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Chapter Meeting: "The Neuroscience of Coaching: How to Put Resilience into Action"


January 18, 2021
6:00 PM CST - 8:00 PM CST
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"The Neuroscience of Coaching: How to Put Resilience into Action"


Speakers: Dr. Kelly Kent & Master Coach Hayden Lee
CCEU: 1.0 Core Competencies & 0.5 Resource Development 


This session will be focused on helping coaches help their clients build Resilience through an understanding and acceptance of our Lizard Brain and strategies to manage it in yourself and your clients. Our brain has a mostly unconscious and instinctual system that has allowed for human survival by protecting us from harm. This “flight or fight” response is sometimes called our “Lizard Brain”. In most modern life situations, our lizard brain is more active than necessary leading to default negativity, limiting assumptions and unhelpful thought patterns. In this session, we will teach the neuroscience of emotions and how to coach using the Straight As of Emotional Intelligence to build awareness, acceptance and management techniques for difficult emotions.

This interactive session will have plenty of time for your questions.  If you’d like to submit questions in advance, please send them to our Professional Development Director, Janeen Antonelli, Ed.D., ACC.


Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of how the lizard brain is helpful in some situations and harmful in others and how to coach around that. Core Competency: Evokes Awareness, Cultivates Trust and Safety
  • Learn that every human is capable of managing their lizard brain with consistent and focused practice. Core Competency: Embodies a Coaching Mindset, Facilitates Client Growth
  • Gain an overview and guided application of the Straight A's of emotional intelligence. Core Competency: Facilitates Client Growth, Listens Actively
  • Be able to seamlessly apply neuroscience into your coaching practice. Core Competency: Listens Actively, Maintains Presence



Dr. Kelly Kent is a neuroscientist that connects her passion for the brain with all of her work, including as a school board member, corporate creativity consultant, business owner, speaker, and her hardest job of them all, parent.

Since she completed her Ph.D. in the molecular mechanisms of stroke recovery in 2011, Kelly has been taking her experience and expertise garnered at higher educational institutions and applying them to the real world around her. While on the one hand, Kelly was pursuing her post-graduate work in autism at the University of Southern California, she was also simultaneously teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Kelly taught psychology undergraduate students at Moorpark College in Simi Valley and currently teaches neurobiology to psychotherapy graduate students at Antioch University in Culver City.

The application of neuroscience to everyday life became her primary focus when Kelly co-founded adaptED Consultants. Through adaptED, Kelly has grown a company that uses neuroscience to provide tools to drive individual and organizational growth. This is accomplished by aligning corporate work cultures with how the brain functions optimally, training leaders to manage with the brain in mind and helping organizations determine their own “brain-based” best practices.

Realizing the important role that coaches play in the organizational development and professional development world, Kelly approached Master Certified Coach, Hayden Lee to propose a neuroscience of coaching training program. With recognition of the value each respective field plays in enhancing human and organizational potential, Master Mind Institute was born.

Hayden Lee is a Master Certified Executive Life and Leadership Coach, holding the highest credential possible in the professional coaching industry and a co-founder of Master Mind Institute.

Chosen as one of the “Top 20 Best Life Coaches in Los Angeles,” by, Hayden works with high achieving, highly motivated, and highly committed executives, leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals who are ready to make the changes needed for exponential growth in their personal and professional lives. 

He has coached leaders from Fortune 500 and Forbes 500 companies. By using his coaching magic backed by neuroscience research he is able to deepen awareness for leaders at the individual level. This drastically improves communication and productivity at the team level and eventually elevates the entire organizational culture.

He is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile, Leadership Culture Survey and the Integrative Enneagram personality and motivation system. Using these tools, he works with individuals and teams who are passionate about increasing their leadership effectiveness and creating work cultures that inspire individuals and teams best. Hayden has trained and mentored over 100 coaches worldwide. He is on the coaching faculty of Integrative Enneagram Solutions and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). He is on the Advisory Board at Coach Training EDU, an ICF-accredited institution, where he co-created the Executive Coach Training program.


(**All Times listed are Central Time**)
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Announcements & Speaker Introduction

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Program / Presentation

7:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.: Speaker Q&A

7:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Wrap Up / Debrief


When you register for this event, you will immediately receive an email confirmation from the website confirming your registration. This email will contain information regarding the 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS required for this event and a ZOOM link for you to use to register via ZOOM in order to receive the information to join the live event. The Chapter Administrator will send a reminder email to everyone registered for this event on the Friday before the event, as well as, the morning of the event. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please don't hesitate to email our Chapter Administrator for more information.


$25.00 Member & Affiliate Registration

$35.00 Non-Member/Guest Registration


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