The Brain Science of Agile

  • February 13, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Brain Science of Agile: Practical tools to quickly improve resilience, adaptability, and fearlessness in a rapidly changing world

A complex world has been destabilizing for the brains of most employees and society at large. The hidden cost is a substantial reduction in productivity, barriers to innovation and adaptability, and much psychological distress and mental health problems. As a result, the jobs of organizational development and human resource leaders has become much more difficult yet much more critical. Because the world is changing so quickly it is essential to have highly adaptable teams and organizations to keep pace and thrive let alone survive. Only brain science can help to systematically and completely reverse the destabilizing effect of chaos.

The Life Ecology Organization (LEO) program delivers a collection of brain hacks that have been proven to quickly help people become more resilient and then creatively and scientifically fearless. Now chaos represents incredible opportunities for creative joy and purpose. Come to see why!

Join the OD Network of Chicago on 2/13/20 to learn more about the LEO Program from its founder, Dr. Niraj Nijhawan.

About the Presenter

Dr. Niraj (Raj) Nijhawan is a practicing physician. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1992, and completed a medical residency in Anesthesiology/Critical Care at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Nijhawan received a National Institute of Health Scientist Training Grant where he acquired a Master’s Degree in clinical research, became a clinical scientist, and designed and conducted medical research. He is also a healthcare leader and was recruited to run and build several medical departments in a variety of hospitals and healthcare systems.  Dr.Nijhawan has spent nearly 30 years cataloging, practicing, teaching, and helping people integrate the latest knowledge from the realms of medical, social, and
neuroscience into their lives.  For more information, visit

Social Selling

  • Social Selling
    March 12, 2020 - March 13, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Selling: The Sleeping Giant of Companies

Let’s talk about personal branding, content creation, and everything in between! Our presenter for this program is Audrey Boyle, a comedian who is guaranteed to keep things fun with a discussion of social selling. 
💜 Businesses whose employees share content are 58% more likely to attract top talent
💜 Salespeople: 72.6% of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded quotas 23% more often
💜 Individuals that regularly share content grow their networks 4x faster
💜 Leaders create brand trust. People listen more to their social connections (those they trust) than to official marketing campaigns.  Brands can increase content engagement by as much as 700x and brand awareness by as much as 24x.  
All of the employees at a company have a personal brand whether we realize it or not. That employee’s personal brand is how people think of them and the emotion they feel when they hear that person’s brand name. Since people make decisions based on their emotions, it’s a “sleeping giant” to shape your companies brand by encouraging employees to be brand ambassadors. But how do you go about identifying, creating and harnessing an employee advocacy program? 
We will talk with Audrey Boyle about developing branded content and developing a social selling program.


About our Presenter

Audrey Boyle believes the quickest way to common ground for people is laughter. She is grateful that people laugh when she delivers comedy through speaking engagements, blogs, sketch videos, and interviews. After stepping down as one of the youngest Vice Presidents for Home Depot at age 29, she became a college professor teaching personal branding and social media marketing. At Forbes Business School, her classes get as much hands-on experience and insider information as she can provide them.

For more information about this program, contact our administrator, Maggie Shreve, at or 312.730.0041.