Our first generation leaders have been involved in the creation of the IAGC from the beginning. They have played a key role in refining the concept behind the IAGC and have contributed in multiple ways to bringing the method and message of Generative Change to the World.

Alastair Prentice


Alastair Prentice

Alastair is a Tokyo based consultant, trainer, and psychologist bridging the latest neuroscience insights, high-performance psychology, and ancient wisdom practices into both corporate and public trainings. He has a deep obsession with modeling excellence through a lifetime pursuit of martial arts and deliberate self-inquiry. Besides developing coaches and leaders he is also the Managing Partner at Pronoigroup, Tokyo, a consultancy specializing in bringing generative innovation, creativity, and performance to organizations worldwide.

He is the Japan co-director of the International Association for Generative Change and has been studying intensively with Dr. Stephen Gilligan for the last 10 years. He also teaches hypnotherapy and researches the psychology of shamanic practices through frequent trips to South America.

http://iagc-japan.com/

Oksana Conner


Oksana Conner

Oksana is a psychologist and trainer

– Since 2010 participated in and assisted with every training of Stephen Gilligan in Russia

– Since 2013 sponsored Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts’s IAGC trainings in Russia

– IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance

– Group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17

– Assistant on IAGC trainings in Russia

– Certified by Richard Conner as NLP Trainer 2008

– Educated as a physicist and economist

– Individual and Family Consultant

– Director of the Institute of Family Consulting

– Developed her own body-oriented and dance-movement trainings, including “Mind and Body: a Generative Synthesis”

In her own words:

“I began studying Generative Change in 2010 – and every year this wonderful model of mind and nature illuminates more of my world.

Generative Change is not an academic model; to learn this approach, you have to practice every day. Memorizing the steps to “Opening the Vertical Channel,” for example, is not sufficient. You have to learn to actually open the vertical channel.

I know this because I practice every day – and Generative Change flourishes in my life.

It is awesome to me that you can literally choose the state in which you want to live.

That’s something they never taught me in school, although it is one of the most important skills in life. Thank you, Stephen and Robert, from my heart.

Generative change is a very human approach – and humanizing what (and whom) we used to curse is one of the prerequisites for transforming obstacles and living generatively.

And as we learn to build human relationships with ourselves and with others, we bring light into a world dark with fundamentalism and neuro-muscular lock.

I am deeply honored to represent the IAGC in Russia and nurture the growth of Generative Change in the Russian-speaking community.”

www.therapy-nsk.ru

Giorgia Sanfiori


Giorgia Sanfiori

Giorgia is the IAGC French Representative with Béatrice Arnaud and Nathalie Lebas. As a TransFormational coach and coach supervisor, she contributes to the emergence of insights, resources, and solutions which allow her clients to create generative changes and sustainable balance in their professional and personal life. Giorgia is specialized in Innovation Management, Generative Coaching, & Change, Leadership & Collective Intelligence and Generative Trance. She collaborates with Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan to spread awareness of IAGC philosophy in entrepreneurial business. She is a well-known motivational speaker about Self Awareness, Sustainable Balance, Transformational Change and Creative Leadership. Her interventions are for the French and the international markets (English and Italian).

Giorgia supports animals’ cause, world sustainability, and positive social change. She is passionate about poetry, art & cinema. She practices meditation & self-relation trance.

www.equilibrio.fr

Eva Wieprecht


Eva Wieprecht

Eva works globally with a special expertise in working with family-owned businesses and body-focused approaches as a Systemic Satir Model Expert, facilitator of Somatic Movement Integration Practices (SMIP) work; First female invited in full trainer in Generative Change work, a hypnosystemic trainer and coach; as well as a Generative Trance Coach. She provides her work in German as well as in English. She is the founder and director of The International Virginia Satir Institute in Germany, Cologne.

