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The NeuroLeadership Institute's most beloved legacy coaching program is back face-to-face.

Join an exclusive group of business leaders, professionals, and aspiring coaches on a 3-day immersive experience that will transform your conversations and coaching skills.

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Select one of the opportunities to attend this exclusive in-person experience.

New York City -- Sep 21-23, 2022


  • Registration closes Sept 14, 2022
  • Venue: W Hotel Times Square, New York
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San Jose, California -- Mar 15-17, 2023


  • *Early bird ends Dec 31, 2022
  • Regular Price: $4,500 USD
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"This course is life-altering, it provides such understanding of how the brain is working behind the scenes that it makes sense of, not only the coachee's world view, but mine too"

-Brain-Based Coaching Skills® Participant

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Why face-to-face?

  • A truly immersive experience into our Brain-Based coaching methodology
  • Face-to-face practice with colleagues and peers
  • Build professional lifetime relationships

Upcoming opportunities:

East and West Coast

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Our Facilitators

Meet the professional coaches that will facilitate your learning experience.


Executive Coach and Facilitator

Peter Small

Pete Small is a board-certified executive coach and leadership facilitator with the NeuroLeadership Institute. Trained and certified by the highly acclaimed Coaches Training Institute, NeuroLeadership Institute, and the International Coaching Federation, Pete is a skilled professional with two decades of experience in program design, staff management, and fostering individual and group change.

A former psychologist, Pete holds a Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California Berkley and a Bachelor of Psychology & English from the University of Utah.


Coach and Facilitator

Valerie Trembaly

Valerie Tremblay is a facilitator who spent the first two decades of her career in the HR function for various organizations in industries such as pharmaceuticals, engineering, real estate development, and manufacturing.

In her previous role, Valerie was the Chief Human Resources Officer for a retail organization where she had oversight and responsibility over the entire HR function.

Valerie holds an MBA and is accredited through the International Coach Federation.
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BBCS Brain-Based Conversation Skills® Starts: August 1, 2022

Dates:  August 1-11, 2022
Duration:  2 weeks
Days of Week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
Times:  7:00-10:00pm EST (NYC time). This is the same as 4:00-7:00pm PST (California time)

Week 1:  Mon 1-Aug-22, Tue 2-Aug-22, Wed 3-Aug-22 & Thu 4-Aug-22
Week 2:  Mon 8-Aug-22, Tue 9-Aug-22, Wed 10-Aug-22 & Thu 11-Aug-22

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BBCC Brain-Based Coaching Certificate® Starts: August 22, 2022

Dates:  August 22 - November 9, 2022
Duration:  12 weeks
Days of Week:  Mondays & Wednesdays, unless otherwise specified
Times:  7:00-8:30pm EST (NYC time), unless otherwise specified.  This is the same as 4:00-5:30pm PST (California time)

Week 1:  Mandatory Mon 22-Aug-22 & Wed 24-Aug-22
Week 2:  Mon 29-Aug-22 & Wed 31-Aug-22
Week 3 Holiday Break:  Labor Day (US & Canada)
Week 4:  Mon 12-Sep-22 & Wed 14-Sep-22
Week 5:  Mon 19-Sep-22 & Wed 21-Sep-22
Week 6:  Wed 28-Sep-22 (Rosh Hashanah observed on 26-Sep)
Week 7:  Mon 3-Oct-22 (Yom Kippur observed on 5-Oct)
Week 8:  Mandatory Coaching in Action Session 1:  Wed 12-Oct-22 (5:30-8:30pm EST)
Week 9:  Mon 17-Oct-22 & Wed 19-Oct-22
Week 10:  Mon 24-Oct-22 & Wed 26-Oct-22
Week 11:  Wed 2-Nov-22 (Halloween observed on 31-Oct)
Week 12:  Mon 7-Nov-22 & Mandatory Coaching in Action Session 2:  Wed 9-Nov-22 (5:30-8:30pm EST)

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BBCS Brain-Based Conversation Skills® - In-person Starts: September 21, 2022

Dates:  September 21-23, 2022
Duration:  3 days
Days of Week:  Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
Times:  8:30-5:00pm EST (NYC time).

