Faculty Members

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Lyn Page

Lyn Page

Facilitator, Coach, Mentor & Assessor

Lyn Page is a Facilitator, Coach, Mentor & Assessor, at the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI). Ms. Page is also responsible for Managing the Education Training Programmes within NLI EMEA, which involves resource allocation and ensuring all participants have a smooth, rich, and individually focused learning experience. Key features of this role include ensuring NLI’s Brain-Based Coach Training Programmes remain engaging, dynamic, effective, and up to date. This requires thorough knowledge of the materials and content, and ICF requirements, as well as effective communication skills. With more than 25 years’ of experience working in a wide variety of business sectors; financial, regulatory bodies, training, leadership development and start-ups, Ms. Page has successfully managed teams and businesses through acquisition, growth and change. She now supports all levels of leaders and managers to be effective, make sustainable change, and to learn and grow. Ms. Page is a Coach, with around 1,000 coaching hours and over 400 Coach Mentoring hours. She holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coaching Federation, and the European Individual Accreditation (EIA) at Practitioner level credential with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Bret Freeman

Bret Freeman

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

Bret Freeman is an Executive Coach, Master Facilitator, and Keynote Speaker, at the NeuroLeadership Institute. He works with senior leadership teams to help improve cultural transformation in the areas of unconscious bias, inclusion and diversity, growth mindset, change management, and the neuroscience of learning and is passionate about the application of neuroscience to create lasting change in the lives of those with whom he works. Mr. Freeman has more than 25 years’ experience facilitating change and delivering key leadership alignment and development programmes to large corporations across a wide range of industries including, Finance, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Professional Services, Government, and Military organisations in over 20 countries. In addition to extensive study in the field of Behavioural Psychology, he is also a graduate of the Oxford Executive Leadership Programme and holds Certificates in Neuroscience for Business from the MIT Sloan School of Management and in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute. Mr. Freeman is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and recently served  on the UK ICF Board of Directors as the Director of Thought Leadership. He is also a Results Certified Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute, a Certified Master Coach with the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP), a Master Practitioner of NLP, and a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. He is a full member of the British Neuroscience Association and is a frequent speaker at international leadership events. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) through Toastmasters International and has been a featured TEDx speaker and coach at multiple TED events.

Nicola OSullivan

Nicola O'Sullivan

Facilitator, Accessor, Mentor & Coach

Nicola O’Sullivan is a Facilitator, Assessor and Mentor, at the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI). Ms. O’Sullivan qualified as an NLI coach (formally Results Coaching Systems) in 2003 and has trained and supported new NLI Coaches globally since 2011. In addition to her role at NLI, Ms. O’Sullivan has over eighteen years’ experience in the field of Psychology and Further Education. Leading on the quality monitoring processes involved in all aspects of delivery of the curriculum and contributing to the development of learning and teaching initiatives. Ms. O’Sullivan is currently Head of Psychology at a large educational establishment, lecturing Psychology to young adults to help them reach their full potential. Ms. O’Sullivan specialises in coaching in Education and recently expanded this to the Health Care sector, where she is an Assistant Psychologist within the NHS.Ms. O’Sullivan holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), having coached for over sixteen years. Ms. O’Sullivan also has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology (2:1) and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP).


Dr. Maryam Bigdeli

Facilitator, Mentor & Coach

Dr. Maryam Bigdeli is a lead facilitator and an executive coach at NeuroLeadership Institute. Dr. Bigdeli is both a behavioural neuroscientist and a practitioner. She has a 20+ year track record providing facilitation and over 2500 hours of coaching to boards and top teams. She has significant experience in helping organizations optimize communication, culture and leadership through application of Neuroleadership findings. She is also a keynote speaker and contributor to top-ranking business schools such as London Business School.Dr. Bigdeli is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations embrace transformation and reach their full potential by aligning their strategic visions with developmental initiatives. Dr. Bigdeli is bilingual in English and German and till date has impacted numerous leaders and professionals from over 25 countries. She has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience of leadership, an Executive MBA in global leadership and holds a Master certified coach (MCC) from the international coaching federation. Throughout her career, Dr. Bigdeli worked in many industries such as Finance/Banking, Engineering Manufacturing, Gas and Oil, Pharmaceutical, Retail, IT & Telecommunications. Dr. Bigdeli delivery style is energetic, dynamic and enthusiastic. She regularly holds workshops, webinars, and keynotes across the globe. Clients find her engaging, highly experienced and skillful in interacting with audiences.

Marina Gunter

Marina Gunter

Mentor & Executive Coach

Marina Gunter is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Results Certified Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute and a highly valued Mentor.  Marina  holds certifications as a Trainer and Coach in mBTI, Neurozone, Gallup Clifton Strengths, Enneagram, DISCUS, and Lumina methodologies.

With a background rooted in the mathematical sciences, Marina's influence extends far beyond coaching. She has actively shaped national legislation as an ambassador for Business Unity South Africa and through her roles in organisations such as the National Skills Authority, the Board For Further Education and Training, and the Advisory Board for Adult Basic Education in South Africa.

Marina's client portfolio spans various industries, including Technology, Finance, andl Engineering. Her overarching purpose is to lead a conscious and courageous life, igniting greatness in others.



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