Founders and origins

Robert B. Dilts, founder of Dilts Strategy Group has had a global reputation as a leading coach, behavioral skills trainer and business consultant since the late 1970s. Robert 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. and has provided coaching, consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety of individuals and organizations. In May, 2018, Robert was honored with the Lifetime Contribution Award by the Association for Neuro- Linguistic Programming (ANLP).

Robert is a co-developer (with his brother John Dilts) of the Success Factor Modeling™ 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. They founded Dilts Strategy Group in order to apply the Success Factor Modeling™ 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 Modeling™ process to groups and organizations throughout the world. Robert has authored numerous books and articles about Success Factor Modeling™, including Next Generation Entrepreneurship: Success Factor Modeling Volume I, Generative Collaboration: Success Factor Modeling Volume II and Conscious Leadership and Resilience: Success Factor Modeling Volume III.

His book Visionary Leadership Skills draws from Robert's extensive study of historical and corporate leaders to present the tools and skills necessary for "creating a world to which people want to belong." Robert's book Alpha Leadership: Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More From Life (with Ann Deering and Julian Russell) describes a new model of leadership that captures and shares the latest practices of effective leadership, offering approaches to reduce stress and to promote satisfaction. From Coach to Awakener provides a road map and set of toolboxes for coaches to help clients reach goals on a number of different levels of learning and change. Robert's book The Hero's Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (co-authored with Stephen Gilligan) demonstrates how to embark on a path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your deepest calling, transform limiting beliefs and habits and improve self-image.

Past sponsors and clients include Apple Inc., Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, The World Bank, Alitalia, Telecom Italia, RAI Italia, Lucasfilms Ltd., Ernst & Young, AT Kearney, Salomon, The Bank of America, The Old Mutual, Société Générale, EDHEC Business School, The American Society for Training and Development, The International Planned Parenthood Federation, Sanofi Aventis, 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 United Nations, The World Health Organization, Harvard University, The International University of Monaco, The Organization of Women Leaders, The California Association of Special Education Teachers, The University of San Francisco School of Law, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, The International Coaching Federation (ICF), HEC Paris and The National Tumor Institute of Italy. In 1997 and 1998, Robert supervised the design of Tools for Living, the behavior management portion of the program used by Weight Watcher's International.

Robert was an associate professor at the ISVOR Fiat School of Management for more than fifteen years, helping to develop programs on leadership, innovation, values and systemic thinking. From 2001–2004 he served as chief scientist and Chairman of the Board for ISVOR DILTS Leadership Systems, a joint venture with ISVOR Fiat (the corporate university of the Fiat Group) that delivered a wide range of innovative leadership development programs to large corporations on a global scale.

Robert is also co-founder, with Dr. Stephen Gilligan, of the International Association for Generative Change (IAGC). The purpose of the IAGC is to bring principles of generative change to multiple professions throughout the world. The IAGC offers training, certification and other resources that promote generative change in personal, professional and organizational contexts.

Robert was also founder and CEO of Behavioral Engineering, a computer software company using NLP concepts to create interactive computer products for education, training and personal development. Robert 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.

Publications

Books

2019
The PERICEO Tool: Teams and Organizations, Develop Your Capacity for Collective Intelligence, co-authored with Elisabeth Falcone, Isabelle Meiss and Gilles Roy, Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA,
2017
Conscious Leadership and Resilience: Success Factor Modeling Volume III, Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA,
2016
Generative Collaboration: Success Factor Modeling Volume II, Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA,
2015
Next Generation Entrepreneurship: Success Factor Modeling Volume I, Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA,
2010 2008
NLP II: The Next Generation, co-authored with Judith DeLozier and Deborah Bacon Dilts, Meta Publications, 2010; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2018.
2009
The Hero's Journey: A Voyage of Self-Discovery, co-authored with Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., Crown House Publishing, Carmarthen, Wales,
2003 2017
From Coach to Awakener, Meta Publications, 2003; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
2009
Alpha Leadership: Tools for Leaders Who Want More From Life, co-authored with Anne Deering and Julian Russell, John Wiley & Sons, London, England,
2000
Encyclopedia of Systemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding, co-authored with Judith DeLozier, NLP University Press, Santa Cruz, CA,
1999 2017
Sleight of Mouth: The Magic of Conversational Belief Change, Meta Publications, 1999; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
1998 2017
Modeling With NLP, Meta Publications, 1998; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
1997 2018
Tools of the Spirit, co-authored with Robert McDonald, Meta Publications, 1997; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2018.
1996 2017
Visionary Leadership Skills: Creating a World to Which People Want to Belong, Meta Publications, 1996; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017
1995 2017
Dynamic Learning, co-authored with Todd Epstein, Meta Publications, 1995; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
1994-1995 2017
Strategies of Genius Volume I, Volume II & Volume III, Meta Publications, 1994-1995; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
1994 2017
Effective Presentation Skills, Meta Publications 1994; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
1993 2018
Skills for the Future, (with Gino Bonissone); Meta Publications, 1993; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2018.
1991 2017
Tools For Dreamers: Strategies of Creativity and the Structure of Innovation, co-authored with Todd Epstein and Robert W. Dilts, Meta Publications, 1991; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2017.
1990 2017
Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-Being, co-authored with Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith, Metamorphous Press, Portland, OR, 1990. Second Edition, Crown House Publishing, Carmarthen, Wales, 2012.
1990 2018
Changing Belief Systems with NLP, Meta Publications, 1990; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2018.
1983 2018
Applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming,Meta Publications, 1983; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2018.
1983 2017
Applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming,Meta Publications, 1983; Reprinted by Dilts Strategy Group, Scotts Valley, CA, 2018.
1980
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.

