“Agility: it rhymes with stability.”
Our DNA Is Learning
We are integrators bringing together the best ideas, science, experiences, people, technology, research and innovations into custom designed, leadership development programs. We are global in our reach, and have helped organizations, from market leaders to start-ups in every business sector, to unlock their potential
We aim to get organizations and people back in sync. We are all about unlocking potential to create business advantage.
There’s no such thing as talent and no known scientific cap to potential. Development is a question of understanding what to focus on, unleashing the right motivation and stimulation and then practice to the point of habit. Our name ’Mind3’, pronounced Mind Cubed, represents this expansion of what’s possible if we evolve our mindset.
What’s neuroscience got to do with business? A lot it turns out.
By translating and applying the research of the true drivers of human behavior, motivation, decision making and engagement we can blow up outmoded ideas that pervade organizational life about leadership. The science offers leaders the tools to truly build work cultures that drive results and engage their teams.
Where we Work
Headquartered in London, but with an eco-system of global associates, we have delivered coaching and leadership programs in over 60 countries across 6 continents, illustrated by the map below.
Within our affiliate network we have faculty on the ground in all continents, supported by world class project management who make working with us as effortless as possible. We aim to bring the high touch of a leadership development boutique, while understanding the importance of international scale.
We’ve always done things a bit differently.
We are a community of independent, like-minded experts. We share a common passion for learning, neuroscience, strategy and a desire to change the trajectory of people’s potential. Our team are experts in their field as well as integrators: obsessed with bringing together the best ideas, people, technologies and approaches to create executive development experiences that drive results.
Our tribe is expanding as an eco-system. We love the innovations in the development field and draw widely from neuroscience, psychology, leadership research, performing arts and business thinkers.
Meet our team of Associates below.
Our partners include:
ACT, Advanced People Strategies, Antoons, Atiitya Training & HR Consultants, Consulting Skill, Design Syndicate, Evolve Assess, Fraser & The Alibis, Connected Potential, Light Mind, Live Case, Marie Zaiti Coaching & Consulting, Neuroscience for Business, Ososim, Parsons Talent Consulting, Persona Partnership, The Immersion Lab, The Pitch Doctor, Wild Fitness
Our DNA code:
Values matter a lot around here. We are a virtual eco-system of independent practitioners, and yet we all subscribe to an ethos of:
Science is cool: It isn’t a good idea just because it feels right. Evidence based, peer reviewed science applied in a fun, artistic and stretching way. No junk science.
Disagree well: We invite stress testing of ideas because we know we all have blind spots. Speak your truth.
Curiosity matters: Let go of being right in favour of being curious. Life long learners more than subject matter experts. No-one can know it all.
Energize: #DeathToBoring. Positivity is contagious. Energize everyone you meet.
Potential is unlimited: Reject limiting thinking and behavior. Live by the truth that no limit to human potential has yet been discovered.
No jerks: Seriously, life is short. Don’t take yourself too seriously and be ruthlessly kind.
As ´HR manager executive development´ of an international logistics company as well as the ´head of global talent management´ of a global family owned company in the energy sector. She was responsible to consult strategically and coach their management teams through cultural change processes. For her, working on a global base and foster the intercultural exchange has always strengthened and encouraged her.
As a management consultant she has consulted and coached clients in the fields of management diagnostics and talent management to design and implement their individual initiatives: from American it-companies, Bavarian insurance companies, German major banks to intersectoral SME´s in Germany.
The diverse ways of looking at their challenges and their different company cultures requires a high adaptable consulting approach.
Alexandra’s firm conviction is that the value of organizations relies highly on their talents. To identify, to develop and to purposefully and successfully utilize talents, you need to have a thorough understanding of the organization and its strategic approach in order to apply tailor made talent management solutions.
As a business coach she believes everybody has talents: to identify your strengths, overcome your obstacles and support you on your individual way to your personal goals – that’s value based and effective coaching.
Fluent English skills
Runner, handball player, global traveller, theatre & modern art lover, author and actor.
Ali has led leadership programs in over 60 countries worldwide over her career to date with clients such as adidas, GSK, Ericsson, Johnson Matthey, Lafarge Holcim, Legg Mason and CMS. She was formerly Head of Client Strategy at Korn/Ferry -where she also founded their Diversity & Inclusion approach. She co-founded the European region for Pivot Leadership Consulting, before founding Mind3.
