I'm Mark Wood, and I am the owner and Director of My NLP Works Limited. I have extensive Training experience which is detailed below. I can offer both Training in NLP and Coaching, and I have a successful Coaching practice, where I assist people on a one to one basis. Please read on and find out a bit more about me!
Certified Trainer of NLP, Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy©, Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, NLP Master Coach.
So, I have started my own company. A new venture for me, and way outside my comfort zone! But where did I come from? Well, I was born at a very early age in the City of Stoke-on-Trent, in sunny Staffordshire. Stoke is made up of six towns which amalgamated to form the City. This was due to the number of residents, as there is no Cathedral.
I stared my working life at 18 years of age as an Engineering Apprentice at the Michelin Tyre Company in Stoke-on-Trent. I later transferred into the Laboratories, and became a Metallographer (Metallurgist). There are around 26 miles of different types of wire in the average car tyre! I completed my apprenticeship, and was then made redundant!
So, I applied for, and then joined Staffordshire Police, where I worked for almost 31 years fulfilling various roles, including General Patrol, Tactical Support Group, Law Trainer including a 3 year secondment at Ryton-on-Dunsmore, nr Coventry, (the Regional training Centre), Criminal Justice Support Unit, a Divisional Training Officer for 5 years, periods of working in Rural and Town stations, the Force Control Room, and finally at Cannock.
I had always said that upon retirement, I would look for opportunities in the Training sector, as I had almost 21 years of Training experience, including Course design and delivery, and Evaluation. I was responsible for the design of a course for Police Staff Investigative Officers within Chase Division as a Force and Home Office Pilot Scheme, and also for the delivery of that course. I then carried out a full level 3 evaluation in the following months. This also included design of a Portfolio of Evidence, the Force Orders, methods of evidence gathering, and the full Compliance with National Occupational Standards. For this work, I was awarded a Divisional Commanders' Commendation.
However, having found myself at a loose end in Retirement, I made contact with an old colleague from Ryton, and that's when my journey with The Taylored Life Company began. I had worked with Mark Taylor for three years at Ryton, and went on a two day Diploma in NLP course he was running with his wife, Nicky. From this came an opportunity to join their NLP Trainer Training in Birmingham. I had already qualified as a Practitioner and Master Practitioner with another company under the INLPTA banner in 2007 and 2008, so I was accepted onto the Trainer course, which I passed in August 2017, under the ABNLP school, and was certificated by Mark and Nicky. I believe that this has given me a unique perspective of NLP from both Traditional and New Code, which can only enhance the Training I deliver.
I am now enrolled onto Mark and Nicky's Master Trainer course, a super exciting adventure which will take around 5 years to complete, when I will become a Master Trainer.
My background has given me a solid foundation and expertise in training, which shows in my relaxed delivery and fun atmosphere in the training room, so you can be sure that you will receive nothing less than excellent trainings with myself, and you will have a great time too, meeting new friends and gaining new skills.
I look forward to meeting you, and helping to enhance your future.