Interviews with Remarkable Brains

Over the coming months we'll be doing skype interviews with some fascinating and inspiring people -- 'picking the multiple brains of remarkable people' -- recording and uploading them here as freely available mp3's for you to download or listen to. These are people who have something to say that aligns with or is complementary to mBIT. Their ideas and expertise bring new distinctions and support the work and models of multiple Brain Integration Techniques and the processes of mBraining.

We hope you enjoy these interviews and we deeply thank the people in the interviews who's time, knowledge, passion and energy were given freely to be a part of this series.

Special Note: The interviews were recorded directly from web calls and we apologize that occasionally there are small glitches in sound quality due to the nature of the internet technology and service.

We spoke with Dr. David Dotlich about Adaptive Leadership and his work on the importance of bringing head, heart and gut to leadership in complex and changing business environments. David is an acknowledged expert in the field of leadership, has been named one of the Top 50 Coaches in the United States and consults to executive committees, CEOs, and senior leaders across the world in the areas of leadership, business strategy, and executive coaching. David is the co-author of nine best-selling books, including ‘Head, Heart, and Guts: How the World’s Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders’ and has a new book about to be released on dealing with paradox, uncertainty and complexity. He is also a certified psychologist in career development and life planning and was a professor at the University of Minnesota, teaching in the Business School and the Speech Communication Department.

We spoke with Professor Richard Boyatzis on his work on Resonant Leadership, Coaching with Compassion and the impacts of the Autonomic Nervous System and how his research connects with and supports our own work on multiple Brain Integration Coaching.

Professor Boyatzis is a leading expert in leadership development and emotional intelligence (EI), and has authored more than 150 articles and books on leadership and change, including: Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee, and Resonant Leadership, with Annie McKee. His research on human behavior has revolutionized management education and his articles on coaching have included numerous longitudinal studies as well as neuroscientific fMRI studies on coaching effectiveness.

We spoke with leadership researcher, expert and educator, Jim Kouzes about encouraging the heart of leadership and its links to the head, heart and gut embodied neural intelligences.

Jim, and his co-author Barry Posner's book, Encouraging the Heart, has its origins in their research on the practices of individuals functioning at their personal best as leaders. They have consistently found that when getting extraordinary things done, leaders follow five practices. One of the five practices is encouraging the heart.

James R. Doty, M.D. is a Neurosurgeon and the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. He works with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the moral, social and neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. In this interview, James spoke about his work on Compassion and his book, 'Into the Magic Shop' and its links with the head, heart and gut brains.

Dr. Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute. In addition, he is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines. And he is the originator of Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behaviour, and is leading to innovative treatments in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders. In the field of mBIT Coaching, we use the insights of Polyvagal Theory for master coaching practices. In this interview we explored some deeper questions about the Autonomic Nervous System and Polyvagal Theory.

Bruce Cryer is Global Director of HeartMath HealthCare, and for eleven years served as CEO at HeartMath (USA), he is also co-founder of ‘What Makes Your Heart Sing’. HeartMath is an innovative research‐based company offering scientifically-validated and award‐winning technology to boost performance, productivity and health while reducing stress. In this interview Bruce spoke to us about the importance of tapping into heart intelligence, how Heartmath aligns with mBraining and about why it’s so important to focus every single day on ‘what makes your heart sing’.

Alyce Sorokie is a Digestive Consultant and Colonic Therapist who specializes in alternative healthcare of the gut. She is the author of the excellent book 'Gut Wisdom' and is one of the foremost authorities on topics of gut digestion and the relationship of stress-to-gut health. She is the facilitator of Gut Wisdom workshops, classes and cleanses and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. Alyce is passionate about teaching people how to learn to listen to their gut’s ‘voice’, empowering them to make choices that are more health minded. In this interview we explored her work and her insights on communicating with and tapping into deep gut wisdom.

Dr Ari Diskin is a dynamic and passionate Doctor of Chiropractic, as well as a well-known speaker, author, coach and educator based at Diskin Life in Melbourne, Australia. Ari has been recognized with multiple distinctions and awards, both in Australia and internationally, including Chiropractor of the Year 3 times. His focus is on encouraging and supporting people to more fully experience their potential to live a life without limits ~ naturally. In this interview, Ari explores with us how mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) aligns with the Reorganizational Healing practice of Network Care.

Marina is a Columbia and Oxford University trained educator and leadership coach and prior to this was a scholar and professor of religion. As part of her doctoral research, Marina examined how contemporary Tibetan leaders align the intelligences of head, heart and gut to generate resilience, strategic vision, and effective communication under highly volatile conditions. Marina teaches a unique combination of emotional, social and somatic intelligence designed to integrate head, heart and body and help clients become exemplary leaders, influencers and innovators.

