Building Better Brains

For almost two decades, leading organisations have trusted us to create resources that engage and equip their people. As time went on, we realised the numerous programmes we had devised and the experience and insights we had amassed as a result, could become one exceptional resource, transforming the way organisations develop their employees.

Using the 50 key topics global organisations have asked us for help with as the foundation, we set out to capture all that knowledge in one unparalleled programme that has these fundamental questions at its core:

  • How does the brain learn best?
  • What is it that inspires and engages people?
  • What information do people need to know to create real and lasting change?
  • What kind of help do companies most frequently need to achieve sustainable change?

The result? 

Our Building Better Brains Programme. 

How will the Building Better Brains programme help develop a learning culture?

A learning culture is vital. Many professionals recognise just how important such a culture is for delivering business objectives; according to the CIPD’s “Professionalising Learning and Development” report, 98% of L&D practitioners want to develop a positive culture for learning. Yet only 36% believe they’ve created one.

The Building Better Brains programme enables organisations to lay the foundations for an exceptional learning culture. You won’t just benefit from the unique and transformative content. We know how people learn. The programme will ultimately enable you to create a learning culture where people are genuinely excited to dive into, and be part of, it.

How can the Building Better Brains programme support a coaching culture?

The results generated from a Coaching Culture depend on the coaching quality

Great coaching relies on high quality questions 

High quality questions rely on people knowing about people

And which discipline informs us most about people? Neuroscience.

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Module: My Plastic Brain

What it covers:

What neuroscience teaches us about how we learn, change, embed new habits and become more of who we want to be.

What questions are answered in this module?

  • How can I make the most of my brain’s potential?
  • Can your brain change? If so, how?
  • How can I keep mentally fit and healthy?
  • What does brain plasticity mean for me?

Why is this important to know about?

Because synaptic plasticity is the mechanism which allows you to change your brain, and therefore yourself, over your lifetime.

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Module: Creativity and Innovation

What it covers:

What neuroscience teaches us about how we come up with our best ideas and what conditions help us thinking creatively.

What questions are answered in this module?

  • How do I come up with a new idea? And how can I get better at it?
  • How creativity works & what is the Einstellung effect?
  • What helps me think more creativity?
  • Why do I need to build in ‘thinking time’, not just ‘doing time’ into my day?
  • How do I ensure that I get the most out of this ‘thinking time’?

Why is this important to know about?

Because hectic lifestyles mean you risk becoming less innovative by not giving your brain the mental space for creativity.

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Module: Being Thoughtful with my Feelings

What it covers:

What neuroscience teaches us about how to get the most out of our emotional reactions and to respond thoughtfully to the feelings of others.

What questions are answered in this module?

  • How can I become a better ‘mind reader’?
  • How easy is it to work out what another person is feeling?
  • What are some different theories of emotional expression recognition?
  • How do we pick up on social cues?
  • Are mirror neurons important?
  • What are the benefits of being able to see things from the other person’s perspective? How can I become better at it?

Why is this important to know about?

Because empathy is a powerful tool for understanding the inner drives, feelings and motivations of your co-workers and for developing trust and partnerships.

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