NLP, one of the primary coaching methods I use, is essentially a set of language and sensory-based interventions and behavior-modification techniques intended to help improve the client’s self-awareness, confidence, communication skills, and social actions. The goals of NLP are to help the client understand that the way one views the world affects how one operates in the world, and that it is necessary to change the thoughts and behavior patterns that have not proven to be beneficial in the past. 

 NLP was created by a linguist and a computer programmer in the 1970s by studying highly effective professionals across multiple disciplines and drawing conclusions about what mental models, behaviors, and language patterns consistently helped them to achieve excellence and rapport with other people. Essentially, NLP is a set of techniques that help clients embody excellence for themselves while also quickly disabling mental and behavioral patterns that prevent them from the positive results and mental states they desire.