El equipo de líderes de Neuro-semántica en el mundo
San Francisco, 2010
Who are we? The Leadership Team of Neuro-Semantics is currently
comprised of: L. Michael Hall, Colin Cox, Denis Bridoux, Reg Reynolds,
Omar Salom, Lene Fjellheim, and Cheryl Lucas. The Society of
Neuro-Semantics (the ISNS) was originally co-founded by L. Michael Hall
and Bob Bodenhamer. All of the original models of Neuro-Semantics
(e.g., Meta-States, Frame Games, Mind-Lines, Matrix, etc.) were created
by L. Michael Hall.
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
PO Box 8
Clifton, CO 81520
Business – (970) 523-7877
Fax – (970) 523-5790
meta @ onlinecol.com
L. Michael Hall, Ph.D. is an entrepreneur who lives in the Rocky
Mountains of western Colorado where he had a private therapy practice
for many years, operated an NLP Training Center, and from where he began
trainings in Meta-States and Neuro-Semantics.
Regarding NLP, he studied originally with Richard Bandler in the late
1980s and became a Master Practitioner and Trainer. His notes of the
Bandler’s trainings eventually became the books The Spirit of NLP (1996)
and Becoming More Ferocious as a Presenter. He worked with Bandler on
the Society of NLP and edited two books, Time For a Change and Applied
Dr. Hall’s doctorate is in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology is from
Union Institute University in Cincinnati Ohio. His doctoral dissertation
explored the languaging of four psychotherapies (NLP, RET, Reality
Therapy, Logotherapy) using the formulations of General Semantics. He
addressed the Interdisciplinary International Conference (1995)
presenting an integration of NLP and General Semantics. His Masters
degree was in Clinical Counseling and Psychology from Regis University
in Denver Colorado and his Bachelors of Science was in Management of
Human Resources. Prior to those degrees he took a Masters in Biblical
Literature and Language.
As an author, Dr. Hall is known as a prolific writer with 30 some
books to his name, more than 100 published articles and is recognized as
a leading NLP Trainer and developer of many models, most notably the
revolutionary Meta-States model and more recently the Matrix model. In
1996, Michael co-founded with Dr. Bob Bodenhamer Neuro-Semantics® as a
field of study and as an International Society.
Today Michael spends most of his time researching and modeling and
training internationally. His modeling projects have included modeling
excellence in a variety of areas: resilience, self-reflexive
consciousness, state management, sales, persuasion, accelerated
learning, wealth building, women in leadership, fitness and health,
culture and cultural phenomena, and leadership.
Contact: meta @ onlinecol.com or phone 970-523-7877
ACMC, NLP/NS and Meta Coach Trainer
Actualising Leaders through Coaching and
Meta Coach Training
I am CEO and one of the founding directors of People SA Coaching™
Leadership one of the fastest growing Coaching Organisations in South
Africa and the founding Director of the South African Institute of Neuro
I am a Certified Meta Coach, an Internationally Licensed Meta Coach
Trainer, a Trainer in the fields of Neuro Linguistic Programming and
Neuro Semantics ®. I have Accreditation and Licensing as an Advanced
Facilitator/Trainer on the Triangles Model® a model that measures the
Chemistry of Performance, based in (PNI) Psycho Neuro Immunology.
I facilitate creating an environment where individuals and
organisations are unleashed from their constraints and limiting
performances to activating and unleashing dreams, potential,
possibilities, wellness and peak performance through living and
embodying their highest meanings.
The areas I have facilitated sustainable change achieving exceptional
results are within Government and Corporate Organisations, with CEO’s
Senior Executives, Entrepreneurs and Olympic Athletes.
The advanced Coaching and Change Technology of The Meta Coach
Training System® which I utilise is grounded in Self Actualization
Psychology and the Cognitive Behavioural Sciences, including Neuro
linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuro Semantics®
I have an unwavering belief and on going commitment to the growth and
unleashing of Human Potential and the expansion of Human Consciousness.
- Consulting in Systems Management for past twenty years
- Post-graduate studies in Psychology
- Professor in Business Administration at post graduate level
- Visiting Professor and Consultant at the Technological Institute of
Mexico at Mexico City
- Master Practioner NLP-NLPU at the University of California
- Master practioner of NS/NLP for the ISNS
- Certified Trainer of NS/NLP for the ISNS
- Certified NLP trainer and consultant for the NLPU at the University
- Certified Coach and Trainer of Meta-Coaching Foundation of Australia
- Certified Coach and Trainer for the Lambert Institute of Brazil
- Certified Coach for Newfield Consulting
- Certified Coach for NLPU at the University of California
At present working as:
- Advisor to both the president and the head of Human Resources for
Monsanto in Latin America as well as Executive Coach for upper level
management in the U.S.
