February 28, 2017 /

Work Without Stress

Sue hosts Dr. Derek Roger, Founder and Director of the Work Skills Center and co-author of Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success. Drawing on his expertise in personality, psychometrics and neuroscience, Derek initiated an innovative program of research on stress and health at the University of York, where he established the internationally-renowned Stress Research Unit.

Derek and Sue discuss:

  • Adjusting your mindset to work more efficiently
  • Controlling your response to any kind of pressure
  • Developing a stress-free leadership style
  • Building more resilient organizations

About Dr. Derek Roger:

Dr. Derek Roger qualified originally in clinical psychology, the emphasis in Derek’s work subsequently shifted towards neuroscience.  His ground-breaking research at the University of York in England has made him one of the world’s leading experts on resilience and stress management, and Derek applies his significant experience at the cutting edge of neuroscience and psychology to working situations in an insightful and commercially relevant manner. Derek is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist, and is a Fellow of the International Stress Management Association.

January 31, 2017 /

Fear of Difference

Sue hosts Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc. and co-author of Leadership Embodiment. As a scientist and pioneer in the application of social neuroscience to corporate culture, Janet has two decades of experience working Fortune 500 companies with her client organizations spanning the who’s who of Silicon Valley.

Janet and Sue discuss:

  • The Biological Basis for Fear – What is our brain doing when we are in fear and what do we do about it?
  • How Do Leaders Respond Mindfully? – How do we listen openly? How do we protest/resist in a mindful way so we can collaborate?
  • Our Brain’s Reaction to Uncertainty – How do we keep our brain healthy in stressful and uncertain times?


About Janet:

Janet Crawford is CEO of Cascadance, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. A scientist and pioneer in the application of social neuroscience to corporate culture, Janet helps companies uncover and address the hidden biological roots of inequity. She speaks internationally on unconscious bias, stereotype threat and the biology of power, including a 2014 address at TEDx San Diego.

With two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, her client organizations span the who’s who of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. She has been featured in print, radio, and television, including Forbes, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, ABC and KSAN/KBLX.

Janet holds a Masters from Stanford University, a BA from U.C. Berkeley, and is former adjunct faculty at the JFK University Graduate School of Psychology. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and The Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. Along with renowned somatic leadership practitioner, Wendy Palmer, Janet co-authored Leadership Embodiment: How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak.

Follow her on Twitter: @JanetCrawford

November 30, 2016 /

The Upside of Stress

Sue hosts clinical psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson. Professor Robertson discusses his new book, The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper, a revelatory study of how and why we react to pressure in the way we do, with real practical benefits to how we live.

Ian and Sue discuss how to:

  • Shape your brain’s response to pressure
  • Become a more confident and focused leader
  • Exercise your winning muscle
  • Better understand the behavior of your business colleagues

About Ian Robertson:

Ian Robertson is one of the world’s leading researchers in neuropsychology. A trained clinical psychologist, Dr. Robertson is an expert at applying the latest psychological and neuroscience research to contemporary political, health, social, economic and business affairs in a very accessible manner.

Ian holds the Chair in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, and is a visiting professor at University College London. Dr. Robertson is also T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has held senior academic appointments at Cambridge, Edinburgh and Columbia Universities. He has also been elected a Fellow of the US Association for Psychological Science and the British Psychological Society.

Ian writes for several publications including Nature, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychological Bulletin and London’s Daily Telegraph, as well as for the Guardian and Times. His numerous articles and blogs on contemporary and business affairs in the international press have been widely acclaimed.

Follow him on Twitter: @ihrobertson

November 18, 2010 /

Less is More

Sue hosts Marc Lesser, CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, which provides executive coaching, consulting and keynote speaking services to businesses and non-profits. His clients include Google, Technorati, Stanford, and Social Venture Network. A former 10-year resident of the San Francisco Zen Center, Marc teaches and lectures there and throughout the U.S. and is the author of Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less.

October 26, 2010 /

Achieving Peak Performance

Sue hosts Michael Lardon, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego. Michael has worked with a variety of Olympic, National Football League, Major League Baseball, and PGA Tour athletes and is a nationally recognized speaker and lectures on various topics including the Zone, Peak Performance, and Overcoming Mood Disorders, and, for corporate audiences, maximizing productivity in competitive business environments.

June 24, 2010 /

Conscious Embodiment

Wendy Palmer is a renowned Bay Area teacher of aikido, somatic awareness and mindfulness. She is a sixth degree black belt in aikido, senior instructor at Aikido of Tamalpais, and the author of several books and a DVD.

March 30, 2010 /

The Slow Talk Movement

Sue hosts John Freeman, a book critic and editor, as well as the author of The Tyranny of Email: The Four Thousand Year Journey to your Inbox. Freeman has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. He is currently the editor of Granta literary magazine.

January 28, 2010 /

Making Resolutions Last

Tawny Lees hosts Dr. Morgan Camp, M.D., a board certified family practitioner physician who specializes in personalized Integrative Medicine with a focus on balancing hormones, digestive health, and correcting vitamin and nutritional deficiencies.

May 22, 2008 /

Distractions and Decision Making: A Leadership Challenge

Sue hosts Maggie Jackson, an award winning journalist who writes the popular “Balancing Acts” column for the Boston Globe and author of What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life, and Refuge in the Information Age and Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.

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