NLP in the world - Interview Series

Gordana Kastrapeli – Croatia – From reducing allergies to improving communication skills!

There is reasons behind Talking4good meetup group being called NLP International… NLP is simply used around the world, and across languages. Today we jump to Croatia, and meet Gordana Kastrapeli. The president of the Croatian NLP association, Gordana works at Centar Format-in from Zagreb.

NLPintheworld1Talking4good (T4g): How did you come into contact with NLP?
Gordana: I was working on my health issues, severe allergies that were present almost permanently, regardless of season, and my GP, who was studying NLP, offered to experiment. We had already tried normal medicine and homoeopathy, so I said yes. Results were positively surprising, my GP had used submodalities work. Of course at that time I had no idea of the jargon… but I became curious and soon started my NLP education. This was in 2001.

T4g: What NLP qualification do you have?
Gordana: I’m NLP trainer, with additional education in NLP coaching. I’m also hypnotherapist and hypnosis trainer.

T4g: Which NLP association would your qualifications be accredited by?

T4g: Have you joined an NLP association?
Gordana: I’m currently the president of the Croatian NLP Association and I may join one or two more associations… thinking at the moment.

T4g: What do you expect from those various NLP associations?
Gordana: A good medium to exchange experiences, to network, and to cooperate between NLPers.

T4g: What do you like best in NLP?
Gordana: That it works! If you mean in terms of content, I would not be able to decide between linguistic, anchoring or submodalities <smile>.

T4g: What are you focusing with NLP at the moment?
Gordana: I do a lot of work on communication, presentation skills and personal growth. Everything I do is very applied to real life needs.

T4g: How is NLP present in Croatia?
Gordana: There is now more than 20 trainers, and it’s constantly growing field, and that’s good.

T4g: What opportunity do you have to meet with other NLP practitioners?
Gordana: Being a trainer, I meet regularly new NLpers and existing practitioners. I have the luxury to be the one organizing meetings <smile>. As president of the NLP association, it’s all about spreading the information.

T4g: What about NLP and research?
Gordana: I have not been involved in any research yet, but I am delighted this year for Croatia, as one Croatian researcher was at the NLP research conference in UK in July.

T4g: What would be your next step with NLP?
Gordana: Keep spreading the knowledge. I’ve just started the master trainer program, and I can’t wait to be training trainer in NLP. Let’s keep the momentum rolling!

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