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NLP Comprehensive Staff

 Tom Dotz, President

Tom acquired NLP Comprehensive in 1998 after selling the NLP Institute of California, which he founded in 1990 and grew to the largest organization of its kind in the U.S.

NLP Comprehensive offered Tom a chance to preserve and enlarge upon one of the most valuable and respected institutions in NLP. Beginning with our first e-commerce site in 1998, to going digital with audio and video titles, he continues to add new innovations to the structure, trainings, and products the company produces. Tom has studied NLP since 1978, and is certified as an NLP Master Practitioner and Health Practitioner.


Tracy Hoobyar, Director of Operations

You’ll hear a lot from Tracy. She often writes our newsletters and other communications.

She grew up with NLP as her father, Tom Hoobyar, was our Director of Planning and founder of the NLP Cafe. So she has a passion for all things NLP. She also currently runs the NLP Cafe in Mt. View, CA.  Tracy lives in Reno, NV with her family which includes her two daughters, 22 & 15. With a strong background in marketing and communication she is excited to bring her skills and her passion to NLP Comprehensive.

She has earned her Master and Health certifications in NLP, having studied with Robert Dilts, Suzi Smith and Tim Hallbom. Her real passion is in using NLP in everyday life, it’s applications in business and at home, and making it friendly and approachable to all.

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Sharon DeBault, Director of Community Relations

Sharon is usually the first person you’ll talk to when you call our office. Lucky you!

Sharon is certified as an NLP Practitioner. She has been with us for over 12 years in a variety of roles ranging from graphic designer to General Manager. Sharon’s long history with the company provides a real center within our NLP Comprehensive community. So, she either knows the answer to any question you might have, or she knows where to get it.

She was introduced to NLP by Lara Ewing after leaving her position as Editor in Chief of a Macintosh Computer Magazine. She really enjoys the people part of NLP Comprehensive, and she is the champion of your needs. She has the clout to suggest policy changes when she thinks they’re needed, and we listen!

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Jamie Reaser, PhD, Director of Professional Relations

Jamie is our ambassador to the academic and research worlds, and she is uniquely qualified to do so. She began her study of NLP in 1997 while completing her Doctorate in Biology at Stanford University under world renowned ecologist Paul Ehrlich.  Jamie has since used her NLP skills as a professional trainer, facilitator, and environmental negotiator for such organizations as the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Department of State, and the United Nations, as well as academic institutions and major corporations.  In 2005, she received the NLP World Community Award for the Environment for this work.

As an “ecopsychologist,” Jamie also applies her NLP skills as a guide to individuals and groups who want to more fully align their life vision and mission with “sustainable living.” Jamie is now head (and heart) of her own non-profit, Ecos Systems Institute, and assists individual clients through her private practice, Transformational Counseling.  She is certified as an NLP Master Practitioner, Health Practitioner and Trainer.

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Christian Miller, Publishing Manager

While perusing an audio-bookstore in 1999, Christian Miller discovered the audio-program: NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, and has been immersed in the technology ever since.  In the back of the six-tape set he found our contact information, and would soon arrange a work-trade agreement to attend his first Practitioner training.  Within the next three years he would become our Product Manager, then onto becoming our Projects Manager.  After completing his Master Practitioner training, he seized the opportunity to deepen his understanding of NLP through coaching and coordinating both Practitioner and Master Practitioner trainings and in 2003 began his own counseling, coaching and consulting practice in Denver, Colorado, which he maintains to this day.

The editor of The Portable Practitioner Training on DVD, Christian is currently working on two titles of his own, creating NLP-based workshops for teenagers, and will soon begin editing The NLP Portable Practitioner Training – Volume II.