Robert also, after working with the chronically mentally ill for over a decade, developed a model known as the “Structure of Upset”. He has been dedicated to the art and science of helping others improve their lives for over 20 years.
A Board Certified Hypnotist, Certified Instructor of Hypnosis through the National Guild of Hypnotists, trainer, and partner with NLP Institute of California, former President of the Master Hypnotist Society, and founder of The Hypnotist Academy, Robert has created award-winning Hypnosis programs that are proven and road tested.
In 2009, he was awarded the #1 Smoking Cessation Practitioner in world by Smoke Free International. At that time, they were the leading provider of Smoking Cessation Hypnosis Instruction.
Even though he still works in the clinic with clients 1-on-1 most days, he also teaches at two of the largest Hypnosis Conventions each year, co-trains the Practitioner, Master Practitioner in NLP, and WealthyMind™ Program with Tim Hallbom, Kris Hallbom and Suzi Smith, and mentors working Hypnotists & Coaches in the US and abroad to build a successful business.
Robert is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Certified Hypnosis Trainer, NLP trainer, coach, and consultant. He has worked exclusively as a coach, consultant, hypnotist, and trainer for over 13 years.
In 2016 Robert was hired as a senior NLP Trainer to co-train the NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Wealthy Mind, Dynamic Spin, and Trainers Training with Tim & Kris Hallbom. He is also a Trainer and Specialist with Trauma
After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1994, Robert began studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) informally while working as a case manager with the chronically mentally ill. It was there he discovered a passion for helping others.
He started studying NLP formally in 1998 as a student at NLP of California, where he was later certified and began working as an assistant over the next several years to deepen his understanding of NLP and what it could do.
His curiosity leads him to notice recurring patterns of behavior his clients would cycle through over and over again, particularly when they became upset. Because of this, he began to observe ‘how specifically’ individuals got themselves upset. After modeling this for several years he developed the Structure of Upset, which has since become a keystone to the Stress Reduction Made Simple program.
In 2002, Robert opened up Leapahead Coaching & Consulting, which later branched into three main companies; Bay Area Hypnosis Center, The Hypnotist Academy & Professionals Edge, all located in San Carlos, CA.
At the Bay Area Hypnosis Center, he and his staff specialize in Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation, Stress, and Sports Improvement. His clinic generally sees 50+ clients a week.
In 2012 he founded The Hypnotist Academy (a subsidiary) to provide on-going training and mentoring for Hypnotists and Coaches in the healing arts.
In 2016 Robert was hired as a senior NLP Trainer to co-train the NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Wealthy Mind, Dynamic Spin, and Trainers Training with Tim & Kris Hallbom.
In 2018, Robert was given the honor to become Co-Training Director at NLP Institute of California. He is now the head trainer at NLP Institute of California and in charge of developing new programs and training’s that support our mission to discover what works in the realms of human effectiveness, change, interpersonal communications, and systemic thinking and we want to share it with others.
Professionals Edge, his corporate brand, offers coaching services & programs to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 Companies in the areas of personality profiling, communication, sales, negotiation, and marketing.
His corporate programs have been featured at many of the top Silicon Valley Companies such as
Oracle, NEC, Corporate GAP, General Dynamics, Electronic Arts, REACH Fitness, and United American Bank.
He and his team have helped thousands of people change unwanted habits, improve individual and team performance, save time, reduce costs and increase well-being using hypnosis & NLP.
He enjoys helping companies meet wellness goals, reduces health care costs, and increase their overall performance.