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NZANLP is a non-profit Incorporated Society run for its members by an annually elected committee. The Committee are all volunteers and are involved because we are passionate about NLP and want to see NLP thrive in New Zealand. Here is some more information about us:

Meet the Committee

Mel Abbott

I am passionate about NLP because it gave me my life back after 11 years of chronic illness! I now love using NLP to help other people recover.


I chose to be on the NZANLP committee because I wanted to find ways to grow the community - I really wanted to oversee the creation of this new website, network more with other similar organisations, and provide more online interest groups to keep our members engaged and supported.

If your question doesn't link directly to one the other committee member's specific areas below, then it might be  that you want to contact me:

Tony Yuile

Tony practices as a fulltime life coach in Wellington. He specialises in helping people master stress, overcome anxiety and lift depression. He is a Master Practitioner and a clinical hypnotherapist.


Prior to becoming a coach Tony enjoyed a long and successful accounting career in the private and public sectors.


Tony brings his accounting knowledge and experience to the role of Treasurer.


He is looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the Association. In his spare time Tony likes to write fiction and strum away on his ukulele.

Georgina Vertongen

Georgina completed her NLP Practitioner training in 2018, and joined the NZANLP committee as a way to contribute to the ongoing success of the NLP Association.


Georgina works in IT Solutions for Enterprise and uses NLP and NLP Communication techniques to support corporate project practices and bridging relationships between Corporate Business and ICT solution providers.

In her spare time Georgina is a busy mum and wife.

Franciska Neuhauser
Social Media Coordinator
Newsletter Editor

Franciska completed her NLP Master Practitioner training in 2019 and has been in private practice since 2017 – initially as a Counsellor and now a Mind-Body Wellness coach. She works with both individuals and couples, with a special interest in grief, phobias, and trauma recovery.

Prior to retraining as a therapist, Franciska came from a background in Finance, Human Resources Management, Web Design, and Copywriting; and brings years of experience working with social media (from even before the advent of Facebook!) to her role as Social Media Coordinator.

Franciska’s ‘why’ is to heal the world, one soul at a time and believes that by fostering a supportive, connected, and empowering NLP community, we can make the world a better place.

Events Coordinator

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills, energy, and enthusiasm to join the NZANLP Committee.

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating our bi-annual conference as well as professional development days (some of which take place online).

You will have the support and assistance of the committee and similarly, you will play a part in assisting other committee members the decision making, special projects, and growing a thriving NLP community in New Zealand.

If this sounds like you, or you would like more information, contact Mel Abbott:

Gloria Henderson
Membership Coordinator

Bio coming soon...


Membership Enquiries

Gloria Henderson

Payment Enquiries

Tony Yuile

Listing Enquiries

Franciska Neuhauser

Other Enquiries

Mel Abbott

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