In a world where productivity and fulfillment seem elusive, one woman took an unconventional path to unlocking their secrets. From academia to neuroscience, Dr. Britt Andreatta delved deep into the mysteries of the brain, uncovering a remarkable twist that would change everything. From her early days as a university program director to her former role as the Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning), she has continuously pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the field of education. Her latest book, Wired to Become, delves into the fascinating connection between happiness and purpose, offering practical insights for individuals seeking fulfillment in their work. As an esteemed author, speaker, and consultant, Dr. Andreatta's brain-based training methods have revolutionized the way companies and individuals approach productivity and personal growth. Get ready to be inspired as Dr. Andreatta shares her wealth of knowledge and experience on leveraging brain science for enhanced productivity.
[03:05] Britt’s journey to her current role
[05:58] The difference between happiness and purpose
[09:40] Finding meaning in work
[13:15] Common paradoxes about meaning
[17:01] How to thrive through change
[18:35] The benefits of mindfulness
[20:18] Hacks for mindfulness
[22:24] Fulfilling your potential
[25:06] How managers can create more meaning for their employees
[33:28] Lightning round questions
“All great leaders are great learners.” – Dr. Britt Andreatta
“When people are really hooked into their purpose, one of the challenges is boundary management.” – Dr. Britt Andreatta
“Change at work oftentimes triggers a lot of our survival or reactionary responses because it messes with our world.” – Dr. Britt Andreatta
What book has greatly influenced you?
- Books by Raj Sisodia, Brené Brown, Amy Edmondson, and Richard Davidson
What is your favorite inspiring quote or saying?
- “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world, in fact it is the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)
What is one word or moniker you would use to describe yourself?
What is one change you've implemented that made your life better?
- I started using PowerPoint for all of my thinking.
What power song would you want playing as you walk out onto a stage?
- “Girl of Fire” by Alicia Keys
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who uses her background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and education to create science-based solutions for today's workplace challenges. Britt is the former CLO for Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) and has over 10 million views worldwide of her online courses. She regularly consults with organizations on leadership development and learning strategy. Britt is the author of several books on the brain science of success including Wired to Grow, Wired to Resist, and Wired to Connect. In 2022, she was named a Top 10 Influencer in Learning. In 2021, she was a Top 20 Learning Influencer and a Top 20 HR Influencer for Leadership Development.