“Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level. ”

~ Jay Shetty

Program Overview

There is a growing need to understand what drives human behavior both in and outside of the workplace context. The last two decades of research on employee engagement and effective leadership highlight that traditional leadership approaches used in the 20th century are just not working today.

Viewing behavior change through the lens of neuroscience is providing leaders with a much more sophisticated understanding of how to engage people in the improvement of human performance by identifying the neurobiological underpinnings of behavior change in social and workplace settings.

This workshop is designed to help leaders inspire and motivate others to optimize their performance by first optimizing their own - with the brain in mind.

How this Micro-Learning is facilitated

  • Live Virtual (Synchronous) Learning
    - Four (4) 90-min sessions over four (4) consecutive weeks
    - Groups or Teams consisting of 6 or more participants

  • On-Demand Virtual (Asynchronous Learning)
    (*coming soon)

  • On-Site (In-Person Learning)
    - Two (2) consecutive half-days or One (1) full day
    - Groups or Teams consisting of 6 - 24 participants

    (NOTE:  Due to COVID19 Pandemic and current CDC guidelines, we are not currently scheduling "In-Person" deliveries at this time.)

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe what drives human behavior based on discoveries in contemporary neuroscience.

  • Define the impacts of the deeply social brain on performance and the bottom line.

  • Apply a brain-based framework for increasing engagement and motivation at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

“By learning how the brain works at work, leaders maximize the ability to collaborate with and influence others, improve decision making and complex problem solving, regulate emotions, and facilitate behavior change at the individual, team, and organizational level. ”

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome & Getting Started!

    • A message from your instructor(s)

    • Pre-Course Reading Assignment

    • Pre-Course Assessment

    • Download the Participant Manual

  • 2

    Module 1: Important insights about the human brain

    • Session 1: Live Video Instruction

    • Session 1: Knowledge Check

    • Session 1: Mission & Reflection Exercise

  • 3

    Module 2: The Deeply Social Nature of the Human Brain

    • Session 2: Live Video Instruction

    • Session 2: Knowledge Check

    • Session 2: Mission & Reflection Exercise

  • 4

    Module 3: SECURE Connection™ framework for managing self and others

    • Session 3: Live Video Instruction

    • Session 3: Knowledge Check

    • Session 3: Mission & Reflection Exercise

  • 5

    Module 4: Practical strategies for fostering a climate of trust & inclusion

    • Session 4: Live Video Instruction

    • Session 4: Knowledge Check

    • Session 4: Mission & Reflection Exercise

  • 6

    Completion & Next Steps

    • Congratulations from your Instructor(s)

    • Complete Course Survey

    • Assess your Knowledge - (for CEU's)

    • Next steps to consider


Paul McFadden

Paul McFadden is a former IT executive and veteran of the USNR/MMR, now an accomplished, sought-after executive, team coach, body-mind practitioner, leadership strategist, trusted advisor, and keynote speaker with an extensive background in change/conflict management, people management, talent acceleration, leadership/team development, human optimization and lifestyle/culture transformation. He has been recognized as being an exemplary leader demonstrating excellence for over 30 years in the private, public and philanthropic sectors.

An expert in the fields of NeuroLeadership, NeuroSomatics, Resilience and Human Performance, Paul co-created the Integrative NeuroSomatic® Self-Mastery Blueprint ; inspiring leaders to align with their passion, disrupt limiting patterns, and develop the intentional practices or rituals essential for becoming the very best versions of themselves.

Why this program is unique

  • Science-Based Research

    This science-based workshop teaches participants how to develop the capacities to more effectively manage and lead self; and building trust and connection to more effectively inspire, engage and lead others.

  • Action Based Learning

    This program utilizes several adult learning modalities consisting of a mix of lecture, presentation, videos, individual digestion, small group activities and weekly "Missions" to deepen the learning experience.

  • Integrated Group Coaching

    To further embed the learning, support the application of skills in the "real world" and encourage follow-through, we imbed group coaching sessions facilitated by one of our ICF certified Human Optimization Coaches.

Additional Skills Building Activities

Enhancing the learning experience

  • Program Assessment (PRE / POST)

    We integrate the use of a “pre/post-assessment” tool to gauge where the learner currently is so that they may be able to identify where they would like to put their focus and/or how to prioritize their individual learning experience.

  • Personal Action Plan

    A personalized action plan will be created at the conclusion of each learning experience which will identify 1-2 actions to be taken prior to the next session; to encourage practical application in real world scenarios.

  • Peer-Partner Accountability

    Program participants will experience weekly opportunities to gain practical experience through observation, reflection or "real-world" interaction where a specific action is implemented and then debriefed with a peer partner.

Some of Our Valued Clients

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
State of Tennessee Dept. of Children's Services
UC Davis
US Office of Personnel Management
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Ready to tap into your true potential?

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Learn more about our total suite of solutions and get your initial questions answered. Then, let's begin the process of determining if we are a mutual fit by assessing your specific needs and exploring how we can partner with you to address those needs; as you prepare for the next evolution of your personal, leadership or organizational development journey.

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