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Embodied Intelligence at Work: Leveraging Mind-Body Science to Enhance Professional Performance

Amanda Blake, PhD

August 19-23, 2024

Monday - Friday: 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. EDT | 30-Minute Break Daily

15-Hour Course |  Delivery Format: In-Person Only

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Course Description

In these volatile times, we are all called upon to envision a brighter future and do what we can to bring it about. This is true at the individual, family, community, and societal levels: we need leaders in every domain who are prepared to take bold action on behalf of building a better world.

Unfortunately, in our well-intended efforts to improve conditions for ourselves and those around us, we too often over-rely on our intellect and fail to tap our embodied intelligence as a resource. But we overlook this immensely powerful yet underutilized asset at our peril. Research has shown that embodied intelligence helps us…

  • cultivate necessary resilience for this turbulent era

  • deescalate conflict and build stronger relationships

  • tap into hidden sources of wisdom to guide our actions

In short, embodied intelligence is both a resource for our thriving and a remedy for the profound sense of separation that contributes to conflict, disconnection, and inadvertent harm to life at all levels.

This intelligence – distinct from informational knowledge – is far from a secondary consideration. Rather, it is a necessary component of thriving for individuals, companies, communities, and beyond. Neurobiology shows us why. Better yet, the underlying neurobiology of embodied intelligence provides important clues about how we can apply this vital source of wisdom in our everyday lives.

This program is not about yoga, mindfulness, or trauma therapy, although it is informed by all those disciplines and more. Instead, it is about how to discover, in a deeply experiential way, what it feels like to be at your best and how to call upon those noble qualities in any given moment, especially when you need them most.

This experiential, evidence-based program intertwines two core threads: the underlying neurobiology corresponding to embodied intelligence alongside experiential practices designed to tap that intelligence. Participants will leave with an increased ability to rely upon their innate embodied intelligence in everyday life and work and be at their best whenever life calls for that.

If you work with leaders, innovators, pathfinders, individuals, or teams pursuing solutions to today’s biggest challenges – or if you consider yourself on that path– then this program is for you. All bodies are welcome.

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Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Amanda Blake has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations. She receives a speaking honorarium from MAK Continuing Education, LLC, Cape Cod Institute.

Non-financial: Amanda Blake has no relevant non-financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Amanda Blake, PhD, is the author of the award-winning book Your Body Is Your Brain, and creator of the Body = Brain(TM) course on the neurobiology of experiential leadership learning.  In addition to teaching about the art and science of embodiment, she works with leaders worldwide to help them become their best self, enjoy life more, and make a bigger contribution. Once an internationally competitive athlete, Mandy is skilled at cultivating high performance in herself and others. As a Master Somatic Leadership Coach, she is known for supporting pragmatic yet profound transformations in her clients. She holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University.  She’s also a longtime yoga enthusiast, mountaineer, and musician. Learn more at

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