How Well Do You Know You?

You don’t have to leave your chair to explore, but you do have to step away from the illusion that the person sitting in the chair is someone you already know. In fact, you’ve known them for your whole life, and yet there is so much more to know.

3 Drivers of Growth: Purpose, Process & Perspective

Maybe you’re curious about how to connect what you read in short posts to an 8 day course online. You might have read big claims for NLP, or heard from friends that it changed their lives. How? It takes three things to take action that leads to predictable, positive results in your life and work: […]

Who are you and what do you want?

People often associate mindfulness with peace or calm. This is more or less like thinking that steam is the reason for coffee. A hot cup of coffee will result in steam and mindfulness will result in calm But that’s not the point. We live in a world where change is inevitable. That means we need […]

Where play and purpose meet


From the time we are very small, we are taught to see fun and practical as opposites. When you are in school, fun is what you get to do after you complete the work you have to do. The idea gets set in deeper as we age. “That’s why they call it work,” is something […]

Slow Down to Speed Up

Late spring woods

In Canada, the Victoria Day long weekend is the real beginning of summer (it ends on Labour Day). It’s often a great opportunity to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and the plants, and feel yourself unwind. What’s got you wound up? It could be that restless feeling that you have lots of ground to cover […]

Why it’s so hard to improve your soft skills

Have you ever wondered how some skills got labelled soft while others are called hard? It has nothing to do with the level of difficulty in mastering them. Apparently the American military wanted to distinguish between skills that involved using a machine (hard like the equipment) and skills that involved having an impact on squishy […]

New workshop series on what stress is trying to teach you

There’s a popular idea that people are broken. The argument says that our natural processes evolved for a different world. Our feelings don’t serve us well in the world where we live. But. . . science says our brains are much more complex processors than our minds can understand. So maybe our feelings and instincts […]

What’s better: confidence or competence?

Would you rather be confident or competent? It’s not an easy question. You probably have worked for someone who is confident, but not competent. If that doesn’t seem true to you, take 20 minutes to watch this TED talk. On the one hand, the speaker encourages us all to be more competent leaders. On the […]

What’s different at NLP Canada Training?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably looked at other websites for NLP training companies. And you’re wondering how to compare them. Maybe you have been referred here, and you want to find out if this is for you. Or maybe you were referred somewhere else, but it just didn’t feel right. We are different from […]

Make a Difference to Give Yourself a Boost

You might need a break. But what’s the best way to recharge when you are tired or stressed, or worried? You’ll see a lot of posts about self-care on the internet. But you might find it’s not enough for you. We all tend to overestimate what we can do on our own. We are social […]

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.