Past Event – The Neuroscience of Consulting A private workshop for Propeller Group, October 5

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve made a compelling recommendation to your client, only to have her decline to take your advice – even though she is paying you for your suggestions! Neuroscience tells us that any type of change is perceived as a threat by your unconscious “lizard brain,” which can make your job as a learning consultant incredible frustrating.

A Permanent State of Mourning

When I first wrote this post, I knew that there would be more terror, more deaths and more sorrow ahead of us. While it is impossible to make sense of something so horrible, we can explore recent events by reviewing how hatred can re-wire a brain that was born to love and help others. Every time this happens, it happens to all of us – and is a failure of all of us to connect and communicate.

Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale

If you’re thinking that this topic is only for those of us who directly design and deliver sales training, think again! Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. My guest in this session is Mike Simmons, co-founder of Catalyst Sale, a full-service Sales Management Consultancy that builds Sales capability and capacity for organizations.

Past Event: Join me in San Diego with ATD! (Sept 21-22, 2017)

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.

The Google Effect

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…