Jacqueline Hellyer is a life coach, sex therapist and tantric sexuality expert. Jacqueline is one of Australia's foremost experts in positive sex, sexuality and relationships. We spoke to Jacqueline about mBIT, sexuality, love, intimacy and multiple brain relating in this fascinating and fun interview.

Dr. Ginny Whitelaw is a biophysicist by training, an author, a leadership expert, worked for 10 years at NASA and has 30 years of training in Zen and martial arts. For many years she’s been an executive coach, faculty member and program director with the Delta Executive Learning Center and Columbia University's senior executive program. We spoke to Dr. Ginny Whitelaw about her work on the 4 Energy Patterns and how they link to the head, heart and gut intelligences and how to integrate these patterns and energies for Balanced Leadership.

Stephen Elliott is the developer of the Coherent Breathing method and the co-author of the book ‘The New Science of Breath’. He is a long term practitioner, and teacher of Eastern yogic and martial arts and an avid life sciences researcher. Stephen is a prolific inventor with over 40 patents, many of which are in the area of coherent breathing and life sciences. In Part 1 of the interview, we spoke to Steve about coherent breathing and the science behind it. In Part 2, we explored the Six Bridges and how to gain control of the autonomic function of your body and mind.

Dr. Stephanie Burns is a well-known expert in the field of accelerated learning with a strong following in the corporate, education and government communities. Originally trained as an engineer by the U.S. Army her career evolved through influential studies into human behaviour and her work is now found embedded in many international education programs. In this interview, we explore with Stephanie how the multiple brains are involved in learning and the application of mBIT principles to accelerated learning.

Amanda Gore is a world-renowned keynote speaker and a communications and performance expert. She uses the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence, to help leaders achieve the results they need. Amanda is the author of five books and has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology and is a master practitioner of NLP.

Amanda’s focus is on the study and practice of bringing deep, heart-based joy to life, and in this interview we talk to her about the power of joy in the heart and it's impacts to your life.

Jan Roberts is a world-renowned expert in natural ways to improve fertility and achieve healthier pregnancy, birth, bonding and breastfeeding. She is the best-selling author of six books, published internationally, with translations into numerous languages. She has 45 years of business experience across retail pharmacy, natural medicine, communication and education. In 2011, Jan won the Sydney University Pharmacy Alumni Award for Achievement “working to improve the health of the next generation.”

In this interview, we spoke with Jan about ‘Better Babies, Conception and the multiple Brains’.

Margaret Moore is the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation and a director of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. She is co-author of the Coaching Psychology Manual which was the first coaching textbook in health care. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and was an executive for 17 years in the biotech industry in the UK, Canada, France, and the US. Margaret also writes for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.In this interview, we spoke with Margaret about her fascinating work on ‘Body Intelligence’ and how it relates to the multiple brains.

We spoke with Mark Taylor about balancing the wisdom of the three brains. Mark is a researcher, somatic therapist and teacher of developmental movement awareness and embodied anatomy. He directs the Center for BodyMindMovement, and is a director of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association. He is a trained yoga teacher and teaches anatomy and somatic movement and maintains a private practice in movement therapy in Pittsburgh.

Bill Treasurer is an author, daredevil, courage expert and founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of the world’s first courage-building consulting firm, Giant Leap Consulting, Inc. Bill is also a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team and for seven years travelled the world performing over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet . . . sometimes on fire! Bill is the author of a number of books, including Leaders Open Doors, Courage Goes to Work and Right Risk. Prior to founding Giant Leap, Bill was an executive in Accenture’s change management practice, where he became the $19 billion dollar company’s first fulltime internal executive coach.

In this Interview we spoke with Bill about Courage and Leadership and how it links to the heart and gut brains.

James Tripp is an internationally recognised Coach and Trainer of Hypnosis and Influential Communication. He is the developer of the critically acclaimed Hypnosis Without Trance approach to hypnosis. James has a degree in Philosophy from the University of London and a wide range of qualifications including those in Osteopathy and Natural Therapeutics, NLP, Hypnosis, Clean Language, Clean Space and Symbolic Modelling and Spiral Dynamics. He is a Licensed NLP Trainer and has also worked professionally as a magician, mentalist and ‘street hypnotist’.In this Interview we spoke with James about communicating with the head, heart and gut brains using conversational hypnosis – hypnosis without the use of trance.

