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This is Peter Clayton reporting from the North American Leadership Summit. Our special conference leadership series is sponsored by Deloitte. 

It's 7:30 in the morning. I'm sitting in a conference room at the Millennium Hotel in New York City. It's the second day of the NeuroLeadership Summit. Someone has a ribbon attached to their name tag which reads; "My Brain Hurts." That's a good description for how I feel. The session "Guided Group Attention Exercise," is lead by Millie Grenough, an Executive Coach and Clinical Instructor in Social Work of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.

I'm holding a small stone from a "take one please" bowl at the entrance. Well, "this is new," I'm thinking to myself. Millie is standing in front of the group, the projector is not working, no PowerPoint. She is totally, I mean totally unfazed by this information. Millie is a former Catholic nun who became a nightclub singer. She is the calmest person I've ever seen in New York. Like one of those TV yoga instructors. Her book is titled Oasis in the Overwhelm 60-second strategies for balance in a busy world. It's election day here in the U.S. Take a deep breath; have a listen to Millie, and learn why I still have the stone from Millie's early morning workshop.

About Millie Grenough

Millie Grenough is an Executive Coach and Clinical Instructor in Social Work of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. An international workshop presenter, she is President of Grenough LLC, a coaching and training organization based in New Haven, Connecticut, and is an associate of the Corporate Coaching Center.

Her area of specialization is coaching individuals and groups for Peak Performance, Stress Management, Team-Building, Life/Work Balance, and Presentation Skills. Her clients include accountants, architects, athletes, attorneys, senior executives, clergy, health professionals, and planning teams from large and small businesses.

As a key member of an international development team in South America, Millie provided organizational diagnosis and development of individual and group potential. In Europe, she designed curricula and practical learning strategies for multi-national business people at the University of Salamanca. At the Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos in Barcelona, she created an innovative approach to learning languages for doctors and medical students. Her trademark Sing it! Learn English Through Song © was published as six books and six cassettes by McGraw-Hill.

A former Catholic nun, Millie has worked as a community developer, waitress, ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, nightclub singer, psychotherapist, clinical social worker and strategic planner. She is one of ten people worldwide named Master Rubenfeld Synergist in the body/mind Rubenfeld Synergy Method®.

Millie has a passion for stimulating people to reach their full potential while remaining sane and healthy. She presents her trainings and keynotes across the United States and internationally.

About the NeuroLeadership Summits

The Summits are designed to bring some of the world's leading neuroscientists and leadership experts together to share what they have discovered and explore new paradigms for developing today's and tomorrow's leaders.

The 2008 Summits were held in Sydney, Australia and New York City in the United States. The 2007 Summit was held in Asolo, Italy and brought together 55 open-minded, high-powered thinkers from many corners of the globe. The hope is to build a better science for leadership by integrating relevant neuroscientific research.

If you missed the summits or would like to review what you learned from these insightful leaders, the keynotes audio recordings are now available for purchase.

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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