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Coaching with NLP For Dummies® by Kate Burton

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Balancing Dreams with Reality: The Disney Strategy

From his study of the late, great Walt Disney, NLP trainer and developer Robert Dilts created a model of creative success known in NLP as the Disney strategy, which is based on Disney's amazing ability to turn dreams into real projects. The Disney strategy enhances the goal-setting aspect of coaching to bring goals alive and ensure their viability. The Disney strategy's particularly useful with large and challenging projects for individuals and teams.

Getting to know the various roles

Imagineering is the term Walt Disney coined to describe the way that he formed dreams and turned them into reality. This unique way of working created the enduring appeal of characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the legacy of the film-making and theme park empire enjoyed by millions of people worldwide today.

Successful imagineering brings together three key strategies: the Dreamer, Realist and Critic roles, all of which are needed for innovation and problem-solving to ultimately reach goals. Indeed, Disney's co-workers said that three different Walts actually came to work, and they were never sure who was going to come into a meeting. Would the Dreamer, the Realist or the Critic pitch up today? No doubt this uncertainty kept everyone on their toes!

image In NLP anything is achievable as long as you tackle it in small enough parts. Chunking refers ...

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