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Advanced problem solving for coaches, therapists, personal change, and business by Nick Kemp

This is a 3-month online training that looks in detail into problem solving using the PCW (Provocative Change Works) model. The training is for anyone who has an interest in problem solving on any level in business, coaching, therapy, or personal change. This is about finding “the difference that makes the difference.”

When we talk about “problem solving” this could be in many areas of life, when we want to see something work better or find a way to achieve what seemed to not be possible. I worked for 15 years in business resolving business problems with groups and individuals and came to realise it’s all about what we do differently rather than repeating what has not worked to date. Essentially, we are looking to find the difference that makes the difference. This often means finding radically more expansive creative solutions and expanding our thinking.

What is included –

  • Identifying the ingredients that make the problem “the problem.”

  • Exploring how specific PCW stances provoke micro adjustments to allow new behaviours.

  • Exploration of metaphorical maps that create “stuck states” and how to provoke useful changes.

  • Advanced internal and external voice work to change behaviours.

  • Using the power of visualization and art to provoke state changes.

  • Deconstructing client sessions and identifying how to work in the here and now in an improvised manner

  • Working with influential language patterns conversationally to help shift client states.

  • Homework assignments and CPD to support the online group work.

Previous experience in PCW is not essential.

The training consists of 3 monthly online Zoom workshops on the following dates

9th October, 13th November, 11th December 2021

Sessions at 10am -3pm UK time. (recordings will be available should you not be able to make a particular session)



Price for 3 months £449

Book before 11th August to take advantage of our early booking fee – only £349

Alternately secure your place with a £100 deposit

More about Nick

Influenced by his work with Frank Farrelly, Nick Kemp has developed the distinctive and effective Provocative Change Works (PCW). Whether you are a coach, therapist, trainer, communicator, business person, or anyone who wants to personally develop Provocative Change Works can provide a valuable model of communication, problem solving and change.

Nick Kemp has been involved in the field of personal change for over thirty years, having studied many forms of communication and personal development, including Hypnosis, Provocative Therapy and NLP.  Between 1980 and 1998 he taught workshops on personal development. Nick works on a group and individual basis for professional and personal work. He runs a successful private practice, and also provides business trainings to companies by appointment. In 2004 Nick Kemp met Frank Farrelly, (creator of Provocative Therapy and influence on the creators of NLP) and began an intensive training with him to become one of a very small number of Farrelly internationally approved Provocative Therapy Trainers.

Nick and Frank became firm friends, co presenting at Provocative Therapy events as well as spending far too many hours watching classic movies at Nick’s home cinema in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Nick set up The Association for Provocative Therapy (AFPT), and released “Provocative Change Works for Phobias”, which was the first of a number of DVD sets with commentary from Frank Farrelly himself. As well as teaching classic Provocative Therapy (PCW), Nick has created his own Provocative Change Works approach which he teaches internationally as well as with private clients.

In 2006 Nick was a guest for 26 consecutive weeks on BBC Radio working with clients live on the air. Individuals would be invited to contact the show, and Nick would then work with them and they would then report back, all within the one hour time frame of the show itself.  In recent years he runs in house trainings for business as well as his own Provocative Change Works trainings for the public in Asia, USA and Europe



Nick has contributed a chapter on Provocative Change Works to “Innovations in NLP ” published by Crown House Publishing where he outlines how this approach can be used to produce lasting client change.  He also contributed to Steve Andreas’s “Transforming Negative Self Talk” explaining his voice tempo exercise for resolving anxiety problems. In 2013 he created the first ever PCW practitioner piloted to medics in Japan interested in his work.

As well as providing face to face PCW training workshops, in 2016, Nick started a unique one to one PCW development platform which provides training, coaching and support for those wanting to use PCW in their work.

Presented by Nick Kemp, creator of the Provocative Change Works model

The PCW model works equally well in coaching, personal development, business and therapeutic contexts. Provocative Change Works is all about excellence in communication and at the heart of this approach is finding what works in real life in a conversational jargon free approach. This is an interactive, fast paced training with an emphasis on discovering the difference that makes the difference. I’m currently teaching PCW in 15 countries around the globe.