In comparison to my main role as a CHEK Practitioner where I am a consultant and I tell you what to do or how to do it, the role of a Life Coach is someone who does NOT tell you what to do. A Life Coach asks lots of questions using NLP techniques to challenge a person’s thoughts and belief systems to encourage them to think outside of the box and of different scenarios that could help that person achieve their personal and professional goals. This is a specialised field of work.
‘Neuro’ = neurology (your central nervous system); ‘Linguistic’ means language. ‘Programming’ means ‘patterns’ we run both consciously and unconsciously.
NLP was created in the 1970s in California USA, founded by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. Setting out to ‘model excellence’ they learned how some the best communicators in the world got their results, and packaged what they learned as ‘NLP’ – a set of models that will transform your world.
Many people find learning NLP enables them to communicate more effectively in all situations, with applications areas include coaching, therapy, human resources, and improving many areas of your life.
I use NLP techniques/ interventions within all my coaching, but specifically within Life Coaching sessions.
I’ve completed 2 certifications with a Sydney based company called Your Future Now. An NLP course called Excellence Now and a Life Coaching course called Coach Now.
"Brad, thank you so much for making me feel so happy, light and at peace. After our first session together doing the NLP Time Line Therapy, I slept pretty well, it was a bit broken but I had very vivid dreams and I think the sleep I got was a deep sleep as I woke up feeling really refreshed- which NEVER happens!!! Not sure if I should share this but I’ve had really great luck with the toilet situation! Two of them today! haha - Which is unheard of for me so I’m really pleased about that. I did as you said on the car ride home and screamed out! It wasn’t a scream with anger though, it was more like a WOOOOO HOOOO or a YEEEEEE HAAAAAA. I was feeling incredible and so so happy that it was like a celebration scream!!!! Overall since then, my sleep has been better and my tummy has been like a new tummy so I’m over the moon about that!!! My energy levels after what we did in that session have been so much better too and I’m grateful that you showed me a great tool to help me through different thoughts, feelings and emotions. Thank you!"
"I’ve worked with and known Brad for a large portion of my life, through his understanding of the human body and it’s functions I learnt how to look after my self and build the lifestyle I desire. Brads Life Coaching helped me to achieve goals as reach a mental state I did not believe possible for me, without Brad I would not be the man I am today."
"I have known Brad Rasmus for over 20 years now and have always admired and respected his work as a health practitioner and entrepreneur. I was looking for assistance in starting my own health coaching business when I moved to NZ. I was going through a difficult time after relocating overseas and the sudden death of my father and I really wanted help and motivation to pursue my passion at this time. Brad incorporated NLP into our Life Coaching sessions which I was keen to learn more about. Unfortunately we had to end our sessions as I become pregnant with my third child and decided to put my business development on hold. One of the activities he did with me was a ‘Goal drop’ where you imagine, see it, feel it, smell - every part of your end goal as if it has all ready happened. I didn’t think much of this programming session until after I had my third baby. One day out of the blue I had two people approach me to health coach them. Before I knew it I had 4 clients that I was seeing and helping to achieve their specific health goals. Working with Brad helped me to achieve my goals even when I wasn’t actively pursuing them myself."