ASTD Suncoast February Meeting TOPIC: COMMUICATION FOR TEAM BUILDING - Title: Communicating with Impact Applying Whole Brain Thinking For Improved Results

  • February 21, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Feather Sound Country Club, Sandpiper Room, 2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater



Feather Sound Country Club, Sandpiper Room

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Brian Zaas & Lisa Parker of

Linkage Developing Leaders Worldwide


Communicating with Impact – Applying Whole Brain Thinking For Improved Results

Program Description:

Today's business environment is complex and it's pushing your managers and emerging leaders to become more nimble, adaptable and innovative. Being agile and innovative requires being empathetic, open-minded and connecting with your audience at a deeper level than ever before. To quickly build a leader’s agility, it must start with their thinking style. Learning and understanding the thinking styles of your customers and expanding the thinking styles of your workforce beyond their “regular” preferences may not be a luxury, but a necessity. The application of “Whole Brain® Thinking ” has proven to help individuals at all levels become more productive, leading to heightened levels of employee and team performance.

  • We all have preferences for how we like to think and communicate and often expect others will naturally understand what we say and how we say it. Learn about your own thinking preference at work and learn how to look and listen for clues about your employees and your customers.
  • Using the Whole Brain model construct, we can learn the importance of building and utilizing more diverse teams for improved innovation and execution
  • Knowing your own thinking and communication style matters. Knowing others’ styles matters more. Knowing your style under stress matters most! Being aware of our preferences for thinking helps us build a communication strategy, especially under duress.
  • We are at our best when we are present and are aware of our internal conversations. Learning how to uncover the ‘second conversation’ and bring it out in the open can lead to more powerful conversations.


Lisa Parker is a Principal Consultant with experience in leadership strategy, team building, organizational development and assessments, and innovation process management .Her specialties are building innovation capable organizations, team dynamics & communication, emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, design thinking and change, transition management and the creative process. She has focused on delivering programs for both Fortune 1000 companies and entrepreneurial ventures. She is certified in several assessment tools including the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) and Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument. These and other Linkage assessments give teams a framework to discuss communications and work strategies improving the odds of achieving targeted goals.

Brian Zaas is a Director recognized for developing and delivering client solutions for strategy execution, leadership development and performance management solutions that focus on achieving results, driving growth, leveraging innovation and managing change. With over 22 years of experience in Management Consulting, Leadership Development, Coaching, Training, Innovation, and Process-Driven solutions, Brian consistently demonstrates success revitalizing and transforming management teams to drive increased performance measures - over-delivering on customer promises and quickly achieving or exceeding results.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be sent to  at least 72 hours prior to the event, or be subject to the program fee.



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