What is Three Principles based Coaching?

Since Coaching has become a popular way of helping people and the field of coaching is extremely broad, very often I am asked to explain what’s different about the way I coach people.

For greater clarity, I will make a summarized distinction between traditional Life Coaching and Three Principles based Coaching.

In traditional coaching the coaches use whatever resources they can to motivate the client to achieve their goals. Often, they are assisted to develop skills in relationships, social skills, and business skills, using willpower and discipline.
Three Principles based coaching though, is concerned with your perception of life, which is what determines your behavior, performance, and your capabilities in dealing with life as it presents to you.

Although it is concerned about your perception of life, it is not yet another way of teaching you how to think positive! In the meantime, unlike Psychotherapy, with Three Principles based coaching, talking about the past is not at all necessary, because here, it is about learning, not analyzing the past.

The Principles gives us an understanding about the major role our mind is playing in the experiences of our lives, because when we don’t understand the role of mind in our lives we tend to misinterpret aspects of our life that we are unnecessarily misinterpreting and have more difficulty finding our way through life that we would otherwise have.


Although it is concerned about your perception of life, it is not yet another way of teaching you how to think positively! There are no behavioral techniques (e.g EFT, NLP, hypnotherapy, meditation, energy healing, and many more), practices, and no prescribed ways to be. It is not based on self-analysis; there is no processing of your past or your habits.

In the meantime, because of common Psychotherapy approaches, a lot of people think that if they could just get to the root core issue of why are they the way they are or by analyzing the past, then they will improve. And that very process can actually be counter-productive.

Other times, people try to change by using will-power, motivational techniques, or trying to use other people’s ideas. It’s a lot of effort and not a lot of payoff.


When people gain deeper understanding about how the mind works and how their moment to moment experiences are created, it saves them from being less of an unknowing victim of it, by misinterpreting aspects of their life and having more difficulty finding their way through life.

With this understanding they realize the immense potential that it can give them to have more possibilities. It enables them to have a whole new range of options in the way they deal with their emotions and the circumstances that they come across in life.

The Principles points to the fact that the mind is playing a much bigger role in our ability to deal with life than most people realize and in the way that we experience life in the first place.

Simply realizing the nature of the principles can be life changing!

When people don’t understand the major role the mind is playing, they overlook a huge potential for change and the implications that they have.


The Three Principles are Mind, Consciousness and Thought. Watch the video below: