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How can neuroscience inform our coaching practice -- six strategies to facilitate an optimal brain state in coachees

Rachel Bamber (Brighter Thinking Limited, London, UK)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 25 April 2019

Issue publication date: 20 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

How do you ensure that your coachees are getting the most value, support, and challenge from your coaching sessions? Before you even start asking questions and engaging in a coaching conversation, neuroscience can help you! The purpose of this paper is to outline six easy strategies that you can deploy to enable the best brain state to aid cognition, decisions, and creative thinking for your coachee and yourself.

Design/methodology/approach

A viewpoint based on the latest research from neuroscience and the author’s expertise as a coach for over 15 years.

Findings

Using the latest research from neuroscience to assist coachees to find their own solutions to the issues they face ensures they take ownership and are more motivated to take action.

Originality/value

The paper takes key elements from the latest evidence in neuroscience and applies them to the practice of coaching.

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Citation

Bamber, R. (2019), "How can neuroscience inform our coaching practice -- six strategies to facilitate an optimal brain state in coachees", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 13-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-01-2019-0007

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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