The Neuroscience One

Stella Collins MSc FITOL is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Stellar Labs, one of the Brain Ladies and the author of ‘Neuroscience for Learning and Development’. She has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in upskilling and reskilling their people, especially with digital change being so high on the agenda.  

She and her team pragmatically apply principles from neuroscience and psychology to consult, design and build practical performance focused solutions with measurable ROI. She has trained 1,000s of learning professionals in brain friendly principles in more than 20 years in L&D.

Stella is on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our second guest is Ria van Dinteren. Ria is an established author of six books on neuroscience and has finished a masters at the University of Roehampton (UK). Her central themes are leadership, neuroscience, and innovation. She is head editor of TVOO – the “Journal for Development in Organisations” in the Netherlands . Ria conducts masterclasses on using brain techniques. In 2017 she received a lifetime achievement award for her work as an innovator of learning.

Ria is on LinkedIn and her website is

Our third guest is Margie Meacham. Margie is one of the foremost experts in educational neuroscience and artificial intelligence and takes an evidence-based approach to help organizations filter through the noise. She is also an author and her book – Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience – is a really good read.

Margie is the Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo and a recognized leader in the application of neuroscience and artificial intelligence to enhance learning and performance.. She is a recipient of the 100 Most Innovative in Learning award and a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences. She teaches the ATD online course, Essentials of Brain-Based Learning and is a founding member of The Brain Ladies, a consortium of leading experts in applied cognitive science. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter

The 4th of the Brain Ladies – Katelijn Nijsmans – is a neuroscientist in love with the brain and it’s endless possibilities. She conducted fMRI research on the effects of change on the brain at the University of Maastricht. You can find Katelijn via the Brain Ladies website.


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