Ali is a published thinker and frequent speaker on applied neuroscience to high performance, collaboration and gender inclusion. She has recently published ‘TEAM-UP’ model, the applied neuroscience of high performance teams. She holds an MBA and BA, is accredited in psychometric assessments with the British Psychological Society, an Accredited Coach and a Practitioner of Applied Neuroscience as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching of Harvard Medical School (2021). She is continuing her research and study of the field of neuroscience through HarvardX and into applied Artificial Intelligence at MIT.
A cognitive neuroscientist by trade, Sam holds an MBA from l’École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, a Master in International Coaching from the World Coaching Organization (Helsinki), a Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and Biopsychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a Diploma in Applied Modern Psychology (London).
Her first-class multilingual communication and facilitation skills enable her to deliver in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.
Her client portfolio includes: adidas, Arsenal Football Club, ABN AMRO, Coca-cola & DHL.
Key skills included large-scale business transformation, global business development, culture change, executive coaching, and senior leadership development design and delivery. Since founding The Jump Network in 2006, Andy has designed and delivered organizational change and senior leadership initiatives for global multinationals including Apple, Google, Barclays Capital, M&G Investments, BBC, British Airways, Dyson, Red Bull, France Telecom, and Novartis.
Andy is also a program director at London Business School where he applies his global, cross-cultural commercial and consulting experience to assignments in French, Spanish and English.
Andy lives in London and holds a business degree in Finance and Economics.
Andy designs and runs custom leadership programs with senior executives around the world which provide measurable impact. He focuses on bringing the leadership insights from elite sports to business – a perspective he has built over a career in sports & performance psychology, as well as through his work with the military Special Forces.
Andy was previously an executive people leader with Zalando, Head of Talent for adidas Commercial and, prior to that, Head of Talent for Emirates airlines. Andy also served as a United Nations unarmed Peacekeeper in the Middle East where he gained first-hand experience of mission critical decision-making and leadership under extreme conditions.
A Kiwi national, Andy has lived and worked across 45 countries including living in 9 different world cultures. Andy’s early career focused on assessments, psychometrics and profiling for high consequence roles, before progressing into operational leadership positions. He has run programs for some of the world’s leading companies including IBM, adidas, Zalando and Emirates Airline.
Andy is a sought-after keynote and podcast speaker, bringing a fresh perspective of sports to change business and teams for the better. Andy helps apply these insights into the world of business in a simple and commercial way.
Andy has an MSC in Applied Psychology, is a registered business psychologist, an accredited coach qualified in a range of psychometric tools including teamup∞, Hogan, Saville Wave, the Cognitive Process Profile, NEO-PI, EPQ-R, Strengthscope, 16PF, EQI-2, MBTI & Cut-e. Andy had a successful sports career himself and is still a very passionate sportsman and adventurer who loves to bring that energy to others facing leadership challenges.
She has an BSC in applied psychology, an MSC in Organizational Psychology, is Level A and B qualified and qualified on multiple instruments including: WAVE, OPQ, HPI, HDS, MBTI (i and ii), MQ, FIRO B, BIOS. She is CBC trained and is qualified as a practitioner of applied neuroscience. She has run leadership development practices at Korn/Ferry as well as Hedrick & Struggles.
Antoine has consulted with clients in a wide range of industries, with leaders and teams across the globe. Current and past clients include Deutsche Post DHL, GSK, Imerys, LafargeHolcim, PPG Industries, LVMH and Estée Lauder.
Prior to consulting, Antoine was global head of talent acquisition and development at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and global head of talent, learning, and organization development at Novartis. Under his leadership, both companies increased their senior executive bench strength and accelerated the development of their high-potential leaders. He also held human resources executive positions as vice president of HR of the animal health and eye care divisions of Novartis, and HR director at Clifford Chance.
Antoine has co-authored three books on careers, talent assessments and human resources management. He is a regular guest lecturer at Institut Magellan and INSEAD and speaks frequently at international HR and talent management conferences. Additionally, he is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board, Associate Expert with the Cercle Magellan, and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Antoine received an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree in human resources management from Paris Sorbonne University. He is a certified coach from Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and is accredited in the use of assessment tools such as Hogan Suite of Assessments (HPI, HDS, MVPI), MBTI, VOICES® 360º, viaEDGE™ Learning Agility and Insights Discovery.
