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What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, NLP, Personal Development, Success, Train The Trainer, Training

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as explained by NLP Master Trainers Dr Billy Kueek


Since we began marketing for our June LBD (Live By Design) Practitioner Certification Training Program, a class has been formed for June Intake in Singapore.  As the response was overwhelming, our original plan to conduct the training in our Singapore office has to be changed and we have finalized agreement to use the big Training Room in DWG (Dennis Wee Group) Properties.


The popularity of the program brought in many referrals and of course, generated much curiosity in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as well as LBD.  In this article, I aim to equip you with what Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP results you can achieve when you do NLP.


NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, founded by Bandler, Grinder and Frank in 1970s at University of California, Santa Cruz.  Since then, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) has branched out into many societies and Associations, Institutions and Groups.


  • Feeling lost and confused about life, career and relationship?
  • Wish to live a life of purpose and leave legacies behind?
  • Discovered that sometimes you perform at peak while other times struggling?
  • Knew that you have potential but not unleashed and don’t know how?
  • Discovered your limiting beliefs and decisions nut cant stop them from being barriers to achieving your goals?
  • Wish to go ahead, experience and explore things but blocked by negative emotions of Fear, Doubts and perhaps, sense of low self-worth and underserving?
  • Have negative habits that you have a problem getting rid of?
  • Frustration with and at work due to other people’s performance?
  • Would like to develop relationship better with people but learned that being sincere and true is not enough?
  • Wish to gain upper-hand in circumstances and people situations but worried if people even like you to begin with?
  • Wish to be the person you want to be, charismatic, magnetic and likeable?
  • Hope that I can read people’s mind so I can feel what they feel to sympathize and be able to deal with them the way they prefer to?
  • Want to get my point across and noticing simple logic is impossible with some people?
  • Want to communicate convincingly, influentially, persuasively and powerfully but don’t know how or lack confidence in?
  • Sincerely wish to help others with their problems but offering our negative experiences instead and taught the wrong things?
  • Enhance Self Confidence but no matter what you do, doesn’t seem to work?
  • Need for better self control to manage habits, discipline, motivation, energy, stress and googled but found nothing you don’t already knew?


NLP has the answer to these and more.
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Top 5 Soft Skills to Succeed in the Workplace

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, NLP, Personal Development, Success, Train The Trainer, Training

Article contributed by NLP Master Trainers Dr Billy Kueek & Lim Kit Wan


In a recent survey conducted earlier this year, it is reported that soft skills are worth over £88 billion (more than RM476 billion) in gross value added to the UK economy each year, making it an important contribution to the service industry. Another large-scale survey conducted in the USA found that the top attributes companies look for when hiring new employees are communication skills (83%) and the ability to work within a team (74%).


Where qualifications, credentials and experience are important factor in determining whether someone gets offered their dream job, soft skills are the vital deciding factor as to whether someone will succeed in their career.


Hence soft skills are being highly valued by more and more companies now as they realize how these skills directly contribute to the wellbeing of the organization. Soft skills are also increasingly being recognized as key competencies that working adults need in order to secure employment and succeed in their chosen field.


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MoneyPenny’s Journey to Financial Independence

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Entrepreneur, NLP, Personal Development, Success, Train The Trainer, Training

This is the personal sharing of Penny Choong (aka MoneyPenny) on her experience and her journey to becoming financially independent. Billy Kueek International is proud to have Penny as a graduate and as a good friend. Her story recently appeared in The Star, and below is the article in its entirety.

Penny Choong is a finance-­focused change manager and trainer with more than 14 years of experience conducting money workshops and innovating practical methods for financial freedom.

With a range of initiatives, Penny promotes proven money­saving & financial balance techniques and positive spending habits. She communicates an effective and notable message regarding business development, pitching business ideas to investors, and securing profitable employment.

Due to her family situation, Penny found herself in a deep financial hole at an early age. Equipped with sheer determination and a contrarian mindset, she not only made it out of the hole but also managed to set up a good source of passive income. Her experience led Penny to want to help others learn to manage their money so that they too could experience financial freedom & financial independence.

