction, managing challenging clients and more.

Coach Learning Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Level 2

Block Assessments
  • Certificates of completion from 5 modules from the Mental Health Academy
  • Self-Assessment Paper on your new learning
  • 30-40 min video of 1st client session plus benchmark

Block 8 – Advanced Questions

In this block you will review in depth the Meta Model and Meta Questions used to probe and uncover information that has been deleted, distorted and generalised. Advanced Questions are possibly the strongest coaching tool you have.  You will further develop your questioning skills while enhancing your knowledge and practical application.
Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Coaching Foundations

Block Assessments
  • 3 short videos demonstrating your use of advanced questioning
  • Transcription with alternate questions
  • Meta Questions paper with alternate questions
  • Short paper on your learning so far
  • 30-45 min video of subsequent session with benchmarking

Block 9 – Meta Programs

In this block you will learn to easily identify and use the Meta Programs of your clients to better understand, communicate, motivate and work with them. As part of this block you will learn more about Meta Programs by studying the work of our colleague Shelle Rose-Charvet, and will complete your LAB Profile® Practitioner Certification (included value of USD $699).

Coach Video Coach Learning
Pre-requisite: Level 2

Block Assessments
  • Identify Meta Programs from supplied videos
  • Submit video or audio explaining various processes with specified meta programs
  • Complete the Online LAB Profile Training
  • 30-45 minute video of subsequent session with benchmarking

Block 10 – Clean Language

In this block you will learn more about this add-in Coaching tool with our colleagues James Lawley & Penny Tompkins. You will have access to the Online Introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling Training (included value of USD $699)to complete this module.

Coach Video Coach Learning
Pre-requisite: Level 2

Block Assessments
  • Submit Online Clean Language Certificate
  • 10-15 min video of Clean Language Coaching
  • Short paper of the use of Clean Language in Coaching

Block 11 – Conversational Change Work

In this block you will investigate the advanced conversational tools of Clean Language, Meta Questions, Milton Language, Sleight of Mouth and Conversational Processes. You will watch a variety of demonstration videos and submit a video of a client session.

Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Level 2

Block Assessments
  • 30-45 min video of subsequent session with benchmarking
  • Short paper on the use of Conversational Coaching

Final Assessments

This is the culmination of the entire program to date. Upon successful completion, you will be awareded with the title of NLP Professional Coach (or Therapist).

Coach Video
Pre-requisite: Level 2 & Coaching Foundations

Block Assessments
  • Submission of completed Coach Building Blocks workbook
  • Final Business Plan
  • 2 client videos (1st and subsequent session with same client)
  • Benchmark the above videos
  • Final paper on your overall learnings and future as an NLP Coach or Therapist

Appendixes 1 & 2 – Finding You as a Coach & The Business of Coaching

In these appendixes you will start to identify your coaching state and presence, as well as begin your business plan. You will watch interviews with a few coaches, identify your own beliefs, values and identity as a coach. You will read a provided text book and learn strategies for setting up a practice, attracting clients and working as a coach or therapist. By the end of your program you will submit your finalised business plan.