Antoine lives near Paris, France with his wife and three children. An avid guitar player, he enjoys performing live gigs around the world with his long-time rock band.
Antonio has illustrated 10 books, including the three volumes of the "Success Factor Modeling" series by Robert Dilts, and more recently "Generative Consulting" and "Animer à Distance" (Facilitating remotely).
Antonio has travelled around the world with his work as a coach, facilitator, and graphic facilitator working for diverse clients like Louis Vuitton, Thales, Adidas, Sanofi, Airbus, and Deloitte. Antonio works in English, Spanish and French.
Antonio is based in Paris with his wife Susanne, his daughter Luz Carmen, and his cats Atreju and Ronja.
Björn is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited NeuroLeadership Brain Based Coach and is a member of the Neuro Leadership Institute (New York). With exceptional relational skills, Björn facilitates and coaches fluently in English, German, French and Spanish. He lives in Zug/Switzerland with his wife and two daughters.
he earned his BS-Industrial Engineering degree. He also holds an MBA-Finance from Tennessee State University and studied at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Brett is currently conducting research on his doctoral dissertation toward a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, with an emphasis on applied positive psychology.
Prior Brett was employed with 3M Corporation and Alcoa in a variety of executive leadership positions, including General Manager of Alcoa’s $200M automotive electronics division headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Brett has published two books, From Autopilot to Authentic and Living at the Summit, and is currently writing his next book, Busy is Bad.
Brett and his wife, Kim, live in downtown Durham, where they are active with their church and local community activities. Brett is the past president of the Rotary Club of Research Triangle Park, a member of the RTP Capital Angel Investment Group, a member of the Triangle Healthcare Executive’s Forum, the Association for Talent Development, the American Psychological Association, and the International Coaching Federation.
Chris grew up in Malawi and settled in the UK after completing his education. He has travelled extensively and currently delivers programmes in Europe, America and Asia. He is an experienced facilitator and rapidly builds rapport and connection with the groups he is working with. Chris has been delivering workshops online for a number of years as part of blended learning solutions and has been providing coaching either face-to-face of remotely for the last decade.
He is positive and energetic and sees the world as full of possibility and opportunity; there is always something to be gained from a situation. He is extremely perceptive of others and is very empathic. As a result, he is a great facilitator and an excellent coach, and his intuition and positive attitude are a great inspiration to those he works with.
Chris works across all organizational levels; from CEOs through to first line employees. He works with Board members both individually (typically as a coach) and collectively as a team working at a strategic level and/or facilitating team development.
Chris’s philosophy and approach are centred on creating and maintaining robust relationships with the individuals he works with. Fundamental to his style of working is treating people with respect and building a relationship founded on mutual trust to enable rich open dialogue and learning.
More recently, David has been working with senior leaders to help improve collaboration between organizations in complex supply chains, and between functions and business units in matrix structures. He is the inventor of The Collaboration Game®, a simulation designed to reflect the competing priorities of a typical business and help develop the mind set and skills necessary to collaborate effectively.
David is a Program Director at both London and Ashridge Business Schools and was one of the founding partners in CCL’s organizational leadership practice. In his private practice, David has recently supported the Talent Academy with adidas in Europe and has worked with clients such as Nestle, Swarovski, BP, BG-Group, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO, Dyson, AMEC and many other leading organizations. He has also worked in the not-for-profit and public sectors, assisting the NHS and local government to improve collaboration.
David travels extensively, working in the US, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, dividing his time between consulting, coaching and leadership development.
Derek’s involvement in designing and delivering leadership development interventions stretches back to the early 1990s and his expertise ranges from leading international corporate change programmes which have touched thousands of employees to coaching and mentoring private individuals, ranging from Board Directors to “high potentials”.
Derek’s clients over the last decade range from multi-sector global corporations and Government departments to SMEs and private individuals, principally across the UK and Europe but also in the USA and South East Asia. Clients include:
Barclays, BlackRock, BP, Deutsche Post DHL, Ericsson, GSK, Heineken, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks & Spencer, National Australia Group, Mazda Motors, Thomson Reuters, NatWest Group, Standard Life and Whitbread.