Penny is an NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Master Coach & Master Hypnotherapist with added qualifications in accounting, finance and IT. She is part of an elite group of trainers who are dedicated to financial expertise, empowerment and excellence.

Let us hear from Penny on her personal account of how her life experiences have helped to shape her mindset, thoughts and actions for success.

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NLP Preview – Let’s Live By Design!

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy

In a recent global survey, over 20,000 people were asked to answer one question: “Things you wish you had learned in school, but no one taught you”.

The results were certainly interesting.

The biggest gap perceived by those in the survey was in Happiness & Positive Living. More than 60% of respondents rated this as being very important and yet they had received very little formal education on it.

Real and relevant education is becoming a precious commodity. If you agree with the respondents and are thinking along similar lines, imagine learning the skills and knowledge that will help you address your concerns and teach you to be a better parent, better spouse, better friend, have healthier relationships, be more positive and live the life that you want.

Discover how you too can live your best & learn how to take charge of your life right now. Come along to our free preview and find out more about the exciting world of self advancement & changing mindsets (via NLP) .

Click here for more info & to register

My Journey: Live By Design

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy

Personal sharing of Jessica (24 years old) on her experience during a certification program conducted by Billy Kueek International

“Life is like a camera,

Focus on what’s important,

Capture the good times,

Develop from the negatives

And if things don’t work out,

Take another shot.


This quote perfectly sums up my LBD (Live By Design) journey organized by Billy Kueek International (BKI). LBD is short for Live By Design and not by default, a program which has benefitted me tremendously as it shows me how to live my life according to my own principles and own values, and not according to other people’s expectations. In our society or culture, there are no shortages of cases where people, friends and family members “recommend” how we should live our life, what work or job we should pursue, what course we should study, what to eat… and the list goes on. I am pretty sure all of us to do it – whether consciously or unconsciously – and I have had my fair share of being on the receiving end of these incidences as well while growing up.


In a nutshell, I became obsessed with how other people viewed me, or what they thought of me, and hence I became pessimistic. I was frequently angry, irritated and had lots of negative thoughts in my head. I became withdrawn, fearful of talking to people or strangers – fearful of them judging me and my appearance. I even dreaded going to parties and social gatherings because I would panic thinking about: “What if someone starts talking to me, and then compares me with my sibling (twin sister)?”

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Hanging Tough

By | Billy Kueek, Change, Personal Development, Success

Note from Dr Billy – Recent events have led me to reminisce, reflect and re-focus on life. And as I pondered, I remembered this one article entitled “The Cycle of Grief” that was published in the Straits Times some time ago, and I feel it’s timely to share it now.

Yet again, we are subjected to unpredictable economic conditions. Perhaps unpredictable is not the word as there have been many warning signs before we confirmed that we are in a technical recession.

Business process re-engineering, cost cutting and retrenchment are terms that enjoyed much publicity during these difficult times.

Therefore, in many people’s mind, the thoughts are “What do we do?” and “What happens if…?

Being out of a job is a catastrophic experience for many of us and this experience can be mentally, physically and emotionally harmful for some people.

Losing the lifeline can be a very stressful experience. As much as these are natural reactions, there are responses that one can adopt. These will help us to move on with our lives positively.

Perhaps a simple example would help you recall a time when you had to face challenges and rise upon them.

In my workshops on change management, I sometimes start by getting people to change seats and then I take a poll. Not surprisingly, I will learn that most people resist the idea at first (well, some admitted that they detest it while the majority indicated a little resistance).

My next question however, also generates a unanimous answer: As much as we dislike change and getting out of our comfort zone, we also settle in the new environment or situation very quickly.

We all have the natural ability to adapt to change and challenges. Some rise to it while others falter.


The Cycle of Grief
We experience a cycle of grief when we lose our jobs. Michael Farr, author of “The Quick Job Search“, proposes that we go through the grief in stages, namely shock, denial, anger or shame, depression and finally acceptance.

Shock occurs when we are surprised by the bad news and when the dreadful happens to us. Denial comes next when we cannot come to terms with the loss. Anger and shame then crop up resulting in us justifying, blaming and finger pointing.

Unfortunately, our society is a judgmental one that is quite unforgiving and that intensifies the feelings of anger and shame.

