Pip founded Edge NLP in 2009 having completed her NLP training earlier that year with the ABNLP . Pip’s intro to NLP started a few years earlier when she completed her Practitioner Course whilst still working in the corporate arena. Her initial motivation to attend the course was purely business, however this quickly grew into a journey of self-discovery and growth that was set to change Pips life completely. As the lead trainer Pip loves facilitating great changes and incredible Aha! moments for the delegates on our Edge NLP courses.
Pip is a Certified Trainer of NLP and Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy & Hypnosis. Pip draws on her vast experience in the business world as well as her genuine passion for people to create practical, informed training and coaching that gets results. This is underpinned with a deep rooted ability to just ‘know’ and to ‘get it’ enabling Pip to create a vibrant, secure and fun learning environment, based on experiential learning and discovery – all key ingredients for lasting change.
Pip has a vast amount of experience in the corporate sector and has held senior HR, sales and training roles in corporate environments including John Lewis and T-Mobile. Here she discovered a passion for creating, developing and leading teams and this in turn led her to set up two award winning businesses with a focus on training and development.
Pip’s aim is to enable her delegates to feel empowered, inspired and excited about their futures and recognising their true worth. As she says herself ‘when the mind is opened, the rewards are endless.’ Above all Pip cares and that shines through at every opportunity.
Some of the phrases people use to describe Pip are:
‘Authentic, humorous, expertise’‘Uncanny knack of teasing out the best in me’‘Approachable, patient, friendly, and mad’
Jools began a career in Acting after leaving drama school to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful actor. She was fortunate enough to work in TV, Film and Theatre both in the UK and Australia. Jools also gained her Licentiate in Speech and Drama from GSMD as her Mum suggested something to ‘fall back on’ might be a good idea. Jools is ever grateful for the advice as she decided to leave the insecurity of the acting world to have children.
While her children were young Jools worked with teenagers and young adults, coaching them in Speech and Drama as well as Audition Preparation and Communication Skills. Jools also worked as a Role Play Actor and Facilitator within the corporate arena, something she still dabbles in today.
Her journey with NLP began in 2012 after attending the Anthony Robbins Unleash the Power Within workshop. It was as if Jools suddenly realised what her true purpose was.
After completing her NLP Practitioner Course, Jools was hooked and is proud to be a Master Coach co-delivering all of Edge’s courses alongside Pip Thomas.
Jools is a Leadership Coach and Voice Coach working with an array of clients at a variety of levels, from small business owners, senior management and CEO’s.
Jools loves to learn and also likes to have a challenge to focus on. In 2017 Jools decided to become a student again and completed a three month intense 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training course. She now adds Yoga Teacher to her CV. That and Reiki Master, having gained her Master status in 2018. 2019 sees Jools complete her biggest challenge to date- a Marathon (gulp).
Her real passion lies in her ability to identify how individuals can be even more effective when it comes to delivering their messages with gravitas and impact. Through finding their voice and empowering them to communicate with confidence and presence, Jools’ clients are therefore able to be the most authentic version of themselves.
Dr Ron Lawson
Ron is a leading academic and practicing executive and business coach working with clients from both the public and private sectors. Teaching and training coaches to master degree level Ron is also a special advisor to the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Ron gained his MBA and Professional Doctorate in the study of transformative reflection in professional education using dialogic, artistic and narrative approaches to facilitate personal and professional change and growth. His experience of working in senior leadership roles in global organisations as well as small businesses brings a wealth of understanding to the delivery of NLP training and coaching.
Ron passionately believes that everyone has the ability to achieve their highest potential and to truly live their lives on purpose, with drive and value driven passion, this is certainly evident in his training with EDGE NLP.
Sidney – Director of Morale
Sidney – Director of Morale
Sidney is a 2 year old Labradoodle and still a puppy (apparently will remain so until he reaches 3)
His official role at Edge NLP is Director of Morale. This is clearly very important as there are times that he is needed to boost the energy levels, give love or generally be that quiet presence of understanding. If Sidney was to describe himself he would say he is:
Handsome – you will frequently hear his Mum’s calling him ‘handsome boy’
And at times a little naughty ( part of his breed apparently).
Sidney loves being involved and can be frequently found kicking back on his sofa as you will see from his headshot. Sidney looks forward to meeting you.