What is the Neuro-Activ Coaching® method?
The short of it is this… the Neuro-Activ Coaching® method is based on identifying and modifying neural pathways. It’s our neurology that manages our feelings, behaviours, and habits. The method was developed in France by Florent Fusier; I’ve adapted the content for English speaking audiences.
How do my clients benefit?
Everyone learns at their own pace and in their own way. From 30,000 feet above, life may seem like a series of decisions (reactions) and consequences (outcomes), that present more decisions and consequences until the end of our journey on this plane of existence, but when you look closer at day-to-day experiences, they appear as a series of events (change) that bring about new and sometimes recurring challenges for us to face.
The events may seem out of our control, but that is an illusion. How you react or decide your next course of action isn’t predetermined, but can be heavily influenced by the way you perceive your environment, your surroundings, your options, and even your conception of right and wrong.
The Neuro-Activ methodology provides a framework to improve yourself and your life by taking stock of what’s true and what you’ve convinced yourself is true. The latter toxifies your life as a set of limiting beliefs responsible for influencing many of your decisions over time, ultimately becoming an obstacle to attaining a sense of fulfillment and enjoyment.
The primary benefit of my approach is uncovering a better version of you.
Why is this approach called Neuro-Activ?
Everything you learn and experience is recorded by your brain as neural pathways. The more you repeat steps or actions, the stronger these pathways become.
For example, when you first learned how to drive a car, you may have been overwhelmed with the details. But today, with practice, driving becomes second nature.
This approach determines what activates your neural pathways. Together, we work to modify and reboot those pathways so they better reflect the person you are today.
What’s my role in all of this?
I’m your personal guide, your wise advocate, helping you see your life from a clearer perspective by helping you identify and deconstruct the limiting beliefs that cloud your judgement and bring about negative outcomes. I will teach you to negotiate life with a strong sense of self, looking at challenges through lenses of truth rather than limiting beliefs, allowing you to make better decisions, which result in positive outcomes.
Although some of the work you undertake may be unpleasant, my approach provides the support you need to stay invested in your journey, as we work to refocus your energy to build new neural pathways and disrupt old patterns.
I want to help you become a firm believer in the better future that awaits you.
Out with the old, in with the new
The human psyche is powerful and complex, and it’s quite normal to require help from a professional coach like myself to help create a better version of yourself. I’ve had great success collaborating with my clients, and I can do the same for you. And, of course, there’s more to my approach than just what’s outlined on this web site.
I’m interested. What are next steps?
Please answer the short questionnaire below so I get to know you a little better and understand what areas I can help you with. I’ll contact you to set up a free discovery meeting (in person or via Skype) that lasts 20-45 minutes and, by the end, we’ll decide if we’re are a good fit to work together. During our meeting, we get to know each other, discussing your needs, answering your questions, and setting expectations for future meetings.
You’ll determine the frequency of our interactions and together we’ll establish your personalized action plan. Great strides can be achieved in just a handful of meetings together. However, complex issues can take time and effort to work through. I’ll work with you to ensure you get the most personal value possible, at a pace that’s right for you.
It’s that simple. A better version of you wants to emerge. Haven’t you been sitting on the fence long enough?
A professional and personal coach contributes immeasurable value to the relationship with a client. As an advisor, a mentor, and a personal guide, a professionally trained coach like myself brings life experience and career-minded expertise to the table, which benefits every client. Take from our relationship what you need to realize your goals. At the end of the day, the added value of working with me is the sum of my experiences and the proven approach I leverage with my clients.
The role of a coach is to engage clients in an ongoing partnership,1 helping them to “set and achieve goals in order to improve a particular behavioural performance.”2 Coaches observe, listen, and adapt their approach to their clients’ individual needs. Whether working with a group or with individuals, coaches provide support in order to elicit effective strategies from the clients themselves – ultimately enhancing the creativity, skills and resources that each client already possesses.3
The mentoring relationship can be more informal and is usually of longer duration than the coaching relationship. Its focus also tends to be broader, encompassing the client’s career and personal development. The mentor is usually someone in a more senior position within the same field as the mentee, who helps the mentee prepare for future career opportunities by passing on knowledge and experience and providing advice or support as needed.4
Guiding is “the process of directing a person or group along the path leading from some present state to a desired state.”2 The coach in a guidance role helps orient clients by providing direction, tips and other knowledge based upon his or her own experience of situations similar to those faced by the client.2
Rather than focusing on particular performances in specific situations (as is the case with coaching), teachers help their students expand their overall cognitive abilities. A teacher, as Dilts notes, “helps a person to develop new strategies for thinking and acting. The emphasis of teaching is more on new learning than on refining one’s previous performance.” Such learning can, nevertheless, lead to improved performance.2
Counselling, similar to coaching, embraces the principle that clients can help themselves if they are provided with the necessary support.2 Unlike coaching, however, counselling is “a highly skilled intervention focused on helping individuals to address underlying psychological problems.”4 In order to provide the client with integrated and comprehensive care, the counsellor may therefore be required to work in partnership with a doctor or other health professional. Counsellors help clients to address situations from the past, clarify their issues, explore options for change, develop coping strategies and increase their self-awareness.2
A consultant is usually an experienced professional or an expert in a specialized field. The consultant’s expansive knowledge enables him or her to share professional advice and recommendations with clients in related professions or industries. Consultants are usually independent contractors, often working for multiple clients in sectors including technology, finance, marketing, and non-profit organizations.5
1 International Coach Federation (ICF). “Find a Coach.” ICF, The Gold Standard in Coaching, https://coachfederation.org/find-a-coach.
2 Dilts, Robert. From Coach to Awakener, Meta Publications, 2003
3 “Counsellors.” Better Health Channel, Victorian Government, www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/counsellors.
4 “Coaching and Mentoring – the Difference.” Brefi Group, www.brefigroup.co.uk/coaching/coaching_and_mentoring.html.
5 Akers, Helen. “What Is a Professional Consultant?” Work – Chron.com, http://work.chron.com/professional-consultant-9684.html.