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When Facts Don't Change Minds: Neuroscience-Based Coaching Strategies That Can Help

Monday, April 8, 2019, 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Argus Transformational Coaching & Consulting
16W300 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL  60527
Beatrice Figueroa
Chapter Meeting
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When Facts Don't Change Minds: Neuroscience-Based Coaching Strategies That Can Help

The evenings schedule:

5:30-6:30pm: Networking & Dinner

6:30-8pm: Program
8pm: Q & A, Networking



Why do clients still believe in their limiting beliefs and stories?  Why are observable, measurable facts accepted as truth for one person but not another?  Why is it that our thoughts seem to either work for us (raise our energy) or against us (drain our energy)?  And how can neuroscience research findings help us be more effective coaches when working with clients whose thoughts are keeping them from achieving their full potential?


Based on the work of brain researchers including Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Iain McGilchrist, Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, and Dr. Mario Martinez, we’ll explore four phenomena -- Priming, Amygdala Hijack, Confirmation Bias, and Prediction Error – that can hinder a client’s effectiveness and limit his or her potential. We’ll look at what physiologically takes place in the brain when these phenomena occur and what a coach can do (based on neuroscience research) to be effective with a client under these circumstances.  


Join us in this interactive, easy-to-understand session where we explore whether neuroscience supports the axiom “seeing is believing” or if it’s really the other way around!  


After participating in this session, you will be able to:

• Differentiate the left and right brain hemispheres

• Define priming, amygdala hijack, confirmation bias, and prediction error

• Use coaching strategies supported by neuroscience to help clients when these phenomena occur

Dan Johnson, CPC, CNTC Performance Mastery

Dan Johnson, CPC, CNTC is Founder of Performance Mastery and a Certified Neurotransformational Coach specializing in executive and team coaching, leadership development, and talent management. Combining his fascination of neuroscience,energy, and spirituality with his expertise in performance improvement and measurable outcomes, Dan uses neuroscience-based coaching to accelerate measurable outcomes and insight for his clients in large financial institutions, manufacturing, retail, not-for profit,government, agriculture, and healthcare industries. His client roster includes corporate presidents, executives, healthcare professionals, private detectives, actors,and spiritual leaders.

Dan graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelors degree from Purdue University in Financial Planning and an Masters degree from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology. He earned the Certified Professional Coach designation from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and completed graduate coach training in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching through the Center for Right Relationship. Dan is a third-year graduate of the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute and earned the Certified Neurotransformational Coach designation through BeAboveLeadership. A longtime contributor to the coaching profession, Dan served as President of the Indianapolis chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Dan is an award-winning facilitator known for highly-interactive presentations. He taught coaching and leadership at Indiana University where he received the “Instructor of the Year” award.

CCEUs: 1 Core Competency, 0.5 Resource Development