Robert Dilts - Master Coach Academy Faculty Member

Robert Dilts - Master Coach Academy Faculty Member

Robert Dilts has had a global reputation as a leading behavioral skills trainer and business consultant since the late 1970s. A major developer and expert in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Robert has provided coaching, consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety of individuals and organizations.

Robert has pioneered the principles and techniques of Success Factor ModelingTM, and has authored numerous books and articles about how they may be applied to enhance leadership, creativity, communication and team development. His book Visionary Leadership Skills draws from Robert’s extensive study of historical and corporate leaders to present the tools and skills necessary for “creating a world to which people want to belong.” Robert’s book Alpha Leadership: Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More From Life (with Ann Deering and Julian Russell) describes a new model of leadership that captures and shares the latest practices of effective leadership, offering approaches to reduce stress and to promote satisfaction. From Coach to Awakener provides a road map and set of toolboxes for coaches to help clients reach goals on a number of different levels of learning and change. Robert’s recent book The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (with Stephen Gilligan) is about how to how to embark on the path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your deepest calling, transform limiting beliefs and habits and improve self-image.

Past corporate clients and sponsors have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, The Old Mutual, Bank of America, The World Bank, Alitalia, Telecom Italia, RAI Italia, Lucasfilms Ltd., Ernst & Young, AT Kearney, Salomon, The American Society for Training and Development and the State Railway of Italy. He has lectured extensively on coaching, leadership, organizational learning and change management, making presentations and keynote addresses for The International Coaching Federation (ICF), HEC Paris, The United Nations, The European Forum for Quality Management, The World Health Organization, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Harvard University and the International University of Monaco. In 1997 and 1998, Robert supervised the design of Tools for Living, the behavior management portion of the program currently used by Weight Watcher’s International.

Robert was an associate professor at the ISVOR Fiat School of Management for more than fifteen years, helping to develop programs on leadership, innovation, values and systemic thinking. From 2001–2004 he served as chief scientist and Chairman of the Board for ISVOR DILTS Leadership Systems, a joint venture with ISVOR Fiat (the corporate university of the Fiat Group) that delivered a wide range of innovative leadership development programs to large corporations on a global scale.

A co-founder of Dilts Strategy Group, L.L.C., Robert was also founder and CEO of Behavioral Engineering, a company that developed computer software and hardware applications emphasizing behavioral change. Robert has a degree in Behavioral Technology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Is recognized internationally as one of the foremost developers, trainers and practitioners of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

He has worked with Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, The World Bank, Lucasfilms Ltd., and Ernst & Young, among others.

He has made keynote addresses for The European Forum for Quality Management, The World Health Organization, and Harvard University. He author of over a dozen books on NLP.


The Power of Presence: Deepening Your Connection with Yourself and Others

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines presence as a “a quality of poise and effectiveness that enables a performer to achieve a close relationship with his or her audience.”  The abilities to be poised, effective and achieve a close connection to those with whom we are interacting are important resources for coaches, trainers, managers and professional communicators of all types.

As the definition above implies, charisma and personal power come from the capacity to be present, centered in yourself and in relationship with those around you. The quality of presence is frequently the “difference that makes the difference” in our ability to enjoy life, collaborate generatively and contribute to the growth and transformation of others. Presence is associated with feelings of aliveness, connection, creativity, satisfaction and flow. When we are not present and are disconnected from ourselves and others, we feel empty, out of control, distant and unavailable.

During the Master Coach Academy certification program, we will explore the “power of presence” in our lives. Participants will learn a number of skills and methods for staying more fully in the present, deepening our connection with ourselves, developing a more rich and full quality of life and work, and building close and effective relationships with others.

Benefits of this module include:

• Becoming more available to and connecting more fully with yourself and others
• Improving both personal and professional relationships
• Being better able to handle difficult situations with more elegance and ease
• Increasing energy, creativity, generativity and flow
• Building a solid foundation for improvement and success in all areas of your life
• Deepening your capacity for genuine empathy and compassion
• Experiencing more richness, gratitude and fullness in your life and relationships