2017
Speakers

Dr Tara Swart
Neuroscientist and Author
Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, leadership coach, award winning author and medical doctor. She works with leaders to produce transformational results by helping them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improving their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions and retain information. Tara works with individuals, teams and companies to get the best out of their brains through neuroscience, helping leaders of some of the world’s most successful companies to achieve a competitive edge. Tara is the only top-tier leadership coach with both a PHD in neuroscience and medical career as a psychiatrist. Her roles as Senior Lecturer at both MIT and King’s College London ensure that she remains at the forefront of the latest developments in her sector. Dr Tara Swart is co-author of the award-winning book, Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage, part of The Neuroscience of Business series. Tara is the very first Neuroscientist-in-Residence at the five-star Corinthia Hotel London.
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Sir Peter Westmacott
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