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50 Top Tools for Coaching, 2nd Edition by Gillian Jones

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Goal setting

Tools for gaining clarity on desired outcomes

Creating powerful intentions

What is it?

Creating powerful intentions is a method of questioning that elicits details about why particular subjects are both important and desirable to clients. Its purpose is to confirm with clients why this desire is important to them and how and in what way it motivates them. The conversation follows a set structure of seven statements for clients to answer. It is based on Aristotle’s enquiry into what makes something desirable and deserved and was developed by Robert Dilts in his book From Coach to Awakener (2003, Meta Publications, California, US). Robert Dilts is a leading neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) specialist who worked with the joint ...

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