Many people ask “What is Coaching? What is NLP?”

“Is it better than other techniques?”

To find out more click on the subject and/or questions below:

1. Coaching

There are many questions in relation to what is coaching and where can it be used.

Q.1 What is coaching?

Coaching could be defined as a development ongoing interaction between two people, the Coach and the Client which assists the Client to develop his capabilities achieve his goals and objectives and produce successful results.
The NLP Coach facilitates change through verbal and non-verbal communication (questions, reflections, explanations, metaphors, tasks, guiding focus, exercises, etc.). The NLP Coach promotes and supports his client’s growth, learning, professional development, and personal bench marks. The coach creates and facilitates change, elicits, selects, trains asks meaningful questions, motivates, creates insight, explains, tasks, evokes, challenges, stimulates, creates insights, supports and encourages client’s self expression.

Q.2 What can you use coaching for?

Accepting Change, Adaptability Issues, Anger Management, Career Development, Change of Position, Commitment Issues, Communicating Emotions, Communication Issues, Company/Business Personal Positioning, Conflicts and Conflict Resolu¬tion, Cultural Differences, Decision making, Emotional Intelligence, Feeling left Out or left Behind, Gender Communication, Job Selection, language Precision, leader¬ship Competencies, learning Issues, Mediation, Modeling for Excellence, Motiva¬tion (Self and Others), Negotiation Skills, Nervousness, Organizational Issues, Per¬formance Enhancement and Other Issues, Personal Organization, Presentation Skills, Process Coaching, Procrastination, Project Planning, Relationship Issues, Role Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Social Skills, Stage Fright or Negative Emotions, Stress Management, Test Anxiety, Time Management, Work-life Balance, etc.


The word KOTAN is not known in the English language and it causes most people to ask what it means…it’s origin is from Japan

Q.1 What is KOTAN and does it mean anything ?

KOTAN is a Japanese word and a simple translation is – “Elegant Simplicity”.
It can mean a number of things depending on what or how it is applied too a specific situation. The underlying meaning:KOTAN – reflects the elegant simplicity in every action when the mind and the body are in balance.

Q.2 What is “THE KOTAN METHOD” and how can it be used?

“THE KOTAN METHOD” was founded by Paul Mracek and is based on his training as a Master in Martial Arts, extensive study in Asia and 25plus years in senior executive roles in small to large corporations. Related to modern life and business – “THE KOTAN METHOD” empowers individuals with the tools, skills and knowledge needed to be more productive, organized and outcome focused in achieving results in their career and personal life.

Q.3 What are the “THE KOTAN METHOD” principles?

“THE KOTAN METHOD” is based on seven principles which when applied to now; enables individuals, groups and organizations to be able to tap into the ancient wisdom and apply it to successfully drive their careers, relationships or businesses to achieve the success and rewards they deserve..

3. NLP

There is a lot of miss-understanding about NLP which the questions below will help clarify, it is one of the most useful resources and set of tools available to individuals and businesses alike.

Q.1 What is NLP?

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming). NLP is a pragmatic school of thought – an ‘epistemology’ – that addresses the many levels involved in being human. NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about. At another level, NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relating to the ‘spiritual’ part of human experience that reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems. NLP is not only about competence and excellence, it is about wisdom and vision.

Q.2 What is the difference between NLP Coaching &. Traditional Consulting?

In NLP Coaching the Coach is going to work the Client to discover and utilize his most productive strategies, values, and other modalities already at his disposal but which he is not utilizing to the most for his benefit. The focus is on the Client in achieving his coaching goals and objectives.

Q.3 What is the difference between NLP Coaching &. Traditional Forms Of Training?

NLP Coaching trainings are designed to teach people how to become NLP coaches. Rather than teaching the students only how to perform something the emphasis in these trainings is how to discover and get in charge of the mental processes occur¬ring naturally inside every individual. By learning how people think I.E. 5MD’s strat¬egies, etc, the student/Coach improves as a person. There is no better improve¬ment than to have control over one’s internal processes. So, in fact the student has maximum control over process and outcome. In NLP Coaching trainings, of course, everything is held confidential.

4. Hypnosis

Many people are anxious about Hypnosis due to a lot of incorrect reporting about this valuable tool.

Q.1 What is Hypnosis?

