Ian Pitchford

Ian Pitchford

Master Trainer of NLP, Executive Coach, Coaching Supervisor and NLP & Coaching Educator

I am proud to be a Master Trainer of NLP and an International Coaching Federation Coach credentialed as a Professionally Certified Coach.

I have worked in the field of People Development for the last 20 years, first working at one of The Royal Navy's Leadership schools before setting up my own training company. I like working with people and their relationships be that with themselves, their team, their organization or their sport.

I have a real passion for the outdoors and love combining this in the work that I do.

I run NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainers Training as well as Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy, The Secrets of Creating your future and NLP Coaching Training

As well as a host of ILM Coaching & Mentoring and Leadership & Management course including level 7 qualifications

I also hold a Hypnotherapy Professional Diploma and a Supervision Professional Diploma with the Nation Council for Hypnotherapy

Heartmath Certified Coach

mBit Coach

Zen Ways Mindfulness Meditation Teacher



NLP Trainer

Trained by Bruce Farrow - Helford 2000

NLP Coach

Trained by Russell Potts & Julie Silverthorne

Specialist skills

  • Breakthrough Sessions
  • Business Coaching
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Confidence Building
  • Dyslexia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Memory Strategies
  • Motivation
  • Phobias
  • Presentation Skills
  • Relationships
  • Sales
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Team Building

Spoken languages

  • English

Practice/Training Locations

I live in the South West and deliver all over the UK and Europe. Although Devon is the county I choose to deliver much of my NLP training in. I also work as a personal development coach, with individuals, teams and organisations. I work in a variety of locations including Bath, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Yeovil, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire,Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Lancashire, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Training offered

  • Introductory
  • Diploma
  • Practitioner
  • Master Practitioner
  • Trainers Training
  • Specialised Workshops

Recognised / regulated by

  • ANLP
  • CNHC
  • ILM

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A review by Thomas Gordon

I recently completed my NLP Practitioner training with Ian. I met Ian early in my career, so it's fair to say i knew what to expect, and Ian didn't fail to deliver.

The 6 day course was fully immersive, intense and enlightening. It's taken me awhile to process the experience, you cover a lot, and when you go back to real life it really starts sinking in.

I highly recommend Ian, the course he runs and his teaching style.

A review by Shona Penberthy

I attended Ian’s NLP practitioner course in June and I am still reflecting on my experience to date.
I attended the course because I wanted to make a difference in my own life and to other lives around me.

At the start of the week, I quickly learnt to ditch my comfort zone and enjoy the experience in a new environment that offered plenty of new opportunities. Our small group of 6 quickly built a level of trust and openness which made it easy to share anything we felt comfortable with.

At a time in my life when a lot of change was happening in my personal life. I recognised how much choice I have and saying that, a lot more opportunities have arisen. For the first time, I am putting myself first in areas of my life where I thought too much about what people wanted around me which influenced my decision making.

As a previous ‘over thinker’ ‘worrier’ - labelled by people closest to me. I learnt my head was leading situations in my life that didn’t serve me. Learning about the head, heart and hara principles clarified a lot around that. I have so much more awareness around thoughts and emotions and find myself now, letting go of a lot more.

The processes I learned around belief change was so simple and has made a big transformation in my life. I am grateful to have the skills now to offer this to others.

One of the biggest things I took away from the course was realising NLP is a ‘do with’ not a ‘do too’ process. This instantly took away the pressure when being back around the same people in my life in the real world after the course.

Leaving the course on Friday I felt like I was coming away with a knowledge full of secrets.... and I would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to learn more about themselves, improve their communication techniques and just want to learn and make a difference to their own life and others lives.

A review by Simon Nottley

I have just completed my NLP Practitioner training with Ian and 'A Mind 4 Adventure', a journey which was both thought provoking and rewarding. Ian proved right from the first minute to be enthusiastic, caring and (most importantly) very knowledgeable. With his support, my trip into NLP has started in the most positive way possible.
I totally recommend Ian and 'A Mind 4 Adventure'!

A review by Tom Powell

I recently finished an NLP Master Practitioner Course with Ian. I chose Ian because I have taken two courses with him in the past and found Ian to be the best teacher I have ever come across. His integrity and ethics are always to the highest standard, and his entire focus is on the development of the people in his care. Many teachers claim to be flexible, adaptive and supportive, Ian truly walks the talk and his learning environment always caters for the needs of the group. His knowledge for what he teaches reaches far and wide and beyond the scope of the basics of the syllabus, meaning that he can indulge curious appetites when required.
I couldn't recommend Ian enough, learning from him has helped me to shape who I am, helped me to become the best I can be and allowed me to reach out and share positive lessons with others.
Thank you Ian.

