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What is NLP?

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

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 NLP as well as LBD.  In this article, I aim to equip you with what 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 ofCalifornia, Santa Cruz.  Since then, 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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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)

Skyrocket Your NLP Path in 2014

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

If your belief system is not Liberating, it is likely to be Limiting.” ~ Dr Billy Kueek

What are some of the things you wish you had learned in school, but no one taught you? What did you miss out on that you’d like to acquire now? In a recent survey, an international online publishing company asked over 20,000 people to rank various life skills in terms of importance and the education (or lack of) they received.

The results were certainly interesting.

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

The next four were Alternative Healing, Wealth & Abundance Meditation, and Spiritual Growth , all of which got ratings of 51% and above.

This indicates that 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.

What is interesting to note, is that of these Top 5 learning gaps identified, all are skills that one can acquire and embrace through learning NLP.

Real and relevant education is becoming a precious commodity. Due to this, many are living life by default, accepting whatever life has thrown at them, the circumstances that they are in, playing with the cards they are dealt. More and more people – youths and working adults alike – are searching for new learnings that will make a real impact so that they too can “Live by Design, Not by Default!”

Now imagine learning the skills and knowledge that will help you address your concerns, and then in turn use your new-found knowledge to coach others and inspire them too – to be a better parent, better spouse, better friend, have healthier relationships, be more positive and live the life that they want – that would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?

Whether you are already in the coaching business, training business or are thinking about becoming a 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.

For those with no prior NLP knowledge, your pathway begins with NLP Practitioner certification, followed by NLP Master Practitioner certification before moving on to NLP Trainers’ Training (NLPTT). The best thing is, Billy Kueek International is able to support you on your journey from start to finish. For the first 2 certifications, join our signature program Live By Design.

We are all destined to achieve excellence, but in life, there may be obstacles along the way. The idea that everyone is in charge of their thoughts, behavior and success led Billy to create Live By Design. The program combines NLP with Time Line Therapy™, Hypnotherapy and Coaching to provide a complete toolkit.

Positive thinking can create life-changing results. So in order to attract more wealth, good health and even happiness, you have to think positively about it and believe that you are wealthy, healthy and happy, and that you deserve it.

Imagine there was a way where you could:

  • Attract Success,
  • Tap into Your Full Potential,
  • Know Your Passion & True Calling,
  • Understand the True Happiness & Positivity Within Yourself,
  • Instantly Get Into Peak Performance State…

Imagine having the tools that will help you cope with life’s challenges and be able to have a positive mindset no matter what happens. You would like to have that, wouldn’t you?

You can breakthrough limiting beliefs, enhance positivity, make better decisions, discover your personal driving forces, resolve inner conflicts that may be freezing you, get rid of phobias and bad habits. Simply put, it is what works on a daily basis that produces desired results.

Billy Kueek International offers numerous soft skills programs for companies as well as public programs, such as Applied NLP in Sales, Applied NLP in Leadership and Coaching, Impact Systemã Coaching, NLP Associate, NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Trainer and MasterClass Train The Trainer programs.

By now, as you are reading this, you will already have a clear idea if this is the right path for you. You are in charge of our own happiness and success.

The possibilities to your prosperity are endless – take action now! 

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

Article featured in The Star (14 Jan ’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)

The Mark of a Master Trainer

By | Billy Kueek, NLP, Personal Development, Presentation, Train The Trainer

ABNLP-MasterTrainerOfNLP

*NLP Trainers’ Training in 2014: 14 – 24 November* 

With so many NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Trainers and Institutes in the market, each claiming to be the best, it can be very confusing to know which to choose.  Some trainers claim to be Master Trainers but they do not have the appropriate certifications.  Others misrepresent the institutes or boards.

So how does one choose?  First of all, check the organization that is providing the certification.  Is it a recognized institute or board?  Look at their websites and write to them to get more information.  Do a thorough check and find out as much as you can before you commit your valuable time and money for the training.

While we are unable to list all the main certifying bodies, here are a few which you may have heard of:

AMERICAN BOARD OF NLP (ABNLP) – this is the largest NLP certifying body in the world with more than 35,000 members worldwide.  Founded in 1955 by A.M.Krasner (who also founded the American Board of Hypnotherapy), ABNLP has members and trainers in most countries.

NLP UNIVERSITY (NLPU) – founded by Robert Dilts, NLPU is based in the University of California, Santa Cruz which is the birthplace of NLP.  This is where Richard Bandler and John Grinder developed NLP back in the 1970s.  Whilst NLPU has certified many Trainers and Master Trainers, they usually offer certification under their own institutes or academies and not NLPU.

