https://metapractice.livejournal.com/542829.htmlTOP 30 GURUS NLPhttp://globalgurus.org/nlp-gurus-30/Richard BandlerDr. Richard Bandler is the Co-Founder of the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. A distinguished visitor to Menninger’s Foundation, a Keynote Speaker for many Associations and Foundations. He has participatedat many grand rounds at teaching hospitals. He was an Associate Professor at UCSC and a Graduate Advisorat Colleges. The Society of NLP-Richard Bandler has over 600 Institutes around the world. Dr Bandler isa consultant to many Fortune 500 Companies., the US Military, US Intelligent Agencies, Major League Baseballteams, NFL players and Olympic Athletes. He is a true designer of training programs. He has been the CEO ofseveral corporations from Training and Consulting companies to a Research and Development company specializingin Optics and Holographic Storage systems. Dr. Bandler has continued to improve and evolve the field of NLPand gone on to develop other seminars as well, Design Human Engineering, Persuasion Engineering, Neuro-HypnoticRepatterning to name a few. He has been interviewed by a variety of magazines from Psychology Today to Newsweek.Most major newspapers, TV Networks and Radio Stations around the world have interviewed him over the past30+ years. Dr. Bandler, a mathematician, philosopher, modeler, teacher, artist and composer for four decadeshas left a legacy of books, videos, audios, art, students and a body of knowledge that will change therapy,education and medicine forever. He has hundreds of thousands of students and hundreds of licensed institutesall over the world. Dr Bandler has made his mark and says he is just getting warmed up. His record of helpingpatients who had been deemed incurable is unsurpassed. How inspirational is this Guru?John GrinderJohn Grinder now refers to the original NLP modelling projects as Classic Code NLP; his more recent work iscalled New Code NLP. John Grinder initiated The New Code originally with Judith Delozier and more recentlywith Carmen Bostic St Clair. The New Code streamlines and brings significant enhancements to the now thirtyyear old Classic Code. John and Carmen deliver a full schedule of New Code NLP-based seminars around the world.John and Carmen teamed up with Michael Carroll of the NLP Academy UK to launch the International TrainersAcademy of NLP (ITANLP). The purpose of the ITANLP is to bring some of the standards that John, Carmen andMichael have integrated into their own work to the general NLP community. John, Carmen and Michael lead anannual Trainers Training to a worldwide audience training new NLP trainers to the highest standards. The Grinder,Bostic, Carroll training is rigorous and all who qualify can become members of the ITANLP. How inspirational is this Guru?Derren BrownAlthough Derren Brown is most famous for his fascinating television shows broadcast in the UK, he has a solidreputation for his unequaled development of NLP and hypnosis. In fact, Derren’s effortless demonstration of NLPto manipulate the thoughts of his guest stars was what got me interested in NLP in the first place! Derren Brownactually has a flexible view of NLP which is similar to my own. Rather than adhering to rigid methods set out byNLP’s original creators, Derren uses wordplay that works well and has adapted a lot of NLP techniques to makethem work a bit more seamlessly. It is for this reason that Derren’s methods are my chosen schema for thetechniques on this website. They work the best. It’s as simple as that. How inspirational is this Guru?John La ValleJohn La Valle One of the World’s most respected corporate consultants and the co-author of ‘PersuasionEngineering’ with Richard Bandler.”When I first became interested in NLP, it was quite by accident. I cameacross a one day basic introduction program and was wowed in the first hour. As soon as I could, I attendedmy first Practitioner program. I quickly figured how best to adapt the technology of NLP into businessapplications. Since then, I have personally trained with most of the ‘major players’ in the field in the 1980’s.I met Richard Bandler early in my training and his attitude and skill appealed to me. He could get results!Being a bottom line business person, I liked that! No fluff, no theories, just get down to it and change!I liked it. What I found most interesting was the fact that I could get results in the business arena.I am still in contact with a lot of my corporate clients across the globe, many of whom have seen theirbusiness multiply year after year. They still bring me in for ‘tune-ups’ from time to time. They hire betterpeople, promote the right ones, train differently and even manage differently. Ultimately they lower theircosts and increase profits. That’s the bottom line! People have asked me what the