“Wendy, fascinating! Great content! Lots of Ahas for me to digest.”
Linda Cassell, CPCC, M. Ed., Certified Neuro Leadership Coach
Quantum Leap Coaching and Training
“Thank you for the Applied Neuroscience Webinar. I found the content to be very valuable. I especially liked Wendy’s focus on how to apply what we learned. I plan to share strategies for calming down the brain that were discussed during the webinar.“
Christina Schwartz, Great Coaches Inc.
"In my previous career, I was an occupational therapist and took neuroanatomy in school. Wendy's webinar series was perfect to wake up the part of my brain that learned this 20 years ago. A basic understanding of how the brain works is helpful in making changes in my own life and supporting my clients as they make changes in their lives."
Lisa Hope Tilstra, MHS, PCC, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Coach
“Fabulous talk, great speaker, great info! I am able to take the science and use it to support my work on personal change and neuroplasticity. Love this DC neuro group!”
Galina Knopman, PCC. CEO, Comskil
“Thank you so much for this mind-blowing presentation! I have so much to think about after hearing Dr. Danny.”
Ana Cristina Lapera, Managing Director, Seagull Quest
“Great program! My brain is full. What a great presenter. Thoughtful and considerate. The sign of a true master!”
Susan I. Wranik, MS, MA CCC-SLP
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Mental Fitness from the Perspective of Competitive & Professional Athletes
Registration is now open!
2nd Quarter 2023 VIRTUAL lunch meeting
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023Time: 11:30 - 1 pm EST Speakers:
Ziz Abdur-Ra'Oof, Former NFL Player (KC Chiefs), Certified Mental Fitness Coach
Robbi Nirenberg, Former Div 1 Athlete, Competitive Skier, Performance & Mental Fitness Coach
In our 2nd Quarter VIRTUAL Meeting, we will learn about the popular topic Mental Fitness -- why it is moving beyond the realm of individual performance -- to have larger organizational importance for leaders, in team development and executive coaching fields. In this program, we will explore the neuroscience behind why mental fitness works, how it is linked to a growth mindset and most importantly, practical applications that anyone can use to strengthen their cognitive fitness muscles. We will learn more about this exciting topic from a different perspective -- that of professional and competitive sports. Our guest presenters are certified executive coaches in mental fitness who are bringing this work to other arenas including education, business, and for teams and youth. Our speakers have trained in the Positive Intelligence methodology. Their insights and wisdom can be applied to anyone.
Quarterly (Virtual and In-Person) Events
- Learn directly from prominent guest presenters including researchers, scientists, authors, professors, psychologists and other recognized experts in fields pertaining to Applied Neuroscience.
- Participate in a “study salon” experience which allows participants to be in conversation with our guest presenters and other members.
- Attend book signings with our guest presenters.
- Join a community of practice of engaged learners who challenge themselves.
- Learn basic and more advanced concepts of Applied Neuroscience.
- CEUs are available from the International Coaching Federation for our events.
- There is no membership fee to join the DCNG.
2023 Guest Presenters
Our guest presenters and thought leaders who have spoken at the DCNG include authors, prominent neuroscientists, researchers, psychologist and educators.
Dr. Neil Spiegel
Dr. Spiegel attended medical school at New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He finished his postgraduate and residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University. Dr. Spiegel also completed a Fellowship in anti-aging, functional, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Spiegel has multiple certifications and Fellowships. He is Fellowship-trained in sports medicine and board-certified in Physical Medicine for Rehabilitation. Dr. Spiegel is a fellow of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine.
2022 Guest Presenters
Our guest presenters and thought leaders who have spoken at the DCNG including authors, prominent neuroscientists, researchers, psychologist and educators.
Daphne Jefferson, PCC
Daphne Y. Jefferson is an executive coach, author, speaker, facilitator, and consultant with over 20 years of experience as a senior executive with the Federal government. She is passionate about helping leaders to gracefully navigate the challenges of transitions. As a coach, she has worked with dozens of leaders at every level of government, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. Daphne is a noted speaker and has given keynote addresses on leadership, diversity and inclusion.
Matt Carter, PhD
Dr. Matt Carter is Associate Professor of Biology & Neuroscience at Williams College located in Williamstown, MA. His lab studies how the brain regulates sleep and food intake, and his research is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Ann Betz, CPCC, PCC, MNTC
Ann in an international speaker, author and well-known trainer on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching and human transformation.
Previous Guest Presenters
Douglas Fields, PhD
Chief of Nervous System Development and Plasticity, National Institute of Health (NIHCD), renowned expert in Neuron Glial Biology.
Dr. Daniel Pine, NIH
Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Ted George
Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, National Institute of Health, author, Associate Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD., PhD
Dr. Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D. Head of the Center for Memory and Brain Health at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. PhD Neuroscientist. Author of two best-selling books on memory and brain health.
Rick Hanson, PhD
Clinical psychologist, well-known author and recognized thought leader in the neuroscience (hardwiring) of happiness.
Stephen Suomi, PhD
Psychologist, Chief of Laboratory of Comparative Ethology. National Institute of Health (NICHD), Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Organizational anthropologist, Founder of Conversational Intelligence, CEO of Benchmarks Communication.
David Rock, PhD
Founder of the Neuroleadership Institute, author, global thought leader.
Author, researcher and expert in the neurobiology of somatic coaching.
Deborah Norris, PhD
Founder of The Mindfulness Center™, author, Head of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University, renowned for meditation teacher training and holistic healing programs.
Ian Kelleher, PhD
Head of the Research Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, author, science educator.
Speech language pathologist, TED presenter, specialist in verbal and non-verbal communication.
Norbert Myslinski, PhD
Professor at the University of Maryland, researcher, Executive Director of the International Brain Bee. Recipient of the Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award.
Rachel V. Gow, PhD
Expert in nutrition and the brain, postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health (NIAAA).
Denise Zannino, PhD
Neuroscientist, Science Policy Analyst at the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Elizabeth Stuller, MD
Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry, practicing physician at the Amen Clinics (Virginia), CEO of Stuller Resettings.
Dr. Thomas Hoffman, MD
Research Scientist and Administrator (National Institute of Health), Principal of PScience Associates.
Dr. MA Greenstein
Los Angeles based expert in Creativity and the Brain, author, experience designer and artist.
Applied Neuroscience Webinar Series
Back by popular demand. The DC Neuroleadership Group is offering a new two-part series on Applied Neuroscience topics. In only two hours, you will gain high-impact and practical understanding of essential aspects of brain science with immediate workplace applications. The Webinars take place live on Zoom and are also recorded if you cannot attend the live events. You will receive supplemental resources, a participant workbook and access to the recordings and all course materials.
To learn more about this exciting virtual training program and how they work, please go to the following link:
Author and TED speaker Chalmers Brothers discussing language and behavior.
Guest Presenter Dr. Myslinski from the University of Maryland brings a human brain to our group meeting.
Guest Presenter Amanda Blake
signing copies of her book.
Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Stuller from the Amen Clinic discusses the Neuroscience of Addiction and imaging technology.
DCNG Leader Wendy Swire with guest presenter Judith Glaser, CEO of Benchmarks Communication and founder of Conversational Intelligence.
Susan Wranik, speech pathologist and expert in communication talking about role of the brain and speech mechanics.
DCNG members during a small group application discussion.
DCNG Leader Wendy Swire with Douglas Fields, PhD., reknown expert in Neuron Glial Biology.
Meet the DCNG Team
Wendy S. Swire
DCNG Founder and Head
DCNG Head of Research