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Our People

Principal Trainers



Ellen Bothwick (Formerly Ellen Gifford)

Ellen is an experienced International Soft Skills Trainer and Public Speaker in NLP, utilizing a style of training which actively involves the collaboration of students to help them achieve maximum results and sustain life-changing behavior in both their professional and personal lives.



David Smallwood

David's interest in NLP started in the early 1990's, when he came across it on a negotiation skills course. Now as a Master Practitioner and Certified INLPTA Trainer he provides NLP training to suit people with a wide range of interests.



Ralph Watson

Ralph Watson is a trainer and coach with an impressive track record of helping clients make powerful, positive changes in their lives. To do this, he utilises a wide range of skills in order to help them tap into, and heighten, their own inner strengths and wisdom. A successful business career spanning over 25 years in roles up to Managing Director level has given Ralph a wealth of knowledge and expertise that is regularly called upon in his work.

Ralph is certified by the International NLP Trainers Association and, in 2003, was appointed Master NLP Trainer by the European and Middle Eastern Institute for NLP.



Glenn Devey

Glenn is a qualified Life Coach, Business Coach and NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy Practitioner. Glenn has a passion for successand specialises in helping others to achieve their potential through improved interpersonal skills and achieving clarity and focus through goal setting. He has a warm, relaxed style and is equally at home engaged in group training or in one to one Coaching and Mentoring. A natural high achiever Glenn has had a successful Management career, run several part time businesses, holds a second degree Black Belt in Karate and enjoys the challenge of investing in property and the stock market



Jennifer Fitzgerald

Jennifer is a fully qualified NLP Trainer, accredited by the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA) and an executive coach. She has undertaken two years' training as a NLP-based psychotherapist and has trained in accelerated learning. Jennifer holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cranfield University.

Jennifer has over twenty years' experience of working in line management and consulting roles in a number of leading international financial and IT services companies including Barclaycard, Europay (now MasterCard Europe) and SchlumbergerSema/Atos Origin.

Andy Garland

Andy is a Trainer and Clinical Hypnotherapist, and holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Adult Education and Development. Hes an authorised trainer for Susan Jeffers Ph.D in the UK. Andy uses NLP techniques to encourage development and positive behavioural change.



Mena Takeda

Mena lives and works in Japan and works with The Learning Path on courses where visitors from Japan attend our courses here in the UK. She also runs licensed Learning Path courses in Japan. She is a highly qualified and experienced rainier and has a delivery style steeped with creativity and respect. Her understanding of English not only allows her to co-train in England but also understand the English sense of humour.



Hannah Sookias

Our PR Associate, Hannah works hard on our behalf spreading the word about The Learning Path in both the local and national media, Hannah copy writes our case studies, promotes our news and features to the media, business and trade journals.



Kirsty Wykes

Kirsty Wykes is our Course Co-ordinator and Marketing Assistant. Kirsty will be your main point of contact, once you have booked a course. Ensuring your visit and training is the best experience it can be.









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