Coaching Methods

As a Professional Development Coach, I am qualified and experienced in two neuroscience-based and therapeutic coaching techniques: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

This is in addition to my knowledge and experience with more traditional coaching practices as a Certified Professional Coach. Together these provide the tools to gain deep insight and understanding of your mindset and the way you think and show up in the world.  You will easily be able to apply all the techniques we work on, in your day to day life. 


What does it mean?

  • N = Neuro is the physical components as well as the mental and emotional components of our neurology.
  • L = Linguistic is the language that we use, and more specifically, how we communicate with others and ourselves.
  • P = Programming is the way our past experiences, thoughts and emotions affect all areas of our lives.

 What does it look like in practice? 

As an example, we may use the following NLP coaching methods in your sessions:


We find where it first happened which will help you work past any limiting beliefs that are preventing your progress. Unwanted negative emotions and feelings, and limiting beliefs can have a huge effect on our mindset and progression.


An anchor for when you want to feel calm, confident, motivated, or any other powerful state of being. One that you do for yourself. This technique is about harnessing a good feeling to pull on, in times of self-doubt.


Mastering the ability to look at something differently. First, we will look at the habit such as mindreading then develop ways to alter your mindset to open for more flexibility and understanding around situations.


What does it mean? 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your mindset by changing the way you think and behave. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

 What does it look like in practice?

As an example, we may use the following techniques in our sessions:



This involves taking a hard look at negative thought patterns. We will break down those thoughts and restructure.


Because thoughts are NOT factual. Recognising the difference between fact and opinion can assist you in challenging your mindset.


Uncovering what you define as a problem and using the 6-step technique to find the best solution thus, the best outcome for you!



Here is a birds eye view of some of the other techniques I use with clients:


  • Wheel of life/career/leadership
  • Transformational Goal Setting Model
  • GROW Model
  • CLEAR Model
  • Success questioning
  • Kaizen
  • Resilience building
  • Values setting
  • Radical questioning
Lucy Grimwade

Lucy Grimwade

Professional Development Coach

I am currently undertaking a Professional Coaching Diploma with Full Circle Global. Specialising in Career Development, Full Circle Global are approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a training provider.

With this qualification, I became a member of the ICF Gold Standard Coaching Body, where I am working towards gaining ACC level accreditation.

In addition, I also have a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner & Coaching qualification accredited by NLP Association of Excellence. Additionally, I have a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) diploma which was awarded by Renaissance Therapy.

Find out more about me HERE