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The Fundamental Principles of Good Coaching

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With the ability to help people unleash their potential, accomplish their goals, and overcome obstacles, coaching has developed as a valuable tool for both personal and professional growth. While coaching approaches may vary, there are fundamental principles that underpin effective coaching practices. Understanding these concepts can improve the coaching experience and promote real growth,.

Client-Centered Approach: Good coaching is oriented around the client’s needs, goals, and aspirations. It entails developing a close relationship with clients and fostering a welcoming environment where they feel heard, understood, and empowered. 

Active Listening: Effective coaches are skilled listeners. They go beyond surface-level understanding and actively listen to their clients, paying attention to verbal and non-verbal cues. Through active listening, coaches gain a deep understanding of the client’s perspective, emotions, and underlying beliefs. 

Powerful Questioning: Good coaching is characterized by thought-provoking and open-ended questions. Coaches use questions to stimulate reflection, expand awareness, and encourage new perspectives. Clients can explore their objectives, values, beliefs, and potential barriers with the aid of insightful questions.

Goal Setting and Accountability: Effective coaching entails the establishment of clear and relevant goals. SMART goals are those that are precise, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. 

Empowering talents-Based Approach: Good coaching acknowledges and exploits the client’s talents, resources, and past successes. Coaches help clients identify their unique strengths and explore how these strengths can be applied to overcome challenges and achieve desired outcomes. 

Non-Judgmental and Confidential Environment: Trust is crucial in coaching partnerships. Good coaches establish a non-judgmental and confidential atmosphere where clients can openly discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or revelation. 

Growth mentality and continual Learning: Successful coaches practise continual learning and have a growth mentality. They are committed to their own personal and professional development, staying updated on best practices, and expanding their coaching skills.

Ethical and Professional Standards: Good coaching adheres to ethical guidelines and professional standards. Coaches set up limits, respect client autonomy, and protect confidentiality. They pursue the proper credentials and certificates, engage in continual supervision, and pursue ongoing professional growth. 

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Dr. Terry McIvor is the founder of the International  Guild of Hypnotherapy,NLP and 3 Principles Practitioners and Trainers. (IGH3P)

IGH3P  is a professional development body which develops the skills of coaches, Hypnotherapist and NLPers.

He is an educationalist of over 20 years experience and has been accredited as a STEM and Science expert at level 6 and 7 by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) in the U.K.

Dr. Terry is also an NLP trainer, Master Hypnotist, a qualified Hypnotherapist  and 3 Principles Coach.

He is trainer for most of the leading hypnosis professional bodies in the U.S including IACT, ICBCH,IMDHA, and the Elman Institute,

Dr. Terry has set up his own accredited STEM school in the U.K. called AISR, it is through his academy he conducts his teaching and research.

Learn more at You can email him at

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