About

The WAE Team

Art Kleiner is a recognized expert on management thinking, thought leadership, organizational learning and scenario planning. He was editor of  strategy+business and Peter Senge’s Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series.  His books include The Age of Heretics, and Who Really Matters.  He teaches at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and is a principal at Kleiner Powell International (KPI), and a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s “100 coaches” group. 

Josie Thomson is an award-winning executive coach based in Brisbane, Australia who has pioneered the use of neuroscience principles in working with business leaders around the globe. She is also a keynote speaker, facilitator and two-time cancer survivor. She is the author of Enliven-U: A Little Book of Inspirations.

Associates

In designing and delivering workshop and training solutions, we work closely with the JMReid Group. CEO John Reid and his associates have been working with us on neuroscience-related business training since the early 2010s. The group’s work is based on the idea that by demonstrating a deep understanding of client problems and challenges, they can develop training that builds trust; and that unless you engage the passion to improve, nothing else matters.

Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., is a research psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine and a leading neuroscientist who coined the term “self-directed neuroplasticity.” His many books include Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (1997) and You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life (2011, with Rebecca Gladding). His YouTube videos have collectively logged more than half a million views.

We also work with Lush Perspectives, specialists in the design and delivery of transformative leadership programs. As a coach, facilitator and learning architect, founder Georgia Lush partners with creative thinkers from across the neuroleadership community in designing innovative solutions for our clients.