I have been an entrepreneur since leaving University (where I studied business and computing). My focus on NLP stems from my experiences creating and running businesses. As these businesses grew, I found an ever-increasing need for more than just commercial skills, both for myself and my team: business is ultimately about people. I also found a bewildering range of help and models on offer – the material that I found by far the most useful was NLP, especially when linked to a coaching approach. In 2002, it was time to move on from my businesses – most entrepreneurs get in the way when their enterprises get beyond a certain size – and I decided to concentrate all my efforts on coaching and on NLP training.
I studied with Robert Dilts and Judith de Lozier at NLP University in Santa Cruz, where I qualified as a Certified NLP Trainer. I have also worked with or attended training given by most of the other major NLP ‘names’, such as Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Ian McDermott, Joesph O’Connor, Stephen Gilligan, Suzi Smith, Tad James and Anthony Robbins.
I am also an International Coaching Federation Certified Coach. I now divide my time between running NLP School, teaching at the school and coaching individual clients