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Rachel Paling

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Professional Certified Coach, Corporate & Private Language Coach, Creator of Neurolanguage Coaching®, Neuroscientist, Author & Keynote Speaker

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I have created a new concept called Neurolanguage Coaching®, based on the introduction of the principles of neuroscience as well as the structure and principles of coaching in the language learning process.

So who am I to say what Neurolanguage Coaching is?

I started teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults over 30 years ago. After obtaining a BA Honours in Law and Spanish (with distinction in spoken Spanish) at the University of Sheffield (UK), I went on to do a Masters in Human Rights and Democratization (EMA) at the University of Padua, Italy and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

I continued my studies and qualified as a UK Lawyer in 2003, but instead of pursuing a career as a lawyer, I decided to combine my teaching experience, my specialisation in business English and my legal knowledge to coach top executives across Europe.

The creation of this concept called Neurolanguage Coaching emerged through my own experience of teaching languages over the past 34 years. This combined with my own experience of learning languages, namely French, Spanish, Italian, German, and some Catalan, with basics of Arabic and Russian and a hunger to learn more, such as Chinese.

In March 2020, I completed my Masters in Applied Neuroscience and continue to study Neuroscience to develop and enhance my knowledge.

In addition, my own personal development as a life coach over the 9 years and my burning interest in what we are now discovering through modern neuroscience about the brain – and how the brain functions, reacts and learns – have all contributed to the creation of this concept and method.

Using this method, I have trained over 700 language teachers worldwide, certifying them as Neurolanguage Coaches – certified by taking our training courses which are some of the only language coaching certification courses in the world accredited by International Coach Federation USA.

I now deliver this course to teachers of all disciplines with a vision to transform and enhance the learning process.

The most fascinating driver for me has been seeing and experiencing better learning results from my own clients. Now, also the testimonials of many of the language teachers who have certified with me and become Neurolanguage coaches, are, in turn, witnessing better results from their clients.