In this article we look at Grounded theory and you may find it useful to reflect on its relationship to the NLP Modelling Process as you read. Grounded theory is found within a ‘progressive’ qualitative research framework which suggests there is a relationship between the researcher, the participants and the context allowing the researcher to…

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What on earth are Ontology and Epistemology? Dr Sally Vanson I am an NLP Master Trainer, sit on the accreditation panel of ANLP, the Research Committee of ICF and am CEO of The Performance Solution where as well as training professional coaches to get accreditation through ICF, we have designed, developed and run the world’s…

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NLP is now in its third decade as a field of study and has evolved considerably since its beginnings in the mid 1970s. As a third generation of NLP developers, trainers and practitioners move into the world, it is also time to acknowledge a third generation of NLP – an extension of the field and…

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Firmstart We are pleased to announce that The Performance Solution, in partnership with Darwin Whitty will be running a new 3 part program. This will consist of 2 day modules and is to help you get started with your own business. The aim is to provide the advice, information and support you need to get…

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A unique and powerful two day seminar with one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and Europe’s leading light in Transformative Leadership Coaching on 22nd and 23rd June in Swindon. “Extraordinary results are achieved by individuals and organisations when leaders develop an authentic, visionary style. These leaders create an atmosphere of trust, engagement and…

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David Steele (2011) suggests that there is nothing structurally, morally, ethically or otherwise preventing anyone from being a coach and a therapist and by offering both you have a powerful service modality to offer prospective clients enabling you to serve more people in better ways and to manage seamless transitions from coaching to therapy. The…

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The Open Day is a free 1 day event held at the University of Surrey, Guildford. It is for Practitioners, Master Practitioners of NLP and Coaches who are interested in finding out more about attending the MA in Applied Coaching at the University of Derby Corporate and also the benefits of becoming a Certified NLP…

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The Performance Solution is supporting a longitudinal research study to examine the effectiveness of NLP based coaching into the recovery of clients and to investigate the experiences of NLP practitioners in aiding the recovery of their clients. The study is being carried out by Rabiya McKeverne MSc, under the supervision of Dr Sally Vanson. This…

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Coaching can be particularly effective in times of change e.g.promotions, assignments, and other new challenges for individuals and groups in any level within an organisation. It is important to make it clear that coaching although can be often mistaken for consulting or mentoring it is neither, coaching can be seen as “a process that enables…

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The Association for Coaching (AC), the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), and the International Coach Federation (ICF), have teamed up to create the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance designed to advance the professional coaching and mentoring industry. After years of working together, the three organisations have created a formal agreement that declares, “As a…

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