BrainSMART® Executive Coaching

“Coaching is an interpersonal process that helps people achieve positive change and growth. By harnessing innate strengths, uncovering intrinsic motivations, and asking empowering questions, coaching fosters self-generated insight, vision, and goal clarity.”

Institute of Coaching (IOC), at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

The BrainSMART® Executive Coaching program focuses on empowering executives with processes for harnessing their brain’s signature strengths and fostering self-generated insights related to setting and making progress towards worthwhile goals. These processes are grounded in relevant research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience with a specific focus on the development of the metacognitive skills that are key to unlocking more of the brain’s unique potential and to the enhancement of cognitive performance, creative problem-solving, and productivity.

Some Key Areas of Focus

  • Discovering signature strengths
  • Clarifying important goals
  • Sustaining growth mindsets
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Embracing diversity
  • Deep listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Influencing with integrity
  • Effective delegation and team management
  • Team development
  • Leadership presence
  • Getting the best from the brain
  • Resilience and well-being
  • Strategic and innovative thinking for a changing world

Lead Coach, Marcus Conyers, Ph.D.

For four decades, Dr. Marcus Conyers, the developer of the BrainSMART ® Executive Coaching program, has been a pioneer in the field now known as Brain-Based Leadership or NeuroLeadership. His global leadership experience has focused on improving organizational performance through practical applications of cognitive psychology and neuroscience in ways that support profitable growth.  

Dr. Conyers developed the world’s first doctoral minor in Brain-Based Leadership with Nova Southeastern University. He serves as a research supervisor for the Ph.D. in Professional Practice: Psychological Perspectives at the Solomons Institute for Applied Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University and is an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching (IOC) at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

An author of 20 books, including Positively Smarter, and Developing Growth Mindsets, Dr. Conyers has worked in 30 countries on five continents and shared his work with 100,000 executives and educators worldwide. His person-centered executive coaching approach focuses on respectful dialogue and the fostering of metacognitive skills. 

To learn more about how you might support the achievement of your organization’s goals through BrainSMART ® Executive Coaching, contact