Karen Meager & John McLachlan

Karen Meager and John McLachlan are the co-founders of Monkey Puzzle Training, two of only a handful of NLP Master Trainers in the UK and co-authors of Time Mastery; a number one best-selling book, and Real Leaders for the Real World; an IBA finalist.

At Monkey Puzzle Training, Karen, John and their team specialise in  developing leaders and supporting them in their personal and professional growth. They take the latest scientific and academic thinking and make it accessible and usable in peoples’ work and everyday life.

Both have successful business backgrounds for over 20 years, are clinically qualified in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Karen is an INLPTA certified NLP Master Trainer and a Principal Practitioner Member of the Association for Business Psychology as well as a UKCP registered Psychotherapist (DipNLPt). John is an INLPTA certified NLP Master Trainer, a Master Practitioner of NLP, a Principal Practitioner Member of the Association for Business Psychology, as well as a Therapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Karen and John have a unique gift in helping people both in their business and personal lives to move beyond Time Management to become ‘Time Masters’, allowing them to develop an approach to time that is efficient and fits in with their unique personality. Too often, people are controlled by other people’s priorities so Karen and John help people to take back that control, by understanding how their own preferences, style and interests impact their use of time​.

NLP, Time Management, Leadership, Training, Personal Development, Communication, Language, Stress Management, Family Relationships, Behaviour, Understanding the Mind, Life Coaching, Psycotherapy, Hypnotherapy


- Presenting - Experience of presenting on camera, Karen has been involved in a TV pilot screening
- Guest articles for many publications across business and consumer sectors
- Speaker Presentations at both consumer and trade conferences/exhibitions
- Interviewed for radio, online and print

- The hidden face of Male Depression
- They do what they say and say what they do - Become a truly authentic leader
- NLP in Leadership
- Keep calm and carry on with NLP
- 10 ways that NLP can improve your work, life, career and relationships
- You are wasting time and you don't even know it
- Banish Time Management Forever
- The Art of a good Work-Life Balance 



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 ‘’Karen and John at Monkey Puzzle are fantastic trainers of NLP and experts in their field. They are warm and welcoming and create a safe environment for experiencing and learning new things. My experience of working with them was both challenging and highly rewarding..’’

Samantha barton, training consultant
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Karen & John