Spark Leadership


Neuroleadership & How Psychological Safety Sustains High Performance with Kenneth Nowack

Season 1, Ep. 10

Dr. Kenneth Nowack is a highly accomplished psychologist, neuroscientist, researcher and author. He serves as the President/Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning, Inc. and also the developer of a new behavior change platform called Talent Accelerator, which designed to help coaches, consultants and trainers more effectively facilitate learning transfer and successful habit/behavior change while providing a feature to measure ROI.

In addition, Ken is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of 360° feedback, leadership, health psychology, survey research, assessment and coaching. We’ll talk about the intersection of science and leadership, and how understanding the neuroscience behind psychological safety and trust can help retain talent and sustain high performance within organizations.

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Why Coaching Is Important for Leaders Who Are Already Successful with Modupe Taylor-Pearce

Season 1, Ep. 12
Dr. Modupe Taylor-Pearce is a scholar and practitioner of organizational development and leadership. Over the past three decades, he has successfully coached and trained leaders in Africa, North America and Europe. His passion for leadership enhancement was born out of his experiences as a cadet in the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and as a military officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War, where he was shot twice. As the only Sierra Leonean with a PhD in Leadership, Modupe was the founding Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business, an institution providing a Pan-African MBA degree to Africa's mid-career professionals. He is also the Founder and CEO of Breakfast Club Africa Leadership, an organization that has impacted over 2,000 African leaders with coaching and knowledge-sharing services. In addition, Modupe leads a team of 32 Coaches across Africa and is the curator of The Made in Africa Leadership Conference. A TEDx speaker, Modupe has authored two books on leadership (“Striking Sustainable Success” and “Tough Love”) and a journal article in the International Journal of Leadership in Education. He is an alumnus of Capella University, Cornell University and the United States Military Academy. In this episode he will discuss his work in leadership development across Africa and why coaching is important for leaders who are already successful.