The WHATEVER LIFE THROWS training team is lead by Neil Almond, a well respected and sought after coach, trainer and consultant. He is also an ANLP Master Trainer of NLP. Neil has delivered projects for many of the UK’s top organisations, facilitated sessions in Downing Street (with both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown) and worked with industry leaders including Sir Richard Branson.
Outside of the training world, Neil is perhaps best known as the founder and Chief-Executive (1999-2008) of innovative youth charity K-Generation. Founded with a mission to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the youth sector, K-Generation (or Kikass as it was affectionately known) fast made a name for itself by using guerrilla and viral marketing techniques to breathe life into complex social issues.
Neil has trained NLP practitioners and coaches for the last seven years. His recent work includes the highly-respected Money Mastery programme which has trained over 2,500 money coaches. And was also head-coach and personal development expert for Stars of Science a pan-Arab reality TV that aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of Arab innovators.
Neil holds an MA in coaching and mentoring and is an NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, and NLP Master Trainer – certified to the exacting Association for NLP standards. He is also a certified and experienced firewalk instructor and a Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs.
He has delivered projects for top UK and international organisations and institutions, these include Virgin, Barclays, Levis, HBOS, Lloyds TSB, SunGard, Scottish Power, Channel 4, Live Nation, ALDAR, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance, Zain and O2 as well as the Financial Services Authority, the Home Office and COI.
Neil is an expert in the psychology of money and was recently appointed the University of Sussex Money Coach.
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