After some time, depression sets in and finally, we accept the reality and then summon the energy and motivation to move ahead.

Understandably, different people have different timeframes to reach the desired state of acceptance where we begin anew and seek a new job or a new area of interest to pursue our career.

The most important thing at this juncture is to understand the stages that we go through inevitably and get out of it fast. The sooner we deal with it, the faster we accept reality and the earlier we move on. Remember, there is a difference between failing and being a failure.


Let’s move on
The pain-pleasure principle of motivation states that those motivated by pain will move faster in these tough times but those motivated by pleasure can take time off to visualise a positive future state and create the urge to surge ahead.

Break Free from Patterns of Destructions

By | Personal Development, Success

Whatever you are today is the sum of all your past experiences.

We have all heard and read about how a little tiff on the road with other drivers resulted in road rage. Or how a young child does something out of carelessness and parents start yelling at top of their lungs. Personally, we all know what food we should not eat and yet, when the food is presented to us, we eat it.

How is it that as grown adults – with abilities to resolve, rationalize and reason – we still end up acting in ways that we later regret?

That said, there are also times when we are proud of ourselves for successfully having dealt with situations with appropriate actions and thereby, achieving desired results. So, how is it that we are sometimes able to take control of situations while other times we end up with regret and frustration?

To answer that question, here is another question: When you woke up this morning, how did you know that you are you?

The mind is made up of two parts – the conscious and the unconscious mind (some called it Subconscious while others call it Super Conscious). The conscious mind does the thinking and analyzing which is responsible for us thinking the right thoughts. However, it is the unconscious mind that keeps track of everything about you and is responsible for actions and behaviors. Given ad-hoc situations, we react and respond unconsciously and only do the thinking after that. That explains why we sometimes think, talk and act undesirably.

Now, NLP Master Trainer & Hypnotherapy Trainer Lim Kit Wan combines her experience of years of corporate and public trainings, across cultures and industries on topics such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis, Time-Line Therapy™ and behavioral sciences, into a power-packed one-day workshop.

Titled Break Out! Break Thru! Break Free!, this workshop utilizes breakthrough combination strategies to empower you to unleash resources within you with the right technique and programming.

You will:

  • Learn techniques for better state management and mental relaxation
  • Liberate yourself from limiting beliefs & learn success principles
  • Tap on your inner wisdom for problem resolutions
  • Discover your inner values that drives you
  • Recognize destructive patterns that hold you back
  • Experience hypnotherapy to release inner negativity & unleash your maximum potential
  • Resolve conflicts & make better decisions by tapping into your inner oracle
  • Attain your goals, professional and personal

NLP states that if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.

Activate your resources now and Live By Design, Not By Default.

As published in The Star, 8 Aug 2014

As published in The Star, 8 Aug 2014

Be a better presenter. BE the BEST!

By | Presentation, Train The Trainer

Do you excel in giving presentations and delivering training sessions?
Have you ever stood up to give a presentation and suddenly your brain sat down?
Would you like to deliver sessions that Impact, Instill and Inspire?

If you are considering a career as a trainer or professional speaker, then your first stop must be Delivering Extraordinary Training, a workshop run by International Speaker and Master Trainer, Dr Billy Kueek. Watch Billy as he engages and entertains his audience and you will understand why he is one of the most sought after trainers in the region. His unique style and delivery strategies always leave his audience clamoring for more, be it in his public workshops or training programs for corporate clients.

Whether you are going to make a five-minute speech at your company’s annual dinner or address a crowd of thousands at a conference, you must know how best to stand, speak and move in front of your audience. The workshop offers skills, tips and techniques such as how to open your presentation with impact and to deliver your presentations professionally so that you leave your audience engaged, energized and empowered.

Billy will share valuable insights into the training business from his personal experiences. After 17 years as a trainer and motivational speaker, Billy has a wealth of experience and stories that he will regale you with. Not only will you learn the essential and effective skills to deliver powerful sessions, you will hear the good, the bad and the ugly about the profession from Billy himself in his no-holds barred session.

