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Jenny
Brockis

Expert in the Science of High-Performance Thinking

Profile

As a kid, Dr Jenny Brockis' favourite tale was Rudyard Kipling's story of 'How The Elephant Got His Trunk. Like the elephant, she was insatiably curious about the world. Jenny wanted to know how things worked, why things were 'Just So.' It got her into a bit of trouble too, like the time she set fire to the kitchen and the time she caused the ceiling in the family room to collapse after exploring how this new-fangled thing in the bathroom called a bidet worked.

Current Work:

Jenny's curiosity led her to develop a sense of awe and wonder about the human body and why sometimes things went wrong. Jenny has spent her life looking after the health and wellbeing of others, first as the Principal of a group medical practice and then from her workplace-based consultancy Brain Fit established in 2009 specialising in brain health, mental wellbeing and social connection.

As a Keynote Speaker, Jenny has presented to and worked with thousands of people to empower them to cultivate their thriving mind, what it takes to stay well, think smart and stay safe. What gets her out of bed in the morning is the opportunity to impact someone else's world, seeing the spark of insight in their eyes when they 'get' what they can do for themselves. As a voracious reader and prolific writer, Jenny continues to indulge my curiosity and has just published her fourth book Thriving Mind: How to Cultivate a Good Life (Wiley.)

As a board-certified lifestyle medicine physician and best-selling author, Jenny's vision is to enable everyone to be a happy, thriving human. Jenny has always believed that while knowledge is power, it is knowing how to apply that knowledge that is the gold.

Expertise
Talking Points

Thriving Mind: Making Mental Wellbeing the Norm

The modern workplace is fast-paced, super busy, stressful and challenging. It can feel hard to be consistently at your best. The impact of Covid-19 has served to amplify what previously wasn’t working well at work and we are now entering a new epidemic - a severe mental health crisis.

While the awareness of poor mental health and its implications has improved, more is needed to INTEGRATE the best of mental health care when needed along with a PREVENTATIVE program of mental wellbeing.

In this keynote Dr. Jenny explains:
- How the pandemic has impacted our mood, thinking and behaviours
- The business case for mental wellbeing
- What mental wellbeing looks like
- How to integrate mental wellbeing concepts into your daily schedule without it feeling like “one more thing to do”

Lost your mojo? How to rekindle your motivation and passion for what you do

Burnout. Like the stark architecture of bushfire, it is bleak, demoralising and sucks out all your energy.
Redefined by the WHO as the result of dealing with prolonged unmitigated stress, it is become increasingly common - especially when working from home.

It is not the same as depression, but the two frequently coexist along with anxiety, panic disorder, and if you’re really unlucky all of them. It can take a while before the diagnosis is made and a while longer to recover, which is why it’s important to recognise what to look for and how to keep yourself safe from falling off the burnout cliff.

In this keynote Dr Jenny will share:
- What burnout is and its five stages.
- Who is most at risk
- Why a long weekend off isn’t enough to recover
- How to recognise the warning signs in yourself or others and what to do then
- What to put in place to protect yourself from developing burnout

Safety at work: Why psychological safety is the key to better organisational health

It’s said work is good for us, but what happens when work is toxic? Bullying, harassment, belittlement, isolation and all the “isms” can lead others to dread going to work, especially when they have no option B to leave.

With an economic recession, fears of job insecurity and financial hardship the new reality, retaining your top talent and enabling them to do their best because they feel safe to do so is a must.

What if you knew how to unlock the hidden potential in your existing workforce to boost innovation, collaboration and motivation and create your competitive advantage?

