Rogue Trainers

Like many professions, the level of professionalism shown by those in it can vary, sometimes widely, even within those professions which are regulated.

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Rogue Trainers

Like many professions, the level of professionalism shown by those in it can vary, sometimes widely, even within those fields which are regulated, such as the medical profession.

NLP and Coaching are unregulated professions, which is why organisations like ANLP exist, in order to provide NLP Professionals with a framework for self regulation, professionalism and a form of accountability.

We encourage anyone thinking about NLP Training to undertake due diligence and do the best they can to satisfy themselves that the trainer they intend to use is a recognised trainer within the profession.

Trainers Training

To help with that due diligence, we have compiled a short list of those trainers who do not hold the appropriate, industry recognised certificates in order to deliver NLP Trainers Training. These people have been checked by both ANLP and external sources within the global NLP Community. This means that any students receiving Trainers certification from these individuals or organisations will not be accepted by ANLP for membership at Trainer level:

  • David Lincoln, ANLP India - no provable Master Trainer lineage or certification
  • Alistair Horscroft, The Mind Academy (Australia) - allegedly received Master Trainer certification with Tad James, however this has been denied by ABNLP
  • Chris Howard - allegedly received Master Trainer certification with Tad James, however this has been denied by ABNLP
  • Steve Jones, AUNLP - no provable Master Trainer lineage or certification

All NLP Training (Practitioner upwards)

In additon, the following people are not appropriately qualified to deliver NLP Training at any level, because they do not hold any NLP Trainer certifications at all. This means that their students will not be accepted by ANLP or any other NLP Association for membership at any level:

  • Liam Collins (The Coaching Masters) 
  • Lewis Taylor (The Coaching Masters)

Even though Coaching Masters claim that anyone taking their NLP Courses can 'legally' call themselves an NLP Practitioner, the certification will have no recognition within the professional field of NLP. The use of the word legal, in this sense, is misleading and does not reflect the commonly accepted practices of an established field.

This list is not exhaustive and only contains those names ANLP has checked following enquiries or complaints from the public.