I’m so excited to be coming back to the ATD San Diego chapter. After a successful Brain-Based Learning workshop last year, I’m back to share my passion for learning with my friends and colleagues in the San Diego/Orange County chapters. Brain Science of Decision-Making for Consultants. As learning professionals, we’re also playing the role of consultant for our internal or external clients.
I recently heard a term that was new to me, “The Google Effect.” So of course, what did I do? I googled it. It turns out that there’s been quite a lot of research into the effects of online search on our brains and our apparent decline in the ability to remember things. A 2011…
If you look at Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience on Amazon, you’ll soon see a new design on the back cover, thanks to a truly wonderful endorsement from my colleague and friend, #1 Coach, Marshall Goldsmith.
Perhaps one of the most unique characteristics of our species is our insatiable obsession with ourselves. Going back to the earliest examples of human cave art, we see evidence of our collective narcissism.
Trish O’Connor is the owner of Epiclesis Consulting, LLC, which provides products and services to enhance communication about issues related to a person’s sense of ultimate meaning, including editorial services, ghostwriting, writing aids, and spiritual retreats.
As we know from neuroscience, there is a powerful urge towards spirituality and meaning, even in folks who may not consider themselves to be particularly religious or spiritual. This hard-wiring helps enrich our lives and brings out the best version of ourselves.
Trish O’Connor is the owner of Epiclesis Consulting, LLC, which provides products and services to enhance communication about issues related to a person’s sense of ultimate meaning, including editorial services, ghostwriting, writing aids, and spiritual retreats. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and a Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.
We got together to talk about her consulting practice and her courses on LearningBinge.
Coloring is great for kids
You probably remember coloring as a child. This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. There are many practical benefits of teaching children about colors.
Guest Blogger Taruna Goel on Using Pinterest to Work out Loud.
“Working out Loud” is a movement to leverage digital tools to share intermediate work products with colleagues so that you can improve your product through feedback and collaboration. Our guest blogger, Taruna Goel, recently experimented with this approach using Pinterest.
It’s well-documented that as a species we like to identify ourselves with winners and those we perceive as having the highest potential to win. This tendency seems to validate the statement that our brain is hard-wired for survival, an observation made by John Medina and others. But human behavior is rarely that straight forward.
Each year, I write the same basic post about why your brain needs a vacation and each year I fail to really take one myself. To be honest, this year is beginning to look like more of the same behavior, since I don’t have any days off planned just yet and we are well into August.