Mr. Dilts has been a developer, author, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)—a model of human behavior, learning and communication—since its creation in 1975 by John Grinder and Richard Bandler.
A long time student and colleague of both Grinder and Bandler, Mr. Dilts also studied personally with Milton H. Erickson, M.D., and Gregory Bateson. In addition to spearheading the applications of NLP to education, creativity, health, and leadership, his personal contributions to the field of NLP include much of the seminal work on the NLP techniques of Strategies and Belief Systems, and the development of what has become known as ‘Systemic NLP’.
Some of his techniques and models include: Reimprinting, Integration of Conflicting Beliefs, Sleight of Mouth Patterns, The Spelling Strategy, The Allergy Technique, Neuro-Logical Levels, The Belief Change Cycle, Generative NLP Patterns, the Unified Field Theory for NLP and many others.
He is the principle author of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Vol. I (with John Grinder, Richard Bandler and Judith DeLozier, 1980), which serves as the standard reference text for the field, and has authored numerous other books on NLP. Changing Belief Systems with NLP (1990) and Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well Being (with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith, 1990) describe his
work in changing limiting beliefs and creating functional belief systems.
Tools for Dreamers (with Todd Epstein and Robert W. Dilts, 1991) and Skills for the Future (with Gino Bonissone, 1993), explore the applications of NLP to
manage and enhance creativity. Effective Presentation Skills (1994) covers the key skills necessary for successful public speaking. Strategies of Genius Vols. I–III (1994-1995), apply the tools of NLP to model the thinking
processes of important historical figures; including Aristotle, Sherlock Holmes, Disney, Mozart, Einstein, Freud, Leonardo and Nikola Tesla. Dynamic Learning (with Todd Epstein, 1995), explores the development of effective strategies for learning and teaching. Visionary Leadership Skills (1996), studies tools and skills necessary for “creating a world to which people want
Tools of the Spirit (with Robert McDonald, 1997), explores how NLP principles and processes may be used to encourage and enhance spiritual growth and development. Modeling with NLP (1998) covers the tools and skills for modeling the behavior of exceptional people, illustrating the application of NLP modeling procedures to the study of effective leadership ability.
Sleight of Mouth (1999) describes the set of verbal reframing patterns he developed to conversationally influence beliefs. Dilts’ recent work, the Encyclopedia of Systemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding (with Judith DeLozier, 2000), provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, including its wide range of applications, techniques and influences.
Recognized internationally as one of the foremost developers, trainers and practitioners of NLP, Mr. Dilts has done consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety of professional groups and organizations. Past
sponsors and clients include Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, The World Bank, Alitalia, Telecom Italia, Lucasfilms Ltd., Ernst & Young, The American Society for Training and Development, The University of Miami School of Medicine, and all of the major NLP institutes. He has lectured extensively on NLP, making presentations and keynote addresses for The European Forum for Quality Management, The World Health Organization, Harvard University, The California Association of Special Education Teachers, The University of San Francisco School of Law and The National Tumor Institute of Italy.
Dilts was head of an extensive study of leadership skills, organizational values and creativity for Fiat, spanning more that a dozen years. He is currently an associate professor at the Fiat School of Management and project leader for their leadership development program in the USA. Dilts also headed and a project with the State Railway of Italy involving organizational learning and communication skills for trainers, instructors and presenters. He has developed a certification program for NLP and systemic thinking skills for the management development group of IBM Europe, and supervised the design of Tools for Living, the behavior management portion of the program used by Weight Watcher’s International.
Dilts is a co-developer (with his brother John Dilts) of the Success Factor ModelingTM process, a method to identify and transfer the critical success factors necessary to promote effective entrepreneurial activities within both new and traditional companies, by analyzing crucial patterns of business practices and behavioral skills used by successful individuals, teams and companies. The Dilts’ apply the Success Factor ModelingTM process through their consulting company, Dilts Strategy Group, LLC and their investment fund, Dilts Technology Fund. The mission of the Dilts Strategy Group is to bring together proven business criteria with strategic knowledge, through the
Success Factor ModelingTM process to support companies’ growth and development on many levels. DSG’s services include: modeling, training, consulting,
coaching and hosting seminars in the application of the Success Factor ModelingTM process to groups and organizations throughout the world.
