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About Us Democratising Leadership and Neuroscience

The About my Brain Institute develops brain-friendly leaders, teams and cultures through transformational experiences, digital tools and practical leadership training.

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Advancing the future of leadership development

Our intent is to unveil how the development of individual leadership capacities can have a massive impact on unravelling the wicked problems of this century.

Expecting people in leadership positions to solve all the challenges we face in the world today is largely futile. Sharing the load with others and helping people awaken their leadership potential has a higher probability of success when attempting to create the right solutions. We propose the notion that leadership abilities can be developed and owned by everybody.

In our approach, we integrate a series of activities to provide cutting edge thought leadership which guides all our initiatives, projects and training.

Our Mission
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Research

Thorough observation and experimentation studies.
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Measure

Well researched brain-based assessment tools.
create

Design

Visually attractive training and coaching resources.
educate

Educate

Inspiring programs, workshops and adventures.
socialise

Socialise

Fun encounters that keep us all connected.

Leadership is quickly becoming a co-creative process that requires us to recognise that sometimes we need to lead, and other times, we simply need to follow.
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Our Mission Explained

A note from our Founder

Long gone are the days when leadership was the responsibility of only a few individuals at the top of an organisation and the brain was a mystery. We have noticed that businesses have an urgent need to recruit and retain individuals who are self-led and proactive.

Since 2009, the research we have undertaken at the About my Brain Institute led us to believe that asking the leaders at the top of an organisation to transform, is no longer sufficient. Leaders do not have the bandwidth or the time, and are often challenged with the 24 hour management cycle when it comes to transitioning from old to new ways of thinking, communicating and behaving.

In addition, people want to go to work and use their thinking and ideas to drive growth. They are also starting to understand that flexibility and brain-friendly environments are critical to support them in this new way of working. After all, thinking and ideas emerge from our brains, which necessarily demands the wellness of their bodies.

Businesses, with a few exceptions, have not yet adapted to this new reality, neither the mindsets or behaviours that can sustain it have been fostered or developed. There is still a clear mismatch between the way people now prefer to work and how businesses operate.

We have gone past the Industrial and the Information Ages sometime ago. Leadership has to be taught throughout the organisation so people can be in the best position to not only implement their ideas but also to collaborate with others to bring these ideas to fruition.

That is why we believe that democratising leadership and making people aware of how to apply the latest findings on brain & body optimisation is so critical for business success in the 21st Century.

We know that being the manager of a team, the CEO of an organisation or even an entrepreneur requires the person in charge to have a balanced and healthy brain & body so he or she can make the best decisions for the business and its people.

This is the basis of our proposition and the core of our i4 Neuroleader Program, Model & Methodology and our ‘Make Me A Leader’ Documentary, which we use to embed the new ways of thinking required to lead in the Imagination Age.

In this new era, leaders will have to become more knowledgeable and aware of their biology, of the ‘human behind the leader’. A leader also needs to become an agile creator who can design the future as it emerges. This is a new leadership archetype which we like to refer to as the ‘Neuroleader’.

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SILVIA DAMIANO
Founder & CEO
The About my Brain Institute


Our Values

This is how we do business, our values inspire and guide us in every aspect of what we do.

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Know Self

Knowing who we are and the impact we have on others is what we promote as a business and what we aim to do ourselves. We are on the same journey as our customers, and we like that.

Work With Soul

Work With Soul

Being fully engaged and having fun while working is very important to us - it is what gives our work meaning and joy. This is only possible when we put our souls and minds into everything we do.

Don't be a dinosaur

Don't be a dinosaur

Surprise and change has become a feature of our lives, so becoming insatiable learners and avoiding extinction is the new imperative. We aim to be nimble, flexible and open-minded so we continue to evolve.

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Think Beyond

Thinking beyond our own interests, becoming aware of environmental and social forces, and stretching our minds to venture into the unknown is what makes us achieve the unachievable.

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Be Sticky

Sticking to our values, keeping our word, and standing by our mates creates authentic and trustworthy relationships. Working side-by-side to achieve our dreams is merely spectacular!

Meet the Team

We are a multidisciplinary and passionate team dedicated to helping you grow and thrive.

Our talented production team specialises in creating state-of-the-art resources and educational programs, digital tools and event experiences, whilst our consulting team, trainers, i4 Partners and coaches provide high quality delivery.

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Silvia Damiano

Founder & CEO

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Relmi Damiano

General Manager &
Chief Creative Officer

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Douglas Lam

Chief Technology Officer

Katharine McLennan

Katharine McLennan

Advisor

Ricardo González

Ricardo González

Business Development, Mexico

Simon Martin

Simon Martin

Video Director

Belen Robaina

Belen Robaina

Marketing

Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons

Writer & Researcher

Gus Rickard

Gus Rickard

Wellbeing Facilitator

Madelyn Beaufils

Madelyn Beaufils

Wellbeing Facilitator

Dr. Kaushik Ram

Dr. Kaushik Ram

Neuroscientist

Dr. Carmel Harrington

Dr. Carmel Harrington

Sleep Expert

Olga González

Olga González

Marketing & Logistics
Mexico

Sacha Damiano

Sacha Damiano

Consultant

Alison Pate

Alison Pate

Consultant

Brooke Schiller

Brooke Schiller

Consultant

Mark Hodgson

Mark Hodgson

Consultant

Clemencia González Silveyra

Clemencia González Silveyra

Consultant

Gonzalo Rossi

Gonzalo Rossi

i4 Partner, Argentina

Santiago Puebla Sanz

Santiago Puebla Sanz

i4 Partner, Spain

Jorge Plaza

Jorge Plaza

i4 Partner, Spain

Blythe Rowe

Blythe Rowe

i4 Partner, Australia

Stuart Jenner

Stuart Jenner

i4 Partner, Australia

Amber Jenner

Amber Jenner

i4 Partner, Australia

Igor Sulik

Igor Sulik

i4 Partner, Slovakia

Graham Hart

Graham Hart

i4 Partner, New Zealand

Ruth Donde

Ruth Donde

i4 Partner, New Zealand

Denise Carter

Denise Carter

i4 Partner, New Zealand

Joshua Landua

Joshua Landua

Events Support

Oxytocin Producer

Yoda the Cat

Oxytocin Producer

Our Clients

We work with all sorts of individuals, community groups and small to large organisations from all around the world!

Check out their stories by clicking below!

Case Studies Practitioner Stories
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We are accredited

Get your hours recognised by CCE & CPD!

Our i4 Neuroleader Certification is accredited by the International Coach Federation - Continuing Coach Education (CCE) & the UK Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service.

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Learning Options

Learning Options

Become part of the i4 Tribe!

Our various learning programs are directed to leadership consultants, facilitators, coaches, psychologists, educators, students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, front-line staff, Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals for public and private sectors in any industry.

Check out the different ways you can get involved!

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Get Certified

Expand your knowledge and toolkit to coach and train others.

Learn Online

Become a more creative and effective leader at work and in life.

Attend Our Retreat

Connect with your brain, gut & heart and create a brain-friendly you!

Measure your Abilities

Quantify, track and develop the abilities of the future.

Develop Teams & Culture

Experience our award-winning program in your organisation.

Become an Affiliate

Expand the i4 Neuroleader Program, Model & Methodology worldwide.

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