Mind over matter

 

Mind over matter!

I am grateful to say that I’ve found a job which inspires me.

But one of the reasons it inspires me is because I get to learn about the human mind and then put that knowledge to use to help others thrive.

What’s amazing about our brains is that they are actually plastic. We have the power, no matter what age we are, to do something called “pruning”.

Does this make you think of pruning a tree?

Amazingly enough, our brains act similarly to trees. If you practice a new behaviour enough times, it can actually become a habit because you form solid synaptic connections. And these connections get strong, becoming your new pattern.

So, as you head towards retirement, why not form some new patterns? What do you want to leave behind that is no longer serving you?

I am here to help you learn about your power. I know about it because I have experienced it myself. And it is a myth that you can’t get what you want in retirement.

If you have any questions about the brain as it grows in all its stages in life, why not comment below and ask me?

Power of Coaching Interview with Pratt Bennett

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I interviewed Pratt Bennet, Coach and Owner of Make That Leap Coaching. Pratt Bennet is a brain-based coach and college professor in Boston with over 23 years of experience in the classroom. He has developed a unique set of evidence-based, interdisciplinary, classroom-tested approaches to a wide variety of learning challenges.   In this interview we talked about:

  • how coaching is all about expanding one’s consciousness
  • how goals can cause big, positive shifts in a person’s life
  • why introspection is important for developing leadership skills
  • the benefits of introspection
  • how commitment of time and energy changes habits and gets the desired results
  • the impact of making small changes can achieve big gains

 

Listen to the interview.

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  A special thanks to Pratt for an informative interview. You can connect with Pratt at www.makethatleap.com   Pratt_BennettPratt’s bio: Pratt Bennet is a brain-based coach and college professor in Boston with over 23 years of experience in the classroom. Pratt has also been career coaching for over 20 years. He received his training from Results Coaching Systems, the world leader in neuroscience-based coaching. He has designed and led intensive training programs for employees and executives from hundreds of corporations/organizations, including Deloitte, Sony, Nokia, Coca-Cola and many more. Pratt’s cutting-edge programs for faculty and administrators blend research from many diverse fields including Education and Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Psychology to shed light on why students sometimes struggle to learn and how  educators can help them not only survive, but thrive.

Power of Coaching Interview with Penny Paucha

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Penny Paucha, Founder and Principal of ‘Instincts at Work’ based in Toronto, Ontario.

Penny is a certified Coach through the Neuroleadership Group, with extensive experience helping healthcare leaders and their teams remove the barriers to stellar results.

In this interview we talked about:
• how coaching is all about expanding one’s consciousness
• how goals can cause big, positive shifts in a person’s life
• why introspection is important for developing leadership skills
• the benefits of introspection
• how commitment of time and energy changes habits and gets the desired results
• the impact of making small changes can achieve big gains

Listen to the interview.

 

A special thanks to Penny for an informative interview.

Connect with Penny at www.instinctsatwork.com

DSC_2272Penny’s Bio: Penny is a certified Coach through the Neuroleadership Group, with extensive experience helping healthcare leaders and their teams remove the barriers to stellar results.

With 20 years of experience in the health care sector, Penny has held diverse positions such as operating room desk clerk, mental health counselor and program manager.

She specializes in leadership coaching and team performance for leaders in hospitals, family health teams and other health organizations and was a key contributor to the development of the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ Leadership Development Program.

Her evidence-based approach incorporates the latest findings from the field of social neuroscience as well as instinct-based assessment and proven models of leadership development.