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Link to reviews on APM website for: CambridgeWarrington, Thales

And in Network magazine

Also on Resilience at Milton Keynes, Norwich, Sothampton, Birmingham and Stoke

Peter Parkes facilitating at Regus 2012

Peter Parkes running 1 day workshop in London

28th September 2010 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM Thames Valley Branch, Swindon

11th January 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM East of England Branch, Marshalls, Cambridge

24th February 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM North West Branch, Warrington

15th March 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, BCS Project Management Group (Proms-G) PM Spring School, London (book via

16th March 2011 ‘Integrated Assurance’, APM Scottish Conference, Edinburgh (book via

22nd March 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: improving communications in complex projects’ for the BCS Project Management Group (Proms-G) PM Spring School, London (book via

31st March 2011  ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM Dragons Den, Aberdeen (book via

18th May 2011  ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM Scotland AGM, Glasgow (book via

1st June 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM Wales, Newport (book via

9th June 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, APM Midlands, Milton Keynes courtesy of Santander

14th June 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, Earned Value Management Conference, London (book via

16th June 2011 ‘Re-thinking project leadership’, Women in Project Management Annual Conference, London (book via

28th June 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management: making soft skills less hard’, Bovis Lend-Lease, APM London (book via

12th September 2011 ‘NLP for Project Management’, PMI hosted by Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry

5th October 2011 speaking on ‘NLP for Project Management’ at the ‘Achieving Excellence conference, Hilton Stansted, hosted by Enable East (an NHS Trust)

12th October 2011 ‘NLP for people new to project management’, APM Inspire, hosted by Thales, Crawley (book via

9th November, Netherlands via

17th November 2011 ‘NLP for Project Leadership’, BCS London (Book via

24 November 2011′Making it happen! The People Skills every Project Manager should have – Managing Conflict, Motivation and Change’, Pharmaceutical Industry Project Management Group, Eisai Knowledge centre, Hatfield

20th February 2012, NLP4PM 1 day workshop, Berlin

22nd February 2012, NLP4PM 1 day workshop, Westminster, London

24th February 2012, NLP4PM 1 day workshop, Prague

27th February 2012 at the Masters for the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham

13th March on Stakeholder Management at BCS Spring School for Project Managers in London

29th March 2012 ‘NLP for resilience and stress management in projects’, IoD / APM courtesy of Santander, Milton Keynes (Book via apm events)

24th April 2012 ‘Building resilience and managing stress management‘, Leeds Metropolitan University (Book via apm events)

26th April on Stakeholder Management at the PMO SIG annual conference, Coventry

29th May on Governance and Sponsorship to a joint AIPM / PMI event in Perth, Australia

30th May on Lessons in Governance and Role of the Sponsor to the PM Masters programme at Curtin Univeristy, Perth, Australia

12th June 2012 to the PM Masters programme at Manchester Business School

13th June 2012, ‘The compleat Project Manager’, for PMI at York University

29th June 2012, ‘NLP for Project Managers’, joint BCS / PMI event in Zurich

3rd July 2012 ’Building resilience and managing stress’‘, APM East of England at Norwich (Book via

10th July 2012  ’Building resilience and managing stress”, Southampton (book via apm events)

12th July 2012  ’Building resilience and managing stress‘, for the People SIG at Birmingham University (book via apm events)

4th October 2012  ’Building resilience and managing stress’, for Midlands Branch in Stoke (book via apm events)

22nd October 2012 ‘Stakeholder Management: hard tool and soft skills’, at the BCS Autumn School for Project Managers, Bristol

12th December 2012 ‘Stakeholder Management: Hard tools and soft skills’, Northampton  (book via BCS)

22nd January 2013 Webinar – ‘NLP for PM: A tool for developing behavioural competences’ (book via apm events)

13th February 2013 Peak Performance announce tie up with Milton Keynes College to deliver Higher Apprentices for Project Management and launch at Institute of Directors event – see write-up here.

11th April 2013  ‘NLP for Project Managers’ for ITMPI  New webinar taking bookings in the USA (book here)

25th April 2013 ‘Building resilience and management stress’ at the Police firearms training centre in Stockton for the APM – book here.

25th July 2013 ‘Developing the profession and professional development’ on PM competence and capability for the Nuclear Engineering Task Force hosted by CH2MHill in London

25th September 2013 ‘How to make all your projects succeed’ for Canadian National’s PM forum in Montreal

10th October 2013 ‘NLP for Project Management: developing behavioural competences’ 1 day course in partnership with the APM in London – book here

24th October 2013 ‘Governance of Government’ on governance of project management and management of portfolios hosted by Ipswich council for the APM – book here

26th October 2013 Keynote address ‘Learn to fail or fail to learn’ for the Potential Plus UK in Leamington Spa

30th October 2013 ‘Behavioural competences for PM’ at the Project Management Student Conference conference hosted by University of Westminster Business School.

Testimonials and Endorsements

Method and process are important in project management, but knowing how to use them is even more so. Most project managers can increase their effectiveness most by developing their soft skills, recognising that finesse can be more effective than brute force. Once developed, they will find that their skills are much more transferable across not only project types, but whole industry sectors. This book showing the application of tools like NLP to develop competences will help you on that journey and will certainly whet your appetite for more. Peter’s lively style is compelling and benefits from his imaginative use of appropriate quotations and personal anecdotes. For me this book throws light on a major component of our journey towards greater professionalism in project management.
Bob AssiratiDeputy PresidentBCS – The Institute for Information Technology Honorary Fellow, Association for Project Management Major Projects Director, Office of Government Commerce