Art Leidecker has been in marketing for the past forty-five years. As a consultant to Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios, Columbia Pictures, HBO Cannon and Embassy Pictures he built 11 corporations in the U.S. and Canada and retired at the age of 47. After a few years of pursuing a number of personal interests, he decided to further investigate the field of hypnotism, a lifelong interest. His fascination with the power of the mind and how it works in marketing motivated him to become a hypnotherapist.
As his practice grew he became interested in helping people become hypnotherapists, and in 1996 established the Leidecker Institute, one of the largest hypnotherapy training schools in the country. In writing his soon to be published book Neuro-subliminal Communication™—The Advanced Technical Science of Body Language, he has traveled the world from the Great Wall in China to the deepest of the Amazon jungle researching the field of N-sC and has combined the benefits of that research into all of his marketing strategies.
Art is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists, a Certified Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Instructor, and past President of the International Association of Medical and Therapeutic Specialists. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Hypnotist’s Union, a division of the AFL/CIO. He taught for Elgin Community College in Illinois. In addition to teaching Certification Courses to new hypnotists, doctors, psychologists, social workers and counselors, he maintains an active private practice.
Art has appeared on TV and radio and his work has been recognized by Time Magazine. He is the author of From Scratch and on a Shoestring—How Absolutely Anyone Can Build an Outstanding Practice a favorite among hypnotists that is now given on CD to each new hypnotist as they become National Guild trained. Art presents group workshops in marketing, self-esteem, motivation, and managing the power of the subconscious mind. In 1999 he received the National Guild of Hypnotists Instructor of the Year award and was awarded Hypnotist of the Year at the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference. In 2006 he was appointed to the Order of Braid Council of the National Guild.
Prior to the passing of his beloved wife Marilyn, they worked together as a team for Chicago Marriage Encounter for over 23 years helping married couples with their relationships. Art and Marilyn were together 49 and a half years. Art resides in the Chicago area.