About the Authors

Carl Buchheit, Ph.D. and Ellie Schamber, Ph.D.

CARL BUCHHEIT has practiced, taught, and extended the technology now known as Transformational NLP for over 40 years. Carl trains from the heart, backed with a brilliant intellect, insatiable curiosity, and unconventional humor. The result is a fun-filled learning experience where all aspects of the students and their lives are welcomed and included. He challenges his students to explore themselves, the world, and life in a way that respects and uplifts everyone.

At the beginning of his career, Carl trained with Leslie Cameron-Bandler, the co-developer of NLP who was acknowledged for having added heart to the newly evolving technology of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Carl’s main early influence was the mentoring of Jonathan Rice, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who was the first to include the methods, techniques, and tools of NLP within a larger professional perspective. Carl continues to learn, and integrate what he learns, from everyone he encounters. His ongoing, intense private practice with clients keeps what he presents fresh and alive.

ELLIE SCHAMBER has a Ph.D. in European Intellectual and Cultural History from the University of California at Berkeley. She revised her Ph.D. dissertation into a book that was published by University Press in 1984. She has taught at Lone Mountain College, the University of Arizona, Mississippi State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Kaplan University. Since 2008 she has facilitated distance-learning courses at Boston University. She also tutors high school students for the SAT and adults in improving their writing and reading comprehension.

Ellie became a student of Carl Buchheit at NLP Marin in 2000, and has continued to study and practice Transformational NLP since then. She currently resides and works in Mill Valley, California.