An individual or group's productivity and
performance is directly linked to their physical
and mental wellbeing.
The world is undergoing massive change in the
way business is managed and beyond.
Organizations who truly put their workers first,
as so many companies claim to, can expand the
list of options going forward. Careful choices
will build rather than squander trust as
more companies learn to listen to the behavioral
needs of employees and share
their concerns or risk falling backwards.
this continuing recession and new world health
environment, forward thinking companies are
asking how can they make a workplace feel like a
safe haven—a totally safe place in which
people can be open about their fears,
loneliness, stress, pressures they are trying to
Mental Health Options
Normally when someone is feeling “really
overwhelmed” they may try calling a government
mental health hotline or approach an in-house
coach for assistance.
unfortunate fact is, unless it’s life
threatening, some government mental health
hotlines might not be able to take a call
straight away. While telephone health hotlines
can be very helpful they are not face to face
and people have complained they still feel a big
sense of isolation.
Generic workplace coaches are trained to be goal
and skill focused. Whereas, High Performance
Behavioral Coaches (who provide a Safe Haven)
are focused on the person's environment
affecting their performance, happiness and
well-being. Both work successfully together,
however, the High Performance Behavioral Coach
uses a brain-mind-body approach to address
developmental needs whereas the generic coach
must stay away from the mental / physical
domains and the psychological change models they
are not trained in.
What is High Performance Behavioral Coaching?
High Performance Behavioral Coaching falls under
the umbrellas of behavioral health and
performance enhancement. It provides unique
insights into the brain-mind-body connection,
brain plasticity, emotion, attention, peak
performance and physical health.
High Performance Behavioral Coaching provides a
positive alignment to an organization that
delivers a sense of security and allows
organizations to be more capable of dealing with
change via growth and/or disruption.
The Safe Haven Behavioral Model
The world at the moment is experiencing an
epidemic of loneliness and many people need a
psychological anchor to find their bearing and
position. The Safe Haven Behavioral Model
provides a environment that is safe,
non-judgmental and comforting.
importance of having a safe haven.
A workplace safe haven is a place where people
feel safe, secure and protected from outside
or more qualified, performance behavioral
coaches oversee the Safe Haven space and freely
provide guidance and counsel on a private,
one-to-one and group basis. Workers report
that it for helps restore hope, direction and
confidence in both their working and home life.
“The issues I had just evaporated because I felt
like I was in a safe, supportive space,” is a
Safe Haven Sign at Entrance Door
Case Example 1: A person working from their home
may have a headache that won’t go away. They
feel lost, isolated and reach-out to their
performance behavioral coach via a
videoconfernce call and ask if they can visit
the safe haven/space at their head office for a
day or two to center themselves.
Case Example 2: An office worker feels
comfortable enough with their performance
behavioral coach to confide that their poor
performance is related to stress caused by
falling behind in their home mortgage payments.
The fact is the great majority of workers would
not tell their boss about any personal
issues/problems that are affecting their
performance because they simply don’t trust
In large organizations a team of performance
behavioral coaches (full or part-time) provide
encouragement, positive advice and importantly
make no judgment on their client’s behavior.
responsibility for overseeing behavioral health
and performance for most smaller businesses is
typically outsourced to a certified behavioral
practitioner (external accredited performance
behavioral coach) rather than an extra member of
As we go through our life we are fortunate to
find people who make us want to better
ourselves, who bring us a sense of safety,
trust, guidance, comfort and protection.
When we are working through a challenging time
they are the ones you speak to. They are also
still the ones you wish to speak with when
everything is going great with your life because
they were by your side to guide you to that safe
harbour where you could freely find yourself and
excel at what you do best.
A workplace safe haven is a space where people
feel 100% safe and free to be themselves. They
are encouraged by their performance behavioral
coach towards what they can be with no limits or
boundaries to what they can achieve. The
performance behavioral coach is by their side in
both the good times and tough times -empowering
them to perform at the highest level, fulfil
their potential and enhance their overall
wellbeing and happiness.
The learning and development road is
fast-tracked when you are in a safe haven. Life
can be scary and when you get thrown a
curve-ball and lose your way we are all thankful
to have a trusted, qualified person in our
workplace who can provide behavioral direction
The Safe Haven Behavioral Coaching Model is
about helping all individuals find their way
along the right path of guidance and support
The performance behavioral coach provides
performance and behavioral health resources and
uses neuro-behavioral tools that increase
everyone’s emotional, physical and mental
When businesses are under pressure to perform in
a recession, the standard process is to maximize
workers and resources towards their
highest-productivity purposes. However,
organizations need to ensure they are providing
the right behavioral and mindset supports to
raise performance levels consistently and
permanently. Productivity boosting behaviors is
not about using outdated business training and
executive or leadership coaching models. To
perform at a consistent high level a person
requires a holistic, brain-mind-body coaching
approach using the latest neuro-behavioral
growth and development models and techniques.
Performance behavioral coaching not only
encompasses mental (mind) health but it takes a
holistic, three tier, brain-mind-body approach.
Yesterday’s missing corporate key for success
was ensuring people were provided the
brain-mind-body care and support they required
to be their healthy (mentally and physically)
High Performance Behavioral Coaching ignites
people’s well-being levels, creativity,
intuition, IQ, EQ, smart decision making and
output levels that transforms management and the
workforce to drive consistent, high productive
results and a happier, healthier environment.
High Performance Behavioral Coaching is a
developmental program for all persons and not
remedial focused. For example; it is used to
‘tune’ well-functioning brains to enhance a
person’s mental abilities and allow them to
perform at their peak.
Focus and emotional balance is the key to peak
performance in all areas. Peak Performance
occurs when a person is totally alert and
focused while maintaining a relaxed physical
A person’s ability to focus and concentrate is
hindered when stress and tension is carried in
the body. Behavior Health Coaching increases
resilience and an individual’s ability to deal
with stress. It improves mental clarity,
decision making capabilities and focus.
Productivity, competency and efficiency are
The pandemic recession is a game changer for
workplace performance with Behavioral
Performance Coaching Programs now recognized as
the next-generation performance and well-being
Today, the exciting field of neuro-behavioral
coaching provides us powerful, safe and
easy-to-learn tools to generate changes in the
brain-mind-body continuum that produces real,
sustainable, measurable, positive physiological
and mental changes. This “new alliance” between
neuro-behavioral sciences and coaching places
the Behavioral Coaching Institute’s students at
the forefront in the world people development
field by providing them with cutting-edge,
proven, neuro-behavioral performance
interventions, tools and accredited,
internationally recognized credentials.
For over 25 years the
Behavioral Coaching Institute has been
the world leader in the development and
delivery of workplace, behavioral and
performance coach training
The Institute's unique, online, High
Behavioral Coach training
teaches students to understand the
connection of the brain mind and body
and how to best help all people be
more capable of dealing with change via
growth and/or disruption.