COACHING INTENDED TO HELP PEOPLE GET EVEN BETTER
Processes of coaching implemented into organizations are no longer intended to be only a solution to previously identified problems. They are not merely attempts at fixing problems, but a way in which leaders can show their employees how much they care about them.
Being assigned to a Neurolanguage Coach is neither a way of showing employees their lack of language competencies nor a sign that their career is in trouble. Neurolanguage Coaching® does not have to be a form of remedy prescribed to an organization in the case that its employees cannot speak a foreign language. Instead, it can be a way of showing employees that there is potential within them and of making them feel noticed, appreciated or recognized.
Why not make it a compliment paid to your employees and an extra benefit through which you express your readiness to help them move forward with their career? ‘We do appreciate your work and we want to help you get even better’
Participation in Neurolanguage Coaching® is an opportunity to stop, to reflect, to hear oneself. To realize what driving factors stand behind our wish to learn a language and what value it can bring to our life, both business and private. It is an opening point for moving forward consciously and deliberately, step by step, following a previously established action plan.
The whole process is strictly focused on an individual. An individual, who is somebody unique. Unique especially when it comes to his/her real needs, driving factors, preferences, learning styles, talents, competencies, strengths and weaknesses. The Neurolanguage Coaching® process is designed and run especially for this particular individual. As a result of the process a coachee not only becomes a fluent speaker of a foreign language, but also a much more self-aware professional. It happens due to the fact that Neurolanguage Coaching®, set within the frames of traditional coaching and the transfer of language knowledge (teaching), takes place with constant presence and application of coaching models and rules. What is more, it is strongly supported by elements of the Neuroscience of learning that provides us with evidence-based information concerning how the brain likes to learn and how to design learning solutions to make the learning experience more engaging, efficient, enjoyable and bringing sustainable results.
Because of this we can boldly describe neurolanguage coaching® not as a rescue plan necessary to be implemented in organizations in trouble, but as a process of fine-tuning the talents of people.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF NEUROLANGUAGE COACHING®?
One of the most common primary goals of the Neurolanguage Coaching® processes verbalized by both sponsors and neurolanguage coachees is to learn, polish or perfect communication skills.
And the efficient transfer of pure language knowledge is unquestionably the top objective of the process. However, bearing in mind the fact that communication takes place between people, it is about much more than just learning a language. It is always about building relationships based on certain qualities and values such as trust, loyalty, honesty and empathy. It is first of all about creating the environment in which people feel free to express themselves clearly. About creating the context in which they focus on communicating naturally, instead of wondering what to say and how. It is about making the communication process an enjoyable experience, instead of an overwhelmingly terrifying fight with a popular opponent which is reported to be a language barrier. Due to the Neuroscience omnipresent in the process of Neurolanguage Coaching® the participants become aware of the fact that ‘boundary lines, of any type, are never found in the real world itself, but only in the imagination of the mapmakers.’ /Ken Wilber/
NEUROSCIENCE OF LEARNING
As already mentioned, the biggest problem identified by a definite majority of people entering the process of Neurolanguage Coaching™ is something they call a ‘language barrier’ which they have failed to overcome for many years. They also point to their biggest dream that is ‘to start thinking in a foreign language’. So many of them are able to verbalize their goals and desires they bring into the process. But do they really know what it means to ‘think in a foreign language’ from the perspective of neuroscience? Do they know what it means for a human brain to perform activities in an automatic mode? Have they ever heard of a perfect state for the brain to learn? Do they have an idea of how to make memorizing more effective, recalling information easier and how to make the results of learning long lasting?
This is the knowledge they are provided with by Neurolanguage Coaches, who, as neuroeducators, implement their deep knowledge of how the brain likes to learn into their methodology of teaching.
NEUROLANGUAGE COACHING® – GRANT YOURSELF A BIT OF INTROSPECTION
Neurolanguage Coaching® is all about you – it is about whom you want to be and where. In order to answer these questions you have to stop and reflect on what expectations you have towards your career and where you want it to take you. What would you like to do differently and what motivation stands behind it. And how are your aspirations influenced by the quality of your communication and especially by the condition of your active knowledge of a foreign language? The optimal condition to enter the process is to do it with an open-mind, which is ready to explore, test, and say yes to new ideas and to follow up on the ones that work. To identify and set achievable goals with particular time frames within which to be met. To decide how to measure the results and the effectiveness of the process from the perspective of both the sponsors and the neurolanguage coaches.
All these elements are included in the process of Neurolanguage Coaching® and are discussed by the coach and the coachee through powerful questions intended to let the coachees think for themselves. Attention paid to all these elements enables Neurolanguage Coaches to make the process of transformation from a monolingual to a bilingual authentically and optimally tailor-made. All these elements give the coachees a reassuring feeling of being in the centre of the process and let them believe that real sustainable change is within their. They feel, on the whole, it is up to them to decide whether they will take responsibility for the change they want to introduce into their lives. The rest – employers who do care and professional neurolanguage coaches to lead them through the process – are there at their disposal.
SELF TRANSFORMATION – THE KEY TO TRANSFORMATION OF BUSINESS
Nowadays people are the competitive edge of companies and people determine the business success of their organizations. An unquestionable necessity is coherence between objectives of an organization and individual goals of particular employees who create it. Numerous studies point to the fact that the more diversity there is between employees, the bigger the chances of a company for development and expansion. What comes with employee diversification is bigger adaptability to a highly changeable market, because the company reaches a broader spectrum of clients. And this is what Neurolanguage Coaching® puts so much emphasis on – on a unique individual who is really capable of making the difference.
Why don’t you help your potentials and talents in your company to get even better, bearing in mind the fact that better, self-fulfilled, appreciated and recognized employees mean a stronger, better performing and more successful organization?
Copyright Katarzyna Hylińska 2015