Master Practitioner

Modelling Excellence – NLP Master Practitioner

We believe this will be the benchmark for Master Practitioner programmes, because of its unique, in-depth exploration of the art of modelling, combined with an emphasis on the practical transfer of these skills to business and personal life.

As always our intention is to provide you with the highest quality outcomes possible, both in terms of mastery of the NLP syllabus and, perhaps even more importantly, to build your competence in one of the most powerful skills you will ever learn – modelling. It will have key applications in such areas as…

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Leading change
  • High performance coaching
  • Organisational and team development
  • And many more…

It will also have far reaching benefits and effects for you and your business, including…

  • A unique set of skills with the potential to set your business apart, through the agility and flexibility to respond to current and future change.
  • The ability to elicit the specific attributes, skills and beliefs which enable exemplars in any field to achieve the results they do. This allows you to:
    • target your recruitment against these specific criteria
    • transfer these same qualities and strengths to an individual, existing team or entire organisation (as well as in yourself)
    • raise the level of performance beyond what you (and others) may have thought possible
    • define the skills and knowledge of departing employees to ensure the benefits of this expertise remain in the business
  • Enhanced decision making skills, especially where data is limited, as a result of an enriched and ever-developing world view.

Why this programme?

We are very excited about the possibilities and opportunities this programme will offer, and it is unique because…

  • You will learn how modelling is really done, with a level of practicality and depth that is far more rigorous than other apparently similar programmes
  • Throughout the process you will conduct your own detailed modelling project, using the tools and techniques introduced during the programme, to demonstrate the transferability of our approach. We invite exemplars from a range of disciplines and backgrounds (typically with no direct NLP experience). This will give you maximum opportunity to practise the skills of modelling in a way which more closely matches the ‘real world’ experience of using NLP in a jargon-free, conversational way. Through this process you will find that your ability to utilise NLP modelling on a wider basis will increase markedly.

As a result you will leave this programme with the ability to…

  • Develop more effective business and personal relationships because you are able to sense the dynamics and influences at a much deeper level
  • Use NLP skills and ways of thinking in a sensitive yet effective manner for yourself, your clients, team, department and/or organisation
  • Enhance your influencing skills to improve outcomes to negotiations through an awareness of the larger context within which the negotiation occurs and of the minutiae of the various communications and interventions that take place
  • Increase your confidence and sense of well-being through having identified what will lead you towards deeper personal integration.

As an additional benefit successful completion of the coaching elements of the course will also qualify for INLPTA Coach Practitioner certification

Our Philosophy

There are many different interpretations of the term “NLP Master Practitioner”. Our view is quite simple – it is someone who demonstrates mastery of the NLP techniques and processes within a framework of the NLP presuppositions. It goes further however, because we believe mastery is a journey not a destination. This programme will be different because it will encourage the true spirit of NLP, which is the generation and development of new and creative ideas.

Most Master Practitioner programmes will claim to include modelling, and you may hear people say that modelling is easy. We beg to differ! What passes for modelling may merely be a superficial guess at the behavioural structure of how someone does something. True modelling encompasses the characteristics, thinking styles, beliefs, identity and spirituality of the exemplar, and it is to this level that we will explore the skills involved.

Our primary intention is to help you increase your competence in using the various NLP processes and techniques to the level of at least Master Practitioner. We also want to help you find ways to really understand how these methodologies work. We will do this through continual challenges to the edges of current NLP awareness.

So why is Vievolve’s programme so special?

The best way to answer this is to describe some of the exemplars who accepted our invitation to join us as a guest on recent Programmes…

Gary Hall:
Owner and developer of a number of high quality catering operations and investor in a range of new businesses, Gary is a model for what is possible in both entrepreneurship and customer service.

Chris Burke:
Ex Chief Information Officer of the world’s largest mobile telephone network. Now a venture capitalist and advisor to the Boards of a number of global businesses, Chris is an exemplar of entrepreneurship and criteria-based decision making.

Rita Carter:
One of the world’s finest writers on the brain and nervous system. A winner of several international prizes for science writing, she is an exemplar for taking very complex issues and making them understandable to us all.

John McCalla:
An extraordinary man who combines a very senior position in one of the world’s largest consultancy firms with being Coach to the British Junior kayak team in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. He is also an ex-European martial arts champion and senior examiner. He is a model for supreme fitness, maintenance of internal ‘state’ and general zest for life.

Paula Brennan:
One of the most courageous people we have ever been privileged to work with. A model for personal courage, she has worked with Médecins sans Frontières,and more recently Oxfam, leading a humanitarian projects in southern Sudan and Haitii.

Eden Habtemichael and her daughter Segen:
Having fled civil war in Eritrea (when Segen was two and a half), they faced a long and difficult journey, to arrive in the UK with nothing. Eden is now a published author and Women’s Service Co-ordinator at Refugee Resource in Oxford, while Segen has worked hard to become a Junior Champion Ice-Skater with ambitions to become professional. They are both exemplary models for courage,determination and optimism in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds.

Dr David Peat:
A leading physicist who worked closely with David Bohm and subsequently wrote his biography. He now leads the Pari Center for New Learning which is becoming a crucible for combining spiritual exploration, synchronicity and global complexity.

Ian Ross:
Wyatt Woodsmall once described Ian as “the person who knows more about negotiation than anyone else in the NLP community”. Although primarily responsible for leading the whole programme, he reluctantly agreed to have his facilitation and coaching skills elicited.

Questions to consider when seeking a Modelling Training

Because almost every Master Practitioner programme will talk about including Modelling in their programme, how do you distinguish between potential suppliers?

Ask about the content of the Modelling inputs in their Master Practitioner programme. In particular…

  • How do they teach the elicitation of a Model? In particular, what level of detail do they go to in the elicitation? Be especially cautious where the secret is said to be to take on the ‘Identity’ of the exemplar.
  • What measures are built in to the process to test the rigour of any eventual output?
  • How do they know that the exemplars’ performance, and their model of it, really distinguishes their performance from the typical?
  • How knowledgeable are they about the differences between Modelling I and Modelling II?

How do they explain the difference between ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’ Modelling?

Ask about the guests that are invited to be Models of Excellence on their programmes – are they just a range of NLP trainers? How varied is their expertise? (See recent Vievolve examples above).

Ask for specific examples of clients for whom they have actually done paid Modelling Projects.

Course Format and Dates

We recognise the potential challenge in scheduling the 15 days required for INLPTA Master Practitioner certification, and we therefore offer the course as a series of six 2-day modules

The remaining three days required to complete the process are agreed with participants once a programme is underway, to be held in locations and on dates to suit those involved.

Please contact us for more information.


This programme will be run at one of our regular venues in South Oxfordshire.

Course Fee

The cost of the programme is £2750 (+vat) and this includes a light breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
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