BrainSmart has been created and developed by Clare Edwards and Anne Paterson. We have been working together since 2007 and share a deep commitment to providing practical solutions that work in the real world of work, delivering excellent customer service and working to make a genuine difference.
We are graduates of the Neuroscience of Leadership (Neuroleadership), professional facilitators and trainers with extensive experience working at senior management level with multinational organisations. We share a lifelong passion for developing ourselves, a fascination with understanding people and a commitment to helping organisations effectively engage with their people.
In 2013 we started using insights from Neuroscience to help clients understand their motivation, thinking and behaviours from the perspective of the brain. Leaders began to understand how their brains impacted their responses to change, their ability to stay cool under pressure and their capacity to lead.
We are committed to helping more people optimise their brain to improve their emotional intelligence, gain greater focus and productivity and achieve greater collaboration, reduced stress levels and an increased sense of wellbeing.
We have been working with clients from across the globe and a wide variety of industry sectors for over 20 years. Some of the clients we are serving individually and working in partnership with include:
Clare’s early career was spent in hospitality, in Front Office Management for a European Hotel chain. She then spent 16 years working at senior management level with European and American organisations. During that time, she was Head of Corporate Development for XO Global Communications Inc., Customer Marketing Manager, SAP UK, and has worked in, and managed, multinational teams.
Clare’s fascination with the brain led her to be in the first cohort globally of an Advanced Diploma in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Accreditations include the i4 Neuroleader assessment, Team Management Systems and Everything DiSC profiling.
A Professional Member of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA), Clare speaks extensively at industry associations and professional development conferences, delivering a series of ‘Change your Brain’ keynotes and plenaries.
Anne has over 20 years’ experience in global HR Management, Learning and Development and consulting. She has a Master of Arts Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership and is an accredited Master Trainer for the Team Management Systems (TMS) suite of instruments.
Anne has worked in both the public and private sectors of industry, and in her corporate career with British Airways in the UK, she held the positions of Head of Human Resources and Human Resource Manager Europe. In these senior roles, she led a team of 6 people to deliver HR support and advice to over 4,500 air and ground-based employees and provided an HR service to 24 European countries.
As a consultant, Anne has worked across a diverse range of industries and organisations providing consultancy advice and support, designing and delivering training programs and coaching executives.
We have carefully selected a number of associates who assist us in supporting our clients. All of our Associates are experienced professionals who have studied the Neuroscience of Leadership and are accredited to use, and interpret, the full range of instruments we offer. They have ‘hands on’ experience of working with organisations at all levels.