When Others Think You Are Available Because You Work from Home

by Silvia Damiano on 2 July 2024

When Others Think You Are Available Because You Work from Home

A few weeks ago, I had to meet with a colleague who asked me to go to her house to work on our common project. In my two hours there, her family interrupted her several times, even though it was in the middle of a workday. I observed her harmonious and gentle demeanour as she dealt wi …

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Friendship Marriage: Would you do it?

by Silvia Damiano on 27 June 2024

Friendship Marriage: Would you do it?

Amid Japan's declining marriage rates, a new relationship trend called ‘friendship marriage’ is gaining popularity. Intrigued by this trend, I decided to explore its meaning. Unlike happy marriages based on high-quality friendship, deep emotional connection and romance, friendship mar …

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How Can You Become a Trustworthy Leader?

by Silvia Damiano on 7 June 2024

How Can You Become a Trustworthy Leader?

As the 2024 American presidential race heats up, the political landscape again sees Joe Biden and Donald Trump vying for the highest office. The nation is divided, with levels of trust in America sitting around 40 (Global Index around 51). The last four years have seen an erosion of t …

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Impulse Control In Leadership

by Silvia Damiano on 29 May 2024


Leadership requires a diverse range of skills and qualities. One such attribute that is critical yet often overlooked is impulse control. Influential leaders display composure under pressure and engage in critical thinking while providing appropriate responses in various situations.

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The Complexity of Beliefs

by Silvia Damiano on 20 May 2024

The Complexity of Beliefs - newsletter

Belief is integral to human existence, moulding our perceptions, decisions and interactions with the world. It shapes how we see ourselves, others and the universe, guiding our thoughts, behaviours and values. But what exactly constitutes belief, and why does it hold such significance …

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My Perspective on the ‘Neurobiology of Coaching’ Program

by Kimberly Allain on 10 August 2023

My Perspective on the ‘Diploma of Neurobiology of Coaching’ - About my Brain Institute

I am currently enrolled in the “Neurobiology of Coaching” program at the About my Brain Institute, and I've just completed an eye-opening first week guided by Katherine McLennan.

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Emotional Divorce: Impact on Workplace Engagement

by Silvia Damiano on 4 July 2023

Emotional Divorce in the Workplace and How It Affects Employee Engagement

Due to the increasing need for technology, the current workplace can result in emotional disconnections, leading to a "divorce in the workplace," where employees feel disconnected from their employers.

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Unleashing Creativity: A Tech Designer's Journey Into Neurocoaching

by Silvia Damiano on 15 June 2023

Unleashing Creativity: The Journey of a Tech Designer turned Neurocoach - Sally Grisedale

I was so excited to speak with Sally Grisedale, who specialises in creative design. She has worked for some of the biggest names in tech, beginning her career with Apple as a designer. Sally worked for other large companies and worked her way up the corporate ladder.

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From Manager to Neurocoach: Shaping the Future of Effective Leadership

by Katharine McLennan on 23 May 2023


In the current era, which we refer to as the ‘Imagination Age’, traditional approaches to leadership are no longer enough to guarantee success. With the rapid pace of technological advancement and the increasingly complex global landscape, leaders must be able to adapt to a constantly …

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In Pursuit of Purpose 

by Silvia Damiano on 8 May 2023

In Pursuit of Purpose - About my Brain Institute

Finding purpose has become a hot topic of conversation in many workplaces. A few weeks ago, I chatted with my friend and colleague Glenn Carter, the Head of Tech Capability at ANZ Bank in Sydney. He had asked me to do a presentation on ‘Purpose’ for ANZ the year before.

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Bringing People Back Together to Maintain Social Cohesion & Wellbeing

by Silvia Damiano on 19 April 2023

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Finding Neuroscience while Retracing History I was recently in Germany attending a Neuroscience Conference. As a lover of all types of learning, I was deeply inspired to visit Göttingen, the city of knowledge. Its University was founded in 1734, once the most visited in Europe, and ha …

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The Skills of the Future Are Not What We Think

by Silvia Damiano on 5 March 2023

The Skills of the Future Are Not What We Think - About my Brain Institute

As part of my continuous efforts to maintain optimal brain functioning, I recently joined a group of pickleball enthusiasts in my area. I have never played this sport, which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. To my surprise, as I researched it, I learnt that this …

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