turning point was for mein my own training. Well the first thing was the moment I realized that it’s not just enough to want, butthen to do. Stepping across that line and just going for it! The second was realizing how powerful languageis and how easily we can change behaviour using just language. How inspirational is this Guru?Robb WhitewoodRobb Whitewood established Dynamic Mind Works in 1999. His vision is to assist as many people help as manypeople as he can. He would like to leave a legacy of ways to make life better for millions of individualsaround the world. Robb Whitewood is a rare combination of trainer, entertainer and motivator. Robb has travelledthe world since 16 and worked in many fields including acting and stunt acting within film and television.He has mastered Hypnosis and NLP both as a master trainer and as a clinician spanning over 30 years. He hasstudied and practised Chinese Medicine since the age of 15 and is highly qualified and skilled as anAcupuncturist and Diagnostician. His students have referred to him as an Earth Angel. His corporate clientsrefer to him as “The Gun” for his sharp shooting behavioural profiling skills. Robb Whitewood founded the ABNLP(Australian Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming) in 2004 and the AANLP (Association for Applied NeuroLinguistic Programming) in 2015. How inspirational is this Guru?Steve AndreasSteve Andreas, with his wife and partner Connirae, has been learning, teaching, and developing patternsin Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) since 1977. Steve and Connirae are the co-editors and/or authors ofmany NLP books (both classics from the early days of the field, and new innovations) and over fifty NLParticles. They have also produced over fifty videotaped and audiotaped demonstrations of NLP patterns forpersonal change. Steve’s new two-volume book, Six Blind Elephants; understanding ourselves and others, (2006)presents a comprehensive unified field theory of thinking and personal change. It shows how all personalchange can be understood using three simple variables, and how to use these understandings to track someone’sthinking and adjust it so that it is more satisfying. Steve has also written a new book entitled TransformingNegative Self Talk available through Norton or Amazon.com. There is also a second volume entitled Help withNegative Self Talk, vol 2 available in eBook form from Real People Press. The two books include many unique andpowerful new patterns for quickly transforming troublesome internal voices. How inspirational is this Guru?Jamie SmartJamie Smart is an internationally renowned writer, speaker, coach and consultant. He shows individuals andorganizations the unexpected keys to clarity; the ultimate leverage point for creating more time, betterdecisions and meaningful results. Jamie is a gifted speaker, equally engaging in front of large audiences andmore intimate groups. He’s passionate about helping individuals and businesses to deepen their understandingof Innate Thinking and to create the results that matter to them. In addition to working with a handful ofcoaching clients and leading selected corporate programmes, Jamie runs professional development workshops forbusiness leaders, trainers, coaches and consultants. He has appeared on Sky TV and on the BBC, as well as innumerous publications. In 2003, Jamie started the company Salad, quickly growing a tribe of over 80,000 peoplewho devoured his articles and personal development products. Salad soon became the world’s leading NLP productbusiness, and he was acknowledged by his peers as one of the world’s finest trainers. Then, in 2008, Jamieshifted his focus to a new paradigm, the principles of Innate Thinking. He stopped teaching NLP and in 2012,sold Salad. Prior to starting Salad, Jamie led multi-million pound organizational change programmes and wasalso brought in as a troubleshooter to rescue struggling projects. His client list includes the Guardian newspaper, Sweet & Maxwell, Payzone and Dun & Bradstreet. Jamie lives in London. When he’s not working, he lovestravelling, walking, drinking coffee and exploring. How inspirational is this Guru?Paul MckennaPaul Mckenna is one of the best known hypnotists in the UK, known for some of his radio shows and TV appearanceswhere he performed hypnosis on people to act in comedic ways, the TV show Hypnotic World of Paul Mckenna wasshown all around the world. Paul has done a lot of one to one hypnotherapy with celebrity clients around theworld including such celebrities as Ricahrd Hammond from the TV Show Top Gear. Paul has trained with RichardBandler to NLP Master Practitioner level and has continued his study way beyond that spending countless hourstraining with the Co Creator of NLP. Paul has a good selection of written books and audio books including