What is a mindset coach anyway?
It could be said that all coaching is mindset coaching.
Coaching is about helping people to get from where they are now to where they want to be.
Coaching is about working with people to set and achieve their goals by:
a) Helping them to get clear about what they truly want
b) Reviewing where they are now and what they’ve tried so far
c) Coming up with and discussing options for action
d) Agreeing a plan to make it happen
Where mindset coaching differs, is that in addition to the four steps above, a mindset coach works with his or her clients to uncover the beliefs, blocks, behaviours, habits and patterns of thinking that prevent them from living the life or creating the business they desire.
Taking these insights into what makes their client tick, the Mindset Coach uses a range of reprogramming techniques to banish those blocks and replace them with ones that serve the client.
By working with mindset in this way, the coach paves the way for faster results, greater transformation and lasting success.
How is a mindset coach different from a therapist?
Mindset Coaches are typically skilled in using in a range of neuroscience-based and therapeutic techniques including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy (TLT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Hypnosis.
They may also be adept at energy practices like Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Energy Alignment.
This is in addition to their knowledge and experience with more traditional coaching practices.
Because Mindset Coaches have the tools to gain deep insight and understanding of their clients and the way they think and show up in the world, they are easily able to apply techniques designed to shift perception, change minds and therefore change lives.
Why do people go to a Mindset Coach?
People will often approach a mindset coach for help when they feel as though they are not achieving what they want in their life.
There’s a common feeling of “there’s got to be more to life than this” or “I’ve tried everything to make my business a success, but nothing’s working” or “there’s something holding me back and I don’t know what it is”
Clients may be in overwhelm, from having too many options as to what to do next, or in procrastination, not knowing how to get started or they may lack the confidence to take action to achieve their goals.
The common link between all mindset coaching clients is that there is a misalignment between what they want at the conscious level and the unconscious patterns, beliefs, behaviours, habits and programs that are running in the background.
On the surface, they are saying “I want X” but underneath, their unconscious mind is doing everything in its power to prevent “X” from happening.
This can present itself in a number of ways. Here are just three:
What a mindset coach does is to unlock these unconscious (and sometimes conscious) patterns and then work with their client to shift and remove them. These are then replaced with new ones that help the client to move forwards and achieve his or her goals more quickly and more easily than before.
Can you give me an example of how Mindset Coaching is different from Traditional Coaching?
Sure. Let’s take the example of Mary, who says that she wants to meet a new partner.
She says she’s tried dating apps, asking friends and work colleagues if they know anyone who is single and has read a whole load of self-help books about how to meet someone.
And yet, Mary isn’t meeting anyone.
A traditional coaching approach may help Mary to explore more options and ways to find a partner and create a plan with her about the actions she will agree to take.
Because on the surface, all Mary needs is to keep putting herself out there, kissing frogs and hoping one will turn into her prince (or princess).
A mindset coach will delve deeper and may then uncover the following examples of things that are blocking her from achieving her goal.
“I’m too old / fat / ugly to meet someone”
“All the good men / women are taken”
“No one wants to meet someone with children”
“I don’t have anything to offer a relationship”
“I should be married by now”
“All the people who are left have too much baggage”
“I don’t feel worthy of having a relationship”
“All relationships end badly”
The mindset coach further explores the situation.
It turns out that although Mary has read the books, joined the dating sites and asked around about potential mates, she’s not actually DOING anything.
Mary is not going onto the dating sites regularly. She’s posted up her profile and is waiting for something to happen.
Mary is not initiating any contact with people. She gets scared when anyone messages her and doesn’t message back.
Mary doesn’t accept invitations to go out with her friends or family where she may be in a situation she can meet people.
Mary stays home and reads and watches rom coms on Netflix and eats ice cream, dreaming about the day she will be in a relationship.
The mindset coach discovers that when Mary thinks about dating she experiences fear, doubt and feelings that she’s not worthy of having a partner.
When Mary thinks of being in a relationship and visualising the new life she will experience, she feels excited, loved, happy, safe and secure.
The mindset coach highlights the mismatch between the two.
The mindset coach works with Mary to bridge the gap between her current state and where she wants to be. Not just through an action plan, but also by using a range of transformational therapies to help her beliefs, behaviours and emotions to be in alignment with what she wants.
At the conscious AND the unconscious level.
Will Mindset Coaching work for me?
Mindset Coaching works well when you are open to making positive, permanent changes in your life.
The relationship you have with your Mindset Coach requires honesty, commitment and a willingness to embrace the coaching process.
- You’ll be asked to think about yourself and your relationships in a new way.
- You’ll be asked to think about events and situations in a new way.
- You’ll be asked to change your mind about beliefs that have been holding you back from the success you crave.
- You’ll be asked to step up and take inspired action to achieve your goals.
- You’ll be asked to agree to let go of the past and to focus on the future that you desire.
Mindset Coaching is an investment in yourself and the life that you want to create.
Mindset Coaching will work for you if you:
- Have a deep desire to make lasting, positive changes in your life
- Feel stuck and want to move forwards quickly and easily
- Have limiting beliefs or recurring thought patterns which you know are holding you back from achieving your goals
- Know what you want, but can’t quite seem to take the action you need to take to make it happen
- Have lost your momentum. You’re plodding along in first or second gear and you know you need to get back up into forth or fifth
- You are ready to take action to make your dreams a reality
- You want to discover your purpose and get complete clarity about what you want in life.
If you want to help people realise their own goals by becoming a Mindset Coach then please book a call to discover more.