Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI) Practitioner Training (Certification)

2019 Practitioners Certification Training Dates

  • 3rd Batch  : 27th and 28th Feb 2020
  • 2nd Batch : 5th & 6th August’ 2019 : Completed (Gurugram)
  • 1st Batch :  March 2019 : Completed (Gurugram)

In the current and Future business environment the number one factor which defines growth and remarkable success is how one “Thinks” and uses “Brain preferences” to make critical decisions, winning choices, business strategy, influence investors, engage talent, and drive creativity. In the past 20 years NBI is the only validated tool available for assessing “Brain Preferences” in Adults and leveraging insights for “Creativity” and Innovation” in all areas of business and personal life.

NBI is one of the few assessment tools validated and endorsed by Ivy league universities like Columbia University for their Coaching and Organization development programs. It is mandatory for executive coaches who qualify from the Advanced Coach Intensive of Columbia university to understand their own brain preferences and develop less dominant thinking styles.

Overview of the Training

NBI practitioners program is a Whole Brain certification and training course aimed at equipping people to become practitioners of the NBI®. The hands-on course provides the necessary insight, knowledge, skills and techniques for applying the NBI® to individuals, groups, teams and classrooms, and to give guidance to adults and children. The practitioner program provides practitioners a better understanding of thinking preferences, the brain quadrants and 8 dimensions of the brain to help them administer the various profile instruments.

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HR leaders and Training heads

  • To deploy NBI for executive leadership, Line managers and teams to make them effective and cohesive
  • Drive “Creativity” and “Innovation” using “Whole brain thinking”
  • Job profiling and Skill gap assessment
  • Assess negativity in the organization
  • Succession planning

Executive Coaches and Independent Consultants

  • A formidable tool to increase your coaching effectiveness quotient by 10x
  • Insights through understanding your brain preferences will bring more depth to coaching  and consulting practice
  • Enabling clients to develop whole brain thinking and drive remarkable results for teams and organization
  • Develop powerful communication skills using “Whole brain” communication to influence and inspire customers


Rache Rutherford 

Raché is co-founder of the Creativity Foundation of South Africa, a member of the Kobus Neethling Group and has been involved in identifying and developing creative behaviour for 20 years. She develops, designs and presents creativity programs in numerous organisations in South Africa, including Anglo Platinum, Volkswagen, Telkom, Sanlam, Barloworld, Alexander Forbes, Sonae Novobord, ABSA, schools and tertiary  institutions. Internationally she has trained in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, Denmark, Sudan, Abu Dhabi and France. Raché is a keynote speaker, and has appeared on several radio and television programs, including the award winning Out of the Box, as a creativity expert. Raché is also the co-author of more than 40 books, including the best sellers which she co-authored with Dr Kobus Neethling: Creativity Uncovered; Am I clever or am I stupid?; Creative people can perform miracles; Very Smart Parents; Courage; Love, sex and your brain; The Life Changing Diary; and Taking you beyond.


Heinz Neethling

Heinz Neethling has been a trainer and consultant for the Kobus Neethling Group, specialising in thinking and creativity.  He is a whole-brain specialist, a behavioural and cognitive consultant and a certified NBI practitioner.  He has presented and trained all across the world, from Denver (Colorado, USA), to New Delhi, (India), and many other countries. He has presented at multiple conferences, from the ACA (AMERICAN CREATIVITY ASSOCIATION) in Phillidelphia (USA), to the Creative thinkers conference in Dubai, to the African Creativity conference (Acre) in Bela-Bela (South Africa). He has also presented at the American Creativity Association and the International creativity conference in Africa. Heinz holds an M.A. in Leadership studies from the University of Southern Maine (USA) and a B.Com in Marketing from the university of Pretoria (South Africa). Heinz Neethling is both a coach and trainer. Coaching was an inevitable addition to his arsenal, and a natural progression of more than a decade of helping individuals and companies achieve their goals. His clients include multi-national conglomerates, and out-of-the-way rural schools.


To become a NBI certified practitioner, an individual has to go through a 3-step process:

  • Step 1: Undergo a NBI self-assessment tool
  • Step 2: Attend a 2-day in-person, practical & experiential lab facilitated by ‘Master Practitioners’ of NBI
  • Step 3: Administer 3 NBI assessments & share a de-brief of the assesse via a report


  • Executive Coaches
  • Trainers & facilitators
  • L&D and OD practitioners
  • Change management consultants
  • Senior leaders (HR & other functions)
  • Recruitment consultants
  • Teachers and Professors
  • Talent acquisition team leads

What will you get 

  • Your own NBI profile
  • Self-study guides
  • 2 connect sessions with a NBI practitioner for coaching & mentoring
  • Access to a NBI™ Consultants Resource Center

Fee : 75000 INR * plus taxes

*Payment details 

25% at the time of confirmation, balance by 20th July 2019
Bank Name: HDFC Bank, A/c No: 50200021998480 ; 


Branch: Vatika Atrium, A-Block, Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurgaon – 122002

We will reach out to you with details post registration here.

The Practitioners Certification Training course is only INR 75,000/- + taxes

The investment includes meals and training. The investment does not include travel & stay for the participant (local & outstation)