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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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Leader as Healer

Season 2, Ep. 17
In this episode, host Windy and Nicholas Janni, theater director turned coaching and leadership thought leader, discuss his book, "Leader as Healer." In his book, Janni pushes back against the left-brain dominance in today’s culture and seeks to re-introduce our often dismissed capacities for feeling, sensation, mindfulness and intuition. Their conversation will explore how these qualities are essential in facing the challenges of our times.Nicholas Janni has devoted his life to the study of human potential. Over the last 20 years he has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. He works with organisations, NGO’s and senior leaders worldwide and teaches at the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way. In his first career he was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed his own theatre company. He has spent over 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance in art, life and work, and has studied and practiced multiple mind/body disciplines. He co-founded the arts-based consultancy Olivier Mythodrama in 2001, and teaches at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, and the University of Oxford Said Business School.His book “Leader as Healer, a new paradigm for 21st century leadership” was published in March 2022.