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  • The 2nd Neurolanguage Coaching Conference

    This conference will be an opportunity to really explore how the learning process can be enhanced and what we, as educators, can do to achieve a better, faster and more efficient learning process with sustainable effects.
    Knowing what we now know about the brain and integrating new approaches, styles and techniques, we will explore and bring into discussion what could importantly alter and develop this era of neuroeducation that seemingly has begun.
    The 2nd Neurolanguage Coaching Conference will be an interesting forum to bring people interested in neuroscience and education together to share information relating to learning, coaching and neuroscience. This will enable an exchange of information, new insights, networking and brainstorming to take place.


    "A WOW experience!" Luciana Whizar Toscano


    "At the end of this conference, it felt a new chapter was opened for humanity to Educate and Learn in a different way" Irene Viglia Atton

  • Who is this conference perfect for?

    This forum will be of interest to all those who are connected to education, whether language education or any other area as well as private individuals and corporates interested to understand how to make the learning process more efficient in the workplace.
    This means HR Managers, learning and development, language educators, teachers, accredited Neurolanguage Coaches, non-accredited language coaches, neuroeducators and people interested in neuroscience and education.
    It’s 2 days of solid learning and discovery; the most valuable 2 days you could invest into your own personal development.

    What can I expect when I attend?

    You can expect there to be speeches and presentations relating to scientific research, the coaching world, the learning environment and language specific learning.


    Please note: All refreshments will be included throughout the 2-day conference, including a champagne and finger food reception on Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday afternoon.

    Accredited by the International Coach Federation

    This conference has been accredited by the International Coach Federation with 12 CCE(Continuing Coach Education) credits:

    • Core Competencies 3.5 credits
    • Resource Development: 8.5 credits

    Wednesday 2nd May, 6pm -8pm


    This first evening will be an opportunity to network and register for the conference. The participants may enjoy a champagne reception with finger food as well as the opportunity to get to know one another and receive the program for the conference.​​


  • When & Where?

    The 2nd Neurolanguage Coaching Conference will be held between Wednesday 2nd May – Friday 4th May 2018 at:


    Dynamic Earth

    112-116 Holyrood Road


    EH8 8AS

  • Come Trek with Andrew and Coach Lee


    You are invited to take part in a trekking experience with Lee, so that you can get the practical experience of how it is to be applying neuroscience in practical terms as well as motivation and drive to achieve.

    The trek will start at 10.00am at the bottom of Arthur´s Seat at the back of Dynamic Earth and will last approximately 3 hours to explore the extinct volcano of Edinburgh. Do bring appropriate shoes and clothes.

    This unique opportunity to trek with Lee, David and Andrew is a chance of a lifetime experience.


    Saturday 5th May - £50

  • And these are your experts....

    Rachel Paling

    Director of Efficient Language Coaching

    Rachel Marie Paling founded Efficient Language Coaching in 2008. Rachel started teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults over 20 years ago when she moved to Spain and lived there between 1983 and 1995. After obtaining a BA Honours in Law and Spanish (with distinction in spoken Spanish) at the University of Sheffield (UK) she then did a Masters in Human Rights and Democratization (EMA) at the University of Padua, Italy and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. She continued with her studies and qualified as a solicitor (UK Lawyer) in the year 2003, but instead of pursuing a career as a lawyer, she really wanted to combine her teaching experience, her specialisation in business English and her legal knowledge to create a new type of training and so Rachel decided to focus on specialised language coaching.


    From 2003 to 2009 Rachel was working as a freelance language coach across Europe, with principal business in both Germany and Italy, where she then perfected her Italian language and started learning German. Over these years Rachel then began her training as a “coach” and undertook an advanced diploma in Life Coaching and also did various training with Results Systems Coaching.


    Now based in Germany, Rachel is currently giving legal English coaching and business English coaching as well as language coaching workshops and seminars for all topics with specialisation in giving presentations and public speaking, business communication and English cultural training.


