MEET THE IMRI GRADUATES
AILEEN GOMEZAileen is a pediatrician in Chicago's inner city, practicing incremental family community health. She is integrating neuroscience and resilience research into various initiatives to promote well-being and positive life outcomes.
"Live your best life ..laugh, connect, learn about mindset and how to change your way of life, and empower yourself and others to create healthy community in mind, body and spirit."
KRISTY ROONEYKristy Rooney is from "SPAM Town USA" Austin, MN. She is a coordinator in Adult Basic Ed, serving GED Students. It was in problem solving student retention and resilience there that she set on a mission to find a "missing key". What she found in Mindset Neuroscience has been making an impact on both her program and the lives of her students. She now speaks throughout Minnesota, educating others in the ABE world of M.N. using Abesuccesslab.com as a continuing communication piece. She gained such a passion for this work that she also works independently with it at TheTidySoul.com.
"Once you understand how your brain, mind and thoughts work, and sometimes work against you, you are empowered to live a life closer to who you truly are."
"Growth and change is always possible on individual, community, societal, and global levels. The paradox is that in order to drive that change towards a different reality, you must accept and engage with the present reality."
J.D. is the owner of Performance Consulting International, a management consultancy that provides leadership and professional development training, executive coaching services, and process facilitation to a range of global clients, including JP Morgan/Chase, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, the United Nations, Cisco Systems and The Federal Reserve Bank.
J.D. specializes in workplace communication and group dynamics, and is especially interested in the ways that mindset and neuroscience can help us learn how to better deliver high-quality feedback in the workplace.
KELSEY KATESKelsey and Stefanie have been co-creating Science of Learning sessions for analysts at Google. Kelsey is integrating neuroscience and the art of facilitation to create supportive, growth-mindset oriented learning environments at Google. She's been developing multiple initiatives, courses, programs for many people worldwide.
"Letting go of looking smart is when real learning happens."
MARIA LOPEZMaria graduated in music performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, and in Psychology from the Open University, UK. Over 15 years of experience teaching and learning from parents, children and colleagues in UK, Spain and Mexico, training teachers and organising educational events, has prompted her to continue learning in new directions. Her dream is to enable people to create change from the inside, and optimize their relationships, learning, and creativity, by integrating knowledge from a variety of disciplines whilst supporting it with the latest scientific research.
"Unleash your potential from Within"
Melissa has assembled a mini-team to help her create Growth Mindset Neuroscience Playing Cards. She has created a series of growth mindset sessions for incoming students at Capilano University. She's also working on how to introduce many of the students to benefit from the amazing natural beauty in British Columbia.
MARTINE-REGOURD LAIZEAU & TEAM FRANCEMartine has recently completed her PhD in Positive Psychology and has created counseling programs for groups and schools in France. Her team is translating and integrating content from the iMRI program to teach people in France about growth mindset, resilience and psychological safety. You can find out more about her work at Planete Psychologie Positive
Vicky has been integrating and speaking about neuroscience-informed strategies for promoting social-emotional learning and growth mindset to parent groups, and coordinators of various programs within the Community Schools Division of a non-profit organization helping Little Village community members engage in grassroots leadership to confront system inequities and promote social justice and systems change.
JORGE AGUIRREJorge has always been interested in helping people overcome challenges and achieve their goals. He is a firm believer in the promotion of psychological safety, a key principle for effective learning and communication. In addition, Jorge has coached sports for more than 10 years and bases his philosophy on three simple elements: Respect, Creativity and Fun. He believes that modeling is crucial during the learning process. Jorge has also developed his own coaching model that goes with the acronym of S.E.R.A.F., the five basic principles for continuous growth.
"Coaching is a gift of wisdom that each one of us possesses and it’s enabled when we serve others...”