Meet your 2017-2018 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

Since 1998 Heidi has been involved in field of NLP. She is a Certified NLP Master Trainer with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP, has run a successful NLP and Coaching Practice since 2000. She holds Trainer Membership and Clinical Professional Membership with the Australian Board of NLP, is a part of the NLP Global Leadership Summit and is a Registered Clinical Supervisor.  Authenticity, integrity and community are three words that may describe Heidi best. Her passion for NLP and the growth of the community within Australia are only rivalled by her love of her fur-child Honey the cat. Heidi was the 2008, 2015 and 2015 ABNLP Conference Coordinator, held the position of Secretary for the ABNLP starting in 2006 and has held the role of ABNLP Chairperson since 2008.


 Craig Woolven

The revelation of discovering NLP in 1997 saw Craig's career in Media, Technology and Corporate Management take a decidedly NLP infused turn. The subsequent 20 years has seen Craig work with some of Australia's largest Companies in Technology, Marketing, Change Management and Business Development through his personal Consultancy, Thoughts By Design. 

 Craig has been on the Leadership Team since 2013 and became Vice Chair in 2017.  

 Julie-Anne Morgan

Julie-Anne was introduced to the positively life-changing effects of NLP in 2003, and has since become a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer. Julie-Anne is a passionate advocate for NLP's wide spread benefits for personal health and well-being, relationships and business leadership. Within both the Corporate and Personal Coaching arenas, Julie-Anne draws upon NLP techniques to effectively help her clients gain clarity of their goals, develop their strategies, objectively solve problems, build authentic self-confidence, and forge strong genuine relationships.  Julie-Anne helped establish the ABNLP in 2004 as a founding member, Board Member (Treasurer and Workshop Coordinator) and now currently serves in the role of Treasurer.


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.
 BOARD MEMBER   Kylie Ryan


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BOARD MEMBER  Rik Schnabel

R!k Schnabel is an NLP and Life Coach Trainer with over 20,000 coaching and training hours. He lives on the Sapphire Coast of NSW with his wife and 2 daughters, nice and close to awesome waves. Yes! He loves to surf. He's married with 2 daughters and lives on the Sapphire Coast of NSW - nice and close to some awesome waves. As an author of 4 international best-selling books, he’s been in business for over 30 years and loves the mindset challenges that come with growing a business. He believes that we will look back at this time to discover that coaches and trainers were at the core of humanity’s evolution.

 BOARD MEMBER  Lauren Jobson

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