Robert Dilts has a global reputation as a leading developer, author, coach, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP). Robert worked closely with NLP co-founders John Grinder and Richard Bandler at the time of its creation and also studied personally with Milton H. Erickson, M.D., and Gregory Bateson. Robert pioneered the applications of NLP to education, creativity, health, leadership, belief systems and the development of what has become known as Third Generation NLP. Robert has lectured extensively on the applications of NLP to a variety of issues, making presentations and keynote addresses for The United Nations, The World Health Organization, Harvard University, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Evolution of Psychotherapy Congress and The National Tumor Institute of Italy. In 1997 and 1998, Robert supervised the design of Tools for Living, the behavior management portion of the program currently used by Weight Watcher's International. In 2005, Robert created and implemented programs on communication and relational skills and patient empowerment tools for the National Health Group of Singapore. Robert has authored more than twenty books on a variety of topics relating to NLP and coaching. He is the principal author of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Vol. I, which serves as the standard reference text for the field, and has authored or co-authored numerous other books on NLP including Changing Belief Systems with NLP, Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well Being, Tools of the Spirit, From Coach to Awakener and NLP II: The Next Generation. Robert's recent book The Hero's Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (with Stephen Gilligan) is about how to how to embark on the path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your deepest calling, transform limiting beliefs and habits, heal emotional wounds and physical symptoms, deepen intimacy, and improve self-image.