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Founded in 2011 in Palo Alto, California, the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching is the home of three unique Brief and Brain-Based Coaching methods:


At the Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching, we have three primary passions:

We’re happy to offer individual clients exactly the kind of laser-focused support we would want for ourselves when faced with an obstacle or the wish to enjoy life more.

And, without a doubt, we would choose brief and solution-focused support that is custom-tailored to our unique needs and provided just-in-time.

After all, life is simply too short to keep doing the same thing again and again and expect different results.

We teach our three Brief Brain-Based Coaching approaches to other coaches, therapists and sport psychologists who want to clearly advance their practice.

Our hands-on trainings are outcome-oriented and fun. We love to share our experiences with accomplished colleagues and teach unique tools that they can easily apply with clients and benefit from in self-coaching.

Our teaching doesn’t just focus on theoretical information on the brain. Instead, we teach and demonstrate Brain-Based approaches on real issues.

Supervision and ongoing support for participants beyond the training classes are important to us.

Our third mission is to bring the Brief Coaching approach to organizations that want their employees to benefit from just-in-time coaching that is custom-tailored to their unique needs.

We offer in-house training in Brain-Based methods for company coaches. Here, participants learn how to provide effective support whenever necessary – for instance to help employees handle conflicts, mentally prepare for peak performance, increase creativity, or accelerate transition times.

In our experience, meeting the demands of employees’ increasingly demanding work environment is key for impactful coaching in organizations.