    Her clients include board members, executives, lawyers, politicians, journalists etc. Fascinated by the topic of languages, Rachel now speaks English, Spanish, Italian, German (ongoing),(rusty) French, has some knowledge of Catalan, basics of Arabic and Russian.


    This fascination with languages and language coaching has been the main inspiration for Rachel to create the first Language Coaching Certification course in the world to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For this course, she has written a comprehensive Language Coaching Manual and the course teaches how principles of traditional coaching, the neuroscience of learning and new language coaching models and tools created by Rachel are all used to form the ELC Language Coaching method, a method which brings neuroscience and coaching into language teaching/training.

    Richard Bentley, PCC

    Richard Bentley started working life as a journalist, followed by several years in public relations before establishing his own corporate communications consultancy. he first trained as a coach in 2000 and started his own coaching business, which included acquiring and holding the UK license for a global coaching skills training programme for nearly a decade.
    Over the past 15 years Richard has worked as an executive coach with a wide range of leaders in several different sectors – professional services, financial services, hotels, IT, manufacturing and not-for-profit.
    Perhaps because of his background in corporate communications and relationship counselling, his work as a coach is often focused on supporting those with leadership responsibilities to enhance their communications and relationship building impact.
    His accreditations as a coach include ICF Professional Certified Coach, Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coach, Results Certified ​Coach, and in Nancy Kline’s Thinking Partnerships.
    He is currently undertaking an MA Coaching at Warwick University in the UK, and has served on the International Coach Federation’s global board of directors.


    Irene Viglia Atton

    With a degree in International Business with languages and corporate experience in Multinational companies.

    Irene Viglia Atton has been teaching groups and coaching individuals since 2010. Believing in the importance of a clear and coherent communication she has been delivering information and teaching the science of the heart as well as the impact of leading a life from our very centre.


    Irene is a HeartMath® Trainer who presents all over the world information about the physiological activity of the Heart and its impact on personal performance, communication and in the decision making process in business and in personal lives as well as Director for the School of Images ® UK and Italy.


    Her work is the one to introduce and support individuals and groups to the concept of decision making and moving forward in life from a coherent, centred and aware focused point, clear of any stress, emotional tension and agitation with the objective to be successful.


    Russell Dalgleish

    As one of the most connected Scottish businessman, Russell is a high-profile influencer and connector, as well as a serial entrepreneur. He is the founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners as well as angel investor. In his earlier career he has held board leadership positions with International companies achieving turnover in excess of £200m.
    Russell believes that there is untapped potential within Scottish businesses which can be realised by encouraging an increase in international business and export. His passion for this subject was recognised by the Scottish Government who have appointed him to the Scottish Board of Trade.
    Today Russell sits on the boards on ten companies and organisations including Institute of Directors Scotland, Startedin and ScotlandIS. He is an active member of Merchant Company of Edinburgh , Asia Scotland Institute and supporter of organisations championing female business leaders Changing the Chemistry and the Association of Scottish Business Women.
    Regularly appearing on lists of top 100 most influential entrepreneurs, he was also recently named on the Maserati 100 – a list of Britain’s business leaders doing the most to promote and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
    An experienced speaker, Russell has delivered entrepreneur focused events in Abu Dhabi, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Shenzhen, China.
    Russell’s success has been commemorated in a number of ways, but most notably by sculptor Anthony Gormley. He was turned into a living statue, fully kilted, on a plinth in Trafalgar Square for charity.

    David Cameron


    David Cameron is an independent consultant undertaking a range of major projects and reviews and supporting national developments in Scotland, particularly the new Curriculum for Excellence, and delivering training across the UK and internationally. He chaired the innovative Education Partnership in York. He also continues to work directly in schools across the UK. David has a particular interest in creativity, innovation and research and has demonstrated that through work with a wide range of partners

    He was Director of Children’s Services in Stirling Council until August 2009. Prior to that, he was Head of Education in East Lothian. He was President of the Association of Directors of Education Scotland and has been involved with a range of national groups. David worked as a teacher and a senior manager in schools for several years and has wide experience in all areas of education.

    His passions are for education and opportunity. His commitment is to learning and the creation of better futures.

