Certificate IV in Training and Assessment., BSc., Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming., PhD., NLP Trainer.
He works with executives, managers, teams and individuals for high performance in research, business, neurotrauma recovery, government and sports – through facilitation, coaching and training. His clients include small and large organisations, company Directors, Senior Executives and Olympic athletes. He also works with frontline specialists such as Tactical Response Group members, paramedics and correctional officers who have experienced psychological trauma, quickly getting them back to work and high performance.
Ian is a PhD graduate from Edinburgh and has a BSc, a Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP), Nationally Accredited Certificates in Process Oriented Coaching and Sports Coaching, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is an NLP Trainer trained and endorsed by John Grinder, the cofounder of NLP. He has worked as an industry consultant, and has organised and led more than a dozen expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. He has published extensively, lectures at university in leadership and communication, is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and has served on several advisory boards. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Neuroleadership Institute, and the Institute of Learning Professionals. He is a passionate mountaineer, sailor and martial arts instructor.
Current research projects in neurocoaching innovation include:
The risky business project. This aims to map the decision-making strategies of several long lived professionals who engage in extreme sports – such as full contact combat or ski mountaineering in avalanche terrane, and translate those processes into business, government and frontline service performance where poor engagement with risk can have major or fatal consequences.
Outcomes and return-on-investment for training health care professionals in NLP. At the heart of this research is a PhD project by Julie Porter (UTAS) on the evidence base and return-on-investment for coaching interventions and NLP training in the mental health care sector.
Mindful bodies in action. A project with Dr Raul Landeo (ACU) and Dr John Grinder to quantify the performance gains (such as speed, decision making, arousal level) in elite athletes after a coaching intervention and fully associated (all the senses engaged) virtual rehearsal and contingency planning.
Magnetic sense and spatial development. This involves training the neurology to develop an enhanced sense of magnetic north and spatial acuity using a magnetic belt developed by the University of Osnabruck.