A relaxed, focused state of concentration. That is the definition. But the actual state of hypnosis is a little harder to define. Until recently it was assumed that it was similar to sleep, or that the mind was somehow unconscious. In reality, there is a specific state that the brain enters into when it is receptive to suggestion. This has been discovered on scans during hypnosis. It is not an unusual state of mind, and may feel like you are not in a trance, or in hypnosis. For most people they simply feel relaxed. There is a change in the brain wave activity, similar to that time just before sleep when the alpha state is entered. Your brain’s waking state is a beta brain wave, just as you are going to sleep it changes to alpha and then to delta and theta in deep sleep. The alpha state is a very dreamy, pleasant state. During this time the mind is very open to visualizations and creating a rich sensory experience. The more real the experience becomes in the subconscious mind during this state, the more effect it will have on your waking behavior.

Q.2 Is Hypnosis dangerous?

Hypnosis is a normal state of mind, one which most people go in and out of every day. When you are watching a movie that you are engrossed in, driving down a long monotonous road, listening to music that captures a mood or engrosses you, you are in hypnosis. We experience hypnosis every day and don’t even know it. When you are in a guided hypnotic trance session, or driving down the road in trance, you have an observer self, which is an actual part of you that is always aware and watching out for you. This observer self has been documented as a credible aspect of our mind, that keeps us safe, even when asleep. During hypnosis you can trust that your observer self will watch over you. This is not a guide or spiritual being, is a scientific discovery of a function of our brain. During a hypnosis session you would instantly get up and leave the room if it caught on fire, even if had previously felt like your arms and leg were too heavy to move. In fact, since hypnosis can help make us sharper and more aware mentally, it actually may help keep us safer, by making us more aware of our surroundings during the day. If your perception of what is happening around you is better, you will notice things that are happening with greater clarity and perhaps make better decisions.

Q.3 Can Hypnosis make me tell secrets?

Not at all. You will not divulge any information that you would not ordinarily divulge. You always have a choice, and your brain did not stop functioning or reasoning. However, you may find that you discover some inner truths about yourself, or your situation, or some self sabotage, that you did not know about consciously. What this means is that your subconscious mind may have some inner programming going on that you do not know about that causes you to keep making the same mistakes, get sick, get angry, have rotten luck, or ignore important clues about your success or failure. The really good news is that when you uncover these inner truths that have been kept secret from your subconscious mind, your mind can no longer play that game. When the unconscious strategy is revealed, the gig is up. Your inner mind must now do it differently. The program only worked when it was in stealth mode. Here is an example. I had a pain in my back, between my shoulder blades

5. Education, Mentoring & Counselling

There are many forms of help and the difference between them are not readily understood.

Q.1 What is the difference between NLP Coaching & Educators?

Most education is concerned about teaching conscious concepts to conscious minds. This is however not the case as most behavioural change occurs with the involvement and cooperation of the Unconscious Mind. Therefore the NLP Coach knows that he has to teach the Conscious Mind and the Unconscious Mind and appeal to both for the process of change to occur. According to a team led by Professor Gerard Hodgkinson of the Centre for Organiza¬tional Strategy, Learning and Change at Leeds University Business School, “Humans clearly need both conscious and non-conscious thought processes, but it’s likely that neither is intrinsically ‘better’ than the other”

Q.2 What is the difference between NLP Coaching & Mentors?

In NLP Coaching we don’t actually offer advice as to what to do – we Coach the Client HOW to utilize his own capabilities and already present strategies, values, etc. By discovering, and understanding the Client’s intrinsic abilities, the Coach can assist in maximizing those abilities and so, to make possible for the Client to take the actions necessary to achieve his desired results. NLP Coaching concentrates on the Client implementing the best strategies to achieve the desired goals and objectives.

Q.3 What is the difference between NLP Coaching & Career Counselling?

Career coaches assist their clients to discover their ideal income position or career. With their ideal career, clients will be able to “Go to Play” every day because they are doing what they love and excel at. Career coaches then assist their clients to get their ideal position or career, which may include becoming a business owner, an independent contractor, or an employee. Career coaches are totally loyal to their clients, and form a strong confidential bond.

NLP Coaching assists the Client to determine his values, Meta programs, strategies, positive and supportive decisions and belief structures, and future goals and out¬comes. In this way the Coach helps the Client to move into the position, job or ca¬reer best suited for his present and future. If the Client’s goal is to become an en¬trepreneur, business owner or independent contractor, NLP Coaching supports him in this development. If the Client’s goal is to simply achieve new objectives in his present career, NLP Coaching supports uncritically this outcome.