Topics: Time Management

Di McLanachan

About the author

Trainer, Coach and Managing Director of Learning Curves Personal Development Ltd, Di McLanachan has over 25 years experience working with large multinational corporations (predominantly IBM UK Ltd).

As a trainer and life coach, Di has regularly been featured in both local and national newspapers and has appeared on BBC1 and Meridian Television.  She was the pioneer of NLP-based coaching on live radio and has had a regular phone-in slot on BBC Radio Solent. In addition, she has been a Life Coach for the Sunday Times and has written a unique weight loss coaching programme entitled Meaningful Change, which is now being franchised throughout the UK.

As a Master Practitioner of NLP, Di is able to include effective, proven techniques into both training and coaching programmes, to facilitate beneficial and permanent behavioural change. 

Some recent clients

  • IBM UK Ltd
  • Skandia Life
  • MOD
  • British Gas
  • Pearl Assurance
  • BMW Finance
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • Jumeirah Hotel Group (Dubai)
  • Henderson Investors
  • Sabic Petrochemicals (Saudi Arabia)
  • Glen Dimplex Heating
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Friends Provident
  • Egg (Prudential)
  • Sussex Enterprise
  • NHS
  • Smiths Aerospace

Training and coaching programmes include

  • Assertiveness
  • Customer care
  • Team building
  • Interviewing skills
  • Excelling at selling
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Influencing skills
  • Achieving peak performance
  • Presenting powerfully
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Business writing skills
  • Motivating your team
  • Negotiation skills


Di is the best selling author of NLP for Business Excellence, published by Fenman.


Areas of expertise

  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • BA degree in Management and Systems
  • Licensed trainer of Quantum Reading™, Third Eye™ (based on Myers Briggs profiling) and SDI™ (Strengths Deployment Inventory)
  • Accredited senior coach with British Coaching Academy
  • Life and Executive Master Coach with Noble Manhattan
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Member of Institute of Management