Steve Payne

Steve Payne

Certified NLP Master Trainer

Steve Payne is a certified Master Trainer of NLP, recognised by the ANLP and the lead NLP trainer for NLP Dynamics and the Academy of Coaching and Training.

Steven trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He spent 10 years as a professional actor with extensive experience in theatre, radio and television. Steven brought his experience from acting into the corporate arena.

He was the Operations Manager for an international trade fair organisation in the UK before being head-hunted and moving to South Africa, spending 5 years as Director of Sales and Business Development for a UK subsidiary. This role included all recruitment and training of new staff. Steven worked in trade promotion in Peru, Argentina and Brazil (he is a Brazilian Portuguese speaker) as well as Eastern Europe setting up sales networks in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Russia.

He returned to the UK as a freelance sales trainer and continues his involvement in acting and filmmaking.

In 2009 Steven was an Associate Producer on the Oscar shortlisted short film, Gone Fishing. For a time, Steven lectured in drama at Morley College, London.

Steven is a certified NLP Trainer (ITA), certified by John Grinder and an ANLP recognised certified Master Trainer. Steven also studied NLP with Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier. He sits on there training and accreditation panel for the ANLP.

Steven is also an executive coach and created the NLP Dynamics Professional Coaching Skills Training, which is an Association for Coaching Accredited Certificate in Coach Training.

He is also a qualified pilot (PPL(A)) and the award nominated co-author of the LID Publishing book, My 31 Practices.


NLP Practitioner

Trained by Metropolis-NLP

NLP Master Practitioner

Trained by NLP Academy

NLP Trainer

Trained by NLP Academy/John Grinder

Specialist skills

  • Breakthrough Sessions
  • Business Coaching
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Confidence Building
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • 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

  • ITA

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Carley Dale

A review by Carley Dale

I found Steve to be a fantastic trainer. Captivating, professional and diligent, he ensured that everybody on the course grasped and understood completely the processes we were learning. Approachable and open, no question was too much trouble to answer. I would highly recommend Steve to anybody looking to take their knowledge and training of NLP to the next level.


A review by Anonymous

I was on the first course run by Steve Payne, in fact I was the first delegate to sign up.
His method of teaching was intuitive, professional, out standing and very well delivered, with a good measure of humour, empathy and clarity of how each process worked. For me it was the start of a journey which has opened up so many avenues. I have since resourced for Steve on other courses he has run, all have been delivered to the same high level of professionalism, his knowledge and adaptability to each set of course participants is to be applauded. Each course Steve delivers I have learnt something new, or how a process may be altered to suit the client.
I personally could not have wished for a better introduction and course tutor than Steve Payne, he guides people effortlessly and listens intently, as well as explaining things with a clarity where you are left in no doubt of what is required or expected of you.
The after course support provided by Steve to those who of us who have attended is to me a big comfort.

Les Bennett

A review by Les Bennett

I first met Steve in his role as a trainer during a week long course in becoming an NLP Practitioner in 2011.
He is the consummate professional, whose insight, understanding and obvious dedication to this field and his clients, inform his training sessions throughout. As a first class communicator, his calm, genuine and approachable manner, leavened with his great sense of humour, make him a delight to listen to and learn from. Trainers like Steve help give NLP the credibility and respect that this sometimes misunderstood area needs and deserves. He is an asset to his organization NLP Dynamics.

Jordan Head

A review by Jordan Head

Had a fantastic 7 days on the NLP Practitioner course that steve was delivering, he is very knowledgable and made things crystal clear through his explanations and answers. However he needs to bush up on his jokes though! Haha! Would highly recommend and have booked up my Master Practitioner through Steve and NLP Dynamics.

Wendy Stimson

A review by Wendy Stimson

In my opinion Steve Payne is an excellent trainer in NLP. I felt at ease as soon as he welcomed me through the door.
He is professional, yet adds an element of humour. The training was well delivered and any question was welcomed without me ever being made to feel silly.
I would thoroughly recommend attending his training sessions.

Paul blake

A review by Paul blake

I attended an NLP Practioners course run by Steve Payne last October. From the moment I arrived Steve made me feel very welcome, helped by his incredibly soothing voice and calm nature. During the course itself Steve took the time to listen to any questions that us beginners threw at him, while explaining very clearly all of the processes involved. I can and have recommended attending one of Steve's courses, whether as an introduction into NLP or to expand upon an existing skill set. Since the course Steve has taken the time to run practice sessions for those that attended the course and has been extremely supportive to those wishing to take the next step. Lastly and by no means least, the course was a lot of fun and would now consider Steve as a friend as well as a mentor.

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