Hallmarks of a Great NLP Coach

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The following are the key hallmarks of a great NLP Coach:

  • Curiosity
  • Rapport
  • Confidence /Credibility
  • Sensory Acuity
  • Acceptance – clients model without judgement
  • Knowledge
  • Flexibility
  • Care
  • Empathy
  • Inner Strength
  • Robustness – ability to ask difficult question’s
  • Patience
  • Results orientated
  • Ability to mentor - experience
  • Personal Integrity

So if these are the key hallmarks of a great NLP coach what would be a bad coach? Here are the traps to avoid as a coach?

  • Racing into detail without seeing the bigger picture
  • Getting caught with long winded tales
  • Rescuing the other person
  • Being the know –all
  • Engaging in over enthusiastic action-planning
  • Falling in love /friendship
  • Slipping into parent or adaptive child role
  • Losing track of time
  • Avoiding saying goodbye when process is complete


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