  • First female full Trainer in Generative Change work, developed by Robert Dilts and Dr. Stephen Gilligan
  • Certified Hypnosystemic Coach and Consultant – Germany, Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg, Dr. Gunther Schmidt
  • Director of the International Virginia Satir Institute of Germany, Cologne
  • Developer of “the Magic of Satir”: A 12-day Systemic Satir Model Practitioner Certification program (IVSG)
  • Developer of the „Advanced Magic of Satir“ 12-day Systemic Satir Model Master Practitioner Certification Program (IVSG)
  • Developer of the Somatic Movement Integration Practices (SMIP)
  • Co-developer of “Honor your Hero within” Program with Xiaobing Chu
  • Certified NLP Coach and Master Trainer – California, UCSC-NLPU, Trained by Robert Dilts, Judith DeLozier, Suzie Smith, Michael Colgrass, Sid Jacobs
  • Certified NLP Trainer, DVNLP, Germany

www.virginiasatir.de

www.eva-wieprecht.de

Béatrice Arnaud


Béatrice Arnaud

Béatrice is the Founder and Managing director of Bea Partners providing Executive and transformational coaching and Leadership Development services. She works in French, English and Persian languages. She is Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by ICF and Certified by EMCC.
Béatrice has more than 30 years experience with human interactions and behavior through sales, marketing, consultancy and partnership positions she has held in small businesses to large multinational corporations.
She collaborates with Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan and within the IAGC community to spread awareness around Generative Change mindset and philosophy. She uses the generative trance and the systemic approach in her private practice as a psychotherapist. She is also a senior lecturer in different universities and business schools on leadership and professional development areas.
Her multicultural background and experiences enhance her multi-disciplinarian approach. In addition, her expertise in technical as well as social sciences integrates and connects management, psychology and new technologies.

Her passion is the active development of individuals, teams and organizations, generative change, learning organizations, systemic thinking and collective intelligence development of the key driving behaviors within organizations.

She is the author of several books in French:
• “The Real Secrets of Communication”
• Co-Author of “Collective Intelligence”

She co-translated into French:
• “Generative Trance: The Experience of Creative Flow” by Steve Gilligan
• “The Fifth Discipline” by Peter Senge

She is currently commissioned to write a third book on Positive Psychology in the Workplace.

Richard Conner


Richard Conner

Richard is a psychologist and trainer.

– Since 2010 participated in and assisted with every training of Stephen Gilligan in Russia

– Since 2013 sponsored Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts’s IAGC trainings in Russia

– IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance

– Group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17

– Certified by John Grinder as NLP Trainer 1988

– Traveled with John Grinder and his team to Moscow in 1990 to participate in the first NLP training in the Soviet Union

– Immigrated to Russia in 1991

– In the 1990s brought NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis to more than 30 cities throughout Russia, at a time when there wasn’t much access to contemporary psychology

– In 1994 brought Family Therapy to Russia

– In 1997 he founded the Faculty of Family Consulting at Tomsk University and the Institute of Family Consulting in Novosibirsk. His work has influenced thousands of Russian psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists over the last several decades

In his words:

“Generative Change is simply the most elegant model I have ever encountered. Elegant in the sense of being esthetically pleasing and simple while containing everything necessary.

Living in Santa Cruz, I was fortunate enough to begin my journey with the NLP model, learning directly from John Grinder. Fortunate because the Art of Communication and Influence are an essential part of any successful life.

But just as the Heliocentric model of Copernicus and Kepler opened up new ways of understanding the relationships in our solar system, the Generative Change model opened up new ways of understanding the relationships with ourselves and the world around us. It is a powerful, holistic, and exquisite approach to personal growth.

And even more important to me, as a psychological consultant – the Generative Change model is a much more useful and powerful tool for helping clients. It’s all about connections; it is an explicit and rigorous map for connecting the mind and body and for connecting to positive goals and resources. And it really works.

My wife and I are deeply honored to support Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts. At this moment in Russia, everything hangs in the balance. People come to Stephen and Robert’s trainings from all over the former Soviet Union to breathe fresh air and glimpse the future. And, like widening ripples from a stone thrown into a pond, the Generative Change Model is profoundly influencing a new generation of Russian-speaking educators, psychologists, and business people. Let there be light!”

