My Brain Doesn’t Care What Your Brain Thinks: Using Neuroscience to Navigate Cultural Differences in a Global Work Environment

Presented on: Tuesday, February 11th at 12:30 PM EST

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Webinar Presenter: Jamie Gelbtuch (C’01) Webinar Description: Despite the best intentions, most of us don’t consistently demonstrate inclusive behaviors. Life is getting harder and more complex, we are working across cultures and time zones, and we have to make decisions faster and with less information. In the brain’s quest for efficiency and belonging, it can easily fall prey to its negativity bias, defensive mode, and deeply embedded assumptions. Join Jamie Gelbtuch, Founder of Cultural Mixology, to learn how to effectively navigate cultural differences in a global work environment from a neuroscience perspective, including: How the brain can work for us—and against us—in developing cultural agility A framework for identifying where you and your colleagues are focused in conversations and how to shift into the brain’s higher realms of thinking Strategies for tapping into self-awareness and consciously focusing on achieving mutually desired outcomes About the Presenter: Jamie B. Gelbtuch, founder of Cultural Mixology, designs, delivers, and facilitates programs that build and enhance cultural competencies. She serves as a strategic thinking partner, through coaching, training, mentoring, and consulting, to support individuals and organizations that are faced with multicultural challenges. Jamie has worked with clients from a wide range of companies, universities, and nonprofits including Novartis, NYC Emergency Management, IBM, Rohde & Schwarz, Midea, Coach, French-American School of NY, The Juilliard School, Environmental Defense Fund, Atlas Corps, Upwardly Global, The Counselors of Real Estate, Western CT State University, and The Healthcare Association of NYS. Jamie is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, has a working knowledge of Portuguese, and is a novice at Arabic. She received her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and her B.S. in business and languages from Georgetown University. Jamie is an ICF credentialed coach (ACC) and has completed a certificate in Executive and Organizational Coaching at NYU. Her interest in neuroscience and behavioral change led her to become a certified provider of the BrainStates Management™ assessment, which she uses with clients to help them harness the brain’s ability to focus on positive goals and achieve higher level outcomes. Jamie is also a Chairperson for Georgetown University’s Alumni Admissions Program in NYC, overseeing ~100 alumni interviewers, and a member of their Board of Advisors.