- Consultant for the enhancement of Business practices through the
development of executive potential for upper management in the
Investment Banking sector for Banamex
- Evaluation and Counseling for upper Managers at Scotia Bank
- Executive Coach for Team Development for Human Resources for Cadbury
- Consultant for the transformation of Business Culture and Procedures
at Rheem Manufacturing
Postbox 4440, Nydalen
N -0440 Oslo
Phone: + 47 4000 4500
Lene Fjellheim is the founder of CoachTeam as (link to http://www.coachteam.no/),
a coaching and consultant company based in Oslo, Norway.
CoachTeams main activities are:
- Three step coaching education, Executive Coach
- Leadership programs
- Communication and self leadership workshops
- Presentations, sales and negotiations skills training
- Kick-offs, talks and speeches
Lene is a certified NLP and Neuro Semantics trainer and Meta Coach,
and has since 2002 trained more than 300 people in Neuro Linguistic
Programming and Neuro Semantics education.
CoachTeam’s Executive Coach Training covers NLP, Neuro Semantics,
coaching, change management, presentation-, sales and negotiation
skills; as well as professional mentoring and feedback by senior
Lene’s background from sales, service, leadership and management from
Scandinavian Airlines, School of Management BI and Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration NHH mixed with four different
coaching educations, makes her an attractive in-house trainer/coach to
leading Norwegian companies and executives.
In cooperation with her colleagues in CoachTeam, she aims to make a
difference and is dedicated to promoting Corporate Social and Planet
Responsibility and understanding. This is also why she and colleague
Ragnhild Nilsen, in 2005 established GlobalFairTrade. (link to http://www.globalfairtrade.com/)
Based in the belief in trade before aid, GFT develops bridges of
trade between Egypt (link to http://www.sekem.com/) and Scandinavia supplying
fair-trade and ecological cotton products as well as teas, herbs and
other dry goods.
Lene also writes articles and columns on for several Norwegian magazines
and newspapers. She has her own work-coach column in one of the leading
monthly magazines; Eva.
Coaching Unity International
blog : http://mentaltoughness.blog.rugbyiq.com/
Tim Goodenough lives in Durban, South Africa and increasingly finds
himself working in new cities and countries as exciting opportunities
and challenges arise. He is a Professional Certified Meta-Coach (PCMC)
and holds a trainers qualification in both NLP and Neuro-Semantics. He
specialises in high performance, both in the corporate world and the
world of elite athletes.
Tim was the full time mental coach for the South African Super 14
rugby team; The Sharks in the 2008 competition and has worked
in a wide variety of sports including Cricket, Rugby, Baseball, Tennis,
Surfing, Hockey, Rowing, Football and Golf at levels ranging from
International, professional, semi-pro and age group (including school
kids) He works at an individual, team and coaching level. He lectures on
mental toughness at The Sharks Academy and the Investec International
Rugby Academy as well as for Cricket South Africa. Tim and his business
partner Michael Cooper co-wrote “In the Zone with South Africa’s sports
In the corporate world Tim works as an Executive Coach for CEO’s and
senior management on an individual and team level. Tim and Michael have
co-developed one of the first scalable High Performance Team Models
called the iTeam which is used to enhance team dynamics and team
performance. In 2009 Tim Co-authored, “Artists at work: Team Coaching”
(2009: Penguin) a collection of strategies and models for working as a
team coach in different environments.
During Tim’s corporate career he worked at Standard Bank as the
Senior Manager for Talent Support in Personal and Business Banking and
was part of the Leadership Development, Coaching & Mentoring Unit.
