Whatever Life Throws

Helping you get from where you are today
to where you want to be

About Us

What’s New

New Courses Announced in Bristol & Leeds

There are big changes in the air here at WLT HQ. Neil is now one of only a handful of ANLP certified NLP Master Trainers in the UK following his prestigious apprenticeship with John Seymour and after much kicking and screaming is currently putting the finishing touches to his new (very sexy) Money book.

Plus (fanfare please) after a brief hiatus (and much demand) we've now decided to roll out our open NLP courses in both Bristol and Leeds.

There are more announcements to come, so watch this space. 2016 is set to be a very exciting year.

What We Do

What We Do

WHATEVER LIFE THROWS is fresh and innovative personal and professional development brand which aims to lead out the best in people and help them to create the life they want to live. There are three main ways in which we do this:

Open events and training courses

• In-house events and training courses

One-to-one coaching and consultancy

Open Events and Training Courses

WHATEVER LIFE THROWS is passionate about bringing affordable, accessible, and engaging personal and professional development opportunities to anyone who wants to move from where they are today to where they want to be. Our open events and courses allow you to take charge of your own development by booking onto the programme of your choice.

We are committed to continually developing new programmes and extending our geographic reach to give you the most flexibility on your development journey. We also know that oranges are not the only fruit and that what we offer may not be exactly right for your current needs. That’s why when we find a training course that meets our high standards, aligns with our values, and complements our existing portfolio, we do our very best to bring it to you.

In-House Events and Training Courses

We’re probably not the organisation you’re looking for if you want technical training. However, if you want to facilitate changes in the attitudes or behaviour of your staff, or to build team cohesion and communication then you’ve come to the right place.

WHATEVER LIFE THROWS has a strong history in supporting companies to support and develop their staff. You can view our most popular programmes by ticking the ‘buy a course for my company’ option in the courses area of this website. If these don’t quite fit the bill then we’re really happy to talk to you about your specific outcomes so we can tailor a programme to help you achieve them.

One-to-One Coaching and Consultancy

Whether for yourself or for someone in your organisation, there are times when we all need a little more tailored support. Be it help to overcome blockages to success, or coaching individuals to achieve optimal performance.

All coaching is not created equal, for example two of our most popular programmes are; a highly specialised goal coaching service (blending our industry-leading planning expertise with NLP tools to successfully deliver challenging goals), and fear of flying breakthrough coaching (led by people who have personally transformed their flight anxiety after experiencing a plane crash).

Where an organisation has specific needs, WHATEVER LIFE THROWS can also offer consultancy support to identify, develop and implement solutions that facilitate the desired outcome.

Upcoming Events

Diploma of Applied NLP: Leadership

Want to be a truly inspirational leader who leads out the best in others?

In today's troubled times, businesses, charities and indeed the world needs good leaders - people who inspire us to be the very best versions of ourselves possible and to move beyond any barriers that have held us back from achieving at the highest levels. In business, good leadership promotes a happier, more confident, responsible and courageous workforce. We can teach you how...

If you’re eager to become the inspirational leader you're aspiring to be, why not join us on our programme commencing in November?


Who we are

What We’re About

WHATEVER LIFE THROWS is a team of highly experienced and qualified instructors and practitioners from a variety of fields and backgrounds. We’re united by a passion: to help you get from where you are today to where you want to be.

Whether it’s overcoming a particular problem, moving forward in your life or career or gaining the skills you need to help others, we’re here whenever you need to tap into a wealth of empowering insights and practical techniques for change.

The Team

Over the next few months we’ll be introducing you to more of the WHATEVER LIFE THROWS team. As mentioned before, we’re assembling an incredible group of Practitioners and Trainers – all of whom have the skills and experience to bring personal and professional development to life and facilitate pragmatic change.

Our team is lead by Neil Almond and Andy Cartmell who together have over 30 years of experience in helping people get from where they are today to where they want to be.

We believe personal development is a journey and we look forward to sharing the path with you at some stage along the way.

Neil Almond

The WHATEVER LIFE THROWS training team is lead by Neil Almond, a well respected and sought after coach, trainer and consultant. He has delivered projects for many of the UK’s top organisations, facilitated sessions in Downing Street and worked with industry leaders including Sir Richard Branson.

Neil has trained NLP practitioners and coaches for the last six years - including the highly-respected Money Mastery programme (training over 2,500 money coaches). He is also head-coach on a major pan-Arab reality TV show.

Neil holds an MA in Coaching and Mentoring and is a Professional Guild of NLP certified Master Practitioner and Trainer as well as a certified and experienced firewalk instructor.

Andy Cartmell

The WHATEVER LIFE THROWS coaching team is lead by Andy Cartmell. He is a popular coach and consultant and is one of the country’s leading experts in goal-centred planning – combining his NLP with industry skills (including roles such as Planning Manager on the £5.5bn Channel Tunnel Rail Link project).

Having worked with some of the world’s most respected organisations, Andy brings a wealth of experience in Human Resources Development (HRD), planning and the successful implementation of major projects.

He holds a degree in Psychology and spent two years gaining post-graduate qualifications in Holistic Counselling from the Australian College of Natural Medicine, and is a Professional Guild of NLP certified Master Practitioner.

Working with us

Code Sharing

There are a number of ways you can work with WHATEVER LIFE THROWS; the whole ethos of our organisation is that we’re open, transparent and interactive. We’re keen to work with other coaches, trainers and personal development organisations who, like us, are ethical, passionate facilitators of pragmatic change.

We think of it a bit like Code Sharing on airlines. Or perhaps a House of Brands like Selfridges, which includes lots of mini-stores from Armani to All Saints, yet keeps the shopping experience consistent and seamless. We want to pull together all the most incredible ideas and trainings and make sure they get to the right people – to become the Selfridges of personal development. So if you’re a coach, trainer or personal development organisation and fit our profile, please get in touch.

Coaching Team

Many of WHATEVER LIFE THROWS’ programmes are supported by a team of wonderful people who give freely of their time in order to help participants get the best possible experience from our courses. Most of these people give their time as volunteers and in return, in true win-win style, we do our best to help them get even closer to where they want to be.

In addition to being able to review our courses, our course assistants get coaching, the opportunity to enhance their own skills, access to exclusive personal development experiences, and special offers. To join the team please contact us for more information.


In addition to code share partners, we’re always on the lookout for those elusive souls capable of running WHATEVER LIFE THROWS proprietary courses to the same high standards to which we hold ourselves. These trainers need to be experienced, credible and capable of facilitating pragmatic change in an engaging way, WHATEVER LIFE THROWS.

Skill Swap

We love it when our business partners attend our programmes because they really get to understand us at a whole new level and this in turn goes on to increase the experience for all of our customers. We’re therefore always happy to consider swapping skills you might have for places on our courses. So if you have skills that you think might enable us to get even better at what we do or add even more value, please get in touch.  



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Probably one of the simplest coaching techniques to master, this five-step model is hugely effective in helping people get really clear on how to overcome blockages in a way that builds skills and capabilities within them.

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