Priming in Our Everyday Life: A Cultural Psychology Experiment

From the book, Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do, by John Bargh, I learned about priming. Priming is a methodology that demonstrates how cultural ideologies and values operate unconsciously to influence a person’s judgements and behaviours. In the application of NLP, we know that the unconscious mind is filtering billions of bits of information per second to easily make sense of what we’re experiencing. Our values and beliefs, and therefore the decisions Read more…

A Tool to Solve Your Problems

A daily habit as I get ready in the morning is to ask the question, what problem do I have that one conversation today will bring me one step closer to its solution? Recently, I realised I had fallen out of this habit because I found myself after two weeks in a pretty dark place, cycling around and around with the same thoughts and the same unanswered questions. I know better. I know exactly how Read more…

Triggered to Doubt Myself

On a phone call two days ago with a friend that I studied NLP with, we were talking about an upcoming talk about self-awareness that I’m giving at the end of September. The underlying theme of parts of our conversations is the mindset of corporate employees. This is a strong area of expertise for my friend, which I loan from her in order to expand my knowledge and its application. Except that in this conversation, something Read more…

The Number One Problem My Clients Experience

I was coaching a woman in her 50s with a new sales technique, in the way she held her body, the language it spoke I knew that she wasn’t able to exhibit confidence because she didn’t believe she was enough. A man, head of his department of a national company, didn’t believe he was doing a good enough job. He believed he was shit at everything. I challenged this. He wasn’t. He didn’t believe he Read more…

A Feather, A Brick, Or a Truck?

As I lay in the hospital Thursday, a week ago, my hand hooked up to an iv needle slowly dripping its antibiotic into my blood, I wondered, had I been tickled with a feather or hit by a brick? In life, our negative experiences can be likened to being tickled by a feather, it’s annoying but isn’t substantive enough to slow us down. Or we could be hit by a brick. A brick hurts, it Read more…

A Tool to Rewire Your Brain: Anytime I, Experience

Anytime we look upon a magazine cover, – insert any advertising example – what we think and feel about ourselves is being controlled by the ideal this cover portrays. It isn’t ideal. Ever. Take back control of your mind with this tool that rewires your brain on a neurological, unconscious level. Rewire Your Brain To change a negative outcome, perception or belief, the change can be immediate with Emotional Intelligence Leadership Coaching. One of the Read more…

There’s No Long-term ROI on an Employee Assistance Program

It cannot be denied that the return on investment (ROI) for your company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is realised in solutions for their employee’s immediate concerns. In the short-term (<6 mth), the results are better performance, more focus and greater motivation. These are great for the employee’s mental and emotional wellbeing. Except, no one’s looking at whether it’s effective for the employee long-term and whether the ROI makes a significant difference to the company’s year-end Read more…

The Gift that Crashing Waves Give

In high school, adults say to you, “enjoy your time in high school, the real world sucks.” When you’re employed, you think that running your own business is where it’s at. That’s the ideal, “Oh, to be free!” you exclaim. As a business owner now, I wish someone had told me to “enjoy my time employed because the real world of business ownership sucks.” Business ownership is the bipolar disorder that you actually volunteer for. The Read more…

How to Choose the Right Small Business Coach

The decision to engage the services of a professional business coach can be a big investment for any business, but more so for someone starting their first business. Coaching is often viewed as a nice-to-have, rather than an essential requirement for business establishment and growth. The value in the investment is often not well understood when you’re already walking the steep trapeze of learning, costs and requirements your new business has. Choosing the right business Read more…

Learn Your Preferred Representational System

Our representational system is our preferred way to communicate based on how we filter the sensory input from the world around us. We know that words are approximately 7% of what we communicate, and yet, what you’re going to learn here is how to communicate using words that are included in different the representational systems in order to gain rapport and positively influence and persuade someone you’re speaking with. When you match someone’s tone of Read more…