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!”