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Silvia Damiano

Scientist, educator, author, speaker, award winning leadership expert, global business consultant, coach, inventor, entrepreneur & the creator of the i4 Neuroleader Model.

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Leadership Activist

Silvia Damiano's Biography

Silvia's past and current roles have uniquely prepared her for the current undertaking, that of leadership activist & change agent. Silvia's curiosity about the human brain led her to a decade long journey of research into optimal brain functioning and the application of neuroscience in leadership and daily life.

She has a passionately held belief, that leaders in our 21st century global economy and their organisations must radically change long-held ideas of what constitutes effective leadership. In her ground-breaking new book, Silvia provides both compelling evidence, the case for change and then a path forward for leaders to embrace a new leadership model - the i4 Neuroleader.

Silvia Damiano is the creator, thought leader and master trainer of the i4 Neuroleader Model & 360˚ Feedback Assessment Tool, founding The About my Brain Institute with the purpose of democratising leadership & neuroscience.

Silvia's vision with the i4 Methodology is to reshape the way professionals interact with their teams and clients in the space of leadership development, aiming to establish collaborative partnerships with experienced and talented L&D and OD professionals.

Silvia has worked in different countries, across many industries, helping teams and organisations improve business performance. Silvia’s clients have described her as a passionate, dynamic, a highly experienced speaker and master facilitator on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Neuroleadership & Engagement.

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Silvia speaking about Leadership Is Upside Down

What people say

Inspirational, extremely knowledgeable & engaging!

“Silvia is an exceptional speaker on leadership. She has presented for The Eventful Group on a number of occasions, always rating as one of our best speakers. Silvia's inclusive and interactive style is refreshing and invigorating, whilst her content is a balance of science and inspiration that will appeal to everybody in the room.”

Sophie Sipsma

Senior Producer at The Eventful Group

"Silvia has a rare gift. Not only does she know her stuff, she's a great presenter. She engages her audience from the word go and continues to inform and entertain. I look forward to seeing her, and learning from her, again."

Mark McPherson

Fellow Speaker

"I was thoroughly inspired at Silvia's Blue Alive workshop, which was filled with practical information and engaging hands on exercises. Her presentation skills were excellent, and made learning fun and easy. I highly recommend everyone to jump at the chance of working with Silvia and certainly look forward to attending more of her workshops."

Nicole Greentree

Social Media Manager at NAB Wealth

"Energetic, creative, original, inspirational, professional, fun. These are the first words that spring to mind when thinking of Silvia. I have the pleasure of having known her for nearly 2 years and have co-facilitated a good number of sessions with her since. Having worked with a number of the best leadership specialists in Australia, I would certainly count Silvia amongst them. However, when it comes to creativity and the flexibility to adjust programs midstream based on what happens in the group, I have seen no equal."

Maurizio Floris

Program Director John Grill Centre for Project Leadership

"Silvia Damiano is a shining light in the field of human development. Her work is extremely well-researched and bears the hallmarks of the trained scientist that she is. As a consultant she is instinctive and highly creative. As a facilitator she has a warm and highly personable style that disarms and engages even the most resistant participant. As a collaborator she is generous, inspiring and exacting. I find it easy to be creative when working with Silvia."

David McCubbin

Corporate Dramatist at coup

Featured at NAWBO

National Association of Women Business Owners in Silicon Valley


An Award Winning Expert


Best Speaker of the Year Award

The Australian Legal Management Association of Australia (ALPMA)


Nomination for Telstra Business Woman of the Year

Telstra Business Women's Awards


Finalist Operational Effectiveness Award

Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)


Learning & Development Excellence Award

Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)

Engaging Top Talent

Booking Silvia as a speaker

Silvia Damiano delivers motivational, high-energy and educational keynote presentations, workshops and team development sessions. Shortly after becoming a TEDx speaker, Silvia was voted "Best Speaker of the Year" by The Australian Legal Management Association of Australia (ALPMA).

Silvia is a gifted and experienced communicator, with over 20 years of international experience in strategic consulting and leadership development who is able to delight any audience.

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Published Articles

Silvia Damiano sharing the knowledge

Published in the Huffington Post

The Poetry Of Leadership

Published in the Huffington Post

Challenge Your Unconscious Bias

Published in the Huffington Post

Houston We Have A Leadership Problem

Published in the Huffington Post

5 Survival Questions For Leaders Of Tomorrow's Economy

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