    Lee Camp​bell


    Sport and fitness have always been a part of Lee Campbell's life. For over 25 years, he has devoted himself to the health and fitness industry, and his method of bringing training back to basics has had a lasting impact on everyone he trains. It's this successful formula which keeps him in demand as he travels around Australia and overseas helping businesses integrate his training methods and passion for health into the lives of their employees. Lee bases his training on functional body training’; getting back to basics. His aim is to help clients achieve a healthy, functioning body, that is able to support them throughout their daily lives, maximising their health and prolonging their lives.


    To do this, he accesses their physical, mental and emotional needs by bonding with his clients and forming genuine friendships with mutual respect. Lee then pushes the client further in their physical training than they thought possible, using a mix of encouragement and ‘tough love’. Often the biggest boundaries are not the physical ones, but the mental and emotional ones people put in front of them. When Lee trains people, he likes to work out what makes them tick and his ability to do this so well, has propelled his success as a fitness trainer. He knows that to get through to someone, he needs to understand their personality, their dreams and relating to them on a level that will work for that individual.


    In late 2012 Lee formally launched the Canberra base for his successful health and wellbeing business, B.FIRM. Approaching health and well-being through the lens of holistic health, B.FIRM’s philosophy is bedded in teaching and building on individual and community health and well-being knowledge by creating impactful programs and using encouragement and positive influence as tools for change. B.FIRM’s clients cover a broad spectrum of the community and include large corporate organisations and their employees, high-profile and celebrity clients, people experiencing personal and life challenges of all forms, whether it be cerebral palsy, low self-esteem or a life crisis, hard-core obstacle trainers, professional sporting teams and people seeking healthier lifestyles.


    Andrew Short

    Andrew has cerebral palsy.


    Andrew was born in Griffith NSW in 1979. After attending a “normal” preschool, he attended Kalinda School from 1985 to 1986. In 1987 Andrew and his family moved to Canberra where he attended Hartley Street Centre from 1987 to 1989. In 1990 he attended the Woden School. At the end of 1992 he transferred to Lyneham High where he spent two years making the transition from the special unit to mainstream classes and by 1995 he had fully transitioned to mainstream classes. In 1997 he attended Hawker College completing years 11 and 12. In 2004 he completed a Diploma of Community Development at CIT. Sadly in 2012, his mother passed away, this had a profound effect on Andrew. In 2013 he went on to complete a Bachelor of Theology from Charles Sturt University. That same year he began his Masters of Disability Studies at Flinders University and is continuing his studies while working at Papandrea Partners.


    Some of his remarkable training adventures include completing the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb in 2013 and Tough Mudder in 2014. During Tough Mudder, he successfully completed most of the obstacles using his sports wheelchair. In 2015 he hiked around the base of Uluru. It was a hot morning of 40-degree heat and took him around 4 hours to walk around the rock, this was an awe inspiring experience for Andy and he did not realise just how big it was. In 2016 he completed a section of the Kokoda trail which was the toughest physical challenge of his life. He wanted to give up half way but he would not let himself, nor would the people hiking with him. He couldn’t believe he had made it.


    In June 2017 Andrew walked the Great Wall of China. For more on Andrew follow the link below:




    Thomas Feiner, BCIA CN

    Thomas Feiner is the Director of the Institute for EEG Neurofeedback (IFEN), which he founded in 2008. In addition to high-quality education and training, his institute is involved in a number of research projects, focusing on topics such as optimal health, learning and consciousness.

    In his Munich Center for Neurofeedback, he treats people with chronic diseases such as depression, anxiety and ADHD with the modern Neurofeedback protocols. He is an accredited neurofeedback trainer of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and has been Certified in Neurofeedback since 2011.

    In addition, Thomas Feiner uses the quantitative EEG to develop special analytical tools for brain imaging methods used in brain and consciousness research. One of the goals is to help people make better choices. Mr. Feiner collaborates with Pennstate University and research labs worldwide. Together in the team of the neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza (author of the bestseller, "You are The Placebo"), he is working on the research of EEG waves in the field of stress medicine, disease prevention and meditation.

