Many people ask, “What is NLP?” NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a set of skills and tools that improve how you communicate and influence. These skills also help you to understand yourself and others better, so that you can improve your results and help other to do improve theirs.
NLP was developed in the 1970’s mainly by John Grinder and Richard Bandler, with input from others (for example, Frank Pucelik). The key principle is that if someone is excellent at what they do and you ‘model’ them (i.e. replicate their thoughts and actions), then you too can achieve excellence, or at the very least improve your performance.
Because NLP is so effective, it is one of the fastest growing tools available if you want to improve results. So it is not a surprise that NLP techniques have been used by literally hundreds of thousands of people globally with great success.
The question ‘What is NLP?’ has been answered by numerous NLP trainers and authors in several ways. Because we focus on the practical uses of NLP in work, coaching and sport, the definitions we prefer are:
-Improves communication with yourself and others
-Changes behaviours, thinking and beliefs
Read more about the benefits of NLP and how it can be used.