Premiers in 2018
This production has taken us around the world. We have interviewed many business leaders, academics, leadership researchers and scientists with the intention to show new frontier research & how we can use these findings to develop the leaders of the Imagination Age.
Our Trailer Launch Event took place on October 27th, 2017 where we interviewed two of the protagonists, Drs. Harald Harung & Fred Travis, who are featured in our upcoming 2018 documentary, directed by Silvia Damiano, Founder & CEO of the About my Brain Institute.
This interview-style session features Dr. Harald Harung, from Oslo & Akershus University College in Norway, who visited Sydney for this special occasion. His research partner, Dr. Fred Travis, Director of the Centre for Brain, Consciousness & Cognition at Maharishi University in Iowa, USA, also joined us via live feed.
The interview was led by Senior Vice President of People & Culture at Cochlear, Katharine McLennan who explored with Drs. Harung and Travis the topics of mind-brain development, neuroplasticity and consciousness applied to human performance.
Dr. Harung is a high-performer in lecturing, research and in the sport of orienteering. He has for many years been teaching "Leadership, ethics and world-class performance" to classes of up to 500 students. Harald has also been working as a researcher and worldwide consultant within human performance development for over 30 years, both on the individual and organisational level. Harald has a Ph.D. from Manchester University and has been a researcher at Oxford University, both UK. He has published papers in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Cognitive Processing, Consciousness and Cognition, Management Decision and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.
Dr. Travis is a Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition. He earned an MS and PhD in Psychology from Maharishi University of Management, and a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University. Dr. Travis’ research work includes the effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on promoting healthy aging and the investigation of models of higher states of consciousness.
Katharine McLennan's combined career spans corporate strategy, operations, talent/leadership development and self-transformation. She has been the Head of the QBE Global Leadership Academy and Executive General Manager of the Talent and Business Unit HR for Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
In addition to these corporate roles, Katharine has spent the last 15 years as an executive coach and leadership facilitator serving the Top ASX 50 clients of Heidrick & Struggles, Johnson, Mettle and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she focused on C-suite preparation, development and succession planning.
Silvia Damiano is a scientist, educator, author, speaker, coach, award-winning leadership specialist and filmmaker. Silvia is the Founder & CEO of the About my Brain Institute, author of ‘Leadership is Upside Down’, creator of the i4 Neuroleader Model & Methodology and Writer & Director of the 2018 documentary ‘Make Me A Leader’.
Silvia is passionate about leaving a legacy of well-rounded leaders who can act and decide in a way that better serves humanity. Her clients include Microsoft, ASX, NSW Government, VISA, Fuji Xerox, Manpower amongst many other global companies.