Trainers: John Grinder, Carmen Bostic, Michael Carroll

NLP Practitioner and International Coaching Certification

05 - 18 May 2025 Hotel Vila Galé Lagos (Portugal)

Course Details

This unique NLP Practitioner Certification, from John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll includes three certifications representing the course learnings – Classic Code NLP, New Code NLP and Coaching over thirteen action packed days to ensure course participants are fully equipped with the tools to support their excellence in their chosen area of application.

Neuro Linguistic Programming as a discipline can be applied to improve any aspect of human endeavour. This course is unique in the sense it incorporates all forms of NLP since NLP’s inception in 1972 making it a highly comprehensive learning experience with broad scope of application opportunities Whilst the focus of this course is coaching the learnings can be applied across multiple contexts including business, education, parenting and self-improvement overall

Over the last 20 years coaching has emerged as a global industry and NLP remains at the centre with top coaches utilising NLP skills in their practices. The NLP Practitioner and International Coaching Certification – The programme is delivered in three parts, Part One is Core Skills NLP, Part two is New Code NLP for Coaching Excellence, and Part three is the International NLP Coach Certification.

Attend this unique NLP Practitioner and International Coaching Certification with Dr John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll live in Lagos, Portugal and learn all forms of NLP from its genius co-creator.

This is the ONLY course in theworld that John Grinder and Carmen Bostic St Clair teach live in person and is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a passion for personal and professional development to learn NLP from the most experienced and knowable NLP training team on the planet, Dr John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll, collectively have 111 years of training and coaching experience and their knowledge and expertise is unrivalled in the field of NLP and Coaching.

Additionally, we have satellite venues in Switzerland, Canada, Guatemala, Tunisia, Philippines and India for people who are not able to travel to Portugal to experience John, Carmen and Michael’s teaching via video link. In the satellite classes, the exercises are supervised by a satellite trainer who has been selected by John, Carmen and Michael for their skills and expertise to provide the highest quality of experience and certification to the satellite attendees.

Plus, there is an online at home experience for people who want to learn from John, Carmen and Michael in the comfort of their home, and take the evaluation later, (over one day) at an official certification venue.

  • Part One: Core Skills of NLP

    05 – 09 May 2025
    1:00pm – 7:00pm (Portugal)
    with Michael Carroll


    During these first five days, with Michael Carroll, you will learn the Core Skills of NLP to give you a solid working base for Part Two and Three. The skills you will learn can be applied in all walks of life where communication excellence, peak performance, rapport, goal setting and personal change are invaluable assets.


    Foundation knowledge forms the base for any learning endeavour and paves the way for excellence at the more advanced levels. This module is designed to give you a solid NLP base required for mastering the specialist NLP coaching and New Code NLP skills you will learn in module two.


    The learnings from module one have a lifelong application for use across different areas ranging from family communication, to business influence and life leadership. NLP is often referred to as the study of excellence, and this module goes to the core of that principle offering you a unique opportunity to address what has held you back previously and reach for excellence across all life areas.


    Learning points

    • Acute observation and pattern detection skills building visual and auditory awareness to calibrate the subtleties in body language and tonal shifts in clients

    • Non verbal influence by entering another person’s world

    • Leading non verbally through micro muscle mirroring

    • Multi level communication approaches – overlapping language from the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic systems

    • Linguistic re-modelling, active listening skills to enable a person to naturally re-language a problem into a solution

    • Language detection and utilisation, listening to and utilising person’s preferred channel of speech to make deep connections

    • Perceptual awareness, constructing rich mental maps for understanding motivation and intention in self and other, and gaining objectivity as observer

    • Anchoring is the art and skill of capturing and manoeuvring states to blow out problems and have instant access to resources

    • Submodalities – the core structure of our internal awareness, how to change the subtleties.


    After Part One, you will have a precise skill set for enhanced business and personal relationships, tools for linguistic excellence for engagement and influence and strategies to coach yourself and others from limiting mindsets to mental maps which are more constructive.

  • Part Two: New Code NLP for Coaching Excellence

    11 – 18 May 2025
    2:00pm – 8:00pm (Portugal)
    with John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair & Michael Carroll


    In Part Two, John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll will impart to the class an extraordinary set of coaching processes and systems to provide participants with real world coaching tools, to take home to their communities as Change Agents.


    New Code NLP came about in the post Grinder / Bandler years to provide a radical framework for a more efficient form of NLP targeted at coaching excellence.


    New Code NLP is constantly developing and, in this course, for the first time ever John Grinder will be delivering his latest work, an advanced set of New Code coaching patterns John developed in his own coaching client sessions. In recent years John’s main focus has been on coaching clients and creating new systems, his latest work is known as ‘Emergent New Code NLP’ John is excited to be sharing his latest work with the attendees and even more excited to hear how the graduates apply what the learn in the course with their own clients.


    The course will also comprehensively cover the original New Code NLP coaching tools that are traditionally included in a Grinder, Bostic and Carroll New Code NLP Coaching Module, providing the new Coaches with an extensive and up to date set of New Code NLP Patterns for Change.


