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How to max­i­mize the resilience and pro­duc­tiv­ity of human resources

You can now enjoy the slide deck from this ses­sion, which took place at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19–20th). Read the rest of this entry »

Teresa Kennedy: Total health includes physical AND mental fitness

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Photo Credit: Dwayne Watkins

Tere­sa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Pho­to Cred­it: Dwayne Watkins

What excites you the most about your job?
As Pres­i­dent of Pow­er Liv­ing Enter­pris­es, it excites me that we are improv­ing people’s lives through our mind-body train­ing, coach­ing and con­sult­ing ser­vices, as well as the con­tent we cre­ate.

Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­ested in? What moti­vated you to pur­sue work in your field? 
The brain has always been fas­ci­nat­ing to me. I’m approach­ing it from the mind-body train­ing and con­tent stand­point. I have an MBA from Har­vard and also found­ed the first yoga stu­dio in Harlem 12 years ago. I blend the two now by train­ing exec­u­tives in mind­ful­ness, lead­er­ship and well­ness. Read the rest of this entry »

The human resources frontier: enhancing wellness and productivity via better brain health

Employee-benefitsEmploy­ers turn­ing to ‘brain health’ tools to reduce stress, increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty (HR.BLR.com):
“Brain health is not just about dis­ease. It’s not just about depres­sion or anx­i­ety,” says Read the rest of this entry »

Five highly recommended sessions on brain, health, wellness, big data, and brain fitness centers

Thank you to the 118 sharp minds who have already ordered their $15 tick­ets to cel­e­brate Brain Aware­ness Week by watch­ing the lat­est on neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, brain health and inno­va­tion. We need many more well-informed ambas­sadors of brain health and cog­ni­tive fit­ness, and Read the rest of this entry »

Employee Assistance Programs enhance corporate wellness with brain training

Com­pa­nies turn to brain games to tack­le work stress (For­tune):

As more and more jobs rely on knowl­edge work, cre­ativ­i­ty, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, it’s not enough to have work­ers sit­ting at their desks — they must also be men­tal­ly sharp, emo­tion­al­ly present, and free from dis­trac­tion. The answer for some: brain train­ing.

The fun, game atmos­phere of My Brain Solu­tions helped Nation­wide achieve anoth­er goal: mak­ing the employ­ee assis­tance pro­gram Read the rest of this entry »

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