Welcome to the new neuroSHIFT Coaching and Training website!
In prepping for this little piece of writing (and the much bigger undertaking of pulling back the curtain on the significant overhaul to our beloved Breakthrough Consulting), we started by looking at inspirational thoughts on change.
Well, that was a time swamp. And, as it turns out, pretty inspirational.
Why did we start there? Mostly because we are changing – not only our name and what you see when you interact with us, but also the coaching and training experience that goes with it. In other words, we’re evolving (and shifting, wink wink) what we deliver and how we deliver our unique brand of personal and professional development to our clients.
And it’s an evolution built on five decades of combined leadership experience and almost two decades of intelligent, experienced women building their own business to support and develop the next generation of leaders as Breakthrough Consulting (among a couple of other versions, too).
If you know us, you know that everything we do is grounded in neuroscience and how our brains influence our behaviour. It made perfect sense for the next version of us to reflect that foundation – hence, neuroSHIFT was born (at a pretty fantastic, slightly animated, Friday afternoon brainstorm session).
The idea is when you have self-awareness, and an understanding of how neuroscience impacts everything, you have a much better chance of taking control of your response and SHIFTing the way you think.
We hope you like our new look and feel, and the intention behind it. We also hope you take the time to visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram. Connect with us to stay on top of our offerings – this new virtual world has allowed us to expand our audience reach and we have some exciting things planned for 2021.
In the meantime, we’re leaving you with one of our fave quotes on change to ponder as you think about your own evolution.
Growth and comfort do not coexist.
Jacquie and Leanne
I wanted to drop in and share a little about how I’ve been feeling lately with the launch of Your Brain on Resilience. Obviously first and foremost, I am SO excited. For the first time in this capacity, I’m working with a team of four people to get this show on the road; I feel supported, and I know that together we can get anything done. In the same vein though, with more manpower things are moving faster than ever before at BTC, and towards something totally new.
In my career I have hosted workshops, lead programs for corporate teams in person, spoken at conferences with several hundred people, hosted one off webinars for clients (or to support one of our leadership programs), and coached people both in-person and virtually. I have the certifications to back-up my knowledge, and the experience to back-up my opinions. But everything relating to the web in this workshop is new for me – the student platform, the online registering and payment functions, some of the Zoom functionality, and a few other tech surprises that we have in store for participants.
While I know the BTC team is here to make sure everything “functions”, my brain is throwing questions at me left, right, and centre. What if ‘I’ can’t make it work? What if people get bored? What if the ‘flow’ is off? What if people don’t come…
Logically, I know I can do this. It’s basically like anything I’ve done but in a different venue, right? Prior to anyone coming, the team will be testing all the tech from a user perspective, so it’s going to work, right?
It will, and I know it will.
It’s funny to me that, even knowing how my brain works from a neuroscience perspective, I still sometimes get hung up on ‘what if’s’. That tug of doubt, that ‘threat’ response, that pull of the older part of the brain that is so powerful. I try to remember that I can choose my thinking.
One of my favourite lines is from Joe Madden, ex-GM of the Chicago Cubs, who said to his guys when he first came on board, “Don’t be perfect, be present”. I have to keep reminding myself that it may not be absolutely flawless, especially the first time or two, but if I am present, and I deliver the material I’m passionate about and know like the back of my hand, that will be enough. People will get something valuable and powerful, which is the MOST important thing to me.
No road is without bumps, and confidence can be hard to find; I may not be perfect but I PROMISE myself, the BTC team, and the community I’m working to build, that I will be PRESENT.
Stars... They're just like us.
Jacquie and Leanne made an incredible video to help you understand your brain on COVID-19 from a neuroscience perspective (find that on the home page).
This version though - this is just a blooper version to make you smile!
Sphere of Influence
Uncertainty during COVID-19 leaves everyone (including the BTC Team) feeling like our lives as we know them could be classified using only a big "question mark". There are so many things that we have the power to control or influence, but with the COVID cloud above everyone, it is way too easy to get caught up in things we can't. Jacquie wanted to break down the Sphere of Influence for the BTC community to plant a "mind seed", and get people thinking about about what we can and can't control.
P.S. Just because you CAN control your hands as you cut your own hair, doesn't mean you SHOULD :)