Brain-Based Coaching 2018-08-27T09:17:35+00:00


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Learn the Neuroscience of Coaching

Earn ICF Credits

Transform Coaching Engagements

What Sets Brain-Based Coaching™ Apart?

The Results Coaching System™

A unique Brain-Based Coaching methodology that is:


Explaining how and why the methodology works


Facilitating results with clearly articulated and well structured processes


Providing clarity around ways forward by focusing firmly on setting and achieving objectives


Brain-Based Conversation Skills

  • 90-minute orientation teleclass
  • 3 days of intensive face-to-face training
  • 24 hours of ICF-accredited live contact training and 12 self-study hours

Learn how to have quality coaching conversations in any situation. We define coaching as “facilitating positive change by improving thinking;” a mandatory skill for all leaders.

Never coached before? Gain valuable brain-based tools to coach others quickly and effectively. Experienced veteran? Sharpen your conversations skills to be more brain-friendly and results-driven.

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Brain-Based Coaching Certificate

  • Begins with the Brain-Based Conversation Skills face-to-face workshop, followed by 16 x 90-minute live weekly teleclasses
  • 48 hours of ICF-accredited live contact training and 28 self-study hours

Learn how to structure and facilitate long term engagements to effectively coach high performance professionals.

Dramatically improve other people’s thinking and performance by leveraging coaching models that draw from the hard science of how the brain works.

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Our Facilitators Include:


Trish Brandt 


Alisdair Smith 


Sue Stevenson 


Renee Toplansky


Cynthia Way 


International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Accredited Program

All graduates of the Brain-Based Conversation Skills program earn 24 hours of ICF-accredited live coach specific training and 12 self-study hours. Brain-Based Coaching Certificate participants earn 48 hours of ICF-accredited live coach specific training and 28 self-study hours, meeting the minimum education requirement to apply for an ICF ACC (Portfolio Pathway) credential. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics and core coaching skills.

“This is an excellent course for anyone interested in understanding the neurobiological underpinnings to successful coaching engagements.”
Lydia S.
“The course content exceed my expectations. The NLI training team and support of the registration is highly qualified and very generous about sharing knowledge and experience.”
Mohammed Chitaouy
“I found the course to be both informative and practical. I’ve gained greater knowledge about how the brain works, a process to model and insight into how to integrate the skills I’ve learned with my current consulting practice.”
Daniel M.
“The course is very well structured with a good mixture of theory and practical exercises. The practical exercises are very well organized and the student gets a real feeling for what coaching means.”
Pilar V.
“This course stretched my mind and gave me the right balance of theory and practical to grow my coaching skills. I feel much more confident with my own abilities and approach to coaching corporate clients.”
Lynda E.

Program Locations


Our Brain-Based Coaching programs take place around the world:

Auckland, Brisbane, Houston, London, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore, Sydney, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.

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 NLI affiliates have BBC intakes scheduled in major cities around Czech Republic, Finland, India, the Middle East, South Africa, and Latin America.

Our Neuroscience Advisory Board Includes:

J. David Creswell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.
Social Psychologist, Researcher, Author, Consultant

Matt Lieberman Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology


Art Markman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Texas at Austin

Kevin Ochsner, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Columbia University

Jessica Payne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Notre Dame

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