NLP LIFE – for those who wish to be trained by Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP, then you will need to make a trip to London or USA to attend the program.  The training is co-delivered with John La Valle (and Kathleen La Valle).

INTERNATIONAL TRAINERS’ ACADEMY OF NLP (ITANLP) – this is founded by John Grinder (the other co-creator of NLP), Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll and teaches traditional NLP (or as John calls it, Classic Code NLP) and New Code NLP.  Certified trainers under ITANLP are mainly based in Europe.

SOCIETY OF NLP – established in 1978 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, the Society of NLP is  now owned by Dr Christina Hall.

As for the trainers themselves, NLP certification has the following structure:

  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • NLP Trainer
  • NLP Master Trainer

Trainers certify practitioners and master practitioner and Master Trainers certify trainers, master practitioners and practitioners.

Billy Kueek International is proud to be the only NLP certifying institute in South East Asia with 2 NLP Master Trainers and Hypnotherapy Master Trainer and Dr Billy Kueek is the only NLP Master Trainer in the world certified by both ABNLP and NLPU.

For NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners who would like to be certified as NLP Trainers under the ABNLP, join the NLP Trainers’ Training which will be from 21 to 30 November 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and join us in Transforming People, Inspiring Lives.

An Investment For Life

By | ABNLP, Addiction, Applied NLP in Business, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Train The Trainer, Training, Weight Loss

How much is your life worth?

When you are healthy, you may not be willing to pay much for medical care.  However, for someone who is sick, they would pay any amount to get better.  The value of something is based on what someone will pay for it.

Most of us buy life insurance because, in the event something happens to us, our family members will receive the insurance money, which is substantially higher than what was paid.  However, that usually means the insured is no longer around (or is incapacitated).

Here’s the thing though – When you invest in the Live By Design Practitioner program, you have the opportunity to change your life forever.

As an accountant would explain it – let’s say the program costs USD 3,000.  And let’s say you are now 30 years old, so we estimate you will be working for the next 30 years.  If you are able to change your life today, the investment of USD3,000 spread over 30 years is only USD 100 per year, or about USD 8 per month, or a mere USD 2 per week, or – and this will blow your mind – less than 30 cents per day!

Imagine – your investment in yourself, in improving, enhancing and bettering yourself, is less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.

That is probably the best investment you are going to make. One that starts paying ‘dividends’ immediately, where you and your family members and friends will benefit, rather than wait for something to happen to claim the insurance.  And you will surely continue to benefit for the rest of your life.  The return on your investment will be many times greater than the money you pay and you will reap the rewards every day.

So when someone asks me, why they should pay to join our program, I ask them how much their life is worth.

To be a Certified Trainer – NLP, Hypnotherapy and Time Line Therapy

By | ABNLP, Billy Kueek, Change, Coaching, Corporate training, Hypnosis, NLP, Personal Development, Time Line Therapy, Train The Trainer, Training

There is growing interest to become certified trainers especially in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy (TLT) and Hypnotherapy.  At Billy Kueek International, we offer certification at trainer level in all three under the American Board of NLP (ABNLP), Time Line Therapy Association (TLTA) and American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH).

In order to get certified in each of these, there are a few steps to follow:

  1. Certification as Practitioner
  2. Certification as Master Practitioner
  3. Certification as Trainer
  4. Certification as Master Trainer (exception TLT)

Practitioners and Master Practitioners can be coaches, utilising the skills and techniques they have learned during their program.

Trainers can certify Practitioners and Master Practitioners and Master Trainers certify Trainers.

Do note that with TLT, you must be certified in NLP first, therefore, to become a TLT trainer, you must first be a NLP trainer.  Also, with TLT, you are first certified as a TLT Practitioner trainer, then if you wish to train Master Practitioners, there is an additional certification.  And there is no Master Trainer certification for TLT as yet.

Billy Kueek International offers training in all 3 disciplines at Practitioner and Master Practitioner level and we certify Trainers in NLP and Hypnotherapy.  We can also facilitate TLT Practitioner Training certification which is obtained directly from TLTA.  For now, BKI is probably the only training company in South-East Asia offering training at all 3 levels, with our Master Trainers and Trainers in NLP and Hypnotherapy.

If you are interested to find out more about our programs, then do contact us at office@BillyKueek.com or visit www.BillyKueek.com for details and join us in a rewarding career!