BRIAN VAN DER HORST
                                             93 Ave. du General de Gaulle, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France

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General Background: Thirty years experience in management consulting, marketing and journalism. Twenty years as trainer, consultant and coach. Author of more than 1000 articles and three books. Innovator and developer of new educational products and business techniques. Since 2008, independent coach, writer, and psychotherapist in private practice

International Management, Consulting and Training

Paris, France

2007 to Present                                  

DIRIGEANTS ET PARTENAIRES Associate Director, Coaching & Training
Paris, France

2005 to 2007

INTEGRAL INSTITUTE European Chief Facilitator
Boulder, Colorado

2001 to 2004

REPERE, S.A. Director, Training and Consulting Services
Paris, France

1984 to 2003

  • Through co-founding Repère, S.A., was first American living in France to bring the communications technique of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to Europe. Today more than 330 French companies teach NLP.

  • Conceived, designed and taught 24-day Practitioner and Master Practitioner Programs in French for more than 6600 students.

  • Designed and taught Coaching Certification program.

  • Coached in leadership development programs for Siemens, European Investment Bank, Lufthansa, BMW/British Rover, Hewlett-Packard, among others.

  • Created programs for recruitment, high-performance management, inter-cultural communication and management.

  • Designed and taught in-house programs for French companies such as Apple Computers, Sodexho, Castorama, Thomson Electronics, Laboratoires Glaxo, Michelin, and the Ministère de la Recherche.

  • Integrated the different schools of NLP, i.e. John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Leslie Cameron-Bandler into a coherent international program.

  • Conceived and coordinated international speakers bureau presenting to French audiences John Grinder, Carol Erickson, Robert Dilts, Stanley Krippner, Charles Faulkner, Tamara Andreas, George Leonard, Paul Watzlawick, and many more.

  • Created model of intercultural competence and transcultural management.

  • Presented Lab Profile Recruitment and management model to French companies, where this model was successfully used to hire department managers and staff for 5,000 -10,000 employee corporations.

  • Co-designed and co-taught new Practitioner and Master Practitioner Certification programs with John Grinder.

THE NLP CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES President and Director, Training and Therapeutic Services
San Francisco, CA 1981 to 1990
  • Initiated start-up of international NLP training center with Leslie-Cameron Bandler, David Gordon, Micheal Lebeau and Lynne Conwell.

Santa Cruz, CA 1981
  • Consulted to Richard Bandler, et. al. on marketing and public relations. Created mailings for successful seminars.

Strategic Environment Center
Creative Consultant, Future Studies & Values and Lifestyles Programs
Menlo Park, CA 1980-1981
  • Analysed national seminar trainings industry and conceived and directed seminar program for SRI with national presentations for American Fortune 150 companies such as IBM, GE, Hyatt, General Motors, etc.

YOUNG & RUBICAM WEST Creative Consultant
San Francisco, CA 1979-1980
  • Conceived and wrote entire advertising campaign for ISU Insurance Company start-up, including collateral corporate publicity, entire print, radio, and television advertising campaign. Created campaigns for Merril Lynch, Proctor and Gamble, Maersk Lines.

San Anselmo, CA 1979
  • Produced marketing program, press events and collateral brochures for appearance for 3000 attendees which received national publicity. On-camera interviewer of Dalai Lama for video series.

Academic Posts:

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Chargé des Cours, Intercultural Management for MBA program
Paris, France


INSTITUT D'ADMINISTRATION DES ENTERPRISES Chargé des Cours, Intercultura Communication
Aix-en-Provence, France 1993-1997
  • Created and taught model of intercultural communication and management.

Paris, France 1988-1993
  • Presented models of NLP and intercultural communication to Paris VI, VIII and XII.

Paris, France 1987
  • Conceived and taught in-house programs on communication, negotiation and management.

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Instructor, Extended Education
Rohnert Park, CA 1980
  • Created and taught programs for creative writing, publishing and communication.

JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY Adjunct Faculty, Instructor
Orinda, CA 1979
  • Presented NLP and creative writing programs.


ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP. Director of Advertising and Public Relations
New York, NY November 1971 to April 1973
  • Was responsible for marketing 125 musical groups, including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young. Responsible for public launch of Bette Midler.

THE CANNON GROUP, INC. Vice President, Advertising and Publicity
New York, NY February 1970 to November 1971
  • Responsible for marketing more than 15 motion pictures per year, won eight national advertising awards including best campaign of the year for "Joe."

20TH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORP. National Publicity Coordinator
New York, NY. October 1967 to February 1970
  • Responsible for several positions including national magazine and trade publications. Responsible for launching "M*A*S*H" and other films, speech-writer for Darryl F. and Richard D. Zanuck.

New York, NY February 1966 to October 1967
  • Publicized films including "2001, A Space Odyssey," "The Dirty Dozen," "Blow-Up."

LOEW'S THEATRES Intown Director of Promotion
New York, NY

February 1965 to February 1966

Editorial / Journalism:

NLP WORLD Advisory Board Member, Contributor
Orzens, Switzerland

March 1994 to present

ANCHOR POINT Columnist, Contributor
Salt Lake City, UT

July 1992 to present

New York, NY

February 1984 to present

San Francisco, CA

February 1979 to January 1983

BRAIN/MIND BULLETIN Contributing Editor
Los Angeles, CA

February 1980 to January 1982

J.P. TARCHER / HOUGHTON MIFFLIN Northern California Editor
Los Angeles, CA

April 1979 to January 1982

San Francisco, CA

June 1979 to June 1982

Brookline Village, MA

February 1979 to March 1981

Chicago, IL

January 1975 to November 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE Staff Writer / Columnist
New York, NY

January 1974 to August 1977

1967 to 1979
  • Served as columnist for PRACTICAL PSYCHOLOGY and VIVA magazines, and as a freelance contributor to OMNI, PENTHOUSE, COSMOPOLITAN and CORONET. Previously was music editor for IN NEW YORK magazine, music critic for the WEST SIDE NEWS and the NY FREE PRESS and film critic for CIRCUS magazine.
Books Published:

Have published three books: The Outcome Strategy (2006),   Folk Music in America (1972) , and Rock Music (1973). Have contributed chapters published in Kundalini, Evolution and Enlightenment (1979), The Omni Book of the Paranormal & The Mind (1983), and Through the Gateway of the Heart (1985).

Areas of Special interest:

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: Have attended state of the art courses at the Intercultural Communication Institute, Portland, OR, in 1989. Member of SEITAR, and other organizations such as the American Counseling Association, the North American Association for NLP, and the Association for NLP in England. Was founding member of the French Association for NLP, and have lectured and written widely on intercultural communication issues and interventions. Have served as trainer for health and business professionals in France, England, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and Indonesia in addition to the US and Canada.

PSYCHOLOGY: My training in neuro-linguistic programming have included apprenticeships with Leslie Cameron-Bandler and Lynne Conwell, with emphasis on advanced training in meta programming and hypnosis; and a partnership with John Grinder oriented toward creating new models of NLP training. Professional memberships have included Association for Humanistic Psychology, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Founding fellow of the French Association for NLP. Fellow of International Association for NLP.

THE ARTS: Play several instruments, have lectured at colleges on ethnomusicology, have thorough working knowledge of stage, television, film and music production.

COGNITIVE SCIENCES, NEURO-BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE: As North Carolina Science Talent Search and Westinghouse Science Talent Search winner, I worked as a researcher in marine biology for Haskins Laboratories in New York; subsequently publishing in the Annals of the American Littoral Society. Have reported on a wide range of scientific topics including neuro-computing, psycho-neuro-immunology, and medicine.

Personal Data:
Languages fluent: English and French
Studied: Italian, German and Russian
Education: Duke University
Major: English
Minor: Science
New School for Social Research
Major: English
References: Furnished on request; see listing in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America, and .

Who's Who:
• 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

Apple University 
• Founding Professor of Apple University, France, 1987. Cover Image Article

Brian Van der horst,
Oct 30, 2010, 4:06 AM