    Learning points

      • The Original New Code NLP Change Format – the way to set up the change format for state transference to be an automatic process

      • Emergent New Code NLP, John Grinder’s most recent work

      • New deep coaching processes, developed by John Grinder in 2022 and 2023 from his most up to date client sessions, now known as Emergent New Code NLP

      • State erasers – formats for wiping clean historic states which carry fear, anxiety and stress

      • State optimisers – a key element of New Code NLP for high performance to be natural

      • Working with the unconscious mind – setting up a robust communication system between conscious and unconscious parts of the mind to ecologically harness previously offline resources

      • Working with extreme unwanted states, which come so quickly a person loses control or build incrementally the client is not aware of the negative shift until they are immersed and stuck in an unwanted state

      • The Three Stage Coaching Protocol to work at the levels of problem construction, leveraging resources, and setting up an exciting future

      • Non-linear coaching – utilising non-verbal communication, provocation, misdirection, tasking, active metaphors and other specialist communication

      • Working with internal incongruencies which previously have prevented change

      • How to align the inner voice, unconscious resistance with intentions and outcomes creating an inner resource team to build consistency in life

    All of the above translate to real world coaching applications to work with deep coaching for long term results.


    The New Code NLP skills offered on this course can be applied across different professional capacities for improved performance. Business people, educators, retailers, community workers and change agents all will gain invaluable skills from this course as will anyone whose life activities involve engaging people for higher levels of accomplishment.

  • Part Three International NLP Coaching Certification

    International NLP Coaching Certification, is an additional option for those learners who seek accreditation as an International NLP Coach through the NLP Academy. This evaluation takes place 4- 12 weeks after the course. The coach arranges a live client session in his/her own place of work and conducts the coaching session following the coaching assessment criteria.


    The session will be between 45 minutes and one hour and observed by an NLP Academy evaluator. After the session the coach will receive video feedback in his or her performance and if the evaluation is successful will be awarded certification as an International NLP Coach.


    International NLP Coach Evaluation takes place 4 – 12 weeks after the course and is assessed privately by an NLP Academy evaluator.


    Coaching is one of the most exciting and rewarding applications of NLP. It also is one of the most prosperous with NLP trained coaches creating an abundant lifestyle for themselves, whilst stimulating change, creativity and choice for clients. This course is for those who are seekg to learn the skills to commence a coaching based career, or want to incorporate coaching into their current profession. This International Certification has all the components to propel you into something very exciting

Your training certificates

Live Training

Part One and Two – Live in Portugal or in a Satellite Class

  • NLP Practitioner Classic Code

  • New Code NLP Practitioner for Coaching Excellence

Mixed Training

Part One – Online
Part Two – Live in Portugal or in a Satellite Class

  • NLP Practitioner Classic Code

  • New Code NLP Practitioner for Coaching Excellence

Online Training

Part One and Two – Online

  • NLP Classic Code Diploma

  • New Code NLP Diploma for Coaching Excellence

Your training options

Live Training

Part One and Two - Live in Portugal or in a Satellite Class

  • Join training daily with course colleagues

  • Take part in exercises guided by live mentors

  • Work with people from all over the world

Live Stream Training

Part One and Two - Live in Portugal or in a Satellite Class

  • Join daily live interactive sessions via Zoom

  • Take part in breakout room exercises guided by mentors

  • Work with people from all over the world

NLP Practitioner Course Investment Details

Part one & two

Full Investment

£4,500.00 + IVA (£5,535.00)

Early Booking Offer

Outside of European Union


Inside of European Union

£2,500.00 + IVA (£3,075.00)

Part One, Two & Three*

Full Investment

£4,800.00 + IVA (£5904.00)

Early Booking Offer

Outside of European Union


Inside of European Union

£2,800.00 + 23% IVA (£3,444.00)

* Includes an additional £300 for Part Three

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John Grinder

John Grinder, is the co-creator of Classic NLP and New Code NLP and has authored 16 books on NLP related subjects. John brought his expertise from his PhD in linguistics specialising in syntax theory to co–create NLP in the early 1970s.

Not one to stand still, John, in collaboration with Carmen Bostic St Clair updated his work on Classic NLP to create New Code NLP and in doing so radically extended the reach and efficiency of NLP change work. Both as an academic and innovator, John leads the field of NLP with passion and creativity equal to when he co-invented NLP 50 years ago.

Carmen Bostic St. Clair

Carmen Bostic St Clair, has been a driving force in modernising NLP and together with John Grinder is the co-creator of New Code NLP. Prior to acquiring her doctorate in Jurisprudence, Carmen was an educator who won a national award for her ingenuity in creating inductive learning contexts for students to learn naturally.

When she met John Grinder, Carmen was the CEO of a holding company with 27 subsidiaries and brought her extensive experience to the Corporate Consultancy business Quantum Leap, which she co founded with John Grinder. As an NLP leader, with 34 years of commitment to excellence, Carmen has taken NLP to new areas of application, particularly in the sectors of business and coaching.

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is the Founder and Course Director of The NLP Academy, established in 1996. As a co–developer of New Code NLP, Michael formalised the training structures of New Code patterning for courses at different levels within the International Trainers and Coaching Academy of NLP (ITCA) which was set up by Michael, John and Carmen to benchmark high standards in the NLP field.

Prior to his NLP career, Michael owned a hugely successful Financial Services Consultancy, where he developed a fascination with psychological business methods. This led to his early studies of NLP and gaining a BSc in Psychology. Today, with 25 years of training and coaching experience, Michael is one of the leading educators in the field who continues to push the boundaries for innovation and high standards.

Vila Galé Lagos

Address: Rua Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Meia Praia
8600-295 Lagos, Portugal