Latest NLP Diploma dates

NLP Diploma 2018……

This course provides an unrivalled opportunity to develop highly effective communication tools and interpersonal skills that are invaluable in today’s fast-moving and competitive business environment – creating the additional ‘edge’ needed for increased success.

Our next scheduled course is…

  • Module One: 20-21 March 2018
  • Module Two: 11-12 April 2018

…and the dates for later in the year are…

  • Module One: 13-14 November 2018
  • Module Two: 11-12 December 2018

Click here for further details and book your place(s) now

Next Vievolve Practise Day – Tuesday 30th January 2018

‘The Art and Skill of Successful Negotiation’

There are still a few places available for this event. So come along with your ideas and challenges on the subject and share the day with like-minded people – re-visiting this fascinating topic, learning from master negotiators and up-dating your skills.

Price: £60 per person (+ VAT)
Location: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Timings: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Contact us now to book a place(s)

NLP Business Practitioner – dates for 2018

‘Leadership for the Future’

We have new dates in 2018 for our fully accredited Business Practitioner programme – second to none in Europe for its depth, practicality and rigour.

Click here for full details of the course and contact us NOW to register your interest.

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Advanced Coaching Skills

If you want to further develop your Coaching Skills in 2018 – come and learn from the masters…

Contact us for further information

Negotiation/Conflict Resolution – new dates for public programme

We are pleased to announce details of our next 3-day Negotiation and Conflict Resolution course – 6-8 February 2018.

Click here for full details of the outcomes and topics covered on this leading-edge programme

‘Mechanics of Why’

This fantastic business resource is NOW AVAILABLE as a FREE web-book


It’s taken many years (indeed some people may have thought it would never happen!), but now its here! 

Co-authored by Ian Ross and Brian Wood ‘Mechanics of Why’ is a comprehensive business toolkit – and as the introduction states…

“This book is about how crucial things work in our business and personal lives – the things that aren’t covered well in business training, but are essential if we want to achieve a high and sustainable level of performance.”

Take a look ( and please tell us what you think – we eagerly await your comments and ideas for additional chapters/topics.

Fascinating TED Talk on Neuroscience

Beware ‘Neuro Bunk’…

One of the most important aspects of our approach to NLP over the years, has been to study the scientific background to its tools and concepts, and incorporate this into the way we present its practical applications and relevance – particularly in a business context.

Now it seems that  ‘NLP and Neuroscience’ has become the latest ‘thing’ – and while we welcome this in principle, we have also been concerned that because it is ‘fashionable’ it may be treated in an over-simplified and superficial manner, in much the same way that the potential value of NLP itself has been diluted over the years because of poor practise.

Which is why we were so interested to see this TED Talk from Neuroscientist Molly Crockett, which suggests taking the same cautious view of the populist approach…


Key Skills and Attributes in 21st Century Leadership

Developing Today’s Leaders

Life as a leader of a team/organisation can be an isolated place – you are expected to have all the answers, and yet opportunities to review and develop your leadership skills can be scarce and the likelihood of receiving useful feedback is often not high

Our approach to leadership development recognises that many of the assumptions and beliefs people hold about leaders and leadership are either wrong, or out of date.  For example, the idea that all leaders are charismatic extroverts has been shown to be false.

For that reason our Leadership Programmes look at the ways leadership styles and methodologies have changed over the years and, in particular, how the problems and opportunities facing tomorrow’s leaders might be addressed successfully.Teamwork

Our experience of working with successful clients from both government and private sectors, together with analysis of the best of academic research has led us to identify a number of key factors that seem to determine the most effective leadership attributes:

  • The “best” leadership style is context dependent. The leader must be able to adapt his or her style to suit the opportunities and pressures as they arise.
  • Exemplary leaders combine the ability to define a future vision and strategy with the listening and communication skills necessary to engage and motivate those who will deliver it. Interpersonal and listening skills related to the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) of the leaders are becoming progressively more important as the need to ensure engagement and commitment of staff increases.
  • As with so many other areas, the balancing of advocacy with enquiry requires each leader to know where she or he stands personally. If there is a strong preference one way or the other, they will require practice to ensure that when they are using the other approach that they are “congruent”. In other words, their words, tone and body language and values systems are all aligned.
  • Self-awareness and the ability to prioritise, especially when under pressure, are very important as they have a direct effect on personal stress levels, work/life balance and overall effectiveness.
  • The skill and courage to hold people accountable can be one of the most challenging characteristics to uphold, especially when it runs counter to prevailing culture.
  • The willingness and ability to coach members of the team is of high value, especially when performance improvement is required.
  • Leaders need to be “authentic” (have undisputed credibility) – this often means that they are willing to show vulnerability where appropriate and are transparent in their dealings. In a comprehensive survey first published in 1993 conducted in the USA, the four most important leadership characteristics were: Honesty, Forward Looking, Inspiring and Competent.   This means that in many cases a fundamental shift in attitudes and approach will be necessary to maximise future potential.




Interview with Ian Ross by Roman Braun of ECNLP

Hear Ian demonstrate his highly effective model for conflict resolution…

In an interview with Roman Braun of ECNLP,  Ian explains his approach to conflict situations and talks through a live example with Roman.  In doing so, he facilitates Roman to new insights and outcomes for resolving what had been an intractable and challenging situation.

Listen to the interview here (ECNLP Interview) which lasts about 40 mins.   While listening you’ll also find it helpful to look at the model itself and the questioning structure Ian is using, which you will find here 

As you’ll discover, the approach demonstrated here is one that can be used in any conflict situation – whether that is between two or more parties, or an internal dilemma you are facing, or even a goal or outcome that you have so far been unable to achieve.  It can also be used in a conversational manner – whether or not the ‘client’ has any experience of NLP.

INLPTA Coach Practitioner

New dates for 2013

– An advanced Coaching programme which will give you the skills and confidence to handle any type of coaching situation.  Click here for full details.