. . . that enables you to quickly form new and lasting behavior patterns. And with that change, it empowers you to achieve desired outcomes in all venues of life.
NLP also provides skills that leverage the impact of your interpersonal communication. Whether you are a sales rep, a public speaker, a supervisor, a spokesperson — whatever your communication role — Neuro-Linguistic Programming will give added flexibility and "clout" to what you have to say.
Elsewhere on this web site we have answered a number of frequently asked questions about NLP. If have only a limited familiarity with NLP, the answers to those questions will provide you a worthwhile introduction to basic concepts of NLP.
Also on this site is another article that provides helpful insights: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Unconscious Mind: Keys to NLP's Effectiveness.
From its inception in the 1970s Neuro-Linguistic Programming was widely used in self-improvement and therapy. Today, however, dozens of other fields employ NLP techniques. Business applications of NLP have been particularly popular in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, and increasingly across Asia and South Africa. With this global success of NLP, American executives, too, seek NLP skills for themselves and others around them.
Dr. Mike Armour, the founder of Strategic Leadership Development International, draws heavily on NLP techniques in coaching, consulting, and training business leaders, as well as his daily life. Many of our LeaderPerfect® Solutions are rooted in NLP concepts.
For groups or individuals wanting to master specific NLP skills, he also provides customized training. And for those wanting advanced skills, he designs certification programs for both practitioners and master practitioners of NLP in the field of business communication.
Mike has been a student of Neuro-Linguistic Programming for almost two decades. He devoted several years to extensive training in order to be an NLP professional. First, he fulfilled the requirements to be recognized as a master practitioner by the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA). Then he completed INLPTA's multi-year sequence to qualify as a trainer of practitioners and master practitioners.
Later, when INLPTA began certifying specialists in business and business communication, Mike became one of the first trainers in the U.S. to gain that credential. More recently he has also completed the core competency requirements to become a master trainer in business communication.