22 February 2017 / /

Fear of Difference

Guest Speaker Janet Crawford

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

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