Brian Van der Horst Short Biography
Brian Van der Horst has been an executive coach and consultant since 1977, and an NLP trainer and psychotherapist since 1984 when he began to live and work in Europe, based in Paris where he founded The Integral Perspectives Group Repère, an international NLP training institute, with two French consultants, designing and teaching practitioner and master practitioner certification programs for more than 10,000 people world-wide. In 1994, he founded a coaching school, and has certified around 300 coaches.
A founding member and Chief Facilitator, Europe, for Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute. In the past few years, he has held positions such as Director, Program Development for Renaissance2, and Associate Director for Dirigeants and Partenaires, in Paris. Previously he was director of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Center for Advanced Studies in San Francisco, an international NLP training institute, designing and teaching practitioner and master practitioner certification programs, and specializing in NLP applications for business, psycho-neuro-immunology, and intercultural communication, Before that he was a consultant with Stanford Research Institute in the Values and Lifestyles Program of the Strategic Environments Group.
Van der Horst has taught at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California; The University of California in Sonoma; the University of Paris XIV, and XIII; and Apple University, France; and has given seminars in NLP and intercultural communication for MBA students at the Sorbonne, the International Management Institute , in Paris, and at the Institut d'Administration des Enterprises in Aix-en-Provence. He has initiated team-building and long-term management training seminars in Moscow, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and various sites in Indonesia; along with 10 countries in the European Community for more than a 100 multi-national companies including Apple France, HP, The European Investment Bank, Lufthansa, Michelin, Siemens, Sodexho, Castorama, Thomson and BMW.
He has worked in journalism as an editor for New Realities, Practical Psychology, Playboy, and The Village Voice. The author of the books, Folk Music in America, Rock Music, and The Outcome Strategy; and over 1,000 magazine and newspaper articles, he has also been an acquisitions editor for J.P. Tarcher Books, Houghton-Mifflin, and hosted a television program in San Francisco. He currently writes for Intelligence-- The Future of Computing, and Integral Leadership Review, as Paris Bureau Chief for both publications.
Before this time, Van der Horst was originally trained in marine biology, but shortly after attending Duke University, worked in the entertainment industry for 10 years, serving as Vice-President of the Cannon Group, and as Director of Advertising and Publicity for Atlantic Records. Van der Horst has been listed in Who’s Who in the World since 1994, and Who’s Who in America since 2007.
• Who's Who in America 2007 listing for Brian Van Der Horst. Here
• Who's Who in the World 1999 listing for Brian Van Der Horst. Originally published in 1989. Here
Standford Research Institute
• First publication of concept of the organization as a learning system. Cover Image
Some References and Recommendations for Brian Van der Horst
(updated September 2016)
"Brian provided a very valuable service to my company over several years because he was able to be a very effective bridge between the Silicon Valley where my client companies were headquartered and their emerging leaders in their French operations. The fact that Brian lived and worked in the heartland of high technology gives him knowledge and perspective of the mindset and values of the home base of the world's most significant technology companies. At the same time, his knowledge of France and of organizational psychology allowed him to aid his clients to succeed in their unique world. And, as a bonus, he was a delight as a colleague."
“I’m happy to note that Brian Van der Horst, a co-editor of the “Integral Vision” project , and a founding member of the Integral Institute, has begun making available this vision and its applications to Europe through a newly-formed network of trainers, consultants, coaches and therapists aimed at developing an all-level, all-quadrant approach.
“Given Brian’s knowledge of the four-quadrant AQAL model, I’m sure that the quality of their attempts will correspond to the standards I’ve appreciated among the many people working with the Integral Vision. Given his experience in the field of training and consulting, I’m sure he will help translate my work into applications that can help people evolve, honor, and integrate a maximal amount of research from the natural and systemic sciences with what can be learned from psychological, spiritual, management, and inter-cultural studies.”
“Brian was my executive coach for two years and really helped me to regain motivation to progress in my professional projects and to better enjoy my personal life. I have really appreciated our work together. He understands what the issues are in a sight and his support rapidly translates in important and long-lasting progresses.
“I would recommend him for anyone who wishes to have coaching in terms of their business, professional, and personal outcomes.”
« Je connais Brian Van Der Horst depuis bientôt vingt ans. J’ai toujours apprécié, son sens de l’humain, ses qualités pédagogiques dans l’enseignement, son savoir faire pour le coaching et la thérapie. Brian est un pionnier, Il a été un des premiers à introduire en France l’enseignement de disciplines nouvelles notamment la programmation neurolinguistique... Ses capacités à enseigner et à pratiquer ces disciplines ne sont plus à prouver. Plusieurs centaines de personnes ont été formées par lui et lui sont bien reconnaissants. »
“Brian Van der Horst's wide range of experience and talent makes him one of the most creative trainers I've ever met. Both his writing and coaching radiate the natural facility he has for communication. Brian is a true pioneer in the field of human development.”
--Arielle Essex, author of Compassionate Coaching: How to Heal Your Life & Make Miracles Happen and Practical Miracles: Choices that heal and build resilience, has worked as a healer for over 25 years, practicing various forms of complementary medicine and specializing in mind-body psychology.
“I’ve known Brian Van der Horst for several decades and during that time I have watched him excel at any number of different executive and consulting opportunities. I’ve been particularly impressed with his editorial work over the years. He is currently a Contributing Editor and the Paris correspondent for my newsletter: INTELLIGENCE – The Future of Computing. In all the work he has done for the newsletter he has been imaginative, perceptive and creative. He always fulfills assignments and provides copy-ready materials for us in a timely manner.
“Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to watch Brian in many of the trainings he has done and been able to speak to those who have completed his trainings and benefited from what he has offered. Brian is a fine, articulate and charming public speaker. He ability to hold an audience and to capture the essence of often complex materials in a comprehensible way has made him particularly effective.
“On a personal level, over these many years I have always found Brian to be ethical, honest and perceptive. I think he would be a sterling addition to any organization in an executive and/or consulting capacity. I can give him the highest of recommendations.Please contact me further for any information that I could additionally provide on his behalf.”
"Je suis formateur et coach, auteur d'ouvrages de management et de vidéos, ancien Associé Dirigeant de Repère et cofondateur du IETI, l'Institut Européen des Techniques d'Influence.
Je recommande très fortement Brian Van Der Horst que j'ai connu chez Repère en 1999. En tant qu'Associé puis Associé Dirigeant jusqu'en 2004, co enseignant chez Supelec en 2011. J'ai pu apprécier ses compétences de Leader, de Formateur, de Consultant et de Coach. Je l'ai très souvent vu faire preuve de clarté de raisonnement, de puissance de travail, de créativité et d'intuition. Il possède des qualités rares d'engagement, de finesse de pensée, et d'empathie. Centré sur les besoins et attentes du client, il sait créer le rapport optimal et amener avec simplicité et humour son client vers l'atteinte de son objectif. Avec Brian Van Der Horst, tout devient atteignable et apparemment facile à mettre en œuvre.
Il sait aider ses collaborateurs, stagiaires et clients à atteindre puis dépasser leurs Rêves."
“Brian van der Horst has been a friend of mine for about twenty years. He is a great professional, dedicated and committed to personal and professional development. I have seen him train NLP and with humour, compassion and brilliance. I thoroughly recommend him for work personal or corporate wherever change, transition and development is needed.”
“Brian Van der Horst is a truly exceptional, versatile professional, with vast experience in many fields, including journalism, publishing, marketing, publicity, management consulting, marine biology, therapy and neuro-linguistic programming.
“I had the privilege to work with Brian Van der Horst as my Editor, on my first book “Master and The Green-Eyed Hope” – and this collaboration resulted in the book receiving two awards shortly after its publication, at the San Francisco and New York Book Festivals. Brian Van der Horst is the most knowledgeable, caring and supportive, highly experienced and skilled Editor, and I am honored and happy to recommend him highly to anyone who seeks the best.”
« J’ai eu la chance d’être formé et certifié Praticien puis Master NLP par Brian Van der Horst de 1985 à 1987.
« Brian a fortement contribué à l’intégration des méthodes et outils de la NLP en respectant ce que j’étais, avec mes travers et mes qualités. Au-delà des acquis techniques, il nous a interpellé sur nos valeurs, nos projets de vie et notre éthique. Certes, j’ai pu animer des séminaires sur cette matière auprès de nombreux cadres et dirigeants, et surtout j’en garde des effets bénéfiques sur ma vie. Je précise que Brian nous avait fait travaillé à plusieurs reprises sur toutes les facettes du cadre d’objectif, qui de mon point de vue, est une fabuleuse approche pour construire l’avenir et traverser sans trop de dégâts les malheurs de la vie. La pédagogie de Brian était à la fois directive et élégante. Il nous invitait à pratiquer sérieusement les outils de la NLP tout en y ajoutant notre « grain de sel ». J’ai découvert au fur et à mesure de nos travaux que mon « obsession primaire » consistait à vouloir apprendre de tout en permanence, ce qui me sert encore aujourd’hui.
« Vous aurez compris, en lisant ces lignes, que ma rencontre avec Brian Van der Horst fut l’un des éléments de mon bonheur. »
“This statement attests that Brian Van der Horst has been an executive coach and consultant since 1977, and business trainer and psychotherapist since 1984. Based in Paris where he founded The Integral Perspectives Group Repère, an international training institute. He has been working with two French consultants, To date, more than 10,000 people world-wide have participated in these programs. In 1994, he founded a coaching school, and certified more than 300 "life coaches" around the world.
“Van der Horst has been a founding member and Chief Facilitator in Europe, for Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute. Previously the director of the NLP Center for Advanced Studies in San Francisco, an international NLP training institute, he has also worked as a consultant with Stanford Research Institute in the Values and Lifestyles Program of the Strategic Environments Group.
“Van der Horst has taught at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California; The University of California in Sonoma; the University of Paris XIV, and XIII; and Apple University, France; He has conducted seminars in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and intercultural communication for MBA students at the Sorbonne, the Internal Management Institute in Paris, and at the Institut d'Administration des Enterprises in Aix-en-Provence. He has initiated team-building and long-term management training seminars in Moscow, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, and various sites in Indonesia; along with 10 countries in the European Community.
“In journalism he has worked as an editor for New Realities, Practical Psychology, Playboy, and The Village Voice. His is the author of several books including Folk Music in America, Rock Music, and The Outcome Strategy; and over 1,000 magazine and newspaper articles. He has also been an acquisitions editor for J.P. Tarcher Books, Houghton-Mifflin, and hosted a television program in San Francisco. He currently writes for Intelligence, a newsletter on neuro-computing, and the Integral Leadership Review and has been listed in Who’s Who in the World since 1994, and Who’s Who in America since 2007.”