MISSION 

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.

THE MODEL

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.

ABOUT STEFANIE 

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, empathy and self-directed neuroplasticity. I combine my decade plus of counseling and teaching in organizations and schools across the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Africa, with insights gained from science research and training in monasteries with meditation and mindfulness teachers from Africa, the US, Vietnam and India. 

 

 

Current and past clients

Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy

Google

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

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

"[...] 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