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How to Affirm Someone‘s Power to Make a Choice

November 28th, 2021

It's crucial for managers, for parents, for teachers and for coaches: all of them need to have conversations that allow other people to take ownership of their problems and of their ability to make the choices they need to make. Learn the three key steps to engaging in a way that leads to the moment when you affirm that someone has the power they need to make a choice.

3 Steps to Successful Living: Sign Up. Show Up. Step Up.

October 9th, 2021

Linda explores the three steps from knowing there is something you need to learn through the risks of beginning, to the moments when you put what you learn to work in the world. 

How to use negatives better

September 18th, 2021

Three important ideas for using negatives better:

1) Uncover the benefits of starting with what you don't want

2) You need to match other people (with a negative) before you can get them to shift to a positive

3) The brain naturally weighs loss more than gain; it takes an effort to focus on the positive (when you start with a negative, you can lend someone some of your willpower so they can make a shift)

NLP Practitioner Basics: The Skills to Engage with Difference

July 27th, 2021

The final episode in our series on the core skills taught in the NLP Practitioner course. On their final day, our practitioners apply everything they have learned to three fundamental activities: learning, collaboration and influence. The point of all of them is the same: to engage with difference so that we move beyond individual limitations to feel better and achieve more. 

NLP Practitioner Basics: The Structure of Influence

July 26th, 2021

How do you build a communication? The elements of structure involve setting things up so that what happens next will be useful. Understanding how many different parts are at work in a conversation can be intimidating, but that's why we do this on day 7 of the practitioner training. By then, you're learning to commit to your outcomes and use the immense processing power of your brain and body to drive results that will satisfy you.

NLP Practitioner Basics: Language That Connects

July 25th, 2021

Have you ever been in a conversation that went horribly wrong? Understand the fear of shame, conflict and consequences and flip it around so that your language supports connection, collaboration and clarity.

NLP Practitioner Basics: Communication goals

July 23rd, 2021

This is episode 5 in our series on the core skills we teach in our NLP Practitioner program. As we enter the second half of the program, we focus on the states and outcomes that set you up for communication success.

NLP Practitioner Basics: Setting Your Direction

July 22nd, 2021

This is the 4th episode in our series on the skills being taught in the NLP Practitioner Course. This episode builds on the first 3 days to understand how to set your direction so that you move strongly. Goals are important, but they are the seasoning, not the main ingredient. Your life is not a list: it's a territory you can map so you know how to get there from here.

NLP Practitioner Basics:Just Enough Stress

July 18th, 2021

This is the 3rd episode in our series on the skills taught in the NLP Practitioner Course. In this episode, learn what it takes to manage stress so that it works for you. The first episode is fundamental to understanding everything that comes after, so make sure you learn about state and mind/body thinking before learning how to use those concepts to manage stress more effectively.

NLP Practitioner Basics: You Are Never Alone

July 16th, 2021

In the second day of the NLP practitioner course, we practice refining our perception of the influence of the people we carry in our heads and the influence of people we interact with. It's hard to trust yourself until you understand the role the social self plays in directing our choices, changing our states, and enabling us to learn from one another.

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