Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) began in the early 70’s as a model of how we communicate to ourselves and to others.  It was developed by Richard Bandler, John Grinder and others.


  • Is a model give us an explanation of how we process information that comes into us from our surrounding

  • Is focusing on the process, not on the content of events

  • Premise is that “The map is not the territory,” which is one of the presuppositions of NLP

  • It means that our internal representations (I/Rs) that we create about an event are not necessarily the event itself

  • Trainers and trained coaches - at least any NLP coach who was trained by the Tad James Co. or a graduate of Tad James Co - are working with these presuppositions when they coach and guide you out of your problem state into your solution state