NLP Coach



As an NLP coach I am continuously learning new ways of helping people to improve their experience of personal life and in the professional arena. Drawing on NLP interventions and the many other learned “tools” has proved to be an effective and practical way of supporting clients in resolving their challenges and achieving their goals. 

NLP is about the awareness of the structure of experiences, the dynamics of communication with yourself and others and about specific practical resourceful techniques that support change. 

Change that helps you to reconnect and express your essence and source of vitality. In short, here you will learn to become your own best friend and to play your life more beautifully. 

It is fascinating how fast change can happen. With the willingness to:

  • Explore 
  • Share
  • The “right” interventions 
  • Empathetic listening 
  • Rediscovering and experiencing ones hidden but present resources

You will learn to align your thinking, feeling and field mind and reconnect to your resourceful state, experience choice and formulate a well formed outcome that is congruent at all levels.

  • Environment
  • Behavior
  • Capacities
  • Values and beliefs
  • Identity 
  • Vision – purpose – meaning

The focus shifts from what you don’t want to what you do want and change is inevitable. 

This awareness and exploration will help you with challenges such as:

  • Confidence
  • Balance
  • Trust
  • Initiative
  • Clarity 
  • Attitude
  • Choice
  • Stress
  • Connection to self and others
  • Finding Expression for your essence

Simply put, change is possible – all you need is a desire to change and a willingness to learn new ways of being…with yourself, your thoughts and with others.

NLP Amsterdam

NLP Amsterdam is Christie Linley’s practice. 

Special to NLP Amsterdam is its international character. NLP Amsterdam serves people from all over the world from Hong Kong to Finland, India to Korea, Ireland to Lithuania, Italy to Argentina. People who are in transition and looking to improve their experience of life both privately and professionally.

Coaching sessions are conducted in both English and Dutch. NLP coach Christie Linley is familiar with the challenges that come with big and smaller transitions. 

Do you also coach online?

Yes, I coach online. Online coaching has been a discovery over the last year and to my delight it works very well. Its added advantage is the possibility for coaching clients living in different countries and continents.

With online coaching you can create the best possible setting for you at home or in your office. This way you are in a trusted environment where you can feel comfortable. You can schedule a free 30 minute introduction session on the homepage.

What is the meaning of NLP

The term Neuro Linguistic Programming, better known today as NLP has been around since the 1970”s when it was founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder who modelled the therapists Milton Erickson, Gregory Bateson, Fritz Perls and Virginia Satir to understand how they excelled in what they did so successfully. 

John Grinder and Richard Bandler originally defined it as follows:

“NLP is an attitude which is an insatiable curiosity about human beings with a methodology that leaves behind it a trail of techniques.“

Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP)

“The strategies, tools and techniques of NLP represent an opportunity unlike any other for the exploration of human functioning, or more precisely, that rare and valuable subset of human functioning known as genius.“

John Grinder (co-creator of NLP)

A literal translation of the phrase ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’ is that NLP empowers, enables and teaches us to better understand the way our brain (neuro) processes the words we use (linguistic) and how that can impact on our past, present and future (programming). 

The first generation NLP is very much about the cognitive mind, the thinking mind. It is about the strategies and inner representational systems such as sight, sound, feeling, taste and how we build a mental model of the world. 

The cognitive mind can go anywhere, the past, the future.

The second generation NLP is about the somatic mind, our emotional intelligence. This this is another level of mind that has its seat in the physical body. It uses the physiological processes of the body to know and understand things in a different way to the cognitive mind. It uses the senses and whole neurology of the body. 

Our inner game has to do with our ability to manage inner experiences that arise as we attempt anything and is influenced by:

  • Our belief in ourselves, 
  • Our ability to manage our emotional states, 
  • Our ability to stay calm when things are stressvol
  • Our ability to to deal with mistakes

The somatic mind is always in the present. 

When the minds and the body are in the same place we speak about being in the zone of excellence, a place of presence. 

The skills that we can learn to achieve this are:

  • Self awareness in thinking and body.
  • Self modeling – Understanding what the difference is that makes the difference in mind, body, emotional state and connection with the outside world.
  • Self calibration – how close am I to my best level of performance?
  • Self scaling – knowing what to do to move forward  
  • Anchoring – finding the tools and stimuli to help achieve the zone of excellence. 

“Flexibility comes from having multiple choices; wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives.” 

“One of the most powerful sources of enriching your own map is noticing how other people have different maps”

Robert Dilts – one of the invaluable contributors to second and third generation Nlp 

The third generation NLP is about an intelligence that is held by the ‘field’, the environment and our interaction and relationship with it. 

The three minds are inseparably connected, they enhance each other’s intelligence. When we include the three minds in the process of change and growth we can more specifically bring resources into the system from where we are to where we want to be and enrich our lives.

The individual mind is a subsystem in a larger mind – Gregory Batson

NLP has been defined as the “users manual for your mind” because studying NLP gives us insights into how our thinking patterns can affect every aspect of our lives.

How can NLP help me?

A few examples of the many ways how effective use of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you enrich your life:

  • Find your zone off excellence
  • Boost your physical and mental health 
  • Experience emotional wellbeing
  • Find your dream job, career or promotion
  • Reach your greatest goals, visions and aspirations
  • Shift your perception of what is genuinely achievable for you
  • Achieve exceptional performance in life, sports and business
  • Find the joy, success and life fulfillment you want and deserve.
  • Make changes in the way you think and feel about past mistakes, challenging events or failures
  • Develop a sense of motivation and inspiration about your life  
  • Enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Communicate in a more effective way with yourself and others
  • Create and enjoy happy, lasting and rewarding relationships
  • Overcome your anxieties and phobias
  • Eliminate your limiting beliefs and thoughts
  • Lower your stress levels and fears 
  • Eliminate performance anxiety and nervousness

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