Mark has been a vet for 25 years, during which time he’s been a business owner, a Clinical Director and now a coach as well. He is passionate about bringing improved people skills to the veterinary industry for better interpersonal relationships, staff retention and overall happiness.
This session looks at the neuroscience of the brain and how it relates to our ability to be great leaders. The survival brain can make us feel stressed, anxious and fearful – no doubt a common response over the past year. The left brain is a computer which stores protocols and procedures. Accessing our right brain will provide us with a whole new set of tools, including intuition, empathy and creativity. The key is to balance our left brain knowledge with the right brain’s intuition, to help prevent survival brain kicking in.
We can develop both the insight and the habits for right brain thinking using mental fitness – our ability to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than negative mindset. To improve our leadership, we can use our right brain for curiosity, detection of mood and energy, and big picture thinking. Key leadership qualities such as problem solving, conflict management and strategic thinking become more creative and positive when viewed from the right brain perspective.