Brian Thwaits

Brian Thwaits

Brain Trainer

Brian Thwaits is a learning whiz who first demonstrated his flair for performance as an award-winning educator. He’s now an engaging and entertaining ‘brain trainer’ who shows people how to enhance their thinking, communication, innovation, and change management skills.

Brian shares fascinating discoveries from the fields of learning theory and neuroscience  to suggest—in fun and delightful ways—creative and practical approaches to a host of issues we face both in the workplace and in our personal lives. His presentations capture both the hearts and minds of his audiences––so they leave his sessions with faces smiling and brains percolating.

Brian is the author of The Big Learn: Smart Ways to Use Your Brain, which showcases his unique and thought-provoking take on how we should truly use our heads.

Signature Keynote: Train Your Brain

This provocative and enlightening presentation will give that three-pound organ inside your head an adjustment you’ll never forget. It’s a memorable and entertaining performance that demonstrates how learning to use your brain better will significantly enhance the way you think, learn and communicate. And it will have an immediate and powerful impact on just about everything you do – both personally and professionally!.

Brains @ Work

One of the best predictors of an individual’s potential for success, especially in a fast-paced, challenging and constantly evolving workplace environment, is knowing how to learn. Those who develop strong learning skills will clearly have the considerable advantage of being able to notably improve their performance and boost their productivity. This stimulating presentation illustrates how we can put smart learning strategies into practice at work.

Suitable event themes: Change, Communication, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Leadership, Performance & Productivity, Sales & Service, Teamwork & Collaboration

Brains…For A Change

Change is a constant we must deal with every day. And, let’s face it, it’s difficult these days to simply keep up. This engaging presentation explains that ongoing research consistently informs us that our brains are ‘plastic’. Not made of plastic, of course, but plastic in the sense that they’re malleable and quite capable of adapting to new processes and acquiring new skills. So we CAN teach old brains new tricks!

Suitable event themes: Change, Future Trends, Health & Wellness, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Leadership, Performance & Productivity

Brains For Safety

A primary function of the human brain is to keep us safe, helping us consider potential dangers in order to make provision for situations that might put us at risk. This illuminating presentation shares principles that ensure strong learning and memory skills. It provides excellent tools for supervisors entrusted with training their employees as well as useful guidance for workers directly involved on the floor and in the field.

Suitable event themes: Communication, Health & Wellness, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Performance & Productivity, Teamwork & Collaboration

Brains For Sales

Some people are better at selling and marketing than others are. The most successful ones have a strong sense of how brains work and capitalize on that understanding when presenting and sharing information. This fascinating session plumbs the pioneering world of neuromarketing to suggest simple techniques that improve ‘brainstick’ and make products and services distinctive and remarkable.

Suitable event themes: Communication, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Branding, Performance & Productivity, Sales & Service

How Your Brain Learns

Educators and trainers are naturally interested in knowing how brains work. After all, it’s their job to instruct people – and knowing how brains operate surely makes that task much easier! This compelling presentation emphasizes that what neuroscientists tell us about brains harmonizes beautifully with proven strategies and techniques that will lead to successful learning outcomes.

Suitable event themes: Education, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Performance & Productivity

Mind Your Brain

Recent research has uncovered a wealth of information that can help us take better care of our brains, keeping them healthy and active as we age. This enlightening presentation offers simple mental fitness strategies to incorporate into our daily routines to help us enjoy balanced and enriched lives. Happily, we now know that it’s totally possible to grow older and wiser!

Suitable event themes: Health & Wellness, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Mental Health, Performance & Productivity

Talk To The Brain

It’s impossible to NOT communicate. and how we use our brains has a tremendous influence on the way we speak, listen, read and write. Done well, information can travel effectively from one brain to another in powerful ways. This thought-provoking presentation highlights the strategies we can use to become great communicators who transmit and receive information with clarity and impact.

Suitable event themes: Communication, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Leadership, Performance & Productivity, Teamwork & Collaboration

The Creative Brain

Most of us have been trained to be pretty strong left-brain thinkers. As a result, though, we often neglect to give the other – more creative – side of the brain a fair chance to engage in the way we use our heads. This intriguing presentation demonstrates that, when we get BOTH sides of the brain working together as a team, originality and innovation will come much more naturally!

Suitable event themes: Change, Human Resources & Workplace Culture, Innovation & Creativity,  Leadership, Performance & Productivity, Teamwork & Collaboration