After 11 years in coaching and many more years of developing myself, I’ve come up with a list of my favorite tools for many aspects of self-development. These are the tools I regularly recommend to my clients. These are the suggestions I will press on the people I care about.
Of course every tool has its purpose and style. These particular tools suit the most common needs of my clients and match my approach.
I’ve probably forgotten some. I most easily remember the most appropriate tools when one of my clients or friends is explaining some current problem. These are the tools I recommend most frequently.
For developing leadership skills:
Leadership Development Package (using Harrison Assessments)
For making career changes:
Career Change Package (using Harrison Assessments)
Again, it’s useful to have a guide to help you through this process, although experienced personal developers can navigate the process by themselves. It is particularly useful for relationship problems.
This process is a little to strange for some people, but it is explained very thoroughly in this inexpensive book and it works.
Timeline Therapy from Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
For getting to sleep (and also for resolving emotional issues):
The Holosync Meditation Program
For getting through difficult changes:
The NeedLess Program -This is a simple process but powerful process, licensed by Coach U, which I offer to my coaching clients.
For developing public speaking and communication skills:
For learning to coach as a manager:
I would just recommend the first program available that suits your schedule and preferences. There are many good choices. For current options in Hong Kong, follow this link.
For learning to coach at a masterful level:
International Association of Coaching certification process
And of course, having a coach to inspire you and support you is hugely valuable for any of the major changes you make in your life.
Please contact me if you’d like my support with any of these methods.
Updated June 2011