Yes! You can teach an old dog new tricks!

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Thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) we now know that the brain can be rewired at any age. Through new experiences and challenges, new neurons will form. It is called neuroplasticity. Yes, you can teach baby boomers, and older knowledge workers—even X and W generations—how to think out-of-the-box. You can teach them how to turn limiting habit energy into creative and innovative energy.

Unfortunately, 0ur educational systems still focus on the Industrial Age skills of analytical, sequential and logical thinking – “left-brain processing.” From kindergarten to PHD level,  the “right brain’s” intuitive, non-linear, holistic and creative thinking skills are neglected and still considered “touchy-feely”. For too long – at least a century – creativity has been strip-mined from our students and workers.

In this global economy the ability to move and adapt nimbly – to be innovative in a world of uncertainty, is the antithesis of “left-brain” thinking. But we can teach an old dog new tricks.

Welcome to the innovative world of whole-brain thinking, a world where both left and right hemispheres of the brain are working in sync. Where many people’s ideas, energy, talent and expertise are encouraged. A world where there are only great mistakes.

We think about the world through all of our senses. The visual and performing arts address the way we think about the world kinesthetically, abstractly – in many “right-brain” ways. Start celebrating human imagination and creativity by teaching an old dog new tricks. Follow the path of the Fortune 500 companies who are bringing in visual and performing artists to increase their workers ability to think creatively, to be facile and nimble, to provide them with 21st Century Skills so that they can competitively compete in the global economy.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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