Tim looked after Executive Coaching and Mentoring for Personal and
Business Banking, as well as designing coaching and mentoring workshops,
facilitating coaching and mentoring workshops and training and
assessing external facilitators. Tim sat on the Standard Bank coaching
MetaSkills Coaching and Training
P.O. Box 590, North Riding, 2164 South Africa
For more than twenty-two years, Reg worked at senior management level
in organisations such as Anglo American and Eskom. He successfully
managed multibillion Rand, multi-disciplinary capital construction
projects, and established and managed an in-house profit centred
business unit. He served on The Generation Executive Committee and a
number of key management board subcommittees, including the Management
Board Procurement Committee, and Eskom’s Claims Committee, which he
After the 1994 election in South Africa, he assisted the (State)
President’s Office prepare an RDP Project Plan which was presented to
the Cabinet and received favourable comment from the then Minister of
Finance, Derek Keyes and was nominated for the Eskom Chairman’s Award in
After leaving corporate level, Reg developed a coaching style of
leadership, coupled with action learning. He personally undertook the
coaching and training of his own staff. He founded The Metaskills
Institute, in 1999, focusing on corporate development programmes,
executive coaching, coaching the coach, Neuro-Semantic training,
strategic facilitation, and mediation.
His clients include—Anglo American; Eskom; Rotek; TSI; Momentum; The
South African Rail Commuter Corporation; Industrial Development Trust;
Nairda (Nigeria), Khula Bank; Synchron; PPC; DAV; Johnnic; Southern Sun
Hotels; First National Bank; Compuware; Medscheme
Reg is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, a diplomate
of the Univerisity of South Africa Graduate School of Business
Leadership and a registered professional engineer. He is a Master
Practitioner, Associate Meta-Coach and an International Trainer with the
International Society of Neuro-Semantics, and a trainer with NLP
International. He is an executive member of the South African chapter
of the International Coach Federation, and a member of the International
Association of Coaches.
His formal education was in engineering, project management and
business, apart from that Reg extensively studied cognitive and
behavioural psychology, Gravesian psychology, Neuro-Linguistics,
Neuro-Semantics, psycho-neuro-immunology, the psychology of influence,
negotiation, mediation, conflict management, interpersonal
communication, cross gender behaviour, and relationship building.
Ignition Training Systems
0800 17 0111
120/3 Nelson Crescent, Napier,
Colin is Director of Ignition Training Systems and Director of the
Institute of Neuro Semantics of New Zealand and a Board Member of the
Neuro Semantics Guardian group. Colin is presently the only Master
Trainer in the field of Neuro Semantics in the world and has
complemented this expertise with strategies from Learning Psychology and
the field of Accelerated Learning.
He is personally committed to maximising the latent potential within
people from all walks of life and dedicated his time and energies in
delivering trainining that awakens people to realising their dreams and
Colin was formerly a triple NZ International sporting representative,
and professional strength athlete having won multiple national titles
in four different sports! Colins’’ sporting achievements complimented
with his knowledge of the cognitive behavioural sciences and adult
education provides him the ability to present a unique perspective in
maximising ones optimum potential.
Colin is an in demand inspirational Keynote Presenter; Trainer and
Executive Coach who has an international reputation for providing
exceptional trainings which postively influences all those he presents
He is known by his friends as Col and resides in Manukau
BA Honours Psychology, PCMC, Licensed Meta-Coach Trainer, N.S
and Meta-NLP Trainer
One of the founding Directors of People SA Coaching·Leadership.
Member of the International Neuro-Semantics Leadership Team.
I am an Internationally Certified Professional Meta-Coach, Meta-Coach
Trainer and Neuro-semantic Trainer, with a passion for facilitating
growth and Actualizing Excellence! My work is rooted in
Self-Actualization Psychology and the Cognitive Behavioural Sciences. My
commitment is to your growth; development and activation of your
excellence and in creating an environment for the unleashing of your
My experience in the world of development is wide, ranging from
working one on one with CEO’s and managers to parents and children. In
addition I have experience working within an International Development
organization and thus have an understanding of what is necessary to
bring about change and transformation from within large
My mission is to inspire and support both individuals and
organizations to actualize their full potential to exist in a life less
“It’s kind of fun to do the
Director del Instituto de Neuro-Semántica para Latinoamérica
Dirección: Casa Luz, Calle Niños Héroes No. 2, Col. Centro, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.
Tel: (967)674-71-38 / Cel: 967-679-06-66
David Murphy was born in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
on June 4th of 1971.
- He studied Clinical Psychology degree in the Independent National
University City (UNAM)
- He is Practitioner and Master Practitioner certified by the
International Society of Neurosemantics (ISNS).
- David is a certified Neurosemantics Trainer, certified in the New
Zeland Institute by Dr. Michael Hall and the ISNS.
