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

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Confidence strategies

Tools to create confidence and develop personal performance

Reprogramming negative language

What is it?

The brain is a highly tuned organ that is full of programs – a bit like a computer. Every time we do something we create a neural pathway and the more times we use that neural pathway, the more habitual a behaviour becomes. Sometimes people become stuck in their mind set and use negative language that ‘programs’ them for a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you encourage clients to change their language, their perception of a situation will automatically change.

What is it for?

This tool is for use in all coaching conversations, but particularly where people have distorted thinking about a situation or person. It is also ...

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