I have been coaching since 2009 and am now a Licensed Neuro-Link Brain profile Assessor.
Using the NAP profiling as a tool in my coaching practice has opened up a fascinating new world of insight for me. I am passionate about human behaviour and why people behave as they do and I am a firm believer in the uniqueness of each of my coachees.
The NAP profiling has taken the guess work out of how my coachee shows up in the world and how they process information. Having this amazing insight helps me to change my approach and my language, appropriate to their unique style.
The NAP profile is beautifully laid out and extremely comprehensive with amazing graphics. Coachees are easily able to relate to the information and apply it to their lives. They experience “Ah-ha” moments when they understand their hindrances under stress and with this new self-awareness can learn to consciously recognise their triggers and “switch-on” their non-dominant brain hemisphere when experiencing a stressful situation.
Understanding whether they are Receptive/Expressive and Rational/Emotional also brings new awareness and a discussion on how they can balance this out to achieve optimisation and enhanced performance. Understanding “how” they are intelligent brings relief to my coachees and a renewed sense of confidence in the realisation that they are completely unique in their makeup and can use their intelligence preference as a strength in their world rather than, in some cases, something that makes them feel “less than”.
As a Coach, my challenge is to assist my coachee to optimise their performance both in their personal and their professional lives. Having a measure of their brain fitness through the brain drivers is a perfect “gap analysis” to give me the knowledge and insight of which areas to focus my coaching on. This speeds up the coaching process.
Using the NAP profile in coaching has been hugely valuable in creating awareness around how we can consciously create neuroplasticity toward living with a fully integrated brain and to become the best possible version of ourselves.
“Neuro-Agility is about optimizing the brain-mind elements that increase the ease, speed, and flexibility with which you think, learn and process information. It helps you to optimize your brain fitness and increase your mental flexibility, enabling you to have a fast, focused, and flexible mind.”
Dr André Vermeulen is a founding member, owner and CEO of Neuro-Link, a boutique consultancy utilizing applied neuroscience to develop agile people and organizations. He is also part time lecturer and member of the Neuroscience Research Group of the University of Pretoria where his function is to translate neuroscience into practical tools that will help business to drive better business results through people.
As an internationally recognized thought leader in the neuroscience of learning and neuro-agility, Dr Vermeulen brings more than 27 years’ experience in helping people and organizations develop talent, increase their performance and reduce risk for human error.
Andre is regarded as a pioneer in the neuroscience of workplace learning and performance optimization. He has coined the construct of neuro-agility as the fundamental point of departure to developing neuro agile people who can learn, think and process information with ease, speed and mental flexibility.
Subsequently, he has developed several unique neuroscience assessments and learning solutions to help people and organizations move their performance forward. These assessments are new neuroscience innovations that are registered as Neuro-Agility Profiles™ (NAP™). These assessments and learning solutions are used in talent selection, talent development, performance improvement,
increasing engagement, reducing risk for human error, developing agile learners and leaders and creating cultures of learning initiatives. These cutting edge brain profile assessments are used across the globe in businesses, schools, universities, colleges and sports institutions. The NAP™ is a unique predictive analysis of people’s neurological design and the drivers that optimize their brain performance. He has contributed on influential platforms like TEDx, ATD and the University of Pretoria Neuroscience Research Group.
As an international keynote speaker, André has contributed on numerous prestigious platforms like TEDx Johannesburg and ATD ICE. André also frequently keynotes international conferences where he raises awareness about the value of neuroscience to drive better business results.
Andre has a reputation as the executive coach of choice to a variety of A-list individuals such as, Olympic Champions, Beauty Pageants, Kings & Queens of Africa and CEO’s/C-suite Executives of global corporations.
Neuro-Link is a boutique consultancy that translates neuroscience into practical assessments and solutions that organizations use to develop agile, high-performing individuals and teams that drive extraordinary results. Neuro-Link develops people by moving their performance forward through our neuro-agility assessments and learning solutions. We are workplace learning specialists who specialize in the neuroscience of performance optimization. Neuro-Link equips people with the most desired skills for the workplace of the future by using our unique brain profile assessments and brain-based learning solutions that assist organizations in selecting the right people and developing their full potential.
