Neuro-linguistic Programming

Why Learn Neuro-linguistic Programming?


Most people are drawn to Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) training for a specific reason such as…

  • Therapists and life coaches wanting to establish a deeper rapport with clients and help them achieve their goals faster.
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to enhance their leadership and communication skills.
  • Everyone wanting to unlock the secret, highly personal, formula to achieving success in every aspect of life.

Our NLP trainings aim to find ways to help our participants have better, fuller and richer lives. We invite you to discover how Neuro-linguistic Programming can accelerate your progress both personally and professionally.

What exactly is NLP?

Neuro linguistic programming can be broken down to three distinct words:

Neuro refers to the brain and neural network that feeds into the brain. Neurons or nerve cells are the working units used by the nervous system to send, receive, and store signals that add up to information.

Linguistics refer to the content, both verbal and non-verbal, that moves across and through these pathways.

Programming is the way the content or signal is manipulated to convert it into useful information.

In the early 1970s, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed by an information scientist and a linguist at the University of California. They had observed that people with similar education, training, background, and years of experience were achieving widely varying results ranging from excellent to average.

John Grinder and Richard Bandler wanted to know the secrets of effective people. They started studying how the successful people communicated (verbal language, body language, eye movements, and others). By modeling their behavior, were able to make out patterns of thinking that assisted in success. The two theorized that the brain can learn the healthy patterns and behaviors and that this would bring about positive physical and emotional effects. What emerged from their work came to be known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Unlike many schools of psychology that ask why we do things, NLP is more interested in how we do them. NLP utilizes communication, emotional, and sensory feedback systems, both internal and external, to achieve maximum effectiveness. By learning how to create more resourceful states and to “short-circuit” unresourceful ones, we empower ourselves to behave more effectively and to generate greater options for responding to any life event. NLP is often described as a set of tools that show us how to run our own minds as well as understanding the minds of others.

NLP offers powerful and effective, rapid and easy-to-learn skills, which can be invaluable to anyone in the fields of health, personal development, business and communication. NLP effectively teaches us how to be excellent in what we do, and has been called “the difference that makes the difference.”


As you explore our trainings, you’ll find our approaches and methods are varied and numerous, yet deeply connected. These trainings will link the present to your future, offering you tools and processes for sustainable, ongoing development and success. To us, “going beyond,” means advancing to the next step and beyond the next step.

Not all NLP training is alike. A person can obtain a ‘practitioner certificate’ by sitting a required number of hours or day in a training room and listening to someone talk about NLP. In contrast, IPL trainings are highly-experiential courses, so you get hands-on guidance and feedback from our qualified trainers. It is a mix of lecture, discussion, live demonstrations and experiential practice. Deep, sustainable change and development happens via meaningful experiential learning, not superficial quick fixes.

“Maria and Nando are wonderful, knowledgeable, passionate trainers. If you want concrete coaching skills, I guarantee you’ll leave this course with thought-provoking and profound personal transformation!” ~ Michelle Hardy, Life Coach

“I am so grateful to Maria and Nando for putting together a world-class training that has given me so many new skills to enrich my life and all those I communicate with.” ~ Penny McCoy, Healer & Life Coach

Jonette Darnell

“This has been quite an adventure for me! This training has helped me to be more “mindful” – to pay attention to my thoughts, to understand myself, others and the different mental maps. Nando & Maria did a wonderful job co-creating such a powerful learning experience.” ~ Jonette Darnell

Getting Started

We recommend that participants interested in NLP follow these stages of training:

Foundation of Leadership Excellence Self-Study Program
This is a prerequisite to joining us for our live, in-person life coaching and NLP training weekends. This allows you to explore our program before committing to a greater level of investment. It also empowers you to “hit the ground running” when we meet in person, where you will be given the opportunity to model and practice the life-altering strategies you’ve already learned at home.

Foundations of Life Coaching and NLP Training
In our introductory program you’ll learn how to coach anyone – yourself, your kids or clients. You will also learn the basics of NLP, gaining profoundly useful insights into how we use our brain, allowing you to radically improve the effectiveness of your communication.

Life Coach Certification and NLP Training
Become certified as a Life Coach after learning and practicing complex coaching and NLP techniques. This could be the start of your new career or apply these skills to make yourself outstanding in your personal and professional life.

Advanced Life Coaching & NLP Training
This intensive 24 hours of training over 4 days will give you the opportunity to connect with like-minded people and work on some of your personal issues while powering up your skills!  In this accelerated training, you will use your life coaching and NLP skills in a whole new way. Join us if you’re ready to stretch out of your comfort zone and step up into mastery. 

We offer additional trainings throughout the year that assist you in your professional development. Visit our Training Calendar to review our current schedule! If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us.

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Advanced Life Coaching & NLP Training

April 23-26, 2020

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