Ian Brownlee – Professional Background

Ian.8.C.Ian Brownlee has been involved in the field of interpersonal & trans-cultural communication since 1977. He has worked in schools, universities, companies and organizations in: Laos, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy, England, The USA, The Philippines & Spain, as a teacher, university lecturer, trainer, researcher & consultant.

He has a Degree in Applied linguistics and Language Teaching From I.T.T.I., London and a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College, London. A Diploma of Advanced Studies in Education (D.A.S.E.) From Lancaster University which covered Educational psychology, Social Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Kinesics and 2 Masters degrees from British Universities: One in Teaching English Overseas from Manchester University, one in Training & Development in the area of Interpersonal Communication and Adult Education from the University of Sheffield. He has also gained post-graduate professional qualifications in Sociology, Organizational psychology, Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy from various other universities and professional organizations.
He is a licensed Practitioner, Master Practitioner, and Master Trainer in NLP. as well as being a trainer in Ericksonian Hypnosis. He is currently a member of the Management committee of the Sociedad Hipnologica Cientifica (the Society of Scientific hypnosis) in Madrid, Spain.

He is recognized by the Program on Negotiation, Harvard University, as a Negotiation Skills Trainer & Mediator and has collaborated on various projects with the program, and as such is in great demand as a negotiation consultant for some of the largest multinationals operating worldwide.

His wide experience gained in multinational organizations in positions such as Director of Training, Communications Consultant and Negotiator / Mediator has helped many people to learn and apply new methods of negotiating skills and advanced communication techniques both in their private and professional lives.

He has lived and worked in Spain since 1985, Brownlee & Associates was formed in 1991 and currently has a small, highly-trained staff. While based in Madrid, courses are given world-wide either in English or Spanish. Brownlee & Associates currently work with leading international companies in the areas of Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices; Information Systems; Luxury Products – Perfumes, Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories; Food & Beverage; Hotels; Mass Market Products, etc.

Areas of Expertise: Presentation Skills; Advanced Communication Skills; Negotiation; Interpersonal Communications Skills & Techniques; Sales; Neuro Linguistic Programming in Business; Ericksonian Hypnosis; English, Spanish & South-East Asian Cross-cultural Communication.


Since 2015, He has been actively involved in the study of Neuropsychology & Psychophysics with  special interest in the practical application of both these areas to Neuromarketing & Visual perception in communication with the emphasis on presentations, training & development and the use of Psycho-socio Linguistics and Erickson Hypnosis in Priming & Nudging.