- He is a certified NLP Trainer, certified by the NLP University in
Santa Cruz California USA.
- David is an Associated Certified Meta-Coach, as Meta-Coach and as
- He recently got the degree of PCMC Professional Certified
- David Murphy is a member of the International Society of
Neurosemantics team leaders’ board.
- In march of 2010 got the degree of Lisenced Meta-Coaching System’s Trainer.
PREVIOUS MEMBER OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
Co-founder of the Society of Neuro
NLP of Gastonia
1516 Cecelia Dr.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Fax: (704) 864-1545
Dr. Bodenhamer is no longer one of the Neuro-Semantic Guardians,
but did co-found the Society.
Dr. Bodenhamer’s under-graduate degree (BA) is from Appalachian
State University in Boone, NC (1972). His major at Appalachian State
University was Philosophy and Religion with a minor in Psychology. He
received the Master of Divinity (1976) and the Doctor of Ministry Degree
(1978) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest,
NC. The Master of Divinity Degree included training in Pastoral Care
with both classroom and clinical work. Dr. Bodenhamer received one unit
of Clinical Pastoral Education from Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.
C. while working on his doctorate.
His NLP Practitioner’s Certification comes from L.E.A.D.’s
Consultants in Reynoldsburg, OH, Dr. Gene Rooney, Trainer. Dr.
Bodenhamer’s NLP Master Certification and Master Time Line TherapyTM
Practitioner Certification came from Tad James, Ph.D. of Advanced
Neuro-Dynamics of Honolulu, HI. Additional training has been received
from NLP conferences. Dr. Bodenhamer has approximately 1500 hours of
formal NLP training. He taught NLP for ten years in the
Corporate/Community Education program at Gaston College. Dr. Bodenhamer
received his certification as a Trainer of NLP from Tad James, Ph.D.,
Advance Neuro Dynamics, Honolulu, Hawaii and Wyatt Woodsmall, Ph.D. of
Advanced Behavioral Modeling, Inc., Arlington, VA.As an International
Master NLP Trainer, he offers both certified training for Practitioners
and Master Practitioners of NLP. He serves as a training consultant and
he has a private NLP Therapy practice. Dr. Bodenhamer has served four
Southern Baptist churches as pastor. He is presently serving as pastor
of a mission church called Christ Fellowship Community Church. His time
in the pastorate spans 33 years. All of his pastorates have been in
North Carolina. He lives in Gastonia North Carolina with his wife Linda.
He co-founded the Institute of Neuro-Semantics with L. Michael Hall,
Ph.D. Along with Dr. Hall he has co-authored nine books:
- Figuring Out People: Design Engineering With Meta-Programs
- Time Lining: Advance Time-Line Principles
- Patterns For Renewing The Mind: Christian Communicating &
Counseling Using NLP
- Mind-Lines: Conversational Reframing
- The Structure of Excellence: Unmasking The Meta-Levels of
- The User’s Manual for the Brain: The Complete Manual for
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification, Volume I
- The User’s Manual for the Brain: The Complete Manual for
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Certification, Volume II
- The Structure of Personality: Modeling “Personality” Using NLP and
Neuro-Semantics with Richard Bolstad and Margot Hamblett
- Frame Games for Mastering Fear
- He co-authored the book Hypnotic Language Its Structure and Use with
John Burton, Ed.D.
- And, he authored the recently released book Mastering Blocking &
Stuttering, A Cognitive Approach to Achieving Fluency
The Institute of Neuro-Semantics is approved by The National Board
For Certified Counselors to offer continuing education activity for
National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC education guidelines –
Contact: bobbybodenhamer @ yahoo.com or 704-864-3585
Michelle Duval is an inspiring international Master Coach, Speaker,
Trainer, and founding CEO of Equilibrio, one of the fastest growing
Coaching organizations in the world, specializing in performance,
developmental and transformational Coaching.
Masterfully working with Organisations, CEOs, Senior Executives,
Entrepreneurs, Performers, Parents and Children, Michelle brings a
unique flexibility and diversity into her coaching style. Her clients
are from many fields and walks of life, including IT, Marketing,
Telecommunications, Radio, Photography, Film, TV, Hotels, Finance,
Theatre and of course many unique individuals, couples, and families.
As the developer of the renowned Equilibrio Transformational Coaching
Program™ she has facilitated hundreds of people aged from ages 10 to 70
through this life-changing program to achieve exceptional professional
and personal results.
