Linda Ferguson, Ph.D.
“What difference has NLP made in your life?”
I was introduced to NLP about fifteen years ago. A lot has changed since then. At the time, I was dealing with the scars left by multiple miscarriages. I thought going back to school would move me forward, but it didn't. My kids were about to graduate and leave home: change was coming whether I wanted it or not.
I was smart and compassionate and I kept tripping over my own edges. It wasn’t hard to wind me up and engage me in a conflict. And the aftermath of conflict left me divided and stressed.
NLP taught me to control my mindset so that I could see my edges and respect them. I learned to hurt myself less and to be more careful about my impact on others. I stopped getting pulled into unnecessary conflicts. I began to see people with deeper curiosity and deeper respect for the many ways they were finding to do their best with what they had. I renewed my love of the way language allows us to transform and share experience. I began to own more of myself.
I am a coach, a trainer, a storyteller, an author and a community builder. And I can’t wait to read the next book or attend the next event that will make me just a little bit better at any of those.
For those of you who prefer a more traditional bio, here’s a little of what my background looks and sounds like:
Linda combines exceptional expertise in metaphor and narrative with a broad knowledge of current thinking in related fields, including positive psychology, solution focused coaching, personality typing, and rhetoric. She mixes best practices from these fields to enable her clients to think and relate differently.
A graduate of Trent University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, Linda has taught at post-secondary institutions, written for business and trade publications, and developed customized learning experiences for people in a wide variety of fields and contexts.