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COVID-19 Series | The Science of Threat and The Brain
As we begin to emerge from isolation, we still face many unknowns. To help support yourself and your team through uncertainty, we can turn to neuroscience research about threat and fear, and the impact these emotions have on our brain. By understanding the various ways our “threat response” impacts our behaviours and emotions, leaders can help their teams re-engage and “get back to normal” more efficiently.

May 27, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Angelique Meyer
Vice President | Leadership, Assessment & Development @Optimum Talent
Angelique is the Vice President of Leadership Assessment and Development (LAD) in Optimum Talent's Vancouver office. As a seasoned LAD professional, she works with individuals and teams at all levels to discover their leadership potential. She has worked primarily in service-based industries like Aviation, Financial Services, and Oil Field services to name a few. Angelique has been integrating Neuroleadership principals in her work for 10 years, working with industry icons like David Rock and others, to understand the relationship between our brain and our behaviour. Over the years, she has learned that we can influence behaviour, for ourselves and for others, and believes that lasting change is possible with a little bit of science and a lot of practice.
Patricia Polischuk
Vice President & Market Leader | Talent Management Services @Optimum Talent Inc.
Patricia provides leadership to the career management team and is responsible for business development and account management activities in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. In addition to her sales and operations functions, Patricia is a certified coach who provides career transition support and leadership coaching to senior leaders and executives. Known as a trusted advisor in the Southwestern Ontario region, Patricia has worked with leaders from a variety of sectors including insurance, finance, government, healthcare, sports & entertainment, high-tech, manufacturing, professional services, pharmaceutical, and post-secondary education. Prior to joining Optimum Talent she held senior roles in an international consulting firm and began her career in real estate development and telecommunications organizations. Patricia spent several years at McMaster University where she built their Alumni Career Coaching program.