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Sculpting a Leader’s Brain with Lisa Wimberger | Episode 171


In this episode, we are talking with Lisa Wimberger, the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute and co-founder of the NeuroPraxis App, about how we can change our own brains to become even better leaders.

Episode Highlights

  1. Busting the Myth of “I’m Too Old to Change”. Once upon a time, while facilitating a team offsite, senior leader said the following in front of their team in response to some well-intentioned feedback. “The thing is Ben, I’m 48 years old now, I’m too old to change.” Find out what the science says about this statement.
  2. How Self-Protection is Limiting Your Leadership Potential. When we or our teams are focused on self-protection, in an environment with low psychological safety, it fires up the mid-brain. This in turn means we’re limiting our ability to lead and think clearly, because the pre-frontal cortex is less accessible to us. In this section you will learn what to do about it…
  3. Learning How to Learn & Create Change. If you want to apply more of what you learn from podcasts, books or (Ben’s) training courses, this episode will teach you how.
  4. The Importance of Leading from Principles and Values. We all prefer the quick fix or 5-step process for success in work or as a leader. But that is not the right place to begin in most cases. Learn more in this clip.
  5. Why Great Leadership Need Not Be Complicated. Listen to Lisa and me sharing our insights about why dramatic improvement as a leader need not be complicated.

Chapter Makers

(02:19) What is ‘Neuro-sculpting’

(05:48) Neuroplasticity – why we can all change regardless of age

(12:11) How our environment is shaping our brain

(16:25) Emotional Contagion and Leadership

(17:03) The difference between neuro-sculpting and mediation

(20:39) The practical application of neuro-sculpting

(28:38) Why we must focus on understanding the principles, not just the tactic

(33:42) The benefits of creating a ‘happy culture’

(41:14) The best mistake Lisa ever made

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Further Resources

Listen to General James Everard explaining why he focussed on happiness in his role as Deptuy Supreme Allied Commander for NATO in Europe. Listen here.

Visit Lisa’s website here and learn more about her work and courses.

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More About Lisa Wimberger

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute and co-founder of the NeuroPraxis App.

She holds a Masters Degree in Education, a Foundations Certification in NeuroLeadership, and Certificates in Medical Neuroscience, Visual Perception, and the Brain, and Neurobiology.

She is the author of seven books on neuroplasticity and stress management, including NEW BELIEFS, NEW BRAIN: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear, and NEUROSCULPTING: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness.

She runs multiple companies, and has over 60 international franchises. Lisa still runs a private meditation coaching practice teaching clients who suffer from emotional blocks, stress disorders, and self-imposed limitations.

She is a keynote speaker and a faculty member of Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Center, the Law Enforcement Survival Institute, Omega Institute, and 1440 Multiversity.

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