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NeuroLeadership Specialist

If you understand the mechanics of your brain, you can engineer the change in yourself and others.


Kristen Hansen is the founder of EnHansen Performance providing managers with strategies to build leadership, resilience, adaptability, creativity, coaching, self-management and engagement skills. Kristen is one of the pioneers in the field of Neuroleadership and draws from her post graduate studies in the Neuroscience of Leadership and 20 years of management roles with major Australian organisations.

Kristen’s NeuroTREAD framework that stands for how to Think, Regulate, Engage, Adapt and Develop with the brain in mind has been delivered to over 25,000 managers and in the last 15 years Kristen has delivered over 250 keynotes and 2,500 workshops.

She has worked with executives from Telstra, Westpac Group, Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Bank, Telstra, Goodman, NRMA, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Defence Force and UNSW.

Kristen's first book TRACTION: The Neuroscience of Leadership and Performance.

Talking Points

The Neuroscience of Leadership

- Lead with the brain in mind for optimal performance
- Improve problem-solving and decision making
- Demonstrate strong leadership, resilience and confidence
- Generate high-performance teamwork
- Lead change effectively
- Empower and coach others
- Daily habits that kick start your cognitive and creative capability

The Neuroscience of Resilience and Wellbeing

- Why resilience is crucial for success and happiness
- How to bounce back from the regular set backs
- Habits that build resilience
- Utilise mindfulness to lengthen response times
- The benefits of 30 second circuit breaker to reset
- Brain-breaks, diet, sleep and exercise

The Neuroscience of Performance

- Techniques to optimise your cognitive and creative abilities
- How to have more "AHA moments"
- What causes our brain to sabotage our behaviour or to work effectively
- Perform at your optimum for longer -extend your 4 hour peak
- The myths of multitasking and how to focus

The Neuroscience of Change Leadership

- How to communicate, collaborate and commit for change
- Be the change leader that everyone follows
- How to make change leadership part of BAU
- Why our brains resist change and how to overcome it
- How to use neuroplasticity to form new habits
- Coach others through change
- The role emotion contagion, the "why's" and storytelling

The Neuroscience of Sales Effectiveness

- Build rapport and influence through emotion contagion and neuro-coupling
- Messaging to hit the buy button in your customers brain
- Handle objections and close the sale through effective questioning
- Consult and coach the customer for the ultimate sales approach
Kristen Hansen presented on the Neuroscience of Leadership to over 150 of our people leaders. Kristen’s presentation was engaging, informative and practical. Kristen was incredibly entertaining and full of energy. She was able to make complex theory simple and easy to understand whilst also applying it practically for our leaders to take back and use with their teams. The feedback from our people leaders has been exceptional with many stating that they have been able to apply much of what Kristen presented. Westpac

Kristen is such a dynamic, engaging speaker. We felt very lucky to have her speak at our Women in IT forum. Her keynote presentation on The Neuroscience of Leadership truly resonated with our audience with many commenting on how they wanted to hear more from her. During theinformative yet entertaining session, Kristen provided the audience withinvaluable information that will help them to implement strategies to enhance their performance and strive for leadership roles within our organisation.

Sydney Trains

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and am hoping that some Department of Treasury and Finance staff will be able to attend one ofyour presentations.

South Australia Department of Treasury and Finance

Kristen Hansen presented at our Specialty Fashion Group Annual Leadership Conference to 85 leaders. The topic was The Neuroscience of Leadership (NeuroLeadership TREAD), and it was informative, entertaining and rich with practical strategies to lift engagement, improve decisionmaking and stress regulation, and develop and coach others. Kristen’s style was engaging, humorous and influential, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Specialty Fashion Group

Great presenter – gave good examples to help audience relate to. Kristen is confident and open, full of energy and it was very interesting. The neuroscience was fascinating and I understand myself and my team members much more.


Kristen Hansen; dynamic, engaging and relevant. In presenting her neuroleadership session to the State Trustees managers, Kristen unlockeda response from the whole group that I've not been seen before. Every person took away strategies to help them be better leaders and they are still talking about the session months later.

State Trustees

I just want to say that was the most fabulous workshops I have ever attended. Somany useful tools to take away's to start using now. It was positive, empoweringand Kristen was completely engaging and relatable.

BT Financial
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