Meet your 2016-2017 Leadership Team

The ABNLP Board of Management are elected to office for a one-year term at the Annual General Meeting held each June/July. The Leadership Team members volunteer their time and expertise for the Board and have a passion for NLP and a desire to help grow the NLP community in Australia.
Dr. Heidi Heron PsyD  


Heidi is a Certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and a principal trainer with the Australasian Institute of NLP. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of NLP and currently holds Clinical and Registered Trainer Membership within the ABNLP and is a clinical supervisor. Her qualifications beyond NLP include: Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, Bachelor of Arts – Communication, Masters in Adult Education and has completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Heidi was the 2008 & 2015 ABNLP Conference Coordinator, has held the position of Secretary with the ABNLP for two years and this is her sixth year as the Chairperson of the ABNLP.

Des Lowe



Having worked in senior positions in the corporate world for many years, Des is in a unique position to fully understand and appreciate different ‘realities’ of life. Since leaving the corporate world, he has studied and embraced NLP and become a Master Practitioner. He has also since set up his own coaching business. As part of his commitment to further community knowledge of NLP he joined the Board in 2011 as Secretary and held that role for 3 years before moving to the Vice-Chairperson role.

Tammy Biton

Tammy is a certified NLP Master Practictioner with a special interest in Health and Wellbeing. Tammy left the corporate world in 2008 to follow her passion for helping others to add years to their lives and live to their years. After looking for a way to help her Fitness and Weight Loss clients with the psychological and emotion issues, she added NLP to her toolkit in 2010. Since then she has started her own Wellbeing Coaching company. This is Tammy's first year on the board

and she holds the role of Treasurer and Trainer Liason.


Julie O'Brien


Julie O’Brien – Director of PLS Learning Solutions,  is a Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Trainer, Program Developer, and currently completely a diploma in counseling. Julie has coached emotional intelligence for several years and conducted effective communication workshops throughout various industries. She has a strong dedication to assisting people with change and personal development, and has a strong passion for educating our next generation of society and leaders.


Craig Woolven 


Coming Soon 

Samantha McDonald


Samantha McDonald is a Certified NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner, with over 11 years’ experience in the coaching field. She owns Dare Coaching & Seminars, and
Dare Coaching Academy, and trains people to become Master NLP Practitioners, Life Coaches and Workplace Coaches. She also coaches executives and business owners. Her greatest joy is helping people help other people (often by helping themselves first). She is the Membership Coordinator for ABNLP, and this is her third year on the Board.
Kylie Ryan


Coming Soon


Rik Schnabel


Coming Soon

Allyson Boneham 

 Coming Soon


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