Yes! We can teach an old dog new tricks

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Helps us See

Thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) we now know that the brain can be rewired at any age and we can teach an old dog new tricks. Through new experiences and new 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, how to turn limiting habit energy into creative and innovative energy.

Industrial Age Skills

Unfortunately, 0ur educational systems still focus on the Industrial Age skills of analytical, sequential and logical thinking – “left brain processing.” From K-PHD 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.

Brain Scientist’s Personal Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

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.

Welcome to Whole Brain Thinking

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.

Larry Blumsack

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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