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Procrastination: a Challenge for Coaches – Part 3of 3

How do you effectively coach a client who is procrastinating? Of course the process described in the previous blog post is very effective, and the process here works for clients and for us as coaches.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes six foundational areas for creating change. If your coaching client wants to change a habit of procrastination, consider asking questions around each area.

Environment

1. What is your most productive space?
2. What time of day are you most productive?
3. How will you plan your space and time so that you accomplish what you want?

Behavior

1. Do your behaviors fit with how you want to be?
2. Do your behaviors serve your goals?

Capabilities and Skills

1. What counter-productive skills do you have and how did you acquire them?
2. What skills would serve you?

Beliefs and values
1. What is the difference between your beliefs or values and how you live?
2. How will you close the gap?

Identity
1. How do you describe yourself?
2. How would you like to be described?

Purpose

1. What contributions would you like to make?
2. What is your purpose?

Combine this with the process described in the previous blog for a powerful coaching focus to create the desired change.

The key is to have the coaching client decide what they do want, know their internal motivators, and proactively plan their process to create the change they choose.

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