www.therapy-nsk.ru

Julian Russell


Julian Russell

Julian is an executive coach working with global organizations on 3 continents helping people increase their emotional intelligence and their leadership ability. He is founder of the Life Talent Program, a personal development accelerator for people who want to fulfill their potential in their personal and professional lives. He runs personal transformation retreats in the UK, Spain, Greece, and China. He has been on his own path of personal exploration for 40 years and leading others on theirs since the 1980s. He became an NLP trainer and helped to introduce NLP into the UK in the 1980s, helping to establish NLP communications skills as part of the management development curriculum. He is a co-author, with Robert Dilts and Anne Deering, of the book Alpha Leadership – Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More Out of Life (Wiley and Co, 2002) and also co-author, with Cynthia Indriso, of The Business Leader as an Incurable Deviant, and in Stephen Gilligan’s Walking in Two Worlds: The Relational Self in Theory and Practice (Zeig, Tucker & Thiessen, 2004). He introduced NLP communication skills into the business world in the 1980s and was one of the first executive coaches in the UK in 1992. He has run coaching master classes for the Academy of Executive Coaching and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a former trustee of Re-Vision, a Psychosynthesis training charity, and a former board member of the UK Association for NLP (ANLP). He is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, holds a 2nd dan black-belt in Aikido, practices yoga and Five Rhythms dance and is a long-term close student of a Buddhist Master.

Jonathan Goldsmith


Jonathan Goldsmith

Jonathan Goldsmith is one of the IAGC’s supervisors and works within the IAGC community as a developer. Jonathan is a Psychotherapist and NLP Trainer in his own right. In his therapeutic business, Be More You, he works in private practice with individuals for one to one therapy and coaching. For businesses and organizations, he works as a coach and trainer. Jonathan also offers mentoring and workshops to help and guide people with their creative projects, aspirations, and dreams with his project Be More Creative.

Jonathan started his journey through studying NLP with Judith Lowe and PPD Learning. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy and is working on his second Postgraduate diploma in Outcome Orientated Psychotherapy. He has also worked with Judith Delozier, Christina Hall, Richard Bandler, Lisa de Rijk and extensively with Stephen and Robert.

He is a regular attendee on Stephen’s supervision groups in Munich and New York, and he works for Stephen running his website www.stephengilligan.com as well as Stephen’s online and social media presence.

In 2015 he sponsored the first Generative Coaching that took place in England alongside Judith Lowe and the NLP School and has been involved with the IAGC since then.

He has extensive experience in the creative industries and this has led him to be involved with various creative projects utilizing Generative Change principles included helping produce immersive theatre shows in New York and London. He continues to collaborate with artists, musicians, chefs, actors, and performers and believes that the creative arts are an area in which the principles of Generative Change thrive.

Jonathan is also a partner in one of the IAGC member organizations (PPD Learning) alongside trainer Judith Lowe. Together they run workshops and events creating new opportunities for therapists, coaches, and those who are NLP trained to practice, enhance and deepen their skills.

 

www.bemoreyou.co.uk

www.judithlowe.com

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Nathalie Lebas


Nathalie Lebas

Nathalie is a Generative Coach, NLP Trainer, and Generative Change Supervisor. She is co-heading IAGC France with Giorgia Sanfiori and Béatrice Arnaud. Nathalie is passionate about human beings, Generative Change, and Dance. She studied NLP with Robert Dilts at NLPU (Santa Cruz-California, USA) and is planning to develop the 4th generation of NLP with other NLP Trainers in the world. She is Robert Dilt’s interpreter in France for some trainings. She practices Generative Trance (that she learned from her other mentor, Steve Gilligan) with her clients and is bringing this work into business. In 2000, Nathalie was specialized in trainings in management, communication and sales efficiency. As a transformational coach and trainer, she works with executive members and managers in different companies to help them define new strategies, visions, missions, ambitions and roles in order to respond to the challenging, changing world of business. She works with them individually and collectively in trainings with generative collaboration and collective intelligence. She also specializes in Women’s Leadership and works with women in order to re-humanize transformational ventures, to give them more of a place in business, and to make the glass ceiling disappear. As a coach, she contributes to helping people make their talents, potential, and resources emerge, to be the change they want to see in the world. Thanks to IAGC France, Nathalie wants to spread Generative Change all over the world, all the work of Steve Gilligan and Robert Dilts to create new generative trainings. She also works in health, especially with women with breast cancer. She helps them to recover and have access to their deep femininity, reconnect to their emotions and body with Generative Somatic Dance in order to find their healing path

www.chrysa-lys.com