Sector experience includes Energy, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, Automobiles, Telecommunications, Retail & Professional Services.
Prior to becoming an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant, Derek spent over 20 years in a global Corporation, holding senior and executive management positions in a diverse range of areas. Notably, Derek was, for 6 years, a member of the Global Executive Leadership team and led over 500 employees as Operations Director of an award-winning Client Service Business. Derek also served as a Non Executive Director of a multi-million turnover public sector Charitable Trust for 5 years, including 2 years as Chairman.
Derek was a Partner with Pivot Leadership between 2013 and 2015, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, holds a Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring and accreditations and experience in various assessment tools and instruments.
Derek lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and two daughters.
Suman's strength lies in understanding the behavioral dimensions of work and enhancing people effectiveness. She is best known for her facilitation skills using the Group Coaching model and her debriefing of observed behaviors. She has delivered many programs for Leadership and functional teams using outbound methodology.
Suman is a TISS graduate, (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), with 20 years of experience in strategic and operational capacities to ensure organizational effectiveness. Having worked with industries ranging from Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Service, IT / ITES, etc.
Suman is a recipient of the Learner Catalyst Award, "Role Model and Exemplary Leader in Learning and OD" from Trainers' Forum. She has been recognized as one of the six top women achievers, 2015 by "WonderWoman.in (an India Today Portal).
Emma epitomizes efficient flexibility - a powerful combination she developed in her early career at McKinsey & Company and Korn/Ferry International. She has worked on a wide variety of initiatives, from the London Olympic bid to the launch of a hat-making company.
Jen’s love of adventure is reflected in her diverse background (Music degree, 3 years living in Japan, and part-way through a Psychotherapy Masters) and this informs how she approaches leadership development and growth. Her philosophy is to blend and balance psychological theory with creative experimentation and tangible tools all tailored to each person. Leaders she’s worked with describe her as innovative, practical, challenging, open-minded and inspiring.
Katie’s skills have allowed her to travel and work around the world, collaborating with clothing brands, business start-ups and water sports companies. Katie is currently based in Copenhagen, finishing her MSc in Architecture, specializing in robotic-led design.
Liz juggles a myriad of different tasks during her working day, utilising her project and communication skills to ensure that all stakeholders on a project are looked after with efficiency and a smile. She also manages a farm, a campsite and looks after her two boys.
Marie is fluent in English, French, German, Italian and Dutch. She has worked and/or lived in: Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and USA.
She holds a law degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels - BE), an LLM in International Law from the University of Westminster (London - UK) and a Master in Real Estate from SDA Bocconi (Milan - IT). She is also a certified coach from Columbia University (New-York - USA). Marie has further been trained in intercultural communication, conflict management, competitive & cooperative negotiation, goal mapping, burn-out prevention, narrative practices, transactional analysis, coaching supervision, cancer coaching, psychopathology, and creative journaling approaches. She is also a DISC and an NBI profile trainer, and a Process Communication Model (PCM) certified trainer and coach.
Marie brings all her know-how, creativity, enthusiasm, and expertise wholeheartedly in helping leaders having more impact individually, and through their teams and stakeholders, to deliver outstanding and focused business results.
Organizations Marie has worked with include : Barry-Callebaut, Besix, BPW, Brussels Airport Company, Coca-Cola, CRI Paris, Degroof Petercam, EACA, Edmond de Rothschild, EPFC, Iteos, JA Europe, LaSalle, Nestlé, Proximus, Sanofi, SAP, Solvay, Suntory, UBS, UNESDA.
Mark has a very unique ability to design and facilitate highly impactful events and has presented globally in numerous work environments and conferences, business schools and boardrooms. Using a dynamic toolkit of rhythm, music and creativity to actively engage, excite & empower people in communities and companies.
An experienced Creative Director, Facilitator, Master Trainer, Mark has designed and delivers hundreds of experiences around the world that focus on Creative Leadership and Innovation. With a particular interest in gender balance and a wealth of experience in both Personal, Corporate and Community Development, Mark is known for his ability to enhances human performance in life, in business and on stage. Currently based in Madrid, Mark is working on his Spanish fluency and is a whole brain thinking trained coach.
Originally, he was a professional violinist and pianist but he wasn’t very good and found that through his own struggles to understand how to perform at a high level he was better able to coach others.
