IPTAA and NLP have two things in common: on the one hand, both focus on directly increasing the self-efficacy of the practitioner and on the other, both create a systematic basis for a workable collection of "tools" for direct application. However, the rest is fundamentally different.

Despite this:

In the past, NLP was the method of choice for increasing communicative competency. The method of choice in the present and future for increasing holistic self-efficacy is IPTAA!

The most important characteristics at a glance:



Neurolinguistic programming


integral purposeful thinking and acting

Development 1970s 2010s
Approach Pseudo-scientific collection of methods Science-based learning and management system
Original focus Strengthening communication for psychologists and psychotherapists Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of specialist experts in projects
Drivers of development Psychologists Engineers and managers in cross-faculty collaborations
Fields of competence
  • Communicative influence
  • Understanding human behavior

  • Communicating confidently and successfully

  • Motivational leadership

  • Structured and systematic goal achievement

  • Overcoming special challenges
  • Methods
  • Techniques
  • Systems
  • Models
  • Methods
  • Techniques
  • Tools
  • Principals
  • Tools
  • Didactics and methodology
  • Quality criteria
  • Completed
  • Undergoes continuous improvement