About Us


About NLP Canada Training

NLP Canada Training continues a long and proud history of NLP as it was developed in Canada by Derek Balmer. Balmer was certified by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in one of the earliest NLP trainings. Since then, we have been training continuously for almost 30 years. Linda Ferguson acquired the company in 2011 and is proud to continue a tradition of independent development of NLP.

We are not affiliated with any other NLP associations. We value the ability to innovate as new information becomes available about how people perceive, think and act. Our commitment is to bring the best current thinking to our clients and to adapting practices to fit that thinking. We only teach the practices of NLP that we believe are aligned with the best current research into how people work.

Learn with Terrific People

Since 2003, we have been more than a company that provides training. We are an active community that learns and innovates together. Our practitioners are welcome to return to develop skills and fresh understanding and to share it with new people. We host regular events so that our community can develop both networks and learning that benefit us all.

We also connect often through our social media, including private groups where our graduates inspire each other.


Please view some of our testimonials from our members below!

You want to influence others and be seen as a leader? You want to find your best self and share it with the world? You want to connect with like-minded, purpose-driven people? Then you want to sign up for NLP Canada right now.

John Dafos

I came to NLP Canada with very prior knowledge on the topic and program. This program easily, professionally and really effectively brought me shifts that changed so much in both my personal and professional life! I highly recommend it for the quality, cost and fun factor! Linda and Carol are AMAZING!

Rohia Popal

After reading a couple of books on NLP, I wanted to learn more and signed up for the NLP course with Linda. The experience was priceless considering how she delivered throughout the entire week. I ended up learning a lot about myself and how to tap into the resources I so much needed. The group was phenomenal, Ann and Kyle were very sweet too. Thank you Linda!

Daniel Mirica

I had been interested in NLP for many years and looked into several training organizations when I found NLP Canada Training a little over a year ago. I immediately connected with everyone and loved the training. I have been through the Practitioner Course twice now and can’t wait to take it again! All the one-day classes are excellent too if you just want a taste of it! I highly recommend this training for anyone who wants to learn about NLP or discover their inner resources for achieving their goals. Some great story telling too!

Travis Ramage

I had heard about NLP from a co-worker but didn’t know too much about it when i signed up for the practitioner certification. It would be good to have in your toolkit they said. Little did i know I was going to have a wonderful experience, diving deeper into understanding myself, my partner and others. Linda is an amazing teacher and storyteller. If you’ve ever been curious about NLP, I highly encourage you singing up with NLP Canada!

Amanda Brisson

Linda Ferguson, Ph.D.

Linda Ferguson became a partner at NLP Canada Training in 2003 and has been the sole owner since 2011. She is Canada’s leading innovator in the field of NLP (neurolinguistic programming) and continually develops new methods and new programs for applying NLP to the problems people most want to solve.

Before she encountered NLP, Linda was an accomplished communication teacher with a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto, an M. A. from the University of Western Ontario and a B.A. from Trent University. She is currently a member of the faculty of the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College. Linda has worked with learners of all ages to help them find their voices, improve their impact, and understand the patterns at work in their lives and businesses.

Since joining NLP Canada Training, Linda has worked with teams and individuals from a variety of roles and businesses. She’s an effective trainer and coach for leaders who want to make a difference and team-members who want to make change happen or who need help managing change around them.

Linda Ferguson believes that we must transform the best research into practices that make a difference in how we think and act. She is committed to updating the programs at NLP Canada Training to align with the best current science. She also believes that the arts and humanities are essential not just to better communication but to better recognition of patterns in behavior and situations.

Ask Linda: “how has NLP changed your life?”

The answer she’ll give is that NLP gave her a new commitment to getting what she wants. That means taking a moment when things are difficult and asking: ‘what do I want? do I still want it? what do I need to change to move forward?” It sounds simple, but it’s the difference between bouncing from conflict to frustration and committing to optimism and results.

My Books

Linda Ferguson has published two books on NLP, both available through Amazon and Indigo, Living Your Purpose: The Heart of NLP and Resilience: Grow Stronger in a Time of Crisis.

Resilience: Grow Stronger in a Time of Crisis

In fewer than 100 pages, Ferguson walks you through exercises to keep your head and keep moving through difficult times.

Living Your Purpose: The Heart of NLP

Learn to use NLP to deal with pain, solve problems, build relationships and set better goals. Short, practical sections explain what to do and why it works.

New Book!

Shifts: A Tool Kit For A Better You

The information and techniques in Shifts: A Toolkit for a Better You provide tools for building self-awareness and changing existing patterns so you can choose, act, and communicate with greater confidence and satisfaction.