PRESSURE AND STRESS COACHING for ALL executives
Ideal for executives who need to successfully handle (even seek and
enjoy!) unrelenting pressure, manage a unending stream of challenging
tasks, meet tight project deadlines, deal with many difficult people,
take on greater responsibilities, or deal with any manner of other demanding
issues – confidently, unflustered and in control; any one of which
may create or contribute to intolerable and unacceptable levels of
stress, performance anxiety, or worse, precipitate panic attacks or burn-out.
Using a mix of deep mind/body balance development methods, this work
seeks to create and develop eustress. The optimal level of parasympathetic
(peak performance state – alert mind and calm muscle balanced body)
stimulation, as opposed to the more common sympathetic (fight or flight)
or nervous system response. This leads to immediate and automatic access
to effective high-performance ‘meditative’ calming, centering
and grounding states, under any circumstances. This work underpins developing
the advanced work needed to access ‘being-in-the–zone’, ‘being-in-the-groove’, ‘peak-performance’ and ‘flow’ states,
for those who want to develop this capability.
Case Study Example
Client: Management Development Manager. £7B plc
financial services firm
Issue/s: Boosting Self-Confidence, Handling Criticism & Tension
to Calmness +74%
People get precisely what they pay attention to. – and when a
problem, they often try hard to understand causes and symptoms believing
this to be the route to success. Wrong! The harder most people try, the
deeper the emotional trap, unwittingly (neurologically) reinforcing the
problem. This work was totally focused on outcomes (what you want!),
solutions and results.
- Low self-confidence – Jane had a tendency to linguistically
beat herself up with lots of negative self-talk. This spiralled into
inferior self-belief, low self-esteem and lingering self-doubt. When
this happens she sometimes began acting, in a ‘not very friendly’ manner,
which she wanted to change. This work focused on using an advanced
protocol that bolsters self-confidence (doing), which is about how
you feel about abilities, experience, pride or skill at doing things.
That differs from self-esteem (being), which is a mental appraisal
of self-worth or how people rate themselves as a person, which we also
enhanced. We also successfully reshaped her unfriendliness (and how
to effectively change ‘procrastination under pressure’ to ‘motivation
under pressure’), using a proven technique that ‘installs’ new
ways of doing things, because if you don’t have a cognitive strategy
for doing something you won’t ever be able to do it.
- Finds it difficult to handle criticism and be assertive – Jane
had low resilience when someone reported back that they were unhappy
with her suggestions and recommendations. She felt a strong sense of
upset, feeling bad and personal failure. She also wanted to deal successfully
with some prickly people and bring them on board? We found it useful
to remove some bad memories using a simple ‘mental scramble’ pattern.
We then ‘installed’ a pattern that enabled Jane to depersonalise
and receive feedback effectively, thus enabling her to respond successfully
to criticism without feeling hurt or judged. This was followed up with
work on an effective assertiveness pattern (speaking up kindly and
respectfully) that enabled Jane to be a more successful communicator
and relate better to people at work.
- Body tenseness – Jane said she gets stressed, nervous, anxious
and on-edge on a lot of occasions. This makes it difficult for her
to instil a sense of calmness, control and confidence in others. This
work sought to build a deeper sense of calmness, centredness, groundedness
and relaxation, especially under pressure. Since this will have a profound
impact on her own resourcefulness and interactions with others. We
worked with a range of specific state/emotional/feelings/mood management
approaches which has enabled her to gain rapid automatic access to
these states, as and when she needs them.
We also did some work around developing an ‘elegant interruption’ pattern
and response for meetings. How to tell when someone ‘likes you
like you’? Reading body language, developing deeper
rapport skills and other methods for developing better professional
Jane has successfully integrated these new behaviour patterns
successfully into her everyday growth in her career, job, relationships
Coaching time: 16 hours (4 sessions of 6 hours).
Results: Overall +74%.
Client self-rating on a scale of 0 to 10.
- Self confidence +70% (5
start to 8/9 end)
- Handling criticism / assertiveness +45% (5/6
start to 7/9 end)
- Calmness and control +88% (4
start to 7/8 end)
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