I had the realization that I was not getting the best out of my team as I asked closed questions. When using open questions it was like turning on a light switch.
I have learnt that language effects results. Verbal and body. To be specific and to paraphrase and to always make sure I understand exactly what people mean when they use words. Listening is a skill. It is actually a skill that needs heaps of practice. I have learnt to actually listen carefully and how to build rapport, match and mirror body language..
NLP isn’t magic, or a bag of clever tricks, though, its impact is pretty amazing. All it takes is practice.
I have a collection of tools and techniques which allows; a change of thoughts, feelings, behaviors and ultimately outcomes. Changing how I think and what I think - and in changing how and what I think, I have dramatically transformed the results.
For me, I never knew what an NLP coach was. When I had been volunteered as part of my personal development I thought it’s all about influencing others to get what you want. (No).
Actually it starts with yourself, not others and indeed this is one of the big takeaways. I have learn and practiced my ability to interact with others. How these people conduct themselves in relation to others either consciously or unconsciously.