the“I can make you xxxx” series, I have listened to some of his material and found his voice and material to beof high quality and motivating! How inspirational is this Guru?Sid JacobsonSid Jacobson, Ph.D. was one of the early Certified Trainers by the Society of NLP. Early on he carved out hisspecialties in the areas of education, training, and writing, in addition to psychotherapy applications, usingthe latest technology from the rapidly advancing field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He has worked as aresearcher, trainer, and consultant to professionals, hospitals, schools, clinics, businesses, and professionalathletes. As well as serving on several local boards of directors he served as the 1995-1996 Director of theNeuro-Linguistics Forum in the American Society of Training & Development, internationally. Sid is the authorof five books and the co-author of another, as well as many papers & articles on NLP. Sid is considered to bean expert in the application of NLP to education and training, psychotherapy and communication skills. He hasbeen training professionals for over 30 years. How inspirational is this Guru?Michael HallMichael Hall, Ph.D., visionary leader in Neuro-Semantics and NLP, created the Meta-States Model (1994) to modelself-reflexivity, the special kind of consciousness unique to humans, acknowledged by INLPTA in 1995 as the“most significant contribution to NLP in 1995.” Co-developed International Society of Neuro-Semantics (ISNS)with Dr. Bob Bodenhamer (1996) to take NLP to a higher level ethically and professionally (www.neurosemantics.com). Co-develop the Meta-Coaching System (MCF) with Michelle Duval (2002). Co-edited “Innovations in NLP” with Shelle Rose Charvey (2011), author of over 50 books in NLP which includes 12 books on Coaching (www.meta-coaching.org ). Identified “the secret history of NLP” (2005) while developing the Self-Actualization Psychology Diploma (www.self-actualization.org). Co-lead the NLP Leadership Summit with Frank Pucelik (2011) unifying leaders in NLP worldwide (www.NLPleadershipsummit.org ). How inspirational is this Guru?James LawleyJames Lawley is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, coach in business, and certified NLP trainer, and professionalmodeller. He is a co-developer of Symbolic Modelling and co-author (with Penny Tompkins) of Metaphors in Mind:Transformation through Symbolic Modelling. For over 20 years James and Penny have been NLP trainers, NLPtCApsychotherapists and supervisors. They train internationally and have consulted to organisations as diverse asGlaxoSmithKline, Yale University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center and the Findhorn SpiritualCommunity. How inspirational is this Guru?Tad JamesAttractive and charismatic with a profound ability to bring out the best in people, Dr. Tad James is a staunchbeliever in the inexhaustible inner potential of human beings. He is an exciting, dynamic transformationalseminar leader, and a pioneer in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). As a successful PersonalSuccess Coach and NLP Master Trainer, Tad is the creator of a revolutionary new paradigm for human changeknown as the Time Line Therapy techniques. He is the author of seven (7) books and numerous audios and videosin the field of NLP, including the Best Seller The Secret of Creating Your Future. Tad James was born inWashington DC. His father, Preston James, tried to induce traditional values and beliefs of friendlycompetition and hard work in his son through his own example (he was Chairman of the Geography Department atSyracuse University). He set high expectations and wished that Tad would be the most successful in whateverhe does in the future. His mother, Eileen, played a significant role in his upbringing. She taught him thateveryone is created equal and that all people have a potential locked in their minds which if tapped intocan create real miracles. Never being trained in NLP, Eileen was always a happy and cheerful person; sheused to say I never let my mind think bad thoughts. This was a lesson the young Tad never forgot. Tad Jamesattended Syracuse University, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. He began his careeras a manager of a Radio station, ultimately managing his own radio station. At this time, the plight of thesmall businessman led him to become a business consultant. How inspirational is this Guru?Matthew B. JamesMatthew B. James, MA, Ph.D., is President of The Empowerment Partnership, where he servesas a master trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a practical behavioral technology for helping peopleachieve their desired results in life. Dr. Matt delivers seminars and cultural trainings throughout the UnitedStates, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Due to his expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), indigenouscultures, and his research on forgiveness, Dr. Matt is a regular contributor at The Huffington Post andPsychology Today blogs. He is also often quoted in magazines, newspapers, and has been featured on Fox News,CNN Headline News, and many other TV and radio shows around the world. As an international speaker and educator,Dr. Matt embodies the principles he teaches. Dr. Matt has been chosen to carry on a lineage of Huna, the ancientHawaiian science of consciousness, energy healing, and mental health and well-being. In his first book, TheFoundation of Huna: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, Dr. Matt details the forgiveness and meditation techniquesused in Hawaii for hundreds of years. These traditions span 28 generations and have been presented to the UnitedNations to further peace amongst diverse countries and cultures. How inspirational is this Guru?Steven LeedsSteven Leeds, MA, LMHC, NLP Trainers is the co-founder and co-director of The NLP Center of New York. Stevenholds masters degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Secondary Education is a licensed NYS Mental HealthCounselor and certified Master Practitioner and certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Steven beganstudying NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis in 1981 with John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Leslie CameronBandler and Virginia Satir. He has also studied extensively with Stephen Gilligan and Jack Canfield. For over25 years, Steven has designed and conducted NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis training in the United States andEurope. He conducted the first NLP Certification Trainings in Zurich, Switzerland. How inspirational is this Guru?Rachel B. HottDr. Rachel B. Hott, who holds a Ph. D. in clinical psychology is a certified master practitioner and trainer ofNeuro-Linguistic Programming and co-director and co-founder of The NLP Center of New York. She is a NYS licensedclinical psychologist and holds a master degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. She is also a hypnotherapist certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). Rachel has been a course leader for American Management Association and a private consultant for executives. She has been trained by Jack Canfield to facilitate self-esteem trainings. Herspecialization areas include: Performance anxiety, Sexuality, Life Transitions, Addictions and Healthy Lifestyles including weight control, sleep and exercise. In addition to NLP, she includes Thought Field Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Self-Relations in her therapeutic repertoire. Rachel is also authorized and endorsed by NLP Comprehensive to conduct Core Transformation workshops. Rachel has written numerous articles for Anchor Point magazine. Read an interview with Rachel here. How inspirational is this Guru?Robert DiltsRobert Dilts has Recognized internationally as one of the foremost developers, trainers and practitioners ofNeuro-Lingustic Programming, Robert has done consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety ofprofessional groups and organizations. He has lectured extensively on NLP, making presentations and givingkeynote addresses for distinguished academic institutions and major corporations around the world. Robert isalso the author of 19 books, several monographs and over 2 dozen articles on NLP, including The Encyclopedia ofSystemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding, (co-authored with Judith DeLozier), The Hero’s Journey:a Voyage of Discovery (co-authored with Stephen Gilligan) and his most recent book, NLP II: The Next Generation(co-authored with Judith DeLozier and Deborah Bacon Dilts). Robert’s current itinerary of lectures, seminars andworkshops is available on line. Please contact him using the link provided on this website to inquire aboutupcoming events in your area or to arrange to sponsor an event. How inspirational is this Guru?Connirae AndreasConnirae Andreas, PhD, has had a lasting impact on the field of NLP through many innovations, including hergroundbreaking work with Aligning Perceptual Positions and Core Transformation, and original work in AdvancedLanguage Patterns, Timelines, grief, and shame resolution. She has co-authored or edited 11 books and manualsof wide acclaim, including Heart of the Mind (with Steve Andreas), an accessible case-oriented introduction toNLP’s range of effectiveness. Books she has authored or edited have been translated into 18 languages. Aninnovative trainer since the early days of NLP, Connirae is perhaps best known for her ground-breaking workdeveloping Core Transformation, a simple ten-step process for discovering a profoundly healing inner core ofbeing that