Meet your 2021-2022 Leadership Team

The NLPAA Board of Management are elected to office for a one-year term at the Annual General Meeting held each June/July. The Leadership Team members volunteer their time and expertise for the Board and have a passion for NLP and a desire to help grow the NLP community in Australia.
Vicki Laws

My passion for counselling is all inclusive. I work with individuals, couples and businesses. My experience in the corporate world and years of counselling individuals and couples gives me the solid foundations to specialise in areas that are important in both business and private life, such as effective communication, self-esteem, goal setting or overcoming hurdles which you face through-out life.

On a corporate level, having many years of management experience, I understand the importance of keeping staff skilled and empowered to achieve the best they can for themselves and your business. I run professional development and trainings designed specifically to my client’s needs. Conflict arises in all areas of life and as such my qualifications in mediation combined with my NLP skills allow me to highly effective in alternate dispute resolution.

I hold a BA Psychology, Diploma of Counselling, and a Cert IV in Analytic Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified Master NLP practitioner and hold additional qualifications in hypnosis. I am also a Nationally Accredited Mediator. My qualifications together with my life and business experience allow me to assist clients, their businesses or organisations in a most productive and effective way.

Everything I base my practice on is around three words Empower Achieve Fulfill.

Dr. Heidi Heron PsyD

Since 1998 Heidi has been involved in field of NLP. She is a Certified NLP Master Trainer with the Worldwide Institutes of NLP, has run a successful NLP and Coaching Practice since 2000. She holds Trainer Membership and Clinical Professional Membership with the Australian Board of NLP, is a part of the NLP Global Leadership Summit and is a Registered Clinical Supervisor.  Authenticity, integrity and community are three words that may describe Heidi best. Her passion for NLP and the growth of the community within Australia are only rivalled by her love of her fur-children Frankie & Grace (both cats). Heidi was the 2008, 2015 and 2015 NLPAA Conference Coordinator, held the position of Secretary for the NLPAA starting in 2006, Chairperson from 2008 to 2017, treasurer from 2017-2020 and now hold a co-chair position.

SECRETARY Kristy-Ann Waugh

Kristy-Ann is passionate about growth and development and has been coined an “Education Junkie” and alumni of the “University of Life” (UOL)!

She has a multidisciplinary business background spanning over twenty years in both public and private enterprise. Kristy-Ann has worked across several industries – including Government, Defence, Finance, Recruitment, Consulting, Training, Education and Utilities – domestically and internationally.

Kristy-Ann holds a Diploma of Business, is a student of Positive Psychology, a recognised Credentialed Advanced Practitioner of Coaching*, Certified Trainer, Consultant & Master Coach of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Certified Master Practitioner of TimeLine Therapy┬«, Certified Master Hypnotherapist (Clinical). She is an International Speaker and an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author.

She possesses an insatiable curiosity and unshakable optimism dedicated to ‘inspiring transformation’ and ‘empowering performance’ – moving clients from where they are to where they want to be in career, business and life.

TREASURER Craig Woolven

The revelation of discovering NLP in 1997 saw Craig's career in Media, Technology and Corporate Management take a decidedly NLP infused turn. The subsequent 20 years has seen Craig work with some of Australia's largest Companies in Technology, Marketing, Change Management and Business Development through his personal Consultancy, Thoughts By Design. 

Craig has been on the Leadership Team since 2013 and became Vice Chair in 2017, followed by Chair in 2018.


BOARD MEMBER Helen Luxford

Helen has over 20 years’ experience in human resources and professional development and has worked in various industries in Australia and the UK. Her passion is helping others be their best self and she started her coaching career in 2010.

She holds certifications in organisational coaching and various psychometric tools, but her ability to help others took off when she became an NLP Practitioner in 2017 and was inspired to continue her learning and become an NLP master in 2018.

She has a passion for people, is dedicated to her purpose of helping clients and truly believes that NLP is a gift that we should use to help others. Helen joined the NLPAA leadership team in 2020 and is excited about being able to contribute to the growth and development of our association.

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