IDEA Seminars Practitioner Training for 1996
Evaluations from IDEA Seminars NLP Practitioner Training June 1-14, 1996 (every student in the class is represented here).
"(Rex is) a masterful trainer. Deeply cares about
his students. Passionate about his subject. Demonstrates his passion
of the subject and care of student learning the subject by modeling
the behaviors. All assistants and interns are helpful and competent.
They clarified concepts and modeled behaviors that help me digest
After just 14 days of training and practice, I can meet anyone,
in person , via the telephone and generate rapport. This material
has given me the foundation to enrich, grow and stretch relationships
with business associates, my manager, staff, family, friends,
and most importantly, with myself.
Imagine my surprise, when I learned that learning is fun and exciting.
The gem I will keep and continue to polish is that I, like everyone
on this planet, is a unique and valuable person. The quality of
my life is determined by the quality of the questions I ask myself.
Rex and his staff have shown me how to ask rich questions. The
answers lead to joy, creativity, and success beyond my wildest
I thought a lot about the cost of this seminar. To some people,
it's a lot of money. I thought of other things I could do with
the money. 14 days is a long time to be away from work, family,
my life. I then thought about what I wanted to gain form the seminar
- the ability to become and excellent communicator, to increase
my effectiveness, while touching the lives of others. I am my
most valuable resource. The skills learned in this seminar will
reap exponential returns. The decision to make this investment
in myself became easy.
Would you purchase 1 share of stock for $1, if you knew in one
1 month or 3 months it would increase in value by 10,000 %? Then
attend this seminar, it's the same concept!"
R. Cauthern, Sales Manager, Madison, WI
"Rex is a superb trainer. Generous, patient,
always willing to help. Forces you to frame everything in positive
terms. Cedar Valley is a wonderful setting, a great place to learn
and enjoy. Also, the price is a bargain.
What stands out in the seminar is Rex's philosophy towards NLP.
I'm glad the course was not just a presentation of mechanical
techniques and language patterns. The exercises built up my belief
that I can do anything and also helped bond the group together.
Other exercises forced you to focus on your learnings. They really
taught me how to open up my sensory channels and stop mind reading
and making judgments.
I appreciated Rex and Carolyn staying up and socializing with
us. I know that many times they would be exhausted, yet would
still chat with us until they were ready to drop.
I realize several months ago that I wanted to do changework. I
thought I would attend this seminar, get some great techniques
and be ready to go. Instead, what I got was an attitude (positive,
of course), belief in myself, my abilities, and the ability to
change my state whenever, wherever... to do whatever I wanted.
And a toolbox of techniques to bring along and use when needed.
In retrospect, as I look back on these 14 days, the image that
stands out foremost is doing our cross-crawling and Will leading
a conga-line with a smile of contentment and joy on his face.
That, to me... is NLP."
Johnston, Courier, Benson, MD
"(Rex is) full of love and committed ... If one
could design a sanctuary filled with delightful learning, wonderful
camaraderie, and an opportunity to experience and harness all
the talents God has given us to use to bring about lasting peace
and harmony on this planet; it would be called IDEA Seminars.
My heartfelt thanks!"
Malone, Principal Consultant, Lynn, MA
"(Rex is) an incredible teacher who congruently
models what he teaches. I enjoy Rex's openness and his seeming
insatiable curiosity makes being in his presence both during training
and socially a marvelous treat. A phenomenal teacher who used
every resource to bring out the best in me. His constant energy,
seeming awareness of every student and their needs and his attention
to details made his presentation a delightful tapestry that delighted
my senses and provided food for my intellect that will keep me
coming back for more and more.
Carolyn's skill and support is only surpassed by her warm laughter
and very compassionate and generous heart.
As a retreat, I found this to be the most joyful that I have ever
attended. The laughter and energy that I generated with my new
found friends enabled my learning to seem almost effortless and
Experiencing the sense of control and ease with which I was able
to make personal changes was personally gratifying. I look forward
to continuing my growth using skills I developed during this learning
experience. I am especially anticipating taking my current NLP
tool box, adding to it, skillfully developing my abilities and
continuously building the quality of life for myself, my family,
my congregates, my patients, and anyone else I may associate with
now and in the future.
For quality of content, excitement of presentation style, and
quantity of laughter, IDEA Seminars is the place to go for NLP
training. The changes and growth that I was able to achieve is
due to the environment of learning and joy that you must experience
to fully appreciate. The 1200 mile round trip was worth infinitely
more than I could even imagine and I plan to return again for
more training. I look forward to having others that I know benefit
form IDEA Seminars. Thank you!!!"
Joseph S. Weiss, Rabbi, Pittsburgh, PA
"Rex is a master trainer very adept at creating
a wondrously open, safe context in which learning and fun naturally
flourish. A superb trainer who does a marvelous job of creating
a forum in which participants are given ample opportunity to stretch
themselves beyond anything they might have imagined themselves
doing all the while providing encouragement and space to just
be yourself, fully and completely and explore the possibilities.
Based on too many years warehoused in the public school experience
and from attending various introductory NLP evening gatherings
and experiencing people trained and certified in NLP techniques,
I was not very confident about my ability to get value for my
investment. Too many "NLP experts" seemed fixated on techniques
and I wasn't impressed that NLP had made much, if any, qualitative
difference in their approach to life or in the kinds of results
they were achieving in their spheres of influence.
I sensed a different attitude in talking with Carolyn over the
phone. I felt appreciated, supported and the beginning of hope
that IDEA Seminars was entirely a bird of a different feather.
Although I had considered myself to be just an "average" learner,
my experience from the moment I entered the training room was
of coming home to a place that was fun, and safe, and intriguing
and a great and magical environment in which I could play and
connect with other people at my own pace. I am now a gifted learner.
Thanks for the gift!
I feel like a kid in a candy store, exposed to so many new and
intriguing pieces that come together in their own time and in
their own way to form a complete mosaic that is uniquely my own.
Discovering my 'voice' was particularly revealing as I learn to
add a rich, resonant, authoritative quality to my repertoire.
The best, however, is building in powerful, vibrant new states
that are richly textured, robust and alive with energy, where
the sound effects, the visual images, and the feelings dynamically
contribute synergisticly to catapult me into my desired future."
Neish, Father of five, Cortex, CO
"Rex is the most energetic speaker I have ever
seen and the learning environment he creates makes it easy to
take in and learn new things. Thanks for keeping the learning
fun. The training went by in a flash and I have yet to discover
how much I can improve the quality of my life and the life of
those around me."
W. Olson, Consultant, The Advance Group, Inc.,
"(Rex is) energetic and enthusiastic; someone
who loves what he does and is a master of it; someone who is driven
to provide an excellent workshop.
The workshop provided the seeds for achieving excellence in my
life. The only other variable to achieving that excellence is
how much do I want it and how committed am I to doing whatever
is necessary to make it a reality?"
Gillespie, Senior Vice President, Great Western Industrial
Real Estate, Los Angeles, CA
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