In this keynote Dr Jenny reveals,
- Why it’s time to stop doing engagement surveys
- The real drivers to motivation and engagement
- Why our social intelligence is our superpower for positive working relationships even with those we consider different from us
- How to maximise social reward and minimise social pain

Workshop: Thriving Mind: Making mental wellbeing the norm

Available as a Half-day, Full-day, Virtual or Face-to-face workshop

In this workshop Jenny covers:
- How mental health care and wellbeing can be successfully integrated into every workplace without straining the budget
- The six elements required to T.H.R.I.V.E
- What’s needed to create a framework for yourself, your team or organisation

Workshop: Lost your mojo? How to rediscover your motivation and passion for what you do

Available as a Half-day, Full-day, Virtual or Face-to-face workshop

In this workshop Jenny covers
- How too much stress can trigger burnout
- What to look out for, what are the warning signs?
- How to help others understand what you are going through
- What to say to the boss (or yourself if you are the boss)
- What recovery will include
- How to prevent the risk of burnout in the future

Workshop: Safety at work: Why psychological safety is the key to better organisational health

Available as a Half-day, Full-day, Virtual or Face-to-face workshop

In this workshop Jenny covers
- What psychological safety is and why it matters
- What to do if your workplace is psychologically unsafe
- Understanding the very human need to connect and why social pain hurts
- How to maximise social reward and minimise pain
- How to cultivate and measure psychological safety in teams

Thriving Mind Mental Wellbeing Program

The purpose of this six-month program is to inform, inspire and integrate mental wellbeing concepts to create a workplace culture founded on care.

Starting with an assessment to identify where the key challenges lie, formulating a series of workshops, group coaching sessions to deal with the chosen topics in order of priority and measuring the outcomes.
Feedback
Dr. Jenny Brockis delivers inspiring and thought-provoking sessions with tangible take-aways that can easily be incorporated into daily life. CPA Australia

Dr. Jenny Brockis, what a dynamic, motivating and effective speaker. She provided an insightful approach to how we can all integrate principles of brain fitness into our lives and work to help maintain sufficient cognitive stamina, positive mood and better thinking, so we can all get our work done and done well. Her active participation with our staff was greatly appreciated and very effective. I'm amazed that so much of the information that Jenny shared continues to resurface in our organization to this day. This certainly indicates how much of an impact she truly had on our management team and our organization.

PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

Thank you Jenny for your engaging presentation “From Frantic to Focused” to our Perth-based staff at Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Yours was our most popular wellness seminar to date and shows how much interest there is in the topic! The message is relevant to everyone who is in the modern world of information overload. We look forward to inviting you back very soon!

Rio Tinto

Jenny had the audience in the palm of her hand. Her presentation was informative, inspiring and a call to action. All in attendance benefited from this very professional presentation.

The Western Australian Club

Jenny's message is imperative for everyone living in this muilti-gadget, multi-tasking world. It is frightening how much pressure we put on our most valuable possession, our brain. Jenny worked with students and teachers from our partner schools and there was nothing but praise and promises of change from all involved. The students were engaged throughout and the teachers enthusiastically took notes.

Aspire UWA

We invited Jenny to chair our recent 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Summit and she was amazing! Some written feedback from our delegates included "Lively Facilitator, want to hear more!" "Great energy and insights on looking after ourselves". "Liked Jenny's interactive style" etc. If you are looking for a speaker or presenter in your events, or wish to find out more about brain fitness, leadership or entrepreneurship - I would highly recommend that you talk to Jenny.

AventEdge

Our employees loved Jenny’s presentation on Brain Fitness. She was engaging, informative and motivating. Jenny’s call to action was effective and many staff members were discussing/swapping brain fitness strategies the following week.

Schindler Lifts Australia

Jenny is a fantastic facilitator and nothing short of inspiring. Jenny gave an engaging and thought-provoking keynote presentation to a group of skilled mature finance professionals with years of experience. They can be a challenging audience to say the least, but she completely captured them with her energy and practical advice. Jenny is one of the most engaging and interesting speakers I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

LG Professionals Perth

I can’t speak highly enough of Jenny’s presentation ‘Thriving by design: Bringing out the best in ourselves and others’ to our leadership team. Her knowledge and passion delivered a powerful, thought-provoking presentation. The presentation was thought provoking and practical. It really resonated well with the audience. The best part was the simple ideas to improve the wellbeing and performance of themselves and our teams.

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