people frequently describe as a spiritual experience. The process offers a path directly and simplyto experiences people describe as oneness inner peace love or being, that works easily for people of any (or no)spiritual orientation. Connirae developed and tested this process in 1989, first teaching it in early 1990. Sheco-authored the book Core Transformation and the new Core Transformation Trainer Materials Packet with hersister, Tamara Andreas. How inspirational is this Guru?Georges PhilipsGeorges Philips, is a Change Architect, Neuro Linguist, Hypno-analyst, Master hypnotist and Beliefs changespecialist. He has a private practice in London where he has worked since 1989. With his wife Lyndy, he teachesbelief restructuring and Neuro Linguistics both in the UK and Europe. Georges is available for one to onesupport as well as group development training for corporate clients. Today’s demands require that the stratergieswe use are up to date. That they are practicaly usefull and simply aplied. Simplicity underpins This is about asup to date as it gets. As an international keynote speaker, Georges invigorates his audience with a style thatis authentic, thoroughly provocative and filled with intriguing. Most of all it is fun. Despite being dyslexic,Georges has written several books ranging from Analytical Hypnotherapy and Belief Restructuring to Neuro LinguisticProgramming and Stress Management. Georges latest book with a forward by Edward de Bono is “Change Directions”. It explains clearly what has stopped you from reaching your dreams and more importantly a proven method to make them possible. How inspirational is this Guru?Tim HallbomTim Hallbom is widely considered to be one of the most talented and accomplished NLP trainers in the world. Heis an internationally known expert in how to change limiting beliefs through the medium of NLP, as well asco-author of the best selling books, Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well-being and NLP: The New Technology ofAchievement. Throughout his expansive NLP career, Tim has worked with individuals and organizations, authoredseveral articles and books, founded training centers and professional organizations, keynoted internationalconferences and lectured all over the world. His vast experience and innate flexibility helps him to besuccessful with virtually everyone that he works with. Tim is dedicated to helping individuals have lifechanging breakthroughs and organizations experience fundamental improvements. How inspirational is this Guru?Wyatt WoodsmallDr. Wyatt Woodsmall is the President of Advanced Behavioral Modeling, Inc., a consulting and training firmcommitted to increasing the performance and productivity of organizations and individuals through the use ofadvanced behavioral and learning technologies. Engaged in federal service and private practice for over fortyyears, he has provided training and management consulting expertise to the federal government, service andathletic industries, and the scientific community, with specific emphasis in culture shaping and in predictingand modifying behavior using specialized behavioral technologies. Dr. Woodsmall is also a Senior Vice Presidentof the International Research Institute for Human Typological Studies which specializes in research on humantypologies. His main emphasis is on the connection between human differences and performance and on the shapingof cultures to create high performance organizations. Recently Dr. Woodsmall conducted training programs onAdvanced Learning and Teaching Techniques, The Inner Game of Leadership, The Master Map of Success, PersonalityTypes, and How to Use Your Brain Thought Control with Eben Pagan, AKA David DeAngelo. He also conducted an 18day NLP Practitioner Training with his wife Marilyne. How inspirational is this Guru?Fran BurgessFor 15 years Fran Burgess has focused her attention on modelling the process of NLP Modelling in her desire tolearn how to simplify it and make it an enjoyable, simple and productive endeavour. To this end she has workedand learnt not only from the best modellers NLP has to offer, but also from equally demanding teachers hertherapeutic clients. Fran was Director of Training at The Northern School of NLP until the school was closed inOctober 2011. She is a registered UKCP psychotherapist and continues an active practice. Her book The NLPCookbook was published in November 2011 by Crown House Publishing, and she continues writing and downloadingher 30 years experience of NLP into resource based website The NLP Kitchen (http://www.nlpand.co.uk/). How inspirational is this Guru?David SnyderDavid Snyder, Recognized as one of the worlds leading experts on – Specialized Hypnotic Influence Technologiesaka (S.H.I.T.). Has Personally Trained members of the Legal Profession law enforcement, entertainment, martialarts