To empower leaders, educators and innovators with insights from neuroscience, business & marketing, education, psychology, social justice and interpersonal neurobiology that help them catalyze growth and unleash potential.


Participants learn the neuroscience that leads to transformative learning and social innovation in ways that spark mindset shifts to help them model growth mindsets, empathy and flexible thinking within their organizations and communities.


Workshops include interactive exercises using everyday objects and personal reflection to help participants move through a three-step process (LEARN, INTERNALIZE, TEACH) that helps them understand and apply the science behind growth mindsets and social emotional intelligence. This process sparks new levels of passion for learning and a sense of purpose that fuels perseverance through challenges and willingness to risk failure.


Clients then get strategies and resources on how to catalyze mindset and perception shifts within their teams, organizations and communities in order to cultivate innovative, deep learning and contribution from all members.


My graduate degree from New York University, and fieldwork at the NYU Phelps Lab for Neuroscience Research, NYU Institute for Prevention Science, and Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on the cross-section of neuroscience, mindset and social justice.  In 2010, I won third place at the NYU Graduate Research Conference for my original research on Family Emotional Climate and Emotion Perception.  I also won the Government of Canada Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003 for French Language Instruction at the Canada School of Public Service. 

The training programs I've created combine over a decade of counseling and teaching in schools and organizations across the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Africa, with insights I gained from science research and training in monasteries with meditation and mindfulness teachers from Africa, the US, Vietnam and India.  I offer Mindset Neuroscience workshops and consulting to universities and businesses such as Google, HPI Design School in Berlin, Illinois State University, Northwestern University, Chicago Teachers Union, City Colleges of Chicago, as well as nonprofits and school districts throughout the US, UK, Australia and Canada. 


Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy


Northeastern University, Chicago

Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking, Berlin

Illinois State University, Department of Education - Chicago Teacher Pipeline

University of California San Diego, School of Medicine

Tutoring Chicago (formerly Cabrini Green Tutoring)

EHOVE Career Training, Ohio

Blue Valley School District, Missouri

Horizon Science Academy, Chicago

Christopher House Chicago

Empowerment through Education and Exposure, Chicago

Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, Canada

Alberta Children's Hospital, Canada 


Independence School District, Missouri



"[...] fabulous, helpful, thought provoking, growth oriented training [...] I want to experience it again. I benefitted more from this experience than I have from whole classes on brain development, entire textbooks on brain research and multiday educational conferences. I know I am a better teacher for this morning’s experience. Heartfelt thanks." - Michele, Kansas City MO


"Life changing... Immediate life application." - Evelyn McGhee, Chicago IL


"I learned how to infuse lessons with conversations about emotion, vulnerability and failure. Stefanie knows what she is talking about – and backed it all up with evidence." – Jenna De Bruin, Chicago IL


"In 25 years of education, this is the best professional development that I've ever participated in! Thank You." - Jenna Tobin, Kansas City MO