is People Development
- Coaching is Personal Development
-Behavior based Coaching for
development, success, and self-improvement
Existential Angst permeating in our Society -and Need for
trained specialist Practitioners in the latest use of
Neuropsychological Change Models and Tools
whether it is to enhance work performance or achieve greater
satisfaction in one's personal life, involves personal development
and growth. Such development typically occurs within the context of
self-knowledge and self-awareness.
Clearly, coaching belongs in the
contemporary landscape of personal development methodologies.
Its aim is for the individual to become more self-aware, to
assume greater responsibility for his or her life design and to
grow and develop as a person.
Never before has empirical data given us a
clearer window into the human mind. So… now what?
To-date, human brains have been forged by the process of natural
selection and other uncharted processes that are still being
explored. But how is our generation’s pace of change putting
unprecedented demands on an “ancient” neurological
infrastructure? How does our brain react to the quantum overload
of life in the 21st Century? Not very well unfortunately!
The modern world is in the grip of a crisis of
self-identification and meaning . More people (from ages of 30
to 80) are anxious, depressed, alienated, lost, than any other
time in our history.
Today’s profound cultural, social changes and political
polarization continue to provoke widespread malaise and
ultimately prompt a reconstructed view of what it means to be
Meanwhile, suicide, depression, and anxiety are on the rise
everywhere in the modern world. We’re facing a new, contemporary
“crisis of meaningless.”
We seek meaning, but increased social alienation, smaller
families, and a declining belief in religion make it extremely
difficult for many of us.
In order to keep existential anxiety at bay, we need to find and
maintain a meaningful life. We are a species that strives not
just for survival, but also for significance. We want and need
our lives to matter. It is when people are not able to maintain
meaning that they are most psychologically vulnerable.
Today, behavior based coaching
answers some of the questions that remain unasked or
unanswered by the traditional, outdated coaching models and the
myriad number of pseudo-scientific and amateur self-help programs.
For instance, many personal development programs and courses
suggest that we can change any aspect of our personality. Personal
development is presented as something that can be attained
relatively easily, as long as we have the will to change. Research
however suggests that typically, humans overestimate their sense
of control and underestimate their vulnerability to control by
others or force of circumstances..
development and Behavior
Longitudinal research on
development through the life span suggests that our behavior is
both stable and subject to change. As coaches, we need to
recognise that those behaviors that can be modified through
coaching and those that are immutable. Fortunately, there is is
now a growing body of research into models of personal change and
the various stages of change people go through. Behavior based
coaching goes beyond false promises about change and examines what
we can and cannot change. It presents research-based and
scientifically validated means of instilling new optimism about
achievable personal change.
The following nine areas of
personal development are integral to the behavior based coaching
- self-esteem and self-efficacy
- self-regulation of emotions
- a sense of control
- the authentic self and its
relation to meaning, purpose and values
The Process of SELF Healing.
The challenge of living in a modern, ever complex and challenging
society is to re-establish ownership of our body, its connection
with the mind and brain — of our self. Feeling free to know what you
know and to feel what you feel without becoming alienated, lost,
unvalued, overwhelmed, enraged, ashamed, or collapsed. This involves
learning how to become calm and focused, learning control over one’s
emotions, engaging the right mindset and be fully alive and engaged
in the present.
In an important sense, our psychological well-being can be seen as
the ‘end point’ of the process of where and who we are. Guided
perceptual, self-awareness can provide important openings where we
can identify, embrace, and integrate our Healthier Future Self to
produce a better life with purpose and meaning.
The Behavioral Coaching Institute's Neuro Coach
To fast-track this self-development it is best to establish a safe,
trusting relationship with a qualified, specialist caretaker (Neuro
Coach). The first task of the Neuro Coach is to help their client
establish a secure base to work together from. Essential to this
attunement between the coach and coachee is subtle interactions in
which the caretaker makes them feel attended to and understood.
The client's secure attachment with their Neuro Coach combined with
the cultivation of competency builds an internal locus of control,
the key factor in healthy coping throughout life.
All of us, need confidence that others will know, affirm, and
cherish us. Without that we can’t develop a sense of agency that
will enable us to assert: “This is what I believe in; this is what I
stand for; this is what I will devote myself to.” Once we have
established our Selves those who love us can identify, reach out and
embrace us. When we feel our Self is safely held in the hearts and
minds of those we love we can climb mountains and cross deserts and
stay up all night to finish projects. Children and adults will do
anything for people they trust and whose opinion they value. But if
we feel abandoned, worthless, or invisible, nothing seems to matter.
Fear destroys self-development, curiosity and playfulness.
To help create a healthy society, as Neuro Coaches we need to create
secure spaces for people to safely learn and develop themselves in.
To help people of all ages and position find who they are, what
matters to them. To help them find meaning, purpose and a direction
in their life. The outside, modern world offers little space or
facility for self-exploration and growth.
Neuro Behavior based coaching is the
key to sustainable people and personal
The Neuro Behavior based coaching
approach to achieving personal change is based on the
behavioral and neuroscience sciences, which seek to explain why people behave the
way they do. It presents replicable, reliable and validated
methodologies for managing behavior and effecting lasting personal
and neurological change.
key to success in any personal development change initiative is the selection of the
appropriate Neuro Behavioral based change model to fit the
client's specific needs.
The Behavioral Coaching
(Graduate School of
Master Coach Course
top-rated coach training course -ICAA
the critical needs for coaches to be trained in the
a range of validated,
reliable personal change
models, tools and techniques.
See: -Behavioral Coaching
Neuro Master Coach course
(Self-Study, Campus or Distance Learning Format).
Behavioral Coaching Institute