neuroscience

How to regain your focus, despite it all 🧐

It’s hard to regain your focus when you return from a long break away from work. Who else still has holiday on the brain? 🙋🏽‍♀️ It’s even harder when the news of the day is triggering (i.e. the resignation of Dr. Claudine Gay, international conflict, politics headed into what promises to be a contentious election). Some of you are drinking from a firehose like I am, and still……

A Unique Perspective on Leadership for Black History Month with A History and Future Maker 🌟

Book L. Michelle Smith, three-time best-selling and award-winning author renowned for her expertise in business and leadership for your Black History Month Events. She will be sharing “Breaking the Chains: Five Ways Black Historical Culture Influences Today’s Black Leader… and What to Do About It.” In this compelling talk, L. Michelle delves into the cultural roots that shape the approaches of Black leaders in today’s corporate America. She…

Coach L Discusses Mental Wellness on WFAA Midday ABC 📣

It was a pleasure to sit with News 8 Midday anchor Cleo Green to discuss the impact positive emotion can have on your mental wellness for World Mental Health Day. We discussed some basic concepts in positive psychology and neuroscience, but most importantly, practical ways to improve your mental health: primarily working with professionals and tapping into positive emotion to boost moods. There are ten of them, and…

The sure-fire way to change your life 💯

  So, you want to change your life…your leadership trajectory? What could you accomplish if only you were consistent? That means that you can’t give up, Sis. Building new habits means that you need to stick to it, and not just for a week or month or two. My private online growth group is discussing it today and all this week. Watch the video to hear me talk…

There is still time to register for our free event tonight.

Join L. Michelle Smith, M.S., ACC, CPEC and Dr. Jeff Gardere, two of the nation’s top experts in mental wellness and evidence-based leadership coaching, about the importance of happiness for personal & leadership success and how to stay that way despite what life and work throws at you. They’ll also discuss themes from Coach L’s new book Yes Please!, where Dr. Jeff penned the foreword and their new…

Join us for Happy Anyway with Dr. Jeff Gardere

Join L. Michelle Smith, M.S., ACC, CPEC and Dr. Jeff Gardere, two of the nation’s top experts in mental wellness and evidence-based leadership coaching, about the importance of happiness for personal & leadership success and how to stay that way despite what life and work throws at you. They’ll also discuss themes from Coach L’s new book Yes Please!, where Dr. Jeff penned the foreword and their new…

How to reclaim your creativity

Wondering why you just can’t get to your “ah-ha” moment? Your brain may simply be too busy processing other things. It’s time to free your mind and get back to innovating. In today’s #YesPlease Ask Me Anything, we explore actions you can take to clear your mind and get to the insight your brain needs to create. This year has been overwhelming for me with a ton of…

Are you the ultimate cause of your lack of focus? 🤪

Did you know that you might be training your brain to be more distracted by “multitasking”? It’s called competitive neuroplasticity, according to neuroscience, and it is the act of overloading your brain with too many processes. You brain actually re-organizes itself, training your brain to shorten your attention span. Multitasking isn’t real either. You are actually task switching, and you may have gotten pretty good at it. But…

How stress can help you to remember details

Stop the note taking, Sis. I understand that you want to remember everything when you are in that meeting; but not only does this undermine your position as a leader, it doesn’t allow you to fully tap into your brain’s superpowers. Did you know that science has proven that the mere stress and adrenaline from key moments in time put your mind’s ability to remember in high-gear. In…

How to get clearer on the monkey business

Can you see the 500,000 pound gorilla pacing your floor? Inattentive blindness can be a hindrance to you in the workplace because it causes us not to see the larger context when we are super focused on what is in front of us. Today’s #NSCJournalPrompt asks a probing question that will help you to be intentional when attempting to navigate the monkey business that happens in every workplace.…

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