Being neuro agile is not optional anymore, but mandatory. An agile brain, powered by skills to solve complex problems, make accurate decisions fast, and the cognitive flexibility to access the full range of all thinking and learning modalities simultaneously, is your competitive advantage, and the secret ingredient for individual, team, and organizational success in a technologically advanced world. Neuro-Agility is the differentiating factor for people who want to be employable, successful, and competitive in a disruptive world.
Brain Profile NAP™ Student Performer
Neuro-Agility Profile™ Student Performer, abbreviated as the NAP™ Student Performer is a brain profile assessment for any adult college or university student who is still studying further. It provides them with feedback on 13 elements of neuro-agility that will determine how fast and easy or difficult they may learn, think and process information.
Brain Profile NAP™ Toolbox
Neuro-Link compiles Neuro-Agility Profiles™, abbreviated as NAP™ for students age 10-16 to determine the the ease and speed with which they learn, think and process information
Brain Profile NAP™ Advanced+
A Neuro Agility Profile™ (NAP™) for adults, managers and leaders. This brain profile is a practical instrument to discover people’s learning potential, how uniquely they process information, which preferences they have when learning or thinking and it also indicates areas for future development.
12 Emotional Intelligence Competencies Profile™
This profile measures a person’s competence on 12 emotional intelligence skills.
The 12 Emotional Intelligence Competencies Profile™ is a practical assessment to determine how skilled a person is in terms of emotional intelligence. It illustrates 6 intrapersonal competencies and 6 interpersonal competencies of emotional intelligence.
I have been coaching since 2009 and am now a Licensed Neuro-Link Brain profile Assessor.Janice Hanly – Life Coach
It is my firm belief that the Neuro-Link Learning Receptiveness Profile (LRP) is an invaluable tool from which all athletes and business people can benefit immensely. I believe the better one knows oneself the more successful you will be in maximizing your potential both in sport and life. The LRP gave me greater clarity on how I process information and specifically how stress impacts my unique neurological design and thereby potentially hinders my performance. This information now empowers me to learn how to better manage myself under pressure and improve my brain optimization.
I believe the LRP is a great tool for both coaches and athletes. There is no relationship more vital to success in sport than the coach – athlete relationship and this profile gives huge insight into how each person functions best and what teaching styles work most effectively on the individual, thus empowering the coach to most effectively communicate information to the athlete and thereby attaining greater success. The LRP profile has further proved vital in my post athletic professional life as now my business partner and I better understand each other, our unique differences and how to best work as a team, thus increasing our productivity and hence attaining greater success.Penny Heyns – Double Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming
I was introduced to Dr. Andre’ through a TEDx talk after tirelessly watching every video and reading every book I could find on the subject of brain-based therapy. I immediately reached out to him and the very next day my husband and I had the pleasure of experiencing both his brain profiles personally. After working very closely with Dr. Andre’ to bring his innovative assessments to the USA, I am honored to say that he is not only one of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever met; he is a humble, generous, trustworthy, and lives with great intention and purpose. His system of “developing people” is like nothing I have ever seen. I am not only one of his first licensed USA Neuro-link practitioners and offer it in my private practice, I jumped on the opportunity to become one of his first USA business partners as well. Dr. Andre’ has developed a program that changes standard learning into so much more. It gives everyone an opportunity to reach their highest potential; in school, at work, or in life. Thank you Dr. Andre’ for your dedication to advancing the awareness on a subject that is sometimes overlooked. Your work is so necessary, but more than that it gives people the ability to go from surviving to thriving!Nicole Kimmel, Ph.D.
