Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jan Ferguson and I'm the founder of NLP & Coaching Institute, a division of WebComm Solutions, Inc.. I am a Business Optimization Specialist, a board-certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a certified Conversational Hypnotist, a certified Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotist, a certified Professional Hypnotist, an NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, and a certified Master Life Coach. I first became interested in the power of the mind as a Psychology major in college. However, I wanted to understand people more in general and switched my major in my junior year to Sociology. Upon leaving college after my senior year I started, operated, and sold several businesses for eight years, dealing with thousands of people along the way. My first choice for a career path had always been to become a law enforcement officer, which I was fortunate to do for 32 years before I retired from the police force.
You might ask, "How does being a law enforcement officer enable me to know about the mind and how people think and act?" Both in dealing with people in a business setting and especially as a law enforcement officer where you see people at the best, and at their worst, I discovered that interviewing and speaking to coaching or hypnosis clients is no different than when I interviewed witnesses and victims ~or~ interrogated suspects. I began learning techniques similar to what I now practice and teach, and discovered that these were techniques that actually had their start in the fields of NLP and conversational hypnosis, and are universal to good communication, better rapport, excellence in what you do, and understanding the way others see their version of this world.
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