OUR MANDATE

Consolidating world-leading, thinking, education & products to facilitate change.

Serving as a translator, we evaluate and distill the most powerful findings in integrative organizational neuroscience, creating useable learnings and real-time applications to provide answers to tough challenges that, until now, wouldn’t budge.

We close the gap by building the bridge between the knowing and doing, creating scientifically validated and measured solutions to enhance and transform individuals, teams and organizations.

About Us

Passionate about bridging the gap between knowing and doing.

Founded January 2015, the Academy of Brain-Based Leadership (ABL) is a research-based provider of personalized yet scalable programs that support individuals, coaches and organizations with the critical information and innovative tools they need to know and train their brains for optimal performance and better health.

To us, it’s all about maximizing the impact of this new frontier in leadership. We effect this by the integration of seasoned thought leaders, practitioners, neuroscientists and academics, all bringing a world-wide perspective to this interdisciplinary field.

  • PHIL DIXON

    CEO and Founder

    Phil is a leading expert in applying the latest knowledge from the field of integrative neuroscience into the areas of leadership development, organizational & cultural change and coaching. During a 40 year career ranging from IT, Learning & Development and Neuroscience, en route Phil has worked in both the private and public sectors, has established two management consulting firms and has lived, worked and/or taught in 21 countries.

    Phil’s passion is the application of the field of neuroscience to leadership; this has led to the publication of a paper in the NeuroLeadership Journal:  Turn the 360 Around – a Brain-Based approach to giving feedback, and a chapter on Performance Management in the recently released book Optimizing Talent.  

    Phil holds an MSc in Consulting and Coaching to Change from Oxford Business School and HEC Paris, and a BSc in Computer Science from Warwick University.  He is a frequent speaker on the topic of brain-based leadership and is in the process of writing a book “SAFETY: Using Your Brain for a Change.”

  • LEONIE HULL

    Chief Operating Officer

    Leonie has over 15 years experience in management and consulting and has worked predominately in not-for-profit and values based organizations.

    In her previous role as the General Manager of the NeuroLeadership Institute she was instrumental in the formation, strategy and setup of the organization in 2008. Over the next 6+ years she operationalized and cultivated NLI’s activities, team, faculty and culture to build an internationally recognized platform and authority in the field of neuroleadership.  In this role she established and managed the NLI education arm, 10 NeuroLeadership Summits,  memberships, and the publication and distribution of the annual NeuroLeadership Journal.

    ABL is an extension and outworking of the passion she has to make a difference. Her personal vision is to create and facilitate pathways for individuals to more deeply to know themselves and know others in order to create better lives, relationships, workplaces and communities.

  • DAN RADECKI, PhD, MA

    Chief Scientific Officer

    Dan is the Chief Scientific Officer and a founding partner at ABL. Dan has 20 years of corporate experience and his passion is in leveraging his knowledge of behavioral neuroscience to create an optimal model of leadership. In 2009 he created the curriculum for the educational arm of the NeuroLeadership Institute and served as the lead professor for the first Post Graduate Degree and Master of Science program in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Dan has taught over 400 leaders in 40 countries, on the neuroscientific underpinnings of effective leadership.

    Dan is also Senior Director of Research and Development at Allergan Inc., where he is a Global Leader for drug development programs. Dan holds a Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Biopsychology and Ph.D in Neuroscience. His extensive teaching experience includes instruction at the undergraduate, graduate and medical school level.

    Dan has been published in the Harvard Business Review, and has lectured internationally on topics such as the neuroscience of bias, creativity, leadership wisdom, the aging brain, the biology of collaboration and the impact of stress on the brain.

  • DAN RADECKI

    Chief Scientific Officer

    Dan has 20 years of corporate experience and his passion is in leveraging his knowledge of behavioral neuroscience to create an optimal model of leadership. In 2009 he created the curriculum for the educational arm of the NeuroLeadership Institute and served as the lead professor for the first Post Graduate Degree and Master of Science program in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Dan has taught over 400 leaders in 40 countries, on the neuroscientific underpinnings of effective leadership.

    Dan is also Senior Director of Research and Development at Allergan Inc., where he is a Global Leader for drug development programs. Dan holds a Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Biopsychology and Ph.D in Neuroscience. His extensive teaching experience includes instruction at the undergraduate, graduate and medical school level.

    Dan has been published in the Harvard Business Review, and has lectured internationally on topics such as the neuroscience of bias, creativity, leadership wisdom, the aging brain, the biology of collaboration and the impact of stress on the brain.

Associates
  • Dr Terri Hunter

    AUSTRALIA

  • Scott Winter

    CA, USA

  • Jane Moran

    Canada

  • Wendi Meyer

    Canada

  • Jenny McDonald

    NEW ZEALAND

Advisory Board
  • Evian Gordon

    Founder and CEO of Brain Resource

     

  • Stuart Crabb

    Former Head of Leadership & Development for Facebook

     

  • Adam Glickman

    Innovator & Entrepeneur

     

  • Linda Sharkey

    Author, Radio Host and Former Head of Leadership & Development for GE and HP

     

  • Prasad Kaipa

    Author & Thought Leader

     

  • Dan McCammon

    Former High Technology CFO & Consultant

  • Christopher Ancona

    Managing Partner, SV&A USA

  • Mark Steiman

    Chief Experience Officer,

    Newport Orthopedic Institute

  • Jennifer McCusker PhD

    Sr. Director, Global Talent & Organizational Development, Blizzard Entertainment