Oliver Thompson
How to Train Your Business Brain

The workout programme for your mental muscles


h 210mm x w 167mm, 144pages, 42 cognitive workouts, ISBN: 978-0-9571558-1-7

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Striving to be a brilliant Business Brain isn’t easy right? Otherwise everyone would be massively over achieving in everything that they do. But, there are key strategies that can truly improve your thinking and therefore your results.

In this book Oliver Thompson compiles all essential techniques of his popular training programme for entrepreneurs and leaders in industry. Built around Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Intelligence and other behavioural led models How to Train your Business Brain will show why we do what we do and from this you’ll understand the many ways in which you’ll be able to make the shifts and changes in yourself to positively affect your success.

Each of the 6 Brain boosters (Mindset, Relationships, Perception, Language, Influence and Thinking) focuses in on a core topic of self-improvement. Each brain booster concludes with a number of cognitive workouts to push your thinking, strengthen your behaviours, make you more mentally agile and improve your personal management.

How to Train your Business Brain is your mental fitness regime that provides the tools to help you achieve your vision and develop your business brain. When you read through the book and complete the workouts it will help you become a more resourceful, powerful and fulfilled individual.


Oliver Thompson is a highly experienced business coach and corporate training consultant who works within organisations to create measurable results through a combination of emotional intelligence, neurolinguistics, behavioural psychology and other cutting edge learning techniques. Having made an impact within household names such as Coca Cola, Estée Lauder, Samsung and Tesco he also continues to be passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs where his personal impact programmes continue to enhance employee talent, aptitudes and inventiveness.

Oliver uses many techniques taken from his vast knowledge as a Mindfulness Practitioner, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and as an Eriksonian Hypnotherapist. He is also the founder of The Business Brain his dedicated NLP Programme for business professionals who want to gain a cutting edge and improve their personal branding.

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Contents page

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Business Brains are good at influencing people. They appreciate differences in personality, plus other people’s quirks and can, therefore, affect the flow of communication and motivation successfully. This can then shape the relationship itself. […] There are many personality models to pick from. However this simple HATS assessment is very easy to use as you probably have now guessed, a huge generalisation. …

(Chapter 5: ‘INFLUENCE’  )


MUHAMMAD ALI was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali became a Golden Gloves champion and Olympic gold medallist within two years of each other. Ali won all of his competitive bouts in the 1960s, the majority of them by knockout. Even whilst fighting Parkinson’s disease in his retirement, Ali has devoted much of his time to philanthropy. In 2005, Ali received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. He also opened the Muhammad Ali Centre in his hometown of Louisville that same year. ‘I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given,’ he said. ‘I believed in myself and I believe in the goodness of others,’ said Ali. ‘Many fans wanted to build a museum to acknowledge my achievements. I wanted more than a building to house my memorabilia. I wanted a place that would inspire people to be the best that they could be at whatever they chose to do, and to encourage them to be respectful of one another.’
Ali is arguably, the self-proclaimed greatest athlete of all time.

(p. 140 )



Bill Gates didn’t appear to be destined for greatness after dropping out of Harvard and starting a first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen – Traf-O-Data, which subsequently failed. But while this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.

(Chapter 6: ‘THINKING’  p. 120 )