Theory and Practice of NLP Coaching

A Psychological Approach

by Bruce Grimley

'Inspiring, stimulating, and immensely rich - Bruce takes NLP in Coaching to an entirely new dimension, building on the giants before him' - Katherine Tulpa, Global CE0, Association for Coaching

'I recommend this book whole heartedly to any coach who wishes to update their knowledge and understanding of NLP and coaching' - Prof. Dr. Karl Nielsen, IN President

'Immensely readable and well researched. No NLP practitioner wanting to develop the field further should be without it' - Dr Jane Mathison, formerly research officer in NLP, University of Surrey

Are you struggling with the complexities of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

You've come to the right place. This book demystifies NLP, providing a practical guide to understanding the psychological theories, principles and research that underpin the approach.

Packed with practical hints and tips, case studies and exercises, the book introduces and explores:

- What NLP coaching actually is

- The general theories and principles that underpin the NLP approach

- How theory translates into practice

- The research evidence that says NLP coaching really works

This is an essential companion for trainees, coaches, psychologists and professionals from all walks of life - indeed, anyone wanting to develop their knowledge and practical skills in this increasingly popular approach.

Bruce Grimley is Managing Director of Achieving Lives Ltd, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the UK President of the International Association of NLP Institutes and Coaching Institutes.


  • SAGE Publications; December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446271889
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Theory and Practice of NLP Coaching
  • Author: Bruce Grimley
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

This book makes a useful and informative contribution to the field of practice.  I came away with a greater understanding about what NLP is, and what it is not; why it has proved challenging to investigate through more traditional psychological methods and how it might be possible to find a middle ground in the polarised views that have characterised much of the debate about NLP until now.