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Private sessions of hypnosis and NLP

You can choose whether to have your sessions in person, or by Skype or 'phone in the comfort of your own home.  And yes, sessions by Skype or phone work just as well as face-to-face sessions - and in some cases, better!

How many sessions you will need depends on your unique situation. After eleven years of full-time experience, we recommend a minimum of four sessions for anything. 

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Training courses in hypnosis, NLP and business with Louise J Goddard

Train to be a hypnotist, a life coach and NLP Practitioner

Do love helping people? Fancy a change of career?
Want to be your own boss and help people make positive changes in their lives? 'Help a person get back to work after years of depression and/or anxiety?
Assist eliminating unhealthy addictions like smoking?

These are just a very few examples of the great many areas you could help people make changes in their lives.

​Train to be a Master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Certified Hypnotist with us and you will be certified through a recognised board for each:
National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)  and National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NFNLP) 

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Louise J Goddard Hypnosis and NLP Instructor, Author of Confidence Matters

Louise J Goddard MSc CHt M.NLP

Credentials specifically in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis:

  • Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP (certified through the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming) 
  • Certified Hypnotherapist (certified through the American Board Of Hypnotherapy) 
  • Certified Hypnotist (trained and certified by an NGH Certified Instructor)
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Communications Skills Specialist
  • Certified Weight Loss Coach 
  • Certified member in good standing of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)
  • NGH Certified Hypnosis Instructor and NFNLP Instructor of NLP

A little about Louise J Goddard...

The Ottawa Citizen 2011


This full page article on Louise J Goddard's work by seasoned journalist Bruce Deachman went the length and breadth of Canada
in all of the Postmedia Network newspapers, including even larger newspapers such as the Montreal Gazette.

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The Glengarry News 2011


Interview with Louise J Goddard by editor Steve Warburton about the valuable work assisting Canadians and people all around the world.

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Cornwall Standard Freeholder 2010

Cornwall Standard Freeholder article on Louise J Goddard

Article which provides some detail of an interview with Louise J Goddard dispelling some of the myths associated with hypnosis.

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Daily Gleaner Fredericton NB

Sports section: Hypnotist and NLP Practitioner helps athletes

Sports editor Bruce Hallihan explains how hypnosis and NLP with Louise Goddard can help you reach your potential in sports, plus discusses her book Confidence Matters - a hardcover book full of confidence-boosting suggestions and NLP exercises.

If you keep your copies of the Daily Gleaner or you want to find it online, the article was featured on Sat 5th May 2018.


Personal background

Education and interests


Home life
Canadian by birth Louise J. Goddard is happily married and currently resides with her family near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

A little of her career background and interests

Since graduating from the University of Sheffield, England with a triple honours degree in Russian, German and French, followed by two years successfully studying Law at Leeds Business School, she has coached and taught people from all over the world, from various walks of life - from Belgian nuclear physicists to Swiss financiers to Brazilian advertising execs to Finnish paper engineers. Louise is described by former employers and past and present clients as a passionate and gifted teacher.

As well as almost a decade in a career of success coaching through NLP and hypnosis, she has enjoyed two other careers, namely, in education and in Information Technology. She worked for four years in IT for a major multi-national IT company at various locations all over the world, most interestingly, in Silicon Valley, California and at the BBC in London, England. 

She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, specialising in network security, Certified Web Site Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), a Certified Novell Administrator and Microsoft Certified Trainer to name but a few IT designations. 

Adding to the long list of academic achievement and to complement her legal knowledge and decade of practical business experience running her own business, is a Masters of Science (MSc) in Business and Management, which includes Finance, Strategic Management, Leadership, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, and Project Management, etc at university Masters degree level. 

While you can view a free 10 page preview of her latest book, Confidence Matters on Lulu, Louise's upcoming book on Authentic Leadership will be ready in the spring/summer 2019.

International teaching experience and having lived and worked in ten countries - and visited many more - have given her firsthand experience in communicating with a wide variety of cultures and nationalities..

As well as NLP coaching and Hypnosis, you can also find her teaching large classes of young adults on their Business and Business IT program diploma courses at colleges in Montreal. Quebec, plus  developing her own online and self-paced audio-visual courses using e-learning software, and from time to time, at one or more colleges or in-company, i.e. at the students' place of work. Currently in 2019, she is finishing writing two books: on Emotional Intelligence in the context of academic management, and on NLP for effective communication in business/the workplace.

