Purpose, Presence and Priorities

From time to time, NLP Canada Training offers one day courses designed so that  practitioners and master practitioners can advance their skills or apply them in new ways.

Purpose, Presence and Priorities

Saturday September 8 , 2012, 10am to 6pm

"He's just so charismatic."

"She has real drive. She always seems to know exactly where she's going."

We look at people of influence and marvel at their leadership abilities, their commitment and their drive. Did you ever wish you had just a little more of the qualities that define the most successful leaders in your life? NLP offers a way to think systematically about qualities that other people assume must be built into a person's DNA. Just as great actors are often actors who have learned to deal with stage fright, great leaders might have more in common with you than you think. Their "talents" can be earned through attention and practice.

In this two day course, Linda Ferguson and John Dafos will lead participants through a series of exercises designed to help you identify the times when you have already experienced being fully present and aware of a strong sense of direction. You'll not only understand yourself better: you will become more present and more aware of purpose as we work.  Balancing a heightened awareness with a mountaintop perspective, you will take definite, positive steps towards developing the presence and purpose that lead to a life well lived.

On day two, we'll use this new awareness to explore their practical applications in setting priorities and making the choices that make a difference. This course is strongly recommended for practitioners and master practitioners of NLP. We will be offering you a rare opportunity to move forward on the path to strengthening your personal integrity, leading others to reach individual and collective goals, and creating tangible, satisfying results. You will walk away refreshed, recharged and ready to achieve.

At 3:00pm, the training room portion of the course will wrap up and guest Johar Singh will lead a yoga session in the park. If you would enjoy participating, come with loose clothing and a yoga mat or towel. Johar will adjust the practice so that everyone is comfortable. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to breathe and integrate.

If you completed a Masters in 2011 or 2012, or if you are speaking at the HOPE symposium, this course is our gift to you. The cost for other practitioners and master practitioners is just $50 to cover materials and costs.  

If you're not NLP-trained by NLP Canada Training, you are also welcome to participate. Your cost is $250 which includes a $200 credit towards your practitioner or master practitioner certification.

Please email linda@nlpcanada.com or call 416-928-2394 to register. The course runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, at our regular location at 47 Queen's Park Cres. E.  


People often ask for more training in how to use stories effectively as part of their business communication or therapeutic practices.  This is a one day workshop on how to develop and use stories more easily and more effectively.

We will use stories of tricksters and fools to explore how stories work to build relationships and influence change. This program will help facilitators, managers, trainers, and coaches to choose, tell and use stories more effectively. An NLP background is always useful, but not required for this workshop. 

Participants should come with a situation in mind in which they would like to tell a story to an individual or a group. We will find a story that works, learn the story bones, practice imagining the story in full sensory detail, tell the story and then talk about what happens next.


• Identify the story bones so you can learn a story more quickly and tell it more reliably.

• Understand why stories of fools and tricksters build rapport and develop motivation.

• Develop story texture. Learn to use voice, sensory coding and rhythm to engage your audience in moving through your story with you.

Annual NLP Practitioner Retreat at Kelso Conservation Area, Milton

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (tentative), 10am to 5pm

This program is just for NLP practitioners who have been certified by NLPCT. It's our annual chance to learn, laugh, eat, enjoy a beautiful setting, and develop our network.  This year's theme is HOPE Renewed: Celebrating 10 Years of NLP. 

Mark your calendars now, and arrange for one day away from the office. Registration will open in April.

Fees:  $100 (includes HST, lunch, beverages, chocolate and all materials)

Call  416-928-2394 OR EMAIL news@nlpcanada.com. 47 Queen’s Park Cres. E., Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3