In her commitment to building the professionalism of Coaching
worldwide in 2001 Michelle co-developed with Dr. Michael Hall the
cutting-edge International Meta-Coach™ Certification trainings and the
Axes of Change Coaching model™ certifying Meta-Coaches in more than 24
countries under the auspicious of the International Society of
Apart from being a naturally gifted and intuitive coach, Michelle
uses advanced coaching technology from the Cognitive Behavioural
Sciences, including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuro-
Semantics (NS). Michelle is a Certified Trainer in both of these
fields. She is also a certified Workplace Trainer and Assessor,
Certificate IV, and holds advanced qualifications in Hypnosis and
Values. Michelle was the founding Committee Chair for Professional
Development for the International Coaching Federation Australasia (ICF)
and the Co-President of the ICF Sydney 2000-2001.
In 2003 she was nominated for Australian Business Women of the Year
and Equilibrio’s innovative web site won the prestigious Golden Web
Award, for Best Web Site in the World 2003-2004.
Michelle’s passion for growth and development, her insightful
communication and persistent belief in her client’s potential, make her
an outstanding Coach and ambassador for learning.
- Coaching Conversation (2004 with Hall)
- Coaching Change, Meta-Coaching, Volume I (2005 with Hall)
Denis Bridoux, B.A., B. Ed.
P.O. Box 506
Halifax West Yorkshire, HX1 5TJ, UK
Tel: 00 44 (0)1422 34 31 65
Fax: 00 44 (0) 1422 251 296
Denis Bridoux was born in France where he was introduced to General
Semantics as a child. After studying Linguistics and English at a French
university, he moved to the UK in 1979, and operates as a therapist,
meta-coach and NLP/Neuro-Semantics trainer. Eclectic at heart, and
trained among others by Tad James, John Grinder and Robert Dilts.
Denis Bridoux did his NLP Trainer’s Training with Richard Bandler and
John LaValle in 1995. He is the Training director of Swift Changes:
Personal Growth and Professional Evolution (formerly Post-graduate
Professional Education) and runs NLP and NS courses both in the UK and
In 1997, Denis Bridoux brought L. Michael Hall to the UK to train
Meta-States and Mind-Lines as part of their NLP Master Practitioner
training. Since then he has been working closely with him, commissioning
from him a range of new courses, such as “Merging NLP and General
Semantics,” “Neuro-Semantics Modelling,” and “Cultural Modelling.” He
has expanded the Mind-Lines Model and was made Honorary Fellow of the
International Society of Neuro-Semantics for his contributions to the
An NLP/NS Developer in his own right, Denis has created:
- The Body-Mind model, which integrates Neuro-semantics with, among
others, Lakoff and Johnson’s model of Schemata, the Body-mind Centering
model of Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen and the physics model of Tensegrity, to
explain and work with people’s issues, based on our knowledge of how
the body functions.
- The Itinerary of Change model: based on Hall’s Mind-to-Muscle
process, this identifies where a person is situated on a change
trajectory and how to enable them to progress from conception to
- The Evolution of the Mind model, which integrates Neuro-Semantics
within a framework of both developmental psychology and evolution
theory, to explore and explain what goes on in a person’s mind between
the reception of a given stimulus and our response to it, the “Black
Box” of traditional psychology.
He has also contributed to the development of the Neuro-Semantic Axes
of Change and Self Actualization models. His breadth of culture
enables him to build bridges between very diverse disciplines and to
enrich NLP even more as a result. Unique in Europe, his Master
Practitioner training was recently labelled “undeniably the most
interesting currently available in the UK.” Marrying humour,
intellectual rigour and flexibility to enable his participants to learn
easily and effortlessly, his enthusiasm for the subjects he presents is
contagious. Denis has been an active member of The Tolkien Society
- Pink Therapy Volumes 2 & 3 (Ed. Davies & Neal, 1999-2000)
- Seven Steps to Emotional Intelligence (w. Patrick Merlevede and Rudi
Van Damme, 2001)
- Mind-Lines (Hall & Bodenhamer, 1997) Contributory chapter
- D’couvrir & Utiliser Votre Intelligence Emotionnelle (w.
Merlevede & Van Damme, 2004)
- Mastering Mentoring and Coaching with Emotional Intelligence (w.
The Itinerary of Change
Mind of the Body, Body of the Mind
The Language of Influence