and hypnosis communities, teaching advanced mind/body technologies for peak performance and persuasionrapid healing, relationships and more. He is a certified Hypnosis Trainer, Master Practitioner and Trainer InNeuro Linguistic Programming a member of the Society of Experiential Trance; David tirelessly works to developtraining and educational opportunities designed to powerfully raise the skill level and professional status ofhypnotists all over the world.He is the founder and creator of the CPI: Conversational Persuasion & InfluenceSystem™. In addition to his many credentials in the field of hypnosis and NLP, David holds a Master of ArtsDegree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences where hepioneered the use of hypnotic technique in combination with acupuncture therapy and 9th Degree Black Belt InThe Martial Arts. How inspirational is this Guru?Jeremy LazarusJeremy Lazarus is a former management consultant, corporate treasurer and Finance Director, with nearly 30year’s business experience. He is now a Certified NLP Master Trainer as well as a business and sports performancecoach. He has been training and coaching professionally since 1999. He is accredited as a trainer by NLP (ANLP)which is UK based. He is also an accredited coach with the Association for Coaching. Jeremy is helping Britain’selite pistol shooters in the mental aspects of their preparation for the forthcoming Glasgow CommonwealthGames in 2014 and was assisting them at the London 2012 Olympics. He is a guest lecturer at Middlesex Universityon sports science courses, and is an accredited lecturer for the MA in Applied Coaching run in partnershipbetween The Performance Solution and the University of Derby Corporate. How inspirational is this Guru?Laureli BlythLaureli Blyth has over 20 years in the field of NLP. She is a well known and respected International NLP MasterTrainer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, & Numerologist. American by birth she now makes her home in Australia. Shelectures & teaches programs in Australia, USA, Europe & Asia Pacific. The founder & director the AustralasianInstitute of NLP in Sydney, she inspires & assists others to use their minds, get their voice & have the lifethey desire. Laureli has a vast knowledge of the psyche & assists her students & clients to integrate theirmind, body & spirit. Her wholeness approach & extent of her knowledge is displayed in her range of books thatare available throughout the world, Neuro Intelligence, Brain Power, Dream Power, The Numerology of Names & 30Days to NLP How inspirational is this Guru?Dr Richard BolstadDr Richard Bolstad is a certified trainer with the International NLP Association. He has a doctorate inclinical hypnotherapy and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists. He has taught theRESOLVE model to psychotherapists and counsellors around the world. He is a co-author of the acclaimed book,‘The Structure of Personality’. In his groundbreaking book, Richard Bolstad’s R.E.S.O.L.V.E. framework showshow to integrate the effective brief therapy of NLP into the personal encounter of psychotherapy. In this way,techniques are used that access the deeper structure of the brain for fast, permanent change. RESOLVEdemonstrates how to:– identify which techniques work with which clients – create a relationship that empowersrather than merely conveys understanding – give clients the more basic changes in life-approach that maketherapeutic change last – access people’s own inner skills, strategies and strengths so that change is fasterand makes sense to them – ensure that change is occurring in the deeper brain structures where older patternsof behavior were first laid down – recognize which stage in the therapeutic process you are at, and respondmost effectively for that stage. How inspirational is this Guru?Jason D. WestJason D. West, MNLP, MTT, CCHt is a board certified clinical hypnotherapist, master NLP practitioner, publishedauthor, speaker, and the creator of the POWERPERSUASION Boot Camp. As the lead certification trainer forTransform Destiny, he has certified hundreds of people from around the world in the fields of hypnosis andNeuro Linguistic Programming. Jason draws from his training as a former Marine, his business acumen from runninga successful computer services business for 11 years, and as a coach for Dale Carnegie to offer a highly uniqueblend of real world experience to his clients. He is passionate about the mind and human behavior and loves touse his knowledge and experience to transform people’s lives in his clinical practice. How inspirational is this Guru?Heidi HeronHeidi Heron has been involved with the technology of NLP for most of her life and is an International MasterTrainer of NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Doctor