Co-Owner Thriveology, Co-Founder pH Life, Development Coach
Missouri, United States
A “life-changing experience” is how I can best describe meeting Andre. Authenticity, expertise, curiosity, excitement for discovering and developing people’s potential, love for others, desire to contribute, spiritual wisdom, and above all PASSION for his calling are just few words in an attempt to describe who he is and what he gives so generously to those he encounters in his personal and professional path. Indeed, Andre is an outstanding example of a leader and an authority in the field of neuroscience; a man with mission that inspire people like me to become his partner, to join a vision in which individuals are aware of their potential and learn how to break the barriers to be the best they can be. Thus, I recommend my Teacher, Partner, and Friend, Dr. Andre Vermeulen to a professional or a business leader wanting to discover how neuroscience can be a solution to assess and develop human potential.Edith Tiencken, GPHR
International Managing Director, Caliper Corp
President - SBI, Inc., a Neuro-Link Regional Partner for LATAM
Skills Unlimited is very proud to be a licensee of Neuro-Link. Dr Andre Vermeulen is a very pro-active entrepreneur. He updates and aligns his material and profile often according to the latest research and trends in the world. His product is a must for every company and every individual.LM Grobler, Ph.D
CEO at Skills Unlimited
Dr. Andre Vermeulen is a dedicated scientist committed to enabling better learning and living. His work in developing the Learning Readiness Profile results from two decades of research and practical application. He is a man who includes both heart and mind in all he does. He describes his “life’s work” as supporting others to understand their brain design. He has broken new ground and continues to chart a course that will enable many to be and do more of what is possible for them.Jeanette K. Winters, Ph.D.
Fortune 100 - Talent Management Executive
I first met Andre when I presented at ASTD 2000. His presentation on brain science and learning was extremely interesting. I especially appreciated his information on the application of color in learning environments. Since then, Andre and I have become friends. I would gladly work with him at any time on any subject. He is dedicated, serious about his work, outgoing, and a wealth of knowledge. Any company who contracts him, or anyone who attends one of his presentations, is lucky indeed.Lenn Millbower
Disney Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Trainer at Offbeat Training LLC
Andre Vermeulan is one of those rare people – a genuine expert in the field of neuroscience who understands people and the potential they have to transform themselves and the organizations they work in. His passion for his subject comes through in everything he does in ways that are helpful to others. Add to that – he is an absolute pleasure to work with. I am very proud to be doing so as a partner of Neuro-link.Neville Pritchard
HR/ L&OD Transformation and Development Expert, Specialist Coach, Mentor & Business Leader
Andre is an intelligent, dedicated, goal-directed and compassionate being. He is ruthless (committed) about living out his passion for making a positive and uplifting difference in other people’s lives by developing and empowering them with brain-based knowledge, skills and attitudes. Andre is an inspiration to thousands of people and could easily be considered a legend in his field of expertise. You may think you know a lot. You may even think that you know all there is to know. Well… you’re wrong. I highly recommend that you have the 12 Emotional Intelligences profile done to truly and sustainably improve the quality of your life. You deserve it!Petrus Jacobs
Discover Your Greatness Within
The Brain Profile Practitioner Training is a must for any skills development coach, educator and human resource officer in corporate organization. This course will empower you to understand yourself and other peoples preferred behaviours. People are very complex beings UNTIL you find ways to understand and develop attitudes, mindsets, behaviours and habits. Neuro-Link is the answer to a more holistic approach to life personally and corporately. I can highly recommend this course!!!Professor Pixie Pascoe
Communication and Skills Strategist at Pascoe Motivations
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
The Neuro-link family is a professional and highly motivated team, delivering an excellent product in an emotionally safe environment. I am highly impressed with the manner in which they address the gap in education, by providing each individual with a cost effective roadmap for successful teaching and learning. Their integrity and workmanship are sought after values in the market plains of our society.Elzette Brown
I have attended Andre’s sessions at the ASTD International Conference. One word: outstanding! They were always standing room only sessions. Several reasons. First, Andre is an excellent presenter. Informative, entertaining, practical. Second, Andre pulls together research from a topic that many of us have a hard time understanding and helps it make sense. Third, he keeps information and knowledge current, constantly integrating the latest research. I highly recommend Andre.Howard Prager
President at Advance Learning Group