    In 2017 he founded the Institute for Neuromeditation, which is also devoted to research into the medicinal and psychophysiological effects of meditation. The purpose is also to utilize the EEG to identify deeper states of consciousness through measurements. This data will then help to learn the techniques of meditation more quickly and efficiently, and to enable a more efficient achievement of goals in health and personal performance without stress.

    Luca Lampariello

    Luca Lampariello has been studying foreign languages for over 20 years. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome and attended the Higher Institute of Interpretation and Translation in Paris.


    He is fluent in ten languages and has coached hundreds of students using an original system of study to develop native-like pronunciation and syntactic capacity. Since 2008, his videos on YouTube and blog, The Polyglot Dream, have attracted thousands of followers and language learners all around the world. He has his own company called LinguaCore, which he founded in 2015 and which produces revolutionising language learning video courses.

    Faye Allen

    MindUP™ Curriculum Development and Training Lead: Teacher

    Faye is a graduate ​from the University of Leeds in French and Spanish and a qualified teacher with six years of experience. Faye is a class teacher and has been teaching MindUP™ since 2013, successfully implementing and leading the programme in two Inner city primary schools in London with children from diverse backgrounds.


    This year we are delighted that Faye joins The Hawn Foundation UK team as a secondee from Fielding Primary School, London. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise as an outstanding teacher to her role of Training and Curriculum Lead. Faye is tasked with supporting MindUP™ training for schools and digital curriculum resource development.


    Faye is an expert in bringing MindUP™ to life in her classroom and embeds neuroscience and mindful awareness practices into daily teaching and learning throughout her school.

    Rachel Bailey

    MindUP™ Schools Partnership and Training Lead: Education Consultant

    Rachel has over 25 years’ experience working in education, including roles in teaching, senior leadership in schools, and as school improvement consultant for local authorities, regional government and education charities.


    Rachel brings a wealth of expertise and passion to her education consultancy roles, enabling students and staff to grow, learn and thrive within happy, successful, dynamic learning environments. As The Hawn Foundation’s Schools Partnership and Training lead, Rachel is tasked with developing and leading quality MindUP™ training and development for schools, along with facilitating networking opportunities and CPD for all MindUP™ leads in UK Schools

    Martha Simpson MSc, BSc, FCIPD, MAC

    Martha Simpson launched Martha Simpson Coaching in 2007 to work primarily with Leaders and Aspiring Leaders, with a special interest in women. Martha is the founding Director of Harvey McMillan Associates Ltd, a leadership development company working across sectors with a small group of quality Associates to deliver tailored leadership development for individuals, teams and organisations. For fun, she has a self-catering cottage in beautiful Pitmedden which offers a ‘get away from it all’ experience in a cosy cottage.

    For her Masters research she looked at the impact of coaching on women in senior roles. Curious about the lack of rigorous research into the impact of coaching at the time, she conducted a phenomenological study into the impact of a short coaching programme on women in senior roles. The outcomes led to a model of coaching impact, along with a clear indication of significant impact and sustainable change. The same approach in looking at a similar sized group of men remains to be done.

    Drawing on her experience of working as a CEO and Director, and her learning and reflection over the years with clients, she has been exploring the processes and patterns around conversation, communication, conflict and culture. This interest led to her training in Non Violent Communication, and becoming a qualified Employment and Workplace Mediator.

    As an insatiable learner, Martha’s practice of reading one professional/business book per month led her to the discovery of Judith E. Glaser’s work on Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ). The connections between the body of work around conversations/communication and all that we are now learning through neuroscience captured her interest. She began to use some of the tools and models with clients who found them extremely useful. Having listened to Judith speak about her lifelong study of conversations, Martha determined to undergo training with Judith if that ever became a possibility and fulfilled that aspiration by being in the first cohort globally to become Certified in C-IQ in January 2017. This enables her to add the C-IQ tools to enable clients to look at their conversational style, trust levels, and culture to her toolkit.