During the workshop Delivering Extraordinary Training, Billy will lead participants through the pitfalls of the business, teach techniques to improve your presentations and training, and share his real-life experiences in his no-holds barred personal manner. Learn opening techniques that will impact the audience right from the start. Explore a myriad of delivery techniques that will continuously engage your audiences, regardless if it is a 2-hour or 2-day session, with 30 or 3,000 people!

Don’t let the inability to answer your participant’s questions jeopardize your credibility! With Billy’s Q&A Fielding Techniques, discover how you can handle questions confidently, even when you do not have the answer! Plus, do you know that even some of the most accomplished presenters and trainers today do not know what to do with their hands? Understand the meaning of your gestures and the do’s and don’ts when you are in the limelight.

Fear of public speaking? It is said in a recent survey that people would rather commit suicide than to speak in front of a crowd! Simply by applying some of Billy’s proven fear reducing techniques to equip yourself with a mindset of empowerment, you will be able to project confidence, charisma and communicate effectively. Nothing leaves a better impression than an impactful close, so learn how to end your presentation powerfully that leaves your audience craving for more.

Delivering Extraordinary Training is a workshop that is highly recommended for novice and seasoned trainers, speakers, presenters, leaders, managers and anyone that aspires to start in the exciting profession of training. Organized by Billy Kueek International and designed by Dr Billy Kueek himself, this workshop will create awareness and the possibility of exploring training as a secondary career, as well as to share techniques to enhance the presentation skills.

It also serves as a preview of what you will learn in Dr Billy Kueek’s signature program, the 5-day MasterClass Train The Trainerfor those who are serious about becoming a trainer. Globally rated as the most practical and intensive trainers’ training, this is a must-have training for aspiring trainers, professional trainers and speakers, and institutional trainers. On top of the excellent delivery styles and skills that the participants will be equipped with, they will now learn the essential business skills to excel in this industry as well.

As published in The Star, May 2014

As published in The Star, May 2014

Become a Transformational Trainer

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Success, Train The Trainer, Training

In a recent survey of over 20,000 people, more than 60% rated learning about Happiness & Positive Living as being very important, while Alternative Healing, Wealth & Abundance Meditation, and Spiritual Growth also received ratings of 51% and above.

Yet many are frustrated with how little they know about these important life skills, and are eager to seek more learnings to fill in the perceived gaps in their lives. There is a growing trend of people who are seeking for trainings in these skills, with the ultimate aim of gaining a positive mindset to fulfill their true potential.

Hence the training industry is one that is expanding rapidly. Whether you are already in the training business or are thinking about becoming a trainer, and want to know the when, what, who, where, why and how, learn from one of Asia’s top corporate trainers, International Speaker and Master Trainer, Dr Billy Kueek.


NLP Trainer

With growing interest in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) for personal and professional development, the demand for good NLP trainers is greater than ever and it is certainly a rewarding profession, both intrinsically and extrinsically. Companies are becoming more interested in soft skills programs with NLP elements as they find them to be more effective and impactful.

Acknowledged as one of the leading NLP Training Companies in the region, Billy Kueek International will be running the NLP Trainers’ Training (NLPTT) program in November 2014, certifying NLP Trainers under the ABNLP (American Board of NLP) – the largest NLP certifying body in the world.

For anyone who has been certified as NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners and want to become NLP Trainers, they can now do this in Malaysia. For those with no prior NLP knowledge, they can join the Live By Design program at the Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels, before continuing their NLP journey with Trainers’ Training.

The quality of all trainings are assured, as participants will be trained and certified by NLP Master Trainers – Kit Lim (who is also Country Director of Malaysia) and Billy himself – the only NLP Master Trainer in the world certified by both the American Board of NLP (ABNLP) and NLP University (NLPU).

As an NLP Trainer, you will be able to certify NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners, plus include NLP in their other training programs where appropriate.

They say that the best way to master something is to teach it to others. So even for those who do not plan to become professional trainers, taking Trainers’ Training would ensure that they master it.


MasterClass Train The Trainer

The exciting and challenging NLP Trainers’ Training program was personally custom-designed by Billy himself, and includes the MasterClass Train The Trainer program. Rated globally as the most practical and intensive trainers’ training program, it goes beyond textbook materials as it incorporates micro-training laboratory sessions, demonstrations, role-plays and performance review with the Master Trainer, Billy himself.

