Testimonials for Nick Kemp

Business testimonials for Nick Kemp

“Everybody enjoyed the course immensely and I would like to thank you for guiding us through a very useful and insightful two days.

Great feedback and lots of good work done after the course as well.”

Jacqueline de Rojas

Vice President McAfee UK and Ireland

“We wanted to help our staff consider that there is more than one response to a given situation, and help them explore a range of possibilities in terms of reactions. Alongside that is the awareness of the power and effect of language to help increase rapport, not only with colleagues, but with our customers.

Feedback from Nick’s work was impressive, in the highly regulated world of insurance we do have to operate to a script when talking to customers to meet FSA requirements; however we are now looking at the specific words we use.

Additionally our staff are more aware of their ‘state’ as a major factor in improving our ability to perform tasks, and how to seek to control this.”

Sue Lewis
Operations Manager Towergate Partnership Ltd

“I’ve been in the retail business for eight years and have had a lot of success until this year, when retail hit a low point. After a major upsizing last year, sales weren’t covering overheads and the business couldnt’ve survived. I brought in the services of Nick Kemp for advise on areas that we could change to get customers back through the doors again.

After a friendly, informal chat over breakfast outside of my shop, Nick suggested loads of things to attract more customers into the shop, like simply adding more colour to the window! This alone increased customer traffic dramatically.

After seeing Nick and implementing just a few of his ideas, within ONE week, the business completely turned around! And to think, I’ve only implemented about 10% of the ideas so far! Now, it’s a case of finding out just how much money the shop can make! Fun times!

If you are looking for a way to increase sales and efficiency in your business, I can whole-heartedly recommend Nick Kemp as a Business Consultant.”

Julie Lingard
MD AQ/AQ Fashion

“Having worked with Nick Kemp on various projects over several years I am fully aware of the unique skills he possesses, and he was my first port of call when I set about building a telesales team. From the outset his thinking process and training methodology were far superior to any I have encountered in my 14 years of sales. He has the ability to break everything down to a simplistic level. We successfully took 18 people with no experience or discernable skills and within a three day period produced sales staff that have and still are achieving target on a daily basis. Nicks ability to communicate on all levels was truly tested and yet he succeeded. We continue to train new staff with Nick’s bespoke training package, whilst continually assessing and updating existing staff’s skills. As a company we have never missed a sales target, this has been achieved through consistent input from Nick Kemp. He adds strength to our company and is viewed as a team member by all the staff. I see Nick as part of our continued growth and success and am convinced that without his original input and ideas we would not be where we are today.”

Andrew Horner Glister, MD

Clarity Leeds

“As a thought leader in the IT Security industry most would consider being a good speaker as key, whilst true – the ability to listen and engage customers utilising their language & style is the true skill. Nick Kemp has truly opened my eyes as to how conversational skills can really change the way I interact with people. It has without doubt improved my communication skills in business and given me new confidence!”

Greg Day Director

“Our Business is one of the most progressive companies in the UK at exporting beverages. We are the single largest exporter of British ales in the UK, trading in over 50 countries and over 150 importers.

As we look to grow our business, communication on the phone is a huge part of making this growth occur through sales and effective relationship building.

One day with Nick Kemp has completely revolutionised the manner in which we talk to our customers and suppliers.

We achieved all the goals for the day but the session also acted as a good team building exercise as it was hugely interactive and great fun also.

I would have no qualms recommending Nick to any business no matter how small or large, it will be a game changer ”

David Davies

Managing Director at Sovereign Beverage

Testimonials from Therapeutic Professionals for Nick Kemp

“I’ve watched the work of Fritz Perls, Anna Freud, Carl Rogers, Moshe Feldenkrais, Alexander Lowen, and a few more of the “names” in the psychotherapy field. Your clinical work surpasses some of them now, at a comparatively young age. Given your passion for clinical learning, love of people and creative spirit, I suspect I’ll be dropping your name onto that list of recognized “names” in the psychotherapy field one day.”

Frank Bourke Ph.D

Executive Director of the NLP Research and Recognition Project, former lecturer Cornell University and researcher London University

“Nick Kemp makes Provocative Therapy accessible to NLP trained coaches and therapists. My recommendation is to get his DVD set from the workshop in Boulder Colorado, watch DVD number 6 – an excellent example of what can be done – and then go back to the beginning and learn how he does it. You may be surprised how much of NLP already depends on provocation! “

Richard Bolstad

International NLP Trainer, Psychotherapist

“Unassuming and yet beneath that quite persona there is a depth of knowledge and integrity. Very likable and easily approachable, Nick has that magical knack of making people feel good and his methodology is so easily understood that his workshops are refreshingly effective. I will recommend Nick to anyone wanting to have the tools for a better life.”

Dr A Abraham India

“I have known Nick Kemp for a number of years as both personal friend and mentor… no one has done more to promote Frank Farrelly and his highly effective treatment modality of “Provocative Therapy” than Nick Kemp. In 2004 when both myself and Nick met Frank Farrelly for the first time, the only readily available material was the classic 1973 book, “Provocative Therapy.” Since that meeting, Nick and Frank have become firm friends and there is no doubt the rest of us have benefitted enormously from this unique relationship. Now with numerous audio and DVD training products produced and promoted by Nick Kemp, Frank Farrelly’s work is more readily accessible than ever before.

With this is mind, I had the very great pleasure of attending Nick’s first “Provocative Change Works” course in Leeds. Having extensively studied Provocative Therapy and seen Frank work one-to-one sessions live with clients on several occasions, I was astonished at the level of expertise demonstrated on the stage. I have no doubt that with his modelling skills, Nick Kemp has managed to “get” the PT model in its entirety. Watching Nick interact with his clients left me in no doubt that he is the very embodiment of Frank’s humour, wit, skill and flexibility. I suspect that anyone familiar with Frank Farrelly’s style of working will get that spine tingling sense of familiarity when watching Nick work and that the mantle of Frank’s ground breaking work has truely found its lineage, and his experience and dedication to detail makes him one of the best trainers and change work therapists in the UK today.”

Andrew T Austin

Therapist and Author

“I have been in a stupor of laughter in Boulder, seeing you at work. What I found was that I unconsciously copied your amazed silent look at the client. I found your combination of provocation and trance fresh and I very much appreciated the way you have structured the didactics of provocative work(s). To practice and demonstrate provocative work is totally different from teaching it. A demo is not yet a course: and you provided me with the tools that bring something that is very much a matter of creative flow into structure with the help of your icons. You were excellent in motivating the students to overcome their inhibitions and free their flow on behalf of the client.”

Lucas Derks

Social psychologist, trainer and researcher

“Do you know Nick Kemp? – (he is) exceptionally bright, and I have immensely enjoyed communicating…The kind of exchanges that I have been having… are the kind of activities that I think can really advance the field. He has modeled two different simple processes which are part of his Provocative Change Works™ set of tools for working with anxiety and other strong emotions that I have found enormously useful in working with clients. He has also modeled the different patterns in Frank Farrelly’s Provocative Therapy so that they are easy to learn. In addition, he is everything you might wish for in a colleague – available, creative, and eager to discuss ideas and learn as well as teach.”

Steve Andreas

NLP Developer and Author

Private Client Testimonials for Nick Kemp

“Thank you for Friday I did feel a lot better when I came out!”

Vicky S (treated for jealousy)

Dear Nick “My son is doing so well after having had two sessions with you . The change in him is remarkable. I contacted you in desperation November 2006, He had just been released from Young Offenders Institute for a crime he committed whilst intoxicated, a crime he couldn’t even remember, after his release he was so sad because he knew and I did that it would only be a matter of days before he would take a drink. ONE drink for he is not really possible, after one he can’t stop till he is unconscious. I asked if you could get him in to see you before Christmas as I knew if something didn’t change by then he could end up dead. He came to you the first time on the 15th December and to date has been sober!!! But more than that, hes actually taking pride in himself again , he’s exercising and actually planning the future. I honestly think its saved his life over the festive (Drinking) season! I heard him on the phone this morning telling one of his drinking friends “… I’m keeping fit now! …”

Thanks so much.


“I attended this session because I had a speaking engagement in the USA in following month, and was anxious about giving as good a speech as possible. I knew there would be around 10,000 people present, and I knew I would have to be unscripted, and without the ‘mechanics’ of presentation such as notes and power point. I also knew the expectation was that I would draw heavily on my own experience, and be able to move my audience.

The session with Nick helped me in several different ways. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, it highlighted my awareness of the power of my own state when delivering the speech. This meant I had a crucial reference point to return to at the actual point of delivery, and which Nick helped me anchor into my consciousness.

Secondly, Nick helped me become aware of the larger location of my feelings in my body, so I was able when speaking to again return to a more relaxed, less anxious and more expansive speaking style. This allowed me to speak from the heart without hesitation. Thirdly, Nick talked me through certain techniques in terms of public speaking and stance which increased my confidence and sense of groundedness. He also introduced ways of accessing states which I associated with feeling strong and open, and helped me understand the energetics of these states. The fact that the session was recorded, and I could reinforce its work by re-experiencing its work was also enormously helpful.

I gave the speech – and managed to say what I needed to say, how I wanted to say it, to between 10,000 and 12,000 people – and afterwards received overwhelmingly positive feedback on what I had done. The session with Nick was enormously helpful in achieving this.”

S James

Contact Details

Nick sees clients in his Leeds and Manchester clinics by appointment as well as by Skype Nick Kemp

e-mail info@nickkemp.com to request an appointment

Skype – Provocativechangeworks

Tel 01274 622994