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 Practitioner

Trained by Quantum Performance

NLP Master Practitioner

Trained by Quantum Performance

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

Training offered

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

Recognised / regulated by

  • ANLP
  • CNHC
  • ILM

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Ellen Noakes

A review by Ellen Noakes

I traveled half way across the country to join five others on my NLP practitioner course in January. My decision to attend was partly influenced by some really positive experiences with Ian using NLP in a commercial environment in the company where I worked during 2015, and also as a result of some personal timeline therapy that he offered as part of my personal journey.

The week in the beautiful Dartmoor setting was everything I expected and more. The training was delivered with energy and the content and practical examples we worked through during each day kept us on the edges of our seats. For a training course that is so heavily classroom based I was amazed at how each session captivated the group and the time just flew by.

I would thoroughly recommend anyone considering training in NLP to start their journey with Ian, regardless of where you live in the country. Not only is he charismatic and fun to be around, he has so much practical experience from so many diverse environments you cannot fail to be inspired by him.

Ellen Noakes

Martin Davies

A review by Martin Davies

I did my practitioner course with Ian last year and had a really good experience. Ian was excellent, professional, insightful and very enthusiastic about NLP. You could see that Ian practices what he preaches - and was interested and curious of other peoples thoughts and experiences. I would have no hesitation in recommending his courses - you won't be disappointed.

A review by Lee Moseley

I have just recently completed my NLP Practitioner training with Ian. It has been such a life changing experience. Ian is absolutely brilliant in his approach, support and I would highly recommend starting your NLP journey with him.

I've come away feeling completely empowered, and very equipped to become a great leader and to help others to see their true potential.

Loved every moment of the training, thanks Ian!


A review by Cathy Harshaw

I have just completed my NLP Practitioner training with Ian and 'A Mind 4 Adventure'. What an amazing journey..... From first meeting Ian and deciding that this was the right course for me to follow to now has been amazing. The support Ian provides is fantastic, he really is a master of his art, a true professional and a caring individual. Now that I have completed the course I truely feel I have the confidence to use what I have learnt in my practice. I can't wait to do the next bit in a few weeks time. I would highly recommend Ian. Thank you.

Jackie Walker

A review by Jackie Walker

In June 2014 I was privileged to attend and complete my NLP Master Coach training with Ian. His delivery of the course was thorough, fun, personal and exacting. He took into account those of us who had not qualified at Prac or Master Prac levels with him, and gave each and everyone of us a very special 4 days in which we honed our skills to become elegant communicators of change.

I've known Ian for 5 years and his ability to apply his depth and breadth of knowledge, passion for NLP and enthusiasm to make a difference help him stand out as one of the go-to trainers.

Gavin Kelly

A review by Gavin Kelly

I have completed both Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses with A Mind 4 Adventure recently.

In both cases the course has formed the basis for profound personal change as well as enhancing my personal skillset way beyond what I previously thought possible.

Ian's delivery style is relaxed and personable; his depth of skill and talent complement this; creating the perfect environment for learning and change. His carefully consideration of course structure and environment complete the holistic experience that is A Mind 4 Adventure training.

I would recommend Ian and A Mind 4 Adventure to anyone considering a training

Thank You

Kit McKinley

A review by Kit McKinley

Ian is a conscientious, professional and highly enthusiastic trainer who demonstrates a true passion for NLP. I have had the privilege of undertaking both my Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses with him, and on each course I have learned more about myself and others than I have could ever had imagined. Ian cares deeply about the experience of the individual within any training setting, and this is evident in the high quality, friendly and supportive learning environment he creates on every course he facilitates. The techniques and tools that I have learned as a result of undertaking my training with Ian have had a hugely positive effect on my personal and professional life and I recommend his courses to anyone interested in developing themselves and others.

Sheila Kadeer 2

A review by Sheila Kadeer 2

I have completed my Practitioner and Master Practitioner training in NLP, Spectrum and TimeLine Therapy and Hypnotherapy with A Mind 4 Adventure. The courses were well run and thoroughly enjoyable and I have found the skills I have learnt invaluable in both my professional career and my own coaching business. Ian is a true professional and has provided continued support to me on my NLP journey. If you are seriously thinking about learning NLP I would recommend Ian and A Mind 4 Adventure as your provider. You won't regret it. Thank you Ian and I look forward to further training with A Mind 4 Adventure.

Mandy Deakin-Snell

A review by Mandy Deakin-Snell

Ian is a true leader in his field and has given me a great foundation to be a better leader using NLP techniques he has developed in leadership programmes throughout his career.
Having attended both the Prac and Master Prac courses, I can honestly say that choosing Ian and 'AMind4Adventure' has been the best decision I ever made.
Thank you so much for your honesty, support and teachings in self mastery!

Rob Yates

A review by Rob Yates

Have you ever had a series of profound experiences, that takes everything you know and allows it to shine brighter than it ever had done before?

I am fortunate to say that I have, and it is thanks to the excellence, high level skill and commitment of Ian Pitchford. Ian's deep knowledge, enthusiasm and mastery is one in which allows you to make your journey and with his support gain far more than you ever would have imagined.

Having completed my NLP, Spectrum Therapy, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy Practitioner courses with Ian and 'A Mind for Adventure', I will be back, and greatly look forward to my next learning journey and a NLP Master Practitioners course in the near future

I recommend that everybody takes the opportunity to engage with Ian in any way which is right for you. You will not be disappointed.

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.