Dr. Caroline Leaf

Communication Pathologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist

Our workplaces have a powerful impact on our mental health, for better or worse. This keynote will show that when we design our workplaces to support mental health, we see tangible benefits: workers are healthier and happier, and productivity and creativity are enhanced.

We know that creating the optimal environment for mental health in the workplace is critical, but how do we implement it? And what if there was a way to increase our thinking, behavioral, and academic performance by 35-75%?

Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist who has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory for several decades, will discuss her revolutionary theory of how we think and process information.

In her keynote, Dr. Leaf will first challenge and then empower us for change by proposing her theory that everything we say and do is first a physical thought we build with our minds in our physical brain. She will explain this dynamic interrelationship in a way that promotes room for positive cognitive change. We think, and then we do, which cycles back to our original thought -- changing it and the thoughts connected to it.

Dr. Leaf was one of the first in her field to study neuroplasticity, which is how the brain can change with directed mind input. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their minds to detox and grow their brains to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace.
Her Geodesic Learning™ theory and the Metacognitive-Map™ learning tool have provided life-changing processes worldwide for students and corporations. Individuals with traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, dementia, anxiety, and depression have all benefited from Dr. Leaf's work.

Dr. Leaf holds a master's and a Ph.D. in Communication Pathology and a BSc in Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. She is the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, and Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess. She teaches at academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences and presents to various global audiences. Her goal is to make mental health care more affordable, applicable, and accessible worldwide and help reduce the stigma of mental illness.