Brain Profiling is the ultimate tool to assist learners, corporates and individuals to find the real “you”. This profile is highly accurate and strengths based. Each and every learner should undergo the Neuro-Link Learning Receptiveness Profile to assist them in becoming even better at learning. Brain Profiling is a simple proven process to turn study frustrations into academic achievement. Corporates and adult individuals use this tool with success discover their strengths and areas for further development in all areas of their lives. The Neuro-Link Brain Profile changed my life in terms of my profession, marriage and relationship with others. I witness daily how learners just ‘gets it’ after doing this highly recommended profile. Many thanks to Andre and his teamManus du Toit
Operations Manager at Performance Booster Program Pty (Ltd)
I have known Andre Vermeulen for close to ten years. In these years I have closely followed Andre’s professional engagements locally and internationally. I am convinced that Andre’s work is of the highest standards. I have no doubt that his work and that of Neurolink, testify of him being one of the thought leaders in the world in his particular field of expertise. In all of this, do I respect Andre’s professional conduct and integrity and the way he conducts business. I have no doubt that Andre adds value as a specialized consultant and that his broad range of local and international clients (of who’m we share a few,) will confirm his deportment and professional value add.Niel Steinman
CEO at Peoples Dynamic Development
Andre has been a friend and Service Provider for more than 20 years. He understands the corporate environment and deliver excellent results based on your specific needs. He is extremely professional and reliable with excellent work ethic. I can recommend him to everybody!Bea Botha
Senior Consultant at Consulting Opportunities in HR, Change Mngt, Performance & Talent, Leadership & People Development
“Discover or rediscover yourself. Work on your passion, your position in the community and in the corporate sphere, but Grow dam nit Grow”Dia Van
Owner at Milestone Events & Training
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
The Advanced Brain Profile Assessment is a holistic approach to people development which has added a substantial amount of value to my clients’ journeys towards developing their potential in a coaching relationship as well as leadership development programs with a special emphasis on emotional intelligence. This is a necessity for coaches, facilitators of people development programs and even people who want to focus on developing themselves.Zelda Burger
Director at Montage Leadership Development
Durban Area, South Africa
If you want to learn how you will function at your best, then what are you waiting for? This is the place you need to be. It’s for everybody who wants to live a better life. Understanding yourself is the first step towards everything else in your life. I highly recommend it.Ron Ashworth
Managing Director at Ashworth Web
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
The Neuro-Link Brain Profile Practioner Training is in my opinion an absolutely essential tool for any person in the business of developing, coaching or counselling people to have. This course has greatly impacted my life, my self-awareness and I believe my future as well. The course material is revolutionary! I am very excited about my partnership with Neuro-Link and can highly recommend this particular training course.Jean Streso
Psychologist, South Africa
The brain profile training and assessments can be used with great success by people developers (teachers, lecturers, training specialists etc.) In school context it helps gr 4 learners to build confidence when confronted by formal tests and exams for the first time. Learners in high school can make use of it to help them make subject choices. It is a tool that all schools should be using.Andre Snyman
Independent Education Professional
Cape Town Area, South Africa
I use brain profile training & assessments in all our community & research work as an accurate departure point for plotting people from all walks of life in terms of gifting and talent as well as learning preferences, in order to identify relevant work categories and task areas that will help build sustainability for income purposes, with individuals from distressed communities. Brain profiling is also an excellent monitoring & assessment tool for measuring improvement in people’s environment.Sonja Squires
Business woman at Self employed
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
I see this as an essential tool for everyone to know their brain better, to know yourself is to understand and accept yourself more, to do this for yourself is a step in the direction of truly being able to understand and accept others. As a coach, this is an awesome tool for client insight, regarding goal setting and POA that authentically fit with their preferences. An affordable “must have” in my opinion.Charlotte D Blignaut
Education Portfolio at ICF Gauteng Chapter
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
The brain profile training has assisted me to understand my unique wiring and, in so doing, I am able to challenge myself to greater heights. Self-growth is a journey of discovery, challenge and improvement. It adds fulfillment and the desire to strive for excellence.Sallie Franks
Consultant at Self Employed Independent Consultant and Presenter
Johannesburg Area, South Africa