Brigitta Hoeferle, CEO
Brigitta is one of our Master Trainers at the Institute and has been an avid follower of NLP for decades, implemented it in her teaching and directing career at the Montessori School of Cleveland which she founded in 2002. She is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer who studied Richard Bandler’s and John Grinder’s Neuro-Lingiuistic Programing under Leif Roland, the founder of the NLP Institute of Atlanta.
Brigitta is known to be the most fast-tracked female trainer and former lead coach of the biggest self-development company in the world.
As the proud mother of Amélie and Ana and wife of Christian, The Culture Guy, Brigitta has always given her unique communication skills and NLP knowledge credit for her success.
Today she successfully leads her company with humility and knowledge, making a great difference in people’s lives. She has been invited to lead from stage in the art of listening and communicating based on the methodology of Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP). Brigitta shares the secret, the science, the system and the solution to supercharge YOUR success, especially the women who think they need to do it all by juggling verbal chainsaws in a male dominated world.
Christian Hoeferle, President
Christian Hoeferle is the subject matter expert and highly versed NLP trainer. As a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer who studied Bandler’s and Grinder’s Neuro-Lingiuistic Programing under Leif Roland, the founder of the NLP Center of Atlanta, Christian has taught hundreds of adult student in the methodology of NLP.
Christian is also a cross-cultural business consultant and coach with extensive experience in working with multinational companies. He is the owner of The Culture Mastery, an Atlanta-based business consultancy.
His passion is to help people close the behavioral gaps locally, nationally, globally. Christian allows people to discover a deeper understanding of personalities and cultures, so they can work at their peak and in peace with each other.
German by birth, American by choice, and Bavarian at heart, Christian is a fan of building bridges and not enthusiastic about walls. Coming from a bilingual and bicultural background, Christian has been working on various levels of cultural consulting, coaching, training, and mentoring. He also hosts The Culture Guy Podcast, a web radio series addressing the needs and interests of global professionals.
Leif Roland has a degree in psychology from Copenhagen University, Denmark and is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia. A member of The American Psychological Association, Georgia, Psychological Association and Licensed Professional Counselors Association.
Leif has over 30 years of experience as a certified Gestalt therapist and is also a certified NLP Trainer by the Society of NLP. He integrates into his style of therapy the Gestalt approach, Reichian bodywork, Bioenergetic and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He is actively involved with the Gestalt Institute and the NLP Center of Atlanta’s training program, his private practice in adult psychotherapy, case consultation.
His work has also included part-time counseling and instruction at Memorial Medical Hospital (Savannah), Lutheran Counseling Services of Georgia, lecture and demonstrations at Georgia State University, teaching at Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Atlanta and the Psychological Institute in Atlanta. Worked for the American Red Cross Disaster Team in New York and Guam, South Pacific.
He studied Gestalt at Esalen Institute in California with Anne Nechama Simkin, Dick Price and in New York with Laura Perls. Leif completed his NLP training in 1987 with Christina Hall, the President of the Society of NLP. Since then he has designed and orchestrated Gestalt training and NLP certification programs throughout Europe and in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and Director of the NLP Center of Atlanta, co-founder and Director of the Gestalt Institute of Atlanta, where he is actively involved with the training program, his private practice in psychotherapy and case consultation. His work in Georgia has also included part-time counseling, lecturing and instruction at:
Memorial Medical Hospital, Savannah
Georgia State University, Atlanta
Emory University Nursing School, Atlanta
Psychological Study Institute, Atlanta
Lutheran Counseling Service of Georgia
Georgia State College, Macon
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw
Mercer University, Atlanta
The Workers Public Schools in Denmark
American Red Cross disaster Team
With an MBA, Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Mrs. Thierry bring more than 10,000 hours of expertise in Corporate Marketing. Taylor professional success is a beautiful balance of corporate strategies and ancient principles.
As Healer, NLP Practitioner and Fire-Walker bundled with success of Corporate America Taylor brings an extraordinary wealth of knowledge to the NLP Institute of Atlanta!
As a former University professor and educator, training and development is one of many expertise of Mrs. Thierry.
With nearly two decades of consummate success as a globally based sales trainer, businessman, and entrepreneur, it’s little wonder that Huntington Beach, California-based John Kurth is among the nation’s leading business coaches and grand-master of Neuro- Linguistic Programming.
John earned a Master of International Management degree (International MBA) from Thunderbird. He also studied Language at Beijing University in China and earned certification as a Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP) from the Academy of Competitive Intelligence in Cambridge, MA.
His work with thousands of sales executives, entrepreneurs, and salespeople within numerous industries, writing winning sales scripts for a multitude of industries, including Insurance, Financial Services, Computer/IT, Healthcare, Security, Logistics, and Network Marketing.
John’s award-winning success has made him a champion of business people around the world – and at home. As a member of his local Chamber of Commerce, he is among the locale’s most sought-after contributors to to its “Irvine Builds Businesses” program.
Certified Hypnotherapist & NLP Master Practitioner, CHt, CMH, NSS
As a speaker, trainer and legend at Hypnosis Motivation Institute of L.A. and long-term visiting professor at UCLA Mr. Ken Dubner brings decades of experience teaching people how to use their minds more effectively and combines it with decades of experience as an entertainer.
A twenty-five year veteran of comedy and stage hypnosis, Ken has been filmed by channels such as HBO, A&E, Discovery Science, and Discovery Health Channel. With his side-splitting comedy hypnosis show, he has entertained, mesmerized, and amazed thousands. He is the lead trainer in stage hypnosis techniques for the American Hypnosis Association and is a seminar leader in his own right.
As a certified hypnotherapist, Ken makes sure that anyone who comes onto his stage will always remember the experience as one of the most exciting, fun, and empowering experiences they’ve ever had. Anyone seeing his presentation will walk away inspired, amazed, and entertained – taught in a way they have never experienced before.