of Psychology. She has obtained her Doctorate in Psychology;Masters in Adult Education and Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Communication. Heidi has a background inCorporate Human Resources Management and Personal Development. She has studied NLP with some of the top leadersin NLP and continues to up-skill herself personally and professionally. Heidi has been working in the field ofHuman Development since 1992. Currently, Heidi holds the role of Chairperson for the Australian Board of NLP(www.abnlp.org.au). Heidi is the co-author of the book 30 Days to NLP. How inspirational is this Guru?Neil ShahNeil Shah is an International Speaker, Stress Management/Wellbeing expert Management Consultant, ExecutiveCoach, Trainer, A leading internationa expert on Stress Management and Wellbeing. An engaging and inspiringmotivational speaker and success coach, he also has a long-standing interest in hypnotherapy, neuro-linguisticprogramming and strategies to promote wellbeing, and has trained extensively in these fields. He is the authorof the NLP: A Practical Guide” (Icon Books) and upcoming title The 10-Step Stress Solutions’ (Random House).Neil is the founder and Director of the Stress Management Society (www.stress.org.uk) a leading internationalauthority on stress management and wellbeing issues. He is also Managing Director of consultancy firm PraestoTraining and Development. All of the products and services provided by his various enterprises focus on thereduction of stress and the promotion of wellbeing. He’s walked on fire; climbed Mount Everest; ran the LondonMarathon four times and previously steered his own consultancy firm to a multi-million pound turnover andoffices in three countries. Neil is a regular award-winner. A former Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of theYear, his trophies include nominations for the DTI/EU ‘Best European Small Business Initiative’ and winningthe Success through People award.. How inspirational is this Guru?Terrence McClendonTerrence McClendon one of the pioneers of NLP, Terry has lived and breathed NLP for over thirty years, sinceits inception in the early seventies. Terry introduced NLP to Australia in 1979 and is the only Australian-basedNLP trainer to study with co-developers Richard Bandler and John Grinder for over a decade along with Milton H.Erickson and Virginia Satir; placing him in a uniquely qualified position. Terry is mentioned in the book“NLP Volume 1” as a recognised contributor in some of the clinical exercises and techniques in the book. Hehas also contributed along with other significant core members of the development of NLP to the recent book“The origins of NLP”. Terry has trained thousands of individuals throughout the USA, Canada, Australia, NewZealand, South East Asia and the UK. He is author of the first history of NLP, “The Wild Days: NLP from 1972to 1981” and Happy Parents, Happy Kids. Feature author in “The Origins of NLP” and designer of advanced NLPsoftware. He has a masters degree in psychology, is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, fellowwith the International Association of NLP (IANLP), a master trainer and founder of the Australian Instituteof NLP. How inspirational is this Guru?Kris HallbomKris Hallbom is an internationally recognized trainer, author and coach. She is the co-creator of the WealthyMindProgram, which has been taught to live audiences in over 20 countries around the world; and has helpedthousands of people create more of what they want in their lives. She is also the co-founder of the NLP &Coaching Institute, and has been actively involved in the field of NLP for over 25 years. Recognized for herability to translate complex ideas into practical skills, and for her warm, approachable style, Kris hastrained and coached clients throughout Europe, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Japan and the USA. She is acontributing author to the best selling books, “Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide” and “Innovationsin NLP”; and has produced numerous DVDs and articles on positive psychology, wealth consciousness and systemsthinking. Kris began studying NLP in 1987 while obtaining her degree in Psychology, and went on to become aMaster Practitioner and Certified Trainer of NLP. She worked at Anchor Point Associates, an internationallyrecognized NLP training organization from 1988 to 1996. During that time, the focus of her job was on educatingthe general public about NLP and enrolling students at the Institute. Kris went on to became a ProfessionalNLP Coach in 1996, and has done over 5,000 hours of life coaching with her clients and students throughout hercareer. She still maintains a busy coaching practice and works with an international array of clients fromaround the world. How inspirational is this Guru?