First Annual NeuroCoaching Conference

Posted in: October 29, 2018 By: Bernadette Marie Wilson

I had the honor and privilege of organizing the First Annual NeuroCoaching Conference in California.

It was a weekend full of sharing and exploring the new methods of NeuroCoaching. Attendees were able to gain wisdom and the ability to learn about business collaboration with the group. As coaches, I believe it is most important to first learn how to coach ourselves. I recently talked about this on-air at with Mari Frank on her show Fighting for Love, Monday, October 29, 2018.

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I worked alongside Mark Robert Waldman, a top-selling author, to plan this two-day retreat-type seminar. The purpose was so NeuroCoaches could practice together, learn better techniques, and connect with their peers. Mark is a friend of mine and colleague who recently released his book, NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness, and Success, alongside Chris Manning, Ph.D. Both Mark and Chris were able to attend the conference in addition to forty people from around the world. The conference was sold out and included learning experiences for NeuroCoaches of all levels.

Reach of Conference

Attendees came from many nations throughout the globe. While the conference was held in Malibu, California, eight different countries were represented. With attendees from Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Mexico, we were so proud to see the reach that NeuroCoaching is making all over the world. The conference was held to bring together certified NeuroCoaches, those in training, and those interested in becoming a certified NeuroCoach. Since this is a relatively new field of coaching, it is more important than ever to connect with peers.

Mindfulness and Introspective Work

We focused on the importance of skills within NeuroCoaching and practiced introspective coaching strategies. We helped each coach learn more about themselves and how they could be more coachable through scenarios in their own personal lives. Learning how to coach yourself before you coach others, as mentioned earlier, is essential to understanding the importance of NeuroCoaching. The focus on mindfulness throughout the weekend allowed attendees to tap into their own authenticity. The techniques learned could be used in personal life with attendees’ family, friends, and partners, as well as in their professional life. We were happy to equip attendees with this education and experience to confidently send them out into their own lives and careers.

Importance of Research

Throughout the two days, attendees were able to learn from one another and from the experts. I led a session on Business Coaching and was able to work one-on-one with some attendees present to share what I have learned in my career as a NeuroCoach. It is important that I am continuously staying up to date with the newest science-based NeuroCoaching techniques to powerfully guide my clients. In such a new field, I feel that it is especially essential that I do this.  I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and experience with coaches on all levels and from all different backgrounds. I truly believe this is the way of the future, and it is exciting to see the community of NeuroCoaches continue to grow around the world. It is an exciting movement to be a part of!

Strategies Covered

During the conference, attendees engaged in new educational and coaching skills that are grounded in brain-based, evidence-based, and mindfulness-based communication strategies. We covered strategies such as using your intuition, exploring ways to solve problems quickly, and improving physical pain. The conference also consisted of an insight meditation called “Streaming,” which allowed attendees to fall into deeper layers of self-discovery. The panel discussions held throughout the weekend allowed those who were in the process of becoming certified or who were considering it to be fully immersed in what the field consists of. It was a rewarding weekend for the organizers and attendees, and I look forward to doing it again next year!

If you found my page because of the conference, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here. Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter list here, as well as “like” me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and on Instagram to stay in the know about what is going on in the wonderful world of NeuroCoaching!

If you missed the conference this year, stay tuned as next year’s conference is in the works. Next year, our conference is open to anyone that is interested in NeuroCoaching. We’re excited to spread the reach of this field even farther across the country and world.