Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:30am - 12:15pm

The Charbonnel Lounge, 81 St. Mary St., University of Toronto

Host: Kyle Horner

Welcome: Carole Luft (the nicest business manager in the world)

Keynote:  Dr. Linda Ferguson, Go with Desire!

Based on Living Your Purpose, Linda’s keynote will challenge you to explore desire as the air that high performers breathe. Beginning with her own fierce desire to understand how to create action through language, Linda will challenge you to explore your assumptions about what you want and value. She’ll show you that your head may be full of voices with opinions about what you should want, but your gut is full of the desire that drives your unconscious choices.

Introduction to the new NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Courses

The Formula of Love, James Perly

James Perly will deconstruct a working formula for love in ten minutes or less.This talk will give you easy take-aways that can change your life right away, as well as some deeper concepts for further thought and discussion. A bold statement and a message that has the potential to change everything.


Workshop: The 3WHATS Model for Motivation

Linda Ferguson and the NLP Canada Training team lead you through a brilliantly simple and effective model for moving from idea to action. You’ll engage with the three stages of motivation and learn to embrace the attitudes that make the questions work best. Whether you are new to NLP or an experienced practitioner, this new framing will help you to make clear choices and real progress in motivating yourself and others.

Lunch break 12:15 - 1:30 pm (lunch is not included in your registration)

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

NLP Canada Training, 47 Queen's Park Cres. E

Breakout sessions by NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners

The Main Floor Boardroom

Eirinn BootsExploring Your Impact

You know what you want. So, why is it that we so often abandon the pursuit of a goal only to re-set the same goal, still wanting the same thing? Explore the impact of your personal goal achievement on those around you, those you care about most, those who care the most about you.

John DafosBeing the Leader You Always Deserved

Can teaching middle school children be a template for leading small and large groups of people? It can when you lead and mentor in such a way that the people you work with and help steer symbolize what you desired most in a leader. When you see others as you wanted to be seen, when you believe in others what you wanted someone to believe in you, then the results can be astounding. 

Debra PickfieldThe Courage to Create: A Roadmap

Finding the courage to create means letting go of our fear of risk yet moving forward in confidence and with resilience. Join us as we explore a Courage to Create map that examines tensions to honour and respect as we move forward and create.

Susan HobsonMotivate Your Brain!

Ever ask yourself "Why is getting motivated to make change so difficult?" "How come I can't STAY motivated for very long?" Or "How do I break free from these bad motivational habits?" Join me in this power-packed performance-enhancing workshop as I show you how to Motivate Your Brain. 

Michel NerayThe NLP of Story

From ancient Greek Myths to modern Hollywood, there is always a consistent underlying structure of every story. This structure mirrors the journey we are on as we grow, transform and become enlightened (hopefully) in our lives. If you are a life coach, it's also the journey your clients are on. And if you give presentations, it's journey you bring your audiences along for the ride. This session is led by Michel Neray, founder of momondays. 

The Seminar Room

Cheri MercadoGlass Half-empty, Half-full. Turning Life's Challenges to Celebrations.

  • Motivation - definition, self-awareness
  • Changing perspectives, changes the experience of reality. Finding the most useful perspective to channel motivation.
  • Practical suggestions on motivation.

Sumiko ShimoDifferent Choice Points Across Cultures - Let's see what works

Almost everyone in business today works in some type of multicultural environment whether it be with coworkers, customer, suppliers, or visitors from different areas of the world. The key to success in cross-cultural business and in working with multinational team starts with gaining insights of cultural factors on the both sides of equation.

Willard BondCreating from Desire 

In the music world, you are either creating new tunes or you are singing in the past.  But what if your new ideas conform to old patterns?  Can that be good, will it be ignored, or is it excitingly retro?  Willard will be exploring the rules of musical creation in the broader context of general creativity, looking through his own toolbox to help you expand your own set of creative tools. 

Travis Ramage, Exploring Lost: A New Approach to Goal Setting

Let's have fun sharing some stories of being lost on purpose while exploring new places or events. What resources would be useful when you're lost?  For example; How might having some goals provide you with a map, and what kind of goals give you a new sense of direction?

Brandy Sommer WoodYour Breakup Breakthrough

Do you want to go from breakup to breakthrough instead of having a breakdown? Use Neuro-linguistic programming to explore strengths and the skills to move forward to your breakthrough. Whether you breakup with your life partner,  short term relationship or just get laid off from a job you love, there is a way to create your own breakthrough.

The 2nd Floor Boardroom

Evelyn ChauHow To Have those Sweaty Palmed Conversations and Smell Like Roses

A teacher once said sometimes all that stands between us and the kind of relationshipswe really want is a ten minute, sweaty-palmed conversation. We explore the support we need to have those chats in an authentic and healthy way.

  • A guided visualization for a real or imagined SPC.
  • How Susan Cain’s book QUIET helped me discover my biggest goal. A true story.

Obim OkongwuThe Search for Meaning

Obim tells his story, the trigger that led him on the journey to search for meaning.  He shares his experiences along the way, the discoveries, the challenges, the joys.  Those experiences have shaped who he is and how he is living today. He also shares his thoughts for the future.

Lorraine ThornhillCreate Your Desire One Small Step at a Time

How we break the paved route and move onto the grass with bare feet is a matter of compounding small actions that create lasting and successful change. When one seems daunted by the task, it can be broken down into controllable and attainable segments.  Creating your desire is a matter of belief, then moving the belief into action.  One small step at a time. 

Ron VereggenYour Job Search Strategy Sucks

What if you’re making all the wrong moves, damaging your own attitude, and slowing your own progress? If you think looking for a job sucks, you’re on the wrong track. Learn a more effective way to search for jobs that gets great results and builds your confidence and optimism.  You’ll discover your superpower and uncover the network of connections who are already working to support your next opportunity.

Andrew Freund, Yes! And. . .

What if there was something out there that would help you get that thing you want but it stays outside the edges of your thinking and doing because someone said no or someone said "yes but . . . "

Using techniques from NLP and the number one rule of Improvisation, "say yes to everything", Andrew will show participants how saying an unconditional yes to a suggestion can widen frames, and open paths to fulfilling desires.

NLP Canada Training Inc., Toronto, ON, 416-928-2394,