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NLP - What is it And is it Really as Powerful as it's Made Out to Be? | E11

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

A very informative and energetic episode with coaches Wendy Shaw and Maxine Tolbert where we shared some of our own personal NLP stories and experiences and explained what NLP is and is not, what to look out for when hiring an NLP coach or practitioner, and the pros and cons of using Timeline therapy.

Suggested books:

Timeline Therapy and the Basis of Personality by Tadd James

Words That Change Minds by Shelle Rose Chervet

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Host: Donna Burfield

Donna is a licensed and accredited coach and the founder of Joy and Purpose Coaching, Parents Standing Tall Community and CSC International Community. With 26 years of teaching experience and being a single mother to her daughter and twin sons, Donna is passionate about supporting working parents to prioritize their family's well-being, strengthen their parenting skills, and set boundaries using easy and effective tools. Donna also supports a coaching community to collaborate, inspire, and develop professionally. She connects coaches with experts to build ethical and professional coaching businesses, including legal, business licenses, insurance, and website building.


Wendy Shaw is an NLP & mBraining Coach & Trainer. She is an experienced Executive Coach for senior leaders and is passionate about team development. Certified Trainer of NLP, Time Line Therapy ®, and Hypnosis 2009, and co-delivered 35x Practitioner programs, 12x Master Practitioner programs, and 10x NLP Coach Certifications. She helps leaders build their executive presence, decision-making, and organizational effectiveness and works with teams to enhance communication, team building, and professional development.

Maxine Tolbert is an AC accredited foundation coach and certified life and success coach who works with adults at transitional points in their lives; seeking more clarity and confidence to help move forward. After burning out in her own career and realizing that her expectations in life were not met, Maxine left over 35 years of business leadership roles to become a self-proclaimed Best Life Advocate. By successfully re-establishing who she was at her very core she concluded that personal suffering is unnecessary. Now she works hard to help others reduce their suffering too.

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