NLP Center of New York™ ® Trainers/ Consultants:
Dr. Rachel B. Hott, who holds a Ph. D. in clinical psychology is a certified master practitioner and trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and co-director and co-founder of The NLP Center of New York. She is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist and holds a master degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. She is also a hypnotherapist certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). Rachel has been a course leader for American Management Association and a private consultant for executives. She has been trained by Jack Canfield to facilitate self-esteem trainings. Her specialization areas include: Performance anxiety, Sexuality, Life Transitions, Addictions and Healthy Lifestyles including weight control, sleep and exercise.
In addition to NLP, she includes Thought Field Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Self-Relations in her therapeutic repertoire. Rachel is also authorized and endorsed by NLP Comprehensive to conduct Core Transformation© workshops. Rachel has written numerous articles for Anchor Point magazine. Read an interview with Rachel here.
Rachel is sought after as a presenter on NLP and Communication. Some of her recent clients have been the International Coach Federation (ICF), RogenSI, Uventures and Equinox.
Steven Leeds, M.A.. LMHC, NYS licensed mental health counselor, who holds masters degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Secondary Education is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Steven, who is co-director and co-founder of The NLP Center of New York began studying NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis in 1981 with John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Leslie Cameron Bandler and Virginia Satir. He has also studied extensively with Stephen Gilligan and Jack Canfield. For over 25 years, Steven has designed and conducted NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis training in the United States, Europe and South America. He conducted the first Swiss NLP Certification Training in Zurich, Switzerland.
Steven has been teaching NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Post Master Practitioner and Trainer Training as well as the Ericksonian Hypnosis Certification Training since 1986. Steven is also authorized and endorsed by NLP Comprehensive to conduct Core Transformation© seminars. Steven is a founding member of the International Association of NLP and is certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH).
Steven and Rachel are committed to living and modeling a healthy lifestyle and have been regularly practicing Bikram Yoga since 2006.
Photos of Steven and Rachel by Jerry Hermann
Joshua I. Davis, Ph.D., who earned his doctorate in Social Psychology from Columbia University, has recently accepted a position as the Director of Research and Education for the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global leadership institute devoted to translating neuroscience and psychology research into application for leadership. He will remain on the faculty in the department of psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University as an adjunct professor, teaching Emotion and Self-Regulation.
At the NLP Center of New York, Josh is a member of the training staff, and teaches brief topic specific courses, on either public speaking or goal follow through. Both have received excellent reviews. Josh has been speaking publicly for over a decade, ranging from leading small discussions, to teaching highschool and college, to presenting to 100s of people at scientific or business conferences.He has helped numerous students over the years to become comfortable speaking, come to enjoy the process, and build mastery. He loves the arts of teaching, speaking, and NLP, and thus looks forward to taking a new journey with the students every time.
Paul E. Dunn, Psy.D., is a Certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP. Paul is a Senior District Sales Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked for a Fortune 100 company for over 22 years and has managed sales teams for the last 14 years. Besides his career in sales management, Paul is a licensed psychologist who works as a therapist, coach, and NLP trainer. In addition to teaching some of our NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner classes, Paul has developed our NLP Sales Mastery Course which aims at increasing participants’ selling skills through the application on NLP.
Robert Schwartz, M.A. is a certified trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP. Robert has trained in NLP, hypnotherapy and coaching since 1995. He has a Bachelors degree in Jazz Improvisation, a Masters degree in Architecture and taught guitar at New York University for five years. Robert currently teaches workshops and works as both coach and hypnotherapist. Many of his coaching clients are artists and professionals.
Leilani D. Siri, M.D. is a certified trainer and Master Practitioner in NLP. Her professional career include private practice in internal medicine and twenty-four years as a health and safety executive in a Fortune 20 company where she implemented a variety of compliance procedures utilizing NLP principles. Since her recent retirement, she has focused on the application of NLP in charitable, non-profit organizations to manifest desired sustainable C-hange, improving H-ealth, positive I-nfluence, and fulfilling P-rosperity. In addition to training at the NLP Center of New York, she is a Life and Executive Coach and hypnotherapist.
Trudy Raschkind Steinfeld, B. is a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is a research associate with the Impact Analysis and Strategies Group at Yale University’s Child Study Center. A writer and editor, she is also an education and health care staff developer whose workshops for teachers, students, and hospital personnel include communication, rapport, and mediation skills; stress management; overcoming test/performance anxiety and writer’s/artist’s “blocks”; and creative writing. In addition, Trudy is a trained musician who sang professionally for many years.
Gail Heimberg is a certified trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP. Gail’s early training in human development and psychology has led to careers in education, business and technology. Gail has developed and led seminars for educational institutions, businesses and for individuals seeking change. She has led groups for Weight Watchers for the general public and businesses. While receiving her training at The NLP Center of New York, she has also studied with Stephen Gilligan, Robert Dilts and Steve Andreas. In addition, Gail uses NLP in her computer consulting business, teaching people how to use technology to transform their work and lives.