Mike now focuses on high performance and organizational breakthroughs; combining the neuroscience and psychology of personal performance with organizational development. He loves using music as an analogy for high performance bringing in string quartets, jazz bands, choirs and orchestras to demonstrate how great teams think and work together and asking executives to join in and free their inner musician.
He has coached many executives to become consistently top performing leaders of high performance cultures using novel learning situations ranging from experimenting in chemistry labs, performing Shakespeare in a theatre on Broadway, building spaghetti towers, learning magic and working at a Michelin starred restaurant.
Whilst working at Mind3, Mike is a part time faculty at Cambridge University’s Moller Institute for Executive Education and is a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School.
Here’s what I got up to in the last couple of weeks, in no particular order and missing out some confidential bits and some boring bits.
Changed a US based leader’s life by encouraging her to wear a less intense energy if she wants to improve her ability to listen
Changed another US based leader’s life by hypothesising that his negative narrative about his work circumstances was keeping him in a never-ending cycle. I also helped him reflect on the question ‘what might cause the cycle to break?’
Hosted a controversial Global webinar with 200 guests on Lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual rights whilst supporting the panelists to be as impactful as possible
Facilitated a Global two-hour virtual learning session for Key Account Managers on how to present their growth strategies to their trade customers impactfully and virtually
Gave content and visual impact feedback to four solicitors from a UK family law firm who I am supporting to create some short authentic promotional videos for distribution on social media
Connected with three leaders from Central Asia who are attending a programme I’m running soon, so that we can hit the ground running
Attended two presentations at the Association for Business Psychology Virtual Conference, one on Diversity & Inclusion, the other on Behavioural Economics
Delivered a networking session at the same conference, building support for a Business Psychologist Certification programme
Had a meeting with two members of a planning committee who would like to invite me back to host a global conference dedicated to the philosophical teachings of George Gurdjieff
Had a powerful meeting with a Denmark based coachee and his manager, to summarise the work we had done and garner continued support for the agreed plans and actions
Prepared for a three-day virtual training programme that I’m facilitating next week with participants from across EECA
Watched 7 days in Entebbe whilst clocking up some miles on my cross-trainer
Rode around a nearby park and drove to a nearby forest with some friends, to hit the mountain bike trails
Read an online Mountain Biking Magazine and searched dreamily for a new bike
Listened to Ludovico Einaudi’s new album on repeat
Read Talking to Strangers on Audible
Tried to eat relatively well
Encouraged my daughter to watch The Social Dilemma
Slept roughly 8 hours each night
Yan’s work is dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations fully tap into their purpose and develop the skill sets required to lead with fortitude. Through personal and professional experiences, he developed a deep belief in the importance of a more human leadership approach as the foundation to a flourishing performance culture. His relatable approach aims at developing holistic wellbeing that will help people operate from a place of mindfulness, collaboration, transparency and resilience.
Over the last 20 years, Yan has held numerous senior executive roles in which he led teams in the fields of strategic planning, brand communications, product management, creative direction and sales. He started his career in Montreal (Canada) at The Hockey Company before moving to Reebok’s world headquarter in Boston (USA) where he served as global head of brand communications. Prior to fully dedicating his time to his current consultation career, he served as a member of adidas’ senior European leadership team in Herzogenaurach (Germany). Over the years, he has been praised for his authentic leadership style defined by a strong strategic vision, collaborative team building philosophy and non-political “getting things done” approach.
Yan’s passion for healthy living is undeniable and he practices what he preaches. He holds a BBA in Marketing and International commerce from HEC Business school in Montreal. He has attended various executive education programs at Harvard Business School and has participated in Brown University’s mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). He also has coaching certifications from USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and CrossFit.
He is married with four children and currently lives in Boston.
As a former flight attendant, Sofie has visited many countries and experienced multiple cultures. Sparked by her interests in foreign affairs, Sofie moved to London to study International Politics.
Sofie is passionate about learning languages, travelling and has lived in Germany, the US, the UK, the Netherlands and France. She speaks English, German, Dutch and French and has growing knowledge of Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. In her free time, you will find her on long walks with the dog, riding horses, doing yoga or travelling - or just sitting at the airport, soaking in the feeling of the wide world.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you
made them feel.”
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