Additional to many years' teaching face-to-face, for seven years (2001-2008), she was also Senior Online/ eLearning tutor to approx 1500 trainee teachers all over the globe during their distance learning, e-learning course, instructing them during their studies leading to a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, plus ESP including Teaching English for Business & for Academic Purposes. 

She supervised new teacher-trainers during their probation period. She also approved learning materials to be used and proof-read new additions to the course and assessment processes. 

This experience of teaching and supporting people at a distance using Internet technology, i.e. training people who may be the other side of the world using various software programs, has provided a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for successfully facilitating personal development in individual clients and in thousands of attendees of her webinars/teleseminars all over the world. 

Louise is Canadian/British. For those for whom it's important, we include the following information: although born in Canada and therefore a Canadian, she has a clear, Southern English accent, i.e. from the south of England. 


Louise has a great many interests: overseas travel, going hiking and running with her husband and German Shepherd, enjoying nature, taking photos of wildlife, health and fitness activities like Tae Bo or other high-impact workouts five times a week, photography, cooking, eating the delicious food that her husband - a chef and restaurant manager - prepares for her :), learning new things, teaching, course development and learning using fun software like Camtasia and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in technology, health, the power of the mind; working with people through hypnosis and the science of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) to recognise and utilise the resources they have within them to make positive changes in their thinking, attitude, behaviour, learning ability, their health and thus their lives in general. 

Recent Projects


Busy enough teaching college business programs full time in Montreal, Louise also carves out time to finish writing her latest book on effective business communication which draws on her expertise as a linguist, a communicator, coach, and NLP Master Instructor, ranging from explaining how to communicate effectively in today's instant, technology-based communication to the use of emotional intelligence to rapport-building.

Projects 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 -->

Louise J. Goddard shares a few nuggets of her expertise in her book, Confidence Matters which helps anyone be confident anywhere with anyone using down-to-earth NLP-based exercises and NLP techniques which she's adapted for individual use. This book is available for purchase on Lulu and Amazon, plus it's available to borrow at the following public libraries in Canada: Calgary AB, Guelph, ON, and Fredericton, NB. 

This book is currently (2019) in the hands of a publishing house in New York, and will also be available in bricks and mortar bookstores in the future.

Just to clarify, this a real hold-it-in-your-hands, 'tangible' book! In other words, one with paper pages that you turn - yourself! No clicking involved. 

Currently, there are no plans whatsoever to convert this beautiful hardcover 356 page book to an e-book :) however the publishing company may do so.

Former projects of note: 

NHL Hockey: having worked with NHL coaches (2010/11). Goals is to build on that experience and will re-open negotiations with NHL coaches and players' agents concerning the efficacy of using NLP and Hypnosis for sport 

for the 2012/13 season.

Curriculum Development/ Online Instructional Design: Louise Goddard was requested specifically to create a curriculum on Law, Ethics and Professional Practice in Success Coaching

Operating with integrity in all areas of my life is of the utmost importance to me, so I was pleased and honoured when Algonquin college, a major college in Ottawa, requested that I write and design an online Law, Ethics and Professional Practice course for a trainee coaches' elearning program in 2010.

Louise Goddard Myers-Briggs Test Result 

(from tests taken regularly over time)


"ENTJs are among the rarest of types, accounting for about 2–5% of those who are formally tested.They tend to be self-driven, motivating, energetic, assertive, confident, and competitive. They generally take a big-picture view and build a long-term strategy. 

They typically know what they want and may mobilize others to help them attain their goals.  

ENTJs are often sought out as leaders due to an innate ability to direct groups of people."

(Taken from Wikipedia)

"ENTJ Temperament : Portrait of a Field Marshal

Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and definition it is the marshalling or situational organizing role that reaches the highest development in the Field marshal. 

As this kind of role is practiced some contingency organizing is necessary, so that the second suit of the Field marshal’s intellect is devising contingency plans. Structural and functional engineering, though practiced in some degree in the course of organizational operations, tend to be not nearly as well developed and are soon outstripped by the rapidly growing skills in organizing. But it must be said that any kind of strategic exercise tends to bring added strength to engineering as well as organizing skills.

Hardly more than two percent of the total population, Field marshals are bound to lead others, and from an early age they can be observed taking command of groups. 

In some cases, they simply find themselves in charge of groups, and are mystified as to how this happened.  

The reason is that they have a strong natural urge to give structure and direction wherever they are - to harness people in the field and to direct them to achieve distant goals..."

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