Dilts Capital Partners, LLC manages private equity venture funds focused on investing in emerging growth technology companies with a global focus. In addition to providing funding, the principals of Dilts Capital Partners become intimately involved in the Fund’s portfolio companies by offering strategic advice at the Board level as well as implementing their Success Factor ModelingTM process through extensive coaching and mentoring. Dilts Capital Partners’ $50–75 million venture fund, Dilts Technology Partners, L.P., is being launched in the late Summer of 2000.
In 1982 Mr. Dilts co-founded the Dynamic Learning Center with the late Todd Epstein. In 1991 He and Epstein (together with Judith DeLozier and Teresa Epstein) established NLP University, which provides a full range of basic and advanced NLP training. He and Epstein were also the founders of Dynamic Learning Publications and The Academy of Behavioral Technology.
Dilts is also a co-founder (with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith) of the Institute for Advanced Studies of Health (IASH). IASH is a non-profit organization, established in 1994, which supports research and networking relating to the application of Systemic NLP methods to the area of health. As part of this mission, IASH provides administration for The NLP World Health Community and
Health Certification Training. IASH maintains an international directory of certified NLP Health Practitioners.
In 1981 Mr. Dilts established Behavioral Engineering, a computer software company using NLP concepts to create interactive computer products for education, training and personal development. He is the author of over two
dozen computer programs including Spelling Strategy and Math Strategy, Typing Strategy and Mind Master—a unique computer interface utilizing the electrical activity of the skin to allow the computer to respond to a person's thought patterns. The Mind Master was featured in two television documentaries on computer aid to the handicapped and an interactive theater production at Expo
86. Mr. Dilts is also the co-inventor of a unique biofeedback device known as the
NeuroLink, which simultaneously monitors and records activity in heart rate, body temperature and the electrical activity on the left and right sides of the body. Dilts’ State Enhancement Coach software combines these key
measurements of nervous system activity with artificial intelligence and NLP methods and principles to help people achieve optimal states of health, learning and personal performance. The NeuroLink was the core technology for the MindDrive products marketed by The Other 90%.
Other organizations founded or co-founded by Dilts include the Global NLP Training and Consulting Community (GTC) and Systemic Solutions International (SSI). Systemic Solutions International was established in order to help companies and organizations define and achieve desired states through NLP based tools and methods. Its mission is to provide the materials and the support necessary to promote effective and ecological change in social systems. The vision of the Global NLP Training and Consulting Community is that of a worldwide network of competent trainers, consultants, developers and sponsors who share the mission of bringing the presuppositions and practices of NLP to social systems, organizations, groups and individuals.
From 1979-1981 Mr. Dilts was Vice President and Director of Research for NOT Ltd. Division of Training and Research in NLP where he helped design the curriculum and testing procedures for the first NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner certification programs with Leslie Cameron-Bandler-Lebeau, David Gordon and Maribeth Meyers-Anderson. Mr. Dilts has a degree in Behavioral Technology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He received the President's Undergraduate Fellowship in 1977 for research correlating eye movement and brain function conducted at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute in San Francisco.
1. Encyclopedia of Systemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding, co-authored with Judith DeLozier, NLP University Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 2000.
2. Sleight of Mouth: The Magic of Conversational Belief Change, Meta
Publications, Capitola, CA, 1999.
3. Modeling With NLP, Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1998.
4. Tools of the Spirit, co-authored with Robert McDonald, Meta Publications,
Capitola, CA, 1997.
5. Visionary Leadership Skills: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong; Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1996.
6. Dynamic Learning; co-authored with Todd Epstein, Meta Publications,
Capitola, CA, 1995.
7. Strategies of Genius Volumes I, II & III; Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1994-1995.
8. Effective Presentation Skills; Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1994.
9. Skills for the Future; (with Gino Bonissone); Meta Publications, Capitola,
10. Cognitive Patterns of Jesus of Nazareth; Dynamic Learning Publications,
Ben Lomond, CA, 1992
11. Tools For Dreamers: Strategies of Creativity and the Structure of Innovation, co-authored with Todd Epstein and Robert W. Dilts, Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1991.
12. Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-Being, co-authored with Tim Hallbom and
Suzi Smith, Metamorphous Press, Portland, OR, 1990.
13. Changing Belief Systems with NLP, Meta Publications, Capitola, CA,1990.
14. Applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Meta Publications, Capitola,
15. Roots of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1983.
16. Neuro-Linguistic Programming: The Study of the Structure of Subjective Experience, Volume I ; co-authored with John Grinder, Richard Bandler, and Judith DeLozier, Meta Publications, Capitola, CA, 1980.
17. Research and NLP; The Health Attractor Journal, September 1999, Salt Lake
18. Transderivational Morphology; Anchor Point, May, 1999, Salt Lake City, UT.
19. The Evolution of Perceptual Positions; co-authored with Judith DeLozier,
Anchor Point, September 1998, Salt Lake City, UT.
20. NLP and Intellectual Property; Anchor Point, December 1997, Salt Lake
21. Time Lines; Anchor Point, October 1997, Salt Lake City, UT.
22. The Process of Reimprinting; Anchor Point, July & August 1997, Salt Lake
23. Map and Territory; co-authored with Judith DeLozier, Anchor Point, May &
June 1997, Salt Lake City, UT.
24. Darwin’s Thinking Path; Anchor Point, November 1996, Salt Lake City, UT.
25. Thought Viruses, Mental Maps and Health; Anchor Point, March-April 1996,
Salt Lake City, UT.
26. Modeling the Wisdom of Jesus; Anchor Point, February 1996, Salt Lake City, UT.
27. Bringing Light Into The Darkness: The Principle of Positive Intention; Anchor Point, December 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
28. Dynamic Assessment; Anchor Point, October 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
29. NLP, Self-Organization and Strategies of Change Management; Anchor Point,
July 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
30. NLP and Self-Organization Theory; Anchor Point, June 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
31. Applications of NLP in Health: Overview of the Seven C’s Model; Anchor
Point, August 1992, Salt Lake City, UT
32. Moshe Feldenkrais: NLP of the Body, 1990, Dynamic Learning Publications, Ben Lomond, CA.
33. NLP & Life Extension: Modeling Longevity, co-authored with Jaap Hollander, 1990, Dynamic Learning Publications, Ben Lomond, CA.
34. NLP in Training Groups, co-authored with Todd Epstein, 1989, Dynamic Learning Publications, Ben Lomond, CA.
35. Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Family Therapy; co-authored with J.D. Green, in Family Counseling and Therapy ; Horne & Olsen editors, 1982, Peacock
Publishers, Inc., Itasca, IL.
36. Let NLP Work for You, Real Estate Today , February, 1982, Volume 15,
37. Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Organizational Development, 1979,
Organizational Development Network Conference Presentation Papers, New York, NY.
38. Neuro-Linguistic Programming: A New Psychotherapy, 1978, Realities
Conference Presentation Papers, San Francisco, CA.
39. Success Factor Modeling—Patterns of Successful Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, co-authored with John Dilts (expected Fall 2000).
40. Sleight of Mouth: Volume II—The Language of Leadership and Social Change,
(expected Winter, 2001).
41. The Handbook of NLP New Coding, co-authored with Judith DeLozier (expected
42. Creating New Pathways to Health and Well-Being, co-authored with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith, (expected Fall 2001).
43. Strategies of Genius Volume IV; Bateson, Erickson, Feldenkrais (expected
44. Healing Patterns of Jesus of Nazareth (expected Summer 2002).
45. Addictions, Compulsions and Identity, co-Authored with Todd Epstein,
(expected Fall, 2002).
46. Strategies of Genius Volume V; Women Geniuses (expected Spring 2003)
47. Systemic NLP: A Unified Field Theory (expected Fall, 2003).
ROBERT B. DILTS
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BIRTH DATE: March 21, 1955