Monographs

1989
NLP in Training Groups, co-authored with Todd Epstein, 1989, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA.
1990
The Parable of the Porpoise: A New Paradigm for Learning and Management, 1990, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA
1990
Spelling Strategy for NLP Practitioners, 1990, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA.
1990
NLP & Life Extension: Modeling Longevity, co-authored with Jaap Hollander, 1990, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA.
1990
Moshe Feldenkrais: NLP of the Body, 1990, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA
1992
Cognitive Patterns of Jesus of Nazareth, 1992, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA. Overview of Basic NLP Skills and Tools, co-authored with Todd Epstein, 1992, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA.
1998
The Law of Requisite Variety: Why Flexibility is Important for Success in a Changing World, 1998, NLP University Press, Scotts Valley, CA.

Articles

1979
"Neuro-Linguistic Programming: A New Psychotherapy," 1978, Realities Conference Presentation Papers, San Francisco, CA.
1979
"Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Organizational Development," 1979, Organizational Development Network Conference Presentation Papers, New York, NY
1982
"Let NLP Work for You," Real Estate Today, February, 1982, Volume 15, Number 2.
1982
"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.
1992
"Applications of NLP in Health: Overview of the Seven C's Model," Anchor Point, August 1992, Salt Lake City, UT.
1995
"NLP, Self-Organization and Strategies of Change Management," Anchor Point, July 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
1995
"Dynamic Assessment," Anchor Point, October 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
1995
"Bringing Light Into The Darkness: The Principle of Positive Intention," Anchor Point, December 1995, Salt Lake City, UT.
1996
"Modeling the Wisdom of Jesus," Anchor Point, February 1996, Salt Lake City, UT.
1996
"Thought Viruses, Mental Maps and Health," Anchor Point, March & April 1996, Salt Lake City, UT.
1996
"Darwin's Thinking Path," Anchor Point, November 1996, Salt Lake City, UT.
1997
"Map and Territory" (co-authored with Judith DeLozier), Anchor Point, May & June 1997, Salt Lake City, UT.
1997
"The Process of Reimprinting," Anchor Point, July & August 1997, Salt Lake City, UT.
1997
"Time Lines," Anchor Point, October 1997, Salt Lake City, UT.
1997
"NLP and Intellectual Property," Anchor Point, December 1997, Salt Lake City, UT.
1998
"The Evolution of Perceptual Positions" co-authored with Judith DeLozier, Anchor Point, September 1998, Salt Lake City, UT.
1999
"Transderivational Morphology," Anchor Point, May, 1999, Salt Lake City, UT.
1999
"Research and NLP," The Health Attractor Journal, September 1999, Salt Lake City, UT.
2001
"Shared Values of the NLP Community," Anchor Point, January, 2001, Salt Lake City, UT.
2001
"Resolving Grief with NLP," The Health Attractor Journal, August 2001, Salt Lake City, UT.
2001
"Ethics and Leadership," Isvor Training and Education Review, Volume IV, Number 7, December, 2001, Turin, Italy.
2003
"NLP and Distance Learning" (co-authored with Judith DeLozier), Anchor Point, February, 2003, Salt Lake City, UT.
2003
"Leadership Cults and Cultures" (co-authored with Anne Deering and Julian Russell), Leader to Leader, Number 28, Spring 2003, New York, NY.
2003
"NLP and Fitness Training" (co-authored with Dan and Lily Dilts), Anchor Point, August, 2003, Salt Lake City, UT.
2003
"The Neuro-Logical Level Conversation and The Hero Journey Conversation," in Coaching Conversations for Transformational Change, L. Michael Hall and Michelle Duval, Neurosemantic Publications, Clifton, CO,
2004
"Know Me By My Fruits," in Speak the Truth and Point to Hope: A Leader's Journey to Maturity, Lisa J. Marshall, Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa,
2011
"My Early History with NLP," in The Origins of Neuro-Linguistic Programming NLP, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik, Eds., Crown House Publishing, Carmarthen, Wale
2013
"My Early History with NLP," in The Origins of Neuro-Linguistic Programming NLP, John Grinder and Frank Pucelik, Eds., Crown House Publishing, Carmarthen, Wales,