Mandatory Orientation Call: Thu 15-Sep-22, 6:00-9:00pm EST

Week 1:  Wed 21-Sep-22, Thu 22-Sep-22, & Fri Sep-23-22

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BBCS Brain-Based Conversation Skills® Starts: October 4, 2022

Dates:  October 4-14, 2022
Duration:  2 weeks 
Days of Week:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
Times:  12:00-3:00pm EST (NYC time). This is the same as 9:00-12:00pm PST (California time)

Week 1:  Tue 4-Oct-22, Wed 5-Oct-22, Thu 6-Oct-22, & Fri 7-Oct-22
Week 2:  Tue 11-Oct-22, Wed 12-Oct-22, Thu 13-Oct-22, & Fri 14-Oct-22

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BBCC Brain-Based Coaching Certificate® Starts: October 18, 2022

Dates:  October 18 - December 19, 2022
Duration:  10 weeks
Days of Week:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, unless otherwise specified
Times:  12:00-1:30pm EST (NYC time), unless otherwise specified.  This is the same as 9:00-10:30am PST (California time)

Week 1:  Mandatory Tue 18-Oct-22 & Thu 20-Oct-22
Week 2:  Tue 25-Oct-22 & Thu 27-Oct-22
Week 3:  Tue 1-Nov-22 & Thu 3-Nov-22
Week 4:  Tue 8-Nov-22 & Thu 10-Nov-22
Week 5:  Tue 15-Nov-22 & Thu 17-Nov-22
Week 6:  Mandatory Coaching in Action Session 1:  Tue 22-Nov-22 (12:00-3:00pm EST)
Week 7:  Tue 29-Nov-22 & Thu 1-Dec-22
Week 8:  Tue 6-Dec-22 & Thu 8-Dec-22
Week 9:  Tue 13-Dec-22 & Thu 15-Dec-22
Week 10:  Mandatory Coaching in Action Session 2:  Tue 20-Dec-22 (12:00-3:00pm EST)

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BBCS Brain-Based Conversation Skills® Starts: November 7, 2022

Dates:  November 7-29, 2022
Duration:  4 weeks 
Days of Week:  Mondays & Tuesdays
Times:  6:00-9:00pm EST (NYC time). This is the same as 3:00-6:00pm PST (California time)

Week 1:  Mon 7-Nov-22 & Tue 8-Nov-22
Week 2:  Mon 14-Nov-22 & Tue 15-Nov-22
Week 3:  Mon 21-Nov-22 & Tue 22-Nov-22
Week 4:  Mon 28-Nov-22 & Tue 29-Nov-22


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BBCS Brain-Based Conversation Skills® Starts: December 1, 2022

Dates:  December 1-6, 2022
Duration:  2 weeks
Days of Week:  Thursday, Friday, Monday, & Tuesday
Times:  12:30-3:30pm & 5:00-8:00pm EST (NYC time). This is the same as 9:30-12:30pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST (California time)

Week 1:  Thu 1-Dec-22 & Fri 2-Dec-22
Week 2:  Mon 5-Dec-22 & Tue 6-Dec-22

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What Learners Say

Hear from some of our participants.

Brain Thumb

"This program is exactly what we needed to form our internal coaching program. The model, framework and tools will provide some level of standardization among our coaches, with enough skill-building for our coaches to best use the tools. Our internal coaches are equipped to provide coaching to our high potential or newly promoted leaders."


"With its Brain Based Coaching Certificate program, NLI gives experienced as well as newbie coaches the tools and skills to have more effective, action oriented coaching conversations. The skills taught here are very pragmatic without being transactional. It is the best of both worlds, full of heart but keeping the brain in mind to forward the action. Even just a week later, this program is allowing me to serve my clients better."

Brain Thumb

"The importance of focused attention to learning, effective emotional control, and effective social interaction and the brain work needed to develop the capacity for focused attention because the default for the brain is self-narrative via the default mode network which is the opposite of focused attention."


"This course is life-altering, it provides such understanding of how the brain is working behind the scenes that it makes sense of, not only the coachee's world view but mine too. I would highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to think, act and ask questions more meaningfully."

Brain Thumb

"The potential to generate insights is a very precious and useful skill. It’s worth a lot to transform actions into successful and healthy habits. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of successful executive coaching and change management initiatives. This informative course (NLI models are simple and easy to remember) stretches the brain muscle and gives the right balance of theory and practice for managers, executives, and business coaches."