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3 Brains Coach Certification

The art of coaching and leadership excellence

Aligned conscious & subconscious decisions making, overcoming limiting beliefs and enable long lasting change

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Become certified in the 3 Brains (Head, Heart, and Gut Brain) coaching methodology and experience the breakthrough for your employees, clients, and yourself.

Everything we do, in all our roles in life, personal and professional, is based on a decision, conscious or subconscious.

Everything we say to someone is based on a decision,

everything we write in an email or text message is based on a decision,

every action as a professional leader, manager, or coach is based on a decision.

The art of success is being in charge of your conscious and subconscious decision making process, aligning your rational and emotional thinking.

This training is about mastering this art.


How will this 3 Brains Coaching training assist you in achieving your goals? 

As we all are aware, 90% of our decisions/actions are orchestrated by our subconscious. 

The art of coaching and leading people includes working with this perceived “black box” to assist our client/employee in long lasting change and development instead of providing quick fixes. 

This involves answering questions as:

How can you be in charge of your gut feeling?

Why does our heart not always align with our thoughts?

Why do we stop doing what we know is good for us?

How can we assist our clients/employees to find the balance between their thoughts and their feelings so that they make decisions and change that will last?

To sum up: How can our client/employee access this “black box” that is acting subconsciously? 

Asking questions is key and not enough!

Understanding and speaking the language of the Head, Heart, and Gut Brain provides critical information to coach your clients/employees to make long lasting change.

In this way we can assist our client/employee on the level where the solutions are, and bypass their critical thinking with all the "yes, but ..." responses.


When we do not align them before we make a decision we could end up making the "wrong" decision and probably regret it however when we do not decide as we are not sure which Brain to follow we go down the path of getting stuck in procrastination, feeling stressed, anxious, sad, depressed, guilty, etc.


​This 3 Brains Coach training is the answer and will help you master the techniques and attitude to assist others to overcome procrastination, stress, ineffective decision-making approaches, in order to boost teamwork and performance. 


You will get THE insights and tools to apply to coaching, leadership, managerial, therapeutic, or personal situations that are relevant to you. 

 “Thank you Christoffel

 I can honestly say that this was one of the most enjoyable, interactive and genuine training programmes that I have experienced. The combination of your style and the subject matter created a very safe space, for me at least, and I have taken a great deal from this training.

In fact, after the first session, I recommended that my three closest colleagues (covering UK, Israel and South America) read your book and have a look at your work. 

All the very best, and I look forward to being in touch again soon.


Claire K. PCC Business Psychologist & Coaching Professional 

What will you master after these 4 days? 

The techniques, insights, and lessons you can directly apply in your work with clients or employees include:

1. Analysing your clients/employee situation

  • How to understand the other on their real need level and what motivates and demotivates them

  • Knowing how and in which areas to work with your clients, so identity where they really are stuck in their decision making process, in this way you can successfully assist them to achieve their goals

  • Having insight into how we actually make decisions and store our memories and emotions

  • Learn to expose the emotional or logical fixations (blocks) that negatively influence decision-making, and therefore create stress, frustration, anger, fear, regret, procrastination, and conflicts

  • Identify which Brain or Brains are dominant in your client in order to pinpoint the issue and find a solution

  • Identify the five main misalignments you client/employee/colleague/manager has that could have between their different Brains that stops them to achieve what they want to achieve 

2. Successful communicating and making an authentic trustful connection 

  • Mastering 3 Brains language so that you are really understood by your client/employee/colleague/manager

  • Learn what the real intention is behind the words being used from the other and if where they are originating from. Which Brain is in the lead? 

3. Transformational Self Development 

  • Releasing the limiting beliefs that are stored in one or more of your Brains 

  • Increase the success of your decision making, 3 Brains aligned decisions instead of primarily from your dominating Brain

  • Make your subconscious tangible and controllable for your decision making!

  • The ability to create better self-management techniques and reduce stress for yourself and the other

4. Profound coaching techniques for enabling the long lasting change

  • The infinite spiral enabler; the technique for embedding the change in all the 3 Brains

  • Eye and diaphragm release the groundbreaking ANS (Autonomic Nerve System) releasing techniques that will get everyone out of a stuck state of fight/flight/freeze or immobilisation.  

