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Coaching has existed for decades, so you can imagine that there are countless life coaching tips out there. Vikki Brock wrote in her dissertation “Grounded Theory of the Roots and Emergence of Coaching”:

“The data suggest that while the training of coaches and founding of professional associations occurred in the US in the early 1990s, coaching was a service offering in many different countries from the 1980s.”

She went on to say that: “. . . coaching has a broad intellectual framework that draws on the synergy, cross-fertilization, and practices of many disciplines . . .”

¬†This is a fancy way of saying that coaching is important, need, and multi-faceted in its methods and approaches. In other words: If you’re a coach, take what works for you and your clients and USE it! The main thing is to not get lost in the sea of possibilities. The number of coaching methods can be overwhelming, and often the best life coaching tips are the ones you feel drawn to the most.

After considerable research, I found several methods that looked promising and tested them on myself and others to gauge their effectiveness. The most important thing I’ve gleaned from this admittedly-unscientific approach is that different methods work for different people and problems. You need to find what works best for you and your clients.

Remember to look for life coaching tips that match your particular expertise. For example, if you’re working primarily with couples, you’ll want to learn techniques that can be used by two people as well as one. Keeping with what fits your practice will also give you direction in a sea of options.

Fortunately, some of the best life coaching tips are those that can be applied to almost any situation. Here are just some techniques that I recommend:

  1. Logical Soul Method – My favorite method for getting deep down to hidden decisions that hold you back. This method was developed by Dr. Craig, and utilizes biofeedback and working with the subconscious to make new decisions.
  2. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) – I’m still learning EFT, but I’ve found it highly effective. It is most useful for instant emotional change through the physical body. The catch is that it takes a while to make a permanent change, and may never be entirely permanent. EFT relies on the dedication of the client to perform exercises whenever the emotional issue arises.
  3. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) – Using and teaching this technique can improve communication, empathy, stress-relief, and confidence. It couples language and mental processes to “program” behavioral patterns. I find that NLP works best after you’ve uncovered hidden decision in your subconscious. This way, your subconscious will readily accept what you are teaching it.

My last life coaching tip is that you and your client will make mistakes. This is a part of the process and a part of life. Don’t let it get in your way! Mistakes are an opportunity to learn. When you treat mistakes as valuable feedback, you are bound to find success.

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