Management innovation lab

What skills and capabilities do your people managers need?

Managers are custodians of your people’s attention. They are influential, daily, on the level of contribution your people are able to make to the organizational goals. Poorly trained or supported managers are a recipe for disaster. The old approaches to foundational skills just don’t go far enough anymore. You need to equip your managers to really understand their fellow humans and treat them with respect. Only then can high expectations be fulfilled.

We show you how to develop managers who excel at:


Behaviours are imitated far more than anything else. Productive, healthy, strategic, inclusive, communicative managers create similar teams.


Creating the space and thinking environments for your people to improve. Conversations that create insight, progress and fulfilment.


Everything that happens within the context of engagement is more effective. Facilitating people to facilitate that brain state and all the associated benefits.

“She demonstrates deep knowledge and understanding of neuroscience yet translates this into a simple matter of fact way.”

“I have had the opportunity to work with Amy for approximately a year and in that time she has proven to be very engaging regardless of whether talking to a senior global stakeholder or a junior professional. Amy is able to discuss a range of topics in a manner where she demonstrates deep knowledge and understanding of neuroscience yet translates this into a simple matter of fact way. She is articulate in her delivery and is able to build on ideas in a collaborative way. She is very responsive and provides high quality work in short periods of time. Finally for me, one of Amy’s differentiating factors is her ability to link real business problems to solutions.


Caroline Henderson, Director, Global Assurance Talent Team, EY

Our Management Innovation Lab

Training Programs

The Coach Savvy Manager

Managers influence the performance of your people on a daily basis. If they are still stuck in a ‘tell’ based culture then they are missing so many opportunities. Stacks of research tells us a Coaching culture offers a huge range of benefits. This programme combines the valuable insights from neuroscience with the opportunities of Coaching to help your managers help their teams reach their potential. It is a deeply experiential process where managers leave with the necessary skills, tools and mindframes to facilitate success. 

The High Impact Manager

There is a long list of desired skills for managers. Miss any of the core ones and cracks start to appear in teams. Ensuring all your managers have those baseline people skills that enable them to get the best from your valuable hires is the goal here. While the programme has solid grounds in science it has a highly practical delivery style with a focus on what managers can do to improve their approaches. Select from the modules that you know your people need to work on to shape a tailored experience for your managers.

How can neuroscience help develop your managers?

Your managers have a huge influence on how well everyone can do their job each day. They can be a force for good or bad. At the very least, they need to have all the foundational skills that a manager needs. Most of these are topics they think they’re good at. Offering them training that has firm foundations in what we know about how the brain works is fresh and engaging. It takes people from being disengaged and bored to being curious and keen. Neuroscience has great insights to enhance the practical takeaways for many of the core skills managers need. Coaching, feedback, motivating, objectives, delegating, strategic thinking, working remotely, diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and learning.

We offer tailored workshops for Managers that are…

Scientifically underpinned

Our workshops are underpinned by the latest science and this means you can trust the content. There are no fears that 20-year-old theories that were disproved 10 years ago may crop up!


The focus of each workshop is to deliver specific objectives, and also to inspire and equip people to think differently. Most of us know more about our favorite hobby than we know about how our brain works.


Our workshops explain the fascinating science that shapes our decisions and behaviors daily…then most importantly shares HOW TO USE THIS. The value in our workshops comes from what people do afterwards.

Workshop: “Your Engaged Brain”

This workshop is all about engaging brains and enabling people to focus and be productive, while having a more positive experience. We are human beings first, before we are employees and honouring this helps everyone get better results. Connecting people to the core of the organisation is vital and this session draws on hard science to offer credibly reliable ways forward.


This workshop is for you if:

  • You want people to be resilient, committed and flexible
  • You value the impact an engaged workforce can make
  • Things are changing and you want people to be change ready
  • People may be jaded and in need of refreshment or simply want to reach new levels of achievement

Workshop: “How to Make your Brain Work (Better)”

The ‘Make Your Brain Work’ workshop is a choice you can make with confidence. Audiences are fascinated to learn about the inner workings of their brain and mind and excited by the potential they hold within themselves. We share with you all the insights that enable you to transform personal and corporate productivity through increasing understanding of how to work with your brain and those around you.


This workshop is for you if:

  • Your bottom line depends on people’s ability to use their brains effectively
  • High performing staff are keen to get the edge
  • People value science above fluff
  • You have intelligent managers

“Your contribution was exceptional and really woke up the audience!”

“Your contribution was exceptional and really woke up the audience! It made all the difference to the debate and added a completely new dimension to it and I hope it has given you some interesting meads too amongst the audience. We have never had such a large take up on the invitations before and we know that there were well over 200 guests who stayed for the debate. I have had only positive feedback, and more of that than usual.”


Jane Oakland, Thrings LLP

Want something for a larger audience?


Take a look at the keynotes that we offer that can be tailored for Managers

Audiences are fascinated to learn about the inner workings of their brain and mind and excited by the potential they hold within themselves. We are a leading authority on transforming personal and corporate productivity through increasing understanding of how to work with your brain and those around you. Rich in accessible content and relatable examples the Keynotes are easy for people to get their teeth into and identify the take home messages most useful for them.

Keynote: “Managing for Wellbeing”

Managers have a big responsibility and are very influential on people’s wellbeing. Understanding how our brains and bodies change in response to stress, combined with what we might be predisposed to, is useful in supporting a healthy workforce. This keynote helps managers identify the things they can practically do regularly to help support mental wellbeing wherever people are working. 


What your managers will learn about:

  • The signs and symptoms you need to be able to spot. 
  • How to build strong foundations for good mental health.
  • How to genuinely check in with how people are doing.

Keynote: “Reducing loneliness at work”

Loneliness is at a crisis point in many countries. It has a big negative impact on physical and mental health. The research around how to prevent this subjective experience is complex. However, it is vital to understand so we can be proactive in shaping more positive experiences for people


What your managers will learn about:

  • What causes loneliness and how to reduce the likelihood of it manifesting in your people
  • The regular habits you can nudge in your teams to protect people
  • Risk factors and what to do about them
  • Signs and symptoms someone might be suffering

Manager Learning Lab

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