  • CCT (curiosity, compassion and trust) technique; the technique to create alignment in your own 3 brains before you connect with the other (calibrate and aligning) the 3 Brains

  • Dutch negotiating technique; Renegotiate and solve conflicts between the 3 Brains 

  • Rewire the past and other techniques to enable solutions to the most common roadblocks and misalignments in the individual Brains, based on their unique purpose and objectives

5. The science behind the three Brains—our Head, Heart and Gut—and how they work*


6. And most important: Exercises and exercises to master the knowledge and feel/experience the change

This training is for every coach, therapist, counselor, manager, leader, and the individual who wants to master the art of enabling long lasting change in their clients and/or employees, learn the art or aligned successful decision making, and building trust in every relationship


*This 3 Brains theory is based on the book How Men and Women Fit, Finally Understand Your Partner with the 3 Brains Theory, by Christoffel Sneijders.

Accreditation of the 3 Brains Coach training: 

  • ICF accredited for 28 CCEU hours (Core Competencies 16 hours Resource Development 12 hours)

  • NOBCO accredited for 24 Personal development hours

  • EMCC recognise this training for 24 development points

  • PACFA recognised for development points 

  • Hypnotherapy Associations recognition for development points 

Great choice!

I followed this program in April 2020 and it is a great one for self-awareness and self-development, besides, it provides a toolset to coach and help others to move forward.

The ICF CCEUs were a plus and guarantee of quality.

Christoffel provides his best knowledge and experience in the field of business, coaching and therapy, and the virtual experience of the online training worked out very good!


Maria Alonso Jaén, PPC Executive coach and Leadership Trainer

Would you like to know what your preference in decision making is?

Which Brain more dominant is and which on is more on the background? 


Why not do the 3 Brains Preference test?

It is free and without any obligation of registering 

Thank you Chris for an amazing cours.  

You are a fascinating, knowledgeable and brilliant facilitator!  ​

Most of all, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the most profound session you conducted with me.  ​


You have an unique ability to get through to the core of the issue with a laser like focus but you do it so gracefully and with so much kindness that it makes space for complete trust in the process.  ​ 


Our conversation has had an enormous and very positive impact on me and I can not thank you enough for the insights you have given me.  


 I am grateful for the experience, it was life changing.

Gerda B. Manager and Senior Health Counselor


3 Brains Coach Certification Training Calendar 2021

Do we really have three Brains?

Let’s be clear at this point: we are not talking in metaphors. This training is not built around some intellectual concept to help us think about how that one brain inside our skull works.

Our three Brains are real. There is a great deal of scientific research on the distinct roles, locations, and functions of the three very distinct cognitive structures we carry around in our head and body.

Before now, if Heart and Gut Brains were thought to exist at all, they were considered separate entities that existed and reacted independently and were not capable of communicating or collaborating with one another. We have come to know differently.

The Gut Brain

In the book, ‘The Second Brain’ 1998 Neurobiologist Dr. Michael Gershon, described that the gut contains a complex and fully functional neural network or ‘brain’ 

The Gut Brain, contains over 500 million neurons and sends and receives nerve signals throughout the chest/torso/innervates organs

The priority of the Gut Brain is survival, with feelings like fear, desire, disgust, and rage.

When the Gut Brain is making decisions, our communication and behavior is based on fear, anger, and lust, and it is always focused on ‘Me’.

The Heart Brain

Neuro-cardiologist, Dr. J. Andrew Armour introduced the concept of a functional brain in the heart in 1991

The heart has a complex intrinsic neural network sufficiently sophisticated to qualify as a ‘brain’. The heart’s neural network meets all the criteria specified for a brain including several types of neurons, neurotransmitters, proteins, support cells and more. Its complex and elaborate neural circuit allows the heart brain to function independently of the head brain and it can learn, remember, feel and sense

the priority of the Heart Brain is belonging and works with emotions of love, guilt, happiness, hope, joy, shame, sorrow, hate, and sadness. Because they are all based on connecting and belonging, and are all about ‘Us’, they are essential in our relationships.

It also means this Brain can only play a part in our decision-making when we feel safe enough to let our guard down and put the Gut Brain at rest, so that we can feel and nurture attachments.



The Head Brain

The place where three parts are connected, Reptile Brain, Mammal (limbic) Brain and Primate (neocortex) Brain 

This level is solely focused on making logical decisions for the future, based on acquired (past) knowledge. It deals with intellectual feelings like understanding, anticipation, interest, surprise, and wonder. All those things can influence our decisions. 

The important thing is to understand what the three Brains are, and how they work. We can then apply the insights resulting from the research in practical ways to help us manage (and sometimes control) our own Brains and how we interact with others.

Throughout this training, we move forward from scientific fact — that the Head, Heart and Gut Brains exist — to explore the ways we can use that knowledge to improve our Brains’ health and our lives.

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18 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000


Av. de Camilo José Cela 15A
Madrid 28028


+61 40 5085 008 (Australia)

+31 684 713 771 (Europe)


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