Eleni and I are thrilled to announce that our book is now on sale and available on Amazon!
It started as a throwaway remark from me at the end of a skype call, that we should write our own NLP book. Nothing gets past Eleni of course and her reply was “Why not? You write half, I’ll write half!”. And so, we began!
Both of us run ‘intensive’ NLP courses in various locations around the world, where delegates are required to do pre-course reading to prepare for the course, so that they start with a good base knowledge. What better we thought, than to tune into the course tutor and her approach as well?
We began writing in January 2018, and, as we live on opposite sides of the world, there have been numerous Skype calls as well as meeting up in Kuala Lumpur, London, Toulouse, Thessaloniki and nearly Santiago in Chile! Both of us have already written a book on our own – writing with someone else, however, has been a whole different challenge and the book is certainly the better for it.
Often when people encounter NLP it can seem theoretical with unfamiliar language that some may find confusing – yet NLP is practical and every day! So, our approach has been to use our own life experiences and stories to explain the concepts and models of NLP, as they have relevance in every aspect of our everyday life. We also wanted it to look and feel inviting, so the book is in full colour with photographs and illustrations…. and even colour coded ‘signposts’ along the way.
Each chapter has been discussed, (sometimes debated) and agreed by us both. Along the way, we have been thrilled to receive testimonials from among others, Robert Dilts who has been a developer, author and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming since its creation in 1970s. Indeed, we are hugely grateful to all of those who gave us feedback on early drafts and testimonials on the final copy – the book would not have been the same without their input.
Everyday NLP will be available to purchase on Amazon from the second half of September and we would love to have your feedback too!
This year was the first of my Twin Centre NLP Master Practitioner courses, run at Ullswater in The Lake District and Lourdas on Kefalonia in Greece!
It started with a suggestion…. one of this year’s delegates said to me “Can we do the course somewhere exciting?” my reply was “What more exciting than the Lakes?” and she said, “Well I want both!”!
The result was that half the course was run at Leeming House on Ullswater and half at a villa on the lovely island of Kefalonia – complete with two veterans of previous NLP Master Practitioner courses:
- Laura Cadman (of Laura Cadman Ltd, Executive Coach) doing the catering!
- and Mike Rawlins (of SixInches2the Right, Executive Coach and speaker) who did a fabulous session using songwriting as an approach to coaching!
Oh and as well as all that….a morning off to visit the wild loggerhead turtles in Argostoli harbour……with a bit of retail therapy thrown in for good measure !
All loved the learning experience provided by these two lovely locations….so naturally we are doing it again in 2020 !
Dates are currently being set over the period April- June with volunteers already to come back and do the catering!!
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Stuck in the corporate world defined by my job, it had become a habit and one that was safe, comfortable but stifling and not joyful. Then in 2017 I started to change my thinking…..
My NLP Business Practitioner course which I completed in October 2017, allowed me to feel free and explore my creativity. Still not fully embracing the change though, and yet feeling as if something was missing, I went back to the familiar.
When a routine mammogram revealed breast cancer, I had a mastectomy. Somehow feeling inner strength, I realised work was not so important and that I needed to take time to recover and put myself first. My Mum also passed away during this time. When I did return to work, I felt lost and alone – after 18 years of service I felt unsupported, and on top of that, the company changed my role. I didn’t want it, took an agreement and left my ‘familiar’.
I knew it was the right thing, but deep down was still struggling, I found all my NLP work in a drawer and started to read it again…..I remember how much I loved it, the excitement of learning and growing.
The photographs of Florence and the group, the way I had been so happy in those days of the course……now I knew it was time to change.
I enrolled at the local college and did the certificate in counselling, then applied to Nottingham University to do Humanistic Counselling full time and got accepted! No idea how we will manage yet, but I know we will, and I am finally following a dream of 38 years!!
NLP started this journey and was all still there in my head….. just waiting for when I was ready to commit to change.
Thank you, Florence !
Carlisle Airport and The Intention Impact Conundrum get off the ground!
My first book ‘The Intention Impact Conundrum’ which was published in 2018, finally got its local launch at the newly opened Carlisle Airport a few months ago………just ahead of Everyday NLP! Thank you to my long-time friend Maggie Crighton of Outsourced HR and Carol Milnes of CA Events Ltd, for their support in putting the evening together ….. as well as those who came along of course!
Speakers at the event were Paul Martland the General Manager of the airport who was delighted to announce his plans for its future growth. Also speaking was Georgia Cooper a 16-year-old ‘future Prime Minister’ and fan of the book who stunned everyone with her confident and amusing speech – remember that name, you heard it here first!
I am also pleased to say that a client now runs a 2-day in-house course based on the book too!
The book is available on Amazon!!
Since starting my business in 2002 with 13 years training and development experience within commercially driven environments, I have been developing a strong track record of helping others to achieve and grow.
Florence Madden BSSc. Assoc CIPD ANLP
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