Models for Coaching

A selection of mental models, thought exercises and psychological theories which are useful for coaching.

Four Laws of Behaviour Change
The Four Laws of Behavioural Change are a set of principles that explain how to create sustainable habits.
Jung's Model of the Psyche
Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, developed a model of the psyche that is still widely used and studied today.
Cultural Conditioning Model
The Cultural Conditioning Model is a framework to understand how cultural norms and values are adopted, copied and assimilated.
Knowing Doing Gap
The Knowing Doing Gap refers to the difference between knowing what needs to be done and actually taking action to do it.
ACT Hexaflex model - Psychological Flexibility Model
The ACT Hexaflex Model is a visual representation of the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
PERMA-V Model Overview and Template
The PERMA-V model is a framework developed by positive psychologist Martin Seligman to identify the five essential elements of well-being.
Broaden-and-Build Theory
Broaden-and-Build Theory is a psychological theory that suggests positive emotions broaden an individual's thought-action repertoire.
Caroline Myss's 7 Inner Child Archetypes
The inner child archetype refers to a psychological concept that represents the child-like aspect of our psyche, including our innocence, creativity, and playfulness.
Yerkes-Dodson Law
The Yerkes-Dodson Law is a psychological principle that suggests that performance increases with physiological arousal, but only up to a certain point.
Jungian Archetypes
Jungian Archetypes are universal, symbolic patterns believed to represent fundamental human desires, fears, and behaviours - found in myths, literature, and art across cultures.
Blue Zones Model
Blue Zones are areas of the world where people live especially long lives. The Blue Zone approach looks at key characteristics these people have.
The GROW Model - Coaching Model
The GROW Model is a simple but powerful coaching and mentoring model designed to support people to define their goals and deliver through actions.
The Hero's Journey
What is the Hero's Journey? The Hero's Journey is a narrative structure that has been used in storytelling across various cultures and time periods. It is a pattern of events...
Iceberg Model for Coaching
The Iceberg model is a coaching tool used to explore the underlying, systemic and emotional drivers the influence our behaviour and actions.
Johari Window Diagram and Model
The Johari Window Model offers a unique approach to fostering self-awareness, increased emotional intelligence and personal development.
Attachment Theory Styles Diagram and Template
Attachment Theory is a psychological framework that focuses on the emotional bonds formed between individuals and their caregiver and its impact.
Cartesian Logic for Coaching
Cartesian Logic is a systematic approach to problem-solving and decision-making that is based on the analysis of questions and their answers.
Stages of Change - Transtheoretical Model for Coaching
The Transtheoretical Model or Stages of Change looks at the stages people go through to sustain behavioural change and move away from unhealthy or destructive habits.
Diagram of the K├╝bler Ross change curve for coaching
Understand the 5 stages of change in the change curve and how it relates to the emotional journey of people going through life or work changes.
Decision Matrix Template
A Decision Matrix is a useful tool to compare a range of options, explore choices and find the one that best suits you.
Problem Statement Template
Creating a problem statement to clearly articulate what you're going to focus on, what it means for you and how you want to see it resolved.
Meta Mirror - Exercise and Coaching Template
The Meta Mirror is a powerful, NLP-based tool to help you see different perspectives and alternative ways of looking at your situation.
Life Timeline Template and Model
Life Timeline activities, exercises and templates. A powerful, NLP-based approach to exploring your past and helping you define your future.
The Wheel of Life - Life Overview Snapshot
The Wheel of Life is a powerful self-reflection and life analysis tool to give you a clear overview of what's going well and what needs to change.
The Circles of Influence look at the areas in and outside our control - helping us understand the parts of our life we can change and those we can't.
Executive Function Model
Executive Function is a set of cognitive skills to help us manage tasks and goals. They contribute towards working memory, flexible thinking, task management and problem solving.
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