Marketing and sales expert, Howard Lim knows about how to authentically use branding and marketing to appeal to the head, heart and gut brains. In a career that spans over 25 years, Howard has created many award-winning marketing solutions and represented and contributed to the branding of such industry leaders as Apple, Disney, Xerox, Honda and others. In addition to being president of HOW Creative, he is also founder of the Authentic Brand Academy and author of the book Authentic Branding. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, BRANDWEEK, HOW Magazine, ABC, FOX, and CBS.In this interview I spoke with Howard about Authentic Marketing to the head, heart and gut brains.

Czerral Wheeler, is a probiotics expert and researcher with over 30 years experience in the health food industry working with good bacteria, and is the creator of Miessence's organic probiotic supplements InLiven and Fast Tract. These result oriented nutritional formulas are setting a new standard in the health care industry.

In this interview mBIT Trainer Bill Lee-Emery spoke with Czerral Wheeler about Probiotics, wellness and the intelligence of your Three Brains.

Lisa Gray is Group Executive for National Australia Bank’s Enterprise Services and Transformation Division. Her division has over 10,000 staff and Lisa is recognised as one of the top women leaders in Australian banking. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Management and a Master of Business Administration.

In this interview, I spoke with Lisa about Courage in Leadership since as a senior leader in Australian business she is an exemplar for bringing courage and compassion into the workplace.

Mary O’Malley is a world-leading author, speaker, and counselor from the USA. In the early 1970’s, a powerful awakening set Mary on the path to changing her whole relationship with the challenges of life, freeing herself from a lifelong struggle with darkness. Since that time, Mary has taught extensively throughout the world. She is an inspirational speaker who leads retreats that transform people’s lives, she provides individual counseling, and also offers ongoing groups where people can come together to experience an Awakening to self-acceptance. Mary’s books and teachings are endorsed by some of the greatest leaders in the fields of personal development.In this interview, I spoke with Mary about overcoming Compulsions, about the importance of the heart and breathing for coping and flourishing in life. And on her new book, "What's in the Way, is the Way" and how to align your multiple brains to bring peace and joy to your life and open a space in your Heart.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds has over 30 years working with global corporations in executive coaching and leadership training. She is a past global president of the International Coach Federation and speaks and teaches topics related to leadership coaching and emotional intelligence worldwide. She is the author of 3 award-winning books and a regular blogger for top Psychology and Business websites.In this interview, I spoke with Marcia about her new book and her work on helping Coaches tap into their deeper heart and gut intuitions in coaching in order to create powerful coaching conversations.

Neurocoaching is an emerging field where the discoveries of neuroscience are interpreted and applied for use by coaches for their clients. In this interview I spoke with Neurocoach Robert Holmes on the various brain systems and their high degree of interconnectedness. Then we explored the way theories have been divisive and searched for integrative approaches that deal with state and offer choice.

Robert is an expert in the science of human behaviour and performance enhancement with a passion for neurology, leadership and the psychology of potential.

Dr. Cindy Mason is an interdisciplinary scientist who has been working on Artificial Intelligence (AI), philosophies of mind, and esoteric therapies for the last 15 years. She is currently leading the field of AI through a focus on emotional programming architectures and the use of Compassionate Intelligence in AI design.

With recent breakthroughs in AI and robotics, Cindy's work is pivotal in how we can build safe AI's that will serve humanity and not become the sort of danger that is being warned about by influential people like Prof. Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. Cindy's work also fits beautifully with mBIT as she has shown that to build effective intelligent agents you need to model both heart and head brain and have a focus on Compassion.

Best-selling Author and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Thomas ‘Sully’ Sullivan has been a coach, a “Rube Goldberg” innovator, a teacher, a city commissioner, and an All-American athlete. With nearly 100 publishing credits in all fiction categories, his work includes nine novels in over 20 domestic and foreign editions, journalism, non-fiction and active film options.I spoke with Sully about Loving your Life! and living with courage and with an aligned head, heart and gut brain..

We spoke with Tom Rankin about communicating with and bringing deep awareness to the heart and gut brains using the Feldenkrais Method. Tom is a Feldenkrais expert and teacher and runs somatic movement wellness classes and workshops for the Health Improvement Program at Stanford University amongst others.

Author and keynote speaker, Michael Anderson, M.B.A., M.A., is the founder of The Executive JOY Institute. Michael specializes in teaching organizations, leaders, and individuals how to become even more successful through psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness. We spoke with Michael Anderson about his fascinating new book on ‘Soul-centered Leadership’ and how it relates to the multiple brains.

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Disclaimer: These interviews are not intended to provide medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed in the interviews by the people interviewed do not necessarily reflect those of mBIT International Pty Ltd or its staff.