About us

Excellence through excellence

STEVEN PAYNE

Managing Director

STEVEN PAYNE

Steven is one of very few certified Master Trainers of NLP, the highest level in the field. He worked for many years as an actor in theatre, radio, film and television, before moving into the world of business. As a coach, Steven has been working with teams and individuals since 2000.

In business, I have run a number of companies, including 5 years as Sales and Training Director for an international trade fair organiser in Johannesburg, South Africa. I became an NLP Trainer under the guidance of Dr. John Grinder, the co-creator of NLP and received my NLPU Master Trainer certification at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012. Steve comments: "I founded NLP Dynamics in 2011 because I passionately believe that the combination of NLP and traditional coaching methods produces ‘extra-ordinary’ positive change in people. My coaching has seen me work with senior executives in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland and the UK. I am also a member of the UK Association for Coaching and I created the NLP Dynamics 'Professional Coaching Skills Training' course, which has been granted Association for Coaching recognition as an Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT). I have always been fascinated by what makes people do the things they do. I believe in the potential of the individual and helping people to find ways to overcome assumed limitations. Whether in our business or personal life, we are emotional human beings, driven by the associations and meanings we give to our experience. NLP Dynamics is committed to helping people be the best they can be, whatever the context. For me, there is little that can beat helping teams or individuals overcome limitations and achieve their true potential. NLP provides the most effective tools I have come across in order to facilitate the achievement of that potential".

JAMES AUDEN

Head of Business Training

JAMES AUDEN

After graduating from Oxford, James trained and worked as an actor for ten years, working in London's West End and with companies such as the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

After training as a coach and studying at the Gestalt Centre London, for the last ten years he has been helping people to communicate more effectively. He has worked up to partner and board level with major professional services firms, financial services, the pharmaceutical, retail, energy and construction industries, and in the public sector. James is a certified NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner. James has vast business experience working in the business sector. James comments: "Training should be to the point with everything being made as simple as possible, but no simpler, as Einstein is quoted as saying. Training is most effective when it brings about changes in behaviour"

Douglas De Souza

Head of Marketing & Promotion

Douglas De Souza

Douglas is a certified Trainer of NLP and brings his considerable marketing skills to NLP Dynamics.

Douglas has recently joined the team at NLP Dynamics. He has had a very varied and exciting international career, from working for Brazilian NASA as an engineer to running a group of hairdressing salons in London. Douglas' passion has always been personal development and the exploration of human potential. As well as training and coaching, Douglas is involved in the marketing and promotion side of NLP Dynamics.