Meet your 2017-2018 Leadership Team

The ABNLP Board of Management are elected to office for a one-year term at the Annual General Meeting held each June/July. The Leadership Team members volunteer their time and expertise for the Board and have a passion for NLP and a desire to help grow the NLP community in Australia.

The revelation of discovering NLP in 1997 saw Craig's career in Media, Technology and Corporate Management take a decidedly NLP infused turn. The subsequent 20 years has seen Craig work with some of Australia's largest Companies in Technology, Marketing, Change Management and Business Development through his personal Consultancy, Thoughts By Design. 

Craig has been on the Leadership Team since 2013 and became Vice Chair in 2017, followed by Chair in 2018.


Since 1998 Heidi has been involved in field of NLP. She is a Certified NLP Master Trainer with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP, has run a successful NLP and Coaching Practice since 2000. She holds Trainer Membership and Clinical Professional Membership with the Australian Board of NLP, is a part of the NLP Global Leadership Summit and is a Registered Clinical Supervisor.  Authenticity, integrity and community are three words that may describe Heidi best. Her passion for NLP and the growth of the community within Australia are only rivalled by her love of her fur-child Honey the cat. Heidi was the 2008, 2015 and 2015 ABNLP Conference Coordinator, held the position of Secretary for the ABNLP starting in 2006 and held the role of ABNLP Chairperson from 2008 to 2018.

TREASURER Julie-Anne Morgan

Julie-Anne was introduced to the positively life-changing effects of NLP in 2003, and has since become a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer. Julie-Anne is a passionate advocate for NLP's wide spread benefits for personal health and well-being, relationships and business leadership. Within both the Corporate and Personal Coaching arenas, Julie-Anne draws upon NLP techniques to effectively help her clients gain clarity of their goals, develop their strategies, objectively solve problems, build authentic self-confidence, and forge strong genuine relationships.  Julie-Anne helped establish the ABNLP in 2004 as a founding member, Board Member (Treasurer and Workshop Coordinator) and now currently serves in the role of Treasurer.


Having worked in senior positions in the corporate world for many years, Des is in a unique position to fully understand and appreciate different ‘realities’ of life. Since leaving the corporate world, he has studied and embraced NLP and become a Master Practitioner. He has also since set up his own coaching business. As part of his commitment to further community knowledge of NLP he joined the Board in 2011 as Secretary and held that role for 3 years before moving to the Vice-Chairperson role.


Homa is a corporate professional, a project manager and a coach. She is passionate about people and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. As a working mum with a busy schedule, Homa went on a journey to know more about life in general to be able to do better and that is when she discovered NLP. NLP has helped her in every aspect of her life, and enabled her to help others around her too. Homa joined the ABNLP leadership team in 2018 to serve the board as Membership Chair.

Homa is married with a son, and lives with her family and their dog in Sydney.

BOARD MEMBER Miranda Brauwers-Kuijsten

Miranda is originally from The Netherlands, and started her NLP journey in 2009 with a goal to improve her communication. She completed her NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner in 2013, and in 2015 moved to Sydney with her husband. After a couple of months of living in Sydney she joined the ABNLP. As her foundational training in NLP was in Dutch, she redid all her training in English at NLP Worldwide. In March 2017 she finished all of her NLP training, and became an NLP Trainer and Consultant. In 2016 she joined the ABNLP board, which allowed her to give back her experience to the NLP community. Miranda really loves to share NLP, and she is in the process of starting a coaching business.

Miranda lives in Coogee, loves going to concerts, having dinner with friends, and 1.5 years ago she started swimming. She loves to do ocean swims, and gets better every time.


R!k Schnabel is an NLP and Life Coach Trainer with over 20,000 coaching and training hours. He lives on the Sapphire Coast of NSW with his wife and 2 daughters, nice and close to awesome waves. Yes! He loves to surf. He's married with 2 daughters and lives on the Sapphire Coast of NSW - nice and close to some awesome waves. As an author of 4 international best-selling books, he’s been in business for over 30 years and loves the mindset challenges that come with growing a business. He believes that we will look back at this time to discover that coaches and trainers were at the core of humanity’s evolution.


Greg has decades of management experience, a background in business ownership, a passion for helping people become the best they can be in business, and is an NLP Master Practitioner. His true passion lies in Management Coaching. He first heard of NLP in the early eighties when he’s was given a book on NLP, however, it wasn't until his wife reintroduced him to NLP that he really got the NLP bug. Greg then trained in NLP, which has changed him forever. His work life was finally aligned with his interests and personal strengths. Greg lives and works on the Central Coast of NSW, where he has setup practice in Gosford.


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