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Presenting Neuroscience of Coaching (Ari Iny)

  • Episode #9

“Teacher Tom” Hobson introduces Neuroscience of Coaching, a new show on the Mirasee FM podcast network, hosted by Dr. Irena O’Brien. In this bonus episode, Ari Iny explores the “attention network” in our brains — where the secret to focus lies.

Ari Iny is the Director of Growth at Mirasee and co-host of the podcast Course Lab on Mirasee FM.

“Often we’ll get something across our desks that feels urgent, that you feel like, okay, I really need to respond to this as soon as possible … when maybe you don’t.”

— Ari Iny

Ari Iny started at Mirasee in 2014 as the company’s Facebook ad coordinator. Since then, he has grown through working numerous roles in the organization, including head of human resources, mastermind facilitator, partner liaison, and head of strategy for Mirasee’s ACES business acceleration program. Today, he is Mirasee’s Director of Growth and co-host of the podcast Course Lab on Mirasee FM.

Dr. Irena O’Brien teaches coaches and care professionals how to achieve better results for their clients through neuroscience.

She is the founder of Neuroscience School, which helps practitioners understand and apply insights from cutting-edge neuroscience research. She loves seeing her students gain confidence in their ability to evaluate neuroscience findings and use them successfully in their own practices. Her Certificate Program in Neuroscience is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education credit.

Dr. O’Brien has studied neuroscience for 25 years and holds a Ph.D. in the field from the Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQAM), where she did brain-imaging studies. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Language, Mind, and Brain at McGill University.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Irena O’Brien website: The Neuroscience School
Ari’s podcast:

Host: Dr. Irena O’Brien
Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Audio Editor: Marvin del Rosario
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music credits:
Track Title: Sneaker Smeaker
Artist: Avocado Junkie
Writer: Sander Kalmeijer

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist: Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: In This Light
Artist: Sounds Like Sander
Writer: Sander Kalmeijer

Special effects credits:

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To catch the great episodes coming up on Neuroscience of Coaching, please follow us on Mirasee FM’s YouTube channelor your favorite podcast player. And if you enjoyed the show, please leave us a comment or a starred review. It’s the best way to help us get these ideas to more people.


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