Welcome to the DC Neuroleadership Group

Exploring the World of Neuroscience, Human Interaction and Leadership.

The DC Neuroleadership Group (formerly part of the Neuroleadership Insitute) is a word-of-mouth, members only “salon” that meets in-person in downtown Bethesda since 2009.  Our members come from many different professional backgrounds such as business, executive coaching, psychology, medicine, government and consulting. We are an engaged, curious community who wants to learn more about the tangible and practical applications of cutting-edge brain science. The DCNG offers both Webinars and live, quarterly breakfast meetings in Bethesda, MD.

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Events

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Quarterly Breakfast Meetings


Why Attend?

  • 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 small, intimate “study salon” experience which allows participants to share coffee, breakfast and conversation with our guest presenters and other members. The size of our in-person meetings are kept small and often sell-out.
  • 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.

Stay tuned for our next meeting which will take place in 2020.


Information and Registration for Our Next Quarterly Meeting

Please click here for more information on our next quarterly breakfast meeting and the Eventbrite registration link.

Guest Presenters

The following is sample of our guest presenters and thought leaders who have spoken at the DCNG including authors, prominent neuroscientists, researchers, psychologist and educators.

Douglas Fields, PhD

Douglas Fields, PhD

Chief of Nervous System Development and Plasticity, National Institute of Health (NIHCD), reknown expert in Neuron Glial Biology.

Dr Ted George

Dr. Ted George

Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, National Institute of Health, author, Associate Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine.

Rick Hanson, PhD

Rick Hanson, PhD

Clinical psychologist, well-known author and recognized thought leader in the neuroscience (hardwiring) of happiness.

Dr. Elizabeth Stuller

Dr. Elizabeth Stuller, MD

Board Certified in Addiction  Psychiatry, practicing physician at the Amen Clinics (Virginia), CEO of Stuller Resettings.

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Chalmers Brothers

Author, TED presenter, executive coach  and thought leader in role of language and leadership.

Stephen Suomi, PhD

Stephen Suomi, PhD

Psychologist, Chief of Laboratory of Comparative Ethology. National Institute of Health (NICHD, Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Judith Glaser

Judith Glaser

Organizational anthropologist, Founder of Conversational Intelligence, CEO of Benchmarks Communication,

David Rock, PhD

David Rock, PhD

Founder of the Neuroleadership Institute, author, global thought leader.

Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake

Author, researcher and expert in the neurobiology of somatic coaching.

Deborah Norris, PhD

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

Ian Kelleher, PhD

Head of the Research. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, author, science educator.

Susan Wranik, MS, MA, CCC-SLP

Susan Wranik

Speech language pathologist, TED presenter, specialist in verbal and non-verbal communication.

Norbert Myslinski, PhD

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

Rachel V. Gow, PhD

Expert in nutrition and the brain, postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health  (NIAAA).

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Denise Zannino, PhD

Neuroscientist,  Science Policy Analyst at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph

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.

Thomas Hoffman

Dr. Thomas Hoffman, MD

Research Scientist and Administrator (National Institute of Health), Principal of PScience Associates.

Dr. MA Greenstein

Dr. MA Greenstein

Los Angeles based expert in Creativity and the Brain, author, experience designer and artist.

Book Signings

Book signings by our guest presenters happen regularly at DCNG quarterly meetings. Here is a sample of some books discussed or book signing events  at the DCNG (click the cover to purchase on Amazon).

2020 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. The 2020 Webinar topics are:


Webinar #1: Critical Brain Networks and Regions.

Thursday, January 16, 2020.

To register for  Webinar 1, please click here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcng-applied-neuroscience-webinar-1-neuro-networks-and-systems-tickets-76518144831


Webinar Session #2: Neuroscience and Change in the Brain

Thursday, February 6, 2020

To register for Webinar 2 please click here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dcng-applied-neuroscience-webinar-2-neuroscience-of-change-in-the-brain-tickets-76519057561

To learn more about this exciting virtual training program and how they work, please go to the following link:
https://swiresolutions.com/applied-neuroscience/

Photo Gallery

Author and TED speaker Chalmers Brothers discussing language and behavior

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 Dr. Myslinski from the University of Maryland brings a human brain to our group meeting.

Guest Presenter Amanda Blake

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

Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Stuller from the Amen Clinic discusses the Neuroscience of Addiction and imaging technology

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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.

Susan Wranik, speech pathologist and expert in communication talking about role of the brain and speech mechanics.

Our DCNG Administrator (Megan H) greeting members.

Our DCNG Administrator (Megan H) greeting members.

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DCNG Leader Wendy Swire with Douglas Fields, PhD., reknown expert in Neuron Glial Biology.

The DC Neuro Group was founded by Wendy Swire, principal of Swire Solutions, a leadership consultant and executive coach based in the Washington, DC area (www.swiresolutions.com)  There is no membership fee to join the DCNG. Registration is required in advance for all of our events which frequently sell-out.

If you are interested in being a presenter or to learn more about the DCNG, please contact the organizer Wendy Swire.