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Donnie "Coach" Hall

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    Parenting & Family Dynamics Coach. NLP, CBT, P.E.T., Love Languages, Cognition Tower, SDS plus...

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  1. Donnie "Coach" Hall

    An Intro to Masterminding: Mastermind Groups

    Well Done, nice easy to read slides! I loved both the intention as well as the relaxed nature of the experience. Debby is so polished and has such a pleasant voice, I could listen to her talk about anything and feel completely at ease! Bravo! Keep up the great work! 🖖😎❤️
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    Achology & The Unscaling of Pyschology

    Brilliant on so many levels. Great message, superb delivery and spot on with the vision. I agree with everything you stated. The connectivity creates a demand that brick and mortar facilities and old snail paced frameworks of determining who is qualified simply can't keep up with and those industrial aged methods are being rendered obsolete. Bravo Sam! Well Done!🖖😎❤️
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    Let's Talk About Making 'Small-Talk' ...

    Spot on for me! I'm not a traditional type if that makes sense? I'm not a fan of sitting on a couch or across a table. I'm more a side by side on the fly kind of guy when it comes to coaching. This stems from my Sports coaching and the effectiveness I've seen with engagement style learning. Experience is said to be our best teacher. So as I see it if we can get our clients engaged and doing while learning retention strengthens and practice is starting from the get-go. My ideal office would be hiking, walking or participating in an activity while putting frameworks into practice. So keeping busy and starting off with small talk is a beautiful combination. Bravo Kain! 🖖😎❤️
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  5. Donnie "Coach" Hall

    What is your niche, and how did you find it?

    My Niche is primarily the relationship between children and adults. Coming up with a label or title has been tricky because of the limits they place on the description of what I do. I developed Star family coaching because I saw that focusing only on the child-parent relationship without addressing the potential issues of the parent first created enormous inefficiencies. In other words, if the parent is stuck in life due to limited beliefs or they are operating contrary to their core values then how they model behavior to their child will upstage their attempts at relating best with their child. Then I realized that most children will have two parents and the dynamics between these two prime influencers will also greatly impact the child-parent experience. Then I considered the other influencers in particular other siblings, family. So I developed a four-stage process. 1. Optimum U. This is what many of us are focused on, individual character betterment. More specifically the parent as an individual. 2. Relationship U. This deals with the relationship between the parents. Conflict resolution and communication, Fleshing out beliefs, parenting styles, culture etc... 3. Parenting U. This pulls in a number of parenting techniques and teaches the stages of cognitive development to ensure a strong bond and enduring understanding throughout the growth of their children. 4. Family U. This deals with the complexity of family life, establishing a plan and the development of family rules and their execution. And to complicate things further, my true love is in the sports world. I am a youth sports coach. I created a system of coaching that blew up into family coaching due to my unique system of teaching children to play organized sports, which gets parents involved in the experience in ways uncommon to the general way youth sports are operated. Youth sports has been the gateway to my expansion and I desperately wish to keep that door wide open. I see sports as a way to teach life lessons in real time via experienced learning. The results suggest that movement learning is impactful, aids in retention, and creates enthusiasm. So what is my niche? Perhaps its Individual, Relational, Parenting, Family, Community, Dynamics Coaching. Too Long? Maybe Life Dynamics? Parenting & Family Dynamics?
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    Can we use NLP on our children?

    NLP is a discipline that requires a person to be able to think about thinking. This mature mindset is possible with a mature mind. This mind is one that is loaded with experience and responds rather than reacts to the world as well as is fully biologically capable or has become a fully developed brain and mind. It requires Higher Cognitive function, critical thinking skills and some number of years of life experience to be highly effective. NLP allows us to examine various perspectives. It enables self-analysis and relational synthesis. It is technically sound and requires practice much like any skill one acquires. When we study human development and in particular cognitive development, science tells us that grasping varied perspectives requires some amount of biological maturation. And even with all the parts functioning as designed experience will be the great lesson giver. The frontal cortex, the area that enables critical thinking develops according to neuroscience, until around age 25. While higher cognitive function develops from before birth up till approximately age 15. Higher cognitive function is what makes thinking about thinking, clear. In other words, self-analysis and relational synthesis as well as looking beyond or outside the box for adults under 25 will be hard enough but children under the age of 15 will be missing ten years of life experience making them even less likely to practice NLP autonomously. So teenagers will be ready for stage one of learning NLP, CBT Mindfulness as subject matter. (Personally, I wished this was required to study in high school) They may grasp it the way they would understand the study of religion or government but until they begin to practice it and put in time true understanding will not set in. They can be taught to operate their lives in the way of an NLP practitioner with some better understanding than that of a pre-adolescent child. However, their greater understanding of the topic will be gained much in the same way we need to teach younger children. For all children and younger ones, in particular, we will need to model the behaviors and teach via demonstration and life examples. The concepts of NLP and the self-reflection exercises we can take them through however we need not expect that they will understand the theory or be able to explain everything they are feeling and thinking to us. So rather than teaching to children the way we would teach to an adult we need to understand how children learn and respect the limits of their ever developing cognitive capabilities. In other words, we need to be very patient and learn the language of children. We can teach via our own actions (modeling) Active Listening, not only with them but with others. We can talk in terms of feelings and connect them to moments and to words. We can teach them the different sides of labeling, how we require labels to communicate yet they need not be owned. We can model openness, problem-solving and composure. So the bottom line is we can use NLP as a means to demonstrate/model it in order to modulate behavior. The child may not understand how what or why it is happening but they will be conditioned via imprinting to use NLP to some degree until they become of a mature enough age to grasp concepts, frameworks, and critical thinking. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. Coach Hall