Associations and Acreditations

About the Associations and Accreditations on this page

Traditionally, the quality of NLP training can be evaluated on the lineage of the trainer. So, if trainers were trained by the two co-creators or their first generation students or co-developers of NLP, then quality might be assumed.

The training lineage is still important, but we should not automatically assume quality; you need to evaluate trainers not just based on their lineage, but their conduct, training methods and results.

Do these trainers walk the talk? Are they effective communicators when they communicate with you? Do they practice their art professionally and also consider their training methods?

It also pays to verify the trainer’s training qualifications and compare with other reputable NLP trainers’ training organisations.
Associations can be closely aligned to their lineage (first generation), such as the ITANLP. Some that are completely independent, and attract trainers with the same values of integrity, skills and quality, and respecting differences others have also, such as the Professional Guild of NLP.

ITANLP Certifying Institute (Classic Code)

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Blue-Sky Transformation is an ITANLP Certifying Institute

ITANLP New Code Certifying Institute

Blue-Sky Transformation is an ITANLP New Code Certifying Institute

Professional Guild of NLP

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Blue-Sky Transformation is registered as a training organisation in the Professional Guild of NLP

John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll formed The International Trainers Academy as a way to ensure that NLP Trainers have the highest standard of training, before offering NLP courses to the public.
By selecting an ITA trainer you have the assurance that your trainer has been trained and awarded certification as a trainer personally by NLP co-creator John Grinder, new code co-developer, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll.
Approved New Code Trainers are Certifying Members whose Trainers have also attended the New Code NLP Trainers Training. New Code NLP Trainers issue New Code Practitioner certificates signed by John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll with the New Code Trainer Seal. Approved New Code Trainers have gained the latest insights in New Code NLP and have been through an explicit process with John and Carmen to achieve this status. The Professional Guild of NLP is an association for like-minded professional NLP Training Organisations and Individual practitioners who have been trained by them. Non commercial and not for profit, the Guild seeks to provide an interface between quality NLP training and the public at large.

Completely independent of any one school, lead trainer or mindset, its strength lies in attracting members who share the same values of integrity, skills and quality, whilst promoting the differences that make each member organisation unique.

International Coach Federation

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Blue-Sky Transformation Trainers and Coaches are members of the International Coach Federation

Founded in 1995, the ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.