We live and work in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). As leaders and team members, we are experiencing the uncertainty and unpredictability of continuous change and we are being exposed to an overwhelming amount of information 24/7 as a result of innovations in technology.
We are seeing the pressure on our workplaces to become even more flexible, agile and innovative as competition in our markets increases and customers become more demanding.
More than ever, we need leaders who can step up with the skills, behaviours and attributes that are relevant for this business climate.
Stress-related absenteeism, sickness and presenteeism (being physically present but not fully productive) are all on the increase and impacting morale, effectiveness and the bottom line.
Whether you need to proactively address these issues in your organisation or you want to invest further in your people’s well-being, we want to help you make that difference.
The BrainSmart Approach
We are committed to using the findings from Neuroscience to develop an approach to learning and development that builds on the science and helps us use our amazing brain to a much greater capacity than we have done before. We offer cutting edge, evidence-based strategies and solutions to meet the practical challenges we face on a day to day basis in our workplaces and lives to create change practices that are innovative and sustainable.
Our commitment to being BrainSmart doesn’t just extend to the content of our workshops. We also deliver using brain-friendly practices such as:-
- working in ‘sprints’ with regular breaks
- spacing learning initiatives so that there is time to reflect, practise and apply new learnings
- offering plenty of opportunity to ‘think, pair, share’, recap, review and reflect
- sharing personal stories to connect and help transfer key messages
- encouraging an open mind to new practices and theories
- respectfully challenging limiting thinking and beliefs
- varying our brain-friendly initiatives to appeal to all senses
- looking after the wellbeing of our participants through hydration, healthy food and opportunities to move and stretch
“Thank you for sharing what were very personal experiences – it really helped me relate, not only to what you said, but also to how the strategies and techniques could transfer not only to work but also into my personal life”
What we stand for – our Purpose
We exist to help people unleash their Brain’s potential to work smarter, lead better, build great teams and thrive in change
We envision a working world where leaders are inspiring, managers are motivating, staff are engaged and employee wellbeing is as important as profits.
The Core Beliefs that drive our Behaviour and Ethics
Never stay still – we continually develop ourselves personally and professionally and look to do the same for our clients through continual innovation and improvement
Manage energy over time – We believe it’s important to practise what we preach. We plan our work and thinking according to our personal energy levels; we take regular breaks and we maintain work/life balance boundaries
Brain-friendly through and through – we operate in a brain-friendly way. This means spacing learning, offering opportunities for reflection, providing learning in multiple formats and checking in regularly
“Oops, sorry” – if we ‘stuff up’ we ‘fess up’. We won’t hide behind our mistakes and should something go wrong, we’ll work with you to make amends and turn a problem into a win:win solution