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In An Instant

In An Instant

In an instant we can fall in love, buy a new shirt and salivate at the smell of our favourite dish. We live in a world of instant gratification, snapchat and superfast broadband speeds. We want everything now and, with interest free credit and buy-now-pay-later schemes, in many instances, we can have it now.

And yet is this really how we human beings work (best)? Is it really love at first sight? Or a compulsive urge to purchase that new shirt? Or some trigger in our nervous system that has us salivate at a smell?

What actually happens in that instant?

NLP teaches us that all of the above, in part, are true. We use our senses to determine our reality and take information in by seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling (and I believe, sensing energetically). This information is then deleted, distorted and generalised according to a wide variety of “filters” such as our beliefs or our memory of pervious experiences. As a result of that filtering process we are left with our own personal internal representation of the external event (which is likely to be different from someone else’s internal representation of the same event!). This in turn affects our state (how we feel) which impacts on our physiology as well as determining our behaviour. How we behave in any situation determines the results we get!

This whole process happens in an instance, so fast that we don’t even know it has happened; we see a picture of a familiar landscape and we feel joy, we hear a particular piece of music and we feel sad, we smell a certain perfume or aftershave and we feel nostalgic. The process (or as NLP would call it, strategy) we go through in an instance has many steps and because it has been run before, like a well-worn path, it, often, happens outside of our conscious awareness. We are not consciously aware that in an instant we perhaps ask ourselves a question, recall part of a movie-like series of images, say something to ourselves, imagine what something would sound like, and have a feeling that tells us it is ok.

By understanding the strategies, we are adopting to achieve the results we are getting, we can, if we choose, re-programme or tweak our strategy to give us a different result; perhaps, in an instance, a better one!

When I was growing up, I loved to discover and learn. Finding different perspectives, new connections and fresh inspirations is the consistent purpose that has shaped my life and business.

My journey has made me believe everyone can discover more and learn how to change for the better, achieve in their lives, and create value where they work and belong.

Working as a trainer, executive coach and business consultant, I am passionate about helping individuals and organisations achieve their true potential. I have been working for a number of years with a wide range of clients from small independent businesses to national and international companies, as well as a growing number of private individuals to provide training and coaching interventions to increase performance and profitability.

Specialties: Through the Horses for Courses® programmes, I have been able to combine my two biggest passions; people’s potential and horses.

I encountered my form of “natural horsemanship or horse whispering” at the Lazy M Ranch in Alberta, Canada and quickly identified numerous links with personal and business development.

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