Five common psychological reasons for procrastination

Mindset coaching, which focuses on fostering growth, resilience, and adaptability, is based on several core principles that engage different levels of consciousness.

These principles are designed to help clients shift their perspectives, overcome limitations, and achieve personal and professional goals.

1. Awareness and Acknowledgment (Conscious Mind)

Self-awareness: Coaching begins with bringing awareness to the client’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. The conscious mind is where we actively think and plan. By making clients aware of their current mindset, coaches lay the groundwork for transformation. The Mindset Coach Academy, we use the Mindset Dimensions Report and other diagnostic tools to do this.

Acknowledgment of Limiting Beliefs: Identifying and acknowledging limiting beliefs and decisions that reside in the conscious and unconscious mind is crucial. These are often the conscious narratives people tell themselves about their abilities, worth, or potential. For example: “I can’t” “I won’t” “I’m not enough”

2. Understanding and Reframing (Conscious and Subconscious Mind)

Cognitive Reframing: This involves challenging and changing the beliefs and thought patterns that hold clients back. By working on the conscious and subconscious levels, mindset coaches help clients reframe negative thoughts into more positive, empowering beliefs.

Emotional Regulation: Teaching clients how to identify and navigate their emotions more effectively, which involves both conscious strategies and tapping into subconscious and unconscious reactions, helps in building resilience.

3. Subconscious Reprogramming

Visualisation and Imagery: Techniques like guided imagery and visualisation access the subconscious and unconscious mind, allowing clients to mentally rehearse success or embody the feelings associated with achieving their goals.

Hypnotherapy and Meditation: These practices can help in altering subconscious beliefs and patterns, promoting a deeper change in mindset.

4. Unconscious Competence and Habit Formation

Integrating New Behaviours: Through repetition and practice, newly adopted beliefs and behaviours become automatic. This stage involves the unconscious mind, where actions and reactions occur without deliberate thought.

Building Resilience and Flexibility: Mindset coaching aims to make positive thinking and resilience part of the client’s unconscious competence, meaning they can adapt and respond to challenges with less conscious effort over time.

5. Goal Setting and Taking Action (Conscious and Subconscious Mind)

Clear Goal Setting: Setting clear, achievable goals is a conscious activity that gives direction and purpose to the coaching process. By adding in visualisation and rehearsal of achievement, we also harness the subconscious mind. Our immersive goal setting process is one of the most powerful tools in the mindset coaching toolkit.

Action Plans: Developing and implementing action plans requires conscious planning and decision-making. It’s about translating insights and growth into tangible steps.

6. Continuous Growth and Learning

Lifelong Learning: Encouraging an ongoing curiosity and openness to learning helps clients to continually grow and adapt.

Feedback and Adaptation: Engaging in a cycle of action, feedback, reflection, and adaptation involves all levels of consciousness, ensuring that growth is sustained over time.


Mindset coaching is a holistic approach that addresses the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind to foster deep, lasting change. It’s about moving beyond temporary fixes to cultivate a mindset that supports ongoing growth, resilience, and happiness.

To learn more about Mindset Coaching and the tools and techniques used, please download our guide Harnessing the Power of Mindset here.


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