The Neurscience Behind Public Speaking

Conquer your fear of public speaking using neuroscience Being a public speaker is not necessarily the most obvious career choice for someone who spent most of their studying years in a laboratory – but here we are😅! I spend a lot of my time delivering keynote presentations. And, even though it may seem slightly out of sync with my introverted …

The Brain-Friendly Workplace and Fidelis Leadership Podcast

Mike Ettore invited me to join him on the Fidelis Leadership Podcast to dive deep into The Brain-Friendly Workplace. If you’ve ever wanted to explore the ways that you can make everyday brain-friendly, and change the way that you work by supporting your neurosignature – you’ll want to make sure to give this episode a listen. Want more brain-friendly tips? …

Leadership and The Brain-Friendly Workplace

How to lead in a brain-friendly way This is the question that was covered in my past interview with Deutschlandfunk. Listen to the German interview here. Unfortunately, there is no English release. Want more brain-friendly tips? Check out my Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The Brain-Friendly Workplace: Why Talented People Quit and How to Get Them to Stay. And if you …

Hybrid Work – It’s Not Just Black and White

I have a hybrid view on hybrid work. You need to do what’s best for your business and also what is best for you.  Some CEOs are telling employees to come back to the office. If you work at one of those companies and would prefer to work from home, seek out another company that is more accommodating to your …

Brain-Friendly Friday: More Hours Does Not Mean More Productivity

Putting in more hours at work won’t make you more productive This is the time of year when you might feel the need to go full throttle this time of year, putting in more and more hours.  But did you know that people who add 15+ hours to their typical 40-hour workweek increase their risk of stroke by 35% and …

Do You Find Joy In Organization?

Neat and Tidy, and with a High-Serotonin Neurosignature If you’re one of those people who comes home from grocery shopping and immediately puts your food into individual, pretty containers that are all neatly organized… you may have a high-serotonin neurosignature.  Some additional qualities are: You are loyal and conscientious Duty, respectability, traditions, and morals are important to you You are …

Brain-Friendly Friday: How to Better Manage Overthinking

Why overthinking isn’t helpful, and what to do instead Constant rumination (overthinking things) makes a person much likelier to have or develop depression and anxiety. It’s like problem-solving run amok. So, instead of trying to “solve” the problem over and over, let’s focus on getting your mind off of it. Engage in a fun, challenging activity that fully occupies your …

Three Brain-Friendly Tips to Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

The Brain-Friendly Newsletter When it comes to managing stress and anxiety, the idea that the body can control the mind seems alien to many of us. But sometimes, the most effective route to your brain is through your body.  If you want to improve your mental health, a great place to start is with your physical self check out the …

Sleep – your brain’s superpower

My clients love to respond to my urging them to get more exercise by enthusiastically setting their alarm clocks an hour earlier, so they can get up and work out. Instead of sleeping six hours a night, they go for five. Soon, they call to tell me how exhausted they feel and complain that exercising is clearly terrible for their …