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Jun 3, 2024

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Steve Scanlon about his concept of "inside-out leadership" and how he applies neuroscience principles in his coaching practice.

Key Takeaways


Inside-Out Leadership


Neuroscience Insights

In this conversation Steve explains the practice of metacognition - being aware of one's own thought patterns without judgment. He discusses how this can give people more agency over their mindset and emotional responses, using examples like noticing feelings of anxiety. 

Judith and Steve discuss how they each apply neuroscience principles, like understanding brain chemistry and neuroplasticity, to help people improve their self-awareness and mindset. They emphasise the importance of making neuroscience concepts practical and actionable.

Steve Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Rewire, Inc an a self-proclaimed neuroscience geek. His goal is to help leaders in transform themselves and their teams through a greater understanding of the science behind how the brain manages change.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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