Steven Sikes IDEA
Seminars Trainer and Founder
Sikes is the "World's First Motivational Mind Reader", a Master Trainer of NLP & DHE, a professional speaker, business consultant,
writer and expert in accelerated learning and brain based learning and film maker.
He appeared before millions in acting in films and on television and radio in interviews and commentary. His topics include reading minds, intuition, making an impression, creating rapport, body language, and commentary on famous trials and celebrities. On national TV, he has helped a man propose to his girlfriend, demonstrated his ability to read and influence minds, and on a special NBC talk show
he assisted a "warring" couple resolve their conflicts and renew
their love. He has worked with attorneys in a major trial in the
U.S. and can often be heard on TV and radio doling out his expert
advice on subjects ranging from business persuasion to love relationships.
knowledge, skill, background, and most importantly his commitment
to teaching you make him an experience you will talk about for
doing public appearances by the age of three, becoming a professional
mind reader by eight years old. At fifteen, he joined a church and
began doing ministry work taking him to foreign countries. He
headed for Hollywood at eighteen where he worked as an actor and
stand up comedian. While in California, Rex also studied under
eastern religious masters like Rajneesh, Muktananda, Krishnamirti, Satchadynanda
and Zen masters.
discovered NLP in the mid seventies, he was astounded with the
practical real world applications. After reading "Frogs into Princes",
he was convinced that he was going to make it his lifelong career.
When he is
not training with IDEA Seminars, Rex makes personal appearances and does customized business
consulting, executive coaching and expert modeling. Some of his
clients include attorneys, CEO's, sales managers, personnel managers,
small business owners, training personnel, investors, teachers
and educational administrators.
got involved in NLP, in his own words...
began my public professional life at the age of three or four
when my parents encouraged me in dance and acrobatics. By the
age of 8, I had developed a fascination with Houdini and with mental and psychic develpment and began giving public performances. I also developed an interest
in hypnosis (later doing stage hypnosis).
liked helping people, and I'd missed that while focused on
the whole Hollywood scene."
an interest and exploration I continue to this day. At 15 years,
I got involved with youth ministry and evangelism and began a
6 year study of famous preachers, getting to know many leaders
and having the opportunity to model their approaches. At 18, in Hollywood, California I made a
living doing mind reading presentations and stand up comedy while pursuing a
career in the film industry. I have spent most of my life before
the public - performing, speaking and teaching.
While I had
enjoyed some success in the film and television industry (and
learned from the greats themselves) my enthusiasm for the business
side of it was waning. I liked helping people, and I'd missed
that while focused on the whole Hollywood scene. I missed working
with people - my teenage years of ministering to people through
the church, running a coffee house and helping people with their
lives - so I began to get training in the various therapeutic
disciplines of that time.
wanted to help others make life truly grand rather than
just fix a problem"
1979, while vacationing in the midwest, I ran into one of my former
college buddies, a gentleman with whom I had spent a great deal
of time arguing philosophy with. He told me about a book he had
read; and he was so excited, I ran out and got myself a copy.
It was 'Frogs into Princes.' The book immediately had me intrigued
- it had me spell bound!
Princes' was the first NLP book ever written and is a record of
marvelous changework with others. The notion that we could actually
use our senses with more precision blew me away! I read the book
and decided that NLP is what I wanted to do. I immediately sought
out others who could help me with that quest. I got my hands on
anything and everything having to do with NLP. I began studying,
learning, and using NLP and applied it to my work with people.
Eventually, I began holding workshops in personal growth and development
using and teaching NLP to others.
At the very
same time, I was investigating healers, psychics and a variety
of mental and spiritual disciplines. I spent time with great thinkers
like Krishnamirti, Ram Dass, Tim Leary, Joseph Chilton Pearce,
John Lily, Rajneesh, Muktananda, Satychadananda and many others.
I started a meditation and personal development center around
1983 applying principles I had been learning to self discovery,
meditation and living ecstatically. I continued to integrate all
of these with my new found love for NLP.
1986, I decided I wanted to devote myself full time to training
NLP. I wanted to help others make life truly grand rather than
fix a problem. I changed my entire focus and began offering more
public programs all the while continuing to develop and learn
as much as I could about how humans make personal transformation.
I began studying accelerated learning methods and integrating
them into my seminars and workshops. I traveled around a lot doing
public NLP programs as well as working with other NLP trainers
in their training programs.
I have developed a training method combining all of my knowledge
of brain based learning methods and accelerated learning and it
has been a fabulous success! When I watch my students grow and
develop it's the greatest feeling in the world.
I have been
blessed that I have spent my life around great people in the arts,
sciences, business, and religions - I have learned from all of
them and modeled them. They are indeed a part of me. When people
tell me that I'm a great trainer, I tell them it's because I've
stood on the shoulders of giants."
of special skill:
- Accelerated and brain based learning
- Humor and laughter in training
- Meditation and hypnosis
- Educational consulting
- Professional MindReader, MC, and Entertainer
- Motivational Speaking
- Professional Actor (S.A.G. and A.F.T.R.A. Member)
- Producer & Director Films
- Criminal Law
- Traveling, Walking/hiking, Yoga, Martial Arts
- Houdini (Past Board member of Houdini Club of Wisconsin)
- Using Mind Machines
- Great mysteries or puzzles
- Computer games
- Searching for the spiciest, hottest food on the planet
- Long conversations over good coffee
- Lived in Hollywood as an actor and taught acting 1974 to 1991.
- Began studying various forms of therapy in 1978
- Began research on healers and psychics in 1979
- Began his spiritual journey in 1980, visiting communes &
- Began his study of NLP in 1979, later becoming certified as
Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Trainer and Master Trainer
- Went back to college to get BS in Communication
- Began NLP training and consulting in 1983
- Decided to stop therapeutic practice in 1986 and devote himself
to training personal excellence
- Began working with Richard Bandler, NLP Developer in 1989
- Opened IDEA Seminars in 1991
- Began developining Mind Design in 1981
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