How It All Began – Modelling and the Origins of NLP by Frank Pucelik

I am extremely excited to announce that we have managed to secure Frank Pucelik, a co creator of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Frank is coming all the way from Ukraine for this special one off talk. This is going to be amazing!!! 

How It All Began – Modelling and the Origins of NLP

Much has been said on the origins of NLP and on how it all started. Much of it is myth based on rumour and innuendo. What did actually happen and what role did modelling play?

John Grinder has recently co-edited a must-readbook on the early history of NLP. In it he says that Frank Pucelik was one of three co-creators of NLP and was there from the beginning. 

Frank is going to talk on the history of modelling in NLPand on what happened at the outset.

More importantly, Frank will also tell what modelling is and how Grinder’s approach differs from many of the other approaches popular today.

Frank Pucelik - business-trainer of international renown, he is on the list of Top-100 US business-trainers (according to Organizational Development Institute of USA), one of the three founders of neuro-linguistic programming, the author of a number of books on psychology and articles on personnel management, motivation, work with information. Mr. Frank Pucelik is the Professor of Interpersonal relationships department (Postgraduate school, Oklahoma City University, Norman, Oklahoma, USA –[masked]).

Mr. Pucelik works as a long-term consultant on the basis of Peace Corps since 1998 (USAID-sponsored program, which provides services of professional American business-consultants to Ukrainian companies). He regularly conducts seminars and takes part in educational conferences of such international students’ organizations like AIESEC, FLEX, JCI, SIFE, AEGEE etc.

Each year Frank Pucelik trains more than 2 000 middle- and top-managers of the most successful companies in the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia. Frank Pucelik supports five rehabilitation centers for youth with drug addiction; there are more centers to be open. He is constant speaker of top-ranked conferences, exhibitions, forums and other educational events in the Ukraine. 

Frank Pucelik provided training services to a large number of state and private agencies in both USA and CIS-countries. Among them are such companies, corporations and US states governments like: American Welding Society, Bank of America, Сhevron of Canada, Conoco USA, California, Oklahoma, Oklahoma University, Institute of Organizational Management of the USA, The Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Wickes International,  GHK Oil & Gas Production Company, Rockwell International. In the CIS countries Frank’s clients are: LukOil Volga, Cargill, Nemiroff, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Saatchi&Saatchi, Kharkov Biscuit factory, Stara Fortetsja, Sandora, Alef-Vinal, Olimp, Ideal, Fozzy, Rorus, Eltrans Plus, Constanta, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Universal bank, insurance company "Universalnaya", Galneftegaz, Morshinskaya, Castrol, Evroset, Swiss transport and shipping company AsstrA Associated Traffic AG  and many other companies. 

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  • Jolene c.

    Fascinating talk by a truly engaging and inspirational speaker.

    1 · June 29

  • Melanie H.

    I really enjoyed this meet up. It was very 'interesting'! Will definitely come to more. Meeting Frank was fantastic. Love Melanie x

    2 · June 28

  • Matt W.

    First half: Interesting to learn a some history. Second half:Meh .... not so much.

    1 · June 27

  • Mike

    Thought-provoking and interesting talk. Frank is truly passionate about sharing his knowledge and making it easy for the listener to assimilate and utilise that information. Thank you Frank, it was interesting listening and talking to you. And thank you too Matt for organising.

    2 · June 27

  • Raymond C.

    Great talk. Informative and fun. You don't hear that much about modelling with most NLP training. It's more about change work. Interesting to hear.

    2 · June 27

  • Eylem

    Awesome! Thanks Frank and Matt!

    4 · June 27

  • Susan

    Last minute emergency prevented me from going. Do you have a video recording by any chance? Hope it will be run again if not.

    1 · June 27

  • Murat

    It was very Amazing. Im going to take up courses on NLP.

    2 · June 27

  • Aleem G.

    Amazing, really enlighting and broken down simply, easily and places importance of modelling at forefront once again. Thanks

    2 · June 27

  • AyPee

    Frank never disappoints! His ability to explain simply and effectively is second to none.
    I learn so much from him

    3 · June 27

  • Chris H.

    Frankly inspirational - please excuse the pun ;)

    3 · June 27

  • Matt K.

    I am well aware just how lucky I am to get to be involved with this group. The talk tonight was simply brilliant.

    6 · June 26

  • May

    A brilliant presentation about the history of NLP by Frank Pucelik who created "Meta" along with Bandler and Grinder. Together they worked and modeled what greats such as Fritz Pearl and Milton Erikson where doing to bring about change and balancing for people. The metaphors Frank used to explain concepts were completely internalised. I recognise I was in the presence of a great thinker in the arena of human change. Probably the best short talk I have seen in some significant time. Thanks to Matt and Ay Pee for making it possible.

    4 · June 26

  • Ben

    An excellent evening. Hope to join another in the near future.

    3 · June 26

  • Ben

    An excellent evening. Hope to join another in the near future.

    1 · June 26

  • Maciej S.


    2 · June 26

  • Daniel J.

    I wanted to give them more money for this talk as it was so valuable. £6 was incredible value for such an amazing talk. Thanks Matt and Frank.

    2 · June 26

  • Mubashar

    Excellent. Loved it! Really fascinated and honoured to met Frank Pucelik and learn more of the background of NLP.
    Looking forward to many mpre Interesting Talks.

    2 · June 26

  • Dawn

    Outstanding! Excellent, articulate & master speaker on a subject that is often difficult to summarise, done good! Thanks Frank & thank you Matt for hosting another very interesting talk.

    3 · June 26

  • Raashmi

    Apologies, I won't be able to attend but hope everyone has a great evening.

    1 · June 26

  • AyPee

    It is my pleasure to know Frank as a friend.
    He is an exceptional man and I am so pleased that he will be taking time to talk to us.

    2 · June 3

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