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NLP Business Practitioner Course – Starting December 2018

A large proportion of our working life is spent in communicating with and attempting to influence other people.

On this course, you will learn how to use Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to enhance and improve the skills you already have.

Over 700 people have completed the NLP Business Practitioner course over the last 20 years and we have now updated this life changing course to make it even more effective.

The course is solution based so you can apply the learning immediately to improve your leadership, motivation, goal setting, selling, buying, presenting, performance management, confidence, state management, stress levels and understanding of yourself and others

NLP in a Business Environment

All business success relies heavily on the successful interaction of people. NLP skills can dramatically improve these interactions with a series of tools, techniques and methodologies which can be used effectively in all situations.

For Example

Negotiations become much more effective with improved rapport building skills, better understanding of participant’s needs and influencing techniques.

Presentations become much more effective, enjoyable and understandable to any audience.

More effective meetings and better teamwork also result from improved communication and understanding.

Recruitment and Selection becomes more effective as interviewers become more skilled at rapport building, asking ‘clean’ questions to obtain more accurate and detailed information.

Workplace Stress is becoming a major issue affecting all organisations. Stress is a physiological response to a situation. Individuals perceive situations differently, this perception is what drives their emotional state and behaviour. This is why some people are more affected by situations than others. We help people change their perception which has a knock on effect to their emotional state and behaviour.

Employees will dramatically improve their ability to learn quickly and effectively. The management of change becomes easier through increased learning, improved communication and the ability to break out of the circle of cause and effect.

What will you learn?

  • NLP – an introduction
  • Definitions
  • History
  • Possibilities
  • Presuppositions
  • Outcomes
  • Effective goal setting for your self and others
  • Chunking: Discovering whether people need ‘the big picture’ or the detail
  • Using this to get your message across successfully
  • Representational Systems
  • The difference between perception and reality
  • How we think and represent the world around us
  • How to discover the way others think
  • Rapport
  • Building and maintaining rapport
  • Calibrating
  • Calibrating the Body Language of others
  • Perceptual positions: Understanding the world from another’s point of view
  • Submodalities: The ‘building blocks’ of perception, beliefs and behaviour
  • Using and changing submodalities to attain your goal
  • Meta model: Understanding and removing the deletions, distortions and generalisations common to language
  • Challenging to obtain the ‘deep structure’ of language and ideas
  • Milton Model: Hypnotic language patterns
  • Metaphors and nested metaphors
  • Strategies: How people do what they do
  • How to elicit people’s strategies

The Course is held over 6 months with time to practice in between the one-day sessions.

What Some Delegates have said:

If you would like to understand more about yourself, change the direction of your life and career then this is the course for you. I know it sounds corny but it changed my life, took my career in a new direction, made me more successful and increased my happiness levels. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants the self belief that they can change anything they want to, have the ability to do anything in life and that they have a choice to or not.”

Penny Edge – Page Training

“I wish I had done this course thirty years ago!”

Tony Hughes – South Cheshire College

“If this was available, and used, across the company, the culture would be radically improved.”

Darren Cribb – Babcock Marine

“Presuppose that this course will change your life – because it will”

Andy McMinn – Plymouth Hospitals Trust


Q: What makes this course different?
A: This course is specifically focused on the business applications of NLP

Q: What support will I get during the Course?
A: You will have access to the Trainer outside of the course sessions if you have any questions or problems, or need some help applying some of the learning

Q: How Experienced is the Trainer?
A: Martin has been delivering NLP Business training for over 22 years, has worked with delegates from every conceivable business background and is an accredited NLP Master Trainer.


You can book your space on Eventbrite.
Spaces are limited, so don’t too long.

Evolution On The Move

We have moved into a new office at the Health and Wellbeing Centre in Truro.

Ten years ago we were incredibly proud to move into the truly iconic Engine House in St. Agnes.  The newly renovated building was a flagship project for Carrick District Council and the development was considered by them to be a “positive contribution to the World Heritage Status site.”

We successfully bid for shared tenancy with UKnetweb and we all moved in: Two businesses, one big happy family.  We loved (and still love) this wonderful building as did everybody who visited.

However, it is fair to say that the building did not come without its problems.  Before the renovation it had been roofless for over 60 years and it was never designed to be sealed and enclosed.  It has been estimated that the walls hold approximately 40 tons of water so it is no surprise that damp was an issue from the start and visitors may remember that the building appeared to have a bad case of dandruff as we struggled to keep the paint on the walls.

Despite replacement pointing and the addition of an expensive air circulation system, the damp problem has become worse over time leading to extensive mould growth and, during certain weather conditions, water actually running down the inside walls.

So it is with great sadness that we have had to concede that the building is no longer a safe or healthy place to work and we have all moved out whilst we negotiate the best course of action with our Landlords at Cornwall Council.

Evolution is now based in The Health and Wellbeing Centre at Treliske.  It is lovely to be surrounded by other, wonderful businesses and particularly nice to be warm and dry.  We are considering this to be a very enjoyable sabbatical and hope to bring you news about the future of The Engine House soon.

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If you are in the building feel free to pop in and say hello (unless we are out working with clients) otherwise you can continue to contact us on the same telephone number and email address.

+44 (0)1872 555939

Using NLP In The Education Of Doctors and Dentists

By Tony Finnigan.

Tony is one of the Speakers at the NLP @ Work conference at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth on 30th March.

He is a medical practitioner based in Tavistock ,Devon and an educationalist at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Plymouth. He is also a practising psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis analysis and a Master Practitioner in NLP



As an educationalist involved in training general practitioners and medical students for the past 25 years  in conjunction with another master NLP practitioner we have now evolved a model  integrating memory theory, learning theory and NLP that  is producing stunning results in student performance.

We have literally transformed the performance of failing students. Our present figures suggest a 95% success rate  My presentation at the NLP @ Work conference will outline the core basics of this process. You will in a very short period of time be able to deliver significant performance change in an educational environment. The principles described work at school undergraduate, postgraduate, and in any business environment.

It may sound like magic- it isn’t, just allowing your brain to work for you

Watch a clip of my presentation here:


To find out more about the NLP @ Work conference click here: conference

NLP For Trainers Course for Positive Options

By Martin Crump.


Martin is a Director and co-founder of Evolution.  He is a certified NLP Master Trainer with a wealth of experience of working with organisations of all sizes and types across the UK.

I ran an NLP for Trainers course last year for a group of trainers who deliver training for Positive Options www.positive-options.com.

The Delegates were all involved in delivering MAPA® (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) training for a variety of organisations across the UK including Schools and Hospitals.











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ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge Update – June

We were hoping to enter 5 teams from evolution in this year’s ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge and organised a launch event to recruit enough people to take part.

We were inundated with interested people and have now entered 9 teams into the Challenge.  As each team is required to raise £1,000 in sponsorship to take part, we will be giving at least £9,000 to ShelterBox and we are hoping to raise a lot more for this fantastic disaster relief charity. Read More

How Can NLP Help with Sales?

By Martin Crump.

Martin is a Director and co-founder of Evolution.  He is a certified NLP Master Trainer with a wealth of experience of working with organisations of all sizes and types across the UK.




Who are you most likely to buy something from – someone you like? Or someone you don’t like?

The majority of people would say that they prefer to buy from someone they like.  You may buy something from someone you don’t like if it’s a really good deal – but you will not feel as good about your purchase as you would if you really got on well with the vendor.

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