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Lisa Griebel
Crescendo Inc


Monday March 20, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM CDT

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This is a teleconference event and will be recorded.

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  Crescendo Connect

Emotional Intelligence and
the Neuroscience of Self-Awareness 

Presented by:  Mary Casey, M.A.

Self-awareness is a foundational skill of emotional intelligence. From a brain perspective, however, self-awareness fluctuates throughout the day, and is not always available. 

In this session, we will share recent neuroscience findings on how to maintain higher levels of self-awareness and how to intentionally strengthen social brain circuitry. The social brain is what supports our ability to connect with others, read their emotions/intentions and be able to respond in more emotionally intelligent ways.

By strengthening the brain’s capacity for self awareness, we can more thoughtfully and effectively engage the brain’s social circuitry.  By doing this, we increase our capacity for keeping an open mind and engaging compassion – both key to enhancing emotional intelligence.

At the end of this session, you will be able to…

  • Recognize the role of the higher brain in strengthening the brain’s capacity for self-awareness.
  • Understand the relationship between good self-awareness skills and intentionally strengthening the circuitry of the social brain.
  • Appreciate the role the social brain plays in demonstrating greater emotional intelligence with others.
  • Apply two brain-based tools to maintain higher levels of self-awareness.
 Who Should attend?
  • Anyone connected to Crescendo Inc. is welcome to attend. This is a perfect chance to re-connect with the Crescendo EI Practitioner Community!

What is the cost?

  • There is NO COST!!! 

How do I register?

  • We'd like you to send you the materials in advance of this conversation.  Please register by clicking below.
  • This is a teleconference event and will be recorded.
  • If you would like to receive a copy of the slides in advance of the session, please be sure to register below.


Mary Casey Mary Casey, M.A. is Co-Founder of BrainSkills@Work - a consultancy that provides practical neuroscience-based tools and strategies to help people access their highest levels of thinking, decision making and performance. Mary’s background includes 25 years corporate training and facilitation experience, working with organizations such as Deloitte, Microsoft, General Mills, PepsiCo and others.

Mary’s education includes a Master’s Degree in Training and Organization Development from the University of Minnesota. She is also licensed to administer/facilitate: MBTI, the DISC Profile, and the HeartMath Stress Management Technologies. In 2012, Mary achieved advanced certification as a NeuroBusiness Coach with Dr. Srini Pillay M.D, Harvard Professor and CEO of NeuroBusiness Group. 

Mary is a practicing yoga instructor, and is also co-author of the book, The Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times, which will be available, April 15, 2017.