Up Close & Personal with Inspired Outcomes' Tara & Allen Kanerva
We invited Tara & Allen Kanerva to tell us about themselves, their work at Inspired Outcomes and how they became Master Practitioners of NLP and Hypnosis.
Here is our next "Up Close & Personal" feature on Tara and Allen Kanerva, owners of Inspired Outcomes. Healthy Waterloo Region is committed to bring awareness to the community about outstanding businesses that focus on helping people in all aspects of health.
Imagine for a moment that you are living in Africa. It is early morning; you feel the warmth of the sun and you are sitting comfortably with your coffee enjoying the moment and dreaming of your future. Monkeys are laughing nearby and the song birds sing their unique message.
That is exactly where Allen and I were, sitting and discussing the need for a place where humanitarian workers could come home to, to recover, to heal and to adjust from their work overseas.
We were working in the field and witnessing so many well intentioned, skilled people unable to do the work they loved because of the symptoms of trauma the work itself so often creates. We dreamed of finding a way to help them protect themselves mentally, how to recover quickly and how to stay strong and focused in their work as they wished they could do.
Living the Dream
Fast-forward to now, we are living in Guelph, raising our three little kids, two cats, one unruly dog and one happy, thriving, growing business called Inspired Outcomes. And we’re doing just what we set out to do: helping people protect, recover and stay strong!
Tara and Allen Kanerva
We are Master Practitioners of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnosis. Allen is also a Trainer of NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnosis. Our clients, while mostly from Southern Ontario, are scattered across North America.
We both work with individuals facing any type of personal challenge. I specialize in helping women through transitional points and feelings of being ‘stuck’. I came to NLP through a journey of self-discovery spanning many years, starting overseas working with women in the most challenging circumstances and leading to a career as a coach, initially focused on women experiencing anxiety in pregnancy and birth and now with women in any phase of life.
Allen specializes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma. Allen began studying NLP 27 years ago when he returned from a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East and North Africa. Using it in business and his own personal life, overcoming stress and trauma himself, he has taken his learning the highest levels so that he can coach and train others.
Maybe you are wondering “what is NLP”. Good! We believe it is good to wonder, because overcoming problems requires us to wonder, to think in new ways. As Albert Einstein said “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
NLP is a form of using the brain for change. Your brain is wired according to how you have been thinking and reacting and responding to your world since the day you were born. As a result, it has programs based on your unique beliefs, filters and strategies for making sense of things based entirely on your own neural biases. If you are stuck, or hurt or inappropriately or disproportionally affected by life’s stuff, you are likely running programs that aren’t best serving you. What we can do with NLP is use your unconscious mind to elicit those programs that may have helped you once, but no longer do, and clear them and learn new programs so that you can have access to your best self!
There is no tool or methodology that is as powerful, effective and fast as NLP. Together with Time Line Therapy™ and hypnosis, clients are amazed at how quickly they can let go of the past pain, move into the present with intention and purpose, suddenly seeing their future with optimism and certainty!
Inspired Outcomes office
It’s an understatement to say we love our work. Being witness and guide to someone moving from pain to joy, from fear to confidence or from indecision to purpose in just a very short period of time is the most satisfying work we can imagine doing!
We also provide professional, seamless and powerful trainings. We have had participants in our courses who have attended trainings in many, many disciplines at the highest levels (as have we) and they are always moved and excited about how profound our trainings are. Our goal and emerging reality is to create the most thoroughly trained and highly skilled practitioners in the world. We are well on our way! If you coach, counsel or work with others in any shape or form to increase their success (this includes parenting) what if you had a new set of skills to help those people get what they want.
So just for fun, imagine your future journey as if you are having a coffee in the warmth of the African sun, dreaming about the things that are important to you. Looking forward to your future, locking in to your full potential, living with absolute purpose, and realizing that the circumstances that need to change are the ones locked within our minds.
Tara and Allen complete a group workshop
If any of this looks or feels or sounds right to you, call us for a free consult at 226-979-8772! We love to hear your story, to see your dreams, experience your aspirations and learn the things you want to overcome now.
To learn more about Inspired Outcomes, please visit them here.