Positive Effect Training was set up to represent Trainings run by or co-ordinated by Nick Buchanan.

Nick is a fully qualified Master Practitioner of NLP (INLPTA) and has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, and a Certificate in Education. Nick is also an Investors in Excellence graduate.

He has over 25 years lecturing experience in FE and HE and has taught on BA (Hons), HND, Foundation, first diploma and schools courses.

Because of the success and consistency of his observation grades he was invited to become an Advanced Teaching Practitioner for Warrington Collegiate - a group commended by Ofsted, and led by Deryk Fye. He believes this role is best suited to those who would serve, rather than those who seek to master.

Due to popular demand, Nick is now a full time Trainer delivering Trainings to staff in a wide variety of organisations (from Greater Manchester Police, to Universities and Colleges - and even to the local printers). Nick believes that all Training should be relevant, interesting and fun.

For his Graphic work, Nick has received commissions from Radio Times, BBC Books, Arrow Books, Hodder and Stoughton, Yorkshire TV, Hambro Guardian, Liverpool City Council, Nursing magazine etc.

He is also in demand as a writer and has written popular 500 page study guides to Shakespeare's King Lear and Shakespeare's Macbeth. For his fiction he was short-listed for the Cheshire Prize for Literature, and had his children's story "The Worm, the Telly and the Nightingale" printed in their collection "Word Weaving".

Nick is also fully qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor - Dip (Couns) and as a Clinical Hypnotherapist - Dip (Hyp). He plays Guitar and Ukulele, and continues to take on Graphic Design commissions as well as Teach, Train, Counsel and Hypnotize. 

His experience and qualifications in visual communication, semiotics and the very latest people-skill technologies, makes him uniquely placed to understand, empathize, communicate and inspire teams. See actual delegate feedback under the 'Evaluations' tab.

He lives in the Wirral on Merseyside with his wife and two sons.


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