A review by Laura Payne-Stanley

I completed my NLP Practitioner Course with Ian at A Mind 4 Adventure, and what a transformative experience it was. From booking the course to the continued support and community that Ian and A Mind 4 Adventure provides, the professionalism combined with enthusiasm was of the highest level.

Ian's knowledge on NLP and the wider subject area was inspiring, but the experience was so much more than just a training course, but the start of my NLP journey and continued path of self development. As a coach with an established client base, the course provided the opportunity to deepen my coaching skill set for myself and for my clients.

I have no hesitation in recommending Ian to anyone considering an NLP Practitioner Course, and I look forward to continuing on my NLP journey.

A review by Emma James

I’ve just completed my NLP Master Practitioner course with Ian and I can honestly say it is the best training experience I have ever had.

So knowledgeable about the subject area and with an absolute wealth of experiences and stories to really bring it to life, Ian’s approach made a fascinating course completely enlightening! Additionally, his training style makes you feel safe, empowered and confident enough to have a go and hone your new skills.

For me, it also worked really well being fully immersed in NLP for two weeks, with a great group, there was lots of banter and opportunity to practice and learn from each other. And it was all held in a fabulously beautiful part of the country - early morning hypno on a beach - what a revelation!

In short, I can't recommend the training enough. Thanks Ian!

Will Batho 1

A review by Will Batho 1

I chose to take my NLP practitioner course with A mind 4 adventure after working with Ian and observing his use coaching and NLP in action. I was previously unaware of the applications for NLP and equally how outdoor education and personal development could be so enhanced by effective use of language. The benefit of learning with Ian is that he uses his theoretical knowledge day in day out working with real people and applying his skills. He is then able to share much more than the theory and frameworks for NLP but also practical tips for use in your area of work. I found Ian to be highly professional, personable and a great mentor moving forward.

A review by Daniel Nicholls

I attended an NLP Master Practitioner Course provided by Ian in March 2016, having previously attended Ian's NLP Practitioner Training in 2014.

However, this was so much more than a training course, providing a powerful, transformative experience; a stunning venue, wide variety of teaching techniques, inspiring metaphors, incredibly insightful feedback and pacing that made every moment of the two weeks stand out.

Ian is a man of great integrity, at the top of his game, and the years he has spent honing his craft have made him a true master. I would highly recommend his training to anyone looking for a unique development experience that can change your life!

Mark Treleaven

A review by Mark Treleaven

Ian creates a learning environment which is both safe and challenging and supports all learning styles which enables all students to really engage and provides the best opportunity for a great outcome for all.

An excellent NLP Master Practitioner course, a truly immersive experience that I would recommend to anyone seeking to really experience the power that is NLP from a trainer who is highly knowledgeable, who regularly practices what he teaches and personally invests in the success of his students.


A review by Robert Packer

Hi all, I'm Rob Packer and in early 2016 Ian delivered NLP Practitioner, hypnotherapy and Create Your Future training for me.
My experience was one of discovery, enlightenment and revaluation. I discovered what an incredibly positive and generous individual Ian is for a start. His relaxed, professional and enthusiastic methods was brilliant and he dealt with all course members as individuals with varying needs and also assisted us in bonding as s group.
NLP is a hugely valuable toolset which I will utilise in my future career of management and of dog behaviour training, let's face it, I'll be training the owners, not the dogs!!!
Thank you Ian, you're a top man and you've had a hugely positive and lasting impact on my life.

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This is the personal page of Ian Pitchford who is accredited by ANLP.

At  A Mind 4 Adventure, we are the difference that makes the difference.

Based in the south-west of England, but run courses all over the UK. Our lead trainer Ian Pitchford is one of the ANLP's latest accredited Master Trainers which means he brings a fresh and innovative approach the delivery of NLP.

Delivering Diploma, Practitioner and Master Practitioner training since 2009, as well as the NLP Coach and NLP Master Coach. A fabulously exciting NLP Trainers Training is the latest exciting instalment in the AM4A stable of offerings.

AM4A also offer a whole host of bespoke NLP based courses delivered with your organisation where ever you are in the UK or across Europe.

Supporting Leaders and HR professionals create coaching cultures AM4A or known for there in-house consultancy and delivery and can offer a range of ILM management and leadership as well as coaching and mentoring courses to augment the NLP delivery.

Ian is also a great large audience speaker and is an inspirational addition to a conference or even a lunch and learn.

At A Mind 4 Adventure, we passionately believe that we can support you growing through life. Our client base ranges from large blue-chip organisations to professional athletes and entrepreneurs just starting out. We are confident that we can support you on your journey.