The MasterClass Train The Trainer program is a generic program that trains aspiring trainers to become inspiring trainers. It is not content-specific, so Billy will share all the tools and techniques that he knows and uses in his own trainings, as well as share essential business skills to excel in this industry. In other words, the learning curve for participants is shortened so they don’t have to learn from their own trial & error – which can be costly.

In summary, participants will learn how to be a trainer, from telling stories and jokes, to planning training, to running activities, to selling training.


Hypnotherapy Trainer

There are a lot of trainers out there who claim to be master trainers, but many are not certified in any way. Usually after training for a number of years, they call themselves master trainers. However, in NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy, there is a structure for certification, and Billy is South East Asia’s only NLP and Hypnotherapy Master Trainer.

Hypnosis is as old as recorded history, probably even older, and what it does is it allows you to communicate with the Unconscious Mind. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic context with amazing transformational power and yet, it is a pleasant and calming experience.

A widely accepted method for creating positive changes that begins with the creation of an altered state of consciousness, which stimulates the relaxation response that enables the mind to be suggestible, Hypnotherapy helps in accelerating positive changes.


Article featured in The Star (11 Mar '14)

Article featured in The Star (11 Mar ’14)

Breaking News: SEA’s First Batch of NLP Trainers (ABNLP)

By | NLP, Personal Development, Success, Train The Trainer, Training

Dr Billy Kueek with South East Asia's 1st batch of NLP Trainers (ABNLP)

Participants from Singapore, New Zealand, Vietnam and Malaysia came together in Petaling Jaya to be certified as NLP Trainers with Dr Billy Kueek.  Acknowledged as one of the leading NLP Training Companies in the region, Billy Kueek International conducted its NLP Trainers’ Training (NLPTT) program in November 2013, certifying the first batch of NLP Trainers in South East Asia, under the ABNLP (American Board of NLP – the largest NLP certifying body in the world).

This exciting and challenging NLP Trainers’ Training program was personally custom-designed by NLP Master Trainer, Dr. Billy Kueek himself because, as he puts it, “I intend to certify the best NLP Trainers in South East Asia”.

With more than 17 years’ experience in the industry, training over 100,000 participants across 40 countries, Billy has learned the ins & outs of the business and knows what works best for amazing training sessions. The program also includes Billy’s signature MasterClass Train The Trainer program, a generic program that trains aspiring trainers to become inspiring trainers.

With this in mind, the participants had a very intensive and interesting training session, full of applicable insights, behind-the scene tips, role-plays and mini demonstrations. As one participant shared, “Excellent trainer with very practical tips. Many techniques that seem so simple at first, once explained made me realize that it is the little things that make the biggest difference in any trainer’s delivery. This was one of the most inspiring training I have attended, and Billy made it worthwhile, fun and motivating.”

Another participant also commented that, “Being a seasoned trainer myself, you would think that there is nothing much to learn… boy was I wrong! Every day with Billy is another day of a constant flow of new learning, and he made everything so easily absorbable and applicable. The trainings was a real eye-opener and Billy showed me how much more there was to learn.”

In summary, during NLP Trainers’ Training, participants learn how to be a trainer, from telling stories and jokes, to planning training, to running activities, to selling training. After that, they learn how to teach NLP and are taken through rigorous exercises related to NLP techniques.

There are a lot of trainers out there who claim to be ‘master trainers’ after training for a number of years. However, for NLP (as well as for Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy), there is a structure for certification. And in order to become a certified NLP Trainer, it is necessary to go through a properly structured & regulated program conducted by an experienced NLP Master Trainer. Billy is South East Asia’s only NLP and Hypnotherapy Master Trainer, making him one of the most qualified trainers to conduct the certification program.

Billy Kueek International will be conducting the next NLP Trainers’ Training program in November 2014. As an NLP Trainer, you will be able to train & certify NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners, plus include NLP elements in other training programs as well (where appropriate).

Article 'Skyrocket Your NLP Path in 2014'; featured in The Star (14 Jan '14)

Article featured in The Star (14 Jan ’14)