Treacle Academy

In an ever evolving World where everything is subject to change, there are certain things for us that will always remain firmly in our hearts and minds

To provide a service for anyone in the World who wants to lead a successful and happy life.
We always put the needs of our clients first and work with them to get great results.
Integrity, trust and candour have taken us to where we are today.

Over 4 decades and 1 day we have had the absolute privilege of working with people from all over the world, enabling them to see in themselves the potential we see in them and achieve what they never before believed was possible.

That, ladies and gentlemen, gives us such a buzz!

The Story

Once upon a time many years ago, even before Treacle Training was born, there was a hill with a storage shed at the top.

This storage shed was for storing barrels of Treacle, such were the ways in the early 18th century. One day a cart load of Treacle barrels were being transported from the local harbour to the top of the hill and as the last barrel rolled off the back of the horse drawn wagon it escaped down the hill, gathering momentum until it finally crashed spewing Treacle everywhere – hence Treacle Hill.

The shed was reformed into a cottage – hence Treacle Cottage.
A little later, Robert and Liz transformed Treacle Cottage into a Training Centre – hence the birth of Treacle Training.


Historically, the Middle English term triacle was used by herbalists and apothecaries to describe a medicine (also called theriac or theriaca) — composed of many ingredients — that was used as anantidote treatment for poisons, snakebites or various ailments. Triacle comes from the Old French triacle, in turn from Vulgar Latin triacula which comes from Latin theriaca the Latinisation of the Greek èçñéáêÞ (thçriakç), the feminine of èçñéáêüò (thçriakos), “concerning venomous beasts”, which comes from èçñßïí (thçrion), “wild animal, beast”.


In Devon, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, UK, the remains of mines are known locally as “Treacle Mines” since they show a glistening black residue that looks like treacle. In fact, the mines – always on granite -produced a mineral known as Micaceous hematite which was used as pounce to dust early ink to prevent smearing. It was later used in rust-preventing paints and was the last mineral commercially mined on Dartmoor. This definition seems local to a geographical area.


Treacle is made from syrups that remain after sugar is removed in its refining process. Raw sugars are first treated in a process called affination so that, when dissolved thereafter, the resulting liquor contains the minimum of dissolved non-sugars to be removed by treatment with activated or bone char. The dark-coloured washings are treated separately, without carbon or bone char. They are boiled to grain (i.e. until sugar crystals precipitate out) in a vacuum pan, forming a low-grade massecuite (boiled mass) which is centrifuged, yielding a brown sugar and a fluid by-product—treacle.

Robert Smith

An enthusiastic, motivational yet forthright style with a gift for making the complex understandably simple and inspiring. Robert is an expert in leadership, team and individual development and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in business. He is an internationally renowned consultant, motivational trainer and is an executive coach to high-flying business leaders as well as a developer and designer of leadership training programmes. Robert specialises in using the most powerful developmental psychologies to enable people to realise their individual potential. As a leadership mentor and coach since the 1980s Robert has researched the dynamic development of personal psychology. In parallel he also studied therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy. Robert’s early career was spent at the cutting edge of management studying with many of the original developers of NLP, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Robert is also registered as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (980231), British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (9893639) and, is ANLP’s International Ambassador and Master Trainer with INLPTA.

Robert spends his time between high profile business training and running NLP programmes with his partner Liz Bailey at Treacle Cottage.

Liz and Robert together have that ” magic something” that demonstrates that One plus One equals Three.


Liz Bailey

Has a way of lighting up the genius in all who meet her, making learning joyful, life changing and real.

Liz brings an impressive breadth of knowledge gained over a life time of exploring the human psyche.

Defining moments along her journey in life, inspired and motivated her to study Neuro Linguistic Programming, Transactional Analysis, Bereavement Counselling, Gestalt Therapy, Solution Focused Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Hypnosis.
What she does now is to teach others to be at the cause of their life and encourage them to have the world the way they want it. Her personal style is fun, energetic and very down to earth.

Her career has encompassed management in both the private and public sectors.

“I feel staggeringly lucky to have been able to attend your course. The difference it had made to my life has been immense. I have more confidence now, I feel able to deal with so much more in my life, I have my sense of humour back (very important) and I have made wonderful friends, too.”

“Thank you so much Liz for all you have done for me – and indeed all of us!”

Since becoming an NLP trainer she has concentrated on running NLP programmes with her partner Robert Smith at Treacle Cottages.

Robert and Liz together have that “magic something” that demonstrates that One plus One equals Three.

Liz Bailey International Trainer INLPTA ANLP ABH
phone: +44 7377 717720 (UK) 
Skype: lizandpack
F.B. Treacle International Consultancy and Training.


Sagar Vishwas

Sagar Vishwas is the founder of YouFORE Learning and MyGrowthZone. After over 19 years of successful stints in technology and business development, Sagar decided to follow his calling; to help people make a difference in their lives.

He is an International NLP Trainer and mBIT Coach. Over the last 6 years he has helped companies and individuals find their true potential and achieve their outcomes. His methodologies have helped people overcome learning difficulties, speech challenges, chronic pain, relationship issues, phobias, and move their lives and relationships onto upward spirals of growth and happiness.

The teams he has worked with have displayed greater coherence, creativity and focus and have delivered better results for their organizations. Entrepreneurs have taken their businesses to higher levels of performance.

Often, performance at work is affected by several other drivers. Sagar’s coaching methods are effective even with persons who do not wish to reveal personal history. NLP is about how the mind deals with information rather than the content itself.


Sanjeev Kumar Sampath

Sanjeev Kumar Sampath is the founder of Keystone Training Circle. A post-graduate in Mass Media & Psychology, he has been in the field of Learning and Development for 20 years with experience in Behavioural interventions, Leadership training, Peak performance enhancement and communication skills. He has been trained under internationally recognised trainers like Robert Smith, Liz Bailey, Connirae Andreas, Charvet Shelle Rose, Enrico Crosina, Andrew T Austin, Nick Kemp amongst others.

Sanjeev specialises in facilitating high impact, result oriented corporate and individual training programs for performance improvement and leadership excellence. His passion is towards working with children with learning disabilities and clients with pathological speech problems amongst others.

Sanjeev is a certified NLP Master Practitioner, an INLPTA Certified NLP Trainer and is a registered training member with international bodies- ANLP-CIC, ABNLP & INLPTA. He is also a certified practicing mBIT Coach & an Advanced Practitioner of Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT).

Training Solutions:
Under Sanjeev, Keystone Training Circle delivers hard hitting; effective training experiences for individuals and corporations, provide advanced training courses for NLP and a wide range of other customised leadership and behavioural training solutions.