    Her work with leaders in the public sector has given her the opportunity to explore the usefulness of C-IQ within an Education setting. She has also used this work within Health, Social Care, an international aid organisation, and a number of private sector clients. She also runs open course introductory days to the work.

    Dimitris Zeppos


    He holds a PhD in Pedagogics (2008, University of Athens), a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics – Language Didactics (2001, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a Degree in Greek and German Language and Literature (1998, University of Athens). He teaches German at all levels of the Greek private (since 1983) and public (since 2001) education. Furthermore, he has taught German at the University Language Centre (2009, University of Athens) and the Greek Military Academy (2009 and 2010, Athens). ​Furthermore he is an Assistant Lecturer (Tutor) at the Hellenic Open University (since 2008). His scientific activities include papers and speeches at national and international educational forums, workshops and seminars for German Language teachers, examiners of the National Foreign Language Exam System (KPG) and newly employed public language teachers. He is currently involved, as an expert for German, in the development, conducting of seminars and piloting of the New National Foreign Language Curriculum, an ongoing project managed by the Pedagogical Institute. He furthermore participates in various research projects associated with the NNFLC. His research interests lie in the areas of foreign language teacher education, language didactics and pedagogical-didactical issues of modern technology in modern foreign language education at main-stream-level. He has published primary research on German as a Foreign Language at peer-reviewed journals and was scientific adviser for the Pan-Hellenic Association of GL-Teachers (PEKAGEPE).

    Stella Collins

    Stella Collins is Creative Director at Stellar Learning; transforming training particularly if it’s tough, technical or tortuous.


    Stella is the author of Kogan Page’s sellout book ‘Neuroscience for Learning and Development’ , translated into 3 other language, a Guide to Self Directed Learning; co-author of the Webinar Pocketbook and the Writing Skills Pocketbook as well as writing for online and printed magazines and journals.

    She has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Human Communication, is a Fellow of the Insitute of Training and Occupational Learning and has a business background in the IT industry.


    Stella inspires audiences at learning conference in the UK, Europe and Africa, judges learning awards and is regularly invited to participate in round table discussions and international events. She is a contributor and consultant to the CIPD’s professional online qualifications and has regularly appeared on LearningnowTV since its inception.

    She has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by people asked to communicate tough or technical messages and applies neuroscience and psychology principles to finding practical solutions to real life issues. She also regularly designs and delivers training herself, so she knows that the principles she shares work in the real world and deliver genuine return on investment. Stella has trained over 1,000 learning professionals in brain friendly principles. She is currently learning Spanish using the best learning technique of immersion by moving to Spain.


    Stella’s company Stellar Learning consistently use the 'brain friendly' approach to consult on, design and deliver result based, sticky, learning programmes, underpinned by research but with a creative twist. They work with blue chip organisations, government departments, charities and award winning science and technology companies in the UK and internationally.


    Stella also founded the succesful Brain Friendly Learning Group, a network for learning professionals with an interest in the brain. Stella says 'There is no such thing as a boring topic - just boring training'.


    Contact Stella via www.stellarlearning.co.uk or follow her on twitter @stellacollins


  • Come Trek with Andrew and Coach Lee


    You are invited to take part in a trekking experience with Lee, so that you can get the practical experience of how it is to be applying neuroscience in practical terms as well as motivation and drive to achieve.

    The trek will start at 10.00am at the bottom of Arthur´s Seat at the back of Dynamic Earth and will last approximately 3 hours to explore the extinct volcano of Edinburgh. Do bring appropriate shoes and clothes.

    This unique opportunity to trek with Lee, David and Andrew is a chance of a lifetime experience.


    Saturday 5th May - £50

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  • Visiting Scotland

    The following links will be useful for those of you wishing to arrive earlier or stay later to see more of Scotland



    Visit Scotland - Things to see and do itineraries

  • Booking your stay in Edinburgh

    We have provided you with some hotel suggestions below, these hotels are located within walking distance to the NCC2018 venue in Edinburgh. If you need any further suggestions please get in touch with our team.

    Macdonald Holyrood

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    (NCC2018 Registration venue)

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    Lateral City Luxury Apartments

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