It has been an interesting time for me to join the NLP Conference Committee, as it really is ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO! The sheer volume of work involved isn’t quite as apparent on the surface, especially considering that every committee member also has a full time job to do as well. Everyone involved continues to show such amazing commitment and resilience to achieve our desired outcome; it’s truly inspiring to be a part of.
Why did I volunteer my time? Let me tell you… I’m relatively new to the NLP community and have only just qualified as a Master Practitioner, so I’m still in the honeymoon phase (does it ever end?!) and I can’t get enough of it! To me NLP is the most incredible knowledge that I have ever encountered. I believe it has the potential to create a level of personal empowerment, which can free individuals from the constraints and difficulties that all too often keep us feeling small and insignificant, to a place where our true potential and purpose can surface, in order to be of tangible impact for greater good in this world. So, as you can see, I am a big picture thinker, which can come in handy when organising a conference! Being an active part in this community is very important to me. This coupled with my previous experience in project and event management is my ‘WHY’.
The conference is an amazing opportunity to bring together like-minded individuals to connect and share their experiences, ideas, knowledge and advancements/extensions in the field of NLP. I wanted to bring my skills into the mix to contribute to ensuring each and every one of you has an experience that you will walk away from feeling refreshed, enriched, inspired and connected.
There is a lot more work still to do behind the scenes, however, things are coming together nicely. We have now sold all of the exhibition stands and Rapport advertising space, so get in quickly for next time! We have also secured a charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support for the Awards Charity Gala. If you haven’t already, please do purchase your tickets and/or sponsor one of the awards to contribute to this incredible charity and help us celebrate the difference being made with NLP in the wider community.
I’ve no doubt all of our efforts will be rewarded with a very successful event and I’m really looking forward to seeing all of